I heard my first OTR show on an AM radio station while travelling from San Bernadino to San Diego, late one night in 1994...it was Rocky Jordan...and I've been hooked ever since.
OTRCAT allows me to continue to enjoy my new found hobby
I have been purchasing CD's from OTRCAT for several years now and have built quite a library. I will continue to come back! I am active duty military and do a lot of traveling and I ALWAYS have a selection of OTR cd's for all travelling occasions. Even when my family and I go on holiday or just traveling around our local area, I bring the cd's and listen to them in the car. My kids favorite is "Life of Riley." My wife and my favorite is "Rocky Jordan" and "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar", even though we have more than 60 different shows.
This is TOP-QUALITY entertainment and really allows you to use your imagination. I LOVE IT!
Michael Williamson February 12, 2006
On a recent flight to the middle east, 10 hours one way and 12 on the return trip, I had the chance to listen to "Gun Smoke" uninterupted both ways. I also had time to listen while sitting in the hotel room in the evening. Thank you OTRCAT for the quality in your MP3s. As a customer who has retuned several times I can honestly say "I'll be back". My grand children have been borrowing from my library also. They have learned OTR is more fun then the sometimes mindless after school TV shows. Jim F. Baltimore, Md.
Jim February 12, 2006
i just resontly purchased a computer and i enjoy the radio shows very much.
Wayne Bellmore February 11, 2006
Last year I started to finally step into the 21st century and began to buy old-time radio shows on MP3. I did a lot of comparing prices and episode counts before I settled on Otrcat and I'm very glad I did. Jon has been more like a friend than a dealer. He has bent over backwards more times than I can count to give me the quality of product and great dealls that I can work with on my limited income. 98% of my collection is from Jon. Otrcat is always getting new series and Jon is always quick to answer any questions that I had about series and content. Also, his specials on certain series are always irresistable. For me Otrcat is the ONLY place to come for old-time radio shows.
Dennis February 10, 2006
Dear Guestbook, Only two short weeks ago, my lovely package full of Burns and Allen Shows arrived in the mail. My kitchen cabinets are now overflowing with Carnation milk, and my children love it! I can't keep my three year old, Orba, away from it. She even learned to use the automatic can opener in order to slurp down more of the wholesome drink. Listening to Burns and Allen has brightened my days and filled my empty cupboard! Thank you OTRCAT!
Florida Calamander February 8, 2006
Hello folks, I have been looking for old radio shows forever. I just happened onto your site. I am making an order to mail to you. I used to listen to the Six Shooter, Silver Eagle, Lone Ranger, and Amos and Andy ... Thanks
Emory Julian Campbell February 7, 2006
I don't know if anyone has ordered more cd's than I have,but I am still trying.I have been ordering for a number of years and have never been disappointed. The price,quality and selection is not equalled anywhere that I have found. The most amazing thing about your site is that, even though you have the the best and most selections, you do not rest on your laurels. I think as much as I look forward to your daily episodes, I also am excited to see if you have anything new. Keep it up. I can easily say that your site has given me as much bang for my buck as anything I have ever put out time or money for. Thank you very much.
Jon Willerton (Toronto Canada), February 3, 2006
I've always enjoyed listening to old time radio. This particular site is wonderful. It provides an opportunity to listen to a show without buying. It has really helped me to decide which shows I would like to buy. I also enjoy the little snippets of information that is provided. Thanks for your hard work, Jon, and keep up the good work.
Beth Snow January 28, 2006
Reading the comments on your site, just does not express the feelings that we all have for the work that you are doing. I have made several orders from you in the past and will continue doing so.You have away that we all feel like we are your only custermers, its great. Iam your loyal No 1 custermer. I will be mailing my next order very shorty. Thanking you for everything Jon. Hope you have even a better year this year.
Fred King January 27, 2006
OTRCAT is superb. What a world-class site for sampling and purchasing quality OTR. You're the best
Edgar January 26, 2006
I love OTRCAT! It is really nice to be treated like an "old friend" when ordering. Communication is great and the products are really fun to listen to. The prices are very reasonable and shipping is quick. Keep up the good work Jon!
Dixie January 25, 2006
I was amazed to be able to get the early Jack Webb shows (particularly "Johnny Madero" from you after all these years. Terrific. Would it be possible for you to locate a pre-WWII late Sunday afernoon NBC show called "The Circle" which had a talk format starring Basil Rathbone, Madelaine Carroll, Groucho Marx, and another person whose name I forget? Great enterainment and slightly more highbrow than most of the other stuff on radio in those days.
Lew Moore January 23, 2006
You are one of the very few places where I get better than I expected! What more can I say than "Keep up the good work". If you could locate some of the Metropolitan Opera Saturday broadcasts I would be eternally grateful.
Daniel Ochs (MD), January 22, 2006
Hi, You guys are really great! I don't know your source but you have programs that I have heard about that no one else has!
I am quite young, but OTR was a very important part of my growing up. I was only five, but I remember the last shows of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, and Suspense! After that some of the stations played reruns. That faded away until KNX began airing shows every night...
Other stations also aired OTR, such as KPCC and KOGO in San Diego.
In 1979 I joined the US Army after I bombed out in college and dropped out. I did Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Someone snuck a radio in the barracks and we could hear OTR from KMOX in St. Louis. Most of the guys in my company really liked it.
After this, I went to Music School in Virginia. There was a record store in Norfolk that had all kinds of OTR on LPs. I probably bought five or six records each payday.
Then I went to Germany. I was stationed in Berlin and we got OTR every WEEKNIGHT there... not on weekends - it was pretty good. In the mess hall and other places where soldiers congregated you could hear quotes of the old shows peppering every conversation.
The Whistler was everyone's favorite show. We knew the shows were from before many of us were born, but that didn't matter. It was all new to us.
We often heard shows I never heard since that time, such as Arch Oboler's Plays. My favorite episode was one called "Him or Me." I taped it but I lost it somewhere in one of my moves.
Well, I left the Army, finally graduated from college and also earned a Master's degree. Then I tood a job in Indonesia. I began buying many of the shows I would have recorded, had I been home in Southern California, listening to KNX or KPCC.
Bill Long January 21, 2006
Jon, You are truly a godsend! When I first became interested in OTR several years ago, yours was one of the first sites I ordered from. Now, after several orders over the years, I can say without reservation that yours is the best. I feel you are a friend, as you have always treated me as such. I hope that you continue to find new shows and grow; you have a lifelong customer with me. Thank you!!