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The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club was founded to collect and share old-time radio (OTR) audio tapes, records, books, scripts, magazines and related memorabilia.

Meetings

We meet at 7:30 PM on the second Friday of every month, except June, September and December. Click here for details and a map.


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Radio Recall

Radio Recall is our journal, available via email (PDF) or regular mail. Read sample articles here.



Upcoming Meetings

The August program is called "what's your driver's I.Q.?" Sandra Pitts-Malone will present excerpts from various radio shows focused on driving tests and problems with cars. The program will be restricted to radio presentations although at least one led to the same script on an early tv sitcom! This presentation brings out the humorous side of those learning to drive and their flustered relatives or friends!

The September meeting will be a "15-Minute Episode Night." The evening will be devoted to humorous sketches, including "Raising Junior," a 1930s husband-wife comedy that Edgar Farr Russell, one of our members, directed at a national OTR convention in Newark, NJ. Also scheduled: "Baby Snooks" and "Easy Aces".

September 16 is the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. The club will be presenting "Chicken Heart," an episode from the "Lights Out" horror drama series. In a lighter vein, attendees can also participate in a radio quiz for candy bar prizes.
The club's presentation will be at noon, Saturday, September 16 at the Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley hotel, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD. The club appearance is part of the 3-day Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Daily admission is charged. For more information, see MidAtlanticNostalgiaConvention.com.

On September 30, club member will perform at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper, VA. The presentation will include "Raising Junior", "Baby Snooks", "Easy Aces" and "Chicken Heart". The show begins at 7:30 and attendance is free. But arrive early. The auditorium fills up quickly. (This will be the third time we have presented shows there.)


MWOTRC June Luncheon

Club members assembled at Neighbors Restaurant on June 10 for our summer luncheon. Our special guest speaker was Murray Horwitz, host of WAMU's program "The Big Broadcast".

MWOTRC Slide show