Corey: How did you get interested in Old Time Radio?
Kenny: When I was a child my family did not have a television. My parents would buy tapes of old time radio shows like "Lights Out" and "The Shadow". I grew to love those old time radio shows and have not grown out of it.
Corey: Tell me about OldTimeRadioFans.com
Kenny: OldTimeRadioFans.com is a website that offers free downloads of old time radio shows in MP3 format. At this time the site has about 250 shows listed on it and I add about 10 shows per week. I hope to continue adding shows until the site has thousands of free otr shows listed.
Corey: You must be aware that similar sites charge for these shows. Your downloads are free. Your feelings on that?
Kenny: Old time radio is awesome! Right now OldTimeRadioFans.com is supported by running otr related advertisements on the site. I hope that I can always pay the bills to keep the site running without having to charge for the shows.
Corey: Do you think Podcasting and Internet Radio have contributed to renewed interest or awareness of Old Time Radio and how, if so.
Kenny: The Internet has definitely sparked a new interest in otr! I personally know people who loved otr as children but had not listened to it in years... until they discovered that you can listen online! I also have friends about my age who had never heard of otr until I introduced them to it. Now they call me up to tell me that they just listened to "Amos & Andy" or "The Shadow" online!
Corey: What would you like to say I haven't asked you about?
Kenny: Thanks to every person who has ever listed a free otr show online! I believe that otr kind of represents a time of innocents in this country that is lost forever. Old time radio gives us a chance to remember and relive the "good old days".