Juvenile

I'm not sure what a juvenile program is. Yes, I know that certain programs were aimed at children - The Cinnamon Bear, Big Jon and Sparky, The Air Adventures of Speed Gibson, The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen and so on.

But then there are the programs like The Green Hornet, Tarzan, Jungle Jim, Challenge of the Yukon and Dick Tracy that appeal to all of us - kid or adult. So how are juvenile programs determined as juvenile? Mostly it was a function of when they were broadcast and who the sponsors were. In today's words ... who were the programs aimed at?

But the juvenile radio programs just do not seem to be as readily available as the comedy and drama programs. You should really have copies of these juvenile programs because this was one of the reasons that so many hundreds and thousands of hours were spent in front of the family radio. Those of us who were kids listened to all of the adventures that kids before only played out in their minds through the books. Now we could hear such adventures as their radio friends "lived" through such action packed lives.

As an example, out of the thousands of Little Orphan Annie shows that were produced and aired over the radio in the 1930's and 1940's, there are only six or seven available to collectors? Thousands of Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy broadcasts filled hundreds of listening hours for well over a decade of programming, but there are only about 116 of the 15 minute shows and a couple of the 30 minute programs available. Where are all of the rest of these programs?

Get them while you can!

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  • Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen
  • Big Jon and Sparkie
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
  • The Cinnamon Bear
  • Blackstone The Magician
  • Captain Midnight
  • Challenge of the Yukon
  • Cisco Kid
  • Dick Tracy
  • The Green Hornet
  • Hop Harrigan
  • Hopalong Cassidy
  • Jack Armstrong, All American Boy
  • Jerry of the Circus
  • Jungle Jim
  • Little Orphan Annie
  • Lone Ranger
  • Sky King
  • Space Patrol
  • Superman
  • Tarzan
  • Terry and the Pirates
  • Wild Bill Hickok

 

 

     
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