OTRCAT has been a life saver for me. A few months ago I ordered many classic radio series like Jack Benny. I was born in the mid-50's so I missed the days of network radio. However, many of the stars of radio migrated to TV and were still very popular when I was a boy.
Anyway, I came down with a painful medical condition last month, and the doctor prescribed 2 hour long baths each day to counteract the symptoms. Now, I hate baths and always have, being an active person who jumps in/out of a shower.
An hour in a bathtub seems endless to me ... These old shows have been a godsend to me. In seemingly seconds, an hour has passed by (each CD holds about an hour's worth of programming). I even look forward to the "latest" installment of Jack Benny, Sam Spade, The Saint, Burns & Allen, etc.
THANKS for making these wonderful shows available. I think of you every time I take a bath! ;-)
Will C (USA), May 4, 2010
hello: i am super glad to find a place that i can find old time radio shows on cd and mp3 cds. they make very fanstic gifts as well for people who don't watch tv. thanks tons
Jennifer (good old salem ohio), April 30, 2010
Jon: I heard your old time radio classics when I first purchased my new vehicle and sirius radio was free for a year. I found the station and I listen no nothing else. It was bad luck that I always got on it at ten minutes till the hour or the last ten minutes of a program. I got tired of always missing the programs so I decided to purchase alot of your MP3 disks. I particularly love Gunsmoke and the Six Shooter. They are wonderful so I got them all. I am going on vacation soon and look forward while my husband sleeps and listens to his music I will take all of my disks with me. THANK YOU so very much
Nancy Graves (Victoria Texs), April 26, 2010
What a great site - I have bought several CDs and they are all wonderful Good to see the British shows are available too. I never expected to hear most of them again, now they are a constant delight, as are the American Radio Shows - I love the Kraft Music ones. I have recommended the site to friends too. Keep up the good work. Mina
Mina Caulfield (England), April 26, 2010
I recently returned from an almost three-week trip to Canyonlands NP and the Grand Canyon. I'm a tent camper, and every night I went to sleep listening to old-time radio shows I've acquired from OTRCAT.com. One night, the temperature dropped to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, but these great recordings helped to keep me warm.
John F (USA), April 20, 2010
I love these old shows. I am a private investigator and listen to then while doing surveillance. The time flies by!
Dan Bekins (Arizona), April 20, 2010
I am a new custormer to this website.I am glad I found it.I am very pleases with my first order.It got here quick.I visit this website daily.And will be placing another order soon.Thank You not only for a great website,but for good service also.And the radio shows are at a great price of only $5.00 a Cd. Thank You..Charles
Charles Maker (Marion,IL.62959), April 10, 2010
I love this site and visit it daily. I am downloading all free shows. However, my birthday is this month and I have advised several of my friends to purchase shows as my present. I am looking forward to getting hundreds of shows for my birthday. I am so excited. Thank you for this site. It has improved the quality of life. Thanks, Thanks and Thanks again.
Herb (INDIANAPOLIS, IN.), April 5, 2010
I'm fairly new to the radio classics, and wish I'd been aware of them years ago. The comedy is timeless, and I'd highly recommend the generously-loaded MP3 discs as gifts for older parents. Years ago, my mother would occasionally mention how funny Jack Benny, Rochester, and Phil Harris were on the radio. After she was stricken with a serious stroke, she would d to hear those old-time shows, I'm sure of it. Pity that I wasn't 'in tune' with the abundance of programming that was available...I'd hunt up various DVDs for her, but these radio shows would have made her last years a lot more enjoyable....they were a special part of her life. To those of you with folks who are housebound or not mobile---consider giving them a trip back to lighter, funnier days. I wish I had. Thanks for doing such a good job making all these available, Jon------
Kevin Laurey (utica ny), March 24, 2010
I've been an otr fan a long time. I've gotten great MP3 discs and downloaded shows to put on discs. you have shown me a good many treasures of the otr world.
Allan Morris (sylacauga, Alabama), March 23, 2010
Really appreciate having you to turn to for my Old Time Radio Shows!!! I'm 63...remember listening to "The Shadow" in front of our Zenith (Which I have refinished & still have working....it was purchased the day I was born in 1946). I have ordered quite a few MP3's from you and can't thank you enough for the enjoyment it has given me.
Bill Z (USA), March 18, 2010
I’ve been an OTRcat.org shopper for years. Recently my father, who just turned 89 had been having some health issues. He was having anxiety attacks which were making his heart race. He would then take his pulse and see his heart rate was up that would make him more frightened causing his heart race even faster. After a particularly bad spell of this I took him to the emergency cardiac unit at a local hospital.
For hours he fretted about his heart rate while the doctors told him that he just needed to relax as they ran a series of tests on him. Of course, this took hours, during which he keep asking me what his heart rate was on the monitor. As I sat as his bed I realized I had my Ipod with me. I had just loaded a bunch of Great Gildersleeves. I said, do you want to hear an old radio show… and I put in the ear buds and started the shows. He laid back and began to relax… he was so quiet that I was worried for a moment until I heard him start to laugh. All the while his heart rate went down and down until it was normal.
A few hours and several shows later (he even wanted to take the shows into the lab when they were going to run tests on him) the sent him home with a full bill of health. On the car on the way home he said, “All I needed were these shows…” I left him with my Ipod and came back the next day with an mp3 player and all of my Gildersleeve and Fibber discs. Whenever he feels anxious he sits back and listens.
So grateful… thanks OTRcat!!
John Connors (Chicago), March 3, 2010
Jon, I love the mousepad, several folks at work have commented on it. One wrote down your website. I love the Johnny Mercer set. I have never heard the complete Camel Caravan shows. When I was on the radio years ago, I used to play LP tracks taken from those broadcasts. If and when I get a website up, I will include an OTRCAT link. Thank you for providing such a great resource. Bob
Robert C;lark (Stone Mountain, Ga), February 20, 2010
As a new customer, I absolutely agree with Mort from New York! I'm so grateful to have found this site. My order was filled accurately and promptly and the two extras were really nice; one of them quite unexpected! I have a large collection and will probably not be ordering frequently, but I know where to come when I do want something. Thanks again!
Cheryl Hatfield (Sun City, AZ), February 19, 2010
I love this site! My mother purchased a cassette of two Shadow shows for my brother and myself years ago and we must have listened to it a billion times. Imagine my surprise to find the volumes of shows on your site. My brother and I have made multiple purchases and cannot get enough. My favorite thing to do is to put a variety of shows on my i-pod and bring the thrills of yesteryear into the high tech era.