My Parents' Radio

Vinyl Music from the 20's thru the 70's

music * period commercials * radio shows * yesterday's news

What is My Parents' Radio?

A project in digital restoration and memory preservation

The concept for My Parents' Radio started with my desire to recreate the memories of my childhood thru the music that my parents, particularly my mother, enjoyed.  They had a modest record collection, which we played non-stop, and they listened to the music common to their generation.  The interesting mix between the "popular" music of the 20s, 30s and 40s, followed by the "non-rock" 50's mentality, eventually morphed into the Beautiful Music genre of the 60s and 70s.

All of the music on My Parents' Radio is transcribed from vinyl, so expect to hear some pops and crackles.  My quest for just the right music has made me a used record store junkie, and an eBay record hoarder, but fortunately, it's a relatively inexpensive hobby that keeps me out of trouble (most of the time).

I hope you enjoy the show.