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December 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds

9 Episodes
1 Volume

She stumbled into show business after winning the Ms Burbank contest and had one of the longest careers in Hollywood.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Ray Milland

Ray Milland

61 Episodes
2 Volume

Ray Milland got his big break in The Jungle Princess with sarong-clad Dorothy Lamour and late became a screen legend in 1945’s Lost Weekend.

61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Ray Anthony Show

Ray Anthony Show

4 Episodes
1 Volume

A trumpet player who hailed from The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Ray Anthony Show was syndicated by the recruiting division of the Marine Corp Reserve.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lands Best Bands

Lands Best Bands

6 Episodes
1 Volume

Whether you were in the radar shack with your eyes glued to a 'scope or you were stuck in the galley peeling spuds for the entire cruise, there were more than enough romance and adventure to go around, the Recruiter just had to get the young men through the door.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

19 Episodes
1 Volume

These AFRS recordings came from famous clubs all over the nation including recordings by Xavier Cugat, Stan Kenton, Xavier CugatLouis Armstrong, Charlie Bennet, the Joe Richman Orchestra and others. Update: 10 additonal recordings

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Drama of the Courts

Drama of the Courts

17 Episodes
1 Volume

A well written courtroom procedural drama a la Perry Mason, Defense Attorney, Indictment, and A Life In Your Hands. Update: 2 additional recordings

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Living

Living

86 Episodes
2 Volume

Presented drama-documentaries on a variety of topics and was conceived as a conceived as a "radio mirror" for society. Update: 9 additional recordings

86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Hawaiian Fantasies

Hawaiian Fantasies

37 Episodes
1 Volume

Although Statehood was not granted until 1959, a vacation to beautiful Hawaii has long been part of the popular imagination.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hawaii Old Time Radio Shows

Hawaii Old Time Radio Shows

288 Episodes
7 Volume

Aloha! This collection includes old time radio shows from all genres from ting-ting steel guitar music to epic Hawaiian Adventure and detective stories to supernatural Tiki tales. Update: 37 additional recordings: Hawaiian Fantasies

288 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
Pearl Harbor News

Pearl Harbor News

27 Episodes
1 Volume

News of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 was spread around the globe due to the miracle of radio.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway

16 Episodes
1 Volume

Best known for his creative vocalizations or scatting and his catchphrase "hi-de-hi-de-ho."

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


November 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
OTRCAT SAMPLER 12

OTRCAT SAMPLER 12

107 Episodes
1 Volume

New sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including This is Paris, Something for the Girls, WWII PSA Annoucements, Jack Robinson, Streamlined Shakespeare and more.

107 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
From the Bookshelf of the World

From the Bookshelf of the World

8 Episodes
1 Volume

Although some of these boys would not have picked up a book themselves after they left high school, programs like From the Bookshelf of the World exposed them to some of the great stories in literature.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Computers and Electronic Brains

Computers and Electronic Brains

31 Episodes
1 Volume

By the end of the Golden Age of Radio, computers had begun to enter the popular imagination largely through the descriptions from Science Fiction.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Minstrel Shows

Minstrel Shows

538 Episodes
13 Volume

Minstrelsy is considered the first truly American form of entertainment, and as such provides the forms and traditions which would eventually form vaudeville and ultimately the Hollywood movies and TV shows which shape and inform the rest of the world's opinion of American culture.

538 13
Add To Cart: $65.00
Chesterfield Supper Club

Chesterfield Supper Club

23 Episodes
1 Volume

Chesterfield Supper Club is a splendid music and variety show, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes. Each night the host (Perry Como, Jo Stafford, or Peggy Lee) would perform live along with top name guest performers including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Eddie Fisher, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Nat King Cole, and more! Update: additional recordings

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Fun With Revuers

Fun With Revuers

6 Episodes
1 Volume

The show is fast moving and highly entertaining, moving from ensemble numbers to monologues to duets to sketches to solos and back to the ensemble.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Curtain Time

Curtain Time

69 Episodes
2 Volume

The radio really is a theater as the usher asks for your tickets on Curtain Time. Each night's play is a romantic story of Boy Meets Girl. Update: additional recordings

69 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors

Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors

89 Episodes
1 Volume

Order a cocktail and sit back under the swaying palms of The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub in Los Angeles and enjoy the music of Phil Harris before he met Jack. Update: 1 additional recording

89 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
If Freedom Failed

If Freedom Failed

52 Episodes
1 Volume

A well-produced example of Cold War propaganda, AFRTS was able to tap considerable acting talent including Gregory Peck, Raymond Burr, and Richard Whitmore. Update: additional recordings

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


October 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
Bachelors Children

Bachelors Children

8 Episodes
1 Volume

Hear the tales of the "Bachelor's Children," an award winning radio soap opera that ran for over a decade. Update: additional recordings

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hollywood Bowl Silver Jubilee Series

Hollywood Bowl Silver Jubilee Series

39 Episodes
2 Volume

The series makes for a grand introduction to classical symphonic music at the Hollywood Bowl - selections include the opera Carmen sung in English, featured soloists Isaac Stern, Dorothy Eustis, Roman Totenberg, and Percy Grainger, with selections from Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Cellini.

39 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Pickens Sisters

Pickens Sisters

5 Episodes
1 Volume

Just three little girls, Helen, Jane, and Patti from Macon, Georgia, who grew up singing together and they became the toast of Manhattan.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Gordon MacRae

Gordon MacRae

292 Episodes
9 Volume

This epic collection follows the man blessed with a golden voice, Gordon MacRae including The Railroad Hour, Texaco Star, Gulf Spray and his guest appearances on various shows. Update: additional Railroad Hour recordings

292 9
Add To Cart: $35.00
Railroad Hour

Railroad Hour

247 Episodes
6 Volume

Everybody aboard the Broadway and Hollywood musical series featuring Gordon MacRae and other major singing talents. Update: over 80 additional recordings

247 6
Add To Cart: $20.00
OTR Library

OTR Library

36 Episodes
1 Volume

Radio and libraries have always enjoyed a close relationship and have been used for locations in many radio shows.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Phillips Lord

Phillips Lord

169 Episodes
4 Volume

Phillips H. Lord got his start in radio by berating the station manager. He created the first independent radio producer with the creation of the character and show Seth Parker and later the FBI-approved show G-men retooled as the hit show Gangbusters.

169 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Polka Shows Collection

Polka Shows Collection

51 Episodes
1 Volume

Dancing a polka with your best girl is a celebration of life and living. Everyone can use more OmmPahPah in their life!

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Robert Frost

Robert Frost

2 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the most important and influential American literary figures of the twentieth century, Robert Frost gave voice to a rural New England at a time that America was becoming more urbanized.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Quiz Kids

Quiz Kids

139 Episodes
3 Volume

The Quiz Kids radio game show panel consisted of five extremely bright children giving entertaining answers--making the show was popular with adults and youngsters alike. Update: additional recordings

139 3
Add To Cart: $15.00


September 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
Vaccines and Plagues

Vaccines and Plagues

56 Episodes
1 Volume

Old time radio's take on plagues, vaccines, polio, and other illnesses featuring shows from all genres from comedy to drama to adventure. Update: 1 additional recording

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Burlesque

Burlesque

28 Episodes
1 Volume

Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Phonograph Album

Phonograph Album

30 Episodes
1 Volume

The Armed Forces Radio Service realized that the troops in the field would not be able to carry their album collection into the field, so they came up with the Phonograph Album program.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Mermaids

Mermaids

9 Episodes
1 Volume

Originally the product of seafarer's overactive and superstitious imaginations, mermaids are now an allegory for any time we associate a pretty girl with the water.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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. Update: additional recording

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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. Update: additional recording

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Mary Astor

Mary Astor

27 Episodes
1 Volume

As a teenager, she began her in the silent era and is best known for her role in The Maltese Falcon.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Titanic Recordings

Titanic Recordings

9 Episodes
1 Volume

Included episodes from Adventures in Research, The Cavalcade of America, and historic sound clips referring to the tragedy.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Gabriel Heatter

Gabriel Heatter

7 Episodes
1 Volume

Classic commentary from the optimistic newsman Gabriel Heatter, the broadcaster with the "good news tonight." Update: additional recording

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Modern Romances

Modern Romances

7 Episodes
1 Volume

Modern Romances was a pulp magazine that marketed to "good girls", the magazine featured articles on how to get a man and how to keep a man.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Korean AFRS Broadcasts

Korean AFRS Broadcasts

36 Episodes
1 Volume

When the Korean War broke out, AFRS had Army broadcasters working from the old American Embassy Hotel in Seoul and mobile units were attached to combat units and followed the action.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Clowns in OTR

Clowns in OTR

44 Episodes
1 Volume

This multi-genre collection includes clowns that make you laugh, clowns that make you cry, and clowns that make you scream.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery

58 Episodes
2 Volume

He was an actor, a pioneering director, an astute political operator, a naval warrior, and a labor organizer who was also an ardent anti-Communist.

58 2
Add To Cart: $10.00


August 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
Roland Young

Roland Young

27 Episodes
1 Volume

Roland Young worked on several broadcasts promoting his films, notably on Lux Radio Theater and MGM’s Good News series and was part of the company for The Dinah Shore Program during the 1943-44 season.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Arthur Treacher

Arthur Treacher

115 Episodes
3 Volume

Best known for his characterization of the butler Jeeves, created by P.G. Wodehouse, the butler in Shirley Temple films, and as a recurring character of Duffy's Tavern to "classy up the place."

115 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Story Behind the Song

Story Behind the Song

35 Episodes
1 Volume

Created in 1930 by Transco, this old time radio series dramatizes the origin stories of popular music. Update: additional recordings

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Kay Kyser (Kollege of Musical Knowledge)

Kay Kyser (Kollege of Musical Knowledge)

55 Episodes
2 Volume

The humorous Kollege of Musical Knowledge and 30+ guest appearances by bandleader and old professor himself, Kay Kyser. Update: additional recordings

55 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Arnold Moss

Arnold Moss

140 Episodes
4 Volume

He performed in on stage, movies, TV or radio often as a villain, a role he seemed to relish as a way to burn himself into the audience’s memory.

140 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Bill Ring Show

Bill Ring Show

55 Episodes
1 Volume

features hard driving steel guitar, and a classic version of country music that celebrates life. This is not "Cry in your Beer" country music! Update: additional recordings

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Alice Faye

Alice Faye

298 Episodes
8 Volume

She began her career as a singer and dancer in Vaudeville and later became the other half of Jazzman turned funny-man, Phil Harris. Update: additional recordings

298 8
Add To Cart: $30.00


July 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
Phil Baker

Phil Baker

30 Episodes
1 Volume

His earliest stage successes were in Boston area amateur shows, but he is best known on radio for hosting Take It Or Leave It, which eventually became The $64 Question. Guest Appearances by the Zany Baker and his Feisty Heckler! Update: additional recordings

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Nelson Eddy

Nelson Eddy

82 Episodes
3 Volume

Born into a musical family, Nelson Eddy had over 600 radio appearances in his career and made many musical films with Jeanette MacDonald.

82 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

5 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the greatest actors in American cinema, Marlon Brando was known for method acting and gripping realism that he brought to his performances.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Susan Peters

Susan Peters

10 Episodes
1 Volume

After an hunting accident that left her wheelchair bound, Susan Peters found more work on radio than in film.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Fred Stone

Fred Stone

2 Episodes
1 Volume

Born in 1873, he began appearing in circuses and minstrel shows as an acrobat and tightrope walker and later he worked on the stage version of The Wizard of Oz.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Search

Search

16 Episodes
1 Volume

A faith based radio show produced by The Navy Chaplain Corp to help Armed Service Members find the right church of their choice and finding strength within.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Jack Berch

Jack Berch

6 Episodes
1 Volume

A daytime alternative to soap operas, The Jack Berch Show offered light hearted variety and music for housewives.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Phil Harris and Alice Faye

Phil Harris and Alice Faye

251 Episodes
6 Volume

Laughs abound in this old time radio variety show feature jive-talking hipster bandleader, Phil Harris, and his glamorous and talented movie star wife, Alice Faye. Update: sound quality improvements

251 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
Inside Track

Inside Track

5 Episodes
1 Volume

Hessler interviewed coaches, managers, ball players, scouts, and individual athletes about trends in their sports and what it takes to be great in each competition.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Remember

Remember

7 Episodes
1 Volume

The Remember program began in 1946 with film star Robert Young sitting down with a stack of records from a certain year and playing them while sharing stories from the selected year.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Ira Cook Show

Ira Cook Show

24 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the AFRTS most popular DJs was Ira Cook whose personality comes shining through in every one of his recorded broadcasts; he is a white collared, narrow tie-wearing square, but he had an appreciation for popular music

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Faultless Starch Time

Faultless Starch Time

6 Episodes
1 Volume

The quarter-hour program featured traditional and Country songs by Bob Atcher and the Hometowners with comic patter between Atcher and Mary Jane Johnson (who also sang).

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard

14 Episodes
1 Volume

Best known for his role in Gone with the Wind, Leslie Howard joined the war effort and used his talents for the allied forces. Update: additional recordings

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Scout About Town

Scout About Town

11 Episodes
1 Volume

Hosted by Broadway Producer Hunt Stromberg Jr., he had a eye for talent and showcased who he found on the New York Nightclub Scene.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Martha Raye

Martha Raye

36 Episodes
1 Volume

She began her entertainment career at the age of three, she later became a popular guest on variety show and on the nightclub circuit.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Radio Fillers

Radio Fillers

92 Episodes
1 Volume

Fifteen minute sample tastes of Hollywood's greats pictures by playing some of the movie's soundtrack and interview stars.

92 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hollywood Spotlight

Hollywood Spotlight

16 Episodes
1 Volume

Syndicated musical variety program with comedy skits and famous guest appearances.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Loretta Young

Loretta Young

69 Episodes
2 Volume

Loretta’s career began as a child actress during the Silent Picture era and remained strong until the Fifties when she left film to make a strong presence in television. Update: additional recordings

69 2
Add To Cart: $10.00


June 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
News Recordings 1943

News Recordings 1943

219 Episodes
2 Volume

WWII was in full force with many casualties on both sides, Americans clung to their radios for news about the war. Edward R. Murrow joined an American bomber crew on a raid over Berlin to bravely report from the warfront. Update: additional recordings

219 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Skippy Hollywood Theater

Skippy Hollywood Theater

34 Episodes
1 Volume

Popular and Fun Broadcast-one of the First to Use Prerecorded Programs! Update: additional recordings

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
News Recordings 1942

News Recordings 1942

131 Episodes
2 Volume

Important historic events from the year 1942, when the Americans entered WWII and the stories of the war were heard by millions of Americans. Update: 1 additional recording

131 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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. Update: additional recordings

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
War Telescope

War Telescope

38 Episodes
1 Volume

Transport yourself back to the mid-1940s when everyone gathered around the radio for weekly news about the war from reporter Elmer Peterson and War Telescope. Update: 1 additional recording

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Mandel Kramer

Mandel Kramer

284 Episodes
7 Volume

A long-time member of the New York “Radio Row” players, Mandel Kramer may be best known among OTR fans as the last actor to play Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

284 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

14 Episodes
1 Volume

Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, Oscar Wilde's works were performed on a wild variety of radio shows.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Thirty Minutes in Hollywood

Thirty Minutes in Hollywood

29 Episodes
1 Volume

Host funny-man and talented vocalist George Jessel leads a variety show with a sparkling cast of Hollywood stars. Update: additional recordings

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Les Tremayne

Les Tremayne

103 Episodes
3 Volume

Beginning in 1931 he played "heavies" on a number of local melodramas, but in 1934 he was allowed to stretch his talents as the leading man in The Romance of Helen Trent.

103 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Lizabeth Scott

Lizabeth Scott

17 Episodes
1 Volume

She was said to have “the most beautiful face of film noir” during the 1940s and 1950s” and some gave her the title as the Queen of Noir.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
John Dehner

John Dehner

407 Episodes
7 Volume

The famous voice behind the bad guy on Gunsmoke and the good guy, Paladin, on Have Gun, Will Travel, and various guys on Suspense, John Dehner appeared in some of the greatest radio shows of yesteryear. Update: added Have Gun Will Travel (volume 6 and 7)

407 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
Treasury Salute

Treasury Salute

22 Episodes
1 Volume

The US Treasury Department was able to fund America’s contribution to the Second World War chiefly through the sales of War Bond. Treasury Salutes was a public service program which highlights other contributions to the War Effort. Update: additional recordings

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
First Nighter

First Nighter

32 Episodes
1 Volume

All of the glory and grandeur of a Broadway premier brought to your radio on First Nighter, starring "radio's first sex symbol", Don Ameche. Update: additional recordings

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Streamlined Shakespeare

Streamlined Shakespeare

6 Episodes
1 Volume

A summer replacement series that signed the most famous Shakespearean alive actor of the time, John Barrymore.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


May 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

100 Episodes
3 Volume

Jerry was noted for the hijinks and insanity of his stage act with Dean Martin with the match-up or the Clown and the Crooner

100 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Sleep No More

Sleep No More

19 Episodes
1 Volume

Performed by a single actor reading a story instead of a full cast, the selections are scary enough to ensure that you will Sleep No More. Update: sound upgrades

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Barton Yarborough

Barton Yarborough

278 Episodes
6 Volume

When living in Los Angeles, Barton Yarborough became a steady player among the community of "Radio Row" actors and soon landed the role as Ben Romero on Dragnet.

278 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
Art Linkletter

Art Linkletter

51 Episodes
1 Volume

His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend. Update: additional PAF recordings

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Fred Niblo Jr

Fred Niblo Jr

9 Episodes
1 Volume

He came from vaudevillian roots, and worked in screenwriting in Hollywood following in his father's footprints.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Dark Venture

Dark Venture

16 Episodes
1 Volume

A psychological thriller old time radio show that keeps you at the end of your seat. Update: sound upgrades and additional recording

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Eric Linden

Eric Linden

2 Episodes
1 Volume

The handsome actor worked in more than thirty films in the 1930s with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Aldrich Family Christmas

Aldrich Family Christmas

13 Episodes
1 Volume

Yuletide greetings from the home of Henry "Henreeee" Aldrich as his family celebrates Christmas.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Jack Kirkwood

Jack Kirkwood

69 Episodes
1 Volume

was well known for his repeated role on The Bob Hope Show. Some call Jack Kirkwood Bob Hope's second banana, but in actuality Hope often played the straight man to Kirkwood's hijinks. This extensive compilation contains The Jack Kirkwood Show, many of his guest appearances, and a rare recording of At Home with The Kirkwoods. Update: additional recordings

69 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Walter Tetley

Walter Tetley

701 Episodes
15 Volume

He used his "smart-aleck kid" persona for the duration of his career giving zingers to the biggest names in radio most notably as Leroy in The Great Gildersleeve and the nervy grocery boy Julius on The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show.

701 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
Larry Dobkin

Larry Dobkin

746 Episodes
15 Volume

He worked in a number of radio shows but seemed to shine is Western Radio like Fort Laramie, Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, Frontier Gentleman, and Have Gun – Will Travel.

746 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells

31 Episodes
1 Volume

The stories of H.G. Wells approach the future from a slightly different angle, Wells wrote less about wondrous devices and more about the future of people.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Harold Peary

Harold Peary

523 Episodes
11 Volume

Best known as The Great Gildersleeve, Harold Peary kept Americans laughing with the Fibber McGee and Molly spin-off.

523 11
Add To Cart: $55.00
Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna

126 Episodes
3 Volume

Jerry Colonna won his greatest fame as Bob Hope's sidekick, but he was an accomplished comic on his own.

126 3
Add To Cart: $15.00


April 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
Our Nations Heritage

Our Nations Heritage

39 Episodes
1 Volume

Award winning music education radio show, presenting not only performances but discussions of musical theory as well as introducing both classical and popular music forms such as Jazz and folk.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Willard Waterman

Willard Waterman

273 Episodes
7 Volume

A veritable jack of all trades on the radio, Willard Waterman starred in The Whistler, The Lux Radio Theater, and Amos And Andy, later he starred as the leading role The Great Gildersleeve after Harold Peary left the program.

273 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
Living Fiction

Living Fiction

16 Episodes
1 Volume

A multi-departmental effort by Northwestern University to create an educational radio show featuring great fiction.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley

50 Episodes
1 Volume

His distinctive white beard was "his trademark" and he is best known for his role in The Man Who Came to Dinner.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Sunway Vitamins Program (Buddy Starcher)

Sunway Vitamins Program (Buddy Starcher)

10 Episodes
1 Volume

Buddy Starcher – Sunway Vitamins Program: Start your day with a healthy vitamin supplement and a healthy dose of hillbilly music from the Buddy Starcher - Sunway Vitamin Program.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

24 Episodes
1 Volume

Peck was best known for his Academy Award winning portrayal of lawyer Atticus Finch in the film "To Kill a Mocking Bird" -- this collection includes all known appearances of Peck in the radio airwaves. Update: additional recording

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Howard Miller Show

Howard Miller Show

225 Episodes
3 Volume

One of the first "disc jockeys", Miller's music selections were popular but it was his fun and easy patter between records which kept listeners engaged. The "drive-time radio" DJ had a popular national daily show just after Arthur Godfrey went off the air.

225 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
NBC Short Story

NBC Short Story

20 Episodes
1 Volume

NBC Short Story found a literary form that was ideal for a half-hour radio broadcast, and used stories by Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck and others. Update: sound upgrades

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Just Entertainment

Just Entertainment

150 Episodes
2 Volume

Originally hosted by Gene Autry, his sidekick Pat Buttram took the reins of this fun variety program. A fountain of country wit and humor, Just Entertainment was the perfect companion to a refreshing stick of chewing gum.

150 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Frances Farmer

Frances Farmer

4 Episodes
1 Volume

A feisty leading lady who's career was cut short due to the politics of the studio system and her personal shortcomings.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Meet Millie

Meet Millie

15 Episodes
1 Volume

Popular with the audiences, Meet Millie features a single gal trying to make her way while living with her mom. Update: 3 additional recordings

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Fernando Lamas

Fernando Lamas

2 Episodes
1 Volume

Fernando Lamas was originally from Argentina but came to America to become a "Latin Lover" star of stage, screen, and radio and winning the hearts of America's starlets.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Telephone Hour (Music From America)

Telephone Hour (Music From America)

13 Episodes
1 Volume

The Best of Classical and Broadway Music, presented by Ma Bell. Update: additional recordings

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
News Recordings 1939

News Recordings 1939

98 Episodes
1 Volume

New headlines were dominated by the news Europe from the Spanish Civil War to the Blitzkrieg of Poland. Update: additional Edward R Murrow recordings

98 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Drama International

Drama International

28 Episodes
1 Volume

South Africa Broadcasts were originally in English and Afrikaans, but by 1940 Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho and Tswana had been added

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Frank Capra

Frank Capra

11 Episodes
1 Volume

He has been called a quintessentially American movie director of the 1930s and 1940s.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
David Torrence

David Torrence

2 Episodes
1 Volume

Silent films star David Torrence began his film career at the age of 50 after leaving his native Scotland to become a cowboy in California.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Paul Frees

Paul Frees

347 Episodes
7 Volume

"The man with 1,000 voices" appeared in a multitude of old time radio series and later memorable TV appearances. Update: additional recordings

347 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
Player

Player

15 Episodes
1 Volume

Featuring "the One Man Theater" - voice actor extraordinaire, Paul Frees. Update: 11 additional recordings

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


March 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
Pennsylvania Keystone of Democracy

Pennsylvania Keystone of Democracy

24 Episodes
1 Volume

The Pennsylvania Historical Commission, with the cooperation of the State Council of Defense, began broadcasting a series of dramatizations of important events from Pennsylvania history in the 1940s.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
New Orleans Jazz Band

New Orleans Jazz Band

7 Episodes
1 Volume

AFRS jazz broadcasts featuring New Orleans jazz for military personnel abroad. Update: additional recordings

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Ways of Mankind

Ways of Mankind

5 Episodes
1 Volume

Explore the various facets of cultures and explains not only how they differ, but how they are fundamentally the same in many ways.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Your Symphony Scrapbook

Your Symphony Scrapbook

30 Episodes
1 Volume

Fascinating discussions with symphony musicians about their instrument, how it fits in the Symphony, and the musician's personal and professional background.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
This is the Story

This is the Story

47 Episodes
1 Volume

This old time radio show takes a fascinating in depth look into unknown tidbits about people and events that shaped our culture, history, and world.

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
World In Music (Vincent Price)

World In Music (Vincent Price)

9 Episodes
1 Volume

Music from around the world so everyone in AFRS heard something that they like, Vincent Price served as host through part of the show's run.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Brian Donlevy

Brian Donlevy

145 Episodes
4 Volume

A natural to be cast as the “heavy”, tough-guy roles Donlevy appeared on radio in support of his films on movie.

145 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Mirth Parade

Mirth Parade

26 Episodes
1 Volume

A fun variety show in the vein of The Jack Benny Program, with a variety of themes and music all within a quarter hour.

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Gene Lockhart

Gene Lockhart

53 Episodes
2 Volume

Performer, songwriter, singer, and playwright, Gene Lockhart Abroad with the Lockharts

53 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Somebody Knows

Somebody Knows

10 Episodes
1 Volume

Summer replacement series for Suspense with the premise was that there are no perfect crimes, that someone, somewhere, could have the one missing clue.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Shell Chateau

Shell Chateau

25 Episodes
1 Volume

Hosted by Al Jolson, Shell Chateau featured big name guest stars like Boris Karloff, Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, Wallace Beery, Cab Calloway, Henry Fonda, Sonja Henie and many others.

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Virginia OBrien

Virginia OBrien

18 Episodes
1 Volume

A popular American actress, singer, and radio personality described as "both a hot dish and a dead pan at the same time": Virginia O'Brien AKA "Frozen Face" was best known for her comedic roles with a deadpan delivery in 1940s musicals.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Sunday Down South

Sunday Down South

10 Episodes
1 Volume

Featured "genteel Dixieana" with an evangelical effort, Bible verses were often recited between the musical numbers. Just the thing to listen to on the front porch with the smells of Sunday dinner wafting through the windows...

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Philip K Dick

Philip K Dick

4 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the most creative minds in Science Fiction Writing, Philip K. Dick had his works adapted to radio.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hootnavy

Hootnavy

5 Episodes
1 Volume

A Hoot'Navy is a Hootenanny that has "gone to sea" to recruit Navy sailors which featured the music of Cliffie Stone, Rex Allen, Miriam Hall and The Sons of the Pioneers.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
This is Paris

This is Paris

12 Episodes
1 Volume

French Broadcasting System, the RTF or Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise, wanted to put together a program for American audiences to attract American tourist dollars and post-WWII sympathies

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke

7 Episodes
1 Volume

British born journalist, his observations of American life and culture were beloved by millions.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Pipes of Scotland

Pipes of Scotland

4 Episodes
1 Volume

Elements which make the music of the bagpipes unique include the drones; pipes which are not fingered but whose reeds are tuned to harmonize with the melody pipe or chanter.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
PET Milk Show

PET Milk Show

3 Episodes
1 Volume

Hosted by Vic Damone's hero, Frank Sinatra, said that Vic had “the best pipes in the business” promoting evaporated milk “tin cows” of the Helvetia and Pet Milk Company.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


February 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
WPA Concerts

WPA Concerts

31 Episodes
1 Volume

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by executive order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 6, 1935. The WPA was a work relief program that provided jobs for many individuals who had become unemployed during the Depression.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Music in Miniature

Music in Miniature

3 Episodes
1 Volume

A half hour of continuous music from the London Studios, Daphne Oram and Basil Douglas put the program together with no announcements.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hollywood Bombshells

Hollywood Bombshells

803 Episodes
36 Volume

Sexiest sirens ever to grace the small screen, big screen, and radio let us heat up those Winter Nights with the Hottest Vintage Hollywood Bombshells.

803 36
Add To Cart: $160.00
John Charles Thomas Show

John Charles Thomas Show

36 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the greatest baritones of the 20th century, The John Charles Thomas Show was a heaping smorgasbord of musical talents and delights.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hanoi Hannah Excerpts

Hanoi Hannah Excerpts

4 Episodes
1 Volume

During the Vietnam War, Hanoi Hannah played progressive rock n roll music mixed with North Vietnamese propaganda.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Are You a Genius

Are You a Genius

8 Episodes
1 Volume

Are You a Genius? is a fun and entertaining old time radio quiz show that highlights the many voice talents of Mel Blanc.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences

17 Episodes
1 Volume

Ralph Edwards hosts the riotous game show where answers were tough, and the consequence for an incorrect answer were even tougher and funnier!

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Bob Wills Round Up

Bob Wills Round Up

32 Episodes
1 Volume

Known as "the King of Western Swing", Wills was born on his daddy's cotton farm in east Texas.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Uncle Ezra

Uncle Ezra

10 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the most popular on-air country-western charters was a philosophical corn-pone named Uncle Ezra created by Patrick Barrett.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Tall Tales

Tall Tales

30 Episodes
1 Volume

Features a narrator, a folk singer, a "yarn spinner", and actors to present stories from the history of Tennessee.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Gold Coast Rhythm

Gold Coast Rhythm

7 Episodes
1 Volume

A quarter hour play or sketch that Sexton built around a seemingly normal situation with just a dash of the ridiculous.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Bob Elson Interviews

Bob Elson Interviews

107 Episodes
2 Volume

primarily known as a sports announcer, a large portion of his career was spent simply interviewing famous people.

107 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
David Rose

David Rose

239 Episodes
8 Volume

Composer David Rose had his own show called California Melodies and his song "The Stripper" reached the top of Billboard's top 100.

239 8
Add To Cart: $55.00
Country Style USA

Country Style USA

82 Episodes
1 Volume

Announced by Cecil Daniels, the show features some of the best country and folk music of the era and was a United States Army syndication created for army recruitment.

82 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
This is Jazz

This is Jazz

18 Episodes
1 Volume

Hosted by Jazz critic Rudi Blesh, This is Jazz had guests including Louis Armstrong, Leadbelly, Sidney Bechet, Bertha Chippie Hill, Canada Lee, Blue Lou Lee, and Mama Alberta Price.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


January 2016

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs
Transatlantic Call People to People

Transatlantic Call People to People

19 Episodes
1 Volume

WWII program geared to bridge the gap between the pond and forge a strong relationship between the people of Great Britain and the United States.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Two Thousand Plus (2000PLUS)

Two Thousand Plus (2000PLUS)

16 Episodes
1 Volume

Since Y2K, we know what it is like to live in the years 2000+, but in 1950-1952, this pioneering Sci Fi program on Mutual explored the fantastic future we all dreamed about. So where in your personal robot and jet-pack?

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

5 Episodes
1 Volume

She became a household name playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, Vivien Leigh was one of the brightest stars in classic Hollywood.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake

15 Episodes
1 Volume

With her trademark peek-a-boo hairstyle and 4 feet 11 inch frame, Veronica Lake paired with Alan Ladd in seven movies.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lana Turner

Lana Turner

26 Episodes
1 Volume

Her career began as a Hollywood fairy tale when a reporter found her sipping a Coke in a soda shop, bombshell Lana Turner would overcome personal tragedy and scandal to become one of the grand ladies of Hollywood.

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Jean Peters

Jean Peters

6 Episodes
1 Volume

Green-eyed beauty was a rising star in the 1950s, she was typecast as "sexy spitfire."

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

4 Episodes
1 Volume

Known for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock films, Grace Kelly later married Prince Rainier III and became Princess of Monaco.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

6 Episodes
1 Volume

An American, platinum-blond film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s, Jean Harlow is known as the first Hollywood bombshell.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney

24 Episodes
1 Volume

An American film and stage actress, she was known for her stunning beauty and later as a leading lady.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

11 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the most popular stars in classic films, all eyes were on her violet eyes through her lucrative career in show business.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Adolphe Menjou

Adolphe Menjou

52 Episodes
2 Volume

Known as a suave and debonair ladies man, Adolphe Menjou's career spanned both silent films and talkies.

52 2
Add To Cart: $5.00