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Radio Spirits


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Listen to the best shows from the Golden Age of Radio.

Radio Spirits presents its nationally-syndicated program When Radio Was which features a selection of Old Time Radio (OTR) shows and is hosted by Greg Bell.

Access an archive of recent shows and see the schedule of upcoming programs.

Featuring great series such as The Shadow, Jack Benny Show, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Green Hornet, Abbott and Costello, Life of Riley, and many others.

iOS background play allows you to listen while you do other things on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Fully integrated with iPod/audio controls.

AirPlay will allow you to stream the shows to your Apple TV.

Runs on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

For more great Old Time Radio, be sure to visit and listen to our Sirius XM RadioClassics channel 82.

What's New in Version 1.1

Even more shows available! Minor fixes

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Customer Reviews


This is the app I use daily--or I should say--NIGHTLY. I bought a pillow speaker and listen to shows til sleep comes. Next morning, I replay the show to hear the parts I missed. Better than a lullaby. I especially enjoyed hearing shows from Christmas, 1949, as I would have been 6 months old then, and probably not much of a radio listener yet!

I like the new version with 4 instead of 3 shows to choose from when I travel and have trouble getting online. this is so I have more chance to hear the episode if it's a serial like Johnny Dollar that I'll feel bad to miss part of a 5 part story. LOVE this app & always recommend it. I used to listen live at midnight when we lived in Chicago.

Great content, outdated app...

Love Radio Spirits and Wen Radio Was, their content is great. The app however is a very different story. It has not kept up with iOS updates, the current version is over three years old. It is in dire need of an update. It's so bad that it will no longer run on my my iPad or iPhone. When I try to open the app it instantly crashes.
Other issues of concern are the aggressive ads on the app that frequently hijack your phone to take you to the App Store to buy the app they're peddling. If you can get the app to work and stream a program it will frequently stop in the middle of a program, temporarily pause, and then back up a few seconds and continue the stream.
I hope Radio Spirits will address these issues and update the app. It used to be so enjoyable.

Great content; terrible app

Let’s face it: the radio shows played via this app are great. I don’t have any problem with the content. I do have a tremendous problem with the ad network this app uses because there’s always an ad that launches the App Store and brings up an app that I don’t care about. I always have to dismiss it in order to get back to the Radio Spirits app so I can see how much time is left, or to skip forward/backwards in the program.

If the makers of this app ever update it, I have one request: how about a 15 or 30 second skip forward and backward, similar to Apple’s podcast app?

Radio Spirits
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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 2.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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