Your host is Ryan Osentowski

Join me Sunday to Thursday for a listen back to the great days of radio.

Venture back with me as I travel  in time to the period when the family gathered around the radio to listen as the world was being brought into their living rooms. It was a marvel in its time and thankfully many of those marvelous moments are preserved for other generations to enjoy. At CJNU we try to bring you the best of the best for your listening pleasure nightly on the Nostalgia station.


JACK BENNY ..  was on the air for 24 years and his comedy set a high water mark and was  imitated later by Jerry Seinfeld on TV.

The marvelous Jack Benny with his whole cast of characters explore his  life and times while living to age 39 , trying to pinch every penny and  fiddling with a violin that will not cooperate.

01/01:  1) (01/08/50 and 2)  01/15/50)

01/08:  1) (01/16/44 and 2)  01/28/45)

01/15 :  1) 01/08/39 and 2)  05/01/49)

01/22:  1) 01/07/45 and 2)  10/26/52)

01/29:  1) 03/17/46 and 2) 06/01/52)

02/05: 1) Birthday Bash: (02/25/40, 02/16/41)


SAGEBRUSH THEATRE…come back  to the frontier of America where saloons, pistols and dancing girls were the order of the day. Legendary stories of the Wild West fill the air with hoof beats and thrills as we follow some of its greatest heroes.

01/02: 1) Hopalong Cassidy: “Dead Man’s Hand” (01/01/50) and 2)Fort Laramie: “The Boatwright Story” (01/29/56)

01/09: 1)The Lone Ranger: “The Making of a Coward” (01/30/39) and  2) Have Gun, Will Travel: “A Matter of Ethics” (02/01/59)

01/16:   Screen Directors Playhouse: “Broken Arrow” (09/07/51)

01/23    1) Gunsmoke: “Home Surgery” (09/13/52)  and 2) Wild Bill Hickok: “The Missouri Kid” (04/08/51)

01/30 1) The Cisco Kid: “The Howl of the Coyote” (No airdate) and 2) Escape: “Sundown” (06/23/50)

02/06: 1)The Roy Rogers Show: “Cattle Rustlers” (02/01/52) and 2)Frontier Gentleman: “The Shelton Brothers” (02/02/58)



BEYOND THE UNKNOWN…there are many stories that fill us this wonder and some with dread. Things we cannot explain that tell us that we may not be alone and stories of crime and passion that leave us with questions.

01/03: 1) Fibber McGee and Molly: “Fibber’s Night Out” (04/24/41) and 2)The Shadow: “Death to the Shadow” (03/12/44)

01/10: 1)  The Great Gildersleeve: “Feud of the Jolly Boys” (11/18/45) and 2) Dangerous Assignment: “The Balkans” (05/31/50)

01/17:   1)Dragnet: “The Big Underground” (12/28/54) and

   2) Phil Harris and Alice Faye: “Phil Runs For City Council” (05/16/48)

01/24: 1) Burns and Allen: “Kill the Rat” (03/13/47)  and

   2) The Weird Circle: “A Terrible Night” (01/22/44)

01/31:   1) Suspense: “A Thing of Beauty” (05/29/47) and 2) Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: “The Big Scoop Matter” (11/11/56)

02/07:  Lux Radio Theater: “Little Women” (03/13/50)



4 STAR THEATRE.. We are lucky to have access to one of the most popular radio shows ever: the LUX Radio Show. Broadcast for over 21 years they recorded over 900 episodes with various hosts and movie stars replaying roles they had played on the silver screen.

01/04: 1) The Life of Riley: “Lay-offs” (09/08/45) and 2) Gang Busters: “The Case of the Golf Course Murder” (08/07/48

01/11:  1)   Inner Sanctum: “Dead Man’s Deal” (08/28/45) and 2) The Saint: “Greed Causes Murder” (08/14/49)

12/18:  1)Duffy’s Tavern: “Archie and the Bully” (03/16/49) and  2)Night Beat: “Marty” (07/03/50)

01/25:  The Campbell Playhouse: “Victoria Regina” (06/02/39)

02/01   1) Ozzie and Harriet: “Ozzie Takes Up Cigars” (06/01/51)  and 2)The Bing Crosby Show: “Guest, Rosemary  Clooney” (01/22/53)

02/08:  1)Abbott and Costello: “Marriage Bureau” (04/21/48)  and 2)Lights Out Everybody: “Poltergeist” (10/20/42)




LAUGHING OUT LOUD. Nobody loves a good laugh as much as we do and every week we have our choice of some of the greatest comedians to ever step into a studio. Everything from belly laughs to more gentle humor fills this spot on the dial.

01/05: NBC University Theater: “1984” (08/29/49)

01/12: Space Patrol: “Prison Planet” (01/08/55) and 2) You Bet Your Life: “The Secret Word is Money” (05/04/57)

01/19: 1) The Whistler: “Quiet Suicide” (02/18/48) and

  2) On Stage: “A Corner of Autumn” (02/05/53)

01/26: 1)Our Miss Brooks: “Clay City Football Game” (10/31/48) and

   2) Sherlock Holmes: “The Man With the Twisted Lip (05/06/46

02/02:  1) X Minus One: “Courtesy” (08/18/55) and 2) Tales of the Texas Rangers: “The Cactus Pear” (12/17/50)

02/09: 1)The Challenge of the Yukon: “King’s Escape” (11/08/47) and 2)Philip Marlowe: “The Pelican’s Roost” (06/28/50)





























































The Whistler: “Quiet Suicide” (02/18/48

On Stage: “A Corner of Autumn” (02/05/53)