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Lux Radio Theater

785 Episodes
33 Volume
Featuring the greatest Hollywood stars doing one-hour versions of their biggest motion pictures. Update: additional shows + remastered sound + many sound upgrades

785 33
Add To Cart: $160.00

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

Eternal Light

739 Episodes
15 Volume
This well-written religious drama was created by the Jewish Theological Seminary and features stories from the Torah, the Bible, and important historical texts. Update: over 680 new recordings:

739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Cavalcade of America

739 Episodes
15 Volume
This well-done, star-studded factual show is a wonderful resource for those interested in historical highlights. Update: 340+ additional episodes

739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Orson Welles

380 Episodes
11 Volume
Best known for his airing of "War of the Worlds", Orson Welles made numerous appearances on a variety of different shows during his magnificent radio career. He was truly a creative genius in radio, before he went on to Hollywood. Update: 7 additional guest broadcasts

380 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

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

Columbia Workshop

333 Episodes
7 Volume
(update) With 140+ additional episodes: Columbia Workshop features high radio art with the newest sound technologies and top notch radio directing of its day.

333 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

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

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

Arch Oboler

230 Episodes
6 Volume
enjoy the great radio plays in this anthology of the eccentric horror fiction writer Arch Oboler who is best known for pushing the medium of radio in sound production, writing, and programming.

230 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

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

Hans Conried

249 Episodes
6 Volume
an extensive collection of the well-known voice actor who successfully made the leap from radio to television. His voice range and ability allowed him to work on comedy, detective, and drama radio shows. A bit on a ham, he tended to steal the show in every performance.

249 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Legal Dramas

279 Episodes
6 Volume
This original collection includes old time radio shows about law enforcers, law breakers, lawyers, and a "lawt" of good legal drama.

279 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

NBC University Theater

115 Episodes
5 Volume
NBC University Theater is an unusual series that focused on reenacting novels by great authors for college classes. Update: additional episodes and sound quality improvements

115 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Jeff Chandler

222 Episodes
5 Volume
The original grey-haired hunky heartthrob, Jeff Chandler performed on a wide variety of radio roles from detective Michael Shayne to bashful Professor Boynton on Our Miss Brooks.

222 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Horses In Old Time Radio

203 Episodes
5 Volume
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.

203 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Marriages in Disaster

213 Episodes
5 Volume
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"

213 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Front Page Drama

375 Episodes
4 Volume
Front Page Drama drew its long running collection of interesting stories from the pages of The American Weekly magazine. Update: 63 additional broadcasts

375 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Guest Star Radio

386 Episodes
4 Volume
Produced by the U.S. Treasury Department in the 1940-50s as a public service program, Guest Star Radio features a different top-name "guest star" (singer, actor, comedian) each week to promote the sales of savings bonds. Update: additional recordings

386 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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

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

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

Great Plays

83 Episodes
4 Volume
featuring reputable plays from throughout of human history including playwrights such as Aristophanes, William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Sheridan, Pierre Corneille, Robert Fitzgerald, James M. Barrie, and William Gillette.

83 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Mercedes McCambridge

191 Episodes
4 Volume
Best known for her macabre performances including the infamous demon voice on the Exorcist, Orson Welles called Mercedes McCambridge "the greatest old time radio actress."

191 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

174 Episodes
4 Volume
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.

174 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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

Doctor Christian

183 Episodes
4 Volume
Jean Hersholt is an actor who specialized in gentle, intelligent roles that called for warmth and feeling in Dr Christian. This series is that kind of show and can be enjoyed as drama, as nostalgia, and as just plain old radio entertainment. Update: now with 30+ new episodes.

183 4
Add To Cart: $15.00

Hallmark Playhouse

126 Episodes
3 Volume
Featured well done literary adaptations hosted by celebrated author James Hilton. Update: 50 additional recordings

126 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Mr President

148 Episodes
3 Volume
This old time radio series tells the untold tales the Commanders-in-chief's everyday life. In order to challenge the audience to guess his identity, the President's name was not revealed until the end of the show. Update: additional broadcast

148 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

New Years Eve

131 Episodes
3 Volume
Celebrate the New Year all over again with your favorite old time radio stars, Burns and Allen, Milton Berle, Phil Harris and Alice Faye, Jack Benny and many more. Get out your noisemakers and top hat; it's an old time radio New Year celebration! Update: additional shows

131 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

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

Norman Corwin

120 Episodes
3 Volume
(update) 90+ additional recordings: One of the greatest creative minds that has ever floated through the airwaves, Norman Corwin's poetic personality left an impression on listeners everywhere.

120 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Drama Collection

219 Episodes
3 Volume
A sensational sampling of OTRCAT's drama radio shows with classic stars and unforgettable productions--An OTRCAT exclusive collection.

219 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Gale Gordon

161 Episodes
3 Volume
best known for his roles as an undermined authority figure (like Principal Osgood Conklin in Our Miss Brooks). This extensive collection contains some of the best of Gale Gordon's prolific old time radio show performances from all various series from 1932 - 1956.

161 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

John Nesbitt

49 Episodes
3 Volume
Carefully crafted storytelling in The Passing Parade and the Wilson-Nesbitt Summer Show.

49 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

108 Episodes
3 Volume
Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment. Update: additional recording

108 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Adventures in Research

115 Episodes
2 Volume
"Learn! Investigate! Instruct!" written by physicist, Dr. Phillips Thomas, this historically accurate series now includes additional recordings about the invention of the typewriter, automobile, penicillin, machine gun, skyscraper, and much more!

115 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Agnes Moorehead

78 Episodes
2 Volume
Known as "The Lavender Lady", Agnes Moorehead had a long life in the entertainment industry. Best known as a mystery and suspense performer on the radio. Her best known work was with Orson Welles on Mercury Theater, but she also played the lead role in Sorry Wrong Number. Television audiences will remember her as the mother-in-law from Bewitched, but also appeared in Citizen Kane, The Twilight Zone, and many others.

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Alan Ladd

81 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection represents some of the best performances of Alan Ladd (born Alan Walbridge Ladd) during the golden age of radio. Of slight build (five feet, five inches tall), he never considered himself to be a handsome actor. In a quote is said, "I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight.

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Best of Suspense

104 Episodes
2 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Suspense Episodes! Update: new volume 2

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Best Plays

46 Episodes
2 Volume
Best Plays presents theatrical paramounts of excellence! The radio series is hosted by the drama critic of New York's Daily News, John Chapman. Update: 30+ additional episodes

46 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Favorite Story

83 Episodes
2 Volume
Favorite Story was hosted by Ronald Colman with frequent guest stars such as Hans Conreid, William Conrad, Raymond Burr, and Helen Craig. This old time radio series high quality and use of timeless literature lead to its rebroadcast for years to come. Update: additional episodes

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Good News

66 Episodes
2 Volume
Many in the industry saw Radio as competition for movies, but Maxwell House Coffee and MGM studios mixed the two very well on Good News.

66 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Greatest Story Ever Told

101 Episodes
2 Volume
Just like the 1965 movie with the same name, The Greatest Story Ever Told featured events from the life of Jesus Christ as told in the Gospels. Update: 50+ additional broadcast and sound upgrades

101 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Halls of Ivy

92 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) now with 8 additional episodes, better sound quality, and extras: this old time radio series follows famed actor Ronald Coleman as the president of a small Midwest college.

92 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Jimmy Stewart

87 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the best loved and most respected stars Hollywood ever produced, James Stewart made plenty of radio appearances, usually in support of his films, but also in public service appearances and his own show, The Six Shooter.

87 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Mothers Day

91 Episodes
2 Volume
Mom can have radio shows just for her this Mothers Day. Now go clean your room!

91 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Campbells Playhouse

48 Episodes
2 Volume
Mmm, Mmm, Dramatic Concoction ... Campbell Playhouse stars Orson Welles and his wondrous Mercury Theater troupe.

48 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

CBS Radio Workshop

86 Episodes
2 Volume
The CBS Radio Workshop called "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" was an experimental old time radio show and varied in its genre. The first two shows starred Aldous Huxley narrating an interpretation of 'Brave New World.' Update: additional episodes

86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Chase (The Chase)

59 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) now with additional AFRS recordings: The Chase is an Exciting escapade show that always involves a wild Chase!

59 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Curtain Time

69 Episodes
2 Volume
The radio really is a theater as the usher asks for your tickets on Curtain Time. Each night's play is a romantic story of Boy Meets Girl. Update: additional broadcasts

69 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Mercury Theater

42 Episodes
2 Volume
Orson Welles' Popular Dramatic Anthology of short stories, as well as comedy and variety abound, with a sprinkling of popular singers.

42 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Lionel Barrymore

81 Episodes
2 Volume
Typecast as a grumpy old man, Lionel Barrymore is best know for his roles in the Doctor Kildare, Mayor of the Town, Command Performance, Kraft Music Hall, Lux Radio Theater, and Lionel Barrymore Concert Hall

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Inheritance

50 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) with 16 additional recordings and better quality sound: this highly patriotic show revisits amazing people, times, and events in American History.

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Anthology

56 Episodes
2 Volume
presents "A selections of readings from poets, past and present and the music to accompany their poetry." Recordings include star-packed casts with poetry readings by Bing Crosby, Helen Hayes, Frank Lovejoy, Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Huston, and many more.

56 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ann Sothern

99 Episodes
2 Volume
this collection includes all available old time radio appearances of Ann Sothern including her signature role as the liberated American "dame" from Brooklyn in 'Adventures of Maisie'-now updated with new episodes!

99 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Heartbeat Theater

83 Episodes
2 Volume
sponsored by the Salvation Army, gives dramatic accounts of regular people helping others through illness, tragedy, and heartbreak.Episodes illustrate problems can be solved with faith, optimism, and the help of good Samaritans.

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Movietown Theater

56 Episodes
2 Volume
featured Hollywood stars and starlets in a variety of 30 minute shows. Tune in each week for a different genre from comedy to drama each with a unique twist.

56 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Hallmark Hall of Fame

51 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: presented dramatizations of true stories, "A true story about real people."

51 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dana Andrews

94 Episodes
3 Volume
Known as "face of noir", Dana Andrew's signature role included the obsessed detective in "Laura." This collection contains his guest appearances in various broadcasts and his star role as Matt Cvetic in "I Was a Communist for the FBI."

94 3
Add To Cart: $10.00

Atomic Radio

96 Episodes
2 Volume
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

96 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Christmas Dramas

65 Episodes
2 Volume
the miracle of Christmas will lift your spirits in these touching old time radio dramas. Also included in this collection are Lux Radio Theater versions of your favorite classic Christmas movies.

65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Lauren Bacall

65 Episodes
2 Volume
statuesque and sultry Lauren Bacall splashed on the Hollywood Scene at the age 19 when she starred opposite her soon to be husband Humphrey Bogart.

65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

First Responders

117 Episodes
2 Volume
Firefighters, police officers, and heroes of all kinds are represented in this exciting old time radio collection.

117 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Election Collection

85 Episodes
2 Volume
old time radio shows take on elections, voting and ballots taken from all genres including comedy, drama, western, news programs, and more.

85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Arch Oboler Plays

60 Episodes
2 Volume
Enjoy some of the best works of author Arch Oboler dramatic plays starring Joan Crawford and more. Update: additional episodes and sound quality improvements

60 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Lux Radio (South African)

41 Episodes
2 Volume
South Africas take on everyones favorite old time radio dramatic anthology Lux Radio Theater

41 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Amnesia and Memory Loss

83 Episodes
2 Volume
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.

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Living

86 Episodes
2 Volume
Presented drama-documentaries on a variety of topics and was conceived as a conceived as a "radio mirror" for society. Update: additional recordings

86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Academy Award Theater

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood's finest films adapted into old time radio shows with many of their original stars reprising their roles!

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Address Unknown

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Address Unknown is a well-performed show about missing persons from South Africa. Each show dramatizes a real case of a missing person taken from the Missing Persons Bureau files in London.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures of the Abbotts

13 Episodes
1 Volume
The Adventures of the Abbotts stars Claudia Morgan and Les Damon as the husband and wife detective team, Jean and Pat Abbott. In each episode, Jean helps her husband, a well-renowned San Franciscan private eye, to solve yet another mystery.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Almanac (Orson Welles)

20 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the greatest anthology series in radio history, Almanac concentrated on classic literature such as " Treasure Island," "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Dracula.

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Adventure

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Trail

13 Episodes
1 Volume
The American Trail tells the story of these brave men and women: from Louis and Clark to the great ol' California Gold Rush.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Weekly

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Authors Collection

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Authors Playhouse

38 Episodes
1 Volume
An expertly written series of high quality tales, Author's Playhouse was created by Wynn Wright. This old time radio show utilized the writings of famous short story authors and playwrights.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Babe Ruth

8 Episodes
1 Volume
The Adventures of Babe Ruth was produced in 1934 on the Blue Network, with sponsorship by Quaker Oats, and was the best of the lot. It told in-depth, fully dramatized episodes from the Babe's career, so there was a sense of the real man there in the dugout and on the field.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barbara Stanwyck

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

31 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

Big Sister

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by Rinso, Big Sister stars Alice Frost as Ruth Evans. In this soap, Ruth is a modern day heroine, giving up her life and love to take care of her orphaned siblings

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Story

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Newspaper reporters from around the country entered their true, heroic stories of reporting the news to win a chance on the airwaves and $500 from the sponsor of the show, Pall Mall. Update

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Biggest Heart

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Weekly Contest by the Colorado Heart Association to Find the Biggest Pumping Heart in the World (figuratively)!

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Humphrey Bogart

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Bogie is an actor who continues to rank near the top on everybody's list. He made many appearances on radio after he moved his act from Broadway to Hollywood.

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Brownstone Theater

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Plays from the Theater made for Radio Listening Fans!

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dangerously Yours

13 Episodes
1 Volume
ollywood star, Victor Jory, was the primary hero starring in story adaptation of pirates, espionage, adventure and romance. The series was later renamed in October 1944 to Matinee Theater.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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