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Zombies in Old Time Radio

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Most of the Old Time Radio stories about Zombies involve the traditional Voodoo Zombies, but it can never hurt to be prepared for when the people next door develop a taste for brains...

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ziegfeld Follies of the Air

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Experience the music and laughs of the famous Ziegfeld Follies through The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air featuring entertainers like Fanny Brice, Helen Morgan, and Will Rogers.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Zasu Pitts

17 Episodes
1 Volume
She was a popular character actress during the Thirties, making both features and shorts for Hal Roach. Her willowy spinster persona was the inspiration for the voice of Olive Oyl in Max Fleischer's Popeye cartoons.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Your Hit Parade

85 Episodes
2 Volume
Your Hit Parade features the popular hit song show that spanned almost 25 years. Update: additional episodes

85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

World War II Collection

1221 Episodes
9 Volume
This compilation includes vintage broadcasts and historical recordings of the era. The American men and women serving in WWII exclusively heard many of the recordings in this collection through the AFRS (American Forces Radio Service).

1221 9
Add To Cart: $45.00

World Is Yours

11 Episodes
1 Volume
produced in cooperation with the Department of Interior and the Smithsonian Institution, The World Is Yours is an education program based on "America's Attic."

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wonder Show (Jack Haley)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Comedy and Variety Sponsored by Wonder Bread

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wizard of Oz

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio drama and supporting broadcasts of Dorothy Gale, the rural Kansan, who in a freak storm is whisked away to a magical rainbow world populated by colorful munchkin-like people.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Witchs Tale

83 Episodes
2 Volume
The Witch's Tale premiered over WOR in 1931, making it one of the original “Hide-Under-the-Sheets” late night terror programs. Watch out for old Nancy and her cat, Satan. Update: additional episodes and sound upgrades

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue

37 Episodes
1 Volume
When the winds of winter howl, just being outside can be enough to kill you, and that helps make winter the creepiest time of the year.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

William Powell

48 Episodes
2 Volume
He was best known for his role as Nick Charles in The Thin Man in the film version. Although he did not play the role in the radio version of The Thin Man, but had numerous radio appearances.

48 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

William Gargan

60 Episodes
2 Volume
best known for his hard-boiled detective roles in Barry Craig and Martin Kane, William Gargan also appeared in variety old time radio shows, Lux Radio, Command Performance and more!

60 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Will Rogers

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his quips and own brand of storytelling, The Will Rogers Program allowed him to spread his own word across the country. All the while, he donated the sponsorship money to charity.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

When A Girl Marries

6 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.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Spoofs

61 Episodes
1 Volume
With an abundance of material to tease out of the western genre, many brilliant comedians created comedy skits with a western theme including Jack Benny, Red Skeleton, Fred Allen and more.

61 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Sampler

74 Episodes
1 Volume
Yee-haw! OTRCAT.com's exclusive Western Sampler gathers the best of the western adventure and drama old time radio shows from American Adventure to Wild Bill Hickok.

74 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Rarities

55 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection contains many rare episodes of western-theme old time radio shows, many of which are the only known existing episodes to have survived.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Musical Sampler

87 Episodes
1 Volume
Included in the Western Music Collection is a sampling of the very best western and country old time radio music shows -- from hillbilly twangs to Texas swing.

87 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Law and DISorder

260 Episodes
5 Volume
chock full of episodes of the best old radio series on the Wallopin' West: Cisco Kid, Bobby Benson, Fort Laramie, Gunsmoke, and more!

260 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Werewolves in Old Time Radio

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Legends of shape-shifting wolf men have been around since ancient times, these old time radio shows include werewolves and the ferocity of their attacks.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Weather Collection

110 Episodes
3 Volume
all shows have extreme weather from snow storms to hurricanes as a central plot device in the story line.

110 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

We The People

15 Episodes
1 Volume
"Anybody's and everybody's soap box"- We The People is an entertaining old time radio show featuring human interest stories from the 1930s and 1940s. Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

WC Fields

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Primarily known for his alcoholism and quick wit, he was a comedian on a off the stage.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wayside Theater

9 Episodes
1 Volume
features unique romantic comedy tales which allow you a vacation of the mind in the most unusual of locals like Mexico, a taxi cab, and even night school.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Warner Brothers Academy

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Dramatic Sensation Presenting Upcoming Stars

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

War of the Worlds

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the HG Wells story about Martian's invading Earth, War of the Worlds 1938 is one of the most infamous broadcasts in media history.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Walter Tetley

698 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.

698 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Wally Maher

430 Episodes
10 Volume
While working as a clerk for the Southern Pacific railroad, he discovered that he had an ear for dialects and a talent for mimicry.

430 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Wacky Women

273 Episodes
4 Volume
Features the kookiest women of old time radio. There are some members of the fairer sex can be less than sensible and at times downright wacky.From silly sisters to mental missies, this collection includes a wide variety of fun, exciting, and sometimes weird women!

273 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Vox Pop

140 Episodes
3 Volume
You won't want to miss this charming program featuring often spontaneous and playful interviews with citizens across the US and abroad. This extensive collection contains rare recordings previously not in circulation.

140 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Voodoo in Old Time Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
different old time radio shows featuring Voodoo as a plot device for revenge, murder, and Voodoo doll shenanigans

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Vincent Price

123 Episodes
2 Volume
From The Saint to the Thriller, enjoy one of radio and films great scary men! Update: additional episodes of THE SAINT

123 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Vicks Romantic Bachelor

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Let the Romantic Bachelor sweep you away with love songs and tales of romance.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vic and Sade Christmas

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring everyday Christmas stories about "Radio's Home Folks", the family who lives in "the small house halfway up the next block."

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vic and Sade

346 Episodes
2 Volume
Welcome, welcome to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Gook, better known as Vic and Sade. Go get cozy with this delightful run of the mill and charmingly familiar Midwestern couple extraordinaire! Update: 210+ new shows and 47 additional hours of radio's favorite homefolks

346 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Vera Zorina

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A German-born ballerina, Vera Zorina is best known for playing an angel in Rodgers and Hart"s broadway production I Married An Angel

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ventriloquist and Dummies

31 Episodes
1 Volume
You can never be sure their lips aren't moving on the radio, but these ventriloquists and their dummies are entertaining, insulting, and creating meyhem on the airwaves!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Venom Creepy Crawlies Sea Monsters and Nasties

100 Episodes
2 Volume
Get ready to squirm in your seat with this collection of slither snake, crawling curiosities, and monsters from the deep.

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Vampires in Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Get your garlic and crucifix, this collection includes a wide variety of vampire-themed old time radio shows.

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Valiant Lady

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Valiant Lady was a classic Soap from the Hummert Radio Factory, complete with long, involved story arcs, cliff hangers and swelling organ music. Follow the trials and tribulations of Joan Barrett as she gives up a promising acting career to care for her ailing father.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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: additional broadcasts

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tyrone Power

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Swashbuckler and heartthrob, Tyrone Power was an international man of mystery

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

TS Eliot

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, T.S. Eliot read his poetry on radio and his plays were featured Columbia Workshop.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

True Detective Mysteries

14 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) True Detective Mysteries radio series was based on the "True Detective magazine. Later it was sponsored by Listerine and Oh Henry Candy, but kept the same name. Each week the show presented the "case history of an actual crime. Many were told from the criminal's point of view.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Trucking

38 Episodes
1 Volume
From comedies to dramas, these big rig stories on the road feature truck drivers of all types.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Travels of Mary Ward

10 Episodes
1 Volume
the human experience behind the Montgomery Ward Catalogue

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Town Hall Tonight (Fred Allen)

26 Episodes
1 Volume
old time radio's favorite Fred Allen stars in this early version of Allen's Alley with his famous ad libbing and funny amateur guest stars.

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tommy Dorsey

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular Swing Musician and Trombone Honker!

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tom Powers Life Studies

12 Episodes
1 Volume
sponsored by Johnson Wax in 1935, this old time radio shows presents colorful vignettes presented in a one man show.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tom Mix

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Tom Mix was one of the great American popular cowboys, and he was one who was a real cowboy, too! Upgrade: 16 new episodes

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Today in Europe

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Relive the early days of World War II with Edward R. Murrow and the Murrow boys as they brought the news from the European capitals.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Time Travelers in Old Time Radio

59 Episodes
2 Volume
In time travel there are voyages to the future, travels to the past, and strange visitors from the future coming to our present time in this original collection. Update: additional episodes

59 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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. Update: additional episodes. Update: additional recordings

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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 broadcasts

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thin Man

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) additional episodes: follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio."

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

That Was the Year

39 Episodes
1 Volume
is a fascinating radio show that dramatizes the major historical events between the years 1896-1934. Headlines include Spanish American War in Cuba, Volcano Mt Pelee destroys town of Saint Pierre, Republic of China established, and Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany. Every episode ends with a performance of a popular song from the year.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thanksgiving

152 Episodes
3 Volume
This festive collection contains thirty hours of Thanksgiving-themed episodes from a variety of old time radio series. Primarily comedy and variety shows (and a few detective series), the shows are bound to keep you in the mood for Thanksgiving cheer! Update: additional recordings

152 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Texaco Town

78 Episodes
2 Volume
Starring Deanna Durbin and more: Texaco Town is a variety show filled with the vaudeville zaniness.

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Texaco Star Theater

95 Episodes
3 Volume
(update) with over 70 additional shows, Texaco Star Theater is a personality filled Hollywood variety show with and all-star cast of vocalists, hosts, comedians, and guests.

95 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Television and TV

90 Episodes
2 Volume
Radio and television coexisted as TV sets entered American homes.

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Taxidermy and Morgues

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether hero or villain, victor or victim, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, everyone dies. An OTRCAT.com original compilation.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tarzan

234 Episodes
3 Volume
Novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs helped to bring his creation, Tarzan, to the airwaves in the 1930’s. In the 1950’s, Tarzan was seen through the perspective of Americans who had served overseas. Update: additional broadcasts

234 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Tallulah Bankhead

53 Episodes
2 Volume
known for her wild behavior and billed as the "the glamorous, unpredictable Tallulah Bankhead," this collection contains many of her rare guest appearances and The Big Show.

53 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Sydney Smith

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his roles on Adventures of Ellery Queen and Cavalcade of America, Sydney Smith got his start Orson Welles' Shakespeare adaptations.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Susan Hayward

22 Episodes
1 Volume
known as the "Brooklyn Bombshell", Susan Hayward was best known for playing was "Woman who overcomes adversity."

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Superstition in Old Time Radio

84 Episodes
2 Volume
Break a Mirror, follow a Black Cat, Step on a Crack or walk under a ladder, just get to a Radio as soon as you can to enjoy our Superstitions Collection!

84 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Superman

1190 Episodes
12 Volume
From pre-jet flight in 1939 right up into the atomic 1950s, Superman was on call in Metropolis. He fought the good fight through WWII, facing Nazi spies and Japan-based spies and saboteurs, he uncovered run-of-the-lab evil-genius types with their latest beta-tests, he faced beings from other planets both humanoid and robotic as well as the common criminal and the Klu Klux Klan. All in a days work for Superman! Update: additional episodes & sound upgrades

1190 12
Add To Cart: $60.00

Sunny Valley

5 Episodes
1 Volume
is a western music show broadcast from down-home Los Angeles featuring hillbilly and gospel music.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Submarines in Old Time Radio

74 Episodes
2 Volume
As a machine of war, submarines were the first attack platforms with stealth capabilities and were great plot devices in old time radio. Dive in today!

74 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Strange As It Seems

63 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with almost 50 additional episodes: Similar to a Ripley's Believe It Or Not and originally sponsored by Exlax in the 1930's, this series featured bizarre stories based cartoons created by John Hix who was a staff artist at the Washington Herald.

63 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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 24 broadcasts

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Story Behind the Headlines

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Cesar Saerchinger and created as joint venture between NBC and the American Historical Association cover "outstanding news events and major trends in world affairs"

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Stoopnagle and Budd

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

St Patricks Day

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the Rainbow to this pot o'gold of Radio Shows!

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Spring

76 Episodes
2 Volume
Spring is a time of hopefulness and renewal, fresh breezes and new gardens.

76 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Sports and Baseball Broadcasts

67 Episodes
3 Volume
These games were played decades ago, so you could look up the stats, but that would not be as much fun as watching them on the radio!

67 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Spencer Tracy

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Considered one of the best actors in Hollywood, Spencer Tracy's career spanned 37 years.

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Speed Gibson

178 Episodes
1 Volume
Matching wits with supervillains and flying the latest and fastest airplanes are the dreams of many young boys, but it is all in a day’s work for Speed Gibson.

178 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sonny and Buddy

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Best Teenie Bopper Friends Tackle a Variety of Adventures

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Softboiled Detectives

54 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT Original collection, a softboiled detective or classic detective uses more brain less brawn to solve the most baffling of crime.

54 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Soapler: Soap Opera Satire Spoofs and Silliness

51 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy this collection of sudsy soap-opera sends ups: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Bob and Ray, Duffy's Tavern and more get together to ridicule all your favorite soap operas!

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Singin Sam

103 Episodes
1 Volume
best known as "Singin' Sam the Lawnmower Man" then "Singin' Sam the Barbasol Man", Harry Frankel's musical performances were later sponsored by Coca-Cola. This collection includes recordings from 1911 to the 1940s, including the Reminiscing with Singin Sam, Refreshment Time with Singin' Sam, 70 musical tracks, and more.

103 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Silver Theater

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Romance galore when Silver Theater brings us tales of love lost and found, featuring some of the screen's biggest heart-throbs.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Shirley Temple

23 Episodes
1 Volume
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called Shirley Temple "Little Miss Miracle" for bringing up the country's morale during the Great Depression with her bouncing curls, dancing maryjane shoes, and sweetheart persona.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sherlock Holmes

212 Episodes
3 Volume
"The game is afoot" as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.

212 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Sharks in Old Time Radio

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Sharks have long been featured in the stories of seamen, this collection includes old time radio episodes about sharks in a variety of genres.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Shakespeare on the Radio

56 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, As You Like It, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra and variations there of. Update: additional broadcasts

56 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Screen Guild Theater

348 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: 240+ new shows and better sound quality

348 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Scientists and Inventors

180 Episodes
4 Volume
Commercial radio was just one result of the efforts of scientist over the years. Radio also explored the contributions of scientists and inventors whether they were trying to create a better world or destroy the one we have. This compilation contains a wide variety of radio shows dealing with science and understanding the world we live in.

180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Science Fiction Listener Favorites

71 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio may be the best medium for telling Science Fiction tales. Here is a collection of listeners' favorite broadcasts.

71 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Science Fiction Authors

65 Episodes
1 Volume
During the golden age of science fiction, there was a successful relationship between old time radio shows and authors with numerous adaptations of science fiction stories.

65 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Scams Conmen Cheats and Bunco Artists

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Cheaters and Swindlers in this collection of crime radio shows are true artists and con men of the highest caliber, but they all get caught in the end.

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Salute to Law

11 Episodes
1 Volume
A crime and police drama a la Dragnet and Calling all Cars, A Salute to Law features Nick Harris catching those who are guilty of "the folly of committing crime.Slightly different in tone to the aforementioned series, A Salute to Law stressed an overarching moralistic theme in regards to crime and punishment.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sage Brush Round-Up

4 Episodes
1 Volume
toe-tapping old time western music radio show.The upbeat western tunes are intermixed with commercials and light-hearted banter.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rudy Vallee

62 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) with 35+ new episodes, listen to radio's bad boy on the block variety hour. This talent scout program made stars such as Alice Faye, Milton Berle, Joe Penner, Bergen & McCarthy, and even the Aldrich Family.

62 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Royal Gelatin Hour

50 Episodes
2 Volume
Crooner Rudy Vallee became one of the earliest mass-media pop stars in this 1930's comedy variety old time radio show. Rivaled in popularity by only Amos & Andy,The Royal Gelatin Hour broadcast introduced writers and comedians (including Edgar Bergen) to the world via radio.

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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