Welcome to the launching page for
my audio-related content!
Vintage audio preservation has always been one of my
favorite hobbies. Listening to recorded sights and sounds of the past is
the only option currently available for time travel! I believe it to be
critically important to save and preserve the past as a time capsule for
future generations that can go far beyond a text book or even a newspaper,
adding an important layer of reality to our history.
As far back as the 1970's I was collecting and recording
forgotten pieces of history in the form of amateur recordings made by the
general public who transcribed news, programs, music, and conversation
from their radio sets onto 78rpm acetate discs (as well as those originals
made by radio stations and studios). Through the years, I collected
full-length radio transcriptions of many varieties. One of my favorite
finds is an unlabeled disk that was used by a news reporter to record a
"live" report from a battleship during the invasion of Normandy
on D-Day. The reporter describes the air and sea battle as it unfolds with
the sounds of bomber jets flying overhead and explosive exchanges of fire
power. The record was probably used to deliver the report back to the
radio network once he reached a safe location.
In 1995, I created several volumes of on-the-air styled
programs that I could use for radio testing and demonstration. The
programs simulate what you would actually have heard during various eras
if you were to randomly turn on the radio and scan the dial for
interesting content (complete with the "whistling" tuning noises
between stations). There are different programs for different radio eras
so they can be used to genuinely reflect the programming of the era for
the radio I wanted to "listen to", and some that span longer
ranges of time. Of course one of my WWII era programs has my favorite
radio news reporter bringing his live coverage of the war on D-Day - June
My programs were originally produced on cassette. More
recently, I have transferred the programs to CD audio, WAV, and MP3 files.
I am offering some of these programs for sale for your own use and
enjoyment. Contact me by email if you are interested in purchasing any of
them. I accept PayPal for online purchases. Price is $7.00 per program.
Shipping is currently $3.00 extra per CD up to 3 CDs, then no additional
charge for additional CDs purchased in a single order. I will post more
programs as they become available.