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April 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Big Sister

38 Episodes
1 Volume

Sponsored by Rinso, Big Sister stars Alice Frost as Ruth Evans. In this soap, Ruth is a modern day heroine, giving up her life and love to take care of her orphaned siblings Update: 2 sound quality improvements

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thrills Highway Patrol

5 Episodes
1 Volume

Follow the Men in Uniform on California's Streets! Update: 1 additional rare recording

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


March 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Carling Beer Shows & Challenge Into Space

19 Episodes
1 Volume

This collection includes two South African shows sponsored by Carling Beer: Carling Country and Challenge of Space. Carling Country tells stories of courageous folks around the world while Challenge of Space is a fun show that combines the feeling of a western with the adventures of outer space. Update: 2 additional Challenge of Space recordings

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

This is War (Norman Corwin)

5 Episodes
1 Volume

Directed by Norman Corwin and broadcast over all four major networks in support of the War Effort. Update: 1 additional rare recording + sound quality improvement

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rare Soap Operas

416 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. Update: 33 additional rare recordings

416 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Jimmy Carter Speeches

40 Episodes
1 Volume

Considered "a better man than he was a president", Jimmy Carter ushered America into the 1980s. Update: 8 additional recrodings including acceptance, debates, concession, and farewell

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Life of Riley

247 Episodes
5 Volume

Laugh along with William Bendix in his sit-com role as the lovable mug in "The Life of Riley." Update: 1 additional rare recording on volume 1

247 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Ford Theater

17 Episodes
1 Volume

The Ford Theater began as a low budget project to bring movie adaptations to the air using lower scale NY actors. In order to increase car sales, the show was reformatted using A-List Hollywood talent. Update: 1 additional rare recording

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dwight D Eisenhower

53 Episodes
1 Volume

Eisenhower was a national hero after serving as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during WWII and in 1952 won the Presidential Election. Update: 6 additional recordings

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ronald Reagan

138 Episodes
3 Volume

This collection contains his old time radio appearances and recordings from his political career and presidency. Update: 23 additional recordings including speeches, debates, interviews and farewells

138 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Proudly We Hail

490 Episodes
10 Volume

This old time radio series contains a wide variety of mediums geared to attract young potential Army recruits and the series included mystery and drama shows. Update: 10 additional recordings and sound upgrades

490 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Quarantined

11 Episodes
1 Volume

Quarantines serve to keep people with diseases (or potentially disease) away from healthy populations to help halt the spread of bacteria and viruses.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ozzie and Harriet

97 Episodes
2 Volume

The "adventures" of Ozzie & Harriet are based on the daily stuff that happens to all good suburban couples in family sitcoms. Update: 2 additional recordings on volume 2

97 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

St Patricks Day

48 Episodes
1 Volume

Follow the Rainbow to this pot o'gold of Radio Shows with St Paddy day musical, comedy, drama and more from radio yesteryear! Update: 23 additional recordings

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presidential Debates

70 Episodes
5 Volume

Although not mandated by the Constitution and a "tradition" which only goes back to 1960, Americans have come to expect a broadcast debate between their Presidential Nominees as a part of the Election Process.

70 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Lineup

80 Episodes
2 Volume

Inter-meshing true crime stories of the day with fiction, this realistic police drama gives radio audiences a look behind the scenes at police headquarters. Update: 13 episodes sound quality update vol 1

80 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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. Update: 3 additional rare recordings

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Watergate Scandal News

122 Episodes
2 Volume

Valuable up close look at events as they were unfolding during Nixon's Watergate Scandal. Update: 5 additional historic recordings

122 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Nixon (Richard Nixon Recordings)

157 Episodes
3 Volume

Richard M. Nixon was the 37th President of the United States of America, and one of the most controversial. In 1974, he became the only US President to resign from office. Update: 14 additional recordings including speeches, watergate, and funeral

157 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Random Rarities 30

56 Episodes
1 Volume

Even more Rare and Random programs which defy classification but are entertaining listening.

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Guest Star Radio

466 Episodes
5 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: 2 additional recordings on volume 5

466 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Let George Do It

207 Episodes
5 Volume

Follow George Valentine (Bob Bailey) as a detective handy man, who got his jobs from responses to a newspaper ad. This old time radio show is complete with toughs, mysterious rendezvous, and people who aren't who they claim. Update: 1 additional rare recording on volume 2

207 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Betty and Bob

40 Episodes
1 Volume

was the first widely popular daytime serial soap opera created by the powerhouse producer-couple Anne and Frank Hummert in 1932. Update: 1 additional rare recording

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Just Plain Bill

17 Episodes
1 Volume

Just Plain Bill was one of the Hummert Radio Factory's most successful Soap Opera offerings, centered around a plainspoken character and the customers in his barber shop. With plenty of cliff hangers and long running situations, the show is closer to the mystery and suspense genre’s than traditional Soap Opera. Update: 11 additional broadcasts

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presidential Candidate Announcements

176 Episodes
5 Volume

While only 44 men have served as President and 48 men have served as Vice President, so many Americans have stepped up to answer the call to run for these two top spots. Listen as we hear from some of these Americans as they make their plans known, give their victory, and even their concession.

176 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

William Shirer

16 Episodes
1 Volume

As a pioneering correspondent for CBS News, William Shirer reported from Germany during the period before the beginning of WWII through the early Nazi triumphs, and later wrote about the period in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

182 Episodes
4 Volume

The original creaking door horror anthology with jocular and sarcastic host, Raymond. "Pleasant Dreeeeeams, hmm?" Update: 1 additional rare recording on volume 1

182 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Burl Ives

41 Episodes
1 Volume

With his trademark beard and guitar, Burl Ives seemed to always be able to sing the songs that people wanted to hear. Update: 5 additional recordings

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Father Coughlin

61 Episodes
3 Volume

"The Radio Priest" was a success when he first discussed religious matters in the early days of radio. However, Father Coughlin managed to step on a few toes when he expanded into political commentary and calls for economic reform. Update: 1 additional rare recording on volume 1

61 3
Add To Cart: $15.00


February 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

David Harum

6 Episodes
1 Volume

There's no horsing around in Homeville as long as "David Harum" is around, in this popular serial from the thirties and forties. Update: 1 additional rare recording

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Granbys Green Acres

7 Episodes
1 Volume

Starring Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as a city couple leaves the big city to become Farmers. Update: 1 additional rare recording

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Lets Pretend

69 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: 2 additional rare recordings on volume 1

69 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Suspense

1011 Episodes
20 Volume

SUSPENSE is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent! Update: 1 additional rare recordings on volume 16

1011 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Burns and Allen

337 Episodes
7 Volume

George Burns and Gracie Allen show starring radio's favorite couple. Update: 63 additional recordings and more than 100 sound upgrades

337 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Kent State Shootings

207 Episodes
5 Volume

Radio Broadcasts are historical artifacts. In this collection, we present a timeline of the coverage of the shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, including the political climate which led up to the incident, coverage of the shootings, and the aftermath for America. Update: 40 additional recordings

207 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Martha Sleeper

7 Episodes
1 Volume

Martha Sleeper was born with terrific showbiz connections but made it on her own talent even beyond the stage and screen.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Father Knows Best

117 Episodes
2 Volume

Starring Robert Young, Father Knows Best is one of the first and best-loved All-American sweet-hearted family situation comedies. Update: 2 additional rare recordings on volume 1

117 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Fred Allen

185 Episodes
3 Volume

Fred Allen moved from Vaudeville to radio and perfected his character over a number of years for several sponsors. One of his career highlights was a supposed feud with his good friend, Jack Benny. Update: 8 additional recordings on volume 1-2

185 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Rocky Jordan

102 Episodes
2 Volume

Jack Moyle plays Rocky Jordan, the hard-boiled detective in exotic Cairo, Egypt. This collection also contains the only two known existing episodes of A MAN CALLED JORDAN (the predecessor series to ROCKY JORDAN). Update: 1 additional rare recording on volume 2

102 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Road of Life

7 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. Update: 1 additional rare recording

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tennessee Ernie Ford

37 Episodes
1 Volume

A country boy who rose to fame in the Southern California Country Music scene, Tennessee Ernie Ford won an important place in the history of Rock & Roll.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dennis Day Show

69 Episodes
2 Volume

A Day in the Life of Dennis Day was a popular sitcom featuring the original soda jerk from the Jack Benny Show. Update: 2 additional recordings on volume 2

69 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Lone Ranger

2359 Episodes
48 Volume

The Lone Ranger is one of the iconic characters in American folklore, and he got his start on Mutual, airing from 1933 through 1954. Update: 1 additional rare recording on volume 42

2359 48
Add To Cart: $200.00

President Inaugural Addresses

26 Episodes
1 Volume

This collection includes every Presidential Inaugural Speech since Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 4, 1933 through 2017. Update: 1 additional recording and sound fixes

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Great Gildersleeve

531 Episodes
11 Volume

Enjoy the hijinks of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve and his family in this classic sit-com. Update: 4 additional episodes volume 2, 3 and 11

531 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

State of the Union Addresses

67 Episodes
3 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: 7 additional recordings and 2 updated full recordings

67 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Challenge of the Yukon (Sgt Preston)

327 Episodes
3 Volume

A noble Canadian Mountie on the side of law and order along with his wise and loyal dog, Yukon King. This show comes from the creators of The Lone Ranger and shares the same values of fairness and protecting the weak from the strong. Update: 3 additional rare recording on volume 1 and 3

327 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

FDR Fireside Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

326 Episodes
5 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: 1 additional rare recordings on final volume

326 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Stella Dallas

13 Episodes
1 Volume

From the pages of pulp fiction to an early soap opera, Stella Dallas is a tale of motherly love in the face of class differences. Update: 3 additional rare recordings

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


January 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Dinah Shore

176 Episodes
2 Volume

Is there anyone 'finah in the state of Carolina? The singing starlet best remembered for her sensuous recordings in the 1940's; now with over 100 episodes of the Dinah Shore show and 60+ guest appearances, many with Groucho Marx. Update: 2 additional recordings on volume 1

176 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Quiet Please

91 Episodes
2 Volume

Combine one of radio's most creative writers with the talents of a single actor and a late night time slot, and you have the ingredients for the deliciously creepy Quiet, Please. Update: 1 additional rare recordings on volume 1

91 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Bright Horizon

3 Episodes
1 Volume

Michael West (Richard Kollmar) struggles to rebuild his life in a town which once shunned him in this Big Sister spin-off, Bright Horizon. Update: 1 additional rare recording

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Romance of Helen Trent

13 Episodes
1 Volume

Fans followed The Romance of Helen Trent faithfully for nearly 27 years of the good and bad, joy and calamity. Update: 1 additional rare recording

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Miriam Hopkins

17 Episodes
1 Volume

A major Star in her own right, Miriam Hopkins is best remembered for her long-running feud with superstar Bette Davis.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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. Update: 3 additional rare recordings

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Music America Loves Best

12 Episodes
1 Volume

Enjoy music of every kind from opera to big band from the 1940s Music America Loves Best presented by the Armed Forces Radio Service. Update: 6 additional recordings and sound upgrades

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jack Benny

1109 Episodes
27 Volume

Everyone's favorite penny pinching miser with more laughs and better quality sound. Update: 1 additional recordings on volume 11 and sound upgrades volume 11-12

1109 27
Add To Cart: $135.00

Fibber McGee and Molly

1258 Episodes
20 Volume

Long lost episodes fell out of "Fibber's Closet". This is the most complete Fibber McGee and Molly collection to date. Laugh with over 450 hours of laughs with Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly in this classic radio sit-com. Update: 1 additional rare recoring on volume 1

1258 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Archie Andrews

60 Episodes
2 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: 3 additional recordings and sound upgrades

60 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Burt Lancaster

17 Episodes
1 Volume

Claiming that he was never really interested in becoming an actor, with his natural good looks and hard work ethic, Burt Lancaster was destined to become one of the screen's most popular leading men. His iconic role was as First Sergeant Milton Warden in From Here to Eternity.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Otto Kruger

32 Episodes
1 Volume

A pioneer in Method Acting years before there was such a thing as Method Acting, Otto Kruger specialized in playing villains for most of his Hollywood career but was known around town as a very nice person.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ed Wynn

63 Episodes
2 Volume

Recordings include the rare early 1930s comedy-musical shows starring Ed Wynn as one of his most memorable characters, "The Firechief." Best known as a fantastic character actor and vaudevillian style clown, Ed Wynn's babbling voice and trademark giggle are unforgettable. Update: 26 additional recordings

63 2
Add To Cart: $10.00