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How to Listen to Old Time Radio in the Car


Playing Radio Shows In Car

Old time radio is a great listen at home or on the road: Classic radio shows on MP3 CDs from OTRCAT.com are guaranteed to play in your computer, but many old time radio fans also enjoy old time radio in the car during long trips and daily commutes:

  • 1940s Car RadioMANY NEW CARS ALREADY HAVE A MP3 CD PLAYER STEREO
    Check your car manual as many new car stereos (typically 2009+) are already "MP3 enabled" which should play the MP3 CDs.
  • CAR STEREO AUXILIARY INPUT
    Many old time radio listeners' car stereos have "auxillary" input in their car stereo and can connect with a dual-minijack cable from an external MP3 player (such as an MP3 CD player, iPod or Smart Phone) to play the radio shows through the car stereo. Other listeners use a cassette player adapter in their 1990's car stereos.
  • AM/FM TRANSMITTER
    Other old time radio listeners use a small AM/FM transmitter from their MP3 player and tune the car stereo to the station to play the shows through their speakers.
  • MP3 CD BOOMBOX
    For a low tech solution, some listeners report simply playing the shows in a MP3 boom box in the car.
  • AUDIO CDS
    While MP3 CDs provide the flexibility of hours of listening on one disk, some listeners are more comfortable with standard audio cds which play in any car stereo.  The downside of standard audio cds is that they can only hold about one hour of old time radio shows compared to up to 50+ hours on a single MP3 CD.

OTRCAT features an extensive library of old time radio MP3 CDs or standard audio CDs which can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, garden, exercising, on the go and in the car!

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1940s Car Stereo
There are thousands of old time radio episodes at OTRCAT.com you can listen to online.
HAPPY LISTENING!

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