My wife and I have ordered several sets of your MP3s (Dragnet, Amos & Andy, My Favorite Husband, Suspense, and just today Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Nightwatch) and these OTRs are an important part of our relationship. We listen to these shows together and enjoy them more than any TV show. These have all been excellent CDs and we will be ordering more. Thanks so much for the great radio shows.
Tracy Irick & John Michaelson (Greeneville, TN), February 28, 2011
Great new look!!!!! Thanks for the great shows you bring us! Please keep up the good work!
William McCleary (Richmond,MO), February 18, 2011
I've purchased a great many OTR mp3 discs from OTR Cat and have always been nothing more than completely satisfied with both the service and the quality of the product ... I can almost guarantee you will not find the same level of quality and professionalism as you do here. Order without fear and prepare to enjoy some truly great audio theater from yesteryear!
Darrell (Little Rock, AR), February 16, 2011
Hi Jon, just a thank you to you and everybody there for having a site like this its truley unique. I am a voulnteer dj for our local radio station and I just purchased a cd which will be great for my comedy hour I do, and the sampler cd that will be used at the station during the old time radio hour by another dj. Many thanks again for you site, and I am sure that the station will be getting more cd's of you in the future.
Ian (New Zealand), February 15, 2011
i love listening to old time radio, jon has made it affordable and easy to order.i will be a customer for along time.thanks jon.
Joseph Roffe (florida), February 3, 2011
i love OTR! have been listening for 30 yrs and never get tired of it. thankfully there are sites like this to make collecting easier.
Alex M (Salmo BC Canada), February 2, 2011
Jon: just want to tell you I enjoy old time radio at night while trying to go to sleep. Enjoy "Broadway's My Beat" "Tales of the Texas Rangers" "Philo Vance" and all the other detectives.. Your prices are reasonable -- Wishing you all the best!
T.F. (Texas), January 20, 2011
I was born too late to enjoy most OTR without tape, CD, record or MP3. I discovered OTR by ordering some Superman records from Kellogg's when I was a boy. Today, thanks to otrcat I'm discovering new OTR treasures all the time. Thank you & have a Happy New Year!!!!
Allan Morris (Sylacauga, Al.), January 7, 2011
Just so you know my kids opened the X Minus One CDs and my son broke out in laughter. He had such a good time listening to the ones from 1995 on tape and both my son and daughter are looking forward to listening to 140 episodes. I plan on getting more CDs and some for me. My daughter works as a CNA at a retirement home and this would be a great way to have the patients enjoy their memories, what a great idea.
Greg H (USA), January 2, 2011
The discs arrived today. I just want to tell you how much I am enjoying the Cities Service Band of America one. I have been searching for years for recordings (I wore my records out 40 years ago) and only came up with one, the fabulous Lavalle at Work, which I've digitized. When I was a child I was very ill and missed almost two years of school. A highlight of my week was the Cities Service program. It encouraged me to take up the trombone and I later became active in concert and jazz bands. Paul Lavalle was a real hero to me. So, thanks for pulling that together. The sound is better than my old table radio's and the spirit of this kind of Americana is hard to beat.
I'm sure I'll enjoy the other recordings, but did want to mention this one to you.
Best wishes for the holidays. You have a great service. I will doubtless be ordering more.
Ron (Massachusetts), December 22, 2010
Again, I receieved my most recent purchase of great OTR from OTRCAT.com and I'm very happy to be now listening to Your Hit Parade, with the feature song "Goody Goody." I also ordered the Benny Goodman collection.
I want to say for anyone unsure of the quality of shows, they are usually remarkably good, for the age of the shows.
OTRCAT.com is the best source for all your OTR listening needs. I recommend that you take advantage of the free SAMPLER, which is a great gift to your collection, and order from OTRCAT.com with confidence.
As they say on the web, ENJOY! It's history, happiness, and will put a smile on your face, unless you want to be scared by Suspense, or thrilled by the Detectives. Or educated with the wonderful selection of Historical and Children's shows. It's all on OTRCAT.com.
If I sound like a commerical, it's because I'm sold on OTRCAT.com.
Dennis Hermanson Old Time Fan of OTR (Old Time Radio)
Dennis Hermanson (Hillsborough, NC), December 8, 2010
I just wanted to let you know I received the discs last week, and the Glenn Miller disc was EXACTLY what I've been looking for! Thank you for providing something I did not think was available, and for providing it at a reasonable rate and timely delivery!
Jodie (USA), December 7, 2010
I have repeat customer because of the great service and tremendous selection of otr shows. I bought a Coby CD/MP3/radio just to listen to your shows. Although I am 64, I listened to radio for broadcast only in the fifth and sixth grades for Let's Pretend. I was a TV person. In the 1970s, the local PBS radio station, KPBS, had a collector play his collection and I taped most of the shows I could. I still have the tapes and played them two years ago and they are great. This email was written so that younger people can appreciate the writing, acting, and use of sound that seem lacking in so many media expressions. I am not nostalgic about the past, but radio should again be a vital part of our nation's life as it is in Britain. So thanks for being not only a preserver of the audio past, but hopefully part of the "prequel" of a revival of imagination and commercial radio.
Susan P (USA), November 30, 2010
As a media and entertainment psychologist, I study the effects of media on individuals and the general populace. I'm sure you've noticed already that you tend to choose DVD's, Music, or Old Time Radio because it makes you feel a certain way. Some people choose music to excite them, some to calm them down. Movies work in the same way. We know that action-based movies or entertainment provide the best distraction and arousal for people working out at home or at the gym. We have media we watch or listen to attached to during the holidays. Some media reminds us of a period in our lives too. Whatever the reason, feeling good, and the things that help us feel good, also reduce stress, reduce depressive thoughts, and therefore increase optimism. Old time radio is no different. Though before my time, the Jack Benny show for example, puts me in a good mood simply because I hear laughter and hear people having a good time. These social behavioral cues are contagious. We can write media prescriptions for ourselves that will infect us with a desired mood. In addition, media such as old time radio can be used to burst the bubble of depression and release the optimism we need to confidently seek more active and dynamic lifestyles. It can inspire us to be more heroic, or take us back to find the hero within us who got lost. Finally, media such as old time radio can help remind us that there are other people in the world. It can exercise our imagination and turn our focus not inward, but on the wondrous world of possibilities surrounding us.
GORDON GOODMAN (LOS ANGELES), November 29, 2010
As my wife’s Alzheimer’s worsens, she continues to enjoy OTR. Of late, we’ve been listening to “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.” To be accurate, she’s heard a few shows when she’s in the car with me; I listen to them even when she isn’t so I hear a lot more than she does. Bob Bailey is my favorite, with Charles Russell a not too distant second. I was actually a bit disappointed when they dropped the opening, “At insurance investigation, he’s just an expert; at expense accounts, he’s a genius.” In a few minutes, we’re leaving for dinner at the home of a family who goes to our church. Johnny will accompany us.
When I was younger I heard programs between ’53 and ’57 or so. So hearing them again is a treat. I don’t think Dick Powell would have been as good for this role. He was clearly made for Richard Diamond.