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    Old tv shows on the radio

    I hear some AM stations running old tv shows on the radio, and Sirius also has a station with these old shows. How many people would be listening to an AM station playing a tv show from the 1940s or 1950s? I can listen to Sirius, because there's no static.

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    Are you sure these are old TV shows and not pre-TV radio drama? Some of those old radio shows later became TV shows.

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    I love Christmas time when many Iheart talk stations play old shows like "George and Gracie save Christmas" they were made for the radio and later adapted to television.

    If you're in to baseball you gotta bring up "Classic Baseball on the Radio" on YouTube. Hours of enjoyment as I wait for next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTalkradio1 View Post
    How many people would be listening to an AM station playing a tv show from the 1940s or 1950s? I can listen to Sirius, because there's no static.
    People that live in an area with lots of trees, Sirius drops out so much for me, worse than AM. Sirius is not the solution for all of the US.

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    When 'Gunsmoke' used to be both a radio and TV series, they used to try out the TV scripts as a radio production first. I remember someone saying that the only script they couldn't translate to TV was one where the entire town was flooded. Shades of the Stan Freeberg radio PSA :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by K6JHU View Post
    When 'Gunsmoke' used to be both a radio and TV series, they used to try out the TV scripts as a radio production first. I remember someone saying that the only script they couldn't translate to TV was one where the entire town was flooded. Shades of the Stan Freeberg radio PSA :-)
    The star of the radio series didn't "translate" to TV either.
    We have to save the Earth! It's the only planet with football and beer.

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    I forgot that they were radio shows first, but aren't these radio stations worried about ratings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTalkradio1 View Post
    I forgot that they were radio shows first, but aren't these radio stations worried about ratings?
    Maybe some more information would help: Which stations are we talking about, and on what day and at what time?

    I ask because the stations I'm familiar with usually run this kind of thing Sunday nights, when ratings are not too important.

    I also know of several non-commercial stations that run old time radio shows, and they're not worried about ratings.

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    This is perhaps merely an 'aside' to this thread, but .....

    The wifester and I listen to Oldies internet stations nowadays. There is a gal named DJ_DI on Good Time Oldies who puts in a :10 or :15 segment of the Hardy Boys or an Annette show.

    Now -- up front -- I was never a fan of talk on the radio. I want my mP3's!!!
    But I am amazed at the clarity and the microphone technique effect they cultured for those old time shows. The shows sometimes are duller than listening to paint dry, but the sonics were terrific. You can understand everything that any character said.

    Considering today's commercials (radio or TV) that coherence is a lost art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Maybe some more information would help: Which stations are we talking about, and on what day and at what time?

    I ask because the stations I'm familiar with usually run this kind of thing Sunday nights, when ratings are not too important.

    I also know of several non-commercial stations that run old time radio shows, and they're not worried about ratings.
    It's actually a Canadian station AM900 CHML, and the shows play 7 nights a week.

    https://globalnews.ca/hamilton/progr...shows-900chml/

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