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Watching the Radio

Old Time Radio on Television?

If you are in the service area of Bresnan Cable (Billings, Montana), tune in to "Watching the Radio" on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights on Community Access, Channel 7. Every week you will be treated to a 30 minute radio program originally broadcast during radio's Golden Age of the 1930s through the 1960s.

Why play radio on television?

Back in the days before television, people did many things while listening to their radios, just as they do today. However, the one activity that many remember from those days is simply looking at the beautiful old radio while the pictures in their minds took them through the worlds of comedy, drama, and variety.

As most of us don't have an old radio to look at, let alone receive programs through, "Watching the Radio" gives viewers/listeners the chance to experience the pastime of listening to radio programs while looking at the old radio.

Special Note to OTR Collectors

The Old Time Radio programs presented here have been digitally edited to fit into the television time slot available. This may include the removal of original material and the adjustment of the play-time tempo. While this should not detract from your listening enjoyment, the programs should not be redistributed in this edited form.

WTR goes off the air

December 2016

All good things come to an end. After over a dozen years and over 700 shows produced, I decided that it was time to bring things to a close. I haven't lost interest in OTR but I am realigning some priorities in life and Watching the Radio did not make the cut. It's been a great experience and through the program I've met lots of great people but it's time to move on and concentrate on other endeavors.