Old Time Radio Club meeting

Norman Schickedanz

OTR (old time radio) fans will meet Tuesday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. in SaddleBrooke. They will listen to The National Barn Dance from August 22, 1942. Heard in the broadcast are Joe Kelly, Billy Murray, the Hoosier Hot Shots, Pat Buttram, Lulubelle and Scotty, Eddie Peabody and the Dinning Sisters. The National Barn Dance had one of the longest runs in radio, playing from 1924 to 1970.

Club members come from SaddleBrooke, Oro Valley and Tucson. They listen to OTR shows and share interests, experiences and enjoyment in radio programs from the 1930s to 1950s. In recent months members have listened to the Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen Show with Mae West from 1937, the Screen Guild Theater’s version of The Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre in 1943, The Kraft Music Hall starring Bing Crosby from 1945 and The Home Front – 1944.

Meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month in a home. If you are interested in attending call Norm Schickedanz at 818-7817 for more information and  directions.