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

4 1
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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
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Quaker Party
Quaker Party
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen to Tommy Riggs and "a cute little bundle of mischief" seven-year-old girl Betty Lou, his imaginary friend.

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
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Scattergood Baines
Scattergood Baines
3 Episodes
1 Volume
is the "shrewd and jovial hardware merchant who finds himself draw into just about everything that happens around him.Scattergood Baines is the best loved, most cussed at, and by all odds the fattest man in the modern, bustling town of Coldriver."

3 1
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Serenade in Blue
Serenade in Blue
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Air Force Blues and Jazz Bands Perform for Recruits!

13 1
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Religious Recordings
Religious Recordings
21 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller

21 1
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US Navy Shows
US Navy Shows
48 Episodes
1 Volume
If great music was all it took to get young men to the recruiting office, these U.S. Navy Shows would have found more sailors than we have ships. As it was, these great programs from the USN Recruiting Command gave us hours of toe-tapping goodness and dreams of the high seas.

48 1
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Count Monte Cristo
Count Monte Cristo
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the Exciting and Well-loved Novel by Alexandre Dumas

3 1
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Road of Life
Road of Life
75 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio soap opera centered on handsome doctor Jim Brent and his wife Jocelyn in the small town of Merrimac. As the heroine of a medical drama, Jocelyn would suffer from almost every dread disease known to medicine.

75 1
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Joe Penner
Joe Penner
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his zany antics and slapstick comedy, Joe Penner kept audiences laughing during the Depression years. He was the "it-man" of radio comedy when the nation needed laugher.

15 1
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Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)
Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)
50 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."

50 1
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Beat the Band
Beat the Band
30 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.

30 1
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Tony Wons Scrapbook
Tony Wons Scrapbook
3 Episodes
1 Volume
In this rare conversational show, Tony Wons is like an old friend who stops by for a chat. Anthony "Tony" Wons often asked the listening audience "Are you listening?"

3 1
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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
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Waltz Time
Waltz Time
4 Episodes
1 Volume
"Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time to dance on the air!" This orchestra and classical music standards radio show was produced by radio's power couple, Frank and Ann Hummert.

4 1
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Twenty Questions
Twenty Questions
17 Episodes
1 Volume
This ageless parlor game was a natural for a fun radio Quiz Show, but what made Twenty Questions so popular with listeners was the fact that its panelists all came from the same family.

17 1
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Passing Parade
Passing Parade
40 Episodes
1 Volume
The show featured two or three factual but fantastic stories with John Nesbitt himself serving as host, writer, and storyteller of extraordinary tales.

40 1
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Standby for Adventure
Standby for Adventure
22 Episodes
1 Volume
Standby For Adventure takes us on a journey into the strange and unknown that will keep you in the edge of your seat.

22 1
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March of Time
March of Time
16 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio broadcast was renown for dramatized news events.

16 1
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Hearthstone of the Death Squad
Hearthstone of the Death Squad
4 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."

4 1
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Rare Adventure
Rare Adventure
59 Episodes
1 Volume
Pilots, adventurers, reporters, sea fayers and more make for tales of adventure and intrigue for all audiences.

59 1
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Showtime
Showtime
54 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Music from Broadway and Sketches from Hollywood Movies!

54 1
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Hollywood Star Playhouse
Hollywood Star Playhouse
23 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood Star Playhouse began as a lunchtime extended advertisement for RKO Pictures, broadcast from the studio lunchroom. Later, it morphed into an anthology of movie adaptations featuring the original Stars.

23 1
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Abe Burrows Show
Abe Burrows Show
26 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.

26 1
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I Was There
I Was There
5 Episodes
1 Volume
rare but excellent historical old time radio show which gives an eyewitness account to notable events in history and extraordinary news stories.

5 1
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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
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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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Date with Judy
Date with Judy
53 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.

53 1
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Answer Man
Answer Man
9 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.

9 1
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Destination Freedom
Destination Freedom
42 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.

42 1
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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
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Hollywood is On the Air
Hollywood is On the Air
41 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Variety, Comedy, and Music Program!

41 1
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Swingtime
Swingtime
5 Episodes
1 Volume
This musical program showcases the talent of many of the top tunesters of its era including such greats as Duke Ellington, Mel Torme, Jack Teagarden, Art Tatum and Bob Crosby.

5 1
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Blue Ribbon Town
Blue Ribbon Town
9 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.

9 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
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Mr and Mrs Blanding
Mr and Mrs Blanding
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Real-Life Married Couple Cary Grant and Betsy Drake Star in this Funny Situational Comedy

15 1
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Mandrake the Magician
Mandrake the Magician
32 Episodes
1 Volume
Juvenile Adventure series, many of Mandrake's foes were agents of Fascism and Nazism and he spent more time chasing saboteurs and submarines than we would expect for a stage magician.

32 1
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Meredith Willson
Meredith Willson
44 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous and Creative "Chiffon Swing" Composer!

44 1
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ABC Mystery Time
ABC Mystery Time
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Thursday nights were filled with A-List talent on ABC thanks to the convenience of magnetic tape on ABC Mystery Time. Enjoy this series of mystifying tales starring Sir Laurence Olivier with these organ ripping episodes.

14 1
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Rare Gossip
Rare Gossip
39 Episodes
1 Volume
Spreading stories about others is a filthy practice, but it is something we are hardwired to love doing!

39 1
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Random Rarities 01
Random Rarities 01
79 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

79 1
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Lightcrust Doughboys
Lightcrust Doughboys
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Who would have thought that the roots of Country Music would lead to a flour mill? The Light Crust Doughboys were there at the beginning of Country Swing and set many a housewives toes to tapping!

7 1
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Death Valley Days
Death Valley Days
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us with Real Stories of Life in the West

5 1
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Murder Clinic
Murder Clinic
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous Fictional and Mysterious Murders and the Detectives that Solved Them

7 1
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Black Castle and Black Chapel
Black Castle and Black Chapel
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these rare and scary horror series recordings.

4 1
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Shorty Bell Cub Reporter
Shorty Bell Cub Reporter
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Mickey Rooney Stars As Boisterious and Runty Would-be Reporter

5 1
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Jason and the Golden Fleece
Jason and the Golden Fleece
3 Episodes
1 Volume
A Louisiana-based Adventure Show with Wild Boat Ride and Thrills!

3 1
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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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Crime Doctor
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
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Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
12 Episodes
1 Volume
Truth IS Stranger than Fiction--Your Skin will Creep!

12 1
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Renfrew Mounted
Renfrew Mounted
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Exciting Adventure show about the Royal Mounted Police

5 1
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Warner Brothers Academy
Warner Brothers Academy
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Dramatic Sensation Presenting Upcoming Stars

7 1
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Johnny Modero
Johnny Modero
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Jack Webb early detective Favorite!

3 1
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Over Here
Over Here
6 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Show to Support War Bonds!

6 1
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Breakfast with Binnie and Mike
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
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Stoopnagle and Budd
Stoopnagle and Budd
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work!

3 1
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Tales of Fatima
Tales of Fatima
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!

2 1
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Abies Irish Rose
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
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Random Rarities 02
Random Rarities 02
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!

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

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

4 1
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Battle Stations
Battle Stations
5 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."

5 1
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Random Rarities 04
Random Rarities 04
50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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Former Slave Interviews
Former Slave Interviews
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Historic WPA Conversations with Former Slaves

8 1
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Commercials for Movies
Commercials for Movies
93 Episodes
1 Volume
Fun and Detailed Teaser Trailers for Classic Movies!

93 1
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Billy Jones and Ernie Hare
Billy Jones and Ernie Hare
16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Music and Comedy Duo starred in this Early Radio Show Sensation

16 1
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Take It or Leave It
Take It or Leave It
4 Episodes
1 Volume
was the precursor to the television show, The $64,000 Question.The old time radio show, however, dealt in smaller change (contestants could win up to $64),and took itself less seriously than its television counterpart.

4 1
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Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow
3 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.

3 1
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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
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Don Winslow Navy
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
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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
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Green Lama
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
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Leonidas Witherall
Leonidas Witherall
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Who would make a better soft-boiled detective than a New England Boy's School instructor and part time mystery writer? That is exactly what you get in The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall.

7 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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Meet Corliss Archer
Meet Corliss Archer
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Sometimes a teenage daughter can seem like nature's way of getting revenge on a successful man. Discover how Harry Archer deals with the world when you Meet Corliss Archer.

5 1
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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
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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
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Philip Morris Playhouse
Philip Morris Playhouse
6 Episodes
1 Volume
The world's largest tobacco company presents The Philip Morris Playhouse with a delightful selection of dramas and fine music.

6 1
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Rarities Adventure Detective
Rarities Adventure Detective
73 Episodes
1 Volume
There were a lot of great programs that never got a green light for full scale production or where all but one of two episodes have been lost. This collection is of detective and adventure show rarities.

73 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
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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
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Tales of Tomorrow
Tales of Tomorrow
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Tales of Tomorrow is a science fiction anthology with shows based on stories from Galaxy and other science fiction magazines.

7 1
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That Strong Guy
That Strong Guy
7 Episodes
1 Volume
By the mid 1950’s, audiences had a pretty good idea of what to expect from a private eye on the radio, and That Strong Guy, Steve Strong, didn’t disappoint, with a stiff uppercut for those who didn’t see things his way.

7 1
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Tokyo Rose (WWII Japanese Propaganda)
Tokyo Rose (WWII Japanese Propaganda)
21 Episodes
1 Volume
During War time Radio became an important propaganda tool. One of the most notorious efforts was Tokyo Rose.

21 1
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Topper
Topper
4 Episodes
1 Volume
What do you do if you think you’re at the top of your game, but the ghosts who live in your house keep making life “interesting”? Find out in The Adventures of Topper.

4 1
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Will Rogers
Will Rogers
19 Episodes
1 Volume
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
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Charlie and his Orchestra (Nazi Propaganda)
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
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Travels of Mary Ward
Travels of Mary Ward
10 Episodes
1 Volume
the human experience behind the Montgomery Ward Catalogue

10 1
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Lou Holtz Laugh Club
Lou Holtz Laugh Club
68 Episodes
1 Volume
Keeping the shows short worked in Syndication, and few fillers were as funny as The Lou Holtz Laugh Club. The shows were just a couple of minutes long, but they could keep you chuckling for hours.

68 1
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Results Inc
Results Inc
3 Episodes
1 Volume
A Hard Boiled Detective can't take himself too seriously if he is going to make it on the mean streets, but Johnny Strange of Results Inc goes for the laughs as much as he goes for his gun!

3 1
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Columbia Presents
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
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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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Its that Man Again
Its that Man Again
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Lampooning Comedy Extravaganza

6 1
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