Vintage radios will be “performing” for an audience of history-loving listeners at the Ferndale Library next week. Come take a trip back in time to the 1940’s and early 50’s, with a nostalgia-inducing showcase of archived radio show recordings. The Ferndale Library goes Prairie Home Companion!
On Thu., Nov. 6, at 7 PM, Ferndale resident Jeffrey Lily presents ‘Old Time Radio Theatre,’ an entertaining demonstration of one of his hobbies, collecting, restoring and repairing authentic period tube radios, having retrofitted these elegant devices so that they connect with any modern device for audio playback through the original radio’s output stage.
This is an ideal event for history lovers and classical sci-fi fans, as Lily plays a selection from old genre theatre performances, including noir-tinged mysteries, sound-effect-clattered fantasy adventures and exciting science fiction tales. All of the shows were originally broadcast in the 40’s and 50’s. Lily will open the program with a proper introduction that details the intricacies of each radio.
Refreshments will be served, the lighting will be theatrical and there is no registration required.
Come tune-in with us and experience a world of entertainment and information before televisions, before the Internet, before smartphones… Imagine THAT!
Source: Ferndale Library