Hello and Welcome to Boomer Boulevard! My name is Bob Bro and for the past ten years I have been doing a number of online nostalgia shows. These shows feature old time radio programs and include memories about growing up as a baby boomer in Southern California.
I have always been a big fan of many different old time radio programs. I'm not a radio historian --- just someone who loves the entertainment value of these great old programs.
I especially love the programs that I remember as a kid . Yes, some of the best radio programs were still on the air in the 1950s and the early 1960s and these are the programs I feature on Boomer Boulevard.
Here are just a few of the great OTR programs I recall hearing on the radio:
- GUNSMOKE: I used to listen to it with my Grandma White when we would visit her each summer. She loved Gunsmoke!
- FIBBER McGEE & MOLLY: I remember hearing it on NBC Monitor on the radio in the family car while riding with my parents.
- YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR: I remember hearing it late afternoons on KNX. My Mom always had the radio on in the kitchen!
Admittedly I remember more of these great old programs from their later television incarnations. Comparing the TV shows to the radio shows today, however, I can say I almost always prefer the radio originals!
Over the years my shows have played on a number of venues, including Bill Bragg's Yesterday USA and Jerry Haendiges' Old Tyme Radio Network, as well as several others. And I have always had one rule:
Any program I play must have above average sound quality. I won't play programs with lots of cracks, pops and hisses. While that does limit me, I still have thousands of shows in my collection that offer truly crystal clear sound.
On Boomer Boulevard we don't simply provide commentary on the programs we play; we also spend time talking about the memories these programs conjure up --- memories of a bygone era. And, of course, that includes playing music from the 1950s and 1960s and sharing personal stories along the way.
Many folks love this format. I know because I regularly receive emails from listeners all over the world telling me how much they love the show.
Now, through the beauty of podcasting, Boomer Boulevard is available on demand. I hope you will listen and then leave us a comment. Even more importantly, give us a review and offer a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or the podcasting host you use.
In the meantime welcome! We invite you to come along as we go cruising down Boomer Boulevard --- Memory Lane for the Baby Boom generation.
But everyone is welcome!
Memory Lane for the Baby Boom Generation