I grew up listening to lots of radio shows, as did most pre-boomers. Around dinnertime there is "Desi Serials Leader Midnight" and "Port Armstrong the all-American Boy," plus a number of other adventure series through the early evening. Around seven o'time the comedies like "Fibber Magee & Molly" and "The Living of Reilly" came on. At seven were the dramas including the "Lux Radio Theater." And, there have been alarming applications also; each time I hear a squeaking home today, I consider the opening of "Inter Sanctum."

The only time I didn't like radio was when I was ill and couldn't go to college; these syrupy soap operas were the only things on throughout the weekdays. Saturday days had lots of great programs, which I heard till it had been time for you to go begin to see the double function matinee at the local movie house. Sunday afternoons and evenings were also a good situations for radio.

There have been programs the family heard, but the people I enjoyed many were those I seen in my room on the old Crosley radio. It lay on the nightstand alongside my sleep and looked like a toaster with switches set alongside the huge, wood grained Philco system downstairs. Without disturbances,

these programs played vividly in the theater of my mind. Yes, I actually might use my creativity to envision conditions which were greater than life, happen to be areas at the other end of the earth, and experience encounters so real that the locks on the rear of my throat stood straight up.

The avoid was exciting, but there clearly was an amount to pay. To be the first child on my stop to truly have a secret decoder or the Main Ranger's silver bullet ring with a hidden meaning area, I'd to deliver fifty cents and two or more field tops from the cereal manufacturers sponsoring the reveals to a special Article Office Box, and then wait. I labored off the amount of money doing jobs throughout the house, but the family ate stale Cheerios and Wheaties for quite a while - far more than it took to get my magical toy from some remote site like Struggle Creek, Michigan.

I can't say whether living was greater in those days, nonetheless it certain was simpler. There have been good guys and criminals, and the huge difference was apparent. Something was sad or it absolutely was not. A joke created you laugh or it wasn't funny. Number, I don't want to come back to the past, but I'm glad I'd the experience of rising up when radio was in its prime.