The Adventures of Uncle Jimmy, starring William Farnum (of The Clutching Hand fame) as the avuncular adventurer, was a serial radio drama that aired in the 1940s. Uncle Jimmy’s level head and hard won wisdom places him in the center of his family’s orbit, where he guides them through the rough patches and wild rides of impetuous youth. Dramatic serials, as they were also known, were a leading form of popular entertainment in their heyday, beginning in the 1920s and holding steady until television began to steal away audiences in the 1950s. Radio drama is dependent on rich dialogue, evocative soundtracks and powerful voice acting to draw listeners into the stories. As “Uncle Jimmy,” William Farnum did just that. Not only a radio actor, Farnum was a gifted stage and screen actor as well, with over 140 films to his credit. Farnum was, at one point, the most highly paid star in Hollywood. His resonant, comforting voice brings Uncle Jimmy to vivid life in this rich radio drama.
GSMC Classics presents some of the greatest classic radio broadcasts, classic novels, dramas, comedies, mysteries, and theatrical presentations from a bygone era. The GSMC Classics collection is the embodiment of the best of the golden age of radio. Let Golden State Media Concepts take you on a ride through the classic age of radio, with this compiled collection of episodes from a wide variety of old programs. ***PLEASE NOTE*** GSMC Podcast Network presents these shows as historical content and have brought them to you unedited. Remember that times have changed and some shows might not reflect the standards of today’s politically correct society. The shows do not necessarily reflect the views, standards, or beliefs of Golden State Media Concepts or the GSMC Podcast Network. Our goal is to entertain, educate, and give you a glimpse into the past.