Happy Valentines Day from OTRCAT.com! To celebrate the day of love we are offering free downloads of Valentine-theme and love-theme shows below.
Though the original Saint Valentine (there may have been numerous Saint Valentines) had no specific connection to romantic love, Valentine's Day became associated with love as early as the Middle Ages perhaps with a poem penned by Geoffrey Chaucer. Valentine's Day is also mentioned in William Shakespeare's Hamlet:
Tomorrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Sending hand written letters and cards became in fashion in the Victorian Age and much of the common Valentine iconography such as cupid and doves were mass produced during this time. Today an estimated 1 billion Valentines are sent every year between lovebirds as well as friends and family.
Many comedy radio shows featured a Valentine's Day show to celebrate the day of love. The comedy old time radio shows, Our Miss Brooks features Connie looking for love from the clueless Mr. Boyton.
We've included Sammy Kaye music shows to listen to with your sweetheart and remember good times. Sammy Kay Sunday Serenade is a soft music show with melodic tunes intermixed with poetry and is perfect for romantic listening.
For singles, we've included Lonesome Gal, a special old time radio show featuring the sultry voiced singer and performer Jean King. She wore a kitten mask to hide her identity for years. Lonesome Gal opens the show with "Sweetie, no matter what any body says, I love you more than anyone in the whole world."
We hope that you enjoy these free old time radio downloads and remember OTRCAT wuvs you!
Please see the Valentine's Day Collection for more great Cupid-approved shows:
Valentine's Day Date" from February 19, 1952
Miss Brooks thinks of the romantic gesture to send Mr. Boyton an unsigned Valentine. However, the clueless science teacher is busy caring for his heartbroken pet frog Mr. MacDougal who has "springfever."
Sammy Kaye May 5th, 1942
"Let's Swing and Sway with Sammy Kay." It's Inter-American and National Music week, to make "good music, familiar music" and the soft melodic tunes float through the airwave. Sammy Kaye recites the romantic poem, "My Love Anabelle Lee."
Valentine February 13th, 1949
A man in a little town in Illinois reminisces on how he almost looses his sweetheart because she doesn't get his Valentine.
February 15th Broadcast, 1944
Her sultry voice opens with the title song "Lonesome Gal" she asks that you spent a little time with her as she "sooths your workday nerves." She plays a western themed song for all you gentlemen tonight as she is a western kind of gal from Texas.
GI Valentine February 14th, 1944
This special Valentine Special stars big names Francis Langford, June Lockheart, plus Tony Romano and his indispensible guitar,. Frances Langford sings "Please Don't Cry," and tells of her U. S. O. tour visiting troops around the world. The show reads real letters from servicemen and women to their Valentine left on the home front.
Buying A Valentine February 13, 1949
David instructs Rickie that he should spend more than 5 cents for a Valentine. Rickie protests "but it's only for a girl" and includes a poem he wrote:
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
We have a bulldog
That looks just like you
Ozzie looks for an unusual gift for his wife to impress her with his ingenuity on Valentine's Day. Ozzie eventually asks Harriet "What do you think that I got you for Valentine's Day and what size?"
All these episodes are from the Valentine's Day Collection in the Holiday Collections