Hello from Richard - My Introduction & Bio
- Hello Group,
I apologize for being tardy in posting this introduction bio and
meeting the group.
A little about me; I'm new to collecting OTR. I previously was a
member of the OTRonMP3 Distro group which was moderated by Harvey
Markfield. I recognize a lot of the old members that I knew
and "HELLO" to all of you. As a new member and wanting to help other
new members in sharing OTR in the past group, I was instrumental in
setting up the initial group library where new members could obtain
previous distro's that the group had completed. My job requirements
changed and I could not keep up with burning library copies and
running the library so I kind of dropped out of the groups and their
activities. I turned over most of what I had collected to Mike
Flemming and Linda in Sacramento so they could keep the idea of the
library going, so I'm starting over in beginning my collection.
I began collecting OTR and was initially attracted to the "Masters of
Comedy" such as Burns & Allen, Jack Benny and others and as I began
collecting, it was all great. I tried to obtain all genres with
emphasis on the "Hard to Find" later branching out to BBC and
My last project was trying to find the "3 missing episodes" of
the "My Favorite Husband" series from Lucille Ball on the Radio to
offer to the group as a distro.
Of all of the thousands of radio programs, I would have to say that
my "all time favorite" is "LUX Radio Presents". It had a multitude of
the stars of radio many of whom when on to further their careers in
my era of the television. This series is an absolute must for every
collector of OTR (wish I had my set, but I gave it away).
I'm currently working with my new XP system (still to learn) and
expensive software to capture my VHS collection and movie rentals on
DVD. I am thankful that I was accepted to the group and hope to make
some small contribution with my participation. Listen to the
Christmas airing of "Gift of The Magi" by Lorne Green and you will
hear the message of giving.
From my experience, I have discovered a great program that is
inexpensive, basic and functional. I would encourage all to buy
this "no-nonsense", "no frills", basic sound recorder. Whether it be
capturing a streaming OTR airing, personal music, TV recordings or
anything you desire. If it passes through your computer sound card,
you can record it to digital media in various formats. The program
that I speak of is called "Total Recorder" by High Criteria. It is
available at http://www.highcriteria.com/. Total Recorder Standard
Edition costs just $11.95 (USD). Most other recording packages cost
more and deliver less. Additionally, all new program updates are
available to purchasers at no cost!
Check it out. It will be one program with constant free updates that
you will want and use.
Looking forward to participating in the group. Richard Cline aka