I had a friend of mine stop by today just to insult my lifestyle at home because I recently put away the TV for a new past time.First, let me explain,When i was growing up,I was raised by parents who were strict,Holiness Pentecostal ministers,as a result anything 'worldly'such as TV,movie shows,sporting events,...etc...,were strictly forbidden.However in the eveningtime if we wer'nt studying the bible(I still do) we would sit around in the living room and listen to OLD TIME RADIO PROGRAMS they had on reel-to-reel.All you older brothers(and sisters)out there know what I'm talking about,but for you young members,Before the advent of television,families used to spend thier evenings around the old wooden AM radio and listen to programs like Amos & Andy,Gunsmoke,Lum & Abner,The Lone Ranger,Dragnet,the list goes on & on.Seeing all the trash on TV today,for awhile I longed to go back to a simpler time and relive my childhood.Years have passed and the OTR programs got lost.I didnt know where to go to get a hold of these priceless gem's until I was browsing on EBAY and out of curiousity,typed-in OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS,much to my amazement,the site was full of OTR programs.I browsed further for my favorite, The Lone Ranger, to find a few show's and there it was,300+ shows on MP3 format with a buy it now price of $10.00.To make this short,I've sat all day buying nothing but OTR programs.The memories of my boyhood got so intense I took the TV out of the living room so I can enjoy my new heaven-on-earth. I didnt mean to take-up space here on the B.O.C. but I just had to share this with y'all.Everyone talks about goin' back to the simple life,and this is the way to do it in my book. If this new hobby makes me wierd,SO WHAT! It's like that country song says:'You Do Your Thing,I'll Do Mine(dont know who sings it),but the good thing about it,these programs will be with me this summer when I go nitefishin'. Thats all I have to say.Does anyone else out there know what i'm talking about when it comes to old radio? Can You old timers remember what your favorite's were?