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Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

Adults and children alike marveled at the new found reality of air adventures popularized after WWI and air travel was a huge part of America's consciousness between the two World Wars. This compilation contains episodes from all different series and genres of old time radio focused the listening audience's fascination with airplanes and pilots.
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Al Pearce Show

Al Pearce and his Gang, is a comedy show that changed much through its run due to an unstable relationship with networks and sponsors. Al Pearce got his start in show business when he was working as a real door-to-door salesman.
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Alan Young Show

Best known for his role in "Mr Ed", Alan Young's summer radio show replacement was "routine situation comedy" laced with "rapid-fire gags."
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Aldrich Family (Henry Aldrich)

"Hen-reeee! Henry Aldrich!" Laugh along with Ezra Stone in this 1940's sitcom. Update: 20+ additional recordings and many sound upgrades
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Aldrich Family Christmas

Yuletide greetings from the home of Henry "Henreeee" Aldrich as his family celebrates Christmas.
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America Salutes The Presidents Birthday

in support of the March of Dimes, an all star cast with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, and more celebrate Franklin Delano Roosevelt's birthday
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Amos and Andy

One of the most popular shows in 20th century entertainment, Amos and Andy were played by white actors. In its prime, entire towns listened to the show; Stores would close and even movie theatres would stop the film while the Amos and Andy show was played.
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Amos and Andy Music Hall

Using the premise that the Kingfish had set up a radio station in the Lodge Hall of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, Amos & Andy playing records between comic sketches and were often joined by a guest celebrity.
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Anderson Family

The Anderson Family is a fairly typical Family Situation Comedy, featuring a noble but semi-inept father, a loving and sometimes acid wife, and a precocious scamp who seems to have more on the ball than his parents. In this case, the program is a showcase for one of radio's longest lasting scamps, Walter Tetley, also known for playing nephew Leroy on The Great Gildersleeve and the delivery boy Julius who had a crush on Alice Faye on thePhil Harris-Alice Faye Show.
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April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

Get out your whoopee cushion and check your shoelaces, because there is a new OTRCAT original collection of April Fool's Day Shows.
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Archie Andrews

A direct spin-off of the popular teenage comic strip created by Bob Montana, Archive Andrews was one of the first wanting to win a teenage audience by doing a situation comedy show completely for them, and with them in the audience at the broadcasts.
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Arthur Godfrey

Godfrey's conversational style made his show seem like a friend talking to listeners directly. Update: 50 new recordings
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Atlantic Spotlight

Rare chats between American journalists and their British colleagues in London.
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Atomic Radio

OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings
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Avalon Hour

Red Skeleton will tickle your funny bone in his first regular comedy program from 1939. Update: additional episodes
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Bakers Theater of Stars

The Bakers of America produced some quality drama, comedy, and suspense with big stars and original scripts.
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Barbara Stanwyck

The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!
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Barrel of Fun

This music and comedy show stars Charlie Ruggles, the versatile comedian who quips such smart smacks.
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Bela Lugosi

Performances with the Original Count Dracula!
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Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

The collection now contains the comedic duo's various guest appearances on shows such as Command Performance, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Rudy Vallee and more! Update: new 6-MP3 CD set adds 50+ new old time radio shows
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Bette Davis

Bette Davis was one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time. During her career she received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice. This collection includes all known guest appearances.
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Beulah

A spin-off of the Fibber McGee & Molly series, Beulah was a novelty character, created and sustained by the startling concept of a white man doing a black woman's voice.
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Bill Kemp Show

part of the 'Live and Lively' line-up on ABC radio, 1958.
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Billie Burke

Heard on Saturday mornings, she played a flaky lady with the distinct high voice and an abundance of generosity and good will towards individuals in her community.
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Billy Jones and Ernie Hare

The Music and Comedy Duo starred in this Early Radio Show Sensation
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Bing Crosby

Der Bingle was arguably the King of Radio. Other vaudeville stars made the transition to the airwaves as accomplished funnymen while Bing remained primarily a songman. He was also a crooner with a keen sense of comic timing and an uncanny ability to connect with audiences across the airwaves. He had plenty of success with his own programs like Kraft Music Hall, The Chesterfield Show, and Philco Radio Time, but he also made regular appearances on his friends' programs.
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Birdbrains Behind the Wheel

silly drivers from a variety of old time radio shows crash into fruit stands, buying lemons, and smashed judge's new cars.
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Birds Eye Open House (Dinah Shore)

comic sketch with everyone's best friend Dinah Shore and many guest stars including Burns and Allen as well as Groucho Marx.
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Birds on the Radio

Hear from our feathered friends about birds who tell us secrets, Birds which scare us, and birds that are good to eat!
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Black Crows (Two Black Crows)

Black-face comedy was a standard of vaudeville and early radio. Although their blatant stereotyping would be considered offensive in racially sensitive times, the characters were genuinely funny if taken at face value. The Two Black Crows was one of the better programs from the minstrel tradition, although it never achieved the popularity of Amos 'n' Andy.
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Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment.
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Blondie

Blondie is based on Chic Young's popular comic strip. After becoming a successful movie, Blondie continued to be a hit in its old time radio show form. Update: 34 additional episodes
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Bloopers

Old Time Radio is that most of it was broadcast live and anything could happen across a live microphone, and very often it did! Here are more than 12 hours of mistakes and bloopers from the Golden Age of Radio.
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Blue Ribbon Town

Hosted by Groucho Marx and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, this old time radio variety show featured big name guests like Jack Benny, Barbara Stanwyck, and Gene Tierney.
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Bob and Ray

Comedy duo, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, star in their own show as radio's favorite zany lampooners. Update: 200+ additional episodes
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Bob Burns Show

This comedy show debuted in September 1941 as The Arkansas Traveler. Featuring the music of Spike Jones, the show featured Bob Burns playing his "Bazooka," a homemade instrument that he made from a whiskey funnel and two gas pipes.
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Bob Hope

Bob Hope is one of the best loved entertainers of all time. He was in the business for a very long time, but Bob never forgot that he was there for the audience, not the other way around, especially when it came to the G.I.s who adopted Bob as one of their own.
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Bob Hope Christmas

Bob Hope lived to be 100 years old and he celebrated 100 Christmases; many of those Christmases were celebrated with US troops.
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Bob Hope Pepsodent Auditions

Bob Hope was known for his machine gun style of firing off jokes and did so with a talented team of writers as well as his own ad libs. These rehearsals allow an intimate look behind the scenes of this comic genius.
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Boogeymen in Comedy (Screamstars Playing for Laughs)

An OTRCAT original compilation: Shudder and Laugh! Our favorite screen scream stars (Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price) having fun with our favorite radio comedians.
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Bright Star

The series was also called the Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray Show and used big film stars to add to the appeal of the show and gain listeners.
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Burl Ives

With his trademark beard and guitar, Burl Ives seemed to always be able to sing the songs that people wanted to hear. Update: additional appearances
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Burns and Allen

(update)--Available only from OTRCAT.com, the new updated 5-MP3 CD George Burns and Gracie Allen show staring radio's favorite couple is now updated with 100 additional recordings (with an additional 46+ hours) and sound upgrades!
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Cal Stewart (Uncle Josh)

Cal Stewart, celebrated performer, vaudevillian, and humorist, began recording monologues as "Uncle Josh" for Edison in 1897.He quickly became one of America's first widely successful recording artists and made recordings for all the major labels of the era.
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Candid Microphone

Who Knows What People Will Say Hilarious Hidden Microphone Show!
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Cecil and Sally

Cecil & Sally was one of the earliest old time radio shows to be syndicated nationally via electrical transcriptions. By 1930 this short format radio show had over 15 million fans and ran until 1933.
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Charles Dickens

a diverse assortment of adapted Charles Dickens stories from series including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond and many others.
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Charlotte Greenwood Show

Charlotte Greenwood plays the slapstick spinster aunt raising three children. Update: additional guest appearances added
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Chase and Sanborn Hour 1931-1934

A special brand of comedy to the Chase and Sanborn Hour every Sunday night with funny skits and silly banter.
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Chase and Sanborn Hour 1937-1939

Chase and Sanborn tried an opera format for a while when ventriloquist named Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy took over the show.
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Chico Marx

The oldest of the Marx Brothers, Chico Marx used his con artist gag and his smart hustler skills to bring the brothers to stardom.
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Christmas At War

Take a magical sleigh ride back into World War II Christmas celebrations with this incredible collection of radio shows from every genre.
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Christmas Comedy

This collection will have you giggling jingle bells and spiting your egg nog laughing hohoho!
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Christmas on the Blue Network

This very special Christmas old time radio show includes skits, music, and the voices of real WWII servicemen from the battle front
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Christmas Seals Recordings

brought in top stars like Fibber McGee and Molly and Frank Sinatra to be sure that every card and package sent during Christmas included a Christmas Seal.
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Christmas Variety Shows

Big song numbers and plenty of knee slapping comedy to bring old time radio Christmas cheer home.
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Christmas with George Burns & Gracie Allen

Everyone's favorite old time radio comedy duo know how to bring all the laughs for their annual Christmas Special.
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Club Car Special

Club Car Special was presented by the Hearst News Paper Syndicate is a teaser of the upcoming Sunday's Newspaper. The old time radio show opens with a sketch dramatizing a cartoon, then a short review of some of the humorous articles.
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Comedians in Suspense (Scared Silly Jokesters)

An OTRCAT original compilation: Hear your favorite comedians including Lucille Ball, Desi Arnez, Ozzie & Harriet, Jack Benny, Bob Hope and more in ways that you would never expect!
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Comedy Collection

Chuckle Along with a Crazy Compilation Comedy Shows--An OTRCAT exclusive!
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Comedy Couples

Married couple comedy was a mainstay of old time radio programming. This original OTRCAT.com compilation features all your favorite couples to laugh at and with including Burns and Allen, Ozzie and Harriet, Phil Harris and Alice Faye and many more funny duos.
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Comic Weekly Man

Based on what is published in the weekly paper, The Comic Weekly Man entertains us with a dramatized reading of the Sunday comics, complete with sound effects and music. Young and old alike would follow along with the print copy in hand. Update: 100+ additional episodes of slide whistles and Sunday Comics!
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Continental Celebrity Club

featuring John Charles Daly, this is a true variety show with drama shorts, orchestra music, celebrity guests, and comedy.
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Corns A Poppin with Spike Jones and His City Slickers

Featuring Spike's brand of musical mayhem, he would "tour" the musical history of great American cities
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Cousin Willie

Ever had one of"those" cousins? The type that come for a visit and stay and stay... One of "those" cousins showed up on the door step of the Sample family in this 1953 summer sit-com.
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Crazy Mamas

OTRCAT.com original collection features hand-picked episodes with a variety of crazy mama and insane mother-in-laws.
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Date with Judy

A Date with Judy evolves around the life of Judy, a teenager who spends her day on the telephone, arranging, discussing, and lamenting the lack of dates. Update: additional recordings
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December Bride

An unlikely old time radio sit com about a guy who likes his Mother-in-law!
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Defective Detectives and Bungling Burglars

spoofs and skits of detective radio shows and bungled burglaries by some of the funniest old time radio comedians.
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Dennis Day Show

A Day in the Life of Dennis Day was a popular sitcom featuring the original soda jerk from the Jack Benny Show. Update: additional episodes
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Detectives Black and Blue

An early comedy detective show featuring two unlikely heroes, Detectives Black and Blue aren't too clever but they seem to solve crime in spite of themselves.
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Dick York

Best known as Darrin Stephens Bewitched, Dick York began his long career in acting at age 15 with the CBS Radio Program, "That Brewster Boy."
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Doctor at Large

Sequel to Doctor in the House--Humorous Doctor Escapade-say AHH!
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Doctor in the House

Uproarious Sit Com Staged in a Teaching Hospital!
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Dogs in OTR

A downright doggone good collection of canine-themed shows from the friendly mutt to the scary werewolf.
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Don Ameche

Known for his work on film, television, and radio, Don Ameche is a household name.
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Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen)

was the popular comedy sketch lampooning small town America. The skit was included in the Fred Allen Show and also The Bergen McCarthy Show and The Jack Benny Show.
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Down Our Way

Experience the joys and trials of small town life in America. Pull up a cracker barrel to sit next to the stove in Eli's grocery store Down Our Way.
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Drug Store

From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.
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Duffys Tavern

"Elite meet to eat, Duffy ain't here, Archie the Manager speakin'..." this classic sitcom now with additional recordings. Update: additional episodes
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Easter

Before you bite the ears off your chocolate bunny, tune in and hear how your favorite old time radio stars celebrate Easter.
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Easy Aces

(update) with 90+ additional recordings: The Easy Aces is held in high regard as one of the shows that made serial radio funny. It was the singular couple, Jane and what was his name? Fans of the show know that he somehow never got called by his first name. That's because Goodman Ace, the creator and writer, kept it just "Ace" for the run of the show.
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Eb and Zeb

"Zeb tall and angular and Eb short and fat" who run a general store in Corn Center. Much of the show's humor is derived from Eb and Zeb's slow minds and silly business ideas.
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Ed Wynn Firechief

(update) the rare early 1930s comedy-musical shows starring Ed Wynn as one of his most memorable characters, "The Firechief." Best known as a fantastic character actor and vaudevillian style clown, Ed Wynn's babbling voice and trademark giggle are unforgettable.
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Eddie Albert

After the stock market crash of 1929, Eddie Albert entertainment career took off touring in the circus and he later landed roles in radio, theater, film, and television (and perhaps best known for his role in Green Acres).
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Eddie Bracken

(update) star of stage, screen, and radio. He made significant contributions to all three beginning at nine-years-old in vaudeville, eventually moving on to Broadway.
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Educating Archie

a charming decidedly British ventriloquism old time radio show with Peter Brough, his dummy, Archie Andrews, and a little rising star 14 year old Julie Andrews.
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Election Collection

old time radio shows take on elections, voting and ballots taken from all genres including comedy, drama, western, news programs, and more.
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Elgin Holiday Shows (Christmas and Thanksgiving)

Enjoy the holidays 1940s style with the stars of the period when you listen to the Elgin Watch holiday specials. Update: additional recording
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Ernie Kovacs

Comedian and avid cigar smoker, Ernie Kovacs ad-libbed and uninhibited style changed the face of comedy.
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Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents

this extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.
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Eve Arden

Before she was everyone's favorite English teacher at Madison High School, she was tickling listeners' funny bones as a guest star.
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Fabulous Mr Tweedy

Starring Frank Morgan, this show is light heartedly funny and is strikingly similar in tone to the beloved show, Our Miss Brooks.
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Fatal Females

featuring the meanest ladies of old time radio. From murderesses to poisoneresses from wicked queens to wicked witches, this collection is sure to prove that the fairest sex can be pretty scary, too.
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Father Dear Father

Produced by Springbok Radio of South Africa, Father, Dear Father was an entertaining domestic sitcom featuring a divorced father who was perpetually confused trying to raise two teenage daughters.
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Father Knows Best

Starring Robert Young, Father Knows Best is one of the first and best-loved All-American sweet-hearted family situation comedies. Update: 20+ additional shows
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Fathers Day

Dad says, "Forget the tie; I want the Father's Day Collection from OTRCAT.com!" Well kids, Father does know best.
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Fibber Christmas

(update) with 8 additional episodes: Join the resident at 79 Wistful Vista for this jolly collection of Fibber McGee and Molly Christmas shows.
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Fibber McGee and Molly

Long lost episodes fell out of "Fibber's Closet". This is the most complete Fibber McGee and Molly collection to date. Laugh with over 418 hours of laughs with Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly in this classic radio sit-com. Update: 200+ additional shows
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Fitch Bandwagon

originally a music program starring popular big bands of the day, this old time radio series evolved into a comedy-variety program with Cass Daley and later starred Phil Harris and Alice Faye. Update: additional episodes
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