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ABC Mystery Time

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy this series of mystifying tales starring Sir Laurence Olivier with these organ ripping episodes.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Abe Burrows Show

4 Episodes
1 Volume
After a long career in radio writing and directing, Burrows took a break to perform songs he wrote at nightclubs. These songs became so popular that he was invited to start his own old time radio show.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Abies Irish Rose

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This likable old time radio comedy show is about the marriage between a Jewish man and an Irish Catholic lass.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Academy Awards Shows

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Against the Storm

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Winning the Peabody Award in 1942, this highly-acclaimed old time radio soap opera was written by Sandra Michael. Update: 10+ new episodes

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alan Freed Show

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The popular 1950's Cleveland DJ, Moondog Alan Freed, was an American disc jockey during the beginning of rock n roll.One of the first promoters of African-American musical style, he began to promote local concerts and dances feature rock n roll artists with great success.

10 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

Ambassadors of Melodyland

5 Episodes
1 Volume
prepare for the arrival of the monarchy from this land of tunes and tone with this melodic old time radio show.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American in England

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Norman Corwin's visits to England during WWII. It documented war-time conditions in England from the perspective of the citizens of England, instead of those in power or of handouts from the war department.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Amos and Andy Music Hall

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Using the premise that the Kingfish had set up a radio station in the Lodge Hall of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, Amos & Andy playing records between comic sketches and were often joined by a guest celebrity.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Answer Man

5 Episodes
1 Volume
With a staff of over 40 of brainiest facts finder he could locate, The Answer Man solved thousands of questions written in by listeners.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Appointment with Fear

6 Episodes
1 Volume
penned by John Dickson Carr and often dubbed the British version of "Suspense," this collection contains all known existing episodes of the mystery program.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Are These Our Children

3 Episodes
1 Volume
is a unique twist on the crime drama genre featuring true stories from Juvenile Delinquency Court.This show features some of the worst back-talking, drug-abusing, ungrateful, school-quitting, bigoted, sassy teenagers in radio drama.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Atlantic Spotlight

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare chats between American journalists and their British colleagues in London.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bailes Brothers

3 Episodes
1 Volume
and the West Virginia Homefolks, featured country western music Monday Mornings on KWKH.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Band of the AAF Training Command

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Presented by Uncle Sam and directed by Captain Glenn Miller.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barbara Jean Wong

55 Episodes
1 Volume
Barbara Jean Wong was a fourth generation Chinese-American who began her performance career at the age of five and was soon dubbed the Chinese-American Shirley Temple.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Battle Stations

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by the United States Navy during WWII, this old time radio program was created to "report to people of the United States on the progress of its navy in the war being fought in five oceans."

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Beat the Band

29 Episodes
1 Volume
This fun, original music quiz show was a war-time radio musical-quiz program. The first season of Beat the Band was sponsored by that ready-to-eat corn cereal, Kix.

29 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

Bell Telephone Hour Encores

50 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist and features some of the brightest stars in the day, even comedian Fred Allen. Update: 35+ new recordings

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Betty Crocker

3 Episodes
1 Volume
contains rare episodes of the Betty Crocker cooking program.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Betty White

4 Episodes
1 Volume
With one of the longest careers in show business, Betty White began working in radio in the 1940s. This collection includes all known surviving radios shows starring Betty White.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Beyond Tomorrow

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The art of Science Fiction goes back to the time when a young person stepped away from the campfire, looked towards the stars and wondered "What's out there?" The Sci Fi genre gained respectability as it moved from the pages of pulp magazines to network radio programs, Beyond Tomorrow features stories from the masters of Sci Fi, including Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Guy

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Follows the adventures of single dad detective, Joshua Sharp who wears size 902 in a triple D shoe.

3 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

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

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 Book (The Man in Black)

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Paul Frees, this talent filled old time radio show features the stories of almost perfect crimes asking audiences to listen for the criminal's mistake.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Black Castle and Black Chapel

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare and Scary Horror Recordings

4 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

Break the Bank

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The Highest Paying Quiz Show in Radio's Golden Age!

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend." Update: additional episodes

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Breakfast with Binnie and Mike

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Eat breakfast with the stars in this half hour daily morning show that invites you to share a chat in the Beverly Hills home of glamorous movie star Binnie Barnes and her husband, the movie producer and sports announcer, Mike Frankovitch.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick (Dorothy Kilgallen and Dick Kollmar)

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Travel back in time to rub noses with New York's high society as you have "Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick!"

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bride and Groom

6 Episodes
1 Volume
features the wedding ceremony of a real bride and groom.The couple shares with radio audiences their love story minutes before they are married privately off the air in the chapel at the Chapman Park Hotel in Los Angeles.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Brighter Day

5 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the Longest Running Radio Soap Operas!

5 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

Cabin B13

5 Episodes
1 Volume
written by the master of "locked room" mysteries, this collection contains the existing episodes of the series widely considered to be one of the best mystery old time radio shows as well as the two episodes of SUSPENSE CABIN B-13.

5 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

Call the Police

7 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) now with three additional shows and sponsored by Lever Brother's Rinso and Lifebuoy Soap, Call the Police was billed as "a new series of realistic radio dramas inspired by the courageous work of police departments all over America." This collection contains all known episodes to be in existence of this rare series.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Can You Top This

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Can You Top This? was a hilarious show where audience members sent in jokes and funny men "Senator Ed Ford", Harry Hershfield, and Joe Laurie Jr. tried to top them. Jokes could be sent in about any subject except religion, politics, or arson. Update: additional recording

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Candid Microphone

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Who Knows What People Will Say Hilarious Hidden Microphone Show! Update: 7 additional recordings

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Captain Starr

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Following in the footsteps of Tom Corbett and Space Patrol, Captain Starr shoots around in his rocket, "Shooting Star," on exciting galactic adventures!

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Captain Stubby and the Buckaneers

3 Episodes
1 Volume
with Tiny, Sonny, Tony, and Jerry play music that's "sweet", "fast", and "quiet and restful", but all of the tunes have a feel good feelin' in this rare old time radio show.Announcer Jack Stillwell Cap't Stubby & Buccaneers sound similar to a barbershop quartet with first-rate harmonies and style.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Career of Alice Blair

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A girl struggles with conflicts between work and family in the soap opera, "The Career of Alice Blair," from 1939.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Carnation Contented Hour

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Cows and audiences alike are content when listening to this rare and fine musical program by Carnation Milk. This long-running series features great performers such as Dinah Shore, Tony Martin, Jo Stafford, and Dick Hymes. Update: additional episodes

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cavalcade of Music

9 Episodes
1 Volume
features "light music" composers such as Jerome Kern, Rudolf Friml, Victor Herbert, and Cole Porter.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ceiling Unlimited

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles originally starred in and wrote for Ceiling Unlimited after returning from Latin America in 1942. It was a Patriotic drama series and recounted the heroic efforts of the Allied service men of WWII.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Charlie and his Orchestra (Nazi Propaganda)

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Charlie and his Orchestra was a Nazi Propaganda jazz group specifically aimed at demoralizing Allied Forces during World War II.

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Charlton Heston

5 Episodes
1 Volume
no-nonsense action film star, NRA president, and civil rights supporter, Charlton Heston also appeared on old time radio to re-perform some of his favorite film roles.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas on the Blue Network

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This very special Christmas old time radio show includes skits, music, and the voices of real WWII servicemen from the battle front

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Clara Lu and Em

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Known to be the First Soap Opera with Gossip Galore from your Three Favorite Gals!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Columbia Presents

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Bill Paley's willingness to pay whatever it took to bring his listeners the best gave CBS the reputation as "The Tiffany Network". This tradition carries on with Columbia Presents.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Commercials for Movies

93 Episodes
1 Volume
Fun and Detailed Teaser Trailers for Classic Movies!

93 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Continental Celebrity Club

9 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring John Charles Daly, this is a true variety show with drama shorts, orchestra music, celebrity guests, and comedy. Update: additional broadcast

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cooking in Old Time Radio

71 Episodes
5 Volume
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.

71 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Count Monte Cristo

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the Exciting and Well-loved Novel by Alexandre Dumas

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cowboy Church of the Air

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Stuart Hamblen was the son of a Methodist Preacher and began his career as a gospel singer.In 1926, he began his career as a radio performer and was a member of the orginal Beverly Hillbillies.After seeing Billy Graham in 1949, Stuart Hamblen devoted his life to Christ and changed the tone of his career.He began his radio show "The Cowboy Church in the Air" and it was syndicated across the country.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Creeps By Night

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Larger than Life Horror Greats Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre Creep Around in the Night. Update: additional broadcast

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players

4 Episodes
1 Volume
"Each week a great star.Each week a great story." This classic radio show featured big Hollywood stars in excellent performances including Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, John Garfield, Paulette Goddard, Gene Kelly, Gregory Peck and more.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Crime Doctor

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The Crime Dr of Suspense and Intrigue is IN; Take Two Radio Shows and Call Me in the Morning!

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Crime Letter from Dan Dodge

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A rare classic in the "hard-boiled detective' genre with tough-guy Daniel D. Dodge and scatter-brained Susie.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dame Detectives - Rare Female Crimefighters

35 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT Original collection including some never before released detective dramas featuring women crime fighters.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dark Venture

16 Episodes
1 Volume
A psychological thriller old time radio show that keeps you at the end of your seat. Update: additional recordings and sound upgrades

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Date with Judy

18 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: 4 additional broadcasts

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dave Garroway Show

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Dave Garroway's laid back style made him one of NBC's great communicators on radio and television.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dear John (The Irene Rich Show)

2 Episodes
1 Volume
staring the lovely silent screen siren, Irene Rich is much like reading a personal diary of a wealthy, affluent grape juice drinking woman.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Death Valley Days

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us with Real Stories of Life in the West

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Destination Freedom

32 Episodes
1 Volume
The concept of African-American civil rights was not mainstream at the end of the 1940's. Shows like Destination Freedom on WMAQ helped pave the way to a better society.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Diamond Dramas

26 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) now with 18 additional recordings: Enjoy these tales of a Girl's Best Friend in Delightful Diamond Dramas! Bling, BLING!

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Did Justice Triumph

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow police investigators as they move through crime scenes, question witnesses and suspects, and solve real crimes in this rare crime drama.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doctor Fights

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Live through the adventures of doctors on the front lines of World War II in the battlefield anthology series

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doctors Wife

3 Episodes
1 Volume
"The gay, heart-warming story of a woman who is married to a doctor...and likes it!" Doctor Dan Palmer and his supportive wife Julie live and work in a small town full of big personalities in this short lived old time radio soap opera.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Don Winslow Navy

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Kids serials were often built around super heroes like Superman, Blue Beetle or The Green Hornet. Don Winslow's superpowers were the fact that he was in the US Navy, which is enough power to defeat all sorts of enemies!

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doorway to Life

3 Episodes
1 Volume
this old time radio show focused on common issues of parenthood that people faced in the late 1940s.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dorothy Kilgallen Diary

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Sit in on fascinating stories from the Golden Age of Broadway with Dorothy Kilgallen's Diary.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dr John Brinkley (Medical Quack)

7 Episodes
1 Volume
began experimenting with goat glands, surgically implanting them for every ailment from fertility, to dementia, to impotency. Called a quack, charlatan, and mega-medical radio star, Dr John Brinkley is a character from the 20th century that could not have existed without the power of radio.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dunninger The Mentalist

8 Episodes
1 Volume
On the old time radio show, he would read the minds of the audience members guessing social security numbers, birthdates, and even serial numbers on dollar bills.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Eddy Arnold

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Eddy Arnold, "The Tennessee Plowboy, was a cowboy singer with a powerful set of lungs. Slip on your boots and start your toes tappin' because Eddy's in town and he's belting them out with gusto!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents

176 Episodes
4 Volume
this extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.

176 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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

Eyes on the Ball

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Keep your "Eyes on the Ball" and your ears on Monica Lewis, Bill Stern and the Alfredo Antonini Ensemble as they bring you music and sports stories sponsored by the Better Vision Institute.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Family Hour of Stars

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Billed the Prudential "Family" this old time radio series featured a rotating cast with Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck and many more. Update: Additional broadcasts

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Former Slave Interviews

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Historic WPA Conversations with Former Slaves

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Freedoms People

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A deeply patriotic radio show which celebrates democracy and freedom. Made by and for African-Americans, the show featured some of the greatest leaders in 1940s black culture

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Game Shows

25 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Granbys Green Acres

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

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Green Lama

5 Episodes
1 Volume
After spending ten years in Tibet and becoming a mystic, Jethro Dumont returns to America to fight crime as The Green Lama.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Happy Island (Ed Wynn)

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Visit Happy Island and meet King Bubbles starring Ed Wynn.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hartz Canaries

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Features future 60 Minutes alumnus Mike Wallace as an announcer who used music to teach radio listener's canary how to sing.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hashknife Hartley and Sleepy Stevens

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Hashknife Hartley and his pardner Sleepy Stevens are hard working cowboys who are called on to do detective work in the Old West. The stories have the feel of Pulp Westerns and are narrated by the author, W.C. Tuttle.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hawk Larabee

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Texas cattleman Hawke Larabee seemed determined to prove that there was more to being a cowboy than days in the saddle chasing bad hombres and strumming a guitar. There were also lots of tales to tell where the characters wore hats that were often gray rather than just black or white.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hearthstone of the Death Squad

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Fans of detective stories can rest assured that the "implacable man hunter of The Metropolitan Police" always got his man, and sent the evil doer to "the chair."

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hello Sucker

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) now with an additional two episodes: HELLO SUCKER was created to help protect Chicago consumers and home owners from crooks, cheats, schemes, scams, swindles, rip-offs, and rackets, but also protecting racial minorities from real estate discrimination.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hercule Poirot

13 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes and special recordings: Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective ever? Certainly a gripping favorite from Agatha Christie!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

High Moment

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show from 1950s dramatizes real life events by real life individuals working to make America a better place.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hillbilly Revue

2 Episodes
1 Volume
hosted by Cactus Pete (Ferlin Husky) with interviews of popular old time radio country music stars.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hilltop House

17 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 14 soapy new episodes follow heroine Bess Johnson, a caseworker at Hilltop House orphanage.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hitler (Adolf) Recordings

26 Episodes
1 Volume
speeches from the most infamous man in history

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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