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Abraham Lincoln

61 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the most revered Presidents in American History, Abraham Lincoln was a popular figure in old time radio shows.

61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Adolphe Menjou

52 Episodes
2 Volume
Known as a suave and debonair ladies man, Adolphe Menjou's career spanned both silent films and talkies.

52 2
Add To Cart: $5.00

Against the Storm

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Winning the Peabody Award in 1942, this highly-acclaimed old time radio soap opera was written by Sandra Michael. Update: 10+ new episodes

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Agnes Moorehead

78 Episodes
2 Volume
Known as "The Lavender Lady", Agnes Moorehead had a long life in the entertainment industry. Best known as a mystery and suspense performer on the radio. Her best known work was with Orson Welles on Mercury Theater, but she also played the lead role in Sorry Wrong Number. Television audiences will remember her as the mother-in-law from Bewitched, but also appeared in Citizen Kane, The Twilight Zone, and many others.

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

173 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.

173 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alan Reed

515 Episodes
12 Volume
Alan Reed was a prolific radio actor because he could do dozens of dialects with a voice so versatile that producers used him in a variety of roles.

515 12
Add To Cart: $60.00

Aldrich Family (Henry Aldrich)

115 Episodes
2 Volume
"Hen-reeee! Henry Aldrich!" Laugh along with Ezra Stone in this 1940's sitcom. Update: 20+ additional recordings and many sound upgrades

115 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Aldrich Family Christmas

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Yuletide greetings from the home of Henry "Henreeee" Aldrich as his family celebrates Christmas.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alfred Hitchcock

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes radio adaptations on Hitchcock's most memorable films, including Spellbound, The Birds, Rebecca, Sorry Wrong Number, and Shadow of a Doubt. Update: 6 additional broadcasts

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alice Faye

298 Episodes
8 Volume
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

117 Episodes
3 Volume
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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

America Looks Abroad

47 Episodes
1 Volume
provides news analysis and commentary about the changing world of the late 1930's and early 1940's.

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

America Town Meeting of the Air

39 Episodes
2 Volume
Every week, the nation listened as experts debated issues from communism to social security to the type of music America wanted. Modeled after New England Town Hall Meetings, each show opened with a "town crier" clanging a bell and an active audience that would "boo" panelists. Update: additional recording

39 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Andrews Sisters

83 Episodes
2 Volume
The sound track for the War Years was Big Band Music, but the universal sweetheart was a triple threat, the lovely Andrews Sisters. More "girl next door" pretty than pin-up girl glamorous, the sister's songs were filled with the optimism and pluck that helped countless G.I.s endure for the duration. Update: additional recordings

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Andy Devine

339 Episodes
7 Volume
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

Ann Miller

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Tap dancer, actress, and funny gal appeared on Mail Call, G.I. Journal, Forecast, and Command Performance.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ann Sothern

99 Episodes
2 Volume
this collection includes all available old time radio appearances of Ann Sothern including her signature role as the liberated American "dame" from Brooklyn in 'Adventures of Maisie'-now updated with new episodes!

99 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Anniversaries in Old Time Radio

184 Episodes
4 Volume
Anniversaries, milestones, and more in this one-of-a-kind, genre-wide collection of Anniversaries in Old Time Radio.

184 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

50 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.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Arch Oboler Plays

60 Episodes
2 Volume
Enjoy some of the best works of author Arch Oboler dramatic plays starring Joan Crawford and more. Update: additional episodes and sound quality improvements

60 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Arlene Francis

75 Episodes
2 Volume
Panelists on What's My Line, Arlene Francis had a long performance history on Broadway.

75 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Arnold Moss

140 Episodes
4 Volume
He performed in on stage, movies, TV or radio often as a villain, a role he seemed to relish as a way to burn himself into the audience’s memory.

140 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Barbara Jean Wong

55 Episodes
1 Volume
Barbara Jean Wong was a fourth generation Chinese-American who began her performance career at the age of five and was soon dubbed the Chinese-American Shirley Temple.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barbara Stanwyck

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Baseball and World Series Broadcasts

236 Episodes
9 Volume
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

39 Episodes
1 Volume
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

Bea Benaderet

474 Episodes
11 Volume
As a young woman, Bea Benaderet joined the company of Orson Welles Campbell Theatre and later had many roles in radio and television.

474 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

Beat the Band

29 Episodes
1 Volume
This fun, original music quiz show was a war-time radio musical-quiz program. The first season of Beat the Band was sponsored by that ready-to-eat corn cereal, Kix.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Behind the Mike

32 Episodes
1 Volume
During the Golden Age of Radio things may have been less technical, but the effort required the skills of a great many diverse personalities, Behind The Mike introduces us to many of these folks, and tells the inside story of Old Time Radio from the people who were there to create it.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

252 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

252 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bette Davis

60 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Betty Grable

31 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the top box office draws and household name, Betty Grable was a hit with G.I.s serving overseas and appeared on Command Performance and Mail Call

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Town

41 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bill Stern Sports Reel

178 Episodes
3 Volume
Batter up! The Bill Stern Sports Reel broadcasts are one of the most entertaining sports shows of all time. Update: 19 new broadcasts including guest appearances

178 3
Add To Cart: $10.00

Billie Burke

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Heard on Saturday mornings, she played a flaky lady with the distinct high voice and an abundance of generosity and good will towards individuals in her community. Update: additional broadcast

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Billy Wilder

13 Episodes
1 Volume
One of Hollywood's most award winning Directors and Writers, Billy Wilder took up the director's chair to protect his scripts from changes by incompetent directors.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Birds on the Radio

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

128 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Birthday Collection

148 Episodes
3 Volume
Fun birthday celebrations of famous celebrities, historical figures, and even Gracie Allen's grandpa.

148 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

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

107 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Blind Terror

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio horror and mystery shows about blindness, losing one's vision, and people with visual impairment.

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blitzkrieg

91 Episodes
1 Volume
includes news reports and speeches on the german invasion across Europe as the atrocities unfolded.

91 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blondie

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Blondie is based on Chic Young's popular comic strip. After becoming a successful movie, Blondie continued to be a hit in its old time radio show form. Update: 34 additional episodes

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blue Beetle

24 Episodes
1 Volume
The Blue Beetle was an early comic book hero that tugged on the cape of Superman. Created by Charles Nicholas for the comic book Mystery Men, it first appeared in 1939.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bob Burns Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This comedy show debuted in September 1941 as The Arkansas Traveler. Featuring the music of Spike Jones, the show featured Bob Burns playing his "Bazooka," a homemade instrument that he made from a whiskey funnel and two gas pipes.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bob Hope

392 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: over 200 additional broadcasts

392 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

104 Episodes
2 Volume
Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts!

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

121 Episodes
3 Volume
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

147 Episodes
9 Volume
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 Recordings

41 Episodes
1 Volume
From comedy to cereal serials, this compilation features radio shows from a wide variety of radio programs that are sure to start your day with a stomach full of food and a belly full of laughs.

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Brian Donlevy

145 Episodes
4 Volume
A natural to be cast as the “heavy”, tough-guy roles Donlevy appeared on radio in support of his films on movie.

145 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Bud Coyller

1378 Episodes
16 Volume
The voice of mild-mannered Clark Kent's easy tenor to Superman's rich baritone, Bud Collyer was a "jack-of-all-trades" on the microphone.

1378 16
Add To Cart: $80.00

Burl Ives

37 Episodes
1 Volume
With his trademark beard and guitar, Burl Ives seemed to always be able to sing the songs that people wanted to hear. Update: additional appearances

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Burlesque

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

California Melodies

28 Episodes
1 Volume
"From out of the west to you," California Melodies features British director and composer David Rose and singer Maxine Gray.

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Campbells Playhouse

48 Episodes
2 Volume
Mmm, Mmm, Dramatic Concoction ... Campbell Playhouse stars Orson Welles and his wondrous Mercury Theater troupe.

48 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Camping and Cabins

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

98 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Cancer and Tumors

19 Episodes
1 Volume
By the time of the Golden Age of Radio, cancer was still feared but there was growing hope that the disease could be treated, controlled, and eventually cured through the efforts of the American Cancer Society.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Captain Midnight

55 Episodes
1 Volume
This flying adventure with mysterious Captain Midnight and his pals Chuck Ramsey and Patsy Donovan was sponsored by Skelly Oil and took an exciting and melodramatic view of aviation adventure.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Carlton Morse

564 Episodes
7 Volume
Morse's greatest successes were One Man's Family and I Love a Mystery. This collection contains many of his mystery anthology and some rare Carlton E Morse recordings.

564 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Carmen Miranda

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, “the Brazilian Bombshell” Carmen Miranda helped to popularize Latin music and dance with enormous fruit-laden hats in big budget musicals.

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Carnation Contented Hour

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Cows and audiences alike are content when listening to this rare and fine musical program by Carnation Milk. This long-running series features great performers such as Dinah Shore, Tony Martin, Jo Stafford, and Dick Hymes. Update: additional episodes

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
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

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

CBS European News Am Edition

66 Episodes
2 Volume
top-rated network of its day was where millions were tuning into on daily basis to find out the latest from the battlefront or who was making the daily headlines

66 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Swing music was all about having fun, and one of the ways that Swing musicians found to have fun was by making fun of the more serious classical music scene. The result was Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, which even featured Milton Cross, the normally serious announcer for the Metropolitan Opera.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Charles Boyer

57 Episodes
2 Volume
He was one of the busiest stage actors in Paris, and it was only a matter of time before Hollywood took notice.

57 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Chicago Theater Air

19 Episodes
1 Volume
As War erupted on the European continent, there was a concern in America over the culture that was being lost, especially in the fine arts. The Chicago Theater of the Air was created to bring opera to the masses in the provincial heart land, preserving the art and serving listeners.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Childrens Show Bundle Pack

853 Episodes
18 Volume
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

662 Episodes
21 Volume
over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!

662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00

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

Christmas Dramas

65 Episodes
2 Volume
the miracle of Christmas will lift your spirits in these touching old time radio dramas. Also included in this collection are Lux Radio Theater versions of your favorite classic Christmas movies.

65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Christmas Recordings

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

649 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Christmas with George Burns and Gracie Allen

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

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Churchill (Winston) Recordings

111 Episodes
1 Volume
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during WWII and great orator, wrote his own speeches and delivered them on many radio broadcasts.

111 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Circus

305 Episodes
5 Volume
The drama of life under the Big Top has always made for great radio stories from all genres. Update: 2 additional broadcasts

305 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cold War, Commies, Atomic, and Civil Defense Saver Bundle

1179 Episodes
28 Volume
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 Workshop

47 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.

47 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Comedy Collection

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

113 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Commercials for Movies

93 Episodes
1 Volume
Fun and Detailed Teaser Trailers for Classic Movies!

93 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Communists and Cold War

244 Episodes
6 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

244 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Connie Boswell

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Born and raised in the Jazz-filled New Orleans streets, Connie Boswell, and her two other sisters, Martha and Vet, learned to pluck and toot almost every instrument used in popular and vocal Jazz.Boswell Sisters

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cowboys, Rodeos, and Western Roundups

90 Episodes
2 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $10.00

Crazy Mamas

47 Episodes
1 Volume
OTRCAT.com original collection features hand-picked episodes with a variety of crazy mama and insane mother-in-laws.

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Danny Kaye

56 Episodes
2 Volume
As a youngster, the only thing Danny Kaye was good at was singing songs and telling jokes. After spending time on the Borscht Belt, he found success on Broadway.

56 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dashiell Hammett

151 Episodes
4 Volume
Writer of the Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man, Hammett has an enduring reputation as the godfather of the hard-boiled detective genre and one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.

151 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Depressed and Moping

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

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Depression Era Recordings

37 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Detective Collection

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

119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Detective Couples (Sleuths and Sweethearts)

47 Episodes
1 Volume
What's a private dick with out his lovely dame in tow? An original OTRCAT.com compilation, Sleuths and Sweethearts features our favorite old time radio detective couples from Avengers to The Thin Man.

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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