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

232 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
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
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
Add To Cart: $25.00
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
Add To Cart: $20.00
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
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
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
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
Add To Cart: $15.00
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
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
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
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
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
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Add To Cart: $10.00
Rare Historical
Rare Historical
125 Episodes
2 Volume
Old Time Radio is more than a report of History, OTR Programs ARE History!

125 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Mr Chameleon
Mr Chameleon
74 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.

74 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Random Rarities 14
Random Rarities 14
39 Episodes
1 Volume
The best loved shows from the Golden Age were more likely to be preserved, but we keep finding treasures in some of the "orphaned recordings".

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hillbilly Revue
Hillbilly Revue
2 Episodes
1 Volume
hosted by Cactus Pete (Ferlin Husky) with interviews of popular old time radio country music stars.

2 1
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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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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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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
Ambassadors of Melodyland
Ambassadors of Melodyland
5 Episodes
1 Volume
prepare for the arrival of the monarchy from this land of tunes and tone with this melodic old time radio show.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
High Moment
High Moment
4 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show from 1950s dramatizes real life events by real life individuals working to make America a better place.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 08
Random Rarities 08
40 Episodes
1 Volume
features shows that have been hidden is someone's closet for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 09
Random Rarities 09
43 Episodes
1 Volume
Long lost in the archives for ages, these rare old time radio shows have not been heard on air for decades.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 10
Random Rarities 10
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Rambling, random radio shows radically reaped from the rabbit hole of radio.

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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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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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McGarry and His Mouse
McGarry and His Mouse
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on a series of short stories, Rookie Detective Dan McGarry and his mouse, the smart and pretty Kitty Archer, solve crime and fight bad guys in this old time radio show.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Crime Letter from Dan Dodge
Crime Letter from Dan Dodge
2 Episodes
1 Volume
A rare classic in the "hard-boiled detective' genre with tough-guy Daniel D. Dodge and scatter-brained Susie.

2 1
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NBC Star Playhouse
NBC Star Playhouse
6 Episodes
1 Volume
This fantastic old time radio drama program used star power like Jane Wyman, Don Ameche, James Cagney and Helen Hayes to narrate famous plays.

6 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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Meet Mr McNutley
Meet Mr McNutley
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Get an education in comedy from Ray Milland as he portrays Professor Ray McNutley, head of the English Department at Lynnhaven College for Women

7 1
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Music Depreciation
Music Depreciation
23 Episodes
1 Volume
Take some pop hits, some classical themes, and take them "on a flyer".

23 1
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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
Quick as a Flash
Quick as a Flash
5 Episodes
1 Volume
This popular, high-paced, snappy spark of a quiz show testing contestants' knowledge and reaction speed.

5 1
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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
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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
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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 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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Roller Derby
Roller Derby
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Mayhem on Wheels! Presented on KOIL-AM, Omaha, 1938.

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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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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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
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Oldsmobile Show
Oldsmobile Show
4 Episodes
1 Volume
this rare 1930's music series features singer Ruth Etting, Johnny Green and his Orchestra, and announcer Ted Husing.

4 1
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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
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Hashknife Hartley and Sleepy Stevens
Hashknife Hartley and Sleepy Stevens
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Hashknife Hartley and his pardner Sleepy Stevens are hard working cowboys who are called on to do detective work in the Old West. The stories have the feel of Pulp Westerns and are narrated by the author, W.C. Tuttle.

2 1
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Bailes Brothers
Bailes Brothers
3 Episodes
1 Volume
and the West Virginia Homefolks, featured country western music Monday Mornings on KWKH.

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

7 1
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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
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Joe Palooka
Joe Palooka
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Joe Palooka embodied everything that people value--honesty, politeness, gentility--wrapped up in a surprising package.

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

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

2 1
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Plantation House Party
Plantation House Party
2 Episodes
1 Volume
With down home "corn pone" humor and Whitey Ford, The Duke of Paducah, hosting, enjoy the music and comedy of the Plantation Party.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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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Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective ever? Certainly a gripping favorite from Agatha Christie!

13 1
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Diamond Dramas
Diamond Dramas
26 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these tales of a Girl's Best Friend in Delightful Diamond Dramas! Bling, BLING!

26 1
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Murder Will Out
Murder Will Out
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Solve the mystery along with the contestants when you listen to Murder Will Out!

2 1
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Academy Awards Shows
Academy Awards Shows
10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
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Atlantic Spotlight
Atlantic Spotlight
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare chats between American journalists and their British colleagues in London.

5 1
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Random Rarities 06
Random Rarities 06
59 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio including A & P Gypsies!

59 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
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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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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
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Captain Stubby and the Buckaneers
Captain Stubby and the Buckaneers
5 Episodes
1 Volume
with Tiny, Sonny, Tony, and Jerry play music that's "sweet", "fast", and "quiet and restful", but all of the tunes have a feel good feelin' in this rare old time radio show. Announcer Jack Stillwell Cap't Stubby and Buccaneers sound similar to a barbershop quartet with first-rate harmonies and style.

5 1
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Major Bowes
Major Bowes
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Thousands from All Over the Country Flocked to Join this Gong-style Talent Show.

8 1
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Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy popular dance and dinner music on the Manhattan Merry Go Round!

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

13 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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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
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Candid Microphone
Candid Microphone
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Who knows what people will say in this hilarious hidden microphone show!

14 1
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Raleigh Kool Program (Jack Pearl Show)
Raleigh Kool Program (Jack Pearl Show)
29 Episodes
1 Volume
Revival of the old Jack Pearl Show, with Tommy Dorsey, and featured vocalists Jack Leonard and Edythe Wright, and the hilarious "Baron Munchhausen skit" by Jack Pearl and Cliff Hall.

29 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 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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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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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 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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Man From Homicide
Man From Homicide
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Ride along on shocking cases with the "Man from Homicide," a classic hard-boiled crime drama from the early 1950's.

9 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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National Boys Club Week
National Boys Club Week
5 Episodes
1 Volume
The origins of The Boys and Girls Club starts back in 1860, this program celebrates the Boys' Club with big name stars Jackie Gleason, Joe DiMaggio, Red Skelton, Roy Rogers, and more.

5 1
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Creeps By Night
Creeps By Night
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Larger than Life Horror Greats Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre Creep Around in the Night.

6 1
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Continental Celebrity Club
Continental Celebrity Club
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring John Charles Daly, this is a true variety show with drama shorts, orchestra music, celebrity guests, and comedy.

9 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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Radio Guild
Radio Guild
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Winning the endorsement of National Advisory Council on Radio in Education (NACRE), the producers of the Music Appreciation Hour developed an instructor's manual as a companion to the series called Radio Guild.

3 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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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
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Dark Venture
Dark Venture
16 Episodes
1 Volume
A psychological thriller old time radio show that keeps you at the end of your seat.

16 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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