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Old Time Radio Personalities

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Title Popularity ▼ Episodes Downloads Price

Jack Benny

Everyone's favorite penny pinching miser is now updated with more laughs and better quality sound.
938 13
Add To Cart: $65.00

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
580 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Bob Bailey

Everyone's favorite investigator in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Bailey starred in a number of tough guy detective old time radio shows.
770 13
Add To Cart: $65.00

Burns and Allen

George Burns and Gracie Allen show starring radio's favorite couple is now updated with 100 additional recordings (with an additional 46+ hours) and sound upgrades!
274 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

One of the greatest American journalists in broadcast history, he pioneered the reporter on the scene reporting during WWII. Update: additional recordings
100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Jack Webb

Best known for his no-nonsense role of Sgt Friday on Dragnet, Jack Webb also appeared in other old time radio shows such as Pat Novak for Hire, Jeff Regan, Johnny Modero, Pete Kelly's Blues, and his many guest appearances in Escape, Suspense, The Whistler and much more! Updated: additional Pat Novak episodes + sound upgrades
492 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

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.
365 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Ozzie and Harriet

The "adventures" of Ozzie & Harriet are based on the daily stuff that happens to all good suburban couples in family sitcoms. Update: additional episodes
95 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Agatha Christie

Enjoy these "whodunits" from the famous detective novelist: These exciting old time radio tales from various series have plot twists perfect for "radio's outstanding theater of thrills".
18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Phil Harris and Alice Faye

Laughs abound in this old time radio variety show feature jive-talking hipster bandleader, Phil Harris, and his glamorous and talented movie star wife, Alice Faye. Update: 60+ additional recordings
250 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

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
252 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Alfred Hitchcock

Includes radio adaptations on Hitchcock's most memorable films, including Spellbound, The Birds, Rebecca, Sorry Wrong Number, and Shadow of a Doubt. Update: 6 additional broadcasts
29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Olivia de Havilland

Known for her breakout role as Mellie in Gone with the Wind, Olivia de Havilland won Academy Awards for films To Each His Own and The Heiress.
37 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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. Update: over 200 additional broadcasts
392 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

H.G. Wells

The stories of H.G. Wells approach the future from a slightly different angle, Wells wrote less about wondrous devices and more about the future of people.
31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fred Allen

Fred Allen moved from Vaudeville to radio and perfected his character over a number of years for several sponsors. One of his career highlights was a supposed feud with his good friend, Jack Benny.
179 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Dashiell Hammett

Writer of the Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man, Hammett has an enduring reputation as the godfather of the hard-boiled detective genre and one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.
151 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Tokyo Rose (WWII Japanese Propaganda)

During War time Radio became an important propaganda tool. One of the most notorious efforts was Tokyo Rose.
21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Groucho Marx

Part of the Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx was best known for his greasepaint mustache, cigar, and quick wit. He later branched out to host quiz old time radio show "You Bet Your Life."
271 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Dinah Shore

Is there anyone finah in the state of Carolina? The newly updated collection has 100+ new recordings of the singing starlet best remembered for her sensuous recordings in the 1940's; now with over 100 episodes of the Dinah Shore show and 60+ guest appearances, many with Groucho Marx.
168 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ginger Rogers

Dancer, actress, and comedienne, Ginger Rogers graced screen, stage and radio in a career that spanned 50 years.
30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Father Coughlin

"The Radio Priest" was a success when he first discussed religious matters in the early days of radio. However, Father Coughlin managed to step on a few toes when he expanded into political commentary and calls for economic reform.
60 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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.
37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alan Ladd

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

Ray Bradbury

A Collection of Vintage Bradbury Stories adapted for radio!
32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cary Grant

With a charm and sophistication that came as natural as his cleft chin and sparkling eyes, Cary Grant was a natural movie star who was just as talented in front of the radio microphone as he was the camera. Update: additional recording
38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Churchill (Winston) Recordings

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during WWII and great orator, wrote his own speeches and delivered them on many radio broadcasts.
111 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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.
42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Raymond Burr

best known from television's Perry Mason, Raymond Burr starred in Dragnet, Fort Laramie, and Pat Novak for Hire. Update: additional recording
125 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

John Wayne

This collection includes radio appearances by "The Duke" in such shows as Lux Radio Theater, Screen Director's Playhouse, and more.
9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gregory Peck

best known for his Academy Award winning portrayal of lawyer Atticus Finch in the film "To Kill a Mocking Bird" -- this collection includes all known appearances of Peck in the radio airwaves. Update: additional recording
24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

John Charles Thomas Show

One of the greatest baritones of the 20th century, The John Charles Thomas Show was a heaping smorgasbord of musical talents and delights.
36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arthur Godfrey

Godfrey's conversational style made his show seem like a friend talking to listeners directly. Update: 50 new recordings
75 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Jimmy Stewart

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

Barton Yarborough

When living in Los Angeles, Barton Yarborough became a steady player among the community of "Radio Row" actors and soon landed the role as Ben Romero on Dragnet.
278 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Arch Oboler

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

Spike Jones

Popular and Funny Spike Jones Update: 13 New Guest Appearances and two New Songs of Zanniness!
106 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Will Rogers

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gerald Mohr

An anthology to Gerald Mohr, this extensive collection contains almost 300 radio appearances on various detective shows, horror-dramas, and radio comedies.
233 5
Add To Cart: $30.00

HV Kaltenborn Edits the News

(update) with 30 additional recordings: History repeats itself when H. V. Kaltenborn provides vivid commentary and pointed insight into world affairs and politics in the 1940s and 1950s.
38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Paul Frees

"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

Agnes Moorehead

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

Andrews Sisters

The sound track for the War Years was Big Band Music, but the universal sweetheart was a triple threat, the lovely Andrews Sisters. More "girl next door" pretty than pin-up girl glamorous, the sister's songs were filled with the optimism and pluck that helped countless G.I.s endure for the duration. Update: additional recordings
83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Lucille Ball

Before she became TV’s favorite redhead, Lucille Ball was a rising starlet who turned to radio work as a way to make ends meet.
184 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Martin and Lewis

(update) Even More Shows with Comedy's Favorite Duo!
85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Roy Rogers

The original "King of the Cowboys" is updated with new recordings of The Roy Rogers old time radio show and many guest appearances. Join Roy, "Queen of the West" Dale Evans, Trigger, Bullet, and the gang in this fun western adventure-variety show. Updated: 50+ additional recordings + sound upgrades
153 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

WC Fields

Primarily known for his alcoholism and quick wit, he was a comedian on a off the stage.
22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Orson Welles

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.
374 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

Jack Benny Gags

compilation of some of Jack Benny's best running gags and first appearances by his stellar comedy cast.
161 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Paul Harvey Recordings

Harvey's news broadcast career stretched from the Golden Age of Radio during the Second World War and beyond.
244 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

With his Fireside Chats, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the power of radio to speak directly and intimately to the American people through some of the darkest periods of the Nation's history.
26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gene Autry

One of the original and most successful of the movie’s singing cowboys, Gene Autry successfully made the radio waves as much of a home as the welcoming bunkhouse on the Melody Ranch.
127 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ronald Colman

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

Philip K Dick

One of the most creative minds in Science Fiction Writing, Philip K. Dick had his works adapted to radio.
4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna won his greatest fame as Bob Hope's sidekick, but he was an accomplished comic on his own.
129 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Boris Karloff

(updated) with a few additional rare recordings! Best known for his roles in horror films, Boris Karloff was billed as "Karloff the Uncanny."
71 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Henry Morgan

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

Vincent Price

From The Saint to the Thriller, enjoy one of radio and films great scary men! Update: additional rare guest appearances
120 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Aimee Semple McPherson

Fascinating character in American history and an early pioneer in radio evangelism.More than just a radio minister, she was a movement in 1920s America with millions of followers.
14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Lord Haw Haw

In WWII, William Joyce moved from England to support fascist Germany by playing the propaganda role of Lord Haw-Haw and attempted to discourage and demoralize English Speaking Allied troops.
16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Raymond Chandler

best known for a one of the greatest Hard-boiled detective writers of all time including creating the famed protagonist Philip Marlowe.
114 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Herbert Hoover Speeches

The first US President born west of the Mississippi, Herbert Hoover was president during the earliest years of old time radio. Update: additional recordings
15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Howard Miller Show

One of the first "disc jockeys", Miller's music selections were popular but it was his fun and easy patter between records which kept listeners engaged. The "drive-time radio" DJ had a popular national daily show just after Arthur Godfrey went off the air.
226 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Monty Woolley

His distinctive white beard was "his trademark" and he is best known for his role in The Man Who Came to Dinner.
50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Humphrey Bogart

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

Frank Capra

He has been called a quintessentially American movie director of the 1930s and 1940s.
11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Norman Corwin

(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

John Dehner

The famous voice behind the bad guy on Gunsmoke and the good guy, Paladin, on Have Gun, Will Travel, and various guys on Suspense, John Dehner appeared in some of the greatest radio shows of yesteryear. Update: Have Gun Will Travel added
406 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Fred Astaire

His film and stage career lasted an outstanding 76 years and he made 31 music films, often with the lovely Ginger Rogers. Fred Astaire made music with his feet and the sound of his shoes harmonizes with musical score on these old time radio shows.He even had his own show, The Fred Astaire Show, which is included in this collection of his radio appearances.
16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Science Fiction Authors

During the golden age of science fiction, there was a successful relationship between old time radio shows and authors with numerous adaptations of science fiction stories.
65 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jeff Chandler

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

Harry S Truman Speeches

(update) with 25+ new recordings: Listen to historic speeches from the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.
37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Art Linkletter

His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend.
51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Frank Sinatra

Sinatra was known for his colorful character, sometimes tough, but always loved. Update: two additional disks #4 and #5:
164 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Ronald Reagan

(update) now with over 100 recordings: this collection contains his old time radio appearances and recordings from his political career and presidency.
116 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Shakespeare on the Radio

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

Eve Arden

Before she was everyone's favorite English teacher at Madison High School, she was tickling listeners' funny bones as a guest star.
208 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Jack Kirkwood

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dorothy Lamour

Known for the sarong dress in The Jungle Princess and her exotic good looks, Dorothy Lamour made over 60 motion pictures and helped sell US Treasury Bonds
142 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Victor Borge

Presenting some of the Best Performances by the "Clown Prince of Denmark." Update: additional broadcast
44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Brian Donlevy

A natural to be cast as the “heavy”, tough-guy roles Donlevy appeared on radio in support of his films on movie.
145 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Walter Tetley

He used his "smart-aleck kid" persona for the duration of his career giving zingers to the biggest names in radio most notably as Leroy in The Great Gildersleeve.
698 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Oscar Wilde

Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, Oscar Wilde's works were performed on a wild variety of radio shows.
14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bela Lugosi

Performances with the Original Count Dracula!
7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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.
984 14
Add To Cart: $70.00

Edgar Allan Poe

Macabre Tales from the Spookiest Favorite American Author
23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Elmer Davis and the News

During the months before Pearl Harbor, FDR appointed Elmer Davis to head up the Office of War Information. From this bully pulpit, Davis helped to whip the Nation into a fury over the aggressions of the Nazi's in Europe.
74 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jimmy Durante

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

Les Paul Show

A Fun and Entertaining Musical Team with Giggling Mary and Witty Les!
40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sammy Kaye Sunday Serenade

Swing and Sway with more Sammy Kaye Poetry, sway along with Sammy's sweet melodic sounds with new Vol. 3 & 4! Update: now updated with even more music
218 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Steve Allen Show

Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work! Update: additional broadcasts
15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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.
35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tallulah Bankhead

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

Gabriel Heatter

Classic commentary from the optimistic newsman Gabriel Heatter, the broadcaster with the "good news tonight." Update: additional broadcast
7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cornell Woolrich

one of the greatest authors of his generation, Cornell Woolrich's stories were sought out by radio and film producers alike.
43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mary Margaret McBride

Mary Margaret McBride was known for treating her interviewees as a friends asking engaging and insightful questions
5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

PG Wodehouse

Best known to millions as P.G. Wodehouse, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse is considered one of the all time great English humorists. His body of work spans more than seventy years and includes novels, short stories, plays and radio features.
7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Stan Kenton

Believing that Jazz could be more than just music to dance to, Kenton made no apologies for his brand of "progressive Jazz."
138 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Rex Stout

Creator of the eccentric detective Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout began writing for the pulp fiction around 1910 introducing iconic "arm chair detective" Nero Wolfe in 1934.
32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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