Ports of Call - Single Episodes

(4.5 stars; 4 reviews)


An obscure series from 1935 or 1936 in which each episode deals with a voyage to a different country where events of that country's history are dramatized. They each begin with the low moan of a tramp steamer's whistle and the announcement of the series title, followed by a musical interlude. From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



Persia 29:23
Alaska 28:42
Austria 29:19
Japan 29:22
Peru 30:42
Portugal 28:14
Siam 29:14
Turkey 29:16
35-xx-xx_Ports of Call-South A 29:19
United States 29:23
Wales 29:15
Sweden 28:57
New Zealand 29:08
Arabia 29:06
Argentina 28:18
Australia 28:53
Belgium 29:01
Central Africa 28:19
Chile 29:11
Cuba 28:52
Czechoslovakia 29:12
Denmark 29:06
Ecuador 29:17
Egypt 29:03
England 29:18
Germany 28:49
Greece 28:27
Guyana 28:59
Haiti 28:53
Hungary 27:43
India 29:30
Ireland 28:51
Norway 28:54
Panama 29:01
Russia 28:25
Scotland 28:47
Switzerland 28:23
The Barbary States 28:21
The Philippines 28:39
Venezuela 28:27
Yugoslavia 28:28


Another Time-Tunnel Series

(5 stars)

How historically accurate these episodes may be, is debatable. Never-the-less, they are great fun listening. A trip back to the years before WW2, and a world not yet forever changed. Makes you wish the mournfull horn of a tramp steamer could still be heard. The music score was timed so that stations subscribed to this pre-recorded series could fill in their local commercials while it played.