How It All Began.....
Streaming old time radio started back in 1999 when broadband internet was being introduced into more and more cities. The notion of being able to have my own “radio station” intrigued me very much! I opted to have an old time radio station because I more of that material than I did any genre of music. So, I decided on the name “WOTR Indianapolis”. I felt that a radio station had call letters, mine would be WOTR (obvious for old time radio) and since I lived in Indianapolis at the time, the 2 joined together quite nicely.
WOTR Indianapolis was born in 1999 Live365.com, streaming old time radio a couple hours a day, 7 days a week. That is, until more and more people began streaming old time radio but was doing it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I stopped streaming daily and began streaming seasonally throughout the Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years holiday season. I did this for many years. It wasn’t until 2006 that I changed the name to Old Time Radio USA. The station was still growing momentum with listeners welcoming me back each holiday season. By 2015, I had a loyal following that looked forward to the holiday season, as Old Time Radio USA became synonymous with the holiday season.
When 2016 rolled around and the seasonal broadcast for 2015 had just came to an end for the season, I was left with something to think about. “Why not take this to the next level and go 365 days a year?” I asked myself. After careful consideration, on April 1st, 2016, Old Time Radio USA was now a full-fledged, all year ‘round station…. and continues to this day.