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August 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Olivia de Havilland

38 Episodes
2 Volume

Known for her breakout role as Mellie in Gone with the Wind, Olivia de Havilland won Academy Awards for films To Each His Own and The Heiress. Update: 1 additional rare recording volume 2

38 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Command Performance

304 Episodes
7 Volume

WWII comedy, music and drama its star-studded finest! Update: 3 additional recordings and sound upgrades

304 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Green Valley Line

26 Episodes
1 Volume

Stories about men of industry have their own appeal, and what could be more industrious than running a railroad? The Green Valley Line may not stretch from coast to coast, but the communities it serves depend upon it. Update: sound quality improvements

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Crisis in War Town

4 Episodes
1 Volume

Although Victory was practically assured by the time "Crisis in War Town" debuted, the program highlights the small victories that contributed to the Over All Victory.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Front Page Drama

406 Episodes
5 Volume

Front Page Drama drew its long running collection of interesting stories from the pages of The American Weekly magazine. Update: 1 additional recordings volume 5

406 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Police Reporter

26 Episodes
1 Volume

early true crime drama from 1932-33, these old time radio shows are true stories of actual murders dramatically retold. Update: sound quality improvements

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arthur Godfrey

80 Episodes
2 Volume

Godfrey's conversational style made his show seem like a friend talking to listeners directly. Update: 5 additional rare recordings

80 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dennis Day Show

71 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 addtitional recordings on volume 2 and sound upgrades

71 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Jubilee

172 Episodes
4 Volume

AFRS Presents Great Jazz and Entertainment for the Troops during WWII. Update: 3 additional rare recordings

172 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Space Patrol

117 Episodes
3 Volume

The storylines and characters were the same, and even more amazing, the same performers played both the radio and TV roles! Update: sound quality improvements on volume 1-2

117 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Storybook of Life

30 Episodes
1 Volume

Storyteller Jim Ameche shares surprising and interesting ‘infotainment’ pieces from The Story Book of Life

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Radio City Playhouse

69 Episodes
2 Volume

A relative late-comer to the Radio Anthology genre, Radio City Playhouse set new standards of quality for radio anthologies. By the late 1940’s, the center of radio network production had moved to the West Coast, but there was still a lot of talent in New York to be featured on the anthology Radio City Playhouse. Update: 9 additional recordings

69 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

My Friend Irma

95 Episodes
2 Volume

My Friend Irma tells the story of a extremely dim-witted blonde stenographer named Irma Peterson, played by Marie Wilson, and the daily high-jinx that she gets into with her screwy friends. Update: 23 additional recordings and sound upgrades

95 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Three Suns

22 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the most popular Exotica bands, The Three Suns were formed by guitar-playing Al Nevins and his accordion playing brother Morty from Brooklyn, and their cousin Artie Dunn, a vaudeville and radio performer who sang and played the electronic organ. Update: 1 additional rare recording

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Terry and the Pirates

173 Episodes
2 Volume

Action package juvenile adventure series follows Terry and his friends as he explores the Asian jungles in search of his father. Update: sound quality improvements on volume 2

173 2
Add To Cart: $10.00


July 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Blondie

42 Episodes
1 Volume

Blondie is based on Chic Young's popular comic strip. After becoming a successful movie, Blondie continued to be a hit in its old time radio show form. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cecil and Sally

277 Episodes
2 Volume

Cecil & Sally was one of the earliest old time radio shows to be syndicated nationally via electrical transcriptions. By 1930 this short format radio show had over 15 million fans and ran until 1933. Update: 2 additional recordings on volume 1

277 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Graduation Day Speeches

122 Episodes
3 Volume

Hear some inspiring words from our national leaders and people from the worlds of business, entertainment, media, military, politics, religion, sports, and other vocations that might have inspired our studies whom we can benefit from their advice.

122 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Henry Morgan

34 Episodes
1 Volume

Henry Morgan was a professional humorist, but network executives and his sponsors would argue that his business was making their lives miserable. Fans tuned in to hear what he had to say, and that is what kept him on the air. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Federal Agent

11 Episodes
1 Volume

features dramatization stories of federal crime fighting from around the world. Update: 2 additional rare recordings from 1938

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures of Ellery Queen

19 Episodes
1 Volume

Ellery Queen was an author who solved mysteries in his spare time and then wrote about his harrowing adventures; his sidekick was his own father, Richard Queen. Update: sound quality improvements

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dentists

118 Episodes
3 Volume

Look at dem chompers! A sore tooth is no fun, but it makes good fodder for old time radio Update: 5 additional PSA recordings on volume 1

118 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Nightwatch

49 Episodes
1 Volume

Ride along with Culver City Police Officers in real recordings from the squad car. Update: 1 additional recording and 2 episode sound quality improvements

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Life of Riley

248 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 episode on volume 3

248 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Johnny Carson

19 Episodes
1 Volume

Although he was the "King of Late Night Television", many of Johnny Carson's guests had direct ties to Old Time Radio. Update: 7 additional recordings

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ida Lupino

49 Episodes
2 Volume

Although she was groomed to be a typical leading lady, Ida Lupino never let her sex get in the way of making great films.

49 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Barry Wood

27 Episodes
1 Volume

Starring radio's favorite baritone and the sensational voice of Margaret Whiting. Update: 1 additional recording, rare audition broadcast

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

102 Episodes
2 Volume

One of the greatest American journalists in broadcast history, he pioneered the reporter on the scene reporting during WWII. Update: 2 additional rare recordings on volume 1

102 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Horatio Hornblower

70 Episodes
2 Volume

Starring Michael Redgrave, this 30 minute historical action and adventure radio series first broadcast on Radio Luxumbourg in 1952. Update: corrected episodes dates, sound upgrades, and missing episode 18

70 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Hello Sucker

17 Episodes
1 Volume

HELLO SUCKER was created to help protect Chicago consumers and home owners from crooks, cheats, schemes, scams, swindles, rip-offs, and rackets, but also protecting racial minorities from real estate discrimination. Update: 7 additional recordings and better quality sound

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party

24 Episodes
1 Volume

Hosted by Alan Freed who coined the term "Rock n roll", this radio program helped popularize rock on the airwaves. Update: 3 additional rare recordings

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Billie Burke

31 Episodes
1 Volume

Heard on Saturday mornings, she played a flaky lady with the distinct high voice and an abundance of generosity and good will towards individuals in her community. Update: 3 additional rare recordings

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Plan for Survival from Civil Defense

7 Episodes
1 Volume

Atomic Attacks and Major Pandemics do not seem related, but the response to the threat from government and citizens is surprisingly similar.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Guy Lombardo

50 Episodes
1 Volume

As a boy, Guy Lombardo put together a band with his brothers in their father's tailor shop, later they would become the Royal Canadians and Guy would be known as "Mr. New Years's Eve".

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Eb and Zeb

245 Episodes
2 Volume

"Zeb tall and angular and Eb short and fat" who run a general store in Corn Center. Much of the show's humor is derived from Eb and Zeb's slow minds and silly business ideas. Update: 4 additional rare recordings

245 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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 improvements

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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. Update: 10 additional rare broadcasts

112 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Woody Herman

81 Episodes
2 Volume

Heavily influenced by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, the Woody Herman's Herd was known for lively arrangements that combined swing rhythms and bebop themes. Update: 18 additional recordings

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Casey Crime Photographer

82 Episodes
2 Volume

"SNAP!" Casey's crime photography often give him a snootfull of something foxingly mysterious. And the crime chase is on! Update: 1 additional rare AFRS broadcast on volume 2

82 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Jean Simmons

2 Episodes
1 Volume

A British actress who moved to the States after WWII to perform in some of the biggest classic films.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Herbert Hoover Speeches

16 Episodes
1 Volume

The first US President born west of the Mississippi, Herbert Hoover was president during the earliest years of old time radio. Update: 1 additional rare recording

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


June 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Airships

14 Episodes
1 Volume

Although the Age of the Airship was brought to an end by international technological competition, the great Zeppelins were an elegant way to travel

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mail Call

81 Episodes
2 Volume

These star-packed love letters to the troops, from Hollywood during WWII. Update: two additional rare recordings on volume 1

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Lone Ranger

2361 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 recordings on volume 42

2361 48
Add To Cart: $200.00

Gerald Ford Speeches

31 Episodes
1 Volume

President Ford became President when Richard Nixon left the office of presidency due to the Watergate scandal. Update: 12 additonal recordings

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

George HW Bush Speeches

72 Episodes
2 Volume

Served as the 41st President of the United States, George HW Bush presidency saw the falling of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union, Invasion of Panama, and the Gulf War. Update: 14 additional recordings

72 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Lou Gehrig

9 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the greatest players of his day, perhaps of all time, Lou Gehrig's story is one of joy and incredible tragedy.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doctors Today

17 Episodes
1 Volume

A peacetime continuation of "Doctors at War", "Doctors Today" shared a wealth of medical information with the listening public

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Father Knows Best

119 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: 1 additional rare recording on volume 1

119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Intrigue

5 Episodes
1 Volume

Are you ready for "tales of espionage, manhunts and high adventure" as Academy Award winner Joseph Schildkraut guides you through stories of Intrigue. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fire Fighters

155 Episodes
2 Volume

Cops seem to get all the glory in radio drama, but there is another class of public servant who put their lives on the line every time they go to work: Fire Fighters presents the true life adventures of these unsung heroes and adds some serious safety lessons along the way. Update: 5 additional rare recordings volume 2

155 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Joe Penner

13 Episodes
1 Volume

Known for his zany antics and slapstick comedy, Joe Penner kept audiences laughing during the Depression years. He was the "it-man" of radio comedy when the nation needed laugher. Update: 1 additional rare recording

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bulldog Drummond

34 Episodes
1 Volume

Follow the detective adventures of Bulldog Drummond who has "the appearance of an English gentleman: a man who fights hard, plays hard and lives clean." Update: 1 additional rare recording

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fu Manchu (Shadow of Fu Manchu)

87 Episodes
1 Volume

The Shadow of Dr. Fu Manchu is a diabolically fun mystery serial from the late 1930's. Update: 4 additional rare recordings

87 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vic and Sade

346 Episodes
4 Volume

Welcome, welcome to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Gook, better known as Vic and Sade. Go get cozy with this delightful run of the mill and charmingly familiar Midwestern couple extraordinaire! Update: 1 additional recordings and sound upgrades

346 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Hollywood Star Playhouse

19 Episodes
1 Volume

Hollywood Star Playhouse began as a lunchtime extended advertisement for RKO Pictures, broadcast from the studio lunchroom. Later, it morphed into an anthology of movie adaptations featuring the original Stars. Update: 1 additional rare recording

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Robert F Kennedy

42 Episodes
1 Volume

Sometimes thought of as 'the good Kennedy', Robert F. Kennedy had more in common with his mother, Rose, than with his father or even his older brothers

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presidential and Political Funerals

22 Episodes
1 Volume

How we send our leaders and public figures into the afterlife says as much about society as it does about the deceased.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fleischmanns Yeast Hour

26 Episodes
1 Volume

Also known as The Rudy Vallee Show where stars like Burns and Allen, Milton Berle, Alice Faye, the Mills Brothers, and Kate Smith were first introduced to the world. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Joint Sessions of Congress

38 Episodes
2 Volume

The Senate and the House of Representatives each go about their business of making laws independent of each other, however, there are several important occasions when both Houses meet in Joint Session.

38 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Sherlock Holmes

403 Episodes
8 Volume

"The game is afoot" as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Update: 3 additional early 1930s broadcasts on volume 1

403 8
Add To Cart: $40.00


May 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

This is War (Norman Corwin)

6 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

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Five Minute Mysteries

53 Episodes
1 Volume

Five Minute Mysteries were a popular series of puzzlers which got the listeners thinking not only about the mini-mystery, but the products and services pitched by the local sponsors. Update: 6 additional recordings

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barack Obama Speeches

831 Episodes
13 Volume

Born in Hawaii, Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States serving as president between 2009-2017. Update: 97 additional recordings

831 13
Add To Cart: $35.00

Lets Pretend

70 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: 1 additional rare recordings on volume 1

70 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Fibber McGee and Molly

1260 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: 2 additional rare recordings on volume 1

1260 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Calling All Cars

299 Episodes
4 Volume

This classic police drama is one of the earliest of the genres. A precursor to the popular police drama Dragnet, Calling All Cars portrayed the true crime stories of the Los Angeles Police Department. Update: sound upgrades

299 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Harry S Truman Speeches

43 Episodes
1 Volume

Listen to historic speeches from the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. Update: 7 additional rare recordings including Join Session Congress, Ronald Reagan endorsement, criticism of JFK and death and funeral

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sept 11 Attack

68 Episodes
3 Volume

The 9/11 attacks targeted symbols of American power and democracy and fundamentally changed American culture.

68 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Red Nichols

36 Episodes
1 Volume

A child prodigy trained as a classical musician, Red Nichols would reshape Jazz.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Lyndon Johnson Speeches

43 Episodes
1 Volume

Johnson was the 36th President of the United States of America. His term as President was from 1963 when succeeded to the Presidency after the assassination for John F. Kennedy until 1969 when he was re-elected in 1964 by a large margin. Update: 19 additional rare recordings

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Nurses

73 Episodes
2 Volume

Nurses are the dedicated heros with boots on the ground in any medical team. One of the noblest professions, the collection includes stories of brave nurses on the battlefield and everyday nurses who offer comfort and care. Update: 23 additional recordings

73 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Crime Classics

66 Episodes
2 Volume

"A series of true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land, from every time. Your host each week, is Mr. Thomas Hyland- connoisseur of crime, student of violence, and teller of murders." Update: 16 additional recordings including AFRS

66 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Columbia Workshop

336 Episodes
7 Volume

Columbia Workshop features high radio art with the newest sound technologies and top notch radio directing of its day. Update: 3 addional recordings on updated disk 1-2-3

336 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Jack Benny WWII

32 Episodes
1 Volume

Although he never admitted to being more than 39-years-old, Jack Benny was too old to be drafted during WWII, but he still did his part to win the War.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Impeach a President (Clinton)

43 Episodes
2 Volume

Whenever a sitting President does something that his opposition does not like, there are calls for Impeachment. The case of President Clinton's Impeachment proceedings can be instructive.

43 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Clinton (William J Clinton) Speeches

145 Episodes
4 Volume

Relive the Swinging 1990's through the historical speeches and Radio Addresses of President Clinton! Update: 11 additional recordings and 43 impeachment recordings

145 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Maureen O'Sullivan

37 Episodes
1 Volume

Maureen O'Sullivan was best known for her role as Jane in the original Tarzan franchise.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Voyager Golden Record

76 Episodes
1 Volume

The Golden Records attached to the hulls of the Voyager 1&2 Deep Space Probes are mankind's ultimate "note in a bottle"

76 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

265 Episodes
6 Volume

The collection now contains the comedic duo's various guest appearances on shows such as Command Performance, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Rudy Vallee and more! Update: 16 additional recordings and more sound improvements

265 6
Add To Cart: $30.00


April 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Bob Hope

398 Episodes
10 Volume

Bob Hope is one of the best loved entertainers of all time. He was in the business for a very long time, but Bob never forgot that he was there for the audience, not the other way around, especially when it came to the G.I.s who adopted Bob as one of their own. Update: 4 additional recording on Volume 2-3-4

398 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Lux Radio Westerns

17 Episodes
1 Volume

Westerns were popular on Lux because Westerns were a staple of Hollywood's Golden Age, and the Lux adaptations manage to capture the grandeur of the Western Landscape.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Susan Miller

7 Episodes
1 Volume

Petite and pretty Susan Miller found limited success in movies but became a foil for Rudy Vallée in the early 1940s.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

George W Bush Speeches

256 Episodes
2 Volume

Major events during George W Bush two term presidency include the terrorist attack on 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Update: 23 additional recordings

256 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Vacations

107 Episodes
3 Volume

Happy few days that you can get away from work or school and really enjoy life (and have more time to listen to OTR shows!)

107 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Screen Guild Theater

349 Episodes
6 Volume

This old time radio anthology featured drama and variety with top-name stars whose salaries from this show were donated to fund the Motion Picture Country Home. Update: 1 additional rare recordings on volume 6

349 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Weird Circle

78 Episodes
2 Volume

The Weird Circle presented 30 minute tales of horror, frequently inspired by classic horror or ghost stories. Update: Sound quality improvements

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Duffys Tavern

147 Episodes
3 Volume

"Elite meet to eat, Duffy ain't here, Archie the Manager speakin'..." this classic sitcom now with additional recordings. Update: 2 additional rare recordings on volume 1

147 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Presidential Farewells and Library

25 Episodes
1 Volume

All Presidential Administrations come to an end, that is the nature of American Democracy, this collection includes their goodbye speeches.

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hap Hazard

4 Episodes
1 Volume

A summer replacement for Fibber McGee and Molly, Hap Hazard throws bad puns around at a rate that would embarrass Fibber himself.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presidential Party Nominating Conventions

152 Episodes
3 Volume

The Nominating Conventions are an important part of the path to the White House and are a vibrant example of Representative Democracy in action.

152 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Airchecks of the 1960s

254 Episodes
4 Volume

includes classic real broadcasts and Airchecks from your favorite radio stations in the 1960s. The Airchecks were used in DJs resumes and by local radio stations for quality control. Update: 92 additional WIXY Jingles on Volume 4

254 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

John F Kennedy

411 Episodes
6 Volume

Extensive collection of presidential speeches, recordings, and assassination coverage + transcripts, images and documents! Update: 55 additional rare recordings including first recorded interview, DNC speeches, Candidacy announcement, Victory Speeches, Conferences , Assassination coverage and more

411 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Movietown Theater

57 Episodes
2 Volume

featured Hollywood stars and starlets in a variety of 30 minute shows. Tune in each week for a different genre from comedy to drama each with a unique twist. Update: 1 additional rare recording on volume 1

57 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Hollywood Theater of Stars

54 Episodes
2 Volume

One of Hollywood's most popular dramatic daytime old time radio shows sponsored by LaRosa's macaroni and noodles. Update: 1 additional recording

54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Pepper Youngs Family

93 Episodes
1 Volume

all-American gum-chewing boy Update: sound quality improvements

93 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

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

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

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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

210 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

210 5
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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