Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Old Time Radio Theatre at Ferndale Public Library

I was totally delighted to come across a press release from Ferndale Public Library in Michigan (who we have featured on the site before – check out all their arts-incubating programs!) about “Old Time Radio Theatre.” Now, we’ve heard about libraries hosting live performances of radio plays, but this is a slightly different approach – the “stars” of the show at Ferndale Public Library are actually restored and refurbished vintage radios. I love this blend of tinkering, machines, and historic radio drama!

Jeffrey Lilly, a member of the Michigan Antique Radio Club, runs the program for library.

Listen to an example of the sci-fi shows that Jeff’s radios play during Old Time Radio Theatre (via

Sci-Fi Radio Episodes 08 & 09 (“Frost and Fire” by Ray Bradbury)

Here are a few photos taken during the event at Ferndale.

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What an interesting blend of history, technology, and performance! Has your library showcased historic radios or radio plays? Tell us about ‘em – we’d love to hear your stories.

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