29257Re: [OTRMP3] How did you get hooked on OTR?
- May 6, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Sabrina <SabbieTrick@c...>
>I grew up listening to what is now OTR but then for years, a decade,
> Just saw your post on how did you get hooked on OTR.
or two, mmaybe, between the last radio Gunsmoke shows and CBS Radio
Mystery Theater, I never heard or thought about it. CBSRMT got me
started again in a small way. I listened to that off and on for
years. Then I sort of forgot it again, although I did find OTR
broadcasts to listen to, accidentally, now and then.
One day in a used bookstore I came across a shoebox full of cassettes
of OTR shows. Mostly comedies. I guess this was about the middle
80's. I bought this and looked for more and then I found another
shoe box at the same store a few weeks later with Richard Diamond
shows. I listened and I hated the silly stories. But they were all
the dramas I had and gradually I began to like them. I guess I had
to get re-aquanted with the styles of the past.
That's about when OTR tapes began to appear in bookstores and I
bought a few and enjoyed them till one day I got a pack of 12
Suspense shows. Then I was hooked.
Even though I thought I was a pretty avid listener in the days of
yore, I find now that a lot of the shows being collected are ones I
never knew about, or, if I did, I have no memory of them. Box 13 and
The Six Shooter are examples of shows I think I should have been
aware of, if only because of the big stars involved.
So I sort of get it both ways. I know a lot of the old shows from
the old days and I remember how it was to listen then, and still huge
amounts of this are totally new experiences for me.
I don't think a lot about OTR now except when talking with someone
about it. But I listen a lot. Just when I feel like it, which is
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