Logo image

The MWOTRC presents, promotes and performs classic radio drama, comedy and public affairs through speakers and dramatizations.


Meetings

We meet monthly. For dates, locations and times. Click here for details and a map.


Join Us!

We would love to have you as a member! Click here for a membership application and all the details.


Radio Recall

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


Facebook

You can also follow us on our Facebook page.


The Joy Boys!

The Joy Boys, a staple on Washington radio in the 1950's and 60's are now available on the MWOTRC website!

NOTICE

The MWOTRC will follow all local and federal government directives regarding public gatherings and will announce meeting cancellations in as timely a manner as possible. Please check back frequently for status updates.


Upcoming Meetings

As you all know, given the continuing presence of the Covid-19 virus, we cannot gather for in-person meetings. However, we CAN assemble for remote meetings using Zoom. We have had several successfull and informative meetings in the past few months, and we will continure to use Zoom for the forseeable future. For the upcoming months, our Zoom meetings will be:

Our February program will feature Dr. Lona Bailey, author of "Uncredited", a biography of Virginia Gregg.

Our March program will feature Steve Darnall. Steve is the editor of and a contributor to Nostalgia Digest. He will discuss "Nostalgia Digest: Five Decades of Celebrating Entertainments Golden Age".

Our April program will feature John Wilder. John was the leader of the Beavers on Jack Benny and followed Tommy Cook as Little Beaver on Red Ryder. He made appearances in more that 250 OTR programs.

Our May program will feature Steve Thompson. His topic is "Four Color Radio - A Discussion of Comics on the Radio and Radio in the Comics". .


Jack French and Karl Shadow in print!

There's a great seven page article on OTR's flying heroes, including Captain Midnight, Jimmie Allen, Speed Gibson, etc. in the Fall 2022 issue of Air & Space Quarterly. Lavishly illustrated in color, it covers the programs, script writers, and the numerous premiums offered to listeners.

The magazine is published by the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, but unfortunately is available only to members of the National Air & Space Society. This membership has five levels, ranging from an annual rate of $ 35 to $500.

Some familiar names are in the article as author Damond Benningfield interviewed MWOTRC club members Jack French and Karl Shadow, as well as Radio Recall contributor Professor Donna Halper. Mark Anderson will interview Jack about the article and will publish results in November GRTR.


During the week prior to each meeting, club members will receive an email with the Zoom program information. If you are NOT receiving these emails, please check your email program to make sure that the messages are not being flagged as "Spam". If you do not see any spam messages, email "membership@mwotrc.com" so that we can verify that your email is recorded properly.

If you wish to enjoy previous MWOTRC meetings, be sure to subscribe to the MWOTRC YouTube channel.

You can also follow us on our Facebook page.

Stay healthy, and hopefully we'll see each other again soon!
Sincerely,
Wendy Wilmer
President, MWOTRC.


The Joy Boys are on our website!

Bob Bybee has advised allowed us to host his collection of The Joy Boys, featuring Willard Scoff and Ed Walker, on our webiste at:
The Joy Boys