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June 2018

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

VJ Day

54 Episodes
1 Volume

Japan officially surrendered from WWII on the deck of the USS Missouri (BB-63) on September 2, 1945.

54 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

California Melodies

29 Episodes
1 Volume

"From out of the west to you," California Melodies features British director and composer David Rose and singer Maxine Gray. Update: additional recording

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Academy Award Theater

48 Episodes
1 Volume

Hollywood's finest films adapted into old time radio shows with many of their original stars reprising their roles! Update: sound upgrades

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Town

54 Episodes
3 Volume

This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: 2 additional episodes + sound upgrades

54 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Straight Arrow

14 Episodes
1 Volume

Hurry home from school and get your homework done, it is almost time for Straight Arrow, a Comanche boy raised by ranchers who becomes a great warrior to do good and right wrongs. Update: two additional recordings + sound upgrades

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

28 Episodes
1 Volume

With his Fireside Chats, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the power of radio to speak directly and intimately to the American people through some of the darkest periods of the Nation's history. Update: two additional recordings + sound upgrade

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jack Armstrong

107 Episodes
1 Volume

Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy not only held the interest of millions of kids after school during two decades, the show helped to prove the value of targeted radio advertising to General Mills and Wheaties. Update: additional episode

107 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Richard Burton

2 Episodes
1 Volume

Although he built a reputation as one of the greatest British Actors of the post-War period, Richard Burton lived a life beset with scandal and debauchery.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Guest Star Radio

390 Episodes
4 Volume

Produced by the U.S. Treasury Department in the 1940-50s as a public service program, Guest Star Radio features a different top-name "guest star" (singer, actor, comedian) each week to promote the sales of savings bonds. Update: 5 additional recordings

390 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

This is Your FBI

385 Episodes
8 Volume

Endorsed by J Edgar Hoover himself, this fact-based drama told the story of FBI cases from the agent's point of view. Update: 3 additional recordings

385 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Sewing and Knitting

22 Episodes
1 Volume

Often thought as women's work, sewing and knitting stories appear in all genres of radio. Knitting in variety and comedy old time radio shows like Fibber McGee and Molly and more that will have you in stitches! Update: 18 additional recordings

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fathers Day

71 Episodes
2 Volume

Dad says, "Forget the tie; I want the Father's Day Collection from OTRCAT.com!" Well kids, Father does know best. Update: additional recordings

71 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dick Powell

201 Episodes
8 Volume

Dick Powell stars in Richard Diamond, Rogue's Gallery, and special appearances in various old time radio shows including Lux Radio Theater, Command Performance, Cavalcade of America, UN Radio, Screen Guild Theater, Suspense, This I Believe, and many rare recordings! Update: additional recording

201 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Richard Diamond

114 Episodes
5 Volume

This humorous and fun detective radio show, dealt with tough issue like murder and mystery. This collection also contains scripts, pictures, logs, and three recordings with introductions by Dick Powell. Update: additional recording

114 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Summer

88 Episodes
2 Volume

For most, the most golden times in our memories are those languid months of June, July, and August. The collection covers it all: summer jobs, heat, camping, vacations, and summer romances.

88 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Irving Berlin

19 Episodes
1 Volume

Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, much of his music was used in many films are considered classics. Update: additional episode

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


May 2018

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

State of the Union Addresses

58 Episodes
2 Volume

Officially a speech made from the US President to Congress; however, the advent of radio made the State of the Union a public speech heard by Americans everywhere. Update: additional FDR broadcast

58 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Lets Pretend

67 Episodes
2 Volume

It was simple concept, but it made for a revolutionary format in children’s radio. If the stories were for children, kids should be reading them. That was the concept for Nila Mack’s Let’s Pretend, and the show aired for two decades. Update: 17 additional recordings

67 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Heres to Veterans

182 Episodes
2 Volume

This old time radio show was aired to entertain those making a strong and better America for us all. Update: 8 additional recordings

182 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Manhunt

14 Episodes
1 Volume

chronicles murderous murderers making mayhem through manslaughter and pandemonium from the point of view of police officers and witnesses!

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

KEX Scrapbook of Sounds

11 Episodes
1 Volume

Portland's KEX began broadcasting in 1926 and hired an ambitious vaudevillian from San Francisco named Mel Blanc.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jubilee

171 Episodes
4 Volume

AFRS Presents Great Jazz and Entertainment for the Troops during WWII. Update: 80+ additional recordings

171 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Barbara Stanwyck

47 Episodes
2 Volume

The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar! Update: 15+ additional recordings

47 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Tex Ritter

11 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the first Singing Cowboys to join Gene Autry in Hollywood, Tex Ritter was one of the few to transition from screen to recording success.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Teachers

138 Episodes
3 Volume

Featuring teachers in old time radio shows from various genres from Western to Comedy to history.

138 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Chiquita AFRS

10 Episodes
1 Volume

The Armed Forces Radio Service began to directly serve its Hispanic audience with the Chiquita program, hosted by Chiquita Juarez.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Scientists and Inventors

222 Episodes
4 Volume

Commercial radio was just one result of the efforts of scientist over the years. Radio also explored the contributions of scientists and inventors whether they were trying to create a better world or destroy the one we have. This compilation contains a wide variety of radio shows dealing with science and understanding the world we live in. Update: 40+ additional recordings

222 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Country Music Time (Airforce)

34 Episodes
1 Volume

Breaking the Sound Barrier, Working at the boundaries of Space, Tending America's Nuclear Arsenal, and enjoying driving fiddles and pedal steel Guitars?It all works together with great Nashville music brought to us by your Local Air Force Recruiter. Update: additional episode

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Great Scenes from Great Plays

22 Episodes
1 Volume

Well written highbrow radio with Jane Powell, Joan Caulfield, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, and Eddie Albert. Update: additional recording

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


April 2018

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Hildegardes Radio Room

51 Episodes
1 Volume

The blonde siren songbird is best known for her signature tune, "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup." Hildegarde's Radio Room included co-conspirators as Phil Regan, Burgess Meredith, Clifton Webb, Patsy Kelly, and Xavier Cugat. Update: 50+ additional recordings

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Grammar

5 Episodes
1 Volume

Radio and Movies, later Television, have been major influences in unifying what has become known as "General American" English.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bob Burns Show

13 Episodes
1 Volume

This comedy show debuted in September 1941 as The Arkansas Traveler. Featuring the music of Spike Jones, the show featured Bob Burns playing his "Bazooka," a homemade instrument that he made from a whiskey funnel and two gas pipes. Update: additional rare recording

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jimmie Fidlers Hollywood

29 Episodes
1 Volume

Gossip columnist known for tattling on the stars about their tantrums, foibles, affairs, births and divorces. Update: 24 additional recordings

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

HV Kaltenborn Edits the News

39 Episodes
1 Volume

History repeats itself when H. V. Kaltenborn provides vivid commentary and pointed insight into world affairs and politics in the 1940s and 1950s. Update: sound upgrades and additional recording

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Submarines in Old Time Radio

75 Episodes
2 Volume

As a machine of war, submarines were the first attack platforms with stealth capabilities and were great plot devices in old time radio. Dive in today! Update: additional rare recording

75 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Random Rarities 27

44 Episodes
1 Volume

Our latest batch of Rarities with even more unclassifiable broadcasts to astound and delight listeners.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Xavier Cugat

31 Episodes
1 Volume

A violin prodigy as a child, Xavier Cugat is credited with popularizing Latin American rhythms in the US big band scene. Update: additional recording

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

One Night Stand

243 Episodes
6 Volume

With such greats as Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, One Night Stand was a popular musical program that lasted for over two decades on the radio. Update: 45+ additional recordings and many sound upgrades

243 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Cliff Edwards Show

24 Episodes
1 Volume

Enjoy Cliff Edwards as he sings popular tunes from the 20s, 30s and 40s like "Singin' in the Rain", "When You Wish Upon a Star", and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love". Update: 20+ additional recordings

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Baseball in Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume

This collection is full of fun and varied shows from all different series with a baseball themed episodes. Update: additional rare recording

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


March 2018

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Archie Andrews

50 Episodes
1 Volume

A direct spin-off of the popular teenage comic strip created by Bob Montana, Archive Andrews was one of the first wanting to win a teenage audience by doing a situation comedy show completely for them, and with them in the audience at the broadcasts. Update: 18 additional recordings

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gospel

34 Episodes
1 Volume

Based on the first four books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Religious Recordings

18 Episodes
1 Volume

Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller Update: 3 additional broadcasts

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

123 Episodes
3 Volume

This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows. Update: two additional episodes

123 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

GI Jive (with G.I. Jill)

124 Episodes
2 Volume

When YANK Magazine sponsored GI Jive, it was hard to tell whether the G.I.s tuned in to hear the hot requested music or the voice of pretty "GI Jill", played by Martha Wilkerson. Update: 20+ additional recordings

124 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Kentucky Derby Recordings (Horse Racing)

66 Episodes
1 Volume

Close your eyes and imagine big hats and drinking Mint Juleps and as the horses run for the Roses during The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports - the Kentucky Derby! Update: 15 additional recordings

66 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adrienne Ames

1 Episodes
1 Volume

Although her film career was only a decade long, Adrienne Ames generated enough tabloid fodder for three starlets.

1 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Easter

82 Episodes
2 Volume

Before you bite the ears off your chocolate bunny, tune in and hear how your favorite old time radio stars celebrate Easter. Update: 60+ additional recordings

82 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Jane Wyman

58 Episodes
2 Volume

Popular pin-up girl in the 40's and the former Mrs. Ronald Reagan, she won the Oscar for Best Actress playing a deaf-mute woman in Johnny Belinda (1948).

58 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

At Ease

12 Episodes
1 Volume

featured uninterrupted pop songs with the alternating performances by the Armed Forces Radio Orchestra, Milton Shrednick, Allen Roth, Les Paul and many more. Update: 2 additional recording

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Box 13

52 Episodes
1 Volume

Dan Holiday, retired newspaper man turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, he places an ad in the paper "Adventure wanted – will go anywhere, do anything – Box 13." Update: sound upgrades

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Personal Album

17 Episodes
1 Volume

some of the most popular actors and singers of the era appeared on AFRS free of charge and in some cases the only ones who would get to hear the AFRS shows were the troops because the recordings were not available to the general public. Update: 4 additional recordings

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


February 2018

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Words with Music

60 Episodes
1 Volume

featured dreamy organ music reveries intertwined with poetry read by guest stars include Agnes Moorehead, Ona Munson, Merle Oberon, and Raymond Burr. Update: 8 additional recordings

60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Peabody Winners

17 Episodes
1 Volume

Distinguished and meritorious service in radio and television similar to the Pulitzer's prize journalistic excellence.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doctor Tim Detective

9 Episodes
1 Volume

Dr. Tim, Detective is a great lesson in medicine and health issues for kids, disguised as a detective show. Education is more fun if you get it while solving mysteries! Update: 2 additional rare recordings

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jack Benny

1108 Episodes
27 Volume

Everyone's favorite penny pinching miser is now updated with more laughs and better quality sound.

1108 27
Add To Cart: $135.00

Lets Go To Town

117 Episodes
2 Volume

The music in is top rate with big name performers like Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Les Paul and Mary Ford and the biggest names in bands also appeared on the old time radio show including the orchestras of Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and Sammy Kaye. Update: 4 additional rare recordings

117 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Random Rarities 26

50 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.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ten-Two-Four Ranch (10-2-4 Ranch)

78 Episodes
1 Volume

Music Variety at Dr. Pepper Time: Did you ever wonder why the numbers 10, 2 and 4 were on the label of a Dr Pepper soda pop? Those are the times the Dr prescribes a drink of this marvelous elixir. Any time is a good time to enjoy the great Western music played on The Ten Four Two Ranch Show. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

78 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Nick Carter Master Detective

166 Episodes
4 Volume

Look Smart, Patsy! Update: Detective Nick Carter now has better audio and additional episodes!

166 4
Add To Cart: $15.00


January 2018

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Davy Crockett

11 Episodes
1 Volume

There are many tall tales about frontiersman Davy Crockett, the truth is even greater than the legends.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

My Son Jeep

11 Episodes
1 Volume

is the bright and warm hearted comedy of the Allison Family featuring "irrepressible, unpredictable ten year old Jeep". Update: additional episodes

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Keyboard Immortals

10 Episodes
1 Volume

Audiophile and electronics pioneer Joseph Tushinsky had a refurbished Vorsetzer in his home and over the years collected some 2,800 Welte piano rolls and created this radio show in his living room.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 25

50 Episodes
1 Volume

Now for something completely different, More Random Rarities! Enjoy our Twenty-fifth collection of Programs which are beyond classification.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Kay Fairchild Stepmother

14 Episodes
1 Volume

This soap opera tells the tale of a woman trying to fit into her new family but it proves to be challenging for the new mother. Update: additional episode

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Duke Ellington

88 Episodes
3 Volume

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was a composer, pianist, and jazz orchestras bandleader. Update: additional rare recording

88 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Just For You

12 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the biggest obstacles to WAAC recruitment was the fact that the Army uniform for women was decidedly unattractive compared to the other services. Army Services Forces countered this problem with radio programs like Just For You.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Easy Aces

305 Episodes
3 Volume

The Easy Aces is held in high regard as one of the shows that made serial radio funny. Fans of the show know that he somehow never got called by his first name. That's because Goodman Ace, the creator and writer, kept it just "Ace" for the run of the show. Update: 2 additional episodes

305 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Slim Gaillard

7 Episodes
1 Volume

For singer Slim Gaillard, his instrument was less his voice than the language styling he used while performing.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

George Shearing

4 Episodes
1 Volume

Starting out as a poor, "blind kid from Battersea", Sir George Shearing one of the greatest Jazz pianists on either side of the Atlantic.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Two Ton Baker

8 Episodes
1 Volume

Dick Baker was one of the jolliest music makers on the Chicago scene and a constant presence on WGN radio and TV.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arctic Expeditions

79 Episodes
2 Volume

Brrrrrrr these radio shows from a variety of old time radio genres will get your teeth chattering!

79 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Enchantment of Music

18 Episodes
1 Volume

Classical music was a staple programming choice on Armed Forces Radio and Television Services broadcasts and became rather popular during the 1950's.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Supper Club

4 Episodes
1 Volume

During the 1930s and 1940s, many former roadhouses in the American Central and Western States began converting to supper clubs bringing this relaxed atmosphere to the radio waves.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00