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The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club was founded to collect and share old-time radio (OTR) audio tapes, records, books, scripts, magazines and related memorabilia.


We meet at 7:30 PM on the second Friday of every month, except June, September and December. Click here for details and a map.

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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.

The November Meeting

The December meeting will be winter luncheon to be held December 12 at the Old Country Buffet (7820 Richmond Highway, Alexandria VA 22306).

Jack French wins Parley Baer Award!

During the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in September, our Radio Recall Editor Jack French was awarded the Parley Baer Award. The award is a solid, thick plate-glass rectangle upon which is etched:

Parley E. Baer Award, Presented to Jack A French,
in Recognition of his Continued Exemplary Efforts in
Supporting the Preservation and Enjoyment of Radio History.
September 19, 2015

The picture below shows Terry Salmonson and Jack with the award.


Club members who braved a rainy Friday evening a couple of weeks ago became happy citizens of Calico County as Chuck Langdon played two recordings of western-style radio plays that he and the Club produced in the mid-1990s. The plays were "Pretty Good Day," and "The Big Dance." The evening was a reunion for several cast and crew, as well as playwright Dave Aime, who wrote four Calico County plays and collaborated with Chuck in the production. Fond memories were exchanged, of rehearsals at the Bush's house, and of the one-take recording sessions at the Channel 10 studios. Several audience members were hearing the plays for the first time, so there were smiles of recognition for Mark Bush's "Old Timer" character, and the youthful trail rider "Jimmy," played by Mike Henry, who was in attendance as well. I was happy to see smiling faces when my "Cookie" stirred things up with shrill comments and laughter. Marsha Bush was beaming to hear once again the sound effects that she and Mark had created for the recordings. The evening was low-key and heartfelt for the ensemble effort that we all enjoyed some twenty years ago. Pictures of the night are below

MWOTRC Slide show