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!!
Daniel A. (Tacoma, Wash.), January 19, 2006
When I was in sixth grade (many years ago!), our teacher would read us stories. There was one in particular that was indelibly etched in my mind, and that was "Leiningen vs. the Ants." Much to my surprise, I found it here on your website, and quickly ordered some disks! I must say, that with great trepidation, I opened the package and played the CD... I was immediately transformed back to my childhood days, and sat on the edge of my seat, listening intently! That was an experience I won't soon forget, and I wish to give you my heartfelt thanks for transporting me to a time and place of joy and wonder!
DSL-Dave January 19, 2006
I can't thank you enough for the excellant service of old radio shows you provide. Many of which are not offered elsewhere.Your service is highly recommended. What an outstanding tribute to the radio show era!! A truely satisfied customer indeed!
Terry Sharnnghouse January 18, 2006
Living on a fixed income and enjoying listening to old time radio, I really appreciate the service and low cost that you provide through your site. Listening to the orders I received from you reminds me of listening to the old radio programs on the General Electric upright radio that I enjoyed with my parents and grandparents... Again, Thanks for a great service and site!!!
Rodney Travis January 18, 2006
Ever since stumbling on your site a month ago I have been completely hooked. I just can't believe how much I am learning about history and old radio. I listen to your free shows every day while I'm at work and I'm transported to another world, another time. I am also a WWII buff and your huge selection of shows from that time is simply amazing. I feel like I've struck gold. I ordered a few of the cds and I can't wait for them to arrive. I am 32-years-old and I have a lot of catching up and learning to do! I've also been having excellent conversations with my dad about the shows he used to listen to when he was a teenager in the early 50's. It's fascinating! I can't thank you enough for your incredible and valuable site. I just love it.
Liz January 18, 2006
Thanks for the excellent service you are providing. Despite having ordered hundreds of disks already, I still find that there are more that I want. Really appreciate the fact that you are constantly trying to increase the number of episodes and the number of shows. My collection has grown beyond even my wildest dream. I was a kid during the second half of the 40s and heard many of these shows with my grandpa on an old battery radio (in our part of North Carolina, we didn't get electricity until about 1949. I remember many of the shows from the Armed Forces Network when I served with the Army in Germany from 1958-1961. "Thanks for the memories" to steal a phrase from the greatest.
Jim Holbrook January 18, 2006
A little over two years ago I ordered 40 disc with a variety of shows. As of this time I still have not been able to listen to all the shows. Thanks for all the many enjoyable hours this has given me. I hope to expand my collection sometime this year so keep them coming.
Robert Masden January 18, 2006
THANK YOU FOR THE CHRISTMAS CARD!! IT IS NICE TO KNOW SOMEONE CARES! YOU CAN EXPECT MORE BUSINESS FROM ME.