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Band of the AAF Training Command
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
Career of Alice Blair
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
Pinto Pete and his Ranch Hands
Pinto Pete and his Ranch Hands
104 Episodes
2 Volume
This series is meant for listening to while roaming on the prairie or kicking back. The music is intermixed with Cowboy philosophy and soft thoughts from Pinto Pete including a message about faith in God and yourself.

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Bailes Brothers
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
World Security Workshop
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
Lorenzo Jones
Lorenzo Jones
25 Episodes
1 Volume
Smile awhile, and enjoy this fine soap sud! Lorenzo Jones was a popular soap throughout its near two decade run. Each show began, "We all know couples like lovable, impractical Lorenzo Jones and his devoted wife, Belle.

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Family Hour of Stars
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.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Talent Shows
Talent Shows
28 Episodes
1 Volume
Do you have what it takes to be a Star? If you do well enough on an Amateur Talent Show, and you might get your big break!

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
When A Girl Marries
When A Girl Marries
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the trials and tribulations of married couple, Joan and Harry Davis, as they deal with the drama of friends and family in their hometown of Stanwood.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
This Life is Mine
This Life is Mine
5 Episodes
1 Volume
This soap opera follows Teacher Eden Channing and her family, much of which revolve around life on the home front during WWII.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Thrills Highway Patrol
Thrills Highway Patrol
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the Men in Uniform on California's Streets!

5 1
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Right to Happiness
Right to Happiness
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by Irna Phillips, The Right to Happiness is a soap opera spinoff for Guiding Light character Rose Kransky.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hello Sucker
Hello Sucker
17 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Intrigue
Intrigue
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Are you ready for "tales of espionage, manhunts and high adventure" as Academy Award winner Joseph Schildkraut guides you through stories of Intrigue.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 30
Random Rarities 30
56 Episodes
1 Volume
Even more Rare and Random programs which defy classification but are entertaining listening.

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rare Serial
Rare Serial
13 Episodes
1 Volume
For writers, serialized stories provide a much wider canvas to work on, although it does have restrictions.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Serenade in Blue
Serenade in Blue
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Air Force Blues and Jazz Bands Perform for Recruits!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Johnny Mercer Music Shop
Johnny Mercer Music Shop
29 Episodes
1 Volume
the summer replacement old time radio show for Bob Hope featuring Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, and Paul Weston and his Orchestra

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio
8 Episodes
1 Volume
center fielder baseball player for the New York Yankees, is a a very rare sports old time radio show featuring Joe DiMaggio himself answering questions from listeners.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rare Sports Recordings
Rare Sports Recordings
53 Episodes
1 Volume
From Baseball to Roller Derby to Football to Hockey, this collection includes rare sports old time radio collections.

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Brighter Day
Brighter Day
13 Episodes
1 Volume
This series is a long running post-war soap opera that had its beginnings in Joyce Jordan, MD.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Amos and Andy Music Hall
Amos and Andy Music Hall
7 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.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Barbara Jean Wong
Barbara Jean Wong
56 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.

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Zorro
Zorro
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Zorro Rides again-mark it with a Z!

7 1
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Presenting Charles Boyer
Presenting Charles Boyer
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Michel is The Man with Many Identities and electrifying Stories

11 1
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Rare Children
Rare Children
70 Episodes
1 Volume
Children's' programming took many forms; the most obvious examples are after school serials, stories which might not appeal to parents, but filled the airtime before Dad came home.

70 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Eddy Arnold
Eddy Arnold
5 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!

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead
82 Episodes
5 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.

82 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Biggest Heart
Biggest Heart
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Weekly Contest by the Colorado Heart Association to Find the Biggest Pumping Heart in the World (figuratively)!

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Travels of Mary Ward
Travels of Mary Ward
10 Episodes
1 Volume
the human experience behind the Montgomery Ward Catalogue

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Missing Masters
Missing Masters
59 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection of audition programs that were good enough to be noticed but never got a green light from the sponsors to go into full production.

59 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Game Shows
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
Pat ODaniel and his Hillbilly Boys
Pat ODaniel and his Hillbilly Boys
40 Episodes
1 Volume
Home-baked goodness, politics and hillbilly music all come together on Texas radio in Pat O'Daniel and His Hillbilly Boys.

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Stoopnagle and Budd
Stoopnagle and Budd
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Tales of Fatima
Tales of Fatima
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!

2 1
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Smilin Jack
Smilin Jack
4 Episodes
1 Volume
From the skylanes to the comic strips to the radio, Smilin’ Jack ’s aviation adventures were just the thing to keep kids’ heads in the clouds.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Black Book (The Man in Black)
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
Commercials for Movies
Commercials for Movies
93 Episodes
1 Volume
Fun and Detailed Teaser Trailers for Classic Movies!

93 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Strange As It Seems
Strange As It Seems
63 Episodes
1 Volume
Similar to a Ripley's Believe It Or Not and originally sponsored by Exlax in the 1930's, this series featured bizarre stories based cartoons created by John Hix who was a staff artist at the Washington Herald.

63 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Portia Faces Life
Portia Faces Life
2 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio soap opera follows Portia Blake, a widowed attorney raising her ten year old son while fighting crime and corruption.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Official Detective
Official Detective
8 Episodes
1 Volume
This classic old time radio police drama features a crime from the start to finish: from a drunk accused of murder to bride that murders her groom after discovering that he married her for her money. Even spinsters are unsafe at the hands of madmen and murderers!

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Philco Summer Hour
Philco Summer Hour
22 Episodes
1 Volume
Beat the heat and stay inside with your ear glued to the radio and a lemonade in your palm. "The Philco Corporation invites you to relax and listen to a full hour of sparkling entertainment."

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Almanac (Orson Welles)
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
Random Rarities 27
Random Rarities 27
44 Episodes
1 Volume
Our latest batch of Rarities with even more unclassifiable broadcasts to astound and delight listeners.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Carnation Contented Hour
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.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Tex and Jinx Show
Tex and Jinx Show
5 Episodes
1 Volume
The Tex and Jinx Show is a husband and wife morning program which includes interviews with famous people. Starring Jinx Falkenburg (raised in Brazil and was a top model in America) and John Reagan "Tex" McCrary.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hartz Canaries
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
Candid Microphone
Candid Microphone
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Who knows what people will say in this hilarious hidden microphone show!

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 24
Random Rarities 24
38 Episodes
1 Volume
Variety of rare radio shows from a random genre collections from weird to wonderful from informative to intriguing.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
I Deal In Crime
I Deal In Crime
3 Episodes
1 Volume
has all the right stuff for a perfect detective show including gangs, dames, and descriptive narrative. William Gargan is best known for his character roles as a detective or private investigator.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
You Are the Jury
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
Cal Stewart (Uncle Josh)
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
Christmas on the Blue Network
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
Cavalcade of Music
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
Doctor Fights
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
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Voice of Firestone
Voice of Firestone
2 Episodes
1 Volume
A pioneer in early old time radio shows, The Voice of Firestone was the first commercially sponsored music radio program.The show was a high-culture offering featured classical, operatic, and semi-classical music.In it's zenith, The Voice of Firestone featured a forty-six piece orchestra.

2 1
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Dorothy Kilgallen Diary
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
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Nona from Nowhere
Nona from Nowhere
5 Episodes
1 Volume
A true Soap Opera, Nona from Nowhere is sponsored by Bab-O cleanser! The show only lasted a couple of seasons, but is indicative of the classic 1950s soap opera with murder, drama, and organ rifts.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Freedoms People
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
Betty Crocker
Betty Crocker
3 Episodes
1 Volume
contains rare episodes of the Betty Crocker cooking program.

3 1
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Bell Telephone Hour Encores
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.

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Wax Cylinders 3 (1905 - 1906)
Wax Cylinders 3 (1905 - 1906)
158 Episodes
1 Volume
We continue on our journey through early 20th century recordings: during this time wax cylinders and other recording devises were becoming more popular.

158 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rare Captain
Rare Captain
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Ahoy! Wild, Random and Rare Captain-Themed Adventures, Aye Matey!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Martin Kane Private Eye
Martin Kane Private Eye
3 Episodes
1 Volume
is a smooth New York private eye with a nose for crime.

3 1
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Marian Anderson
Marian Anderson
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Famed African-American contralto, conductor Arturo Toscanini said she had a voice "heard once in a hundred years."

9 1
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Doctors Wife
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
Hilltop House
Hilltop House
17 Episodes
1 Volume
This series follows heroine Bess Johnson, a caseworker at Hilltop House orphanage.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Sad Sack
Sad Sack
4 Episodes
1 Volume
was originally a comic strip created by Sgt. George Baker during WWII. The comic strip followed Sad Sack troubles and foibles of a misfit in military life. The situation comedy radio show picks up with Sad Sack returning home to make a civilian life.

4 1
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Dave Garroway Show
Dave Garroway Show
34 Episodes
1 Volume
Dave Garroway's laid back style made him one of NBC's great communicators on radio and television.

34 1
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Plays for Americans
Plays for Americans
6 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.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Ziegfeld Follies of the Air
Ziegfeld Follies of the Air
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Experience the music and laughs of the famous Ziegfeld Follies entertainers like Helen Morgan, and Will Rogers.

6 1
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Truth or Consequences
Truth or Consequences
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Ralph Edwards hosts the riotous game show where answers were tough, and the consequence for an incorrect answer were even tougher and funnier!

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rare Soap Operas
Rare Soap Operas
251 Episodes
4 Volume
Packed with more sudsey value for your dollar, OTRCat is proud to present this compilation of rare soaps series and including some programs that are the last surviving recordings of their shows.

251 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Random Rarities 29
Random Rarities 29
73 Episodes
1 Volume
Several of these rare treasures may have been lost to history, leeching away in a landfill, if someone had not thought to turn the original recording over to an OTR Collector who then preserved it digitally so we can all enjoy them.

73 1
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Rare Holiday
Rare Holiday
42 Episodes
1 Volume
There are several holidays on a year’s calendar, and they all deserve to be celebrated.

42 1
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House of Mystery
House of Mystery
5 Episodes
1 Volume
This radio series is a light mystery and suspense show that would be acceptable for some younger listeners sponsored by Post Toasties.

5 1
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Random Rarities 21
Random Rarities 21
67 Episodes
1 Volume
Random and rare old time radio collection from from the great, dusty vaults of radio shows.

67 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 18
Random Rarities 18
48 Episodes
1 Volume
Now in our eighteenth edition, our Random Rarities are getting more rare and much, much more random!

48 1
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Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows
Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows
40 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare, hard to find aviation themed old time radio shows including Sky Blazer, Smilin Jack, Howie Wing, Flying Hutchinsons, and many more.

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 20
Random Rarities 20
12 Episodes
1 Volume
More random collections from deep in the vaults of old time radio with mysteries, game shows, comedies and more rare gems.

12 1
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Random Rarities 03
Random Rarities 03
49 Episodes
1 Volume
The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!

49 1
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South African Rarities
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
American in England
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
Clara Lu and Em
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
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Nick Harris Detective
Nick Harris Detective
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Super Sleuth Solves Los Angeles Crimes

13 1
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Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show
Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the other dummy on the radio in this terrific Ventriloquist series.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 15
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
Ceiling Unlimited
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
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Random Rarities 11
Random Rarities 11
37 Episodes
1 Volume
It is lucky to have saved these rare old time radios once lost in the vaults of time.

37 1
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Random Rarities 12
Random Rarities 12
46 Episodes
1 Volume
Randomer and Rarer than before, enjoy these old time radio rarities from the lost vaults of time.

46 1
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Raffles (The Adventures of Raffles)
Raffles (The Adventures of Raffles)
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen as E. W. Hornung's gentleman thief, A. J. Raffles-London's many of mystery-solves murders and works to defeat the Nazis.

4 1
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Random Rarities 07
Random Rarities 07
50 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio

50 1
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Against the Storm
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.

18 1
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Random Rarities 13
Random Rarities 13
41 Episodes
1 Volume
Lucky 13 Random Rarities Collections features shows long thought lost in the vault of time.

41 1
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Ronald Knox
Ronald Knox
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Ronald Knox was an interesting and controversial figure in the Catholic Church in England who broadcast about many subjects on British radio.

4 1
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Life O Riley in Hollywood
Life O Riley in Hollywood
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Although this program from the early '30s has nothing to do with the popular sitcom starring William Bendix, it is great fun!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Are These Our Children
Are These Our Children
6 Episodes
1 Volume
This series 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.

6 1
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Alan Freed Show
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
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Dunninger The Mentalist
Dunninger The Mentalist
9 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.

9 1
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Lonesome Gal
Lonesome Gal
14 Episodes
1 Volume
For a non-visual medium, radio had its share of sex symbols, but few were as blatantly seductive as the Lonesome Gal.

14 1
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