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David Torrence

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Silent films star David Torrence began his film career at the age of 50 after leaving his native Scotland to become a cowboy in California.

2 1
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Fred Stone

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Born in 1873, he began appearing in circuses and minstrel shows as an acrobat and tightrope walker and later he worked on the stage version of The Wizard of Oz.

2 1
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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
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Our Gal Sunday

3 Episodes
1 Volume
This classic soap opera rags to riches story is about a orphan girl named Sunday who married a powerful and rich Lord Henry Brinthrope.

3 1
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Career of Alice Blair

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A girl struggles with conflicts between work and family in the soap opera, "The Career of Alice Blair," from 1939.

3 1
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Houseboat Hanna

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy life and loves on San Francisco Bay in this little known Hummert old time radio soap opera.

3 1
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Edith Fellows

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Child-star Edith Fellows, best known for playing orphans and street urchins, was the first child to be offered a seven year contract with a major studio.

3 1
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Radio Guild

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Winning the endorsement of National Advisory Council on Radio in Education (NACRE), the producers of the Music Appreciation Hour developed an instructor's manual as a companion to the series called Radio Guild.

3 1
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Black Castle and Black Chapel

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare and Scary Horror Recordings

4 1
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Kitty Keene

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Kitty Keene, a former Ziegfeld Follies' showgirl, solved crime with an equal amount of toughness and purrfection.

4 1
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Sage Brush Round-Up

4 Episodes
1 Volume
toe-tapping old time western music radio show.The upbeat western tunes are intermixed with commercials and light-hearted banter.

4 1
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Death Valley Days

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

5 1
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Renfrew Mounted

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Exciting Adventure show about the Royal Mounted Police

5 1
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Wizard of Oz

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio drama and supporting broadcasts of Dorothy Gale, the rural Kansan, who in a freak storm is whisked away to a magical rainbow world populated by colorful munchkin-like people.

5 1
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Chico Marx

5 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Coast to Coast on a Bus

5 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Helen Morgan

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

5 1
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Vivien Leigh

5 Episodes
1 Volume
She became a household name playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, Vivien Leigh was one of the brightest stars in classic Hollywood.

5 1
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Major Bowes

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Thousands from All Over the Country Flocked to Join this Gong-style Talent Show. Update: sound upgrades

6 1
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When A Girl Marries

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the trials and tribulations of married couple, Joan and Harry Davis, as they deal with the drama of friends and family in their hometown of Stanwood.

6 1
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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
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Ham Radio

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Stories and dramas of amateur radio service operators during the age of old time radio.

6 1
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Bela Lugosi

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Performances with the Original Count Dracula!

7 1
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Dr John Brinkley (Medical Quack)

7 Episodes
1 Volume
began experimenting with goat glands, surgically implanting them for every ailment from fertility, to dementia, to impotency. Called a quack, charlatan, and mega-medical radio star, Dr John Brinkley is a character from the 20th century that could not have existed without the power of radio.

7 1
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PG Wodehouse

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known to millions as P.G. Wodehouse, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse is considered one of the all time great English humorists. His body of work spans more than seventy years and includes novels, short stories, plays and radio features.

7 1
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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
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Bachelors Children

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the tales of the "Bachelor's Children," an award winning radio soap opera that ran for over a decade. Update: additional broadcasts

8 1
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From the Bookshelf of the World

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Although some of these boys would not have picked up a book themselves after they left high school, programs like From the Bookshelf of the World exposed them to some of the great stories in literature.

8 1
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Christmas Movies on the Radio

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes your favorite Christmas Classics films adapted to old time radio with the original casts such as James Stewart and Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life!

8 1
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Valiant Lady

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Valiant Lady was a classic Soap from the Hummert Radio Factory, complete with long, involved story arcs, cliff hangers and swelling organ music. Follow the trials and tribulations of Joan Barrett as she gives up a promising acting career to care for her ailing father.

9 1
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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
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Joe Besser

9 Episodes
1 Volume
You Crazy, Youuuuuu! Joe Besser developed his own comic persona that was as silly as it was loveable. Best known for his two-reel short features and becoming one of the Three Stooges, Joe was also a favorite of Old Time Radio!

9 1
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Ray Bolger

9 Episodes
1 Volume
The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Ray Bolger was a man with a wit sharp enough for adults and a soft side for children. Update: additional broadcast

9 1
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George Sanders

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

9 1
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Choose a Song Partner

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy classic songs and amusing clues when you listen to Beryl Vaughn, Don Moreland, and Adele Scott on Choose a Song Partner.

10 1
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Lifebuoy Show (Al Jolson)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen along as "The World's Greatest Entertainer" does what he does best in "The Lifebuoy Show," a musical comedy show starring Al Jolson.

10 1
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Gallant American Women

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the untold stories of ordinary women who worked and sacrificed sometimes with their lives, to build the United States.

10 1
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Jessica Dragonette

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as early radio's "Star of Stars", the "Princess of Song", "Sweetheart of the Air" and "Queen of Radio", this diminutive soprano was one of the most popular voices in the early days of radio. Update: additional broadcast, rare interview

10 1
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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
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Frank Capra

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

11 1
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Al Pearce Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Al Pearce and his Gang, is a comedy show that changed much through its run due to an unstable relationship with networks and sponsors. Al Pearce got his start in show business when he was working as a real door-to-door salesman.

12 1
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Errol Flynn

12 Episodes
1 Volume
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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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
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Today in Europe

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Relive the early days of World War II with Edward R. Murrow and the Murrow boys as they brought the news from the European capitals.

12 1
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America First Committee Broadcasts

12 Episodes
1 Volume
an old time radio program using well know individuals like aviator Charles Lindbergh to convince America to stay OUT of WWII

12 1
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Vic and Sade Christmas

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring everyday Christmas stories about "Radio's Home Folks", the family who lives in "the small house halfway up the next block."

12 1
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Human Adventure

12 Episodes
1 Volume
An education radio program that was a collaboration between the Columbia Broadcasting System and the University of Chicago. Update: additional episode

12 1
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Hercule Poirot

13 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes and special recordings: Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective ever? Certainly a gripping favorite from Agatha Christie!

13 1
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Nick Harris Detective

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Super Sleuth Solves Los Angeles Crimes

13 1
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Zombies in Old Time Radio

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Most of the Old Time Radio stories about Zombies involve the traditional Voodoo Zombies, but it can never hurt to be prepared for when the people next door develop a taste for brains...

13 1
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Carole Lombard

13 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Depressed and Moping

13 Episodes
1 Volume
The blues hits your favorite stars who turn to their friends and family to help.

13 1
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Religious Recordings

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller Update: 2 additional broadcasts

14 1
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Leslie Howard

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his role in Gone with the Wind, Leslie Howard joined the war effort and used his talents for the allied forces. Update: additional broadcasts

14 1
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Ed Sullivan

15 Episodes
1 Volume
His name is a fixture of American lexicon, Ed Sullivan had a long career on radio in sports and entertainment reporting.

15 1
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Bob Hope Christmas

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Bob Hope lived to be 100 years old and he celebrated 100 Christmases; many of those Christmases were celebrated with US troops.

15 1
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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
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Billy Jones and Ernie Hare

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Music and Comedy Duo starred in this Early Radio Show Sensation

16 1
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Robert Benchley

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Robert Benchley was one of the great American humorists of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

16 1
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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
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Lord Haw Haw

16 Episodes
1 Volume
In WWII, William Joyce moved from England to support fascist Germany by playing the propaganda role of Lord Haw-Haw and attempted to discourage and demoralize English Speaking Allied troops.

16 1
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Hilltop House

17 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 14 soapy new episodes follow heroine Bess Johnson, a caseworker at Hilltop House orphanage.

17 1
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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
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Back To School

17 Episodes
1 Volume
The beginning of the school year is an excited time for the characters in old time radio comedies and dramas.

17 1
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Clark Gable

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

18 1
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Agatha Christie

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these "whodunits" from the famous detective novelist: These exciting old time radio tales from various series have plot twists perfect for "radio's outstanding theater of thrills".

18 1
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Complete Broadcast 1939 (Nazi Invasion of Poland)

19 Episodes
1 Volume
The day the Nazis invaded Poland is seen as the beginning of the Second World War. The staff of WJSV recorded the entire days broadcast, so we can learn about the events as they unfold.

19 1
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Magic Carpet

19 Episodes
1 Volume
These AFRS recordings came from famous clubs all over the nation including recordings by Xavier Cugat, Stan Kenton, Xavier CugatLouis Armstrong, Charlie Bennet, the Joe Richman Orchestra and others. Update: 10+ additional recordings

19 1
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Bert Lahr

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

19 1
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Frank Watanabe and the Honorable Archie

20 Episodes
1 Volume
akin to Amos and Andy, featured the Japanese-American houseboy and his master's world traveling adventures.

20 1
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Camel Caravan (Benny Goodman)

20 Episodes
1 Volume
Big Band Show for Saturday night with swing era favorite Benny Goodman.

20 1
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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
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Martha Tilton

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Martha Tilton, also known as ''Liltin' Martha Tilton,'' joined the venerable Jimmy Dorsey and his band in 1935 and later with Benny Goodman until 1939.

21 1
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Memorial Day

21 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: Enjoy the beginning of summer and honor our fallen with this compilation of historical, dramatic and comedy radio shows.

21 1
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Spencer Tracy

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

21 1
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Jills All-Time Jukebox

21 Episodes
1 Volume
The Allied counterpart of the infamous Tokyo Rose, GI Jill was played by girl next door Martha Wilkerson. Update: additional broadcast

21 1
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Joan Crawford

22 Episodes
1 Volume
During her decades long career, she remained the epitome of Hollywood glamour and prestige.This collection contains the radio appearances of the"First Queen of the Movies." Update: additional broadcast

22 1
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Kay Starr

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Remembered as one of the earliest female country swing artists, Kay Starr appeared on episodes of The Great Gildersleeve, and was a regular Thursday night guest on The Chesterfield Supper Club.

22 1
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Rita Hayworth

22 Episodes
1 Volume
She was the favorite pin-up girl of American GI's in WWII, an incredible dancer, and Hollywoods first official princess.

22 1
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Chesterfield Show (Moonlight Serenade)

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional shows, this old time radio series features "the number one dance band with the number one swing trio:" Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters.

23 1
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David Niven

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

23 1
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Maureen OHara

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for her film roles such as on Miracle On 34th Street, Maureen O'Hara brought her memorable film roles to the radio sound stage.

23 1
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James Cagney

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

23 1
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Shirley Temple

23 Episodes
1 Volume
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called Shirley Temple "Little Miss Miracle" for bringing up the country's morale during the Great Depression with her bouncing curls, dancing maryjane shoes, and sweetheart persona.

23 1
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Myrna Loy

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Striking starlet with exotic good looks, Myrna Loy as Nora Charles in The Thin Man films and reprised her movie roles on Lux Radio Theater, Silver Theater, and Screen Guild Theater.

23 1
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Christmas Carol

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

24 1
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Chesterfield Time

24 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Chase and Sanborn Hour 1937-1939

24 Episodes
1 Volume
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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Game Shows

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether you tune in to hear the drama of ordinary people competing for wonderful prizes or to challenge yourself against the competitors in the studio, Quiz Shows promise endless fun.

25 1
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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
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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
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Best of Lux Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Over the years, there were 900+ episodes of Lux Radio Theatre and we've handpicked the best for this original collection!

25 1
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Artie Shaw

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Clarinet Tooter and Musician Master: Artie rivaled swing bandleaders Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller in the 1930s and 40s. Update: additional episodes

26 1
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Buck Rogers

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Buck Rogers radio serial not only engendered a passion for space exploration, it taught lessons about trustworthiness, the triumph of good versus evil, and the virtue of the American Way.

26 1
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FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

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

26 1
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Hitler (Adolf) Recordings

26 Episodes
1 Volume
speeches from the most infamous man in history

26 1
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Kate Smith

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Larger than Life Contralto Presents Singing and Variety

26 1
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Tom Mix

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Tom Mix was one of the great American popular cowboys, and he was one who was a real cowboy, too! Upgrade: 16 new episodes

26 1
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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
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Jesus in Old Time Radio

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio celebrates the life of Jesus, from his humble birth in a manger in Bethlehem, through his crucifixion and resurrection, but mostly radio is a means to share Jesus’s message of love and peace.

26 1
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