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December 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

George Shearing

5 Episodes
1 Volume

Starting out as a poor, "blind kid from Battersea", Sir George Shearing is one of the greatest Jazz pianists on either side of the Atlantic. Update: 1 additional rare recording

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Charlie Chan

58 Episodes
1 Volume

With requisite Chinese chords and stings from the organist we have several selections from the casebook of the Incomparable Charlie Chan, Detective, Philosopher, and Modern Chinese Sage. Update: 3 additional rare recordings

58 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Xavier Cugat

32 Episodes
1 Volume

A violin prodigy as a child, Xavier Cugat is credited with popularizing Latin American rhythms in the US big band scene. Update: 1 additional rare recording

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Women in Government and Politics

518 Episodes
11 Volume

Over the past century, women have really exploded onto the political landscape to set forth ideas that are more family friendly, meaning issues that are at the heart of what matters to the American family.

518 11
Add To Cart: $5.00

Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

39 Episodes
1 Volume

Swing music is all about having fun, and one of the ways that Swing musicians have fun was by making fun of the more serious classical music scene. Featuring Milton Cross, the normally serious announcer for the Metropolitan Opera. Update: sound upgrade and additional rare recording

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gisele Mackenzie

8 Episodes
1 Volume

Gisele MacKenzie got her big break in Show Business by showing up Jack Benny on the violin.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Eddie Fisher

129 Episodes
3 Volume

A heart-throb crooner who sang into the heart of women everywhere beginning with his big win on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. Update: 1 additional rare recording

129 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

National Barn Dance

12 Episodes
1 Volume

Broadcasting from Chicago, the WLS National Barn Dance was just as popular as Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry, bringing hillbilly music to country and city folk alike. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Eulogies

97 Episodes
1 Volume

When someone you know and love passes away, someone is tapped with the awesome task of eulogizing the deceased.  That person can be your sibling, your child, a dear family member or friend, and in some cases; the President of the United States

97 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Darkness and Nighttime

12 Episodes
1 Volume

Mankind's oldest fear is the darkness of night and the things that go bump therein!

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presidential Debates

84 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. Update: 14 additional recordings ranging from 1948-2020

84 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Rarities from the 1930s

82 Episodes
2 Volume

This unique compilation includes rare dramas, comedy, and unique radio broadcasts from the 1930's. Update: 3 additional rare recordings

82 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Jim Ameche

128 Episodes
2 Volume

Don's kid brother Jim Ameche was the first Jack Armstrong the All-American Boy and enjoyed a career nearly as successful as his big brother's.

128 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Kirk Douglas

11 Episodes
1 Volume

Typecast into film roles as tough-guy type, this collection contains episodes of his guest appearances on various old time radio shows. Update: 1 additional rare recording

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Navy Swings

20 Episodes
1 Volume

Jazz Greats Perform for Future US Navy and Navy Reservists! Update: 4 additional rare recordings

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Heartbeat Theater

85 Episodes
2 Volume

sponsored by the Salvation Army, gives dramatic accounts of regular people helping others through illness, tragedy, and heartbreak.Episodes illustrate problems can be solved with faith, optimism, and the help of good Samaritans. Update: 1 additional rare episode volume 2

85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

185 Episodes
4 Volume

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

185 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Ed Begley Sr

187 Episodes
4 Volume

After running away from home at the age of 11, Ed Begley found his way to Broadway and Radio, eventually winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

187 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Ginger Rogers

33 Episodes
1 Volume

Dancer, actress, and comedienne, Ginger Rogers graced screen, stage and radio in a career that spanned 50 years. Update: 8 additional rare recording and sound quality improvements

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Turn Back the Clock

72 Episodes
2 Volume

Thought to be one of the earliest programs to combine recorded music with spoken commentary with musical couple Andy and Virginia. Update: 3 additional recordings

72 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Carmen Miranda

34 Episodes
1 Volume

Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, “the Brazilian Bombshell” Carmen Miranda helped to popularize Latin music and dance with enormous fruit-laden hats in big budget musicals. Update: 1 additional rare recording

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Family Hour of Stars

7 Episodes
1 Volume

Billed the Prudential "Family" this old time radio series featured a rotating cast with Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck and many more. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Paul Robeson

59 Episodes
1 Volume

one of the first celebrated dramatic African-American actors in theater and film. This collection contains his apperance on Magic Key in 1936, an excerpt of his 1959 Othello Performance and a collection of his musical recordings from the 1930-40's. Update: 1 additional rare radio broadcast from 1943

59 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


November 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Dragnet

394 Episodes
8 Volume

The series covered crimes ranging from check fraud, petty theft, and bunko detail to more sensational topics like murder, drug abuse, and taboo topics such as sex crimes and child abduction and murder. With a semi-documentary style, realism would be the show's feature. Jack Webb began hanging out at police headquarters and riding with detective teams on house calls. Update: sound improvements volume 7

394 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Fibber McGee and Molly

1275 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: 12 additional rare recordings

1275 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Golden Door

4 Episodes
1 Volume

After the terrors of the Holocaust, some fortunate survivors were invited to enter "the Golden Door" to America, but joining this new Society was not always easy.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Worlds Fair

28 Episodes
1 Volume

A World's Fair is an opportunity for people of various nations to come together and display the best advancements their Countries have to offer. Update: 4 additional rare recordings from NY 1939 Worlds Fair

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mr President

156 Episodes
3 Volume

This old time radio series tells the untold tales the Commanders-in-chief's everyday life. In order to challenge the audience to guess his identity, the President's name was not revealed until the end of the show. Update: 3 additional recordings on volume 2-3 and sound improvements

156 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

That Brewster Boy

7 Episodes
1 Volume

Family old time radio sitcom featuring precocious son and the trouble he and his friends get into. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Federal Agent

11 Episodes
1 Volume

This old time radio series features dramatization stories of federal crime fighting from around the world including FBI, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, French Surete, and Scotland Yard. Update: sound quality improvements

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Front Page Drama

414 Episodes
5 Volume

Stories of the Weird and Wonderful made it to Front Page Drama to help sell Hearst Newspapers. The series drew its long running collection of interesting stories from the pages of The American Weekly magazine. Update: 5 additional recordings

414 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Authors Studio Vanity Fair

13 Episodes
1 Volume

Features a serialized version of William Makepeace Thackeray's "Vanity Fair".

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gracie for President

15 Episodes
1 Volume

Laugh along with Gracie Allen as she runs for the 1940 presidency under the "Surprise Party" ticket! Update: 1 additional recording

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


October 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Joseph McCarthy Audio Excerpts

51 Episodes
1 Volume

best known for his attempts to root out communist in the State Department, then the Army, then just about everywhere. McCarthy was eventually censured by the Senate for his zealous attacks. Update: 5 additional recordings

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Chevrolet Musical Moments

20 Episodes
1 Volume

Fifteen syndicated minutes of music with one thought in mind: "Get down to your Chevy Dealer!"

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big City Serenade

10 Episodes
1 Volume

During the early 1950s, NBC took advantage of this swelling of hometown pride with Big City Serenade. Update: additional recordings and sound upgrades

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presidential Before They Were Nominees

263 Episodes
7 Volume

Every four years, the United States holds a Presidential Election to elect a President and a Vice President to lead the nation.  For the most part, Americans like to elect leaders with a proven record for which they can run on. Update: 59 additional recordings

263 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Rare Adventure

58 Episodes
1 Volume

Pilots, adventurers, reporters, sea fayers and more make for tales of adventure and intrigue for all audiences. Update: 9 additional rare recordings

58 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

AFRS Sportsreel

14 Episodes
1 Volume

Hosted by Bill Stern and others, AFRS Sportsreel told some spectacular sports stories, although not all of them could be called truthful.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Downbeat

56 Episodes
1 Volume

AFRS WWII jazz program Downbeat had different performers come into the studio to play and comment on their records. Update: 1 additional rare recording

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presidential Party Nominating Conventions

360 Episodes
5 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. Update: 48 additional recordings

360 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Date with Judy

21 Episodes
1 Volume

A Date with Judy evolves around the life of Judy, a teenager who spends her day on the telephone, arranging, discussing, and lamenting the lack of dates. Update: 4 additional recordings

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Zero Hour

155 Episodes
3 Volume

Combining radio stars as Edgar Bergen, Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle with TV stars Geroge Maharis, Susan Oliver, and Patty Duke, Zero Hour is the hour to listen to. Update: 15 additional recordings

155 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Richard Boone

3 Episodes
1 Volume

Known as a "heavy" in Hollywood, Richard Boone was one of the nicest guys in Hollywood.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Lauritz Melchior

24 Episodes
1 Volume

This Danish-American opera tenor was best known for his performances of Wagner's works, but he also had a great sense of humor appearing with Fred Allen old time radio shows. Update: 6 additional rare recording and sound upgrades

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Key

32 Episodes
1 Volume

spooky stories features murder: murder of showgirls, murder of robbers, even murder of old men! Update: sound quality improvements

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Request Performance

8 Episodes
1 Volume

Enjoy the laughs and gags of the "Civilian Version" of Command Performance. Update: 1 additional rare recording

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Light Houses

36 Episodes
1 Volume

Lighthouse keepers faced the dangers of storm-lashed locations and the loneliness of near-total isolation.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Standard School Broadcast

15 Episodes
1 Volume

The Standard School Broadcast began airing in 1928 under the sponsorship of Standard Oil of California, making it one of the earliest educational radio programs.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

CBS Radio Mystery Theater

1400 Episodes
58 Volume

Created after the Golden Age of Radio, this popular and long-standing mystery radio program includes 1400 episodes. Update: massive sound upgrades

1400 58
Add To Cart: $250.00

Presidential Election 2000

31 Episodes
1 Volume

Perhaps one of the most historic and nail biting Elections in our history was not one from the 19th Century or the 20th Century. The most nail biting Election had to be that of the first Election of the 21st Century in 2000.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


September 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Dick Van Dyke

13 Episodes
1 Volume

In an attempt to recapture daytime listeners, ABC put together Flair, a variety and information program hosted by Dick Van Dyke.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Texas Rangers (Tales of the Texas Rangers)

91 Episodes
2 Volume

With the gritty police realism of Dragnet and the grown-up Western fusion of pragmatism and romance heard on Gunsmoke, The Tales of the Texas Rangers had everything it needed to be a hit. Update: sound quality improvements

91 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Hour of Charm

12 Episodes
1 Volume

features Phil Spitalny and His Hour of Charm All Girl Orchestra and Choir with Evelyn and "Her Magic Violin".Evelyn actually "magically" helped form the all-girl orchestra by auditioning over 1000 female performers.Twenty-two piece charming female musicians were members, all of whom played multiple instruments and sang in the choir. Update: 1 additional rare AFRS recording

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

New Life Movement

6 Episodes
1 Volume

A syndicated radio ministry of the Disciplined Order of Christ which was founded by Dr. Albert Edward Day.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Basic Music Library

190 Episodes
2 Volume

The music that the AFRS broadcast overseas was often better than the music they could have heard back home.

190 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

House of Mystery

5 Episodes
1 Volume

This radio series is a light mystery and suspense show that would be acceptable for some younger listeners sponsored by Post Toasties. Update: 1 additional rare episode and sound quality improvements

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Smilin Eds Buster Brown Gang

23 Episodes
1 Volume

Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang was a fun Saturday morning kids shoe with fanciful characters who reminded kids to remind their parents to buy Buster Brown Shoes. Update: 1 additional rare recording

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Life with Luigi

171 Episodes
4 Volume

Laugh while Luigi learns about life in his adopted country, while avoiding the plotting of a potential Father-in-law! Starring J. Carroll Naish, Hans Conried. and Alan Reed. Update: 1 additional AFRS recordings volume 4

171 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Hurricanes

13 Episodes
1 Volume

Tropical Cyclones, Typhoons, and Hurricanes are among the most powerful destructive forces in Nature

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Can You Top This

39 Episodes
1 Volume

Can You Top This? was a hilarious show where audience members sent in jokes and funny men "Senator Ed Ford", Harry Hershfield, and Joe Laurie Jr. tried to top them. Jokes could be sent in about any subject except religion, politics, or arson. Update: 3 additional rare recordings

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

King of the Royal Mounted Police

5 Episodes
1 Volume

As wild as the Wild West may have been, there was little to compare with the stark dangers up North in Canada.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Al Pearce Show

13 Episodes
1 Volume

Al Pearce and his Gang, is a comedy show that changed much through its run due to an unstable relationship with networks and sponsors. Al Pearce got his start in show business when he was working as a real door-to-door salesman. Update: 2 additional rare recording and minor sound upgrades

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Abe Burrows Show

9 Episodes
1 Volume

After a long career in radio writing and directing, Burrows took a break to perform songs he wrote at nightclubs. These songs became so popular that he was invited to start his own old time radio show. Update: 5 additional rare recordings

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Nonsense and Melody

23 Episodes
1 Volume

A fun variety program that was decidedly nautical bent, with the action taking place aboard the mythical SS Hysteria. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

June Foray

46 Episodes
1 Volume

Rather than having her face splashed across the screen and the tabloids, June capitalized on her voice talents to become "the cartoon queen". Update: 1 additional rare radio appearance

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Laraine Day

23 Episodes
1 Volume

A life-long member of the LDS Church, Laraine Day was an MGM beauty who later did baseball commentary with her then husband Leo "the Lip" Durocher.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

America Town Meeting of the Air

40 Episodes
2 Volume

Every week, the nation listened as experts debated issues from communism to social security to the type of music America wanted. Modeled after New England Town Hall Meetings, each show opened with a "town crier" clanging a bell and an active audience that would "boo" panelists. Update: 1 additional rare recordings on volume 2

40 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

125 Episodes
3 Volume

Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment. Update: 17 additional recordings

125 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Blind Terror

38 Episodes
1 Volume

Old Time Radio horror and mystery shows about blindness, losing one's vision, and people with visual impairment. Update: 4 additional recordings

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00


August 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Alan Young

68 Episodes
2 Volume

Actor, voice actor, comedian and radio personality, Alan Young interest in acting began young when he entered a monologue contest and won a $3 prize. Update: 1 additional rare broadcast appearance

68 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

VE Day Clips

14 Episodes
1 Volume

For the peoples living in the victorious nations it seemed as though it should be a time of celebration, Nazi Germany had declared their unconditional surrender to the forces of the Allied Powers. Update: 1 additional rare recording

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fibber McGee and Molly WWII

44 Episodes
1 Volume

The Battle of Wistful Vista may not have made the history books, but WWII was won as much on the Home Front as the Front Lines.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Weekly

9 Episodes
1 Volume

Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine! Update: 3 new episodes and sound upgrades

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Lurene Tuttle

601 Episodes
13 Volume

Her most memorable roles include Effie Perrine, Sam Spade's secretary, as Marjorie, The Great Gildersleeve's teenage niece as well as Suspense, Mystery House, Twelve Players, Theatre of Romance, Hollywood Star Time, Strange Wills, Maxwell House Coffee Time, Lights Out, Rogue's Gallery Update: 1 additional rare SAM SPADE recording previously thought lost on Volume 10

601 13
Add To Cart: $65.00

Howard Duff

228 Episodes
4 Volume

Best known for his role as "Sam Spade, Detective", Howard Duff had a long career in radio and film. Update: 1 additional rare SAM SPADE recording previously thought lost on Volume 4

228 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Dashiell Hammett

152 Episodes
4 Volume

Writer of the Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man, Hammett has an enduring reputation as the godfather of the hard-boiled detective genre and one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. Update: 1 additional rare SAM SPADE recording previously thought lost on Volume 3

152 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Sam Spade

79 Episodes
1 Volume

Created by Dashiell Hammett, Howard Duff appears in this action-packed old time radio show full of dames, wisecracks, adventure, and laughs. Update: 1 additional rare recordings previously thought lost

79 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cary Grant

39 Episodes
1 Volume

With a charm and sophistication that came as natural as his cleft chin and sparkling eyes, Cary Grant was a natural movie star who was just as talented in front of the radio microphone as he was the camera. Update: additional recording

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Children Shows

104 Episodes
1 Volume

Mom cried over the Soaps during the day and Dad would tune is some serious programming when he got home from work. But in the magic time between the end of the school day and supper-time, kids ruled the radio dial. If listening to Old Time Radio makes you feel like a kid again, you are going to love listening to these great Kids Shows. Update: 32 additional recordings from various children serials

104 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Liberace

7 Episodes
1 Volume

One of the most flamboyant and beloved characters in Showbiz, Liberace presented "classical music with the boring parts left out."

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

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

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


July 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

Blondie

42 Episodes
1 Volume

Blondie: Blondie and Dagwood charmed the world as a typical married couple on the screen radio, and especially the funny-pages. Update: 2 additional rare recordings

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Adventures of Ellery Queen

19 Episodes
1 Volume

A writer who solve mysteries as well as writing them, Ellery Queen brought forth the puzzles of crime fiction. 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

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

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

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: 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

Lone Ranger

2361 Episodes
48 Volume

"Who Was That Masked Man?" 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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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


April 2020

Title Popularity Ep. MP3 CDs

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

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. Update: sound quality improvements

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

415 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

415 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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. Father Coughlin stepped on a few toes when he expanded into calls for economic reform and political commentary. 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

Suspense

1011 Episodes
20 Volume

Billed as "Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills", Suspense offers the of the best of Old Time Radio. The series 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

338 Episodes
7 Volume

One of the Most Beloved Couples in Radio, George was the brains but Gracie was the Star. Update: 63 additional recordings and more than 100 sound upgrades

338 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

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

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

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

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. By creating a believable and realistic characters and situations like Fibber McGee and Molly from which it spun off from, The Great Gildersleeve became a treasure of Old Time Radio 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

Tap Dancing

14 Episodes
1 Volume

All dancers use their feet as a means of expression, but for tap dancers, the feet are musical instruments.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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