10/02/04 - posted by Fred Laurice
I sure remember running home after school to listen to Jack Armstrong (the All-American Boy!), Little Orphan Annie, Captain Midnight, and a host of other kids radio shows that used to begin about 3 or 4 in the afternoon. In the late '30s and early '40s, that was our TV! The visuals were as good as your imagination.

And I don't know how many "secret decoder rings" I bought through the years with a cereal boxtop and a few coins. It was exciting to wait for the end of the show when the secret message would be broadcast - a series of numbers or letters that translated into a few words. Usually, they were simply a clue about the upcoming episode, but we felt that we really had the "inside scoop!"

I also remember a Saturday morning radio show called "Let's Pretend." I can almost hear the theme song but not quite. It sounded something like "Teddy Bear's Picnic." Anyone remember it?

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