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Jack Benny

1108 Episodes
27 Volume
Everyone's favorite penny pinching miser is now updated with more laughs and better quality sound. Sound upgrades Volume 10-11-12

1108 27
Add To Cart: $135.00

Lux Radio Theater

785 Episodes
33 Volume
Featuring the greatest Hollywood stars doing one-hour versions of their biggest motion pictures. Update: additional shows + remastered sound + many sound upgrades

785 33
Add To Cart: $160.00

Fibber McGee and Molly

1253 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.

1253 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

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

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

Amos and Andy

267 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.

267 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Baseball and World Series Broadcasts

412 Episodes
44 Volume
This extensive collection has some great classic baseball recordings in radio history!

412 44
Add To Cart: $220.00

Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

249 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

249 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Olivia de Havilland

37 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.

37 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Bob Hope

394 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: 3 additional broadcasts

394 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

July 4th

127 Episodes
3 Volume
Enjoy July 4th broadcasts from radio past. Update: additional episodes

127 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Fred Allen

175 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.

175 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

World War II Collection

1220 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).

1220 9
Add To Cart: $45.00

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

194 Episodes
1 Volume
A Public Service Announcement (PSA) is defined as a message in the public interest which is disseminated through the media free of charge, with the objective of raising awareness of issues.

194 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Lights Out

90 Episodes
2 Volume
Pull the sheets over your head and hide! There was plenty of gore and strangeness on Wyllis Cooper's Lights Out, and it got even stranger when Arch Oboler took over.

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Leap Year

35 Episodes
1 Volume
The Gregorian Calendar adds a day February 29th to the year every four years; this collection adds entertainment from every genre of radio programs.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Charlie Chan

54 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

54 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rare News and Current Event Shows

163 Episodes
3 Volume
If the information we crave is from the distant past, it is history, if it is malicious it may be gossip, but if it is relevant and new, it is News. Old Time Radio News shows are give modern listeners a peek into the major world events of yesteryear.

163 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Detective Collection

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

119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

Your Hit Parade

92 Episodes
2 Volume
Your Hit Parade features the popular hit song show that spanned almost 25 years. Update: 6 additional broadcasts

92 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Jack Benny and Fred Allen Feud

37 Episodes
1 Volume
The decade long feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen featured barbs between the two comedy greats on multiple old time radio shows.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Old Time Radio Fights Nazi Spies

34 Episodes
1 Volume
from Superman to Amos n Andy to Fibber McGee and Molly all your favorites are up in arms to protect America from Nazi Spies and saboteurs!

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jimmy Stewart

87 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the best loved and most respected stars Hollywood ever produced, James Stewart made plenty of radio appearances, usually in support of his films, but also in public service appearances and his own show, The Six Shooter.

87 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Comedy Collection

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

113 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Witchs Tale

57 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.

57 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

Orson Welles

379 Episodes
11 Volume
Best known for his airing of "War of the Worlds", Orson Welles made numerous appearances on a variety of different shows during his magnificent radio career. He was truly a creative genius in radio, before he went on to Hollywood. Update: 7 additional guest broadcasts

379 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

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

Jack Benny Gags

161 Episodes
4 Volume
compilation of some of Jack Benny's best running gags and first appearances by his stellar comedy cast.

161 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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

Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

119 Episodes
2 Volume
Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts! Update: 15 additional broadcasts

119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

324 Episodes
5 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.

324 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Jerry Colonna

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

126 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

Herbert Hoover Speeches

15 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: additional recordings

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jungle Jim

468 Episodes
5 Volume
Jungle Jim was a long-running jungle adventure show, feet planted firmly in the footsteps of Tarzan, but with the hardware and politics of the modern great white hunter. Update: 180+ new episodes on volume 4 and 5

468 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

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

Western Radio Show Compilation

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

Air Adventures Jimmie Allen

138 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.

138 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Random Rarities 01

79 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

79 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rarities from the 1930s

79 Episodes
2 Volume
This unique compilation includes rare dramas, comedy, and unique radio broadcasts from the 1930's. Update: Additional recordings

79 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Railroad Recordings

121 Episodes
1 Volume
Choo-choo-choose this Collection of Truly Train Inspired Entertainment--An OTRCAT exclusive!

121 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sports and Baseball Broadcasts

66 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!

66 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Shakespeare on the Radio

57 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 broadcast

57 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

123 Episodes
3 Volume
This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows. Update: two additional episodes

123 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Oscar Wilde

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

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Death Valley Days

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

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Divas of Old Time Radio

939 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.

939 14
Add To Cart: $70.00

Kraft Music Hall

228 Episodes
6 Volume
This knock out music show is hosted by Al Jolson, and Bing Crosby. Update: 70+ additional recordings

228 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

March of Time

29 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio broadcast was renown for dramatized news events. Update: additional broadcast

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

Highway of Horrors

119 Episodes
3 Volume
This compilation of spooky tales of freaky freeways, rocky roads, and terror on the turnpikes, this collection is filled with murderers, joyriders, hitchhikers, and kidnapping from Inner Sanctum, X Minus One, Big Town, Dragnet, Suspense, and more.

119 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

601 13
Add To Cart: $65.00

Fred Waring

52 Episodes
1 Volume
Fine Music Entertainment with 50-Piece Orchestra!

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Front Page Drama

393 Episodes
5 Volume
Front Page Drama drew its long running collection of interesting stories from the pages of The American Weekly magazine.

393 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Random Rarities 02

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Jack Benny Christmas

48 Episodes
1 Volume
the 'original old blue eyes' highlighted the best comedy and music for the holidays.

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Paul Robeson

58 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.

58 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Junior G-Men

65 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted and produced by famed former FBI agent turned Hollywood player Melvin Purvis, The True Adventures of Junior G-Men features true crime stories from the files of the FBI.

65 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ripley Believe It Or Not

42 Episodes
1 Volume
starred Robert Ripley himself as he explains the weird and strange stories from his travels around the world.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Legal Dramas

279 Episodes
6 Volume
This original collection includes old time radio shows about law enforcers, law breakers, lawyers, and a "lawt" of good legal drama.

279 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

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

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

Mothers Day

93 Episodes
2 Volume
Mom can have radio shows just for her this Mothers Day. "Now go clean your room!"

93 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Christmas Recordings

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

649 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Singin Sam

97 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.

97 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Joe Penner

12 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.

12 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

Kentucky Derby Recordings (Horse Racing)

67 Episodes
1 Volume
Close your eyes and imagine big hats and drinking Mint Juleps and as the horses run for the Roses during The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports - the Kentucky Derby!

67 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Memorial Day

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the beginning of summer and honor our fallen with this compilation of historical, dramatic and comedy radio shows.

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 09

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Long lost in the archives for ages, these rare old time radio shows have not been heard on air for decades.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

James Cagney

23 Episodes
1 Volume
One of Hollywood's most iconic tough guys was a surprisingly versatile actor.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Houdini Recordings

7 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the greatest magicians of all time, Harry Houdini made a career out of escaping restraints including being riveted into boilers, chained in mail sacks or nailed into shipping crates (often dropped into deep water).

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Devils Demons Satan and Lucifer

108 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."

108 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

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

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

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