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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

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

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

Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

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

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Lone Ranger

2359 Episodes
48 Volume
The Lone Ranger is one of the iconic characters in American folklore, and he got his start on Mutual, airing from 1933 through 1954. Update: 980+ additional recordings

2359 48
Add To Cart: $200.00

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

Vic and Sade

345 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

345 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

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

Groucho Marx

271 Episodes
6 Volume
Part of the Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx was best known for his greasepaint mustache, cigar, and quick wit. He later branched out to host quiz old time radio show "You Bet Your Life."

271 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Gang Busters

111 Episodes
3 Volume
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.

111 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Aliens Martians and UFOs

86 Episodes
2 Volume
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

Father Coughlin

60 Episodes
3 Volume
"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
Add To Cart: $15.00

Apocalypse (End of the World)

103 Episodes
2 Volume
Hear Duck and Cover, Plagues, Robot Attacks, Time Travel, Annihilation, Cold War Speeches, and more in this OTRCAT original collection of tales about THE END OF THE WORLD!

103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

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

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bloopers

365 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Cary Grant

38 Episodes
1 Volume
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
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

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

Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

35 Episodes
1 Volume
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."

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Haunted House

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Haunted houses are a common theme in horror old time radio shows.Radio is the perfect medium for a good haunting story because not seeing the ghost is almost equally as frightening as seeing one.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

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

News Recordings 1938

44 Episodes
1 Volume
The winds of WWII were swirling in the headlines in 1938, as the Japanese Navy was growing, Germany annexed Austria, anti-Trotsky trials were run in Russia, and religion was being oppressed in Germany.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

We The People

17 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 1930's and 1940's. Update: additional broadcasts

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Town

54 Episodes
3 Volume
This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: 2 additional episodes + sound upgrades

54 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Easy Aces

305 Episodes
3 Volume
The Easy Aces is held in high regard as one of the shows that made serial radio funny. Fans of the show know that he somehow never got called by his first name. That's because Goodman Ace, the creator and writer, kept it just "Ace" for the run of the show. Update: 2 additional episodes

305 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Great Moments in Radio

103 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear important Historical Events as they actually occurred on the Radio.

103 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Monsters

164 Episodes
3 Volume
Now even More Jekyll and Hyde, Werewolves, Zombies, Hobgoblins!

164 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Frank Capra

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

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Civil War

28 Episodes
1 Volume
There are stories of bravery and sacrifice, honor and cowardice, desperation and hope from both sides of the conflict.

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Baseball in Old Time Radio

40 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection is full of fun and varied shows from all different series with a baseball themed episodes. Update: additional rare recording

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Children Shows

73 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Dorothy Lamour

142 Episodes
4 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $20.00

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

Hawaii Old Time Radio Shows

289 Episodes
7 Volume
Aloha! This collection includes old time radio shows from all genres from ting-ting steel guitar music to epic Hawaiian Adventure and detective stories to supernatural Tiki tales. Update: 37 episodes-new volume#7

289 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

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

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

Doctor Christian

182 Episodes
4 Volume
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.

182 4
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Random Rarities 03

49 Episodes
1 Volume
The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!

49 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

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

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

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

Submarines

108 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! Update: additional rare recording

108 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Amnesia and Memory Loss

83 Episodes
2 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Barbara Stanwyck

47 Episodes
2 Volume
The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar! Update: 15+ additional recordings

47 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Halloween Scary Shows

83 Episodes
1 Volume
Ghosts and goblins and spooks! You'll be too scared to even reach into the candy bowl when the Trick Or Treaters knock at your door if you are listening to the Halloween Scary Sampler.

83 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jerry of the Circus

128 Episodes
1 Volume
Jerry of the Circus is a delightful serial which follows the orphaned Jerry and his dog, Rags, as they join the circus and eventually find Jerry’s long lost uncle, the animal trainer.

128 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thanksgiving

150 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

150 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

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

Jack Benny Annual 39th Birthday

8 Episodes
1 Volume
stuck on the perpetual 39th Birthday, Mary Livingstone's sweetheart Jack Benny was born on Valentine's Day.

8 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

Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows

40 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare, hard to find aviation themed old time radio shows including Sky Blazer, Smilin Jack, Howie Wing, Flying Hutchinsons, and many more. Update: additional broadcast

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alexander Woollcott

20 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Easter

97 Episodes
2 Volume
Before you bite the ears off your chocolate bunny, tune in and hear how your favorite old time radio stars celebrate Easter.

97 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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