You guys are really great! I don't know your source but you have programs that I have heard about that no one else has!
I am quite young, but OTR was a very important part of my growing up. I was only five, but I remember the last shows of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, and Suspense! After that some of the stations played reruns. That faded away until KNX began airing shows every night...
Other stations also aired OTR, such as KPCC and KOGO in San Diego.
In 1979 I joined the US Army after I bombed out in college and dropped out. I did Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Someone snuck a radio in the barracks and we could hear OTR from KMOX in St. Louis. Most of the guys in my company really liked it.
After this, I went to Music School in Virginia. There was a record store in Norfolk that had all kinds of OTR on LPs. I probably bought five or six records each payday.
Then I went to Germany. I was stationed in Berlin and we got OTR every WEEKNIGHT there... not on weekends - it was pretty good. In the mess hall and other places where soldiers congregated you could hear quotes of the old shows peppering every conversation.
The Whistler was everyone's favorite show. We knew the shows were from before many of us were born, but that didn't matter. It was all new to us.
We often heard shows I never heard since that time, such as Arch Oboler's Plays. My favorite episode was one called "Him or Me." I taped it but I lost it somewhere in one of my moves.
Well, I left the Army, finally graduated from college and also earned a Master's degree. Then I tood a job in Indonesia. I began buying many of the shows I would have recorded, had I been home in Southern California, listening to KNX or KPCC.