As a Vietnam veteran (1969-70) let me thank you on behalf of the service people in Iraq and Afghanistan for sharing these wonderful programs with them. It brings back memories of listening to Armed Forces radio from Saigon. We could listen to Fibber McGee (my all time favorite show), or Gunsmoke or Lux Radio Theater on a weekly basis and how much we looked forward to listening to those shows.
These shows stimulated my interest and when I returned to the US I really got involved in collecting. Hopefully, many veterans will also start an interest in OTR.
Thanks for sharing these shows with our service members. You are doing a wonderful job.
John L (Arizona), January 15, 2010
I thank you for giving me the opportunity to relive my most memorable childhood days ,whene radio shows fed my imagination in a most creative way. Your immense collection of radio shows is in no small measure due to your unwavering dedication . Many of my friends have been notified of your website.
Anne Desautels (Belleville ontario canada), January 7, 2010
I have enjoyed many of the mp3cds I have purchased, but none was quiet as fascinating and moving as the Pearl Harbor day disc. It was indeed, as the cliche' says "Living History". What was most fascinating to me, were the long pauses, the dead air, if you will, that would never be allowed today. But it was history as it happened. No matter YOU ARE THERE
Robert Towers (Woodland Hills, Ca.,91364), January 5, 2010
Thanks for the opportunity. Just wanted to let you know that the radio shows I have gotten from you in the past have been a big hit in Africa. No TV or radio for expats, so my computer has come in really handy with your product.
Mungu aku bariki!!!
Kent (Africa), January 3, 2010
I like listening to these old shows, especially picturing everything and everybody in the series' in my head. You can't see these people, so you just imagine what you hear them doing. My grandparents actually listened to this stuff back in the day.
Robert Martin (Mannington, WV), January 1, 2010
Your generosity is stunning---free downloads. I check your website daily, now. I bought all of the sampler CD's and enjoy them at home and on the road.
Jimmie (Houston, TX), December 17, 2009
I've been meaning to place an order for the last couple of months. I find your e-mail updates very interesting, and you've really been making some nice changes to the Web site, too.
Last night, in honor of the impending holiday, I popped in my OTR Christmas CD, and once again I listened to Jack Benny trying to decide on Christmas gifts for the gang. Every year I am glued to the story. What will Jack do Will he choose plastic tips or metal tips? Ah, the suspense is sublime! You understand, of course, that I am drinking continuously during the show!
Anyway, I figured it was time to get a few new OTR CDs. Watch for my order. I have been sharing my collection with one of our local old folks, but I do believe that I am the bigger fan! Looking forward to more happy listening in the near future.
Kellie H (Florida), December 11, 2009
I've been amazed at this stuff - quality recordings that bring back my youth and that I've simply not found available in the UK, even though the ones I bought originated here. Not only that, they could hardly have got to me quicker if I'd been buying in the UK. Being able to pay by PayPal just completes it - I'll be back for more
Bob Hayes (Newquay, Cornwall, UK), November 16, 2009
I'm a history buff, interested in the years, 1935-1950. OTRCAT brings those years alive with words and music. Incredible times, incredible recordings. Thank you so much for this window on history.
John Kirk (Ruffin, South Carolina), November 15, 2009
I just took a 2 week vacation and drove all over the east coast of the US. Fortunately, my car's CD player supports MP3 discs. I can't tell you how much fun I had passing the miles with Fibber and Molly, Jack Benny and the Gang, Eacape, Suspense, Hallmark Playhouse and a variety of other shows. When I had a 3 hour drive to somewhere, it was no longer a 3 hour drive but, instead, 6 episodes of OTR. No having to search for local radio stations that I liked. I felt that I was travelling with a group of old friends in my car. Jon, you do a great job with this site and have the best selection of quality discs around. Keep it up!
Sara (Indiana), November 12, 2009
Thanks for sending John Gosling's fascinating article on "War of the World." I must tell you that I am among the few still alive (I am 81) who actually heard the original October Sunday afternoon broadcast of WofTW. My father was fond of taking our family on a drive on Sunday afternoons and we doted on Mercury Radio Theater. We were heading from Provo, Utah to Roosevelt, Utah to gather pine nuts which were in season. Hearing the show in entirety we knew full well it was a dramatization, but none the less thrilling. Even to this day I usually play the radio recording as a Halloween tradition. You have a great site, and great products!
John T (Utah), November 5, 2009
OTRCat.com is the best. I got tired of listening to music and boring news shows; then I found this website. I love the old commercials. When I finally bought my first MP3 CD I loved it. It came super fast, and 20+ CD's later, I still love these guys.
Denise (Fresno, CA), November 4, 2009
I discovered your web site about a year ago and am so glad I did! I have always liked old time radio programs and I now have an affordable way to enjoy many hours of great otr. What a welcome relieve from TV! Also, your efficient and prompt handling is greatly appreciated. I even enjoy the old commercials on the programs
Ben Babka (United States), October 17, 2009
I have fallen in love with these old radio shows ever since I got satellite radio and can't seem to get enough of these classics! I have found myself turning off the tv and tuning into a otr when I'm at the house. If I can and my wife doesn't kill me first I will collect every cd on this site! Thanks for the wonderful site and providing us with such great shows!!
Tim P (Elizabethton, TN), October 11, 2009
I am a retired schoolteacher and intend to let all of my colleagues know how otrcat does business!