Horlicks Update Lum and Abner’s Old Sponsor is Still Around

what is this Horlicks stuff that sponsored the Lum and Abner show? The commercials always make it sound like the miracle food stuff of the ages. It makes sick babies well, It makes fat people thin, thin people fat, it gives you energy, and it helps you sleep. How can it do all that?

Believe it or not, Horlicks is still around, although not marketed to the American public. It is used in industrial food use. When you see food that claims to be malt flavored, or a shake machine with the name Horlicks stamped on it, you’re probably consuming the very same kind of Horlicks. You just can’t buy it over the counter.

In Brittain, and various countries around the world who either are, or had recently been part of the colonies of the UK, Horlicks can still be bought over the counter in it’s powdered form. No, it’s not touted as a miracle food, just a dietary aid sort of like what Slim Fast is. The powder is mixed with milk, and is supposed to help provide nutrition, an dbe filling, yet not add in excessive calories. Though it was originally developed as a baby food, and for those recovering from illness, the Horlicks company only recommends it for babies who are old enough to be weaned, or about a year old or so. They no longer claim it to be an energy food, or one to help you sleep at night, although some people claim it can help to drink before going to bed.

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Introducing My New Logo, the Mighty Retrobot

After doing a podcast for a few years now, one are I’ve really dropped the ball is in producing an original logo. It makes iTunes happy, it makes Blubrry happy, and it hopefully makes listeners to the podcast happy.

I’d like to say I did it myself, but people around here know better than to put things in the hands of the blind man that could be potentially dangerous. Among them are guns, steering wheels, and crayons. Amazingly they give me sharp pointy things once in a while, and hammers, I can’t forget hammers. Hey, it’s only my thumb on the line here, and little dents all around the nail.

But I digress.

The image was concocted in about 30 minutes, and I’ll bet it looks like it. It’s all I got, I like it, and I’m keeping it.

However, if you think you can do better, I have a prize to give away to any of you artistically gifted people. Here’s the deal.

Send me an image in a jpg or png format. You can draw it then scan it into your computer if you like. If you snail mail me original artwork, you’ll have to pay the postage, and entries become the property of the Retro Radio Podcast. That means me, but if you really want them back I’ll see what I can do.

The image needs to be up to the standards to post on iTunes. 1400 by 1400 pixels.

Draw me a picture of what you think my Retrobots look like. The whole gang includes:

David, not my first Retrobot, but the one I’ve had around the longest. He can be pretty ornery, and likes to tease people.

Callie, his sister who is a no nonsense kind of announcer. Loud and even tempered, but don’t rock her boat, because she knows how to sass back.

Dunkin, their slow talking Scottish uncle. He doesn’t talk much, but when he’s not announcing, he can put the unruly bots in their place.

Anna, the genii in my computer’s lamp. OK, she’s just the Microsoft Anna voice that comes built in, but she managed to bail me out of a tight spot when all the bots went on strike. She can be a little naive, and I think she has a crush on somebody in the crew.

Lee, he kind of showed up when Jill came back after the Retrobot walk out. I haven’t found a role for him yet, but he has a nice voice for announcing the shows.

Jill, yeah, what ever happened to Jill? She came back, then disappeared on me again. I hope she just didn’t get tired of Lee, and dumped him for some other bot. She could be counted on for just about any hosting job I could throw at her. Maybe she left me for more money somewhere else.

Tom. A no nonsense kind of guy. A little dense, but he could read a line and make it sound good. He just never came back after the big Retrobot uprising and walk out. I hear he has a job working for the weather alert channel on my cable company.

There were a few other early Retrobots, but they just never had names, and the technology to power them is a thing of the past. They’ve had to retire to that big Retrobot graveyard in the… um… where ever it is, they’re there.

So, there you have it. A brief profile on who the bots are. Will you do it? Will you draw me a picture to enter into a contest?

The prize.

I have a boxed set of old time radio shows. If you listen to Dennis Humphrey, and the many shows he posts in the Radio Memories Network, you may know he offered this set from his podcast a couple years ago. It is no longer available, and Dennis now offers other products.

The DVD’s originally were sold for $12.95 apiece, and the 10 disks when purchaced together were $112.90. They come in boxes that, when lined up on a shelf make a nice picture. There’s about 6000 episodes, that’s 600 in each of the 10 genres that they represent.

I’d hate to break up the set. It’s still in close to new condition. That’s why I’ll give it away for the prize to the winning entry. It’ll be good for me, and good for you.

All it’ll take to win this prize is to send me your best drawing, or an image of whatever creative artwork you can take a picture of to illustrate the Retrobot hosts in the show.

I don’t know how many people might respond. I’ll keep the contest open at least until the end of the year, December 31, 2013, and see what happens. I hope I hear from you.

If you need to smail mail me something, you can get my mailing information from my podcast page.

http://retro-otr.com/contact

If you need to attach an entry to an email, you can send it to: keith.

Sade’s Interuptions

As a project for Jimbo Mason to answer the question, “What would a letter from Sade to her sister, Bess look like?” I wrote the following back to him. We always hear what Bess writes to Sade, but never any word from Sade herself. Be sure to check out Jimbo’s page at: http://vicandsade.blogspot.com/

Dear Sister and all,

we are all well. I thought I’d sit and write since I can’t get anything done today. There’ve been so many interuptions. Just millions of them. No sooner do I start something, but somebody breaks through the door and hollers. Is that what they do in everybody’s neighborhood?

First it was the brick mush man. He just stomps up to the door like a horse, pokes his head right in and starts shouting if I need any brick mush today. There must’ve ben 97 millions. They didn’t stop. Next it was Mr Gumpox to tell me he brought back my trash bin, then the apprentice gas meter reader. He just stomped right up like a horse, opened up the door, and hollered. Didn’t even say hi. He just yelled out he was here to read the meter, and stormed right in. I thought I might get some peace and quiet after that, but all of a sudden, in comes in the gas meter man. He comes right up topoke his head in and yells to see what’s keeping his apprentice so long. Does this happen in every neighborhood?

Just then uncle Fletcher picked one of his times to visit and talk about Kentucky state politics or some of his important ideas. 79 millions of them I tell you, Bess. 79 millions of people just coming and going. Next thing I know Fletcher was going on about peanut machines to the meter man, and I don’t know what all. Oh ish! Does this happen in everybody’s neighborhood?

Well, I need to finish. I can see Vic coming home, and the big caveman will just be helpless as a rabbit if I don’t get supper ready in time.

love to all, sade.

DCFSNM Hosts New Chatroom for the Retro Radio Podcast

DCFSNM (Disability Coalition from Southern New Mexico), is a site dedicated to supporting those with disabilities. They have also been a long time supporter of the Retro Radio Podcast, and without their help, there would be no podcast. A new chat server has been set up using the Teamtalk chat client, and a special room has been set up just for Retro Radio. Check it out, and help get the word out about it. I’ve been trying to sit in the Retro-OTR room as much as possible, so stop in and don’t leave me to sit there all alone.

Instructions to Chat in the Room

TeamTalk is a program that you run on your Windows PC. A Mac version is available, but it does not work well with VoiceOver, and so is not recommended that you use it if you are blind or visually impaired. To get started, follow these steps:

Download and Install

  1. Download the software from bearware.dk
  2. When you’re installing the above program, you’ll come to a screen where you can choose which components you want. Choose the classic version. It is very accessible for those who are blind, and using screen readers.
  3. Tab to the list of components and arrow down until you find the “Teamtalk 4 classic” option.
  4. Press space, then enter.

Server and Host Setup

Once the setup process is complete, and you are in the Teamtalk application (start it up if it is not running already), you will need to do a one time set up of ouur chat server.

  1. From within Teamtalk, press f3. Tab until you get to the “host properties” group, and simply erase any information that may be already in the edit fields. For the “entry name”, type anything you want that will tell you what this server is. For example, “DCFSNM Chat” would be a good name to use. Or even Retro-OTR Chat.
  2. For “host address”, type dcfsnm.org.
  3. Note: because of the way the brilliant webmaster set this up, you could alternately enter the host as: retro-otr.com

4. Leave “password” blank, set both port fields to 10333 (they should be already),
You can skip everything else. Only admins to the chat server need to put login information in here.

5. To log directly into the Retro Radio room, be sure to put this in the field for the Channel: /Retro-OTR

6. Press enter on “Add/update” and you should be all set.

Getting Logged On

From now on, you’ll find the server settings you just installed in the list of other public servers that come preinstalled in Teamtalk. By the way, if you want to hide the list of those servers, put a tick in the checkbox just next to the list. You’ll only see the server you set up, and the official public server of Teamtalk.

1. Press F3 to open the list of hosts.

2. Select the DCFSNM, or Retro-OTR Chat host that you just made, tab to the Connect button, and hit it. Hint: you can just hit the Enter key on ytour keyboard once you select the host in the list.

  1. Once you are logged on, you can see any other users who are online, and join any of the available rooms. Note that some may be password-protected, depending on the operator who made the room.

Helpful Tips

Sound Check

To make sure your microphone and speakers are working, go to the preferences (F4), then do a Ctrl+tab until you get to the “Sound System” page. You will have a selection box for possible microphone options, and one for possible speakers attached to your computer.

If the selections look OK, tab to the Test Selected button, and click it. If you don’t hear the ambient sounds of the room you’re in, or your own voice as you speak, try another selection until you do.

When you’re done, tab to the OK button and hit it to save your settings.

Note: If you use speakers, rather than headphones, you will get loud feedback. Try moving yo9ur speakers away from your mike, or switch to a headset.

Joining or Leaving a Room

1. To join this or any room, just arrow to it and press control-j.

  1. To leave a room, arrow to it and press control-l).

Note: In the Server Properties screen mentioned above, there’s a field for a chat channel. If you include the /, then enter the exact room name including uppercase letters and any spaces, You can go right to that room when you log in. Just don’t make a typo, or you will create a room with a similar name, with you as the sole participant. Don’t worry, just arrow to the room you want, and join the chat there. Your room will go away once you leave it, but you’ll want to fix that Channel Field in your host properties.

You can also right click, hit the applications key, or shift-f10, on a room and choose the option you want from the pop up menu.

Room Features

While in any room, you will see 2 edit fields, and three slider controls after the list of channels.

  1. The first edit field is a read only field for system and user messages.
  2. The second lets you chat by typing text and pressing enter.
  3. The first slider changes your microphone’s sensitivity (gain).
  4. The second changes the volume of the room in general as you hear it.
  5. The third one has to do withthe automatic voice activation on your mike, when in full duplex mode. Try ajusting at your own risk. The default is set at 10%, so try that if you need to reset it.

Voice or Video Chat

The server is not configured for video chat. It still might be done on a peer to peer basis though. Explore it on your own.

The default configuration is for full duplex, that means both your speakers and your mike is live, as though you were on a telephone call. You do not need to press a button to key the mike. You can choose to change this if you want to. Just remember to key your mike when you talk.

Using a key to activate your mike will have the affect of muting your mike, until you press a key to talk. This might be handy if you are in a noisy environment.

Chat Rooms, or Channels

The terms Room, or Channel are interchangeable. Users have the ability to create their own room and administer it. Passwords may be set, unruly users might be kicked out or banned. When a room is no longer needed, or when a user logs out of the server, it will be deleted. Only admins can create a room that stays on the server.

There are many configurations to customize your chat room, and online experience. Please take the time to browse the menu system to see how you might record your session, share files, mute people in the room, or make other adjustments. There are too many tweaks to tell about to customize your experience than I can include here.

Jaws Script

If you are using the Jaws for Windows screen reader, there are now Jaws scripts available for use with TeamTalk. The link will take you to a website where you can download these free scripts. We do not offer support for the scripts, though; please refer to the above link for help instead.

That’s it! We hope to see you at the next chat event, and please feel free to leave a comment or reply if you have any questions.

Jack Benny – The Early Years.

This is from information gleaned from several online sources, primarily from Wikkipedia, and the International JackBenny Fan club, but also from a few other sources.

Benny’s father was Myer Kubelski, who in 1889, immigrated to New York from Lithuania. He settled in Waukegan, Illinois and was a Jewish saloon keeper, tailor, haberdasher and dry good store proprietor. Four years after his immigration,Myer married Emma (Sachs) Wagner in 1893. She also was an immigrant from Lithuania.

A story surrounding Jack Benny’s birth concerns a superstition of his mother. She believed that it carried more status, or was good luck, to be born in a bigger city. So she and Meyer temporarily moved. They lived in Chicago for about a year so their first child could be endowed with all the prestige, luck and what ever other good fortune a big city could bring. And so we have the story of why the birth certificate of Benjamin Kubelski reads: Mercy Hospital, Cook County Chicago, Illinois.

The family did move back to Waukegan and their young son had a normal life. The family didn’t have much in the way of wealth, but as a wedding gift, Emma had recieved a piano from her mother. Young Benjamin began showing some musical aptitude by playing simple tunes on that piano. It inspired Benjamin’s parents to present him with a half sized violin for his 6th birthday, which was a popular instrument for young Jewish children to learn to play. It was his parents hopes that he would be a great classical violinist.

His first lessons were taken twice per week from Professor Harlow, who charged 50 cents per lesson. As it turned out, he loved the instrument. He enjoyed playing the violin and was showing promising ability. However, he hated to practice. It is said that He would play for his grandmother. She would sit in a row of chairs that represented a crowd of fans, as her young grandson put on shows for imaginary audiences.

Later that same year, on September 12, 1900 Benny’s sister, Florence was born.

Benny’s violin ability increased and by 1902 was taking weekly lessons at the Chicago Musical College. His new instructor was Dr. Hugo Kortschalk.

As a young schoolboy, life was filled with assorted routines. For Benjamin that meant spending afternoons practicing. From 4pm to 6pm he was forced to sit by the front parlor window at his family home at 224 South Genesee Street. Through that parlor window he could see Lake Michigan, and all the activity that took place on the water’s edge. The boats at the dock, people coming and going and all the distractions to make a young boy’s imagination wander. Practicing the violin just seemed to not be as important.

As time marched on, school, and grades took on less of an interest. By the time Benjamin was 14 years old and entered the ninth grade at Waukegan’s Central High School, his musical ability was accomplished enough to get him a job. He worked in the orchestra pit at the Barrison Theater, the local vaudeville house, which was just a few blocks from his home. Sources also claim that he played in local dance bands as well as in his high school orchestra.

Benjamin was a dreamer and a poor student. He managed to flunk out of every subject that year. Depending on the source, and possibly a combination of them, the truth may be found, one story says that he simply dropped out of school voluntarily. While another story claims that He was expelled from high school, allegedly for hanging out at vaudeville theaters instead of attending class. The reality might well be a combination of things, poor grades, lack of interest and possibly expulsion on academic grounds, due to those bad grades, or poor attendance. Over the next three years, from1908 to 1911, Benjamin most likely both helped out at his father’s store as well as played music when he could get hired on in a band.

Though he was the dutiful son, and tryed his best at the family business, his lack of interest must have been apparent.

Richard Rogue – Pros, Cons, and Annoyances

I’ve been listening to a lot of Rogue’s Gallery lately. He’s the typical hardboiled detective with plenty of wisecracks regardless of whether he’s dealing with the bad guys, the ladies, or the cops. In fact, he’s almost too generic in his ways.

When the police investigators let justice fall through the cracks, he’s all too ready to rub their noses in it when he hands the bad guys over in a neat package. He’s also handy with the ladies, but when he gets snubbed, it’s because either it’s convenient for comic affect, or the lady is involved in the crime. He turns his nose up at petty investigations, until his client can lure him into something interesting and juicy. Of course, he faces off with the bad guys and hard cases, managing to outwit them and make narrow escapes from death at their hands. However, he’s not immune to a few thumps on the head where he wakens safe and ready to go back on the attack.

Oh wait… I just described almost every radio detective out on the market. What is it that makes Richard Rogue identifiable?

It has to be that while he gets knocked out, he has an inner voice. The extremely annoying Igor. I don’t think the character serves any other purpose other than to taunt Rogue in his screaching voice, and that cackling laugh during those times when Rogue is unconscious. I know that I could do without his presence, but if it weren’t for Igor, Rogue just wouldn’t have anything going to set him apart from any of the other detectives. Sad.

Despite the lack of identity, the writing, acting, and the stories themselves are good ones. As with any program, it has it’s finger on the pulse of pop culture of the times, and I get a kick out of the cutting edge sophistication as folks saw it back then. An interesting history lesson of a different kind.

Who’s on First – Name a Better Skit

It’s probably the most recognized routine from the era. It’s the word play on words with double meanings. Costello is focused on interpreting the words in their strict usage in grammar, while Bud has changed their meanings as pronouns or phrases to be proper nouns as the names of the players. Though it ought to be an obvious miscommunication between the two, neither can remove his thought process outside his own definition of that word.

They had a similar routine using the old U-Drive company, later to become known as the Hertz Rental Car company. A name change that didn’t help out their act so much.

A lot more of their comedy centered on relationships from dating, to marriage, to divorce. Animals and kids were frequent themes, as when Bud and Lou went to the circus, or on a lion hunt.

Memorable moments on the radio include such things asJack Benny’s responce to getting robbed and confronted with the line, “Your money or your life!”

Catch phrases and signature lines like:
* Taint funny McGee,
* If I dood it I’ll get a whipping
*That ain’t the way I heared it
*Gildersleeves laugh,
* Jimmy Durant’s nose
* Fibber McGee’s closet
* Abner Peabody getting confused over Lum’s common figures of speech. (Old Eddards sayings)
* Fibber and Molly getting Mayor Latrivia flustered over his use of a harmless figure of speech.

Those character trademarks make for a flexible platform to set up any number of situations, using the same routine, but with any variety of variables to make the routine a little different every time. The same, but a little different, and when we begin to recognize the set up, we wait to see what new creation the characters will come up with this time.

We can always count on Crosby and Hope bickering like an old married couple. For that matter, the Bickersons bickering like an old married couple. Jack Benny created his stingy, insecure, childish, bossy persona over years to be a routine in itself that can be plugged into any setting to put his comic flavor in it.

Plenty of comedy formulas to be sure, but when it comes down to a complete comedy routine, that has stood the test of time, I think the “Who’s on First” routine is hard to beat. It’s one that can be easy to ad lib, the structure of the humor is there, and it’s always funny.

PS: This article is in response to a discussion on <a href=”http://otrcommunity.com”>OTR Community.</a> Visit the site, sign up, and get talking about OTR with other fans. Pop in to see how the rest of this conversation is going.

Flying with Captain Midnight

Some time ago I ran a short serial of the Carlton E Morse series, I Love a Mystery. It has come to an end. Though I stretched it out over several weeks, it originally ran on a daily basis, and only lasted for about two weeks. There are more in that series besides the Million Dollar Curse, and if I can find more, I’ll bring it back. The characters of Doc Long, Reggie York, and Jack Packard made it into several of the Carlton E Morse shows. Actress, Mercedes Cambridge was a regular in the show as well, but she played different characters.

To take over the slot, I found this show, Captain Midnight. I don’t have the full run, but I do have several. I’ll have to check to see how many exist, and if I can get them. It’s a little corny, and designed for the kiddie set. Captain Midnight is the fearless, brave airplane pilot who faces dangers in the air from enemies. When he isn’t in the air there’s plenty of sneaky doings with his ground crew on the ground. They fight off foreign spies, face kidnapping, sabateurs, and always manage to come out on top.

Still, Captain Midnight is a fun show and worthy to follow along with the adventure as it continues from week to week. Though I’ve posted about all I can find, I somehow manage to keep turning up a few more. I’ll keep them coming for as long as I can manage.

Detectives, Where Are the Detectives?

The Detective and Mystery genres are among the tops in the favorite shows of old time radio fans. Somehow, I just haven’t managed to keep up on podcasting all that many.

I love a good mystery, but I sometimes get turned off on those that show up in the broadcast format. The main problem is not that the stories are canned, or hoakie, or there’s a lack in the writing or acting. It’s just that the short, 30 minute format just doesn’t give a good mystery the time it needs to develop. Then it ends up with that hoakie, cookie cutter feeling.

With television, show producers did well to shift the police, drama, and detective shows to a full hour. Comedies can get away with a shorter format, since even with a sit-com, it’s mostly short one liner style humor. The story is incidental to the jokes.

To tell a good story, I’d rather have a show span into a part 2, or 3, or longer to get the story told well, than to clip it, and rush it, just so it fits in the short time frame.

I don’t know why the mini serial concept has never been used more. It worked so well for kid shows like Superman. Soaps use it all the time. Sometimes the Dragnet radio show had a story that lapsed into a second part. I really love the later episodes of Johnny Dollar that spanned the whole week. A short show every day to tell a bigger story. In the big scheme of things though it just hasn’t been done much.

With my little bit of ranting over with, I promise to locate more detective shows, and put them in the lineup. I’m open to hear what detectives are your favorites. I’m getting close to the end of my run of the Box 13 shows, but I’ll probably start it over again from the beginning, and start with the first shows to the last again. I do have more of the Johnny Dollar series which will be appearing one of these days. I’ve found some collections of Michael Shane, and of Richard Diamond, but I haven’t had the chance to listen to them yet. Same for Philip Marlowe.

Any requests are welcome. Use this space in the forum to talk about who your favorites are. I have a few more ideas to put more shows into this area, but a lot of it depends on the demands on my time. Tell me what you like, and I’ll make that a priority.

–KH

rms2002uk

Hi Keith,

The detective programmes you mention are all very good – some of my favourties. Others you might consider sometime are:

Nero Wolfe (both the US and Canadian series)

Pat Novak for Hire (Jack Webb)

Jeff Regan (also Jack Webb)

Candy Matson (a female detective based in San Francisco)

Inspector Dover (one of the British/BBC, though not sure when this series was broadcast, do don’t know if it technically qualifies as OTR, but very good)

Father Baldi (BBC and also with the same caveats as Inspector Dover)

Inspector Thorne (another British detective that was broadcast on NBC sometime in the 1950s)

Inspector Steine (yet another British detective, though I’ve only heard one six-part programme)

Rogues Gallery (with Dick Powell who also stars in Richard Diamond)

Sam Spade (one of my favourites)

That Hammer Guy (Based on Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer)

The Fat Man

The Saint (Vincent Price)

Walk Softly Peter Troy (I think this was South African)

Night Beat (with Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone)

And so many more

All the best – Ric

Admin

Good shows Rick. I’m familiar with most of them. Not so much the BBC series you mentioned, but I’ll see what I can find on them.

I do have a Candy Matson channel where all of her known shows are listed. I originally tried to put them in sequential order, but I think they may have gotten slightly jumbled. Just have a look in the Channel selection box, and dook under the Detective channel for Candy Matson. Once on that page, you can catch all the shows in your favorite podcatcher by grabbing the address from your browser’s address bar, and add “/feed” to the end of it. (the “/” may already be in the address). Since all the episodes are already there, there won’t be anything new added, unless I take an episode down to run it again.

Thanks for the tips on those other detective shows.

Keith

A follow up note:

With the web site move, my Channel selectionds don’t quite work the same. Check out the Resources page, or the side bar for the list of Channels. Individual series still have their own feed to subscribe to, but at the moment I haven’t put out links to do that. It’s all in an effort to streamline the site a little.

I’m still having trouble locating the BBC shows you mentioned, but I have a lot more of most of the others. I mainly like to post old time radio from the era of the 1930’s to the 1950’s, but there is actually a lot of good stuff from the later years, and I’ve posted some of it. I ran the CBS Radio Mystery Theater earlier in the year, and plan to do more. A while back Iaran a series from the BBC that was a Marx Brothers Remake from the 1990’s. The original Marx Brothers series, of course, ran in the 1930’s, and almost none of it is still around other than the scripts that the BBC team used for their shows.

I’ll try to do more of the later things, as long as they aren’t copyrighted, or I can get permission.

Daily Dose of Adventure

After some searching for some programs to round things out, a daily schedule of adventure shows are now on the podcast. Based on the original Superman to carry the load on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, there are two others to fill up the week. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century has been put on Tuesdays, and Flash Gordon will cover the Thursday slot. Both of these are short in time, only 15 minutes, and short in the shows that are available. Still, I have enough to run for several weeks.

I found at least one show that seems to be a duplicate, with two dates for it. I’ll try not to run it twice, but I may forget. There are also an occasional gap in the run of Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers. The original run of Flash Gordon in the comic books actually had Flash and Dale returning to earth, but the radio series has them getting married… or is that the other way around? Whichever way it goes, the radio series ends up with a transition to another comic serial, Congo Kurt. If I can find any of those, and I just might be able to, I may transition into that series as well. No garantees.

At any rate, as the shorter run shows come to the end of my resources, I’ll have things to swap in their place. It will be an interesting thing to see how it plays out. I’ve had a request for the Green Hornet series. At the moment, I have only a couple of those, so by the time the need arises, it will give me time to track down a season or two of the Grand Nephew of the Lone Ranger (that means Green Hornet for those of you who are less informed).

I’m always open for requests, so hop on the forum and reply to the post, or drop Keith a line in the usual ways. Either use the contact page to send an email, or by commenting on the show notes. All that’s required to comment is to register, and all that requires is submitting your name and email address. It’s such a small price to pay to prove to me that you’re a human, and not a spammer.

Note: Since posting this originally on my old forum, several things have changed, and come about. Check out my Adventure channnel to see how things have all worked out through the months.