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Abraham Lincoln

61 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the most revered Presidents in American History, Abraham Lincoln was a popular figure in old time radio shows.

61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$4.50

Air Adventures Jimmie Allen

130 Episodes
2 Volume
This old time radio adventure series included the boy wonder and pilot, Jimmie Allen, his best teenage buddy, Speed Robertson, and mechanic, Flash Lewis. Update: additional episodes and improved sound quality

130 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

174 Episodes
4 Volume
Adults and children alike marveled at the new found reality of air adventures popularized after WWI and air travel was a huge part of America's consciousness between the two World Wars. This compilation contains episodes from all different series and genres of old time radio focused the listening audience's fascination with airplanes and pilots.

174 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Al Jolson

111 Episodes
2 Volume
Al Jolson was a master entertainer and his performing career spanned 50 years. Jolson made a break in his career by deciding one evening to perform in "black face" at a San Francisco club; this soon became his trademark in show business. A staunch Civil Rights activist, he later helped open opportunities for African-Americans on Broadway.

111 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Alan Reed

515 Episodes
12 Volume
Alan Reed was a prolific radio actor because he could do dozens of dialects with a voice so versatile that producers used him in a variety of roles.

515 12
Add To Cart: $60.00
$48.00

Alice Frost

117 Episodes
3 Volume
superb radio actress who co-starred on Mr. and Mrs. North for ten years and as Big Sister for five years.

117 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

America Town Meeting of the Air

39 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: additional recording

39 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Amos and Andy

268 Episodes
3 Volume
One of the most popular shows in 20th century entertainment, Amos and Andy were played by white actors. In its prime, entire towns listened to the show; Stores would close and even movie theatres would stop the film while the Amos and Andy show was played.

268 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Andy Devine

339 Episodes
7 Volume
Best known as a character actor in Western radio and TV, Andy Devine was the sidekick of the greatest stars in Hollywood.

339 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

Anniversaries in Old Time Radio

184 Episodes
4 Volume
Anniversaries, milestones, and more in this one-of-a-kind, genre-wide collection of Anniversaries in Old Time Radio.

184 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Arch Oboler

230 Episodes
6 Volume
enjoy the great radio plays in this anthology of the eccentric horror fiction writer Arch Oboler who is best known for pushing the medium of radio in sound production, writing, and programming.

230 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
$24.00

Arlene Francis

75 Episodes
2 Volume
Panelists on What's My Line, Arlene Francis had a long performance history on Broadway.

75 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$13.50

Baseball and World Series Broadcasts

236 Episodes
9 Volume
This extensive collection has some great classic baseball recordings in radio history! Update: 4 new volumes include 40 additional game broadcasts

236 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
$36.00

Benny Goodman

72 Episodes
1 Volume
During the Big Band Era, Benny Goodman was the undisputed "King of Swing". The Goodman Band is credited with launching the Swing Era with a series of performances and broadcasts from California in 1935.

72 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

252 Episodes
6 Volume
The collection now contains the comedic duo's various guest appearances on shows such as Command Performance, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Rudy Vallee and more! Update: new 6-MP3 CD set adds 50+ new old time radio shows

252 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
$24.00

Bert Lahr

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known as "The Cowardly Lion" in The Wizard of Oz, Bert Lahr got his start at age 15 after running away from home to join a juvenile vaudeville troupe where he was known for his rubber-faced antics.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Birdbrains Behind the Wheel

46 Episodes
1 Volume
silly drivers from a variety of old time radio shows crash into fruit stands, buying lemons, and smashed judge's new cars.

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Birthday Collection

148 Episodes
3 Volume
Fun birthday celebrations of famous celebrities, historical figures, and even Gracie Allen's grandpa.

148 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

108 Episodes
3 Volume
Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment. Update: additional recording

108 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Bob Hope

392 Episodes
10 Volume
Bob Hope is one of the best loved entertainers of all time. He was in the business for a very long time, but Bob never forgot that he was there for the audience, not the other way around, especially when it came to the G.I.s who adopted Bob as one of their own. Update: over 200 additional broadcasts

392 10
Add To Cart: $50.00
$40.00

Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

104 Episodes
2 Volume
Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts!

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

121 Episodes
3 Volume
This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows

121 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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
$4.50

Burns and Allen

274 Episodes
5 Volume
George Burns and Gracie Allen show starring radio's favorite couple is now updated with 100 additional recordings (with an additional 46+ hours) and sound upgrades!

274 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
$20.00

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
$4.50

Calling All Cars

299 Episodes
4 Volume
(update) now with 25 additional episodes: 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.

299 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Camping and Cabins

98 Episodes
2 Volume
Escape the pressures of everyday life into the woods with this multi genre collection featuring camping.

98 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Cancer and Tumors

19 Episodes
1 Volume
By the time of the Golden Age of Radio, cancer was still feared but there was growing hope that the disease could be treated, controlled, and eventually cured through the efforts of the American Cancer Society.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Cats in OTR

98 Episodes
1 Volume
The Cat's Out of the Bag! Requested by our Mascot cat and you, an anthology of Cat Tails and We're Not Lion!

98 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Cavalcade of America

739 Episodes
15 Volume
This well-done, star-studded factual show is a wonderful resource for those interested in historical highlights. Update: 340+ additional episodes

739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
$60.00

Cavalcade of America Christmas

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by DuPont to improve its public image, Cavalcade of America Christmas features drama shows.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Charles Dickens

35 Episodes
1 Volume
a diverse assortment of adapted Charles Dickens stories from series including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond and many others.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Charlie Chan

56 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: 40+ additional recordings

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Childrens Show Bundle Pack

853 Episodes
18 Volume
Many of our customers have reported immense joy in sharing the shows they remember as kid with their children and grandchildren. We want to encourage you to share the merriment and wonder of old time radio shows with the children of today with over 193 hours of classic recordings.

853 18
Add To Cart: $90.00
$72.00

Christmas Bundle

662 Episodes
21 Volume
over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!

662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00
$63.00

Christmas Carol

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Charles Dickens' classic The Christmas Carol is alive and well from all various old time radio shows.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Christmas Comedy

180 Episodes
4 Volume
This collection will have you giggling jingle bells and spiting your egg nog laughing hohoho!

180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Christmas Dramas

65 Episodes
2 Volume
the miracle of Christmas will lift your spirits in these touching old time radio dramas. Also included in this collection are Lux Radio Theater versions of your favorite classic Christmas movies.

65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Christmas Recordings

649 Episodes
8 Volume
Hundreds of hours full of holiday cheer! Update: New disk #8!

649 8
Add To Cart: $40.00
$28.00

Christmas Seals Recordings

10 Episodes
1 Volume
brought in top stars like Fibber McGee and Molly and Frank Sinatra to be sure that every card and package sent during Christmas included a Christmas Seal.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Christmas Variety Shows

54 Episodes
2 Volume
Big song numbers and plenty of knee slapping comedy to bring old time radio Christmas cheer home.

54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Christmas with George Burns and Gracie Allen

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's favorite old time radio comedy duo know how to bring all the laughs for their annual Christmas Special.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Churchill (Winston) Recordings

111 Episodes
1 Volume
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during WWII and great orator, wrote his own speeches and delivered them on many radio broadcasts.

111 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Circus

305 Episodes
5 Volume
The drama of life under the Big Top has always made for great radio stories from all genres. Update: 2 additional broadcasts

305 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
$20.00

Clara Lu and Em

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Known to be the First Soap Opera with Gossip Galore from your Three Favorite Gals!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Clark Gable

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his swaggering masculinity and paper-thin mustache, Gable is one of the top film actors of all time. This collection includes Clark Gable's old radio shows appearances, including some excellent Lux Radio Theater productions.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Columbia Workshop

333 Episodes
7 Volume
(update) With 140+ additional episodes: Columbia Workshop features high radio art with the newest sound technologies and top notch radio directing of its day.

333 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

Columbus Day

15 Episodes
1 Volume
This horizon-busting collection contains great shows about when Columbus sailed the ocean blue with old time radios shows from genres such as comedy, historical, and suspense. Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Comedy Collection

113 Episodes
2 Volume
Chuckle Along with a Crazy Compilation Comedy Shows--An OTRCAT exclusive!

113 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Communists and Cold War

155 Episodes
4 Volume
This extensive collection includes radio shows, news broadcasts, psa's, and debates about The Red Scare, McCarthyism, and The Cold War which pervaded politics, cultures, life and more in second half the the 20th Century. Update: additional recordings

155 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Cowboys, Rodeos, and Western Roundups

90 Episodes
2 Volume
this original OTRCAT collection features the best of the west: radio adaptations of great western films, comedy parodies, Captain Midnight herding cattle with an airplane, The Saint guarding a real Cowboy and more!

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Dashiell Hammett

151 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.

151 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

David Niven

23 Episodes
1 Volume
was such a cool British chap that Ian Fleming based the persona of James Bond on David Niven.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Deanna Durbin

65 Episodes
2 Volume
Hear the voice of the young songstress and film star as she appeared on Eddie Cantor's Texaco Town, aside Bob Hope on Command Performance, The Jack Benny Show, Lux Radio Theater, and Screen Guild Theater in this compilation of her great radio appearances.

65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Death Valley Days

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us with Real Stories of Life in the West

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Defective Detectives and Bungling Burglars

180 Episodes
3 Volume
spoofs and skits of detective radio shows and bungled burglaries by some of the funniest old time radio comedians.

180 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Depression Era Recordings

37 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio Looks at the Great Depression, the economic crisis which began with the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and how it affected Americans everywhere.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Detective Collection

119 Episodes
2 Volume
Menagerie of the best-of Detective Shows-An OTRCAT exclusive!

119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Devils Demons Satan and Lucifer

109 Episodes
3 Volume
In this collection where the Devil himself actually shows up perhaps as a stand-ins for "the evil which lurks in the hearts of men."

109 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Dick Powell

203 Episodes
8 Volume
Dick Powell stars in Richard Diamond, Rogue's Gallery, and special appearances in various old time radio shows including Lux Radio Theater, Command Performance, Cavalcade of America, UN Radio, Screen Guild Theater, Suspense, This I Believe, and many rare recordings!

203 8
Add To Cart: $40.00
$32.00

Divas of Old Time Radio

984 Episodes
14 Volume
This expansive collection of old time radio shows and musical appearances spans the time period from the 1930s-1950s with the radio shows and guest appearances of some of the well-known and influential female singers of their time.

984 14
Add To Cart: $70.00
$56.00

Dogs in OTR

53 Episodes
1 Volume
A downright doggone good collection of canine-themed shows from the friendly mutt to the scary werewolf.

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Don Ameche

97 Episodes
3 Volume
Known for his work on film, television, and radio, Don Ameche is a household name.

97 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Drama Collection

219 Episodes
3 Volume
A sensational sampling of OTRCAT's drama radio shows with classic stars and unforgettable productions--An OTRCAT exclusive collection.

219 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Drinking and Drunks

153 Episodes
3 Volume
From bootleggers to drunk drivers to hungover postmen, this collection includes a variety of over-drinkers.

153 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Drug Store

24 Episodes
1 Volume
From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

DW Griffith

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his groundbreaking but controversial film, Birth of a Nation (1915).

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ed Wynn Firechief

37 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) 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.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Edie Adams

4 Episodes
1 Volume
A graduate of Juilliard and the Columbia School of Drama, Edie Adams worked on Broadway before relocating to California with her husband Ernie Kovacs.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Election Collection

85 Episodes
2 Volume
old time radio shows take on elections, voting and ballots taken from all genres including comedy, drama, western, news programs, and more.

85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$4.50

Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents

176 Episodes
4 Volume
this extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.

176 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Fatal Females

56 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring the meanest ladies of old time radio. From murderesses to poisoneresses from wicked queens to wicked witches, this collection is sure to prove that the fairest sex can be pretty scary, too.

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Fats Waller

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy One of the Great Talents of Jazz Piano who mad a Name for Himself in the Early Days of Radio, Fats Waller.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

26 Episodes
1 Volume
With his Fireside Chats, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the power of radio to speak directly and intimately to the American people through some of the darkest periods of the Nation's history.

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Fibber McGee and Molly

1180 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 418 hours of laughs with Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly in this classic radio sit-com. Update: 200+ additional shows

1180 20
Add To Cart: $100.00
$80.00

First Responders

117 Episodes
2 Volume
Firefighters, police officers, and heroes of all kinds are represented in this exciting old time radio collection.

117 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Fleischmanns Yeast Hour

24 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.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Frances Langford

55 Episodes
1 Volume
With her beautiful voice, friendly manner and pin-up girl good looks, Frances Langford made a splash as one of Bob Hope's favorite pretty girls. The G.I.s at Hope's USO shows liked her a lot, too.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Fred Allen

179 Episodes
3 Volume
Fred Allen moved from Vaudeville to radio and perfected his character over a number of years for several sponsors. One of his career highlights was a supposed feud with his good friend, Jack Benny.

179 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Fred Astaire

16 Episodes
1 Volume
His film and stage career lasted an outstanding 76 years and he made 31 music films, often with the lovely Ginger Rogers. Fred Astaire made music with his feet and the sound of his shoes harmonizes with musical score on these old time radio shows.He even had his own show, The Fred Astaire Show, which is included in this collection of his radio appearances.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Fred MacMurray

83 Episodes
3 Volume
Best known for his roles as a father figure and an everyday man, Fred MacMurray was a simple man in the complicated world of Hollywood.

83 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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
$4.50

Front Page Drama

375 Episodes
4 Volume
Front Page Drama drew its long running collection of interesting stories from the pages of The American Weekly magazine. Update: 63 additional broadcasts

375 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Gary Cooper

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his stoic performances in Western films, real life farm boy turned Academy Award winner Gary Cooper made many appearances on old time radio including many Lux Radio Appearances and a rare radio appearance with his mother, Alice Cooper.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Gene Lockhart

53 Episodes
2 Volume
Performer, songwriter, singer, and playwright, Gene Lockhart Abroad with the Lockharts

53 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

George Raft

30 Episodes
1 Volume
set the standard for the movie gangster of the 1930s, he also starred in Lux Radio Theater, The Cases of Mr. Ace, Martin and Lewis Show, the Bob Hope Show, Texaco Star Theater and more.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

George Sanders

9 Episodes
1 Volume
With his haughty upper-class British accent, sleek and suave mannerisms, and somehow superior and threatening presence, he was in constant demand for supporting roles in A-pictures.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

George Washington

34 Episodes
1 Volume
The first president of the United States and one of our country's founding fathers, George Washington was a popular character in radio.

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Get Rich Quick Schemes

96 Episodes
2 Volume
laugh along with Kingfish and other characters from old time radio shows are doing to earn easy money fast and quick.

96 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Ginger Rogers

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Dancer, actress, and comedienne, Ginger Rogers graced screen, stage and radio in a career that spanned 50 years.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Gloria Swanson

10 Episodes
1 Volume
If there ever was a grande dame of Hollywood, it would have been Gloria Swanson.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Golf

44 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring golf-themed old time radio shows from a variety of genres including comedy, drama, and even science fiction. Broadcasts from Bill Stern, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Phil Harris, and even Charlie McCarthy!

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Harry Einstein

163 Episodes
4 Volume
Einstein was famous as the character Parkyakarkus, a pseudo-Greek character comic on Al Jolson radio programs.

163 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Harry Richman

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for introducing Irving Berlin's hit "Puttin' On the Ritz" in the 1931 movie of the same title, Harry Richman was a musician that lived life to it's fullest. Update: 4 additional broadcasts

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Helen Keller

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Being born deaf and mute, her story of overcoming all odds with the help of dedicated tutor Anne Sullivan inspired the world.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Helen Morgan

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as the "Glorifier of the American Girl", Helen Morgan sang from the perch of a piano into the hearts of listeners worldwide.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50
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