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Jack Benny

1108 Episodes
27 Volume
Everyone's favorite penny pinching miser is now updated with more laughs and better quality sound. Sound upgrades Volume 10-11-12

1108 27
Add To Cart: $135.00

Lux Radio Theater

785 Episodes
33 Volume
Featuring the greatest Hollywood stars doing one-hour versions of their biggest motion pictures. Update: additional shows + remastered sound + many sound upgrades

785 33
Add To Cart: $160.00

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

Fibber McGee and Molly

1180 Episodes
20 Volume
Long lost episodes fell out of "Fibber's Closet". This is the most complete Fibber McGee and Molly collection to date. Laugh with over 418 hours of laughs with Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly in this classic radio sit-com. Update: 200+ additional shows

1180 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Grand Ole Opry

417 Episodes
10 Volume
The Grand Ole Opry did not quite invent Country and Western Music, but it did bring it to the ears of many Americans who may not have heard it otherwise. Update: 80 additional broadcasts

417 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Burns and Allen

274 Episodes
5 Volume
George Burns and Gracie Allen show starring radio's favorite couple is now updated with 100 additional recordings (with an additional 46+ hours) and sound upgrades!

274 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Time Travelers in Old Time Radio

59 Episodes
2 Volume
In time travel there are voyages to the future, travels to the past, and strange visitors from the future coming to our present time in this original collection. Update: additional episodes

59 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Nero Wolfe

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Nero Wolfe may have been one of the most eccentric detectives in fiction, but he was also one of the most effective. The Adventures of Nero Wolfe aired in different versions from 1943 to 1951.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

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

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

I Love a Mystery

201 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) Long awaited ILAM serials are now complete including Temple of the Vampires! With new Episodes, Photos, Interviews, Audition Recordings and much more.

201 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Lone Ranger

2360 Episodes
48 Volume
The Lone Ranger is one of the iconic characters in American folklore, and he got his start on Mutual, airing from 1933 through 1954. Update: 980+ additional recordings

2360 48
Add To Cart: $200.00

Superman

1203 Episodes
12 Volume
From 1939 right up into the atomic 1950's, 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.

1203 12
Add To Cart: $60.00

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

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

Olivia de Havilland

37 Episodes
2 Volume
Known for her breakout role as Mellie in Gone with the Wind, Olivia de Havilland won Academy Awards for films To Each His Own and The Heiress.

37 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Bob Hope

395 Episodes
10 Volume
Bob Hope is one of the best loved entertainers of all time. He was in the business for a very long time, but Bob never forgot that he was there for the audience, not the other way around, especially when it came to the G.I.s who adopted Bob as one of their own. Update: 3 additional broadcasts

395 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Duffys Tavern

145 Episodes
3 Volume
"Elite meet to eat, Duffy ain't here, Archie the Manager speakin'..." this classic sitcom now with additional recordings. Update: additional episodes

145 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Green Hornet

257 Episodes
6 Volume
Follow the "Flight of the Bumblebee", The Green Hornet, and his side kick, fierce fighter, skilled driver, and all around best pal Kato for even exciting listening.

257 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

July 4th

127 Episodes
3 Volume
Enjoy July 4th broadcasts from radio past. Update: additional episodes

127 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

Fred Allen

179 Episodes
3 Volume
Fred Allen moved from Vaudeville to radio and perfected his character over a number of years for several sponsors. One of his career highlights was a supposed feud with his good friend, Jack Benny.

179 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

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

Mr Keen Tracer of Lost Persons

58 Episodes
2 Volume
Produced by the Hummerts, this detective series is one of radio's longest running shows.

58 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Leap Year

35 Episodes
1 Volume
The Gregorian Calendar adds a day February 29th to the year every four years; this collection adds entertainment from every genre of radio programs.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blondie

40 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

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gang Busters

114 Episodes
3 Volume
This "best remembered" of all the crime stoppers shows was billed as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." Update: 22 additional episodes.

114 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Detective Collection

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

119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dinah Shore

173 Episodes
2 Volume
Is there anyone 'finah in the state of Carolina? The singing starlet best remembered for her sensuous recordings in the 1940's; now with over 100 episodes of the Dinah Shore show and 60+ guest appearances, many with Groucho Marx. Update: additional episodes

173 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ginger Rogers

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Dancer, actress, and comedienne, Ginger Rogers graced screen, stage and radio in a career that spanned 50 years.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Father Coughlin

60 Episodes
3 Volume
"The Radio Priest" was a success when he first discussed religious matters in the early days of radio. However, Father Coughlin managed to step on a few toes when he expanded into political commentary and calls for economic reform.

60 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

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

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jack Benny and Fred Allen Feud

37 Episodes
1 Volume
The decade long feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen featured barbs between the two comedy greats on multiple old time radio shows.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

News Recordings 1940

257 Episodes
2 Volume
War raged in Europe, France surrendered to Germany as Luftwaffe bombs fell for the first time on Paris. Although, America was not yet committed to war, there was quiet preparations to join to fight.

257 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Columbia Workshop

333 Episodes
7 Volume
(update) With 140+ additional episodes: Columbia Workshop features high radio art with the newest sound technologies and top notch radio directing of its day.

333 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen)

75 Episodes
1 Volume
was the popular comedy sketch lampooning small town America. The skit was included in the Fred Allen Show and also The Bergen McCarthy Show and The Jack Benny Show.

75 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jimmy Stewart

87 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the best loved and most respected stars Hollywood ever produced, James Stewart made plenty of radio appearances, usually in support of his films, but also in public service appearances and his own show, The Six Shooter.

87 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Comedy Collection

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

113 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

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

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

Gerald Mohr

233 Episodes
5 Volume
An anthology to Gerald Mohr, this extensive collection contains almost 300 radio appearances on various detective shows, horror-dramas, and radio comedies.

233 5
Add To Cart: $30.00

Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents

176 Episodes
4 Volume
this extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.

176 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

HV Kaltenborn Edits the News

39 Episodes
1 Volume
History repeats itself when H. V. Kaltenborn provides vivid commentary and pointed insight into world affairs and politics in the 1940s and 1950s. Update: sound upgrades and additional recording

39 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

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

Jack Armstrong

107 Episodes
1 Volume
Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy not only held the interest of millions of kids after school during two decades, the show helped to prove the value of targeted radio advertising to General Mills and Wheaties. Update: additional episode

107 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Lucille Ball

184 Episodes
3 Volume
Before she became TV’s favorite redhead, Lucille Ball was a rising starlet who turned to radio work as a way to make ends meet.

184 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

Orson Welles

380 Episodes
11 Volume
Best known for his airing of "War of the Worlds", Orson Welles made numerous appearances on a variety of different shows during his magnificent radio career. He was truly a creative genius in radio, before he went on to Hollywood. Update: 7 additional guest broadcasts

380 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

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

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

Jack Benny Gags

161 Episodes
4 Volume
compilation of some of Jack Benny's best running gags and first appearances by his stellar comedy cast.

161 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Christmas Comedy

180 Episodes
4 Volume
This collection will have you giggling jingle bells and spiting your egg nog laughing hohoho!

180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

119 Episodes
2 Volume
Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts! Update: 15 additional broadcasts

119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

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

326 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Gene Autry

127 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the original and most successful of the movie’s singing cowboys, Gene Autry successfully made the radio waves as much of a home as the welcoming bunkhouse on the Melody Ranch.

127 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Captain Midnight

138 Episodes
2 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.

138 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

We The People

17 Episodes
1 Volume
"Anybody's and everybody's soap box" - We The People is an entertaining old time radio show featuring human interest stories from the 1930's and 1940's. Update: additional broadcasts

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Big Town

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

54 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Great Moments in Radio

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

103 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Humphrey Bogart

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Bogie is an actor who continues to rank near the top on everybody's list. He made many appearances on radio after he moved his act from Broadway to Hollywood.

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Glenn Miller

94 Episodes
3 Volume
Glenn Miller and his Orchestra got America “In The Mood”, but when his country needed him he was ready to give it all for his fellow servicemen. In fact, Major Glenn Miller was lost over the Channel on his way to set up shows for servicemen stationed near the front lines.

94 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Jungle Jim

504 Episodes
5 Volume
Jungle Jim was a long-running jungle adventure show, feet planted firmly in the footsteps of Tarzan, but with the hardware and politics of the modern great white hunter. Update: 180+ new episodes on volume 4 and 5

504 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Monsters

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

186 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Norman Corwin

120 Episodes
3 Volume
One of the greatest creative minds that has ever floated through the airwaves, Norman Corwin's poetic personality left an impression on listeners everywhere. Update: 90+ additional recordings

120 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Fibber Christmas

48 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 8 additional episodes: Join the resident at 79 Wistful Vista for this jolly collection of Fibber McGee and Molly Christmas shows.

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Random Rarities 18

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

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Baseball in Old Time Radio

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

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 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

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

Dorothy Lamour

142 Episodes
4 Volume
Known for the sarong dress in The Jungle Princess and her exotic good looks, Dorothy Lamour made over 60 motion pictures and helped sell US Treasury Bonds

142 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Defective Detectives and Bungling Burglars

180 Episodes
3 Volume
spoofs and skits of detective radio shows and bungled burglaries by some of the funniest old time radio comedians.

180 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Halloween Variety and Specials

30 Episodes
1 Volume
This Halloween remember the gh'oul times with Henry Aldrich, Jack Benny, and all your comedic friends on their Halloween radio specials.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

123 Episodes
3 Volume
This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows. Update: two additional episodes

123 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

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

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

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