Good afternoon, Last night I received my order from OTRCAT, WOW!!! I have been listening to the JFK assassination coverage disk and I feel like I am stepping back in time. My mother, 17 years ago introduced me to old time radio in the form of a 33 RPM record (The Lone Ranger). Today I have acquired a vast collection of shows from that golden age of radio and at this point have no real use for television (except for current news). It was my sister who sent me a link to OTRCAT. I am so impressed with the quality of sound and diversity of your programming I plan on doing business with your company for many years to come!!!
Doug P (Colorado), January 16, 2009
As a child, I would sit in the kitchen with my mother and listen to the Don McNeal Breakfast Show. The singer on the show was Darla Hood. She was a grown up lady, but I watched her on the Little Rascles and she was just a kid. I also listened tp Spacd Patrol. I too have discovered the joy of Fibber McGee and Molly. The shows have not lost the magic. if you have not yet heard them, look for them in the sample disks.
Thank you Jon.
Robert Clark (Stone Mountain, GA), January 13, 2009
THRILLED AND DELIGHTED that you now have Cathy Lewis set!!!!! how about matching set of Elliot Lewis articulated for us who will have kathy lewis set, and have scarlet queen and phil harris,alice faye...
Robert (elf) Chadis (oslo), January 13, 2009
What great memories these shows bring back..I gave the Christmas series to my daughter and she and her family fell in love with some great entertainment..thanks and keep them coming...rhv
Richard Van Dusen (Canada), January 12, 2009
I ordered the disk that has "Let's Pretend" shows for my Mom for Christmas, as she had just recently told me about the show and how she would listen to it faithfully when she was a child. She was so excited to hear them again after so many years. Thank you for that one of a kind gift that brought back so many fond memories.
Diane (Western NY), January 12, 2009
I got the Christmas "Gildersleeve" and "Crime" shows in December. What a treat to have those holiday shows on one disk (each). It makes finding them so easy. I bought the "Jack Benny Christmas Shows" last year and it is excellent. I have ordered many other shows since finding your website a few years ago and have NEVER been disappointed. My friends were really impressed with them too and will be ordering some shows too. Thanks for doing such a great job.
Clyde Steed (Rancho Cordova, CA), January 5, 2009
Thanks, Jon. I have told several friends about your website and have forwarded on the link to several. What a cool idea and business you guys have! It's cool for younger people like me who enjoy classic radio content as well as make great gifts to older family members or friends who have fond nostalgia for those radio programs. I'm so glad I found your website!!!!
Sam H (Little Rock, AR), January 5, 2009
as a long time customer I just thought I would drop you a note and express thanks for the many, many hours of enjoyment I get from your service.
I have passed on info about your site to many friends, co-workers and family, who have expressed curiosity about my fascination with OTR. In particular my 21 year old daughter has become very interested in all things relating to the Second World War, and I've directed her to a few of the files you have up here and played others from my collections that relate directly to the war.
I do appreciate all the detailed pages on each show and the great amount of shows of all types you carry. I already have more than I think I can ever finish listening to but fully intend to order more. I have the Holiday collection and that has turned me on to a lot of shows I hadn't heard before, like Lux Radio Theatre and FIbber McGee.
Anyway, just a note of thanks. Hope you are enjoying a great holiday season and please keep up the efforts. I know sometimes it helps to hear how we are enjoying what you do.
Dale (California), December 30, 2008
I ordered a bunch of CD's a few years ago, and have systematically been working my way through Dragnet, Cavalcade of America, and the occasional other show. There are some fascinating historical perspectives you get with these old shows, and they make the perfect thing to listen to on my IPOD during the daily commute. I just ordered the Xmas collection and some others. Thanks for offering this consolidation and collection service for very modest prices.
Joe M (Oregan), December 30, 2008
I just wanted to jump in during the Christmas season and say Happy Holidays to all my fellow OTR fans. And, I wanted to recommend the OTRCAT Christmas Collection. It's 8 discs loaded with Christmas shows and it is wonderful. I bought it around Thanksgiving 2006 and it's almost all I've listened to in the past two years during December. I've got Abbott and Costello playing now (no one came to Lou's Christmas party). This stuff is perfect. The Fibber McGee & Molly episodes, in particular, are wonderful. You travel from their first year up to their 15-minute shows in the mid-50's. The five continuous 15-minute episodes that cover December 21-25 1953 are really wonderful.
Last year, I would put a disc on upstairs and just let it play all day. So, anyone in my family who went upstairs got to enjoy random OTR Christmas Joy. Great stuff.
Have a great Holiday everyone.
Dan Budnik (Lake Balboa, CA), December 5, 2008
Great stuff! The Dick Powell collection is fantastic. Most of the tracks have superior clarity, and I've been wanting to fill out my collection for ages. Thanks again for the fantastic service!
Scott Von Berg (North Beach, MD), November 24, 2008
Thanks for THE MEMORY. The precious time and effort you spend in providing individuals like myself to past comforts is much appreciated.
Anne (Canada), November 11, 2008
OTRCAT IS A GREAT SITE. I ORDEREDA LOT AND MY FAVORITE IS CARY GRANT COLLECTION. I LISTEN TO IT, BEFORE I GO TO BED, AND IT TAKES ME BACK. THE MP3 PLAY WELL, SOUND ID GOOD AND THE SERVICE IS GREAT. I JUST GOT EDGAR ALLEN POE FOR MY KIDS. THEY DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT OLDTIME RADIO. NOW, THEY AE ENJOYNIG IT. SO, GIVE IT CHANCE YOU WON,T REGREAT IT. VIJAY
VIJAY (TOTOWA), November 3, 2008
I'm only 42 so I missed all these shows the first time around. I'm loving them and Jon has been most helpful in getting things shipped quickly and providing customer service above and beyond. I recently listened to the last episode of Quiet Please and I must admit I was literally SAD! It was like having a friend (Ernest Chappell) moving away and lose touch...These shows are awesome and the vast majority are of excellent quality considering how old they are and the recording medium used...Thanks, Jon!
Donna (Dallas), September 18, 2008
.....man, I just gotta tell ya. Those OTR on MP3 disks are just what the doctor ordered. They load incredibly well onto my MP3 player and they sound great...considering the "times".
I've listen to "some" Marx Bros., some Gunsmoke and some Frankenstein and they are exactly what I wanted. I want to thank you for your quick "shipping" but mostly for making these shows available.
You'll definitely be hearing from me soon...thanks again. EH!