Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Old Time Radio Totally Gone From 91.7 WVXU

A review of 91.7 WVXU schedule shows that both the nightly and weekly shows of old time radio programs have been replaced. This is a disappointing occurrence. I understand how some people don't like history, but these radio programs are a window to what it was like to live in the 1940's and 1950's, before television. The value to knowing the past, first hand, is the core of understanding history.

I hope WVXU will have some special events, where it plays some old radio, especially the re-aring of some of the big news events, like the end of WWII or D-Day.

The shows they have added as replacements sound good, especially the LA Theatre Works, which has modern day radio theatre. If you are going to replace old time radio drama with something, this sounds like the a positive way to do it. It keeps the art form alive.


  1. You'd think they could still dedicate an hour on early morning weekends to the old stuff.
    I worked alone on 3rd shift for some time & WVXU with old radio theater, alternative/college music & WAIF with Art Damage & Weird Trips & such was great.
    Are any local theater groups doing anything on local radio? Dunno what's going on with WAIF these days. Media Bridges has a station now, too.

  2. WMKV 89.3 still plays old time radio, they have shows from 11am-noon & 7-8pm on weekdays, and an entire 3-4hr Saturday night show called The Big Broadcast. The WMKV shows are done much better than the syndicated WVXU shows by the way-better shows, better hosting.


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