Mystery Play Internet Radio

Old Time Radio Lives Here!

Mystery Play Internet Radio has been broadcasting old time radio on the internet for over 17 years. MPIR has evolved from simple playlists of mp3 formatted radio plays to sophisticated live stream programming to net casting on various listening devices. Clyde J. Kell the owner and operator of Mystery Play Internet Radio has only one purpose and passion. To enable as many people as possible from all over the world the ability to listen and share old time radio. My creativity now extends to creating works of visual art in water color and illustrations.


All MPIR Streams Updated

For your listening enjoyment here's a brief run down on what's playing on the Mystery Play Internet Radio streams.

The MPIR Comedy OTR stream:

Meet Me At Parky's  Bust loose with this rare comedy show. Listen in and laugh on with Parky, the head cook and bottle washer at a Greek restaurant. Parky was a character created by Harry Einstein and originally debuted, with the Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor shows.

People Are Funny is an American radio and television game show, created by John Guedel that ran from 1942 to 1960 in which contestants were asked to carry out stunts. The Show went on the air April 10, 1942 with Art Baker as host. In a popular first-season stunt, a man was assigned to register a trained seal at the Knickerbocker Hotel while explaining that the seal was his girlfriend. On October 1, 1943, Baker was replaced by Art Linkletter, who continued for the rest of the series.

A Date with Judy  is a comedy radio series aimed at a teenage audience which had a long run from 1941 to 1950. The show began as a summer replacement for Bob Hope's show, sponsored by Pepsodent and airing on NBC from June 24 to September 16, 1941, with 14-year-old Ann Gillis in the title role. Dellie Ellis portrayed Judy Foster when the series returned the next summer (June 23 – September 15, 1942).

The MPIR History Capsule stream:

Biography in Sound  was an hour-long documentary radio program that was produced and broadcast in the 1950s. It's one of the best examples of radio excellence - the production is exemplary.

Democracy in America  is based on Alexis de Tocqueville’s book published in 1835 about his travels and observations of America.  Originally sent by the French government to study the United States prison system, Tocqueville expanded his research to all aspects of American life.  Democracy in America includes dramatizations as well as a discussion on the observations Tocqueville raises about American society.  Historian Dorothy Gordon and students from NYU add to the fascinating discussion. 

Inheritance  A highly patriotic show, the series revisits amazing people and times in American History from John Sullivan to Lewis and Clark to Dorothea Dix. The show covers a number of important historical events as well including the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave women the equal right to vote on August 18th, 1920.  Inheritance was produced in co-operation with The American Legion. 

The Golden Age of Radio  Was the creation of WTIC personality Dick Bertel and radio collector-historian Ed Corcoran, and was first broadcast in April of 1970. For the next seven years the program featured interviews with radio actors, writers, producers, engineers and musicians from radio's early days. In addition, each show featured excerpts from Ed's collection. Fortunately, these programs have been preserved, capturing for future generations the history of this vital medium during its formative years.

The main Mystery Play Internet Radio stream:

I Love A Mystery. February 1940. NBC net. "The Temple Of Vampires". This is a rare treat for you fans of MPIR because I researched and found the complete series and edited them together. For many years  only the exerpt, just after an earthquake shook the Temple and a second earthquake destroyed the Temple. The program is dated near the end of the story, which ran from January 22 to February 16, 1940). However the missing episodes were re-created from the original script. You'll probably notice the voice change in the actors. This doesn't take anything away from the exciting saga! Enjoy!

Let George Do It  was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine. Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine.

In rotation is Bold Venture, Richard Diamond Private Detective, The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe, Suspense, CBS Radio Mystery Theater, and more.