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Old Time Radio Fans Ready for 33rd Convention

By August 28, 2008

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It happens yearly and the "2008 Friends of Old Time Radio Convention" is slated to be held October 23 - 26 in Newark, New Jersey.

Each year, the gathering features live recreations of classic radio plays by all-star casts, memorabilia, music, historical presentations and interviews with stars. Sean Dougherty from Friends of Old Time Radio tells me its the largest event of its kind as well as the longest-running. This is the group's 33rd event and it annually strives to gather not only fans of the OTR genre but original performers from the era and radio professionals.

In a press release, FOTR Chairman, Jay Hickerson notes the original Golden Age of Radio is considered to have spanned 1932 to 1962 and adds, "Our convention has thrived longer than the era it celebrates. We are still having fun every year, and we are very proud."

For more information, visit www.fotr.net.

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September 9, 2008 at 7:43 am
(1) John B says:

I can’t wait… My friend and I have sent our check in for saturday. I think we are both looking forward to the saturday night reenactments the most. Can’t wait to go…

April 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm
(2) Ellen says:

When is the next convention scheduled?

August 10, 2009 at 2:39 pm
(3) Walt Mitchell says:

Hi, Ellen!

If you haven’t heard by this time, the next FOTR convention is October 22-25, 2009. See FOTR link at the bottom of above column. It’s still active and has been updated to give you ALL the info you need! See you there?

Walt Mitchell (attendee for last 31 conventions in a row!)

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