Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Crime Club (1946 - 47)

Crime Club was a suspenseful detective radio program that originally in the 1930's was released as books. In 1946 the mutual broadcasting system decided to release it into half hour episodes. Even though this show did not have a long run in radio. I find it to be very entertaining, and good quality radio program.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Mysterious Traveler (1943 -52)

"This is the Mysterious Traveler, inviting you to join me on another journey into the strange and terrifying. I hope you will enjoy the trip, that it will thrill you a little and chill you a little. So settle back, get a good grip on your nerves and be comfortable—if you can!"

The Mysterious Traveler was an anthology radio series, a magazine and a comic book. All three featured stories which ran the gamut from fantasy and science fiction to straight crime dramas of mystery and suspense.

The show featured shows ranging from science fiction, fantasy, horror, to crime drama. Mysterious Traveler had no sponsor through the entire run of the series. Written and directed by Robert Arthur and David Kogan, the radio series began on the Mutual Broadcasting System, December 5, 1943 and ran until September 16, 1952.

Only 75 of the original 370 Mysterious Traveler episodes still exist. The popularity of the series spawned other supernatural shows, such as The Sealed Book. With scripts by a Mysterious Traveler writer and Tarplin as host-narrator, The Strange Dr. Weird was a nearly identical program.

This is personally my favorite show. I have not found an episode that i don't like. The Mysterious Traveler loves leaving you at the edge of your seat. Its filled with twists and turns that will make your bones shiver. I high recommend this show!!

reference:www.wikipedia.com: OTRCAT www.otrcat.com



Saturday, May 28, 2011

site under major construction

this holiday weekend planetyesteryear.com
is under major construction, expect to see new things
in the near future!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Domain Name!!

Today Planet Yesteryear registered the domain name of

Check back tommorow for our first Friday Night Feature!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gangbusters (1935 - 1957)

Originally known as "G-men" with Chevrolet as its sponsor.
Gangbusters was known to be one of the best-remembered of all the police shows. Lasting from 1935 until 1957. This show gave your mind an action packed 30 minute adventure.

Already in the radio scene it was Mr Phillip H Lord who's idea it was to use actual crime cases. Cases about real criminals, cops and the FBI. Mr Lord went right to Washington, and got the tacit approval of J. Edgar Hoover himself to develop a show that used only closed cases (thus getting a good outcome) and had a solid law-enforcement slant.  The pace was fast, the action was real and sometimes violent, the crimes and criminals were acted doing what was written about in the papers.

Personally I find this show to be one of my favorite crime/detective shows. The sound effects are in your face, the quality of the actors are top notch. If you are into action packed goodness i highly recommend GANGBUSTERS.

reference:www.wikipedia.com: OTRCAT www.otrcat.com

Gangbusters: Chicago Tunnel Gang


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Welcome To Planet Yesteryear

Imagine a time where there was no television, video games, or the internet.
But what you did have was your family radio and your imagination. An escape
from your daily life even if it was just for a half hour. Whether you were
sitting laughing at your favorite comedy show, or curled up in fear listening
to your favorite mystery. Years ago radio was the #1 source for entertainment.
Even though the golden age of radio took place many years ago. People all
around the world today are still loving it.

Planet Yesteryear is a site dedicated to keeping the spirit of OLD TIME RADIO alive.
Remembering all the radio shows of the golden age.

You have just arrived to Planet Yesteryear. Sit back, relax, and stay for a while.