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Also try RadioArchives.cc - they need more contributions. But off-air caps only please. Chris B.

--- On Wed, 10/4/13, Martin Fisher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Martin Fisher <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] old thread -- War of the Worlds
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Wednesday, 10 April, 2013, 18:09
> First Generation Radio Archives (now
> http://www.radioarchives.com/ ) used to be a good
> alternative although many of the available recordings still
> suffered from NR anomalies.  Once upon a time there
> were MANY, MANY unique and obscure recordings offered on a
> pay per loan type of service.  Since then it's
> deteriorated to box sets of fairly common stuff with a few
> exceptions.
> 
> They also had regular auctions of some of the original
> source material with label pictures at affordable
> minimums.  Sadly the graphics and the low minimums have
> since gone the way of Tara in the Old South.  
> 
> Martin 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
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> On Behalf Of Tom Fine
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:33 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] old thread -- War of the Worlds
> 
> There is a guy in the DC area, last name Ellis, sells
> better-sounding OTR. He may be only selling
> MP3 nowadays but at one time he'd sell WAV too. I'm sorry to
> be vague, I forgot his first name and contact details. He
> was the only source I ever found to get all of the Edward R.
> Murrow "Hear It Now" programs from 1950-51. That is my
> favorite non-fiction OTR show, groundbreaking in many ways,
> a touchstone for electronic journalism.
> 
> When I was a kid, I used to seek out OTR "nostalgia" shows
> on the radio, and sent plenty of paper-route money to David
> Goldin's Radio Yesteryear. But as an adult, I have limited
> interest in the old drama and other fiction shows. "Dragnet"
> and "Suspense" are OK for background noise when repairing
> something in the workshop or the like, but usually I choose
> music instead.
> 
> Of great interest still are "news and actuality" broadcasts.
> Goldin used to have some really neat various snippets of
> live events coverage that haven't been offered since. I
> should have bought more of his custom-made half-track reels,
> but those were $$$$$.
> 
> -- Tom Fine
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Randy Watts" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] old thread -- War of the Worlds
> 
> 
> > Trying to find old radio broadcasts like these in
> decent condition is a pretty good trick these 
> > days. I'm convinced most old radio shows on the web
> originate from twenty-five year old cassettes 
> > that were high-speed duplicated on cheap tape and were
> generally a dozen generations removed from 
> > the original. These cassettes are transferred into a
> computer using an old Radio Shack dubbing 
> > deck and "restored" by guys who figure that if a little
> hiss reduction is good, then lots and lots 
> > of it is even better. The final result is then
> compressed to the lowest bit rate MP3 possible and 
> > posted online. And if the results are nearly
> unlistenable, well, one website once made the claim 
> > that it was old radio. It wasn't supposed to sound
> good.
> >
> > Randy
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> > On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 10:06 AM CDT Tom Fine wrote:
> >
> >>I think I captured those web pages. Did that website
> also contain a listing of the Campbell's Soup 
> >>Hour broadcasts with many of the same people?
> >>
> >>Mercury Theatre On The Air is my favorite fiction
> OTR series. I've managed to collect up most of 
> >>the episodes in decent audio quality.
> > 
>