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WHAT'S NEW...?

NOSTALGIA DIGEST CELEBRATES HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST YEAR
The Spring 2014 issue of Nostalgia Digest is back from the printer, and we're celebrating two big anniversaries! First, there's a cover story about a special year (75 years ago) that gave us Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Ninotchka, and many, many more of the most legendary films of all time. In addition, this year marks the 40th anniversary of Nostalgia Digest, and we continue our year-long salute to the four decades of this publication! And of course, each issue contains a variety of articles about the "Golden Age" of entertainment--and a complete three-month schedule for our two weekly radio shows, Those Were the Days and Radio's Golden Age!

To get a subscription--for yourself or as a gift--click here!

55 YEARS IN ONE HOUR

At the beginning of 2012, in response to many requests, the Nostalgia Digest Podcast made its debut at this site! 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 and our new April Podcast is devoted to a good friend of Nostalgia Digest and Those Were the Days: Our longtime announcer Ken Alexander. As he prepares to celebrate the 55th anniversary of his radio debut, we sat down with Ken for a career-spanning conversation, as he recalled the path that took him from the West Side of Chicago to the Western suburbs of Chicago, with some notable stops at three legendary stations. To download the April 2014 Podcast or to get our past Podcasts, click here or check us out at iTunes.

And if you missed our early Podcasts, we've put the first 12 (from 2012) available as mp3 files on a single compact disc including our very first Podcast with Digest founder Chuck Schaden, our conversations with Rich "Svengoolie" Koz and Museum of Broadcast Communications president Bruce Dumont, and others devoted to people, performers, topics and shows that we've featured within the pages of Nostalgia Digest--including Eve Arden, Abbott and Costello, Vic and Sade, Gunsmoke, Sam Spade, Nero Wolfe and much more!

To get our Nostalgia Digest Podcast: 2012 CD, click here.

LIBRARY BOOK-INGS

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 2014 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. (And if you'd like to book Steve Darnall to give a presentation to your group, click here).

A "FACE" FOR RADIO
If you're a member of the Facebook community, we invite you to join our Nostalgia Digest Facebook group. It's a chance to meet some like-minded listeners and get news, information, and pictures pertaining to Nostalgia Digest and our various radio shows Those Were the Days and Radio's Golden Age. We're at 1,100-plus members and counting, so you'll be in good company!