Raymond Johnson from NEW CONCORD, OH United States
This Old Tme Radio program is a spin off from the Comic Strip by Bob Montana. I think the idea was to gather a teen audience, and is goofy family fun; with Riverdale on the CW, younger viewers might be intersted in listening to this to see where it all began. It is also surprisingly breaks the fourth wall, as Archie accuses Jughead of always cracking wise as if he were on a radio show. I do believe that was well ahead of its time.
As as early sit-com, Archie often gets into and out of outlandish situations such as buying an elephant for five dollars, having his mother think he is mentally troubled due to the "Jive" talk he picks up from Jughead.
The really great thing is is how pure the sound is on the mp3's. I have a big collection of OTR Programs, and as good as they are they are still scratchy and pop. These programs sound like they were produced today. They are really clean, crisp, and pure. There is clearly a lot of work that has gone into restoring them.
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Cornball but fun
June 20, 2013
andy wood from west yorkshire, ENGLAND United Kingdom
It's an adolescent comedy, much the same as The Alridge Family (also available from Radio Archives). Yeah, the humour is pretty cornball and sometimes makes you groan - but it's nonetheless great fun and the sound quality is pretty much perfect!