Vintage popular recordings from the 1920s and 1930s

Radio Dismuke

I first heard Radio Dismuke (listen here) on an in-room iPad at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. It’s an Internet radio station that plays vintage popular recordings from the 1920s and 1930s, pretty much exactly what you hear in the background while waiting to ride the Jungle Cruise at Disney.

Originally you could listen to the station on an AppleTV or in iTunes in the Internet Radio section, but about a year ago it stopped appearing in those sources. Now – as far as I can tell – the only way to hear it is via the website. It’s worth a listen if you enjoy the style and it’s extra cool to occasionally hear the classic cigarette and automobile ads peppered throughout the daily broadcast.

“Four out of five doctors recommend Camel cigarettes!”

2024-01-23: You can stream Radio Dismuke via TuneIn on Amazon Music, but you need to spell it when you ask Alexa. e.g. “Alexa, play radio dee-eye-ess-em-you-kay-ee.”

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