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THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to mail or e-mail us with the names of your favorite old-time radio series during the months of November and December. We've read through the list of the top shows on the January 26 Those Were the Days but we'll feature tangible examples from the top vote-getters on our 43rd Anniversary Broadcast in April. In the meantime, you can see our listeners' picks for the Top 25 shows (and how these results compare to previous TWTD surveys) by visiting the section of this website!
THE NOSTALGIA DIGEST PODCAST TURNS ONE!
In response to many requests, 2012 saw us bring a new feature to our website: the Nostalgia Digest Podcast! Devoted to people, performers, topics and shows that have been featured in the pages of Nostalgia Digest magazine, the Nostalgia Digest podcast lets you take the fun and memories of the Digest anywhere you go!
The April 2013 Podcast is devoted to the man with the action-packed expense account...Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar! To download the April 2013 Podcast, click here. (And don't forget: the Nostalgia Digest Podcast is now available through iTunes as well!)
SPRING IS HERE, SPRING IS HERE...
Well, you might not know Spring is coming if you looked out the window, but the Spring 2013 issue of Nostalgia Digest is back from the printer and ready to welcome the change in seasons! A subscription to Nostalgia Digest is a thoughtful year-round gift for a friend, a loved one...or for you! You can subscribe to Nostalgia Digest (for yourself or as a gift) by clicking here.
Over the last year, thousands of old-time radio fans have turned out to hear Nostalgia Digest publisher and Those Were the Days host Steve Darnall talk about the Golden Age of Radio, sharing some stories and sound clips from some of the era's most memorable stars and shows! We have several such events planned for 2013 and we'll be listing them here and talking about them on our radio show. Hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods before too long.
Here's a brief rundown of our upcoming public appearances:
Thursday, May 30, 7:00 pm: Radio and the Great American Songbook, Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 Raymond Avenue,
Wednesday, June 5, 1:30 pm: A Beginner's Guide to the Golden Age of Radio, 1041A Ridge Road, Wilmette
Tuesday, June 18, 3:00 pm: Beginner's Guide, Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood
Thursday, June 20, 1:30 pm: Beginner's Guide, South Holland Public Library, 16250 Wausau Avenue, South Holland NOTE: This presentation is rescheduled from a previous date.
Stay tuned--there will be more to come! (And if you'd like to book Steve Darnall to give a presentation to your group, click here).
A "FACE" FOR RADIO
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