The golden days of radio

Entertainment in 1942 meant radio and most of the shows had elaborate introductions. Here are two. Look for one of them in Crossing the Moss Line.


"Hi-Yo, Silver! A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty ‘Hi-Yo Silver'... The Lone Ranger! With his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early Western United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. From out of the past come the thundering hoof-beats of the great horse Silver. The Lone Ranger rides again!"


“As a bullet seeks it’s target, shining rails in every part of our great country are aimed at Grand Central Station, heart of the nation’s greatest city. Drawn by the magnetic force of the fantastic metropolis, day and night great trains rush toward the Hudson River, sweep down its eastern bank for 140 miles, flash briefly by the long red row of tenement houses south of 125th Street, dive with a roar into the two-and-a-half miles tunnel which burrows beneath the glitter and swank of Park Avenue and then…Grant Central Station! Crossroads of a million private lives. Gigantic stage on which are played a thousand dramas daily.”

 Philco PT 6


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1. Jim Freeman | March 15, 2016 at 04:59 PM EDT

Now, that's a radio!

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