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Old Time Radio: Ten Most Popular Shows

Old time radio, also known as vintage radio or classic radio, still has a dedicated following today. Although it may not be as popular as it once was in its prime, many people continue to enjoy listening to old time radio shows for their nostalgic appeal, humor, and storytelling. Some enthusiasts even collect vintage radio shows and equipment as a hobby. However, the popularity of old time radio varies depending on the region and age group. Old time radio has produced many popular shows over the years, some of the most well-known and widely-loved include: " The Adventures of Superman " - A radio serial that followed the adventures of the iconic comic book superhero, Superman, as he battles crime and protects the citizens of Metropolis. " The Lone Ranger " - A western-themed radio serial that follows the adventures of a masked lawman and his faithful Native American companion, Tonto, as they bring justice to the American frontier. " The Jack Benny Program "

October 14, 1934: Premiere of Lux Radio Theater

  October 14, 1934: On this day the NBC Blue Network aired for the first time the  Folks Had Clean Hands series, and this day also marked the debut of The Lux Radio Theater , which lasted for the next 21 years. Almost every famous Hollywood star would eventually take part in the program. Lux Radio Theater  created a favorite dramatic series based on Broadway plays and Hollywood films. Before adapting films for the show, Lux Radio Theater adapted the stories of Broadway shows for two seasons. The program was presented live at the studio and achieved high ratings. The program lasted for 20 years and changed into a TV program in 1950. Lux Radio Theater featured many various stage of movie stars. They payed the actors handsomely, a rate of $5,000 for every show they starred in. The program started adapting films in 1936 when sponsor the Lever Brothers (who made Lux soap and detergent) moved the show from New York City to Hollywood.