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1937

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Adolphe Menjou

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

Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

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.
173 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Al Jolson

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

Alan Reed

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
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Alaska Old Time Radio

The Forty-ninth State is "the Last Frontier" and is legendary for its wealth, ruggedness, extreme weather, and most of all for its vastness.
42 1
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Alcatraz

Alcatraz's years of operation (1934-1963) almost directly coincided with the golden age of radio and many old time radio stories were based on the prison. Update: additional episodes
9 1
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Alexander Woollcott

One of the foremost critics and commentators on the New York scene during the early decades of the twentieth century, Alexander Woollcott was a larger than life character
20 1
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Alice Faye

She began her career as a singer and dancer in Vaudeville and later became the other half of Jazzman turned funny-man, Phil Harris. Update: additional broadcasts
298 8
Add To Cart: $30.00

Alice Frost

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

Aliens Martians and UFOs

includes science fiction old time radio's versions of aliens, UFOs, Martians, and little green men, including many adaptations from science fiction writers.
86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Amelia Earhart

An iconic American hero and pioneer in aviation, Amelia Earhart's story and bravery inspired many old time radio shows.
5 1
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Amnesia and Memory Loss

A compilation of old time radio shows featuring amnesia and memory loss which was a common plot device in all genres of radio from comedy to detective shows.
83 2
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Andy Devine

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

Anniversaries in Old Time Radio

Anniversaries, milestones, and more in this one-of-a-kind, genre-wide collection of Anniversaries in Old Time Radio.
184 4
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Apocalypse (End of the World)

Duck and Cover, Plagues, Robot Attacks, Time Travel, Annihilation, Cold War Speeches, and more this OTRCAT original collection of tales about THE END OF THE WORLD!
103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Apocalypse Bundle

Survive in style the end of the world. It includes five of our favorite world's end collections!
304 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

Get out your whoopee cushion and check your shoelaces, because there is a new OTRCAT original collection of April Fool's Day Shows.
50 1
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Arch Oboler

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

Barbara Stanwyck

The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!
31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Baseball and World Series Broadcasts

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

Baseball in Old Time Radio

This collection is full of fun and varied shows from all different series with a baseball themed episodes. Update: additional episodes
39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ben Bernie

The old Maestro" was known for his entertaining patter more than his violin playing and a "feud" with his good friend Walter Winchell. A musical genius from a very young age, he was the youngest violinist the play Carnegie Hall at age of thirteen. Update: 19 additional recordings
18 1
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Benny Goodman

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
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Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

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

Bette Davis

Bette Davis was one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time. During her career she received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice. This collection includes all known guest appearances.
60 1
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Big Town

This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: additional episodes and better quality sound
41 1
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Billy Jones and Ernie Hare

The Music and Comedy Duo starred in this Early Radio Show Sensation
16 1
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Birdbrains Behind the Wheel

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

Hear from our feathered friends about birds who tell us secrets, Birds which scare us, and birds that are good to eat!
128 2
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Birthday Collection

Fun birthday celebrations of famous celebrities, historical figures, and even Gracie Allen's grandpa.
148 3
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Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment.
107 3
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Bloopers

Old Time Radio is that most of it was broadcast live and anything could happen across a live microphone, and very often it did! Here are more than 12 hours of mistakes and bloopers from the Golden Age of Radio.
365 1
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Bob Hope

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

Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts!
104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows
121 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Breakfast Bundle

Breakfast shows had the potential to reach a new demographic, while drawing in their current batch of late day listeners. Save and collect over 60 hours shows with our new Breakfast Bundle Pack.
147 9
Add To Cart: $45.00

Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend." Update: additional episodes
38 1
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Buddha

Buddha sculptures in old time radio shows represent mystery and intrigue of the "orient."
19 1
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Burns and Allen

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

Calling All Cars

(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
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Camping and Cabins

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

She began her film career as a 12 year old "tomboy" but her wit and personality won the heart of leading man Clark Gable.
13 1
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Cary Grant

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
38 1
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Cats in OTR

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
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Cavalcade of America

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

Cavalcade of Music

features "light music" composers such as Jerome Kern, Rudolf Friml, Victor Herbert, and Cole Porter.
9 1
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Chase and Sanborn Hour 1937-1939

Chase and Sanborn tried an opera format for a while when ventriloquist named Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy took over the show. Update: additional episode and sound upgrades
24 1
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Chesterfield Time

listening to sweet jazz and dance music should make you want to fire up a refreshing smoke... It's Chesterfield Time!
24 1
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Chico Marx

The oldest of the Marx Brothers, Chico Marx used his con artist gag and his smart hustler skills to bring the brothers to stardom.
5 1
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Children Shows

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.
73 1
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Childrens Show Bundle Pack

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

Christmas Bundle

over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!
662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00

Christmas Comedy

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

Who says the Mysteries of the Season shouldn't make your hair stand on end?
22 1
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Christmas Recordings

Hundreds of hours full of holiday cheer! Update: New disk #8!
649 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Christmas Variety Shows

Big song numbers and plenty of knee slapping comedy to bring old time radio Christmas cheer home.
54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Christmas with George Burns and Gracie Allen

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

Known as the "Queen of Film Noir", Claire Trevor was a husky-voiced blonde and seemed to fill the role of gun-moll, seductress or tough minded career woman with aplomb.
38 1
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Clark Gable

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
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Clowns in OTR

This multi-genre collection includes clowns that make you laugh, clowns that make you cry, and clowns that make you scream.
44 1
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Coast to Coast on a Bus

The White Rabbit Bus hit America's highways every Sunday morning, with its conductor (that's what they called him) Milton Cross.
5 1
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Cold War, Commies, Atomic, and Civil Defense Saver Bundle

Seventeen Great Old Time Radio Collections from the Cold War and Atomic era! Don't duck and cover, buy the Atomic & Cold War Bundle Pack today!
1179 28
Add To Cart: $145.00

Columbia Presents Shakespeare

Revered as some of the best writing in the history of the English language, these radio adaptations of William Shakespeare include well known actors such as Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Tallulah Bankhead, Orson Welles, John Barrymore and many others.
5 1
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Columbia Workshop

(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

Comedy Collection

Chuckle Along with a Crazy Compilation Comedy Shows--An OTRCAT exclusive!
113 2
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Communists and Cold War

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
244 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Cowboys, Rodeos, and Western Roundups

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
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Cruise Poll Parrot

Follow stowaways on a whaling voyage on The Cruise of the Poll Parrot. This syndicated serial was originally designed to pitch kids shoes.
39 1
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David Niven

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

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
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Defective Detectives and Bungling Burglars

spoofs and skits of detective radio shows and bungled burglaries by some of the funniest old time radio comedians.
180 3
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Depression Era Recordings

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
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Detective Collection

Menagerie of the best-of Detective Shows-An OTRCAT exclusive!
119 2
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Devils Demons Satan and Lucifer

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
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Divas of Old Time Radio

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

Doctor Christian

Jean Hersholt is an actor who specialized in gentle, intelligent roles that called for warmth and feeling in Dr Christian. This series is that kind of show and can be enjoyed as drama, as nostalgia, and as just plain old radio entertainment. Update: now with 30+ new episodes.
183 4
Add To Cart: $15.00

Don Ameche

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

Known for the sarong dress in The Jungle Princess and her exotic good looks, Dorothy Lamour made over 60 motion pictures and helped sell US Treasury Bonds
142 4
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Drama Collection

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

Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was a composer, pianist, and jazz orchestras bandleader.
87 3
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Eddie Anderson

Best known for his role as Rochester van Jones whose shenanigans as Jack Benny's valet made him a household name.
564 12
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Edie Adams

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
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Edward G Robinson

As one of America's most beloved 'tough guys,' Edward G. Robinson developed an unforgettable on-screen persona that belied his gentle, quiet nature.
47 1
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Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

One of the greatest American journalists in broadcast history, he pioneered the reporter on the scene reporting during WWII. Update: additional recordings
100 2
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Errol Flynn

Shameless partier, Errol Flynn was one of Hollywood's Original Bad Boys. Even with his reputation, his name on an action movie or swashbuckler was almost guaranteed money at the box office.
12 1
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Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents

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

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
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Father Coughlin

"The Radio Priest" was a success when he first discussed religious matters in the early days of radio. However, Father Coughlin managed to step on a few toes when he expanded into political commentary and calls for economic reform.
60 3
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FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

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
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Fibber McGee and Molly

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

First Responders

Firefighters, police officers, and heroes of all kinds are represented in this exciting old time radio collection.
117 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Fitch Bandwagon

originally a music program starring popular big bands of the day, this old time radio series evolved into a comedy-variety program with Cass Daley and later starred Phil Harris and Alice Faye. Update: additional episodes
38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Frances Farmer

A feisty leading lady who's career was cut short due to the politics of the studio system and her personal shortcomings.
4 1
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Frank Capra

He has been called a quintessentially American movie director of the 1930s and 1940s.
11 1
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Frank Lovejoy

Lovejoy was the no nonsense, square-jawed actor best known for his tough guy performances in detective radio dramas.
228 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Fred Allen

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

Fred Astaire

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
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Fred MacMurray

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
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Gale Gordon

best known for his roles as an undermined authority figure (like Principal Osgood Conklin in Our Miss Brooks). This extensive collection contains some of the best of Gale Gordon's prolific old time radio show performances from all various series from 1932 - 1956.
161 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Gang Busters

This "best remembered" of all the crime stoppers shows was billed as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." Update: 22 additional episodes.
114 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
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