Charlie & Kate

Charlie Summers, the Worst Voice in Internet Audio, and his daughter Katie Summers, America's OTR Sweetheart!

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About Us:

SummersTime is the RadioOnceMore show hosted by father-and-daughter team Kate and Charlie Summers. Our goal is to pick some awesome Old-Time Radio shows that we want to hear or share with each other, and then play them for you, too!

Current schedule:
  Mon 6:00pm EDT
  Fri 6:00am EDT
  Sun 3:00am EDT

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2013 Archives

12/30/2013: We're back from vacation, filled with the holiday spirit! First up, Kate enjoys A Christmas Carol, I laugh with Phil Harris and Alice Faye, she thinks Father Knows Best (boy, don't I wish!), and I close it out with a New Year's episode of Gunsmoke! And even though we're back, you can hear archived episodes thanks to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

11/25/2013: It's our last show before the holiday break, and we're celebrating the release of the new book, Radio Rides the Range with an all-Western show! First up, Kate rides with Rusty and Rin Tin Tin, I meet Deadwood Dick thanks to Lightning Jim, she joins Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, and I close it out riding to Fort Laramie! While we're on break, listen again to archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

11/18/2013: This week, Kate watches The Clock, I take my half out of the middle and play the War of the Worlds - no, not that one, the movie adaption from Lux Radio Theater, and she closes it out going to the Radio City Playhouse! Listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

11/11/2013: I'm flying solo this week while Kate catches up on her schoolwork; first two episodes of This is Civil Defense, we hear the future 1984 from the NBC University Theatre, and I finish it out with a presentation of the Academy Award Theater! Remember to enjoy the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

11/04/2013: This week, Kate joins Gale Storm for My Little Margie, I play an episode of the Maxwell House Coffee Time, she votes for the Mayor of the Town, and I run an episode of the short-lived series Honest Harold! And pick up the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

10/28/2013: It's our Halloween special, broadcasting direct from the Nostalgialand Cemetary, where entertainment media are buried! Kate picks an episode of The Witch's Tale, I spook up the school with Our Miss Brooks, she thinks Father Knows Best (boy, don't I wish!), and I close up the show with Quiet, Please! Be sure to join us this week for our special Halloween episode, and don't forget about the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

10/21/2013: I'm flying solo this week; first up, Charlie Russell plays Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, we listen to the most famous news broadcast in radio with Here It Now, and I finish it out with an NBC Short Story! Remember to enjoy the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

10/14/2013: This week, Kate listens to a story she's reading in school courtesy of Escape, I go Behind the Mike to listen to some baby cries, she swings through the jungle with Tarzan of the Apes, and I share a Command Performance! And yep, there's an archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

10/07/2013: This week, Kate rides the plains with Straight Arrow, I spend some time In Old New York, she stays with the western motif riding with Wild Bill Hickok, and I join Cary Grant in Academy Award Theater! Don't forget the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/30/2013: This week, Kate joins Groucho to play You Bet your Life, I enter the Author's Playhouse, she's across the street at the Matinee Theater, and I play the audition for The Man From Homicide! And please enjoy the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/23/2013: This week, Kate plays an episode of Encore Theater, I sleuth with Mr. and Mrs. North, she shows herself to be one of the Gallant American Women, and I join the voice of Tweety with The Mel Blanc Show! Remember, there are archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/16/2013: This week, Kate joins Doctor Sixgun, I get the story with Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter, she continues her medical training with Dr. Christian, and I finish up traveling to the...er...future?...to the year 2000 Plus! And listen to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/09/2013: This week, I start things off with Mr Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons, Katie shares a play from The Campbell Playhouse, and I finish up trying to get something out of the Silent Men! And check out the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/02/2013: This program marks the beginning of our second year on Radio Once More, so we're celebrating! Kate laughs with Our Miss Brooks, I listen while Broadway Talks Back, she studies the history of Frontier Fighters, and she tells me to be, Quiet, Please! And enjoy again the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

08/26/2013: I'm flying solo this week, starting with The Campbell Playhouse production of "June Moon," then I Escape to "The Outer Limit," and join Michael Shayne on the case! And enjoy again the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

08/05/2013: Kate starts things off by riding the plains with The Cisco Kid, I run an episode of Encore Theater, she opens up The Sealed Book and I Love Adventure! Check out the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

07/29/2013: This time out Kate joins the Crime Club, I run an episode of the long-running seriesMeet the Press, she waves the flag for Hudson High with Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy, and I close it out with a visit to One Man's Family! And listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

07/22/2013: This week Kate plays two episodes of Blair of the Mounties, I run an episode of Suspense starring OTR Digest contributor Conrad Binyon, she plays an episode of Fort Laramie, and I end the show remembering what the real Lone Ranger stood for! And don't forget the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

07/15/2013: Kate starts things off with an episode of Jack Haley's Wonder Show, I try to be a policy wonk listening to Keys to the Capitol, she plays a creepy episode of the AFRTS-produced Macabre, and I close it out with another episode of The Marriage! Check out the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

07/08/2013: Katie checks in with Family Doctor, I continue the patriotic theme from last week with an episode of Men at Sea, she plays a creepy episode of Dark Fantasy, and I close it out with the audition episode of The Marriage! And listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

07/01/2013: It's our patriotic July Fourth show! We play a pair of episodes from Treasury Star Parade, Orson Welles broadcasts from a military base with his strange Your Radio Almanac, and and we close it out with the original May 8th, 1945 broadcast of Norman Corwin's famous On A Note Of Triumph! And check out the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

06/24/2013: It's a special live edition of SummersTime, recorded at the Cincinnati Nostalgia Convention! Katie and I interview Ivan Cury, radio's Bobby Benson, scores of other radio roles including Portia Faces Life, director and producer of groundbreaking television programs and even some popular television soap operas, Professor of Communications for large California universities, the man who literally wrote the book on television and commercial directing! And we'll play some of his radio shows - including a Cavalcade of America with Walter Hampton, and of course Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders! And don't miss the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

06/17/2013: It's a special live edition of SummersTime, recorded at the Cincinnati Nostalgia Convention! Katie and I interview Bob Hastings, radio's Archie Andrews, Elroy Carpenter from television's McHale's Navy, General Hospital's Capt. Burt Ramsey, and many many other roles in radio, television, and film! And we'll play some radio shows where he performs - an early episode of Sea Hound, of course we'll play The Adventures of Archie Andrews, and a shocking episode of X Minus One where his character couldn't be farther removed from Archie! And remember to listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

06/10/2013: We're back from the Cincinnati Nostalgia Convention - Kate spends twenty-four hours on A Day in the Life of Dennis Day, I initiate a Pursuit, she joins a great metropolitan newspaper in Big Town, and I play two shows from the funny papers on a dare - Popeye and Gasoline Alley! Next week, the first of our interviews from the Cincinnati Nostalgia Expo, with Bob Hastings, radio's Archie Andrews! And remember to listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

06/03/2013: Kate mounts up with Red Ryder, I play a Jack Benny-starring episode of Lux Radio Theatre, and she parties with George and Gracie on Burns and Allen! Don't forget the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

05/27/2013: This week, Kate rides with the Mysterious Traveller, I take two shifts with the Night Editor, she foils the bad guys who say Hello Sucker, and I ride down the range to Melody Ranch! And check out the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

05/20/2013: Kate listens to Murder by Experts, I play two episodes of Front Page Drama, she joins Pinto Pete and his Ranch Boys, and I close it out squaring the Weird Circle! Listen to the archived episode on the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

05/13/2013: Katie's working hard to get ready for finals, so I'm flying solo this week, starting off with an episode of Edward R. Murrow's Here It Now, joining the great Frank Sinatra as Rocky Fortune, and laughing along with the gang on The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show! To hear Kate this week, you'll need to listen to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

05/06/2013: Kate rides the range with The Six Shooter, I play the premiere episode of Drene Time where we first meet The Bickersons, she makes an appointment with Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons, and I revisit The New Adventures of Michael Shayne! And remember there's an archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

04/29/2013: Kate plays an episode of Chandu the Magician, I visit the B-Bar-B Ranch with Bobby Benson, she makes the great Escape, and I Deal In Crime! And listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

04/22/2013: Katie has a Barrel of Fun, I play two episodes of the syndicated Police Reporter, she runs to the phone to Call the Police, and I share the audition to Miss Pinkerton, Inc.! And don't miss the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

04/15/2013: Oops! Technical difficulties...we'll be back with a new show next week! For now, listen to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

04/08/2013: I play an episode of the syndicated Stand By for Crime, Kate joins Orson Welles for the premiere broadcast of The Mercury Theater on the Air, and I share one of the few surviving episodes of The Jack Webb Show! And listen to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

04/01/2013: It's April Fools' Day, so we're a little confused...but all of the shows this week ran on April the First! Kate listens to Fibber McGee and Molly, I fly with The Falcon, one of us plays an episode of Grantland Rice Sports, and we close out with an episode of the comedy The Aldrich Family! And no foolin', there's a previous episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

03/25/2013: I present an episode of Cloak and Dagger, Kate plays the episode of Lux Radio Theatre that contains "The Thin Man," and I run an episode of the comedy Meet Millie! And listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

03/18/2013: Kate plays an episode of Challenge of the Yukon about a puppy, I run an episode of 2000 Plus, she presents the first two programs of Jerry of the Circus, and I play the premiere broadcast of Unit 99! And listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

03/11/2013: Kate plays an episode about a namesake from Frontier Town, I run an episode of the quiz show Better Half, she presents a creepy episode of Crime Classics about Jack the Ripper, and I play the final episodes of the five-part Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar that ran fifty-seven years ago this week! Don't forget the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

03/04/2013: I continue with two more episodes of the five-part Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar "The Clinton Matter" from fifty-seven years ago, Kate presents the Biographies in Sound episode profiling Winston Churchill, and I play an episode of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe! And check out the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

02/25/2013: Kate plays A Date with Judy, I run an episode of Gasoline Alley and then start a five-part Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar from fifty-seven years ago, she tells one of the Tales of the Texas Rangers, and I go back to The Black Museum! And remember the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

02/18/2013: Kate runs an episode of I Love Adventure, I join Buzz and Happy in the Space Patrol, she shares an episode of The Adventures of Ellery Queen, and I examine a Stroke of Fate! Don't forget the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

02/11/2013: Kate pretends that Father Knows Best (boy, don't I wish!), I place us all in Suspense, she plays a funny episode of The Jack Benny Program, and I play an episode of Destination Freedom starring Studs Terkel. And please enjoy the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

02/04/2013: Kate runs the conclusion of the Adventures by Morse series, "The Girl on Shipwreck Island," I take a look at one of The Men Who Made America, she plays a great episode of Information Please, I play an episode of Theater Five with some old friends, and then I remember Dear Abby who passed away last month. Remember to listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

01/28/2013: Kate plays the second episode of the Adventures by Morse series, "The Girl on Shipwreck Island," I run two episodes of Captain Midnight, she goes back to the Old West with Marshall Matt Dillon and the smell of Gunsmoke, and I revisit my friend Lon Clark as the Comic Weekly Man! And check out the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

01/21/2013: Kate plays the first episode of the Adventures by Morse series, "The Girl on Shipwreck Island," I share the premiere episode of Behind the Mike, she goes back to noir with an episode of Boston Blackie, and I close it out with an episode of Crime Classics that reminds me of my favorite date! And don't forget to listen again to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

01/14/2013: Kate starts us off laughing at The Adventures of Archie Andrews, I get serious with the smell of Gunsmoke, she visits the seedier side of Los Angeles with Dragnet, and I play an episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade! Don't forget to check out the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

01/07/2013: This week Kate puts, A Life in Your Hands, I join The Line Up, she plays an episode of Strange Wills, and I play an odd little episode of Frontier Gentleman! And listen to the archived episode posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

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