Welcome to share_otr, LiveJournal's only community dedicated solely to sharing audio files of Old Time Radio shows. OTR, often called the "theatre of the mind," was the primary source of entertainment for families before the advent of television. Shows were produced in practically every genre (variety, comedy, mystery, horror, westerns, sci-fi, etc.) and featured some of the biggest celebrities of the era, such as Orson Welles, Jack Benny, and Lucille Ball. This community aims to keep the memory of OTR alive and well, along with introducing OTR to new fans.
To the Powers That Be, please note that a large amount of OTR is in the public domain, as much of it was either never copyrighted or has had its copyrights expire. In short: Don't shut us down! Old Time Radio and this community have NO relation to the RIAA, and we're perfectly legal (to the best of my knowledge)!
I don't want to be a stickler for the rules, but there a few that are necessary to keep this community organized and easy to use. PLEASE keep these in mind for each of your posts, and if you fail to follow any of them, expect a comment asking you to fix it, or I may delete the post. So save us both some time!
Possible Options for Uploading Files:
[ SendSpace | MegaUpload | Box | Gigasize ]
There are dozens of other places, but these are some of the most popular.
Otter Project (free Windows software that helps you catalog your OTR collection. GREAT!)
Wikipedia's OTR Page
Archive.org's OTR listings (there are hundreds of episodes posted for FREE download here!)
If you have any links you'd like to add to this resources list, please feel free to leave me a comment on any of my posts (your_eyes_open).