Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Arch Oboler

Recorded August 05th, 1976 - 43 min

He captured the imagination of listeners everywhere as the writer and host of Lights Out, one of the most memorable series in the history of radio. He was born December 7, 1909 and was 66 at the time we met in his home in Studio City, California, where he told how his career began in Chicago.  He died March 17, 1987 at age 77.

Lights Out - 12/15/42 - Knock At The Door

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Arch Oboler's famous "Mother In Law" story done on Lights Out 12/15/42.


  1. steve vhering says... comment left on March 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Being a somewhat very small author myself, it was delightful to hear Arch on this interview. I first heard him on a radio play called Lion Hunt. Introduced by Vincent Price, It was and still is a very enjoyable short story. a shortened version of course from the Lions Of Tsavo. But never the less, a great one.

  2. Fr. Eugene Harrison, C.Ss.R. says... comment left on March 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Mr. Oboler was one of the all time greats, and ‘Lights Out’
    is one of my favorite OTR radio programs, it is such a joy to hear these interviews. These interviews satisfy both my love of history, love of people, and love of old time radio. I was not old enough to hear these programs when they first aired, but have tried to listen to as many as possible in the last 12 years