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Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen Old Time Radio Program

Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen Old Time Radio Program

15 minute adventure/ kids show episodes

Free Samples of this Old Time Radio Program:
Jimmie Allen: 1937 episode 8
Jimmie Allen: 1937 episode 9

The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen was an adventure series written for children and teenagers and broadcast from 1933 until 1947.
Hundreds of thousands of youngsters were held in thrall by the exploits of Jimmy, who personified the finest of the ideals of a young American hero of the period: courage, resourcefulness, and moral rectitude. As a protégé of WWI flying ace Speed Robertson, Jimmie learned the tricks of the trade, and enrolled in flying school, eventually to emerge as a sixteen-year-old flying ace who traveled the world solving mysteries and participating in air show races. Writers Bob Burtt and Bill Moore, who were both former WWI flying aces, drew upon their personal experiences to infuse an element of authenticity in their scripts.

Sponsor Skelly Oil provided a number of promotional items, much prized as collectors items today. The Skelly/Allen promotions--including Jimmie Allen Air Races, attended by tens of thousands, throughout the Midwest--are considered among the most ambitious campaigns of early radio.

In 1936, the series was adapted to film, The Sky Parade, a Paramount vehicle about the post-war adventures of WWI pilots. The film featured some of the cast from the radio show playing different parts.

Inevitably, the show's popularity waned, and the writers eventually moved on to create and script a new boys' adventures series, Captain Midnight.

During WWII the scripts were updated and reworked, and these new episodes were aired in Kansas from 1946 to 1947. Repeat episodes of the show were heard on various stations throughout the country until the mid-1950s.


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All of our Old Time Radio Programs are in MP3 format. You can play them on your computer, you can transfer them to MP3 players (like the IPod), but, by and large, you cannot play them on stereos, walkmen, or car radios.

The sound quality of Old Time Radio Programs can vary greatly. Some episodes are excellent, others you have to turn up the volume a little and ignore the static. All of the episodes can be listened to and enjoyed. You can listen to our free samples to get a feel for how the programs sound.
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  • The files are large - it will take you a few minutes to download each file. Each zip file is around 40MBs. A full CD worth of episodes takes about 14 large files. if you are on a dial-up connection, we highly recommend you buy a CD.
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Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen has 123 episodes from 1936 and 1937 (no titles)

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