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These special compilations contain handpicked old time radio episodes by OTRCAT. See also our Radio Personalities and holiday-themed programs.

Original Old Time Radio Compilations

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Abraham Lincoln

One of the most revered Presidents in American History, Abraham Lincoln was a popular figure in old time radio shows.
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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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Alcatraz

Alcatraz's years of operation (1934-1963) almost directly coincided with the golden age of radio and many old time radio stories were based on the prison. Update: additional episodes
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American History

Famous and lesser know episodes from the birth and growth of a Great Nation presented from popular OTR sources, including Cavalcade Of America, American Trail, Frontier Fighters, Mr. President and You Are There. Great lessons and fine entertainment.
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Amnesia and Memory Loss

A compilation of old time radio shows featuring amnesia and memory loss which was a common plot device in all genres of radio from comedy to detective shows.
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Apocalypse (End of the World)

Duck and Cover, Plagues, Robot Attacks, Time Travel, Annihilation, Cold War Speeches, and more this OTRCAT original collection of tales about THE END OF THE WORLD!
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Apocalypse Bundle

Survive in style the end of the world. It includes five of our favorite world's end collections!
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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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Authors Collection

Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!
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Baseball in Old Time Radio

This collection is full of fun and varied shows from all different series with a baseball themed episodes. Update: additional episodes
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Best of Dragnet

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!
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Best of Escape

Featuring hand-picked radio shows from Escape, one of the best drama anthologies on the air.
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Best of Gunsmoke

This collection includes OTRCAT's favorite Gunsmoke episodes including "Billy the Kid", "Buffalo Hunter", "Home Surgery" and many more of the classic old time radio western.
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Best of Horror and Mystery Bundle Pack

We've handpicked the best of shows in some of the most popular horror and mystery series. Make a pot of Lipton Tea, we've got two new surprises for you.
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Best of Inner Sanctum

Best Inner Sanctum shows with host Raymond."Pleasant Dreeeeeams, hmm?"
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Best of Suspense

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Suspense Episodes! Update: new volume 2
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Best of Whistler

One of the most popular and best Mystery shows in the history of old time radio, The Whistler ran for 15 straight years. This collection includes the best of The Whistler.
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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 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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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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Blind Terror

Old Time Radio horror and mystery shows about blindness, losing one's vision, and people with visual impairment.
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Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts!
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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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Breakfast Bundle

Breakfast shows had the potential to reach a new demographic, while drawing in their current batch of late day listeners. Save and collect over 60 hours shows with our new Breakfast Bundle Pack.
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Breakfast Recordings

From comedy to cereal serials, this compilation features radio shows from a wide variety of radio programs that are sure to start your day with a stomach full of food and a belly full of laughs.
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Buddha

Buddha sculptures in old time radio shows represent mystery and intrigue of the "orient."
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Cats in OTR

The Cat's Out of the Bag! Requested by our Mascot cat and you, an anthology of Cat Tails and We're Not Lion!
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Children Shows

Mom cried over the Soaps during the day and Dad would tune is some serious programming when he got home from work. But in the magic time between the end of the school day and supper-time, kids ruled the radio dial.
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Civil Defense

(update) Fascinating PSA, recordings and episodes to save americans from a nuclear attack!
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Civil War

There are stories of bravery and sacrifice, honor and cowardice, desperation and hope from both sides of the conflict.
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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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Complete Broadcast Days 1944 Bundle

Complete broadcast day 1944 broadcasts in this bundle: You'll hear exactly what listeners heard on D-Day including filler and rare radio programs.On D-Day 1944, radio programs such as Bob Hope, Fibber McGee and Molly and more are interrupted with news bulletins updating listeners to the progress of the allied invasion.
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Cooking in Old Time Radio

A curious concoction of cooking creations are included in this OTRCAT.com exclusive collection of old time radio cooking shows such as The Mystery Chef, The Mary Lee Taylor Program, Martha Meade Society Program, Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air, and more! There are also cooking-centric episodes from different radio series like Fibber McGee and Molly, Burns and Allen, Life of Riley, and Cavalcade of America.
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Cowboys, Rodeos, and Western Roundups

this original OTRCAT collection features the best of the west: radio adaptations of great western films, comedy parodies, Captain Midnight herding cattle with an airplane, The Saint guarding a real Cowboy and more!
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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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Creepiest Old Time Radio Show

An OTRCAT original compilation: Turn the lights down low and sit as close as you can to your sweetheart when this scary collection plays!
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Dangerous Dames and Dolls in Old Time Radio

Murderous Women, "Women in Red", bad girls, even "Good looking gals with brains" from mystery, horror, and detective genre of radio pepper this old time radio collection. The bad girls of old time radio; are they plotting to get rid of their husbands, rising up to a powerful position no matter what they have to do or double-cross, take a great risk for a little extra cash, or perhaps scheming revenge on a cheating lover. Willing to go outside the law to get what they want!
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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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Detective Collection

Menagerie of the best-of Detective Shows-An OTRCAT exclusive!
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Detective Couples (Sleuths and Sweethearts)

What's a private dick with out his lovely dame in tow? An original OTRCAT.com compilation, Sleuths and Sweethearts features our favorite old time radio detective couples from Avengers to The Thin Man.
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Devils Demons Satan and Lucifer

In this collection where the Devil himself actually shows up perhaps as a stand-ins for "the evil which lurks in the hearts of men."
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Divas of Old Time Radio

This expansive collection of old time radio shows and musical appearances spans the time period from the 1930s-1950s with the radio shows and guest appearances of some of the well-known and influential female singers of their time.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Friday the 13th

Unlucky Friday the 13th is discussed in a wide variety of shows including Origins Of Superstitions, The Witch's Tale, Suspense, Our Miss Brooks, and more...
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Fruitcake

The original Christmas old time radio collection that about what nobody wants: fruitcake.
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Game Shows

Whether you tune in to hear the drama of ordinary people competing for wonderful prizes or to challenge yourself against the competitors in the studio, Quiz Shows promise endless fun.
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Get Rich Quick Schemes

laugh along with Kingfish and other characters from old time radio shows are doing to earn easy money fast and quick.
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Golf

featuring golf-themed old time radio shows from a variety of genres including comedy, drama, and even science fiction. Broadcasts from Bill Stern, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Phil Harris, and even Charlie McCarthy!
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Gone Fishing

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!
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Goofy Guys

in honor of all the goobers, goofballs, and silly billies on old time radio shows.
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Gothic Horror

Creepy shows contrasting the innocent victims with the super evil villains find their home in the theater of the mind.
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Gracie Barges In

The best career move George Burns ever made was to marry Gracie Allen. America loved her and all she ever did was be Gracie Allen! They even forgave her when she appeared out of nowhere on other people’s radio shows, which brought loads of listeners back to George and Gracie’s show.
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Gracie for President

laugh along with Gracie Allen as she runs for the 1940 presidency under the "Surprise Party" ticket!
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Halloween Scary Sampler

Ghosts and goblins and spooks! You’ll be too scared to even reach into the candy bowl when the Trick Or Treaters knock at your door if you are listening to the Halloween Scary Sampler.
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Halloween Variety and Specials

This Halloween remember the gh'oul times with Henry Aldrich, Jack Benny, and all your comedic friends on their Halloween radio specials.
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Ham Radio

Stories and dramas of amateur radio service operators during the age of old time radio.
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Hardboiled Detectives

An OTRCAT Original collection, a hard boiled detective can take a beating like a man and still have a snarky well-constructed comment. Weve collection the toughest detectives in this mean collection.
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Haunted House

Haunted houses are a common theme in horror old time radio shows.Radio is the perfect medium for a good haunting story because not seeing the ghost is almost equally as frightening as seeing one.
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Hawaii Old Time Radio Shows

Aloha! This collection includes old time radio shows from all genres from ting-ting steel guitar music to epic Hawaiian Adventure and detective stories to supernatural Tiki tales.
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Heatwave

An OTRCAT exclusive: when the weather outside heats up, so does the drama, crime, and even comedy in old time radio!
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Highway of Horrors

This compilation of spooky tales of freaky freeways, rocky roads, and terror on the turnpikes, this collection is filled with murderers, joyriders, hitchhikers, and kidnapping from Inner Sanctum, X Minus One, Big Town, Dragnet, Suspense, and more.
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Hillbillies in Old Time Radio

includes a root-tooting good time on such shows as Kraft Music Hall, The Jack Benny Program, Martin and Lewis Show, and even an episode of Johnny Dollar in the backhills of Missouri.Let's get roundtuit and have a swell time at it!
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Holiday Inn

You don't need a Three Day Weekend to enjoy the shows in Our Holiday Inn Collection (but it night take that long to hear them all!)
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Horror Listener Favorites

For many listeners, radio was at its finest when they listened late at night, hiding under the sheets, hoping that the monsters wouldn't get them! Relive the days and nights of radio horror with these Horror Listener Favorites.
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Horses In Old Time Radio

Hold your horses! Plenty of one horse towns, wild horses, charley horses, play the ponies, and more straight from the horse's mouth at the microphone.
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Hummert Radio Factory (Ann and Frank Hummert)

The Hummerts were a considerable power in entertainment broadcasting during the Golden Age of Radio. Their wide range of productions included soaps, musical, game shows, detective dramas, and serials.
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Hypnotism

From all genres of radio, old time radio hypnotists use their tricks for good and evil in this fun new collection... "You will enjoy this collection of radio shows..."
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Hysterics in Old Time Radio

Hysteria and other psychological conditions made great story material for the anthology old time radio programs of the 40s and early 50s.
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Jack Benny and Fred Allen Feud

The decade long feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen featured barbs between the two comedy greats on multiple old time radio shows.
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Jack Benny Annual 39th Birthday

stuck on the perpetual 39th Birthday, Mary Livingstone's sweetheart Jack Benny was born on Valentine's Day.
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Jack Benny Gags

compilation of some of Jack Benny's best running gags and first appearances by his stellar comedy cast.
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John Dickson Carr

Mystery writer extraordinaire John Dickson Carr was a prolific writer during the golden age of detective mysteries in the 1930s.He is considered a master of "locked room mysteries" stories that required complex logic to solve because on the surface they seemed unsolvable.
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Jokes and Pranks Bundle

16 disks full of pranks and jokes!
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Knitting Collection

Knitting in variety and comedy old time radio shows like Fibber McGee and Molly and more that will have you in stitches!
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Legal Dramas

This original collection includes old time radio shows about law enforcers, law breakers, lawyers, and a "lawt" of good legal drama.
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Marriages in Disaster

Featuring shows from all genres, this collections of marriage and weddings in old time radio will give new meaning to "To death do us part"
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Memorable Villains

Many are mad, many are bad, and all are great memorable rivals to our heroes in this old time radio compilation.
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Monsters

Now even More Jekyll and Hyde, Werewolves, Zombies, Hobgoblins!
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Old Time Radio Fights Nazi Spies

from Superman to Amos n Andy to Fibber McGee and Molly all your favorites are up in arms to protect America from Nazi Spies.
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Patriotic Recordings

Red, white and blue, patriotic radio shows just for you! OTRCat presents some of our favorite Patriotic Radio Episodes. Included are Historical Dramas, WWII episodes, AFRS Programming, Family Comedy, and Baseball Stories.
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Poetry in Old Time Radio

A collection of Poetry radio programs that bring culture, thoughtfulness, and spoken word to your radio.
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Poker and Gambling

We bet an arm and a leg you will enjoy this jackpot of gambling and poker themed old time radio shows.
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Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

A Public Service Announcement (PSA) is defined as a message in the public interest which is disseminated through the media free of charge, with the objective of raising awareness of issues. Update: additional recordings
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Quack Doctors

Laugh along with comedic tales of quack doctors with Amos & Andy, Jack Benny, and more. Hear the dramatized tales of quackery in Dragnet, Dr Kildare, Straight Arrow, Casey Crime Photographer, and more!
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Racist Music (Songs of Bigotry and Racial Intolerance)

use of racial stereotypes in songs has a long history in popular American music. Beginning in minstrel entertainment in the early 20th century, this collection contains a number of top hits with racial stereotypes which make one shudder today.
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Radio Noir Writers

Our collection includes stories from Patricia Highsmith, Cornell Woolrich, James M Cain, Frederic Brown, Agatha Christie, John Cheever, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, W.R. Burnett, Rex Stout, and Alfred Hitchcock.
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Random Rarities 01

Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!
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Random Rarities 02

Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!
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Random Rarities 03

The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!
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Random Rarities 04

A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!
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Random Rarities 05

More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!
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Random Rarities 06

an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio including A & P Gypsies!
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Random Rarities 07

an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio
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Random Rarities 08

features shows that have been hidden is someone's closet for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.
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Random Rarities 10

Rambling, random radio shows radically reaped from the rabbit hole of radio.
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