Friday, June 10, 2016


Robert Newman, a name most of you reading this probably never heard of, can hold his head up high and be proud. He just published the 100th issue of RLL ON THE AIR. This quarterly newsletter, published four times a year, provides informative articles about Old-Time Radio. To clarify, the difference between a magazine and a fanzine is the type of articles found within the pages of publication. A fanzine generally offers articles from a fan perspective. Example: "The Great Gildersleeve is my favorite radio program" and "Top ten most popular radio detectives." A magazine provides information, news, book reviews, and other materials designed to keep you abreast of what is happening in the hobby.

Newman's periodical provides book reviews from time to time, dates of nostalgia conventions and informative articles that provide unique perspectives of the classic old-time radio programs you enjoy listening to. And I am proud to say that I co-authored an article with Terry Salomonson about The Lone Ranger for what is Newman's largest issue to date. And since this is his 100th issue, it should be larger in size. Size Newman himself went into detail regarding the history of the newsletter, I am reprinting the first two pages of Issue No. 100 for you. Better to let Newman tell the story in his own words.

If you are interested in subscribing to RLL ON THE AIR, contact Robert Newman at or call 825-3662 (Area Code 513). Subscription is $15.00 per year. He also sells back issues for $1.50 each.

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