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Your Playhouse of Favorites

7 Episodes
1 Volume
features classic and memorable stories and novels from classic literature.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

You Are There

78 Episodes
2 Volume
This series takes historic events and dramatizes them with "live radio" coverage. Many of the announcers on You Are There were wartime correspondents in World War II. Update: additional broadcasts

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

You Are the Jury

7 Episodes
1 Volume
This fictitious crime drama series was written by a criminologist. In each episode the listener is asked to be the jury and guess the verdict in a murder trial.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Yankee Yarns

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

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Worlds Greatest Short Stories

18 Episodes
1 Volume
features dramatizations of classic shorts stores like Tell Tale Heart, The Pickwick Papers, The Little Wife and more.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Worlds Great Novels

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Experience distance learning 1940s style with The World's Great Novel presented by the NBC University of the Air.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

World Security Workshop

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Powerful dramas by the United World Federalists to make the World a better and safer place.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wizard of Oz

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio drama and supporting broadcasts of Dorothy Gale, the rural Kansan, who in a freak storm is whisked away to a magical rainbow world populated by colorful munchkin-like people.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Witness

20 Episodes
1 Volume
A unique drama anthology with host Robert Young who states, "In the normal course of most any day, every one of us is a witness to matters of life and death. The way we involve ourselves in these vital matters makes our own lives worthwhile or meaningless." Updated.

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wings to Victory

14 Episodes
1 Volume
WWII Morale Boosting Show Presented by the Air Force

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

William Faulkner

4 Episodes
1 Volume
his stream-of-consciousness style has thrilled, inspired, and challenged readers for nearly a full century including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wife Wanted

20 Episodes
1 Volume
The show uses recurring characters to present an ongoing expose' of the Lonely Heart's industry.

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Weather Collection

110 Episodes
3 Volume
all shows have extreme weather from snow storms to hurricanes as a central plot device in the story line.

110 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

We The People

15 Episodes
1 Volume
"Anybody's and everybody's soap box"- We The People is an entertaining old time radio show featuring human interest stories from the 1930s and 1940s. Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

We Came This Way

29 Episodes
1 Volume
will be appreciated by students of history, as well as fans of radio drama with stories including Joan of Arc, Valley Forge, The French Revolution, and Walt Whitman.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wayside Theater

9 Episodes
1 Volume
features unique romantic comedy tales which allow you a vacation of the mind in the most unusual of locals like Mexico, a taxi cab, and even night school.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Warner Brothers Academy

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Dramatic Sensation Presenting Upcoming Stars

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Voice of the Army

91 Episodes
1 Volume
US Army recruiting show features dramatized stories from Army veterans, fictional stories, and amazing music. Update: 70 additional recordings

91 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vic and Sade

346 Episodes
2 Volume
Welcome, welcome to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Gook, better known as Vic and Sade. Go get cozy with this delightful run of the mill and charmingly familiar Midwestern couple extraordinaire! Update: 210+ new shows and 47 additional hours of radio's favorite homefolks

346 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Upper Room (So You Want to Stay Married)

6 Episodes
1 Volume
written by Carlton E Morse, this old time radio show reveals the secret trials and tribulations in your average 1940s marriage.The show begins with the question "So, you want to stay married?"

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Uncle Jimmy

47 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone needs an Uncle Jimmy; follow his avuncular adventures in this warm-hearted radio drama.

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

True Legal Dramas

12 Episodes
1 Volume
is a 15 minute commercial for the legal profession, but it is also well written and entertaining radio drama.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tonight at Nine-Thirty (9:30)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This San Francisco-based radio drama includes a variety of entertainment from suspenseful thrillers to lighthearted comedies utilizing the local writing and acting talent from the city by the bay.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tom Powers Life Studies

12 Episodes
1 Volume
sponsored by Johnson Wax in 1935, this old time radio shows presents colorful vignettes presented in a one man show.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Titanic Recordings

9 Episodes
1 Volume
included episodes from Adventures in Research, The Cavalcade of America, and historic sound clips referring to the tragedy. Update: additional recordings including first hand accounts

9 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

This is the Story

47 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show takes a fascinating in depth look into unknown tidbits about people and events that shaped our culture, history, and world. Update: additional episodes. Update: additional recordings

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

This is My Story (Red Cross)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
"Is a human document in the records of The American Red Cross whose history of peacetime service is known to every American. Whose program of wartime service to American fighting men on all foreign battle fronts and to women and children at home is the greatest and most varied of any civilian organization." Update: additional episodes

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

This is My Best

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) began as a kind of book-of-the-week show. Popular modern authors were asked to select their best writings, which were created into radio scripts. In 1945, Orson Welles took over the show, directing, acting, narrating, and adapting scripts to his liking.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

This is Civil Defense

13 Episodes
1 Volume
entertaining and informative broadcast created during the Red Scare to teach the public how to act in the case of a disaster such as flooding, tornados, food shortages, and nuclear attack.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

These Are Our Men

10 Episodes
1 Volume
well produced series ran near the end of WWII as part of the War Bond Drive. The thirty-minute programs featured dramatized biographies of our wartime leaders.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Theater Royal

45 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 30+ additional recordings: this fine British drama was based on the best of literature including Dumas, Conrad, Stevenson, Dickens, James, and London.

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Theater of Romance

207 Episodes
4 Volume
Hit yourself on the head with Theater of Romance and become star struck--Gregory Peck, Ida Lupino, Edward G. Robinson, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart and more! Update: Over 130 additional episodes

207 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Theater Guild on the Air (US Steel Hour)

96 Episodes
4 Volume
Sponsored by US Steel, this old time radio series produced classic and contemporary plays live and was one of the most popular Broadway drama shows of all time. Update: sound quality upgrades and additional episodes

96 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

That Was the Year

39 Episodes
1 Volume
is a fascinating radio show that dramatizes the major historical events between the years 1896-1934. Headlines include Spanish American War in Cuba, Volcano Mt Pelee destroys town of Saint Pierre, Republic of China established, and Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany. Every episode ends with a performance of a popular song from the year.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thanksgiving

152 Episodes
3 Volume
This festive collection contains thirty hours of Thanksgiving-themed episodes from a variety of old time radio series. Primarily comedy and variety shows (and a few detective series), the shows are bound to keep you in the mood for Thanksgiving cheer! Update: additional recordings

152 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Texaco Star Theater

95 Episodes
3 Volume
(update) with over 70 additional shows, Texaco Star Theater is a personality filled Hollywood variety show with and all-star cast of vocalists, hosts, comedians, and guests.

95 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Tenth Man

13 Episodes
1 Volume
This show from the National Mental Health Foundation, based on the notion that one person in ten will need psychiatric care. Think of nine of your closest friends. If they are all pretty normal, then you may be The Tenth Man.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tell It Again

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio dramas from literature, news worthy true events, and other memorable stories.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Telephones In Old Time Radio

173 Episodes
4 Volume
Includes old time radio shows from all genres from comedy to mystery to detective that will be sure to ring a bell.

173 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Tallulah Bankhead

53 Episodes
2 Volume
known for her wild behavior and billed as the "the glamorous, unpredictable Tallulah Bankhead," this collection contains many of her rare guest appearances and The Big Show.

53 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Tall Tales

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Features a narrator, a folk singer, a "yarn spinner", and actors to present stories from the history of Tennessee.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tales of Fatima

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Suspense

1008 Episodes
20 Volume
SUSPENSE is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent! Update: 50 new episodes and better sound quality

1008 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Submarines in Old Time Radio

74 Episodes
2 Volume
As a machine of war, submarines were the first attack platforms with stealth capabilities and were great plot devices in old time radio. Dive in today!

74 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Studio One

48 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) Now with 40 additional episodes: Studio One is an excellent series turning short stories, novels, and plays into radio drama bliss.

48 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Stroke of Fate

13 Episodes
1 Volume
History is filled with "What If?'s" Here is a show that explores how things could have been if not for a single Stroke of Fate.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Streamlined Shakespeare

6 Episodes
1 Volume
A summer replacement series that signed the most famous Shakespearean alive actor of the time, John Barrymore.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Strange Adventure

256 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring short well told adventures stories with diverse topics such as Zombies in Haiti and a pet monkey that saves the day. All stories are written and performed by Pat McGeehan on this exciting old time radio show.

256 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Stars Over Hollywood

73 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) now with almost 20 new episodes: Twinkle in the glow of the Star on this Early Saturday Morning show!

73 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Stars in the Air

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Catch the "Stars in the Air" with this dramatic Hollywood anthology series broadcast in 1951-52.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

South African Rarities

86 Episodes
2 Volume
Fill your Bakkie Full of Your Favorite Okes and Padkos and Listen to these Rare Radio shows from the Rainbow Nation!

86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Something for the Girls

22 Episodes
1 Volume
In an attempt to recruit women, the Navy introduced WAVES "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" with this star-studded radio show.

22 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

Silver Theater

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Romance galore when Silver Theater brings us tales of love lost and found, featuring some of the screen's biggest heart-throbs.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Showtime

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Music from Broadway and Sketches from Hollywood Movies!

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Shakespeare on the Radio

56 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, As You Like It, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra and variations there of. Update: additional broadcasts

56 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Search

16 Episodes
1 Volume
A faith based radio show produced by The Navy Chaplain Corp to help Armed Service Members find the right church of their choice and finding strength within.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Screen Guild Theater

348 Episodes
6 Volume
this old time radio anthology featured drama and variety with top-name stars whose salaries from this show were donated to fund the Motion Picture Country Home. Update: 240+ new shows and better sound quality

348 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Screen Directors Playhouse

119 Episodes
4 Volume
Top name film stars from Fred Astaire and Joan Crawford to Gary Cooper and John Wayne made special appearances in this all-star tour de force of radio dramas produced from 1949-1951. Update: sound quality improvements including digital remastering

119 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Science Magazine of the Air

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Great men of science and their world changing discoveries are profiled on Science Magazine of the Air.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Scattergood Baines

2 Episodes
1 Volume
is the "shrewd and jovial hardware merchant who finds himself draw into just about everything that happens around him.Scattergood Baines is the best loved, most cussed at, and by all odds the fattest man in the modern, bustling town of Coldriver."

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Scarlet Pimpernel

50 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the earliest masked crime fighters, The Scarlet Pimpernel may be the spiritual father of the Batman.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ronald Colman

269 Episodes
7 Volume
From a running gag on Jack Benny to numerous appearances on Arch Oboler's Plays, Ronald Colman appeared on many other old time radio shows

269 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Romance of the Ranchos

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Romance of the Ranchos tells the stories of the brave men and women who lived and loved in Old California when it was still a Spanish colony.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Romance

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Your guide through the pages of all the great stories of all time tender love stories of today, the memorable love stories of the past.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rogers of the Gazette

28 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: take your boots off and sit a spell with these heart warming old time radio stories starring Will Rogers Jr.

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Richard Greene

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Screen heartthrob Englishman Richard Greene was best known for the lead in the British TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Redbook Dramas

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Magazine Lively Dramas from One of America's Favorite Magazines

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rat Pack

34 Episodes
1 Volume
August 2011 is the anniversary release of the Rat Pack Movie, Oceans 11. This compilation has choice appearances by members of The Rat Pack in Old Time Radio including Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, and more!

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rarities from the 1930s

79 Episodes
2 Volume
This unique compilation includes rare dramas, comedy, and unique radio broadcasts from the 1930's. Update: Additional recordings

79 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Random Rarities 15

59 Episodes
1 Volume
A collection of rare, hard to find shows from all genres including Heart Throbs, Heritage Radio Theater, The Man Behind The Masterpiece, Nightcap Yarns, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, Mr. Pickwick's Christmas.

59 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 10

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Rambling, random radio shows radically reaped from the rabbit hole of radio.

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 09

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Long lost in the archives for ages, these rare old time radio shows have not been heard on air for decades.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 07

52 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 06

59 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio including A & P Gypsies!

59 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

Random Rarities 04

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

50 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

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

Radio Readers Digest

79 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by the makers of Hallmark Cards, Radio Reader's Digest brought a delightful collection of short stories to the air, highlighting the American way of life.

79 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Radio Guild

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Winning the endorsement of National Advisory Council on Radio in Education (NACRE), the producers of the Music Appreciation Hour developed an instructor's manual as a companion to the series called Radio Guild.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Radio City Playhouse

61 Episodes
1 Volume
By the late 1940’s, the center of radio network production had moved to the West Coast, but there was still a lot of talent in New York to be featured on the anthology Radio City Playhouse.

61 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Quick and Dead

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Bob Hope and produced by Fred Friendly, this old time radio show dramatically presents the science and horrors of Atomic War.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Proudly We Hail

478 Episodes
10 Volume
This old time radio series contains a wide variety of mediums geared to attract young potential Army recruits and the series included mystery and drama shows. Update: additional broadcasts and sound improvements

478 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Prohibition (Bootleggin and Moonshine)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
old time radio songs and stories about bootlegging and prohibition which occurred between 1920 until 1933.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Price of Liberty

12 Episodes
1 Volume
The Junior League of New York, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, sponsored The Price of Liberty, a series of broadcasts which dramatized episodes in the State's history which illustrate the growth of American Democracy.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presenting Charles Boyer

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Michel is The Man with Many Identities and electrifying Stories

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Point Sublime

12 Episodes
1 Volume
A soap opera for the whole family, Point Sublime is set on the rugged California coast along historic US Route 1, the Pacific Coast Highway.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Plays for Americans

3 Episodes
1 Volume
During WWII, Arch Oboler dedicated his talents to the war effort. He produced this series--drawing in many big-name stars for the cause.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Player

15 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring "the One Man Theater" - voice actor extraordinaire, Paul Frees. Update additional recordings

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Pirates

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes pirate theme shows from a variety of old time radio shows, it's a listener's treasure chest of "arrghs", "aye, mateys" "ahoys" and wild pirate-themed adventure, detective shows, drama, and comedy.

60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Philip Marlowe

106 Episodes
3 Volume
Raymond Chandler's action-packed hard boiled detective drama starring Vah Heflin and Gerald Mohr! Update: additional episode

106 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

People Act

11 Episodes
1 Volume
spotlights democracy at work in America and how government program like Civilian Conservation Corps and school funding helped individuals and communities alike.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Pennsylvania Keystone of Democracy

24 Episodes
1 Volume
The Pennsylvania Historical Commission, with the cooperation of the State Council of Defense, began broadcasting a series of dramatizations of important events from Pennsylvania history in the 1940s.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Paul Frees

347 Episodes
7 Volume
"the man with 1,000 voices" appeared in a multitude of old time radio series and later memorable TV appearances. Update: additional recordings

347 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Patriotic Recordings

73 Episodes
2 Volume
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.

73 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Passing Parade

21 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional shows: The show featured two or three factual but fantastic stories with John Nesbitt himself serving as host, writer, and storyteller of extraordinary tales.

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Pacific Powerland

45 Episodes
1 Volume
Entertaining Educational Historic Tales

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Our Nations Heritage

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Award winning music education radio show, presenting not only performances but discussions of musical theory as well as introducing both classical and popular music forms such as Jazz and folk.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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