Does anyone else remember this show? I listened to it from the late 1970s through the 1980s. It came on at 7:00pm and featured a half hour reading from a children's book. Books included The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (on of my absolute favorites), Charlotte's Web, Julie of the Wolves, and Tuck Everlasting. Growing up, my family didn't have a TV until I was fourteen, so The Spider's Web was important entertainment for me. I rarely missed an episode, even if it meant having to stand in a certain spot in the living room so the signal was clear.
Back in the day, I had books on record, and now there are tons of books available as audio files. These options don't provide the same pleasure of simultaneity as radio or tv. As a sometimes lonely kid, I loved listening to the radio and knowing other people were out there doing the exact same thing. I still love radio and tv because they seem warmer and more connected than music played from my own collection or videos watched on Netflix.
I wonder if LB with have that experience?