I listen at home while working at my computer. My earliest radio memories are from the early 1940s, WWII days, listening to the 15 minute children's adventure programs in the afternoon and the Loan Ranger each Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.
Tom M September 30, 2009
As the spouse and now the widow of a radio broadcast pioneer, I have great interest in the recordings you have in your collection. We were thrilled to be able to purchase "Unit 99" which my husband recorded on the spot and edited for McClatchy station KFBK...
Jessie Heinzman (California), September 29, 2009
I have told several friends about OTRCAT - mostly historians who use the recordings in class to illustrate American values and culure. They are wonderful vehicles for doing so.
Dr Moore (Arlington VA), September 28, 2009
I just wanted to drop ďThe CatĒ a note to let you all know how much Iíve enjoyed your site! Ever since I discovered you in 2004, Iíve enjoyed Perry Mason, Superman, the Lone Ranger, Dragnet, Mr. President, Johnny Dollar and many others! Iím a 26 year-old online college student. This allows me to study from home. Letís just say that Jack Benny has helped me laugh through many a term paper! I just finished your entire 13 disk collection of Jack Benny. I have to say that Jack is my favorite comedian! Iíve enjoyed the countless hours of listening pleasure and I already have more than one shopping list in my head for future orders! Thanks again Jon, The Cat is awesome!
Robert Garrison (Kennewick, WA.), September 15, 2009
I don't just love your recordings; I love your site, too! (and your Siamese Cat Logo, btw.)
Brady McElligott (Tulsa, OK), September 4, 2009
Have been collecting OTR since 1965, when picking trash as a kid I came upon home recordings of Beatrice Kay and Bob Clayton (Boston Radio Host) taken off the air. I have purchased many programs from you in the past, and I must say that your pricing is a better deal than what I used to get from Radio Yesteryear years ago. Keep the shows coming!
Bill Bowen (Brockton, Ma), September 2, 2009
Those MP3's that I have played have been most enjoyable and I only wish that I had found you earlier. I find that these recordings take me back to wartime when the American fores were here and I used to listen to a AFN Munich to such programmes such as these.
Ted (UK), August 25, 2009
WOW! Great show and great variety. You will never get bored with old time radio which holds up well in terms of topics and quality. I started listening through cassette tapes in the 1970s. OTRCat produces quality products, fast delivery, and at bargain prices. I look forward to ordering more shows and seeing what new programs are going to be added to the catalog.
Susan Painter (Chula Vista, CA), August 13, 2009
Thank you so much for providing these wonderful radio shows at such an affordable price! I first discovered old radio shows by finding "You are there" at another website that charged $60 for the whole collection. I found your website and your $5 price that can't be beaten. Thank you so much for making these shows available! My favorites so far are Lux Theater and the Six Shooter with Jimmy Stewart! Keep up the great work!
Anna (The great state of Texas!), August 10, 2009
I just received your 7-disc set of Fibber McGee & Molly. I am looking forward to hours of listening. The "Smackout" excerpts were a fantastic bonus to all the FM&M episodes. Thank you so much for making all this available!
Ron Hatton (Lansford, PA), August 10, 2009
This is to say Thank You! In this current world we are still able to return to a time when good and evil were defined and good trimuphed. There was no PC and no need. There was a pride in our country and the language we heard was not offensive, full of racial slurs, politically slanted and written in an educated and masterful manner. They call the radio, the "Theatre of the Mind" and to be able to listen to these shows just proves the point. I am 58 and remember listening on Sunday nite to the shows as Mom made dinner. Having these shows around keeps those memories alive. We hear some of the greatest stars of all time in these shows and they in turn showed us respect with the way they entertained and took us away from our worlds for a little while. Keep up the good work...
Anthony N Nazarowski (Des Plaines IL), July 29, 2009
I spend a lot of time alone on surveillance as a private investigator. I have to watch for my target so I spend a lot of time listening to the old detective radio programs on my MP3.
They are a lot more exciting than real life, but I still enjoy listening. I highly recommend OTRCat.com
Bart Mitcham (Georgia), July 17, 2009
I just wanted to add my two cents worth to the many other people who are enjoying these old radio programs. I am in my thirties and love to listen to these programs while I clean and sew. I must admit that I even fall asleep listening to them! I absolutely love them. Thank you for adding some good wholesome entertainment. I have ordered many different shows and will continue to order more! Thanks again!!
Heather Taylor (Utah), July 17, 2009
While I love listening to OTR around the house, as it helps even unpleasant chores go faster (wash the dishes with Fibber McGee and Molly...do laundry with Our Miss Brooks...), I've discovered that it has completely changed my driving habits. No longer do I measure a trip by hours or miles, but by OTR episodes! My car's CD player plays MP3 discs, so Indy to Terre Haute is 3 episodes of The Great Gildersleeve! Indy to Ft. Wayne is w episodes of the Lux Radio Theater .... I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to vacation this fall, where I'm driving cross country to visit friends in Ohio, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. I'll be taking my whole OTR library to keep me company and am looking forward to having the opportunity to listen to some multi part episodes. I might FINALLY get to listen to all of The Cinnamon Bear in one shot! Most of my OTR library has come from Jon's site, as you just can't beat the variety and the QUALITY of his discs. I've purchased from other vendors, thinking that I was getting a "deal" only to end up with partial series, shoddy discs that stick and inferior sound quality. I end up having to buyy them from Jon AGAIN, so it ends up not being much of a deal after all. Great work, Pal! Keep up the good work!!!!
Sara L. (Indiana), July 8, 2009
I'm 26 and I first started listening to OTR with my grandparents when I was a very small child. It played on the radio at about 1am on sunday mornings and we would stay up and listen to it every week. My parents got me as many episodes on tape as they could find, but it was expensive. Even so I must have listened to each of those tapes 100 times. I was so excited to find your website. Those MP3 cds are the greatest bargain I've ever found. I listen to them every night while I'm going to sleep, and I rewind to the last thing I remember so that I don't miss a minute. I also wanted to compliment you on the speed of delivery. I know we live in the same city, but I ordered on wednesday the 1st and it was waiting for me on Monday, which is an incredible feat considering that I ordered close to midnight, and it was 4th of July weekend. Keep doing what you are doing. You can count on my business in the future. I already have a list put together.