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!
Bobby G (USA), October 9, 2009
i bought from another company but when istarted getting from you the quality of the recordings are far better than the other so i will be buying from you for now on. thank you
Thomas Gentile (somerville mass), October 8, 2009
I operate a micro non profit AM radio station and have many listeners that really enjoy listening to the programs i play on the air. The local police (which dont have much to do most nights LOL) love sunday nights on my station "the sunday night mystery murders" while cruseing and doing paperwork.
some of the listeners are older folks that remember when these shows were new and many of my listeners are the younger generations that are new to the these shows. People often tell me they love to listen to the shows at bed time and i have been told and as i have found out myself if you listen to them while you sleep your dreams are the shows you are listening to! It is really an amazing phenomonon to experience and far better than TV talk about High Defenition!
I personally get twice the thrill of these classic shows getting to present them to an excited radio audience each week and by sitting in my studio with the lights dimmed and the soft amber glow of my transmitters tubes offering the perfect setting for the mind to take a trip into adventures and other worlds I can think of no better way to spend my weekend nights as i listen to the sounds as they fly through the air .
Thank you for your programs they have been making my weekends for years and will continue to.
In fact i expect to be putting in another order real soon.
Floyd McLeod September 30, 2009
I'm claustrophobic. So recently when I had to have a bone scan and regular CT scan, I used OTR to help me through the process. The kids operating the machines looked puzzled when they could overhear the Kraft Music Hall, with Bing Crosby seeping out of my head phones, but it was an ENORMOUS comfort to me! That and the sleep mask I bought at the drug store. And the presence of my wife and favorite priest. And the sedative running through my veins. I had everything but Radar's teddy bear! And the bottom line is that it worked. I'm still grateful to Der Bingle for his part in it.
Rick (Saranac Lake, NY), September 30, 2009
Wow did you hit the nail on the head I have tinites in my ears that constant ringing, every night for the last 40yrs I have had my radio tuned into WRVO in Oswego NY to their OTR programs 8 pm to midnight. Now I play my OTR CDs when ever I'm home working on my hobbies. thanks again be sure I'll keep buying from you.