Old-Time Radio Quiz And Other Audience Participation Shows

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Old-Time Radio Quiz And Other Audience Participation Shows

Postby Lou » Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:41 pm

<img src="http://www.old-time.com/images/audience4.gif" align="left"> Radio was America's national indoor pastime from the 1920s through the 1950s. It was the first medium to unite us as a people, while impressing us with an unlimited capacity for dispensing information and entertainment. And a lot of our favorite goodies frequently came packaged as fun and games.

While quiz shows predominated the audience participation form, the genre included auditions of amateur and semiprofessional aspirants, interview series, human interest features and exchanges between hosts and others with on-premises audiences. These shows, in fact, encompassed all of the programming for which observers shared in an active way in their content. Here is a <a href="http://old-time.com/audiencebbs/audience.html"> list of many audience participation shows</a>.

This powerfully captivating genre with millions of faithful listeners is offered as a place where legions of fans may rekindle their memories as they exchange thoughts and comments. It is moderated by Jim Cox, author of a published volume recalling the great radio audience participation shows.

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