My name is Ned Norris -- and I know something about you.
...I'm delighted you've found your way to my website. Here, I'm going to show you how
to enjoy the most amazing variety of old time radio shows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A Treasure Trove of Over 22,000 of
"I just wanted to say how wonderful the website is that Joy and Ned have. When I found it, I was just in heaven. My husband has been an old time radio buff for many years, and I found RUSC -- and I said, “Oh, my gosh! This is perfect!” You can download and you can burn CDs and listen to all the old-time radio shows you want for hardly any money each month. It is possibly the best web site that I have ever found. Thank you so much, Joy and Ned!" -- Dorothy, Tucson, Arizona
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If you're wondering what it would be like to be a member of RUSC, just imagine yourself in the following scenario ...
A 24-Hour Adventure
It's the end of the day. You've just come home from work and you feel like
relaxing before dinner. You wonder if there's anything good to watch on TV -- but there's
nothing on except reruns of sitcoms and the 6 o'clock news.
As you continue listening to the Fibber McGee and Molly show, you
laugh and chuckle. You begin to realize this is good, clean
entertainment -- and that they don't make comedy like this anymore. This kind of
comedy is hilarious without being rude, filthy or disgusting -- and without using
... add them to your play list, and then click on the Play button
as the family gathers 'round the dinner table.
You finally realize that there's simply no end to the number of
uses you can find for the old-time-radio shows on RUSC. You can listen to them practically
anytime and anywhere you go.
While Joy and I have worked hard to bring you the best compilation of old-time-radio shows
available anywhere, we also wanted to give you much more than you could ever ask for from an old-time-radio
website. When you become a member of RUSC, here are
just a few of the unique benefits you'll receive:
Access to All the Old Radio Shows You Want 24/7 -- There's no need to pay a considerable amount of money for the privilege of listening to old-time-radio shows(typically $.99 to $34.98 or more per CD). RUSC is a not-for-profit, family-run website -- and there is never any charge for listening to the shows themselves. Any money we receive in membership fees goes towards covering hardware costs, server space, bandwidth, general administration, and maintenance of the site.
"I couldn't find a better
"I feel like a kid in a candy store! At RUSC, I can download and listen to all of the old-time-radio shows in RUSC's amazing online library containing thousands of shows. I don't have to waste my money buying old-time-radio CDs. All the old-time-radio shows are made available as a benefit to members of RUSC for one low monthly fee that comes to just 25 cents a day! I couldn't find a better deal than this if I tried!" -- Maria, Los Angeles, California
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RUSC On-Demand -- Now you can be your own
old-time-radio disc jockey. All you have to do is select all the shows you want to listen to and
add them to your play list -- just like a deejay would do. Then, you simply click on the PLAY
button, and your selections are played continuously in the order you specified. Imagine
... it's just like having radio programming tailored exactly to your specifications. This provides hours of
uninterrupted listening without the need to download the shows one at a time as you finish listening to each
show. Many members have called RUSC's On-Demand service the #1 benefit of being a RUSC
"RUSC On-Demand is
"Man, I can’t begin to tell you what a wonderful service RUSC is. Ahhh... the old-time radio shows give me a chance to close my eyes and go back a few years to when I really enjoyed listening to radio in front of a fireplace. I really, really love it -- and RUSC On-Demand is absolutely the best thing that's happened to me, my office and my home. It’s on all the time!" Howard, Chicago, Illinois
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Good Sound quality -- A huge selection of
old-time-radio shows means absolutely nothing if the shows sound tinny, scratchy or full
of static. We make sure that the shows that are available at RUSC have good audio quality in
crystal clear MP3 for your listening pleasure.
"I'm truly amazed at
"I consider myself fortunate in being able to bring up your old-time radio shows on the computer. It takes me back a long time ago when I was a youngster when some of these shows were actually being broadcast over the radio ... I’m truly amazed at the quality of sound that the different shows have ... the voices are in totally good shape. I’m glad to recommend this to anybody who’s willing to listen." -- Bill, McMinnville, Oregon
Ned's Top 10 -- Whenever you enter the RUSC Member's Area, you'll find a column on the right-hand panel titled
"Ned's Top 10." I put together and constantly update this ever-changing list of the old-time-radio shows that
have been downloaded most frequently over the past month. It's a good way to find out what other
members are enjoying -- so that you can enjoy them for yourself as well.
Ned's Picks -- In the "RUSC Guide to Old-Time-Radio" Digital Web Book that you will receive as a benefit of your membership, I list my personal favorite shows in each of the 10 radio show categories. This will give you an excellent starting line-up of shows that you might want to listen to in order to simplify your selection process from the extensive array of shows available -- while you build your own preferences.
Show Details pages -- What good are thousands of show listings if you have little or no information about each show? As a member of RUSC, as you view the show titles, you can click on the Read more about this show... link, and you will be taken to the Show Details page. The Show Details page gives lots of useful information such as the name of the star, length in minutes and seconds, size of the file, the date the show was originally broadcast and a brief review of the show itself. I've painstakingly put all this together so that you'll have more than ample information to decide which shows to listen to. There are also links to find out more about the star of the show or the series itself if you wish.
Series Description -- If you want to find out more about any particular series you can click on the appropriate link and you'll arrive at the Series Description page. Sometimes it features just a brief overview, other times it is a mini-essay including information such as when the show was first broadcast and when the final broadcast went out, who sponsored it, the cast members and announcers, writers, theme tune and a potted-history of the show.
This information can be a useful background resource and makes listening to these wonderful shows even more pleasurable.
Power Search Function -- If you have favorite shows
that you want to find in our extensive library of shows, the Member's Area has a Power Search function that
enables you to search by show title, series name, broadcast date, name of star or keyword. This lets you
get to the shows you want instantly!
Relevant Editorial Articles Written by Yours Truly -- When you enter the RUSC Member's Area, in addition to seeing a listing of the shows that I've added to the library over the past few days, you'll also see an editorial article that I've written. I post a new one frequently during the week. These articles include stories sent in by RUSC members sharing new ways to enjoy the old-time-radio shows, relevant quizzes, fascinating facts about the radio stars and shows, special tributes, commemorations, well wishes and other timely information. Our members absolutely love this because they say the editorials brighten their day, teach them something new, and make them feel right at home in our old-time-radio family!
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to hear a heartwarming message
sent by Ricky from Florida in response
to one of my editorial articles:
Old-time Resources -- If you really want to stroll down memory lane to the hilt, there are interesting resources in the Member's Area -- such as recommended old-time-radio books, old-time advertising, and even old-time radio commercials for your enjoyment. You can even send an old-time-radio themed postcard to your friends or family -- for free.
I certainly don't want you to miss out on an old-time-radio experience that people are calling nothing short of extraordinary. I'm so eager to have you as a member of our growing old-time-radio family because I'm convinced you'll absolutely love it. Therefore, to sweeten the deal a bit more, I've put together this very special pack of gifts for you. Here's what you'll get in addition to all the benefits mentioned above as soon as you become a member.
* * * SPECIAL GIFT #1 * * *
Radio Show Listing E-Book
* * * SPECIAL GIFT #2 * * *
The Quaint "RUSC Guide to Old-Time-Radio"
I mentioned earlier that RUSC is a not-for-profit website -- it's all about providing you with the utmost enjoyment from these wonderful radio shows. With that in mind I'd like to offer you my very special "Ned's Word is His Bond" guarantee. It's a good old-fashioned guarantee and it goes like this:
If you are not 100% delighted with your RUSC
just let me know and you'll get a full refund.
Therefore, you can join with complete confidence -- and absolutely no
risk on your part.
Okay, let's quickly summarize what you get when you become a member of RUSC:
Membership of RUSC costs only $7.50 per month!
All the shows available on the RUSC website are for the enjoyment of RUSC
members. There is absolutely no charge for the privilege of listening to the shows themselves. Your $7.50 monthly
membership fee is simply a contribution towards hardware costs, server space, bandwidth, general administration,
and maintenance of the site.
Therefore, for just 25 cents a day -- less than the price of a pack of gum -- you'll enjoy all the member benefits I mentioned above and get the best bang that you've ever gotten from your entertainment dollar!
"My entertainment dollar has never brought me so much for so little."
"I’ve been a member for more than two years. One of the first things I do each morning is to go online to see what new material has been added to the already wonderful library of available shows. My entertainment dollar never before has brought me so much for so little. Thank you, Ned and Joy." -- Frank, Westchester, Pennsylvania
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Joy and I never fail to receive letters of appreciation from our members on a daily basis. We
enjoy reading all the letters, and look forward to receiving one from you as soon as you join our old-time-radio family. Recently, we received one
that we particularly treasure:
"Thanks very much, Ned and Joy. You're making a lot of people very happy. Believe it or not, you are changing the world in a positive way. Every bit helps, and every bit counts." -- Greg
"The best old time radio site on the Internet by far"
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We appreciate all your good
"... I just want to tell you how much your old-time-radio programs mean to me. I've been a subscriber now since you've been on. It is one of the nicest things I have ever seen and we appreciate all of your good efforts -very much. Thank you ..."
James, Atlanta, Georgia
Keep up the good
"... when we listen to the radio, especially the old radio shows, it forces the mind to form its own images and for me this is great because TV no longer offers anything important or entertaining to me. I want to thank you very much and keep up the good work ..."
Bill, North, Connecticut
A fabulous web
"... I just can't tell you how great this web site is for me ..."
A fantastic job
"... and then I stumbled upon RUSC and I was just amazed ... It's not just for adults. Kids can enjoy it as well ..."
Wonderful library of available shows
"... My entertainment dollar never before has brought me so much for so little. Thank you Ned and Joy ..."
Frank from Westchester, Pennsylvania
Truly been a blessing to me and my family
You have truly improved my life and my spirits. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work.
Artonya, Blue Island
I love your
You have given me the ability to turn my car into a time machine. Which makes my two-hour commute almost a pleasure. I don't know what I would do without you. Thanks for being there.
Bill, Hackettstown, New Jersey
This has been one of my great
... I don’t care how old they are. It’s just the fact they’re really good. Good dramas and good detective stories and good comedians. Thank you so much ...
John, Grennan Hills, Illinois