I was born in the 70's so I was not around during the Golden Age of Radio (unless you count The CBS Mystery Theater), but I have a deep appreciation for these vintage programs from days gone by. You guys provide the best service for OTR fans like myself... fast, no, uber-fast service, low prices, clear sound quality, plus you do your homework on classic radio.
I enjoy the classics like Fibber McGee, Jack Benny, Suspense, and Amos 'n Andy, but I am amazed at the discovery of the very rare shows; it seems that every week, I find a new show I never heard of.
And I actually feel better after hearing these shows; my stress level goes down with each program I listen to. It's as if there's a soothing factor included with each MP3.
I thoroughly recommend OTRCAT.com, for entertainment and for your health.
Keep up the great work!! Al
Al Johnson (Milwaukee WI USA), January 18, 2012
Funny how we have no idea about how even the littlest things we do can cause ripples through peoples lives. I been buying your discs for years, and you always send those sample discs. Well I never heard Blackstones show before. I thought the trick thing at the end was interesting but never got around to buying full version. So recently I acquired an advanced robot used by universities, I got one as a developer. So the company in France had an application contest, the top 3 winners got all sorts of prizes including an all expense paid trip to Paris for 4 days, to visit the offices and fine tune the winning robot applications.
So I got your Blackstone recordings, and took the trick part, editing out other peoples voices, so it sounds like he is performing the trick with the robot. It took 3rd place! So had I never heard the show on your sample disc, I never would have got the idea so thanks for the trip and prizes!
Scott (USA), January 12, 2012
You must personally know the Postmaster General (or something) to get my OTR order to me this quick! I received the CDs today (around noon). What, three days total from ordering 30 discs to receiving the loot. Half way across the country... WOW! .. Businesses like yours is what is right with America - give the customer more than they expected. Thank you ... job well done.
Blair (US), January 9, 2012
Thank you for the email! I am the President of the Historical Society here in my little town of Oakfield. We have a museum that we opened two years ago. This year one of our rooms is going to be "WWII on the Homefront" so I bought some recordings that I want to play in the background for this room!
You have a great site - I am thrilled that I found you!!!!
Laurie (NY), January 4, 2012
Anytime is a good time for OTR. I greww up with TV versions of Dragnet, Lone Ranger & Superman. I ate Kellogg's Corn Flakes till I Could Get boxtops for 4 Superman records. I eventually found OTRCAT and get many hidden OTR treasures from them.
Allan January 4, 2012
Thank you for all the nice old time radio recordings. I wish I had the time to listen to all, but I'm thinking of buying some MP3 CD recordings in the course of this year. Anyway, thank's for your catalog and best wishes to you for 2012.
David (Belgium), January 4, 2012
One of the great things about MP3s is the availability of all episodes of a given series being burned on one CD. I daresay a lot more people are getting into OTR because of the easy availability and low cost. Fantastic!"
Jeff January 4, 2012
I love ordering from you guys--your service is excellent--your product is very affordable, and for those of us who love these shows--the product is terrific. My wife and son think I'm, crazy-but they love how happy it makes me to get these. My wife did like one of the mysteries when we drove in the car--so that's some progress. Have a nice holiday
Al (USA), December 14, 2011
Fell asleep last night enjoying the OTR shows that "OTR CAT" posted from previous Thanksgivings. Boy was I thankful for your kindness. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Kevin (USA), November 27, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving USA! I ws hoping for a quiet day at work listening to Otr Cat Thanskgiving specials and scheduling. OF COURSE, that is not to be. Praying to get out of crisis mode and looking forward to cooking turkey sausage with my beautiful husband later.
Jennifer (Sweden), November 27, 2011
Wonderful source for resonably priced rare old time radio programs.
Peter (USA), November 27, 2011
I just have to tell you, I almost cried when I found the recordings of Land of the Lost! I am 54 years old, and my mother used to tell me and my sisters Red Lantern bedtime stories! I didnt know at the time that she was telling us stories she remembered from the radio show she listened to as a child. I still have vivid memories of the visuals that were painted in my head, and consider Red Lantern a part of my childhood. We are getting ready to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday and this CD will be one of her gifts! Thank you for keeping these treasures alive! (Of course I found some other goodies I couldnt pass up, and am excited to give them as Christmas gifts!) Most sincerely grateful, Dana
Dana (USA), November 3, 2011
I recently discovered Otrcat.com and I'm hooked. The library is remarkably extensive, the service amazing (and quick) and the pricing almost ridiculously reasonable. On top of all this Jon is very knowledgeable, friendly and responsive--and a cat lover, to boot (which is always a plus in my book). Thanks, Jon for everything!
Brad L. Hollowniczky (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), October 12, 2011
Hi OTR fans everywhere. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy dealing with Jon and OTRCAT. OTRCAT is just the most user friendly and comprehensive website for old time radio. This has just way beyond my wildest dreams of what otr was. Jon even has a complete collection of the 1970's CBS Radio Mystery Theater! Jon's compilation decisions are so appreciated. I will highly recommend OTRCAT to anyone who I meet and has an interest.
Bob Milka (San Fernando, California), September 11, 2011
I found the last paragraph of information on your new Red Cross cd very interesting. That may explain why they charged WWII soldiers, but when my husband came off the line in Korea (without a cent, I might add--who carries money into battle?) he found the Red Cross charging for coffee and donuts, while the Salvation Army gave them as much as they wanted for free. Guess who has received a lifetime of donations from us, and who will never receive a red cent?