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!

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

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2014 Archives

11/24/2014: It's our last show before the Christmas break; first Kate visits with Mr. and Mrs. North, I am so scared I Sleep No More, she walks the night with Pat Novak, and I pretty myself with the Palmolive Beauty Box Theater! Don't forget we have archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

11/17/2014: Comedy and drama this week; first, Kate visits The Great Gildersleeve, I am wooden listening to The Edgar Bergan Charlie McCarthy Show, she frightens me when she tells me Mystery Is My Hobby, and I continue the theme with the Radio City Playhouse! And of course there are archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

11/10/2014: Kate presents her personal card reading, Have Gun Will Travel, I play the sole surviving episode of Latitude Zero, she listens to a creepy story from Macabre, and I play tricks on Chandu the Magician! Remember, we post archived episodes to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

11/03/2014: First up this week, Katie plays an episode of I Was a Communist for the FBI, I have a "Close Shave" with the Molle Mystery Theatre, she reviews some if this year's classwork listening to The March of Time, and I watch some of that new-fangled television thing with Mr. and Mrs. Blandings! And enjoy the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

10/27/2014: We're back in the Nostalgialand Cemetary for another great Halloween show, this one programmed with suggestions from the Internet OTR Digest! First up, we make a great Escape, then we trick-or-treat with The Jack Benny Program, we visit "The Wailing Wall" in Inner Sanctum Mysteries, and finally we giggle with Baby Snooks! When you find your way out of the cemetary, listen to the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

10/20/2014: This week, Katie opens up The Casebook of Gregory Hood, I enjoy the Micky Mouse Theater of the Air, she rides genteelly with Frontier Gentleman, and Saints Preserve Us I get lost with Mr Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons! What isn't lost are the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

10/13/2014: Kate's busy with schoolwork this week, so I'm flying solo...first up, a visit with the Family Doctor, then another episode of The Big Show, and I close it out with another episode of Family Doctor! To hear Kate this week, check out the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

10/06/2014: First up, Kate runs with The Man Called X, I listen to the Nightbeat, she learns about history with the Cavalcade of America, and I end with Murder at Midnight! Remember we have archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/29/2014: This week, it's all Noir! Kate gets a letter from Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, I enjoy an Adventures of Phillip Marlowe, she plays an Adventures of Sam Spade, and I close it out with a Private Eyelash, Candy Matson! And, of course, there are archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/22/2014: Kate starts things off with Strange Wills, I present two WOR audition shows presenting Superman, she works on The Big Story, and I make a sandwich with The Wonder Show! Don't forget, there are archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/15/2014: This week, we're going to the theatre! Kate takes the afternoon off school for Matinee Theater, I repeat myself with Encore Theater, she is struck with Four Star Playhouse, and I make it short with NBC Presents: Short Story! As always, there are archived episodes available at the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/08/2014: Kate tempts the Diary Of Fate, I join The Line Up, she joins the masses with Vox Pop, and I ride the range with Luke Slaughter! And yep, there are archived episodes available at the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

09/01/2014: This show marks the beginning of our third year doing the show! Kate enjoys a The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe, I remember Lauren Bacall by playing an episode of Bold Venture, she takes a snapshot with Crime Photographer, and I remember announcer Don Pardo from something other than Saturday Night Live by playing an episode of Barry Craig! Don't forget the archived episodes available at the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

08/11/2014: Kate joins The Free Company, I join the sleuth for an Adventures of Ellery Queen, she listens to someone she met with Ethel & Albert, and I try to matriculate in The Halls of Ivy! And listen again to the archived episodes available at the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

08/04/2014: This week we remember Patricia "Pat" Hosley, who passed away at the age of 90, by playing programs from the Golden Age in which she starred. We play an episode The Brighter Day, one from X Minus One, of course we play an episode of The Adventures of Archie Andrews, a Cavalcade of America, and we close with an episode of The Magnificent Montague. We maintain archived episodes over at the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

07/28/2014: Kate makes a Forcast, I get a housecall from Dr. Tim, Detective, she walks the night with Rocky Fortune, and I laugh at the Eddie Bracken Show! Remember the archived episodes available at the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

07/21/2014: Kate becomes the sidekick of The Blue Beetle, I let it ride with Double Or Nothing, she learns about The City, and I Meet Miss Sherlock! Also posting archived episodes to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

07/14/2014: Kate has some Adventures In Research, I spend an Hour of Mystery, and she goes Behind the Mike! And listen again to the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

07/07/2014: This week to celebrate an amazing life and career we revisit our 2013 special live edition of SummersTime, recorded at the Ohio Nostalgia Expo, where Katie and I interviewed our friend 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! Mr. Hastings passed away June 30, 2014 at the age of 89. 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!

06/30/2014: It's a special live edition of the show, recorded at the 2014 Nostalgia Expo in Blue Ash, Ohio! Our guest this week is Jon Provost, best known for portraying Lassie's best friend, Timmy! And not only do we hear the complete interview, but we'll also listen to the Lux Radio Theater version of his first film, "So Big," and an episode of the late-40's series starring Lassie! For more of us, check out the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

06/23/2014: It's a special live edition of the show, recorded at the 2014 Nostalgia Expo in Blue Ash, Ohio! Our guest this week is Beverly Washburn, and not only do we hear the complete interview, but we also hear her rehearse the Jack Benny Program playing Mary Livingston, an aired episode of the Benny show where he runs into her on the street, and even an edited version of Family Theater! And remember the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

06/16/2014: First up, Kate goes to the White House with Mr. President, I become an expat as An American in England, she turns the Lights Out, and I enter the Author's Playhouse! Don't forget the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

06/09/2014: First this week, Kate becomes mysterious with The Green Lama, I countdown to blastoff with X Minus One, she cracks the books with NBC Short Story, and I listen to a Norman Corwin classic from Columbia Workshop! And check out the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

06/02/2014: This week it's all-comedy, since we needed some laughs! Kate giggles with the Jack Benny Program, I laugh at the antics of Burns & Allen, she hits the Fix-It Shop on the Mel Blanc Show, and I enjoy my favorite radio funnyman, Fred Allen! And check out the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

05/26/2014: While Kate studies for finals, it's just me this week; first up, I play Hail to the Chief for Mr. President, then we enjoy William Powell and Myrna Loy in the Lux Radio Theater, and I'm star-struck by Hollywood Star Time! To hear Kate this week, check out the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

05/19/2014: Kate uses her two-way wrist radio to contact Dick Tracy, I laugh at the antics of Our Miss Brooks, she rockets into Dimension X, and I get hard-boiled with Rocky Fortune! And enjoy again the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

05/12/2014: Kate frightens everyone with her Dark Fantasy, I visit Wonderland with the NBC University Theater, and she blasts off with Flash Gordon! Yep, there are archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

04/28/2014: Kate comes on like Gangbusters, and I take most of the episode running the premiere broadcast of The Big Show! And don't forget the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

04/21/2014: Kate flies off with Dantro, the Planet Man, I chuckle with The Stan Freeberg Show, she rides the range with Hopalong Cassidy, and I check in to Theater Five! And remember, we have archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

04/14/2014: Kate starts things off by turning the Lights Out, I get checked out by Dr. Christian, she examines other countries with a pair of America Looks Abroad episodes, and I ring up Whitehall 1212! For more of us, listen to the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

04/07/2014: I'm flying solo this week; first up, You Bet Your Life, then the troupe from the Campbell Playhouse presents "Victoria Regina," and I finish the show putting you in Suspense! To hear Kate this week, check out the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

03/24/2014: I start the show concluding last week's Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, Katie joins Robert Montgomery as The Count Of Monte Cristo from Lux Radio Theater, and I present a weird little episode of Orphans of Divorce! And don't forget the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

03/17/2014: First, Kate plays an episode of We Came This Way, I begin an exciting story with Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, she introduces us to the Men Who Made America, and I play a funny program from Four Star Playhouse! And don't forget the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

03/10/2014: First, Kate recalls Edgar Allen Poe's famous story "The Tell-Tale Heart" with Inner Sanctum Mysteries, I prowl the city on the Nightbeat, she stands up for law and order with Mr District Attorney, and I close it out with The Pacific Story! And enjoy the archived episodes posted to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

03/03/2014: First, Kate laughs with the Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air, I learn some history with Cavalcade of America, she plays a creepy Sleep No More, and I close it out with the Adventures of Sam Spade! Remember, we post archived episodes to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

02/24/2014: Kate's soloing this week because of my terrible cold; first up is an episode of the Ford Theater, then she indulges in some Louisa May Alcott with the Theater Guild on the Air production of "Little Women," starring Katharine Hepburn! To hear Kate's Dad this week, you'll need to check out the archived episodes on the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

02/17/2014: First, Kate laughs with the Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air, I learn some history with Cavalcade of America, she plays a creepy Sleep No More, and I close it out with the Adventures of Sam Spade! Remember, we post archived episodes to the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

02/10/2014: To celebrate Valentines Day, we're devoting the entire program to Benjamin Kubelsky, born on Valentines Day in 1894 - four episodes from various stages of The Jack Benny Program! And listen again to the archived episodes on the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

02/03/2014: I'm flying solo this week while Kate catches up on her schoolwork. First up is an episode of The Jack Benny Program, then I play a Theater Guild of the Air, and finally an episode of Suspense! And remember the archived episodes on the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

01/27/2014: Kate runs two episodes of Tennessee Jed, I play an episode of We Came This Way, she has a seat in the Silver Theater, and I strain to hear The Whisperer! For more from us, listen to the archived episodes on the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

01/20/2014: First, Kate visits the Magic Island, I open The Sealed Book, she giggles with My Little Margie, and magic happens with Chandu the Magician! And check out the archived episodes on the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

01/13/2014: Kate plays Twenty Questions, I have a Barrel of Fun, she plays Broadway Is My Beat, and I hit the docks with Johnny Madero, Pier 23! Don't miss the archived episodes on the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

01/06/2014: It's a brand new year! First up, Kate races with Speed Gibson, I enjoy the CBS Radio Workshop, she laughs with Fibber McGee and Molly, and I close it out with two shot shows, American Trail and The Black Book! And check out the archived episodes on the Nostalgic Rumblings podcast!

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