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Zorro
Zorro
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Zorro Rides again-mark it with a Z!

3 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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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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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
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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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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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Whats My Line
Whats My Line
11 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most popular and longest running game shows in entertainment history featuring famous mystery guests.

11 1
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We The People
We The People
17 Episodes
1 Volume
"Anybody's and everybody's soap box" - We The People is an entertaining old time radio show featuring human interest stories from the 1930's and 1940's.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Wax Cylinders 4 (1907 - 1908)
Wax Cylinders 4 (1907 - 1908)
173 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring the earliest recording artists of their day including Enrico Caruso, Billy Murray, as well as minstrel team Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan.

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

7 1
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Waltz Time
Waltz Time
3 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.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $15.00
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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Vicks Romantic Bachelor
Vicks Romantic Bachelor
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Let the Romantic Bachelor sweep you away with love songs and tales of romance.

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

12 1
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Twenty Questions
Twenty Questions
12 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.

12 1
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Truth or Consequences
Truth or Consequences
17 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!

17 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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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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Tony Wons Scrapbook
Tony Wons Scrapbook
2 Episodes
1 Volume
a rare conversational show and he is like an old friend who stops by for a chat. Anthony "Tony" Wons often asked the listening audience "Are you listening?"

2 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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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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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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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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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
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Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead
54 Episodes
2 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.

54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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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Tales of Fatima
Tales of Fatima
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!

2 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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Swingtime
Swingtime
3 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.

3 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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Strange Wills
Strange Wills
28 Episodes
1 Volume
A will gives the power of an often evil genius to act "from beyond the grave!"

28 1
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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
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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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Stoopnagle and Budd
Stoopnagle and Budd
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work!

3 1
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Standby for Adventure
Standby for Adventure
7 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.

7 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
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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Skippy Hollywood Theater
Skippy Hollywood Theater
34 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Fun Broadcast-one of the First to Use Prerecorded Programs!

34 1
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Singin Sam
Singin Sam
103 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known as "Singin' Sam the Lawnmower Man" then "Singin' Sam the Barbasol Man", Harry Frankel's musical performances were later sponsored by Coca-Cola. This collection includes recordings from 1911 to the 1940s, including the Reminiscing with Singin Sam, Refreshment Time with Singin' Sam, 70 musical tracks, and more.

103 1
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Showtime
Showtime
46 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Music from Broadway and Sketches from Hollywood Movies!

46 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roller Derby
Roller Derby
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Mayhem on Wheels! Presented on KOIL-AM, Omaha, 1938.

2 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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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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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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Renfrew Mounted
Renfrew Mounted
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Exciting Adventure show about the Royal Mounted Police

5 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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Reefer Madness
Reefer Madness
68 Episodes
1 Volume
It was obvious to anyone who looked that dope was going to be the scourge of youth. For proof, look no further than our Reefer Madness Collection.

68 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $10.00
Rarities from the 1920s
Rarities from the 1920s
12 Episodes
1 Volume
this original collection featuring very rare old time radio shows from the earliest days of radio history.

12 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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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 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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Rare Summer Replacement Shows
Rare Summer Replacement Shows
12 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes rare but wonderful seasonal shows that held the timeslot for some of America's best loved radio shows.

12 1
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Rare Sports Recordings
Rare Sports Recordings
37 Episodes
1 Volume
From Baseball to Roller Derby to Football to Hockey, this collection includes rare sports old time radio collections.

37 1
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Rare Soap Operas
Rare Soap Operas
415 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.

415 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
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 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 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 News and Current Event Shows
Rare News and Current Event Shows
163 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.

163 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
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 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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Rare Gossip
Rare Gossip
38 Episodes
1 Volume
Spreading stories about others is a filthy practice, but it is something we are hardwired to love doing!

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

13 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
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Rare Adventure
Rare Adventure
58 Episodes
1 Volume
Pilots, adventurers, reporters, sea fayers and more make for tales of adventure and intrigue for all audiences.

58 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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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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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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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
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Random Rarities 26
Random Rarities 26
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Increasingly more Random than Rare, this 26th edition comes to us from every corner of the nation and from the beginning to the end of the Golden Age of Radio.

49 1
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Random Rarities 25
Random Rarities 25
46 Episodes
1 Volume
Now for something completely different, More Random Rarities! Enjoy our Twenty-fifth collection of Programs which are beyond classification.

46 1
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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
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Random Rarities 23
Random Rarities 23
73 Episodes
1 Volume
Out of the vaults of old time radio comes a cacophony of fun from every genre of the airwaves.

73 1
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Random Rarities 22
Random Rarities 22
57 Episodes
1 Volume
We just love finding these rare radio shows, some with only one known remaining episode.

57 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
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Random Rarities 20
Random Rarities 20
45 Episodes
1 Volume
More random collections from deep in the vaults of old time radio with mysteries, game shows, comedies and more rare gems.

45 1
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Random Rarities 19
Random Rarities 19
39 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a new collection of Rare Programs which will not fit in another category but are too important and entertaining not to be released in a collection.

39 1
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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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Random Rarities 17
Random Rarities 17
56 Episodes
1 Volume
Some if these shows were saved from the dustbins of time, others were just so random and rare that they didn't fit in another collection, but Random Rarities 17 will have something everyone will enjoy!

56 1
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Random Rarities 16
Random Rarities 16
62 Episodes
1 Volume
Our sixteenth edition of Random Rarities if filled with as much variety as the first fifteen. What sets this edition apart is that most of the episodes were broadcast in the last years of WWII and the post war years.

62 1
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