Informational Links

Below are links to various websites that are included here to provide you with access to interesting and fun radio-related content.

Places to Listen to Old-Time Radio

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater provides old-time radio shows from the golden age of radio to listen to for free.

The Old Time Radio (OTR) Downloadslets you stream their shows on your computer, or download for free their OTR shows to your computer, jump drive, phone, MP3-player, or CD. (Most of those choices will also let you then play those old-time shows on your vintage radio. All you'll need is an AM Transmitter, which you can buy online or purchase a custom-made one from Raymond Cady.)

View Some Beautiful Vintage Radios

The Radio Boulevard - Western Historic Radio Museum is WHRM Radio's Photo Gallery of Roaring 20s Radios including battery sets, crystal sets and early AC sets from 1920 to 1929. The site has useful information, excellent radio images, and a photo of Owen Young, Guglielmo Marconi, and Ed Nally Jr. on Marconi's yacht. My favorite photo is of the Atwater-Kent Model 37 because of it's art deco styling.

More Radios Plus Vintage TVs

One of the world's first websites for antique radios and TVs, launched in 1995 and still going strong is It has some great tips and tricks if you are just starting out in radio restoration or repair.

Vintage Technologies like Vacuum Tubes, Test Equipment, and More

Over at you will find a collection of old technology, antique vacuum tube radios & vintage transistor radios, electronic test equipment, soldering irons & soldering guns, and vintage record players. As well as great resource on all the technologies listed.

Car Radio History

Why would we not want to also look at the history of car radios. Depending on how many years back you want to look, some car radio systems are definitely vintage. Take a look at this article containing links regarding The History of Car Radio

Reading Radio Schematics

This is a YouTube video titled How to Read Antique Radio Schematics. Even if you do not want or plan to restore your vintage radio, you might enjoy learning more about how it looks by first gaining an understanding of how to read a vintage radio schematic.

Vintage Radio Restoration serves up Fresh Hacks Every Day from around the Internet. Our playful posts are the gold-standard in entertainment for engineers and engineering enthusiasts. We are taking back the term “Hacking” which has been soured in the public mind. Hacking is an art form that uses something in a way in which it was not originally intended. This highly creative activity can be highly technical, simply clever, or both. Hackers bask in the glory of building it instead of buying it, repairing it rather than trashing it, and raiding their junk bins for new projects every time they can steal a few moments away.

Over at you will find tons of great information on how to do all manor of activities including restoring antique radios.