Re: [OTRMP3] How did you get hooked on OTR?
- Hi Brent,
I still remember the first time I heard CBSRMT on the
air in Los Angeles. I thought to myself what the heck
is this??? It just so happend that I was tuned into
KNX1070 at the time. Been hooked ever since.
Since then I've moved back to Mars and unable to
pickup radio stations. But because of my satelite dish
perched atop my saucer I've been able to d/l OTR
--- officemgrinva <brent@...> wrote:
> How did you get involved in OTR in the first place?__________________________________
> I know this topic has come up before - but I always
> find the
> responses interesting.
> For me it was Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First?"
> My teenagers had heard someone try to redo it, and
> they didn't think
> it was THAT funny. So, I HAD to find a copy of the
> original on the
> internet. As it turns out, I wound up downloading a
> "sample" program
> from an OTR sellers site. After a saw the number of
> western programs
> available, the rest was, as they say, history.
> BTW: My teens now think of the A&C Who's on First
> as one of the
> funniest things they have ever heard.
> Looking forward to your responses.
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- I'm 36 years old now, so the golden age of radio had already ended
when I was born. I guess I was around ten or eleven when I found a
local am station that played old-time radio at nights from 8PM-10pm,
sometimes until midnight. I remember going to bed and listening to
radio shows from my little transistor radio I had underneath my
pillow. One night the host, Gary Hodson, gave out some addresses to a
couple of otr mail-order companies. I started ordering radio shows
from THE RADIO VAULT. They were really nice people and I could get 2
shows on a tape for about $2.00 (I didn't know about trading at the
time). Over the years I built up my tape collection to about 500
tapes. Then I discovered the internet and distros and now I have more
shows than I could possibly listen to!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, -SGA-
> Hi Brent,
> I still remember the first time I heard CBSRMT on the
> air in Los Angeles. I thought to myself what the heck
> is this??? It just so happend that I was tuned into
> KNX1070 at the time. Been hooked ever since.
> Since then I've moved back to Mars and unable to
> pickup radio stations. But because of my satelite dish
> perched atop my saucer I've been able to d/l OTR
> instead ;>
> --- officemgrinva <brent@w...> wrote:
> > How did you get involved in OTR in the first place?
> > I know this topic has come up before - but I always
> > find the
> > responses interesting.
> > For me it was Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First?"
> > routine.
> > My teenagers had heard someone try to redo it, and
> > they didn't think
> > it was THAT funny. So, I HAD to find a copy of the
> > original on the
> > internet. As it turns out, I wound up downloading a
> > "sample" program
> > from an OTR sellers site. After a saw the number of
> > western programs
> > available, the rest was, as they say, history.
> > BTW: My teens now think of the A&C Who's on First
> > as one of the
> > funniest things they have ever heard.
> > Looking forward to your responses.
> > Cheers,
> > Brent
> Do you Yahoo!?
> The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo.
- Hi Bob
Just saw your post on how did you get hooked on OTR. For me I had become
bored with most TV and I wanted something new. I found something new in
something old. OTR. I usually listen when I go to bed. I can close my eyes
and visualize the show I am listening to. I first notice that this relaxed
me when listening to American Movie Classic on TV but sense so much is
visual with movies I didn't get the full story this way. Then one night I
just happen to think about the fact that there used to be radio shows before
the spread of TV and wondered if I could find any of those show on the net.
The next day I did a search. I didn't find a lot of shows out there for free
but I did find this group and joined. I got a few shows from hints I found
here. I then decided that I would check out Usenet Newgroups and P2P
services and see if I could find any shows there. I found that in both case
there were shows to be had so I started building my collection A while after
that I thought I would like to put some stuff out there for those like
myself who could not afford to buy the shows so I set up my servers which
are open to all members of the group. They are ran directly off my computer
so I can't carry the traffic to open it to the everyone on the net but with
some limits I can open it to the group. In case you haven't seen my post
about how to access the servers I am including the info you need.
User Name: OTR
Server Address: 22.214.171.124
You can also access all my shows with your browser at:
That IP is 126.96.36.199 incase it is truncated.
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I'm looking to expand my FAQ for OTR Newbies a bit, primarily on the topic
of newsgroups. There's a lot of great stuff that comes over the
alt.binaries.sounds.radio.* newsgroups, it's totally free, and much of it is
in complete sets -- I've picked up some of my best OTR that way.
One thing that is a killer on these though is the fees. I can burn 15 gigs
on Giganews in 3 weeks time with ease and I don't even grab everything that
comes down the pipe. I know that many of our members have it a little tough
and can't afford a server like Giganews in addition to their other Internet
expenses, so I would like to get a good list of free news servers together
to add to the FAQ. I'll also add a little tutorial in there as well to make
it easier for those who are new to Usenet get up and running.
So if you know of a great free Usenet server, please drop me a line with the
server's name, any particulars (limits, rules, etc.), whether or not it
accepts posts or is just downloads, and how complete you've found their OTR
binaries to be as well as how long they appear to hold onto binaries
- --- In email@example.com, 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