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Your Place For A Mountain of Old-Time-Radio Shows, Available For You 24/7/365!

from Pick Your Plots Entertainment

You are here for one reason and one reason only. You want good, old-fashioned, adventurous, family-friendly entertainment. You have either listened to old time radio shows growing up, or were introduced to them recently by a family member, friend or colleague. Either way, that is why you are here. You are eager to listen to them once more, and are tired of either having to pay for them, or go all over the place in order to hear them.

You could already be an old time radio expert, or perhaps someone who is looking for an alternative form of entertainment, and sees old time radio as a good option.

You could be anywhere in age from 8 to 100, either a man or a woman, American or any other nationality, all looking to old time radio to hear for the first time, or the thousandth time.

You could desire to reminisce about the days when entertainment was purely wholesome, and you'd just like to walk down those memorable pathways of your mind again.

You could be tired of the mind-numbing, even damaging forms of entertainment that is flooding the world these days, full of foul language, violence and sex that television and movies seems to think we all want to see and hear.

Maybe you could just want to find a place where all of these old time radio shows are housed in one place, where you can come at anytime day or night and listen to whatever you want...for free.

To all of you, and others, we say welcome to Way Back When. We're excited to have you come share in an entertainment source that we love, too. Here, you have a wide variety of shows that you'll have access to whenever you'd like to hear them.

All shows are downloadable for your listening delight, and I'll show you how easy it is to do so. You'll be able to burn them to CDs or upload them to your mp3 player of choice, so you can take these shows wherever you go, whether on a road trip, to the shore, to work, anywhere.

It is my promise that you will enjoy all of the adventure, excitement, and laughter that you'll find inside this site, and that you will find your experience here unforgettable. You'll be able to go way back when imagination was prevalent, and life was simpler.

Way Back When radio programs were aired from the late 20's through the early 60's there was more plentiful variety in the shows that were on, compared to entertainment forms these days.

This time, spanning 40 years, was known as the Golden Age of Radio. Here are just some of the variety of shows that generation listened to, in some of the categories offered here at Way Back When:

You'll find within these webpages a growing inventory of over 23,000 old time radio shows, either available now or to be added, with more
coming all of the time. In other words, a never ending flow of adventurous, family-friendly entertainment.

 Why become a part of the audience at Way Back When?

We want you to become a part of the community. We are striving to bring sponsors to these shows, just like during the Golden Age of Radio. Whether these businesses sponsor an entire program, a single episode, or just offer to support the site with their exclusive deals for WBW listeners, we are hoping to bring the community and its businesses together within this wholesome environment.

We are hoping that listeners will in turn help support these businesses by accepting their exclusive offers and frequent their establishments as a way of thanking them for supporting and sponsoring Way Back When.

While most of these programs are of good sound quality, every once in a while a program will fall short of good quality, but will still be tolerable to listen.

On the home page will be our Top 10 most listened to shows of the previous month, in case you have trouble choosing what to listen to yourself.

As we grow the site, we'll add information about the shows, the actors and the era.

We welcome you, both first time and expert old time radio listener, to Way Back When, and we hope you enjoy the show!

All Our Best,

Way Back When

Brought to you by Pick Your Plots Entertainment, in association with MCBCM Entertainment LLC


  1. Kandi Burt
    Kandi Burt
    July 31, 2013 at 9:44 pm


  2. Bill O'Hare
    Bill O'Hare
    February 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I look forward to using your offerings. However, I see no way of accessing your shows. Any assistance would be appreciated.

    • Admin
      February 27, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Hello Bill:

      If you click on Shows up on the top right NavBar, it takes you to the categories page. From there you can choose what category of shows you’d like to listen to. The main categories page will list the series we have, both available now and upcoming. From there you can click on any series, which will take you to a list of episodes for the series you’ve chosen. Clicking on show titles will take you to the page for that episode, and from there it is just a matter of clicking the play button and enjoying!

      Thanks for listening!

  3. Joe Nobles
    Joe Nobles
    May 8, 2014 at 3:17 am


    Thank you for building this archive, I love old time radio shows I remember listening to CBS’s Radio Mystery Theater back in the late ’70’s and ’80’s. I used to have some commercially sold cassette recordings but these wore out but not before I got my son interested in the old shows and your archive will keep the old shows alive way into the future! I have one question, how do I download and save the shows?

    Thank you.

    Joe Nobles

    • Admin
      May 8, 2014 at 3:24 am

      Thank you for your support of our efforts, Joe!

      We work constantly to keep Old Time Radio alive. Future plans include novelizations and film adaptations of the shows. Right now, in answer to your question, we only have the shows available for streaming from the site. We are working on creating downloadable versions of the shows. Keep in touch and we’ll let you know when they become available for download. For now, enjoy the shows!