As a child I grew up on remote farmland with no AC power. I had a crystal set and loved it. Radio stories were my passion. I now relive those memories with OTRCAT. Com. Although power came to the farm, after the war, the stories on my crystal set were still the best of all....... "Thank You" for the site and ability to experience those times once again.
Frank Bingham (Palm Springs, Ca.), October 19, 2010
I'm not a football or baseball fan, so while my husband is watching a game I sit next to him, knit and listen to old time radio. We're together, but I don't have to watch the game!!
Melinda (USA), September 22, 2010
I just placed an order and thought I'd write to thank you for all the pleasure the discs I get from you bring for my wife and me. Most of the shows are before my time so I am hearing them for the first time. I want to thank you in particular for the Dan Ingram material because I did listen to him in the 60's and it is great to hear him again. The interviews are also great to hear him talk about his life and work. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!
Jerry (USA), September 16, 2010
My parents were involved in a serious head-on collision last February. Fortunately, they both survived and are actually recovering quite well. Dad just came home last Friday. Mom spent 127 total days in the hospital/rehab. Dad spent 206 days in the hospital/rehab.
Anyway, while dad was laid up, I showed him how to operate the little iPod Shuffle. I would load it up with his old favorites. Music mainly. I stumbled across your website and ordered Arthur Godfrey as a trial at his request. I was amazed at how simple it was to download and load up an iPod with so many shows stored on your MP3 disks. Dad loved it! It helped to heer him up and pass the time! I also believe it helped his mental status during his healing and rehab.
Dad and I couldn't believe how many shows were stored on just one disk. He wanted me to order Benny, Gildersleeve, McGee, and Amos & Andy. What a library we now have! Along with many of our old cassettes loaded with old radio shows, we now have your few CDs loaded with hours of listening pleasure.
I owe you a certain amount of gratitude for helping me to help dad on his road to recovery. Thanks for your website. I'm looking forward to placing another order sometime soon.
Mike R (Ohio), September 2, 2010
I am so delighted to be able to listen to Old Time Radio programs again. They are so much fun AND I can still sit back and relax or do something around our home. Thank you for bringing back the "good old days"
Juliann Fontana (Napa, CA), September 2, 2010
Some real wonderful collections! I really like FATAL FEMALES,GRACIE FOR PRESIDENT,BENNY-ALLEN FEUD,DOG COLLECTION and golly geezizzums,you really have some talented and creative people with you on staff,coming up with these boffo ideas! Give the Quiz Kid(s) behind the scenes a raise! They really do a terrific job!!!
ADAM A. (FALLS CHURCH,VA), September 1, 2010
I've only recently discovered the Fu Manchu series; even downloaded the Sax Roemer (sp?) books onto my Kindle! Just so you know, Jon - I've seen a lot of OTR sites over the years, but yours is hands down the best - great old graphics (what a fantastic collection - where'd you ever find all those?), show and star bio's, and the generous feature of allowing people to hear a full example of any series before buying - and even download them - for free! ... I'm your biggest fan, and even though most of my OTR listening these days is from streaming stations via my iphone, I'll always be returning to your site to learn, listen and just say "howdy"!
Mike (Hawaii), August 20, 2010
I wanted to comment on the person's comments on Nashville and the Grande Ole Opry. I, too, am a big fan of the Grande Ole Opry shows from Old Time Radio. I, too, am fortunate enough to have visited Nashville and to attend both the New Grande Ole Opry house on Shelby Street in Nashville, and the Rhyman Museum. I went there for a different reason, though. My stepfather was a big fan of the Opry. He would listen to the Grande Ole Opry shows on his radio every Saturday night. When he died, I promised him, I would go down there for him if I ever got the chance. In 95, i did. Got to meet the people he so admired. Little Jimmy Dickens, Kitty Welles, Dolly Parton, and Reba McIntyre are some of his favorites, and I met them all. In 96 or 97, I attended my first Fanfare in Nashville. I was lucky to be able to see the last performance ever of Tammy Wynette. God bless OTRCat for bringing the Grande Ole Opry Shows to us. By the way--my mom sang with Hank Williams Sr.
Bill J. White (Cambridge, Ohio), August 9, 2010
Just wanted to add my note of appreciation to you and otrcat.com for the wonderful programs you provide. For the past couple of years I have enjoyed the Christmas shows, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and others but have yet to listen to everything that is on any of them. As adjunct faculty at a small private college, I have used news programs, especially Edward R. Murrow and Elmer Davis, and entertainment in class. Thank you very much. J. Stephenson
James Stephenson (New London, CT 06320), July 21, 2010
I've been listening to the "Jack Benny - Fred Allen Feud" collection. After hearing so many Jello commercials from Don Wilson on Benny's show, I realized I hadn't had Jello for a long time, and began craving it. My wife felt the same way. Tonight we had Jello for dessert - strawberry Jello with sliced strawberries and bananas mixed in. Yum!
I guess it just goes to show that a sponsor's investment pays off eventually.
Jim S (USA), July 19, 2010
Hello Jon, Thank You for my latest order, very fast as always. I have to say the mouse pad looks GREAT! Very Well Done. Would also like to mention that all of the many collections I have ordered from you over the past year have been outstanding quality and very entertaining. I will be back for more soon. P.S. Thanks for the Bonus Sticker too! Love it.... KB
Kevin (Ohio), July 16, 2010
not only do you have really good listening, but your service is absolutely top flight!
Dawn Goyeche July 5, 2010
Thanks - My son gave me the 8 disc Christmas set for a Christmas present. I love them. I am a "senior" person who remembers most of these radio programs. I have seen so many that I want to order - thanks for the good service and the wonderful memories that these programs bring me. I remember sitting in the living room in Richmond Va during the 2nd world war during "blackouts" and listening to the radio programs. We had to put a towel over the little light that came from the radio so the block wardens could not see any light from out house. I have never given up my radio - I love it more than my tv!!!!!
Ann R (USA), June 8, 2010
I've been a customer for several years now. I listen to most of the series on the dates the episodes originally aired. This way I can enjoy commercials and show stories that may reflect the seasons or holidays at the right time of year. And it ensures I'll be listening to Gunsmoke and Vic and Sade for a long long time to come! Also love Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Bob and Ray.
Michael R (New Jersey), June 6, 2010
Jon: I can't believe how efficient you guys are at handling things. I already got my MP3s today--and as usual I got all the right stuff. Thanks again. I am getting addicted to all these shows--so I will continue to be a steady customer.