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Zasu Pitts

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

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Your Hit Parade

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

85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

World War II Collection

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

1221 9
Add To Cart: $45.00

World Is Yours

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

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wonder Show (Jack Haley)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Comedy and Variety Sponsored by Wonder Bread

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Witchs Tale

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

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Will Rogers

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

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Sampler

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

74 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Rarities

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

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Law and DISorder

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

260 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Weather Collection

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

110 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

WC Fields

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

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wayside Theater

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

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Warner Brothers Academy

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Dramatic Sensation Presenting Upcoming Stars

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

War of the Worlds

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

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Walter Tetley

698 Episodes
15 Volume
He used his "smart-aleck kid" persona for the duration of his career giving zingers to the biggest names in radio most notably as Leroy in The Great Gildersleeve.

698 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Wally Maher

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

430 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Voodoo in Old Time Radio

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

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vincent Price

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

123 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Vic and Sade

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

346 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Vera Zorina

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

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Venom Creepy Crawlies Sea Monsters and Nasties

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

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Vampires in Old Time Radio

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

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tyrone Power

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

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

TS Eliot

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

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Town Hall Tonight (Fred Allen)

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

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tommy Dorsey

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular Swing Musician and Trombone Honker!

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thirty Minutes in Hollywood

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Host funny-man and talented vocalist George Jessel leads a variety show with a sparkling cast of Hollywood stars. Update: additional broadcasts

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thanksgiving

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

152 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Texaco Town

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

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Texaco Star Theater

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

95 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Susan Hayward

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

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Superstition in Old Time Radio

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

84 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Superman

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

1190 12
Add To Cart: $60.00

Submarines in Old Time Radio

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

74 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Story Behind the Headlines

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

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Spring

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

76 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Sports and Baseball Broadcasts

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

67 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Spencer Tracy

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

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Speed Gibson

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

178 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Silver Theater

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

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sharks in Old Time Radio

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

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Shakespeare on the Radio

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

56 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Scientists and Inventors

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

180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Science Fiction Listener Favorites

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

71 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Science Fiction Authors

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

65 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Scams Conmen Cheats and Bunco Artists

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

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Salute to Law

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

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rudy Vallee

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

62 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Royal Gelatin Hour

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

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Roller Derby

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Mayhem on Wheels! Presented on KOIL-AM, Omaha, 1938.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Robert Montgomery

58 Episodes
2 Volume
He was an actor, a pioneering director, an astute political operator, a naval warrior, and a labor organizer who was also an ardent anti-Communist.

58 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Richard Greene

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Screen heartthrob Englishman Richard Greene was best known for the lead in the British TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Reefer Madness

69 Episodes
1 Volume
It was obvious to anyone who looked that dope was going to be the scourge of youth. For proof, look no further than our Reefer Madness Collection.

69 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Red Scare in Old Time Radio

276 Episodes
7 Volume
After the Second World War, American culture was shaped and driven largely by fears of Communist infiltration corrupting American institutions and values.

276 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Raymond Gram Swing News Broadcasts

6 Episodes
1 Volume
believed in the American values and noticed early on that Adolf Hitler was a problem long before America's involvement in WWII.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rat Pack

34 Episodes
1 Volume
August 2011 is the anniversary release of the Rat Pack Movie, Oceans 11. This compilation has choice appearances by members of The Rat Pack in Old Time Radio including Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, and more!

34 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

Rare Soap Operas

434 Episodes
4 Volume
Packed with more sudsey value for your dollar, OTRCat is proud to present this compilation of rare soaps series and including some programs that are the last surviving recordings of their shows.

434 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Rare Game Show

45 Episodes
1 Volume
filled with sample episodes of some great quiz programs -- including many rare episodes.

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rare Detective and Crime Shows

102 Episodes
2 Volume
features rare and highly collectible crime shows: this compilation is a fascinating look at the different key players in crime solving including detectives, spies, private investigators, cops, FBI agents, newspaper reporters, attorneys, defense attorneys, informants, and even personnel in the emerging field forensic science. Update: Adventures of PC49

102 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Random Rarities 24

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Variety of rare radio shows from a random genre collections from weird to wonderful from informative to intriguing.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 23

75 Episodes
1 Volume
Out of the vaults of old time radio comes a cacophony of fun from every genre of the airwaves.

75 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 21

69 Episodes
1 Volume
Random and rare old time radio collection from from the great, dusty vaults of radio shows.

69 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 17

57 Episodes
1 Volume
Some if these shows were saved from the dustbins of time, others were just so random and rare that they didn't fit in another collection, but Random Rarities 17 will have something everyone will enjoy!

57 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 16

62 Episodes
1 Volume
Our sixteenth edition of Random Rarities if filled with as much variety as the first fifteen. What sets this edition apart is that most of the episodes were broadcast in the last years of WWII and the post war years.

62 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 15

59 Episodes
1 Volume
A collection of rare, hard to find shows from all genres including Heart Throbs, Heritage Radio Theater, The Man Behind The Masterpiece, Nightcap Yarns, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, Mr. Pickwick's Christmas.

59 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 12

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Randomer and Rarer than before, enjoy these old time radio rarities from the lost vaults of time.

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 02

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

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Quaker Party

3 Episodes
1 Volume
stars Tommy Riggs and "a cute little bundle of mischief" seven-year-old girl Betty Lou, his imaginary friend. Update: additional broadcast

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Quack Doctors

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Laugh along with comedic tales of quack doctors with Amos & Andy, Jack Benny, and more. Hear the dramatized tales of quackery in Dragnet, Dr Kildare, Straight Arrow, Casey Crime Photographer, and more!

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Psychics Mentalists and Fortune Tellers

54 Episodes
1 Volume
The ancient art of astrology is an example of sign reading, as are palmistry, tea leaf reading, tarot cards, and numerology. We predict you will enjoy these radio shows.

54 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Practical Jokers

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone loves a practical joke...unless you are the victim. Practical jokes abound in all genres of radio history from comedy to mystery to variety to western.

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise

75 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes historical and news broadcasts as well as fictional accounts of corrupt politicians on The Green Hornet, The Halls of Ivy, The Lone Ranger, and more.

75 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Poker and Gambling

33 Episodes
1 Volume
We bet an arm and a leg you will enjoy this jackpot of gambling and poker themed old time radio shows.

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Poetry in Old Time Radio

612 Episodes
17 Volume
A collection of Poetry radio programs that bring culture, thoughtfulness, and spoken word to your radio. Update: additional Edgar Guest recordings

612 17
Add To Cart: $80.00

Pirates

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes pirate theme shows from a variety of old time radio shows, it's a listener's treasure chest of "arrghs", "aye, mateys" "ahoys" and wild pirate-themed adventure, detective shows, drama, and comedy.

60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Pick and Pat

13 Episodes
1 Volume
A buddy comedy minstrel-type radio program in the vein of Amos n' Andy and Two Black Crows. Update: additional rare broadcast

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Phil Harris

664 Episodes
16 Volume
A big band leader, he got a truly life-changing break when Jack Benny was looking for a new music director for The Jello Program in 1936. Later, he was best known for The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show.

664 16
Add To Cart: $80.00

Paula Winslowe

354 Episodes
8 Volume
After making the leap from silent films to speaking films, Paula Winslowe debuted on radio on Dec. 30, 1936.

354 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Paul Whiteman

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Performances by The King of Jazz!

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Paramount is on the Air

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood studios used the radio to advertise upcoming films featuring songs and scenes from the films without giving away the plot.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 12

108 Episodes
1 Volume
New sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including This is Paris, Something for the Girls, WWII PSA Annoucements, Jack Robinson, Streamlined Shakespeare and more.

108 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 11

101 Episodes
1 Volume
New sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including Fun at Breakfast, Chesterfield Time, All American Sports Shows, Are you a Genius?, Batman Mystery Club, Comic Parade, This is our Enemy, and many new News shows by organized year.

101 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 10

109 Episodes
1 Volume
OTRCAT.com fans have requested a new sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including Sports Answer Man, Atlantic Spotlight, Cloud Nine, Men at Sea, Adventure Club, Rudy Vallee, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and many more top picks from our newest collections.

109 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 09

100 Episodes
1 Volume
Long time listens and OTRCAT.com fans have requested a new sampler cd with 100 episodes from various series including America's Town Hall Meeting, Amos and Andy Music Hall, When a Girl Marries, Betty Crocker, Hallmark Hall Of Fame, and many more top picks from our newest collections.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 08

109 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Music America Loves Best and Pat Novak For Hire.

109 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 07

104 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Against the Storm and Guess Who?.

104 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 06

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Kitty Keen and It’s a Crime Mr. Collins.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 05

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Hank Williams and The Green Lama.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 04

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from The Columbia Workshop and Lux Radio Theater.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 03

102 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Bulldog Drummond and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.

102 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 02

119 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Judy Canova and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

119 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 01

105 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from American Trail and The Marx Brothers.

105 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

OTR Library

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio and libraries have always enjoyed a close relationship and have been used for locations in many radio shows.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Oscar Levant

175 Episodes
4 Volume
Enjoy these appearances by Oscar Levant, the sharp-witted brilliant music composer, concert pianist, movie star, author, and radio quiz show panelist.

175 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
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