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Al Pearce Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alan Young Show

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his role in "Mr Ed", Alan Young's summer radio show replacement was "routine situation comedy" laced with "rapid-fire gags."

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Anderson Family

24 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

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

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Archie Andrews

32 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

32 1
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Nonsense and Melody

21 Episodes
1 Volume
A fun variety program that was decidedly nautical bent, with the action taking place aboard the mythical SS Hysteria.

21 1
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Barbara Stanwyck

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barrel of Fun

7 Episodes
1 Volume
This music and comedy show stars Charlie Ruggles, the versatile comedian who quips such smart smacks.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bela Lugosi

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Performances with the Original Count Dracula!

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Beulah

23 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Billy Jones and Ernie Hare

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Music and Comedy Duo starred in this Early Radio Show Sensation

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Black Crows (Two Black Crows)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blondie

41 Episodes
1 Volume
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

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bloopers

365 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

365 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bob Burns Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bright Star

31 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Burl Ives

37 Episodes
1 Volume
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

37 1
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Date with Judy

14 Episodes
1 Volume
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

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doctor at Large

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Sequel to Doctor in the House--Humorous Doctor Escapade-say AHH!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doctor in the House

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Uproarious Sit Com Staged in a Teaching Hospital!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Drug Store

24 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Easter

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Before you bite the ears off your chocolate bunny, tune in and hear how your favorite old time radio stars celebrate Easter.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ed Wynn Firechief

37 Episodes
1 Volume
(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.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fathers Day

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

64 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Forecast (Columbia Presents Forecast)

24 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) First Auditions for future shows like Suspense, Duffy's Tavern and a mix of surprise shows hoping to be added to the lineup!

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Friends and Neighbors

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Harry and Thelma Duff in a funny South African Situation Comedy!

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gasoline Alley

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Skeezix and the whole gang made the move from the comic pages to the radio on Gasoline Alley.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gone Fishing

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab your reel and bait your hook, because it's time to go fishing with some of the most hilarious fishing shows on old time radio!

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Granbys Green Acres

4 Episodes
1 Volume
City Couple leaves the Big City to become Farmers

4 1
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Grand Marquee

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Although Jim Ameche and Beryl Vaughn star each week on Grand Marquee, each episode brings us a new Romantic Comedy with a new situation and characters. It’s like Valentines every week!

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hardy Family (Andy Hardy)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: enjoy this chaotic situation comedy starring Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy who graduates from high school and becomes and business man.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Henry Morgan

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Henry Morgan was a professional humorist, but network executives and his sponsors would argue that his business was making their lives miserable. Fans tuned in to hear what he had to say, and that is what kept him on the air.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hollywood is On the Air

39 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Variety, Comedy, and Music Program!

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Honest Harold

38 Episodes
1 Volume
When Harold Peary left The Great Gildersleeve in 1950, everyone seemed satisfied with the way Willard Waterman filled the role. Everyone but Peary, that is, so he recreated Gildy on a new network as Honest Harold.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Its that Man Again

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Lampooning Comedy Extravaganza

6 1
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Wonder Show (Jack Haley)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Comedy and Variety Sponsored by Wonder Bread

12 1
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Jack Paar Show

15 Episodes
1 Volume
A Summer Replacement Funny Man for Jack Benny in 1947!

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jimmy Durante

47 Episodes
1 Volume
By the late 1940s, Jimmy "Schnozzola" Durante was such a showbiz institution that guest stars would line up to appear on his broadcast.

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Joan Davis Show

20 Episodes
1 Volume
Appearing in B movies and in the popular TV series I Married Joan, Joan Davis could have been called the queen of radio comedians. Willing to do anything for a laugh, Joan was even tapped to take over hosting duties when Rudy Vallee joined the Coast Guard. Update: 8 additional broadcasts

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Johnson Family

27 Episodes
1 Volume
One-man Show put on by Jimmy Scribner, who Plays All African American Characters in the Southern Town of Chickazola!

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Kate Smith

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Larger than Life Contralto Presents Singing and Variety

26 1
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Laurel and Hardy

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Possibly the most iconic comedy duo in the History of Film, Laurel and Hardy bring their antics to the airwaves.

25 1
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Les Paul Show

40 Episodes
1 Volume
A Fun and Entertaining Musical Team with Giggling Mary and Witty Les!

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Life with Dexter

20 Episodes
1 Volume
Life with Dexter is a great sitcom staring Willie Fennell as the traditional suburban bloke and lovable dingbat Dexter Dutton.

20 1
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Lorenzo Jones

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 20 additional episodes: Smile awhile, and enjoy this fine soap sud! Lorenzo Jones was a popular soap throughout its near two decade run. Each show began, "We all know couples like lovable, impractical Lorenzo Jones and his devoted wife, Belle.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Lou Holtz Laugh Club

68 Episodes
1 Volume
Keeping the shows short worked in Syndication, and few fillers were as funny as The Lou Holtz Laugh Club. The shows were just a couple of minutes long, but they could keep you chuckling for hours.

68 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Magnificant Montigue

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Monty Woolley stars in this fun fish out of water sit-com.

35 1
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Meet Corliss Archer

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Sometimes a teenage daughter can seem like nature's way of getting revenge on a successful man. Discover how Harry Archer deals with the world when you Meet Corliss Archer.

5 1
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Meet the Meeks

73 Episodes
1 Volume
Spin-off of Meet Mr. Meek, the Docile Brow-beaten Man now with a wife!

73 1
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Mel Blanc

42 Episodes
1 Volume
Mel Blanc is best known as the voice of the Looney Tunes characters, especially Bugs Bunny, but this "Man of a Thousand Voices" was a hit on radio, not just in his own show but with Jack Benny and many others.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Milton Berle Show

45 Episodes
1 Volume
Uncle Milty will always be "Mister Television", but he was side-splitting on radio as well. Tune into The Milton Berle Show.

45 1
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Much Binding in the Marsh

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Zany British comedy series in a Royal Air Force station!

13 1
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My Little Margie

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Airing toward the end of the Golden Age of Radio, My Little Margieactually started as a hilarious TV sitcom.

27 1
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Myrt and Marge

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Mom and Daughter Dramatic Sensation

21 1
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Old Gold Comedy (Harold Lloyd Comedy Theater)

30 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: laugh with this old time radio comedic variety hour starring Alan Young, Francis Langford, Dick Powell, Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, and many others!

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Over Here

6 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Show to Support War Bonds!

6 1
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Pat ODaniel and his Hillbilly Boys

40 Episodes
1 Volume
Home-baked goodness, politics and hillbilly music all come together on Texas radio in Pat O'Daniel and His Hillbilly Boys.

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

People Are Funny

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Art Linkletter, stunts on this old time radio program continued to get more and more outrageous (and funny) as the show continued its 18 year run. Update: additional recordings

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Phil Baker

30 Episodes
1 Volume
His earliest stage successes were in Boston area amateur shows, but he is best known on radio for hosting Take It Or Leave It, which eventually became The $64 Question. Guest Appearances by the Zany Baker and his Feisty Heckler! Update: additional broadcasts

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 04

50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 05

49 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Results Inc

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A Hard Boiled Detective can't take himself too seriously if he is going to make it on the mean streets, but Johnny Strange of Results Inc goes for the laughs as much as he goes for his gun!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Robert Benchley

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Robert Benchley was one of the great American humorists of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Railroad Recordings

121 Episodes
1 Volume
Choo-choo-choose this Collection of Truly Train Inspired Entertainment--An OTRCAT exclusive!

121 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sam n Henry

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Gosden and Correll were Sam and Henry first, but the names belonged to the Chicago Tribune owned the names so they could not be used when they found fame as Amos 'n Andy.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Si and Elmer

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the adventures of a pair of “hayseed Sherlocks” after they get their mail order degree from the Snoop and Sneak Detective School in The Misadventures of Si and Elmer.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Skippy Hollywood Theater

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Fun Broadcast-one of the First to Use Prerecorded Programs! Update: additional broadcasts

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Smiths of Hollywood

26 Episodes
1 Volume
The Smiths of Hollywood is a family situation comedy, but since it is set in Hollywood, you never know which Star might drop by.

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Spike Jones

106 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Funny Spike Jones Update: 13 New Guest Appearances and two New Songs of Zanniness!

106 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Steve Allen Show

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work! Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Stoopnagle and Budd

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tax Time

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Will Rogers said that the difference between Death and Taxes is that Death doesn't get worse every time Congress is in session! Here is something to enjoy until your Refund check arrives.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

This is Your Life

10 Episodes
1 Volume
This rare and charming show is about real lives.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Topper

4 Episodes
1 Volume
What do you do if you think you’re at the top of your game, but the ghosts who live in your house keep making life “interesting”? Find out in The Adventures of Topper.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Travels of Mary Ward

10 Episodes
1 Volume
the human experience behind the Montgomery Ward Catalogue

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Valentines Day

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Extra Valentine's Day special episodes from the golden age of radio! OTRCAT Wuvvves you! Updated: additional episodes

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

WC Fields

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Primarily known for his alcoholism and quick wit, he was a comedian on a off the stage.

22 1
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Will Rogers

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his quips and own brand of storytelling, The Will Rogers Program allowed him to spread his own word across the country. All the while, he donated the sponsorship money to charity.

19 1
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Yankee Yarns

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Old-time storyteller Alton weaves tales that are alternately amazing, eccentric, horrifying and comical!

48 1
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Charlotte Greenwood Show

67 Episodes
1 Volume
Charlotte Greenwood plays the slapstick spinster aunt raising three children. Update: additional guest appearances added

67 1
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Billie Burke

27 Episodes
1 Volume
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. Update: additional broadcast

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mae West

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy this collection of sultry and witty guest appearances including the controversial skit that banned her from the airwaves.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Quaker Party

3 Episodes
1 Volume
stars Tommy Riggs and "a cute little bundle of mischief" seven-year-old girl Betty Lou, his imaginary friend. Update: additional broadcast

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jack Benny Christmas

48 Episodes
1 Volume
the 'original old blue eyes' highlighted the best comedy and music for the holidays.

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Charles Dickens

35 Episodes
1 Volume
a diverse assortment of adapted Charles Dickens stories from series including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond and many others.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fabulous Mr Tweedy

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Frank Morgan, this show is light heartedly funny and is strikingly similar in tone to the beloved show, Our Miss Brooks.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Log Cabin Jamboree (Jack Haley)

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Song and dance man Jack Haley hosts Log Cabin Jamboree a fun variety and music show.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Eb and Zeb

10 Episodes
1 Volume
"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.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Open Road

82 Episodes
1 Volume
hop into your convertible, because there are hours of pavement and highway-travel-themed old radio shows ahead.These old time radio shows won't help fill your gas tank on vacation but they will fill your mind with laughs and thrills.

82 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jack Benny and Fred Allen Feud

37 Episodes
1 Volume
The decade long feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen featured barbs between the two comedy greats on multiple old time radio shows.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blue Ribbon Town

7 Episodes
1 Volume
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. Update: additional broadcasts

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cal Stewart (Uncle Josh)

195 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

195 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sad Sack

4 Episodes
1 Volume
was originally a comic strip created by Sgt. George Baker during WWII. The comic strip followed Sad Sack troubles and foibles of a misfit in military life. The situation comedy radio show picks up with Sad Sack returning home to make a civilian life.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Its Higgins Sir

13 Episodes
1 Volume
This 1951 sit-com, an English butler, Higgins joins an American family, the Robertsons, with chaos and culture clash abound.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jack Kirkwood

69 Episodes
1 Volume
was well known for his repeated role on The Bob Hope Show. Some call Jack Kirkwood Bob Hope's second banana, but in actuality Hope often played the straight man to Kirkwood's hijinks. This extensive compilation contains The Jack Kirkwood Show, many of his guest appearances, and a rare recording of At Home with The Kirkwoods. Update: additional broadcasts

69 1
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Gildersleeve Christmas and New Years

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Join Gildersleeve, Marjorie, Leroy and Birdie for Christmas and New Year's laughs and cheer!And there are a few holiday headaches and funny dilemmas. Update: 3 additional episodes

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Detectives Black and Blue

6 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hobby Lobby

2 Episodes
1 Volume
This radio show allowed listeners everywhere to write in about their unusual hobbies so they could come on the radio and "lobby for their hobby." Many of the hobbies were actually people's professions like a female gorilla trainer, a scientist that makes robots, and a beekeeper (whose bees escaped during the show).

2 1
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Wax Cylinders 1 (1880 - 1890s)

126 Episodes
1 Volume
First commercially produced sound recording devices and offer an early look at turn of the century audio technology as well as popular music and culture from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Mass recording were made on Wax Cylinders from music to speeches to comedy routines all to be enjoyed the in comfort of the listener's home. This collection includes highlights from early recordings from the 1880-1890s.

126 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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