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Worlds Greatest Short Stories

18 Episodes
1 Volume
features dramatizations of classic shorts stores like Tell Tale Heart, The Pickwick Papers, The Little Wife and more.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$36.00

Woody Herman

62 Episodes
2 Volume
Heavily influenced by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, the Woody Herman's Herd was known for lively arrangements that combined swing rhythms and bebop themes.

62 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$9.00

Wings to Victory

14 Episodes
1 Volume
WWII Morale Boosting Show Presented by the Air Force

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$9.00

William Gargan

60 Episodes
2 Volume
best known for his hard-boiled detective roles in Barry Craig and Martin Kane, William Gargan also appeared in variety old time radio shows, Lux Radio, Command Performance and more!

60 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

William Bendix

285 Episodes
7 Volume
The craggy and blustery William Bendix is best known for his role as the lovable lug Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley

285 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

Willard Waterman

273 Episodes
7 Volume
A veritable jack of all trades on the radio, Willard Waterman starred in The Whistler, The Lux Radio Theater, and Amos And Andy, later he starred as the leading role The Great Gildersleeve after Harold Peary left the program.

273 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

Western Spoofs

61 Episodes
1 Volume
With an abundance of material to tease out of the western genre, many brilliant comedians created comedy skits with a western theme including Jack Benny, Red Skeleton, Fred Allen and more.

61 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$13.50

We The People

15 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 1930s and 1940s. Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$60.00

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
$40.00

Wacky Women

273 Episodes
4 Volume
Features the kookiest women of old time radio. There are some members of the fairer sex can be less than sensible and at times downright wacky.From silly sisters to mental missies, this collection includes a wide variety of fun, exciting, and sometimes weird women!

273 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Vox Pop

140 Episodes
3 Volume
You won't want to miss this charming program featuring often spontaneous and playful interviews with citizens across the US and abroad. This extensive collection contains rare recordings previously not in circulation.

140 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$2.50

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
$9.00

Ventriloquist and Dummies

31 Episodes
1 Volume
You can never be sure their lips aren't moving on the radio, but these ventriloquists and their dummies are entertaining, insulting, and creating meyhem on the airwaves!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Vallees Varieties (Rudy Vallee and John Barrymore)

69 Episodes
2 Volume
A rare Rudy Vallee old time radio show with John Barrymore and guest stars like Orson Welles and the beautiful Billie Burke. Update: additional recordings

69 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Valentines Day

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Extra Valentine's Day special episodes from the golden age of radio! OTRCAT Wuvvves you! Updated: additional episodes

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tyrone Power

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

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Trucking

38 Episodes
1 Volume
From comedies to dramas, these big rig stories on the road feature truck drivers of all types.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tommy Dorsey

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular Swing Musician and Trombone Honker!

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Titanic Recordings

9 Episodes
1 Volume
included episodes from Adventures in Research, The Cavalcade of America, and historic sound clips referring to the tragedy. Update: additional recordings including first hand accounts

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$9.00

Thin Man

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) additional episodes: follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio."

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

That Brewster Boy

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Family old time radio sitcom featuring precocious son and the trouble he and his friends get into.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$13.50

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
$13.50

Television and TV

90 Episodes
2 Volume
Radio and television coexisted as TV sets entered American homes.

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Tarzan

234 Episodes
3 Volume
Novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs helped to bring his creation, Tarzan, to the airwaves in the 1930’s. In the 1950’s, Tarzan was seen through the perspective of Americans who had served overseas. Update: additional broadcasts

234 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Suspense

1008 Episodes
20 Volume
SUSPENSE is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent! Update: 50 new episodes and better sound quality

1008 20
Add To Cart: $100.00
$80.00

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
$48.00

Summer of 1940 News

72 Episodes
1 Volume
Let the pioneers of broadcast war journalism transport you back to the early days of the war in Europe with news from London, Berlin, and Rome.

72 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$9.00

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
$4.50

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
$4.50

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
$9.00

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
$13.50

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
$4.50

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
$4.50

Sky Blazers

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by Phillips H. Lord of Gangbusters, this old time radio show chronicled the early trailblazers of the sky who made aviation what it is today.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Simone Simon

3 Episodes
1 Volume
the beautiful French film star debuted in Hollywood films as well as radio.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Screen Guild Theater

348 Episodes
6 Volume
this old time radio anthology featured drama and variety with top-name stars whose salaries from this show were donated to fund the Motion Picture Country Home. Update: 240+ new shows and better sound quality

348 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
$24.00

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
$18.00

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
$4.50

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
$9.00

Roy Rogers

153 Episodes
4 Volume
The original "King of the Cowboys" is updated with new recordings of The Roy Rogers old time radio show and many guest appearances. Join Roy, "Queen of the West" Dale Evans, Trigger, Bullet, and the gang in this fun western adventure-variety show. Updated: 50+ additional recordings + sound upgrades

153 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Ronald Colman

269 Episodes
7 Volume
From a running gag on Jack Benny to numerous appearances on Arch Oboler's Plays, Ronald Colman appeared on many other old time radio shows

269 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

Robert Arden News Commentary

9 Episodes
1 Volume
A foreign correspondent, Robert Arden made insightful commentary about current events of WWII.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Road of Life

6 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio soap opera centered on handsome doctor Jim Brent and his wife Jocelyn in the small town of Merrimac. As the heroine of a medical drama, Jocelyn would suffer from almost every dread disease known to medicine.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

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
$4.50

Rex Stout

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Creator of the eccentric detective Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout began writing for the pulp fiction around 1910 introducing iconic "arm chair detective" Nero Wolfe in 1934.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Reptiles Birds Four Legged

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Life would be so much easier if all the creatures that walked around on four legs were as cute and cuddly as kittens and bunnies, this collection covers those who are not.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Religious Recordings

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

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

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
$28.00

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
$4.50

Ray Milland

61 Episodes
2 Volume
Ray Milland got his big break in The Jungle Princess with sarong-clad Dorothy Lamour and late became a screen legend in 1945’s Lost Weekend.

61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$18.00

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
$4.50

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
$9.00

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
$4.50

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
$4.50

Random Rarities 22

57 Episodes
1 Volume
We just love finding these rare radio shows, some with only one known remaining episode.

57 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Random Rarities 19

45 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a new collection of Rare Programs which will not fit in another category but are too important and entertaining not to be released in a collection.

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Random Rarities 18

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Now in our eighteenth edition, our Random Rarities are getting more rare and much, much more random!

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

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
$4.50

Random Rarities 08

42 Episodes
1 Volume
features shows that have been hidden is someone's closet for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Random Rarities 07

52 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Random Rarities 05

49 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Random Rarities 03

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

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Radio Noir Writers

403 Episodes
18 Volume
Our collection includes stories from Patricia Highsmith, Cornell Woolrich, James M Cain, Frederic Brown, Agatha Christie, John Cheever, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, W.R. Burnett, Rex Stout, and Alfred Hitchcock.

403 18
Add To Cart: $90.00
$72.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Quiz Kids

139 Episodes
3 Volume
The Quiz Kids radio game show panel consisted of five extremely bright children giving entertaining answers--making the show was popular with adults and youngsters alike. Update: additional broadcasts

139 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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
$4.50

Presidential Campaigns 1892-1974

156 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes historic and entertaining campaign speeches from Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.

156 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$9.00

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
$64.00

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
$4.50

Phillips Lord

169 Episodes
4 Volume
Phillips H. Lord got his start in radio by berating the station manager. He created the first independent radio producer with the creation of the character and show Seth Parker and later the FBI-approved show G-men retooled as the hit show Gangbusters.

169 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

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
$64.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Perry Como

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Long Awaited collection Featuring the Delightful Musical and Comedy Star in Guest Performances!

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$32.00

Patriotic Recordings

73 Episodes
2 Volume
Red, white and blue, patriotic radio shows just for you! OTRCat presents some of our favorite Patriotic Radio Episodes. Included are Historical Dramas, WWII episodes, AFRS Programming, Family Comedy, and Baseball Stories.

73 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00
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