Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows....Review & Giveaway!

I have such a great coffee table book to share with you today.  The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows book is out now and is completely fascinating.  Here is the scoop...
Revisit radio’s golden age with this classic compilation! The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows is a compendium of the top radio shows from the golden age of Hollywood. This book is chock-full of fascinating facts
and behind-the- scenes information about the best shows from every era, including the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. You’ll learn tantalizing tidbits about the shows and performers who made them famous. Includes comedies, Westerns, dramas, variety shows, mysteries
and suspense, sci-fi  and superheroes. Settle into your easy chair and get ready to revisit the golden oldies, including The Roy Rogers Show, The War of the Worlds, The Bob Hope Show, The Shadow, and much more. Each shows has its own dedicated spread. Three
audio CDs stored in a permanent enclosure in the back of the book features 6 radio shows, one from each genre, and additional shows are available for free download!



About the authors: Carl Amari is an actor, producer, and syndicated radio host. He
has spent 30+ years archiving and licensing over 100,000 original radio programs from networks and the estates of the creators. A 7-time Audie Award- winner and published author, Amari is the host and producer of the nationally syndicated radio shows Hollywood
360 and The WGN Radio Theatre. He also produces the nationally syndicated radio series The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, hosted by Stacy Keach, and Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories, hosted by Malcolm McDowell. Amari also writes a monthly syndicated column, "Radio
360," in ReMIND magazine. 




Martin Grams Jr. is the author and co-author of over 20 books about old-time radio and retro television. A winner of numerous awards including the Ray Stanich Award and the Rondo
Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Book of the Year, Martin frequently contributes to magazines including the Illustrated Press, Nostalgia Digest, and SPERDVAC's Radiogram. Among his publications are The Shadow: The History and Mystery of the Radio Program,
1930-1954, The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic, and The Green Hornet: A History of Radio, Motion-Picture, Comics, and Television. He currently lives in Airville, Pennsylvani
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My Thoughts:  As I said, this book would make a great coffee table book. It has all the elements you need.....interesting information and tons of pictures.  Radio shows pre-dates me but I definitely have memories of my parents and grandparents talking about favorite shows like Suspense.....

and The Roy Rogers Show...

























Flipping through the pages of this book is like stepping back in history and soaking up the entertainment of the times.  Each of the 100 shows featured gets 2 pages that include a cast list, air dates, plenty of pictures and lots of inside information.  It is full of interesting information and would make a wonderful and thoughtful gift for any entertainment buff.  It even includes 3 CD's and 72 free downloads so you can listen to the shows you read about!  You can pick up your copy today on Amazon...


Win It!  I am thrilled to tell you that one lucky Reviewed by Mom follower will win a copy of The Top 100 Classic Radio Shows! Thank you very much to the sponsor and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

59 comments:

John Smith said...

"Leave a comment below telling me if you have a favorite radio show or one you are excited to learn more about." When I was little, I enjoyed listening to Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks on a record!

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rubynreba said...

My Uncle Emil always enjoyed Bob Hope and I would love to learn more about this.

Samantha Martin said...

My father is the one who really loves these. He talks about the first time he heard radio program. It was at a cousins house.

Edye Nicole said...

I like sirus XM radio!

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Abigail Gibson said...

I enjoyed listening to the Twilight zone on the radio with my grnadfather.

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desitheblonde said...

we used to listen as kid the western on the radio

Steph said...

I used to listen to A Prairie Home Companion.

Leela said...

Anything with Bob Hope would be fun.

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

The Roy Rogers Show is a good one!

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

I honestly don't know that much about radio shows! It's always fun when watching A Christmas Story to see the radio show scenes. :)

Marty C. said...

I've been a huge OTR fan since I was a kid! My favorite is 'The Great Gildersleeve.'

dn6511 said...

Burns and Allen

Susan Smoaks said...

i love the taylor strecker show and jenny mccarthy show.

WhichWriterWitch said...

I loved Burns and Allen. Back in the 90s I had a radio that only picked up am radio and one of the local stations played old radio shows was really cool.

Barb Miller said...

The Jack Benny show is fun to listen to! barb_miller at usa dot com

chrissybum said...

Burns & Allen or the Jack Benny Show are one that come to mind. I listened to these as a kid with my parents.

Charlene S. said...

The War of the Worlds, my fave.

Shelley P said...

The Shadow was a good radio series :)

Kristie said...

I love Amos and Andy!! It is great! And so funny!! We have cassette tapes and I love hearing the commercials too! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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Annmarie Weeks said...

I always thought it would have been great sitting around the radio with the family! Especially listening to The Lone Ranger!

shirley said...

The War of the Worlds is one I know I would love to listen to.

Connie Tillman said...

I have never listned to a old time radio shows - but I do like old time tv. I woudl say that I would probably love Roy ROdgers or Lone Ranger

Sue Hull said...

We used to watch I Love Lucy and Laverne & Shirley.I'd like to learn about shows that were on the radio.That was before my time.Looks like an interesting book.Thank you for the chance ☺
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Helen Bush said...

The only radio show I remember was war of the worlds where people really thought aliens were invading

Phil Oakley said...

I drive for a living and a great way I have found to pass the time is to listen to the old radio shows. It's a wonderful experience and I would love to have the book to learn more about them...

Gabrielly said...

The Jack Benny show is fun.

Anonymous said...

Paul Harvey!

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Sunnie said...

I sure dont have a favorite, I would have liked the westerns I think .

brendaelsner said...

I used to listen to Paul Harvey all the time.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I don't have any faves, but I'd like to hear what my parents probably listened to "back in the day". Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

Pat said...

My husband would like Bob Hope.

Sue Hull said...

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Anita Jude said...

I would love to learn and read about it

Angie Ford said...

I like the Rush Limbaugh show!

Andi McDonald said...

I would actually love this for my grandma. She is housebound and finding books she likes to read or hasn't already read is tough. I think she would love this one. I'm going to add it to my list even if I don't win!

Linda Bradshaw said...

We loved the The Abbott and Costello Show and The Red Skelton show.

Trisha McKee said...

I am interested in learning more about the suspense shows. Twilight Zone show as an example.

Buddy Garrett said...

I am interested in learning more about The Shadow.

Amber cheras said...

I would like to learn more about the shadow

Julie Waldron said...

They were before my time but I remember my mom talking about The Shadow. My daughter would love this book.

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Lauryn Rescoe said...

I am excited to learn about them all! I do not have a favorite, radio shows are a little before my time. But this would be such an interesting book to have, definitely the perfect coffee table book! :)

https://twogalsandabook.com/ said...

I love old radio shows! My favorite is probably The Jack Benny Program, but I also really enjoy Sherlock Holmes, The Green Hornet, and more than I can even list, actually. I like them all, and I really hope I win this contest! The only place I can listen to these old shows in on a fuzzy AM radio station that usually doesn't even come in, haha. :-)

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Richard Brandt said...

My favorite old-time radio show was Burns and Allen. My favorite new-time radio show is This American Life.

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Living in Alaska said...

Burns and Allen. Classic

Jan Lee said...

I'd love to read this book as my parents talked about alot of these old radio shows :)

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Jerry Marquardt said...

The best show I see on this is the Burns and Allen Show.

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lkw1974 said...

Paul Harvey was my favorite

Philip Lawrence said...

I am excited about learning more about my favorite old show called "The Shadow".

jeanette sheets said...

the twilight zone