"The 60 Greatest Radio Programs" -- unfortunate, but not surprising

I saw this (cassette, I think) package at the Books-a-Million superstore.

One glaring omission. Possibly THE greatest (in terms of popularity and longevity).

If you know anything about radio, you know which one.

let me guess… they left off The Shadow?

I have two box sets. Love it!

Quirks and Quarks. Duh!

They better not have left off The Shadow OR Bergen and McCarthy . . . if either of those are left out, heads will roll . . . :stuck_out_tongue:

Okay, tell us what they left out or we’re going to continue to hijack this thread to tell about our favorites.

Actually, while researching my reply I found what I believe is the very set you are complaining about. Hmm, we have “The Bickersons,” where every (clean) joke on “Mariied…With Children” got its first airing. There’s “Have Gun, Will Travel,” simultaneous with the TV series and just as cool. John Dehner as Palladin. One and a half Bennys–not enough but it’ll have to do. Here’s “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.” What was his tag? “The man with the action-packed expense account?” The show could never live up to that line.

Nope, no “The Shadow.”

What was that very strange comic soap, the one where one of the characters is always coming up with new ways to lace his shoes? Psychogroovic!

I always suggest listening to your favorite NPR radio show with RealAudio – entertaining and educational.

Each show has its own website and archives, but you can access many of the most popular shows from that site. Alas, I have to go to my local radio station website for the archives of “The Connection” with Chris Lydon, and nobody, not even the BBC, puts “My Word!” online (absolutely the show for anyone with an out-of-control sense of humor and a pedantic streak!)

On another thread, I recommended “[url=“http://www.thislife.org”]This American Life[/url}” on RealAudio – a few episodes, and you’ll be hooked!

“Amos ‘n’ Andy”

Can’t be the CBS compilation I found. A&A was first on the list.