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features shows that have been hidden is someone's closet for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.

42 old time radio show recordings
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Old Time RadioThis Random Rarity collection features shows that have been hidden is archives for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.

Some of the rarities are network products which may not have found a sponsor, others had corporate backing, but the other episodes from the series are simply lost. We have a few entertaining dramas that were obviously a work of love for their actors and producers, but any information about the show is simply guess and conjecture.

They are a lot of fun for those listening sessions when you are not really sure what you are in the mood for.

  • Adventures of Admiral Byrd, While in the Antarctic, Byrd's men received messages from home over a radio broadcast called The Mailbag. This sets up an interesting practical joke.
  • Allen Prescott Show, local talk show in NY starring Allen Prescott from June 1946.
  • American Forum of the Air, A weekly panel discussion from the Mutual Network featuring experts in the issues of the day.
  • Big City Serenade, 1951, NBC sustaining salute to various cities, mostly in the US, but Mexico City, Quebec, Havana, and Rio de Janeiro are featured later in the series. The salute includes historical facts along with music.
  • Campana Serenade, 1943, Dick Powell sings and hosts this Saturday music program advertising Campana make-up.
  • Campbell's Short Short Story, On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon there were complete short story dramas for Campbell's Tomato Juice.
  • Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers, 1951, any 9 piece band with three accordion players is bound to be interesting! Billed as a country/novelty band, the group first came together at Indiana Central University in 1938. The band joined the Navy during the war and was assigned to the Entertainment Division, singing for the Sailors in the Pacific Theater.Cass Daley
  • Carolyn Day, Detective, six short audition episodes for a soap opera about a girl whose father has left her a detective agency.
  • Case History 493, The Purple Planet. SciFi story about a Space Liner pilot who has suffered a nervous breakdown.
  • The Cases of Mr. Ace, 1947, Eddie Ace is a private detective who tells the stories of his cases to a lady psychoanalyst who is writing a book about the "criminal mind".
  • Cass Daley Show, 1950, Situation comedy with music and comic actress/singer Cass Daley.
  • Cats n' Jammers, 1941, Boogie Woogie Jazz with Erskine Butterfield.
  • Cavalcade of 1948, The 10 biggest headlines of 1948, selected by the editors of the United Press.
  • Cavalcade of Hits, summer replacement series for Your Hit Parade.
  • Chamber of Horrors- The Wax Works, William Conrad narrates this gruesome tale of a journalist challenged to spend the night in The Murderer's Den of the Wax Museum.
  • Cities Services- Highways in Melody, Aug 10, 1945, Paul LaValle presents his usual musical magic. This broadcast is significant because it was broadcast the day after the second atomic bomb was dropped. The program is buoyed by news of a 'false VJ Day'. Hostilities would officially cease on Aug 14.
  • The City-Airport, the CBS Sustaining program is "an impression for radio", poetic interpretations of The City's arrivals and departures.
  • Cloud Nine, 1950, a fantasy of time and space travel. The hero meets a man in a bar who takes him to Cloud Nine, and Cloud Nine takes him to his dreams.
  • Club 930, November 1949, Recorded popular music from Los Angeles sponsored by a mail order toy company.
  • CoStar, famous short scenes from theater, Don Ameche plays one part, allowing the listener to fill in the lines for the other.
  • Eden Shamboo Sorority Dance, like Sunday Serenade, features soft dance tunes for a pleasant listening experience. You are at a co-ed's dance party, "nice looking youngsters, aren't they? And lots of energy. Freddy MartinWould they mind if we dance? Not at all, the monre the merrier with them." Freddie Martin's band keeps the beat and the co-ed shoes spinning on the floor. What do co-eds talk about? Between music sets, we'll listen in their conversation on the dramas of hair washing and the magic of Eden Liquid-Dry hair shampoo. Using Eden, looks like she just went to the salon for a finger wave. Excuse the co-ed, her "big football man" is looking for her followed by the song, "You've got to be a football hero to get with a beautiful girl."
  • Life History Plays, a series of biographical plays presenting the lives of Great Americans.
  • Radio Guild, 1939-1940, a series of dramatic plays adapted for radio on the Blue Network.

See also Random Rarities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

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    total playtime 12 hours, 12 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 12 hours 12 minutes
      1. Adventures Of Admiral Byrd Mail Coming.mp3
      2. Allen Prescott Show 460621 What To Do This Weekend.mp3
      3. American Forum Of The Air 481228 Economic Forcast 1949.mp3
      4. Big City Serenade 510500 Salute To Boston.mp3
      5. Campana Serenade 430904 Dick Powell Only Show.mp3
      6. Campbells Short Short Story40.05.03success Story.mp3
      7. Capt Stubby Buccaneers 01 Button Up Your Overcoat.mp3
      8. Capt Stubby Buccaneers 02 Letsmile Be Your Umbrella.mp3
      9. Capt Stubby Buccaneers 03 Wiffenpoof Song.mp3
      10. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 1.mp3
      11. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 2.mp3
      12. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 3.mp3
      13. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 4.mp3
      14. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 5.mp3
      15. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 6.mp3
      16. Case History 493 The Purple Planet.mp3
      17. Cases Of Mr Ace 470625 Man Named Judas.mp3
      18. Cases Of Mr Ace Key Toboobie Trap.mp3
      19. Cases Of Mr Ace Watch Music Box 2o2.mp3
      20. Cass Daley Show 1950 Guest Basil Rathbone.mp3
      21. Cats And Jammers 410511 Lena Horne Erskine Butterfield.mp3
      22. Cavalcade Of 1948.mp3
      23. Cavelcade Of Hits 470419 Last Show Summer Repl.mp3
      24. Chamber Of Horrors The Waxwork .mp3
      25. Cities Service 450810.mp3
      26. City Airport 470629 Audition.mp3
      27. Cloud Nine 500314 Paris.mp3
      28. Club 930 491115 Merl Ross As Dj.mp3
      29. Club 930 491124 Thanksgiving Show.mp3
      30. Costar 01 Piazza San Marco.mp3
      31. Costar 02 The Importance Of Being .mp3
      32. Costar 03 Press Room.mp3
      33. Costar 04 Like We Always Do.mp3
      34. Costar 05 The Taming Of The Shrew.mp3
      35. Costar 06 Man Inhurry.mp3
      36. Edens Shampoo 330300 Sorority Dance W Freddie Martin.mp3
      37. Life History Plays Benjamin Franklin.mp3
      38. Life History Plays Buffalo Bill.mp3
      39. Life History Plays General Us Grant.mp3
      40. Life History Plays Mark Twain.mp3
      41. Radio Guild 390514 The Man Who Was Tomorrow.mp3
      42. Radio Guild 400413 The Ineffable Essence Of Nothing.mp3
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    42 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 12 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 12 hours 12 minutes
      1. Adventures Of Admiral Byrd Mail Coming.mp3
      2. Allen Prescott Show 460621 What To Do This Weekend.mp3
      3. American Forum Of The Air 481228 Economic Forcast 1949.mp3
      4. Big City Serenade 510500 Salute To Boston.mp3
      5. Campana Serenade 430904 Dick Powell Only Show.mp3
      6. Campbells Short Short Story40.05.03success Story.mp3
      7. Capt Stubby Buccaneers 01 Button Up Your Overcoat.mp3
      8. Capt Stubby Buccaneers 02 Letsmile Be Your Umbrella.mp3
      9. Capt Stubby Buccaneers 03 Wiffenpoof Song.mp3
      10. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 1.mp3
      11. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 2.mp3
      12. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 3.mp3
      13. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 4.mp3
      14. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 5.mp3
      15. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 6.mp3
      16. Case History 493 The Purple Planet.mp3
      17. Cases Of Mr Ace 470625 Man Named Judas.mp3
      18. Cases Of Mr Ace Key Toboobie Trap.mp3
      19. Cases Of Mr Ace Watch Music Box 2o2.mp3
      20. Cass Daley Show 1950 Guest Basil Rathbone.mp3
      21. Cats And Jammers 410511 Lena Horne Erskine Butterfield.mp3
      22. Cavalcade Of 1948.mp3
      23. Cavelcade Of Hits 470419 Last Show Summer Repl.mp3
      24. Chamber Of Horrors The Waxwork .mp3
      25. Cities Service 450810.mp3
      26. City Airport 470629 Audition.mp3
      27. Cloud Nine 500314 Paris.mp3
      28. Club 930 491115 Merl Ross As Dj.mp3
      29. Club 930 491124 Thanksgiving Show.mp3
      30. Costar 01 Piazza San Marco.mp3
      31. Costar 02 The Importance Of Being .mp3
      32. Costar 03 Press Room.mp3
      33. Costar 04 Like We Always Do.mp3
      34. Costar 05 The Taming Of The Shrew.mp3
      35. Costar 06 Man Inhurry.mp3
      36. Edens Shampoo 330300 Sorority Dance W Freddie Martin.mp3
      37. Life History Plays Benjamin Franklin.mp3
      38. Life History Plays Buffalo Bill.mp3
      39. Life History Plays General Us Grant.mp3
      40. Life History Plays Mark Twain.mp3
      41. Radio Guild 390514 The Man Who Was Tomorrow.mp3
      42. Radio Guild 400413 The Ineffable Essence Of Nothing.mp3
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    42 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 12 min

    Disc A001

    1. Adventures Of Admiral Byrd Mail Coming
    2. Campbells Short Short Story40.05.03success Story
    3. Capt Stubby Buccaneers 01 Button Up Your Overcoat
    4. Capt Stubby Buccaneers 02 Letsmile Be Your Umbrella
    5. Capt Stubby Buccaneers 03 Wiffenpoof Song

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    Disc A002

    1. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 1
    2. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 2
    3. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 3
    4. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 4
    5. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 5
    6. Carolyn Day Detective Audition 6
    7. Case History 493 The Purple Planet

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    Disc A003

    1. Cases Of Mr Ace Key Toboobie Trap
    2. Cases Of Mr Ace Watch Music Box 2o2
    3. Cass Daley Show 1950 Guest Basil Rathbone

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    Disc A004

    1. Cavalcade Of 1948
    2. Chamber Of Horrors The Waxwork
    3. Costar 01 Piazza San Marco
    4. Costar 02 The Importance Of Being
    5. Costar 03 Press Room

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    Disc A005

    1. Costar 04 Like We Always Do
    2. Costar 05 The Taming Of The Shrew
    3. Costar 06 Man Inhurry
    4. Life History Plays Benjamin Franklin
    5. Life History Plays Buffalo Bill
    6. Life History Plays General Us Grant
    7. Life History Plays Mark Twain

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    Disc A006

    1. Edens Shampoo 330300 Sorority Dance W Freddie Martin
    2. Radio Guild 390514 The Man Who Was Tomorrow

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    Disc A007

    1. Radio Guild 400413 The Ineffable Essence Of Nothing
    2. Cats And Jammers 410511 Lena Horne Erskine Butterfield

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    Disc A008

    1. Campana Serenade 430904 Dick Powell Only Show
    2. Cities Service 450810

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    Disc A009

    1. Allen Prescott Show 460621 What To Do This Weekend
    2. Cavelcade Of Hits 470419 Last Show Summer Repl

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    Disc A010

    1. Cases Of Mr Ace 470625 Man Named Judas
    2. City Airport 470629 Audition

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    Disc A011

    1. American Forum Of The Air 481228 Economic Forcast 1949
    2. Club 930 491115 Merl Ross As Dj

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    Disc A012

    1. Club 930 491124 Thanksgiving Show
    2. Cloud Nine 500314 Paris

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    Disc A013

    1. Big City Serenade 510500 Salute To Boston

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