Here are some more pics from NYC some amazing radios....
So I'm here in NYC for work and I got the afternoon off and headed down to West 25th Street to this great Antique Mall called Showplace Antique Center. In this center is a tiny store called Waves L.L.C. It has a wonderful assortment of classic radios, microphones, phonographs, Old TV etc... But the great old radios are amazing all original and so many different great models. Check these out....
So if your in New York City and want to see some really great old radios head down Showplace Antique Center @ 40 w 25th street NY NY 10010 11-5 wed-sun.
I listen to OTR in many different ways and usually use the form that's the most convenient where happen to be, but my favorite way is listening to an on-line station called ABN- the Antioch Broadcasting Network. ABN is an actual licensed AM radio station in Antioch IL (somewhere between Chicago and Milwaukee near the Wisconsin boarder) even though it does broadcast it does so at very low 100mW power; which means if you live more than a mile from the station you're probably not going to receive the transmission. The station is broadcast on-line and has a small 1500 listener capacity. What I love about this station is its format. ABN motto is "Playing Today's date in history when Available!" so many of the shows originally aired "today" 50, 60, 70 years ago. So for example if it's near Christmas time you'll hear all sorts of great holiday shows. They also keep pretty similar schedule of types of shows, so a mystery block or a comedy block play everyday at certain times making it easy to catch your favorites. I listen to it on my internet radio but they have this awesome download on their site that lets you rebroadcast from your computer to an AM/FM radio in your home. I think it would be amazing to transmit and listen through an antique radio (much like the one pictured above!!!)
If your looking for a great way to listen to OTR it's on your Roku player on your television. Roku has dozens of music channels available on its player and several player OTR content.... a few dedicated only to OTR.
I listen to a channel called Old Time Radio USA it streams from the internet and plays a great selection of OTR shows 24/7. Another choice is LIVE 365 it has hundreds of stations playing all kinds of music and talk radio. There are a dozen or more OTR choices that play shows from different areas like all comedy shows or all detective shows or only thrillers...it also has channels dedicated to specific shows like the "Fibber and Gildy" a station that plays only The Great Gildersleeve and Fibber McGee and Molly shows.
If you have a Roku player and want to check these out go to "Streaming Channels" under "Music" and search for the channels or you can sign in on your computer to your Roku accountant see what available. Its a fun new way to listen.