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.
Chris (Leawood, KS), July 6, 2009
I thought I would drop you a note to let you know that I my mother loved your Radio show and I was born June 17, 1945, she named me Corlis after Corliss. I spelled my name with a "A" Carliss in school, but that is where I got my name from. I have been asked so many times, where did you get that name and I always tell them about how my Mom loved your show and wanted me named after Corliss. My Mom is still living at 84, will be 85 in September. She had memory problems,but still remembers your shows.
Hats off to your memory!!!
Carliss C (USA), July 2, 2009
Just entered my 7th or 8th order -- have lost track over the years.
Wanted to comment on two things: first, many of the OTR vehicles make terrific gifts -- as you may remember, I've a huge library, but recently have been giving OTR programs -- especially "I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again" -- to friends (to the point where one, an "oil" guy, is now giving copies to some of his staff in China), and second ... congratulations on the great upgrades you've made to the website. It's really good looking and easy to maneuver around.
I guess I should comment of the OTR programs or the fulfillment -- but they're great and you run the business like a finely tuned clock.
Appreciate all you've done. Thanks again. /s/ Paul
Paull Bures (Houston, Texas), June 26, 2009
I really love the September 21, 1939 Broadcast I feel like I just went back in time 70 years ! Plus I like the other things I ordered from you too . I'm glad I ran across your website by Mistake . Where else can you get so much free stuff and Speedy delivery ? Thank you very much Jon for all you have done for me , like Arnold said I'll be Back ! !
Robert Snyder (Waldorf Maryland), June 26, 2009
The quality of the redigitized Gunsmoke collection is terrific. They are as good, if not better, than listening in real time on the radio. It's truly appreciated for the care taken to make these episodes available for a very small cost. As I've been saying for the past years, "Thank you".
Jan Alter (Elkins Park, PA), June 21, 2009
I Love this site.. I, am a collector of classic commercials radio jingles etc. I, see a lot of things that I want to add to my new hobby.. Thank-you, for another trip down memory lane..
Rich (Michigan), June 17, 2009
I received my radio cds and love them. In fact I can say OTR will improve my health as I will use the tread mill longer. I hate to exercise but walked to Orson Wells 30 minutes longer than usual this am. Thanks again
Gina C (USA), June 17, 2009
fantastic service and superb product . i could not be more pleased. tremendous bargain. will use again for sure
Martyn Pole (united kingdom), June 12, 2009
I was born too late to enjoy the heyday of radio entertainment. This site has given me the chance to here the shows my grandparents and parents grew up with. I have became adicted to listening to these shows. Thankyou so much. This site is real easy to use and the history behind the shows is very imformative. Service is FAST! Thank you again. Rick
Richard Smith (Roxboro, North Carolina), May 25, 2009
I have been collecting shows from a number of websites but they don't compare to OTRCat with the photos/bios/and listening samples. A quality product at a great price. For many friends who borrow my collection, I include a link to Cat so that they can explore their interests. Well done!
Kevin (Vermont), May 21, 2009
I've ordered a few times from OTRCat.com, and every time has been great. Thank you Jon for keeping the old time radio spirit alive!
John Cropley (Los Angeles), May 19, 2009
... OTRCat is at the top. A first-class operation with great service, selection, and prices.
Kenneth (Silver Spring, MD), May 13, 2009
You won't believe how long I have been hunting for episodes of Straight Arrow! I've got more than 5,000 old time radio shows on cassette, CD and DVD but only ONE episode of Straight Arrow - until now, that is. I've been collecting these things since 1978 when they would only be available via LP records (remember them?). I find these shows the perfect companions for long trips in my car. The wife loves them too. Thanks again.
Richard (Pennsylvania), May 8, 2009
What a joy it has been to hear these old time radio shows for the first time & share them with others. I had no idea of the great writing and acting that went into these radio shows. One of the greatest joys I have had was to present to my elderly aunt the entire collection of her favorite radio show "Inner Sanctum." She was so thrilled. Thank you OTRCat for the joy you share with us.