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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
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Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson
59 Episodes
1 Volume
one of the first celebrated dramatic African-American actors in theater and film. This collection contains his apperance on Magic Key in 1936, an excerpt of his 1959 Othello Performance and a collection of his musical recordings from the 1930-40's.

59 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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VE Day Clips
VE Day Clips
14 Episodes
1 Volume
For the peoples living in the victorious nations it seemed as though it should be a time of celebration, Nazi Germany had declared their unconditional surrender to the forces of the Allied Powers.

14 1
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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
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Billie Burke
Billie Burke
31 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.

31 1
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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
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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
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Hap Hazard
Hap Hazard
4 Episodes
1 Volume
A summer replacement for Fibber McGee and Molly, Hap Hazard throws bad puns around at a rate that would embarrass Fibber himself.

4 1
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Rare Westerns
Rare Westerns
51 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection contains many rare episodes of western-theme old time radio shows, many of which are the only known existing episodes to have survived. Tales of the Old West were very popular during Radio's Golden Age, although not every show made it to the big time.

51 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
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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
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Granbys Green Acres
Granbys Green Acres
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as a city couple leaves the big city to become Farmers.

7 1
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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
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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
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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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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
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Rare Country Music
Rare Country Music
51 Episodes
1 Volume
With roots in Gospel and English folk, growing into Hillbilly and Cowboy Music, Country Music has transcended the mainstream to truly become America's Music.

51 1
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Sunny Valley
Sunny Valley
5 Episodes
1 Volume
is a western music show broadcast from down-home Los Angeles featuring hillbilly and gospel music.

5 1
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Random Rarities 05
Random Rarities 05
48 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

48 1
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Stop the Music
Stop the Music
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Bert Parks hosted Stop the Music with Don Hancock as announcer. A quiz show, the producers would play part of a well know song and the contestant would try to guess the title.

5 1
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Out of the Deep
Out of the Deep
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow Capt. Gunnar Carlisle as his salvages Italian warships off the coast of Africa, threatens crooks with a panther in Guatemala, wrestles a ferocious octopus and more.

4 1
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Hilltop House
Hilltop House
17 Episodes
1 Volume
This series follows heroine Bess Johnson, a caseworker at Hilltop House orphanage.

17 1
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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
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Appointment with Fear
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
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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
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Dr John Brinkley (Medical Quack)
Dr John Brinkley (Medical Quack)
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Doctor John Brinkley 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
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I Devise and Bequeath
I Devise and Bequeath
5 Episodes
1 Volume
is an old time radio show about the stories of "strange wills from strange people" based on true life stories of last wills and testaments from around the world.

5 1
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Nebbs
Nebbs
4 Episodes
1 Volume
situation comedy based off the popular and well-loved comic strip characters of the same name by Sol Hess.

4 1
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Racist Music (Songs of Bigotry and Racial Intolerance)
Racist Music (Songs of Bigotry and Racial Intolerance)
72 Episodes
1 Volume
use of racial stereotypes in songs has a long history in popular American music. Beginning in minstrel entertainment in the early 20th century, this collection contains a number of top hits with racial stereotypes which make one shudder today.

72 1
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Hoofers
Hoofers
22 Episodes
1 Volume
This rare 1934 old time radio show about two dancers competing in the world of vaudeville.

22 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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Wax Cylinders 2 (1900 - 1904)
Wax Cylinders 2 (1900 - 1904)
192 Episodes
1 Volume
sales and popularity of wax cylinders were at an all time high during this era and there were many popular recording artists.

192 1
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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
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Bride and Groom
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
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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
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Betty White
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
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Betty Crocker
Betty Crocker
3 Episodes
1 Volume
contains rare episodes of the Betty Crocker cooking program.

3 1
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Martha Meade Society Program
Martha Meade Society Program
4 Episodes
1 Volume
sponsored by Sperry Flour was a charming 1930s radio program for homemakers with great cooking tips you won't want to miss!

4 1
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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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Radio Revival Heart to Heart Hour
Radio Revival Heart to Heart Hour
2 Episodes
1 Volume
is a rare collection of religious and gospel recordings from the 1930's by Charles E Fuller.

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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Show Stoppers
Show Stoppers
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen to the great stars of stage and screen talk about where they came from and the exciting, "never-to-be-forgotten" moment they knew they made it as an actor...their Show Stopper !

6 1
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People Youd Like To Know
People Youd Like To Know
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Find out more about the person behind the Hollywood star when journalist, Dorothy Kilgallen, tells you more about People You'd Like to Know.

5 1
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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
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Queen for a Day
Queen for a Day
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Quiz Shows let listeners hear people just like themselves hit it big, sometimes through sheer luck. Queen for a Day helped to usher in the era of really big prize giveaways.

6 1
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Rare Captain
Rare Captain
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Ahoy! Wild, Random and Rare Captain-Themed Adventures, Aye Matey!

13 1
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Mae West
Mae West
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy this collection of sultry and witty guest appearances including the controversial skit that banned her from the airwaves.

8 1
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Dear John (The Irene Rich Show)
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
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Big Guy
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
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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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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
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John Wayne
John Wayne
8 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes radio appearances by "The Duke" in such shows as Lux Radio Theater, Screen Director's Playhouse, and more.

8 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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Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
5 Episodes
1 Volume
A 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
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It Pays To Be Married
It Pays To Be Married
5 Episodes
1 Volume
is truly a charming old time radio show as each couple is a unique vignette of American married life in mid-1950's.

5 1
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Wax Cylinders 1 (1880 - 1890s)
Wax Cylinders 1 (1880 - 1890s)
126 Episodes
1 Volume
First commercially produced sound recording devices and offer an early look at turn of the century audio technology as well as popular music and culture from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Mass recording were made on Wax Cylinders from music to speeches to comedy routines all to be enjoyed the in comfort of the listener's home. This collection includes highlights from early recordings from the 1880-1890s.

126 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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Cabin B13
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
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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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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
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Hobby Lobby
Hobby Lobby
4 Episodes
1 Volume
This radio show allowed listeners everywhere to write in about their unusual hobbies so they could come on the radio and "lobby for their hobby." Many of the hobbies were actually people's professions like a female gorilla trainer, a scientist that makes robots, and a beekeeper (whose bees escaped during the show).

4 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
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Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players
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
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Sage Brush Round-Up
Sage Brush Round-Up
4 Episodes
1 Volume
toe-tapping old time western music radio show.The upbeat western tunes are intermixed with commercials and light-hearted banter.

4 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
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Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcast from the "world famous ballroom" at Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu.Also known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific for it's all pink exterior, The Royal Hawaiian Hotel opened it's doors in a extravagant black-tie party with over a thousand guests in 1927.

8 1
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Cowboy Church of the Air
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
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Random Rarities 28
Random Rarities 28
73 Episodes
1 Volume
More Old Time Radio Rarities to add to your collection.

73 1
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Dame Detectives - Rare Female Crimefighters
Dame Detectives - Rare Female Crimefighters
39 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT Original collection including some never before released detective dramas featuring women crime fighters.

39 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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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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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
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Captain Starr
Captain Starr
6 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!

6 1
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Rare WWII
Rare WWII
83 Episodes
1 Volume
Network Radio not only came of age during the Second World War, but it also helped to bring the Nation together to achieve Final Victory.

83 1
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Rare Science Fiction
Rare Science Fiction
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Science fiction is one of the most intriguing uses of Radio as an art form.

11 1
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Rare Drama
Rare Drama
123 Episodes
2 Volume
Because the intimacy between player and listeners can be so intense, the Radio may be considered the best medium of all for Drama.

123 2
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Rare Historical
Rare Historical
125 Episodes
2 Volume
Old Time Radio is more than a report of History, OTR Programs ARE History!

125 2
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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
Rarities from the 1930s
Rarities from the 1930s
83 Episodes
2 Volume
This unique compilation includes rare dramas, comedy, and unique radio broadcasts from the 1930's.

83 2
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Mr Chameleon
Mr Chameleon
70 Episodes
2 Volume
A master of disguise, Mr Chameleon changes his appearance every episode to track down the murderer. This rare detective old time radio show featuring the winning combination of murder, millionaires, and mayhem.

70 2
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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
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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
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Rare Detective and Crime Shows
Rare Detective and Crime Shows
112 Episodes
2 Volume
features rare and highly collectible crime shows: this compilation is a fascinating look at the different key players in crime solving including detectives, spies, private investigators, cops, FBI agents, newspaper reporters, attorneys, defense attorneys, informants, and even personnel in the emerging field forensic science.

112 2
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Rare Show Biz
Rare Show Biz
100 Episodes
2 Volume
Radio and the Film Industry supported each other, and the studios loved anything which would help sell more movie tickets.

100 2
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Rare News and Current Event Shows
Rare News and Current Event Shows
203 Episodes
3 Volume
If the information we crave is from the distant past, it is history, if it is malicious it may be gossip, but if it is relevant and new, it is News. Old Time Radio News shows are give modern listeners a peek into the major world events of yesteryear.

203 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Magic Key
Magic Key
69 Episodes
3 Volume
One of the earlier old time radio variety programs sponsored by RCA to encourage radios in every American household.

69 3
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Rare Comedy
Rare Comedy
164 Episodes
3 Volume
There was a lot of competition among radio comedies, and not all of them became classics, but they sure were fun!

164 3
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Vox Pop
Vox Pop
140 Episodes
3 Volume
You won't want to miss this charming program featuring often spontaneous and playful interviews with citizens across the US and abroad. This extensive collection contains rare recordings previously not in circulation.

140 3
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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
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Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents
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
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Cooking in Old Time Radio
Cooking in Old Time Radio
76 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.

76 5
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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
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Music Rarities
Music Rarities
232 Episodes
6 Volume
Collection of the best music rarities from the golden age of radio.

232 6
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Eternal Light
Eternal Light
739 Episodes
15 Volume
Part of NBC's Sunday Religious Programming, The Eternal Light was sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary. This well-written religious drama was created by the Jewish Theological Seminary and features stories from the Torah, the Bible, and important historical texts.

739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
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