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Abe Burrows Show

4 Episodes
1 Volume
After a long career in radio writing and directing, Burrows took a break to perform songs he wrote at nightclubs. These songs became so popular that he was invited to start his own old time radio show.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Abies Irish Rose

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This likable old time radio comedy show is about the marriage between a Jewish man and an Irish Catholic lass.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Academy Award Theater

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood's finest films adapted into old time radio shows with many of their original stars reprising their roles!

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Academy Awards Shows

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Adventure Ahead

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Join the pirates, help the FBI, or train a runt puppy because there' Adventure Ahead in this old time adventure radio show.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventure Club

3 Episodes
1 Volume
The Adventurer's Club broadcasts amazing stories from a club of extraordinary men who seek adventure at every turn.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures by Morse

54 Episodes
1 Volume
Carlton E. Morse is remembered for his great family dramas like One Man's Family, but his real legacy is his great adventure programs like I Love A Mystery and I Love Adventure. For Adventures by Morse, he took his proven ILAM formula and used it to create new characters and adventures.

54 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures in Research

115 Episodes
2 Volume
"Learn! Investigate! Instruct!" written by physicist, Dr. Phillips Thomas, this historically accurate series now includes additional recordings about the invention of the typewriter, automobile, penicillin, machine gun, skyscraper, and much more!

115 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Adventures of Champion

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Gene Autry's horse Champion had his own Radio Show! Was Trigger jealous? Did Champion did his own stunts on radio?

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures of Ellery Queen

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Ellery Queen was an author who solved mysteries in his spare time and then wrote about his harrowing adventures; his sidekick was his own father, Richard Queen.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures of Frank Farrell

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring the All-American boy, the Adventures of Frank Farrell is a lot of wholesome fun!

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures of Sea Hound

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Sea Hound Ahoy! With Captain Silver and Jerry seahounding around, discovering spys and slicing up peg legs like they were sea cucumbers, this delightful adventure is sure to pound the sea hound in your heart.

11 1
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

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
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 Jolson

111 Episodes
2 Volume
Al Jolson was a master entertainer and his performing career spanned 50 years. Jolson made a break in his career by deciding one evening to perform in "black face" at a San Francisco club; this soon became his trademark in show business. A staunch Civil Rights activist, he later helped open opportunities for African-Americans on Broadway.

111 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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 Ladd

81 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection represents some of the best performances of Alan Ladd (born Alan Walbridge Ladd) during the golden age of radio. Of slight build (five feet, five inches tall), he never considered himself to be a handsome actor. In a quote is said, "I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight.

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Alan Young Show

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his role in "Mr Ed", Alan Young's summer radio show replacement was "routine situation comedy" laced with "rapid-fire gags."

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alaska Old Time Radio

42 Episodes
1 Volume
The Forty-ninth State is "the Last Frontier" and is legendary for its wealth, ruggedness, extreme weather, and most of all for its vastness.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alcatraz

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Alcatraz's years of operation (1934-1963) almost directly coincided with the golden age of radio and many old time radio stories were based on the prison. Update: additional episodes

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Aldous Huxley

9 Episodes
1 Volume
English writer best know for his dystopian novel "Brave New World" written in 1931.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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
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

Aliens Martians and UFOs

86 Episodes
2 Volume
includes science fiction old time radio's versions of aliens, UFOs, Martians, and little green men, including many adaptations from science fiction writers.

86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Alistair Cooke

6 Episodes
1 Volume
British born journalist, his observations of American life and culture were beloved by millions.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

All Star Western Theater

105 Episodes
1 Volume
Riding out of the sunny back lots of Hollywood, All Star Western Theatre delivered Republic Western-style entertainment with chuck wagon sized doses of fine music, broad humor and guest appearances by the best of the West.

105 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Almanac (Orson Welles)

20 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the greatest anthology series in radio history, Almanac concentrated on classic literature such as " Treasure Island," "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Dracula.

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Amazing Mr Malone

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Whis old time radio griping crime drama stars Frank Lovejoy as a Chicago Crime-Fighting Lawyer! Update: 7 additional episodes

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Amelia Earhart

5 Episodes
1 Volume
An iconic American hero and pioneer in aviation, Amelia Earhart's story and bravery inspired many old time radio shows.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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 Salutes The Presidents Birthday

3 Episodes
1 Volume
in support of the March of Dimes, an all star cast with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, and more celebrate Franklin Delano Roosevelt's birthday

3 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

American Album Of Familiar Music

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by Frank and Anne Hummert, "The American Album of Familiar Music" featured Tenor Frank Munn.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American History

157 Episodes
2 Volume
Famous and lesser know episodes from the birth and growth of a Great Nation presented from popular OTR sources, including Cavalcade Of America, American Trail, Frontier Fighters, Mr. President and You Are There. Great lessons and fine entertainment.

157 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

American in England

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Norman Corwin's visits to England during WWII. It documented war-time conditions in England from the perspective of the citizens of England, instead of those in power or of handouts from the war department.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Novels

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Classic American novels are dramatized and presented as part of NBC's University of the Air. Update: additional episodes

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Weekly

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Amnesia and Memory Loss

83 Episodes
2 Volume
A compilation of old time radio shows featuring amnesia and memory loss which was a common plot device in all genres of radio from comedy to detective shows.

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Amos and Andy

268 Episodes
3 Volume
One of the most popular shows in 20th century entertainment, Amos and Andy were played by white actors. In its prime, entire towns listened to the show; Stores would close and even movie theatres would stop the film while the Amos and Andy show was played.

268 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Andre Kostelanetz Show

7 Episodes
1 Volume
An Orchestral Treat from a Master of Easy Listening Music.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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 Blyth

42 Episodes
1 Volume
Her career began with the role as the girl who got to slap Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Answer Man

5 Episodes
1 Volume
With a staff of over 40 of brainiest facts finder he could locate, The Answer Man solved thousands of questions written in by listeners.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Any Bonds Today

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Entertaining fifteen-minute Treasury Dept spot featured a Patriotic Sketch and a Patriotic Song.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Apocalypse (End of the World)

103 Episodes
2 Volume
Duck and Cover, Plagues, Robot Attacks, Time Travel, Annihilation, Cold War Speeches, and more this OTRCAT original collection of tales about THE END OF THE WORLD!

103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Apocalypse Bundle

304 Episodes
7 Volume
Survive in style the end of the world. It includes five of our favorite world's end collections!

304 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Appointment with Fear

6 Episodes
1 Volume
penned by John Dickson Carr and often dubbed the British version of "Suspense," this collection contains all known existing episodes of the mystery program.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Archie Andrews

32 Episodes
1 Volume
A direct spin-off of the popular teenage comic strip created by Bob Montana, Archive Andrews was one of the first wanting to win a teenage audience by doing a situation comedy show completely for them, and with them in the audience at the broadcasts.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Are These Our Children

3 Episodes
1 Volume
is a unique twist on the crime drama genre featuring true stories from Juvenile Delinquency Court.This show features some of the worst back-talking, drug-abusing, ungrateful, school-quitting, bigoted, sassy teenagers in radio drama.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Are You a Genius

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Are You a Genius? is a fun and entertaining old time radio quiz show that highlights the many voice talents of Mel Blanc. Update: two additional shows

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Art Linkletter

51 Episodes
1 Volume
His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend.

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arthur Godfrey

75 Episodes
2 Volume
Godfrey's conversational style made his show seem like a friend talking to listeners directly. Update: 50 new recordings

75 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Arthur Treacher

115 Episodes
3 Volume
Best known for his characterization of the butler Jeeves, created by P.G. Wodehouse, the butler in Shirley Temple films, and as a recurring character of Duffy's Tavern to "classy up the place."

115 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Atlantic Spotlight

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare chats between American journalists and their British colleagues in London.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Atomic Radio

73 Episodes
2 Volume
OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings

73 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Aunt Mary (Story of Aunt Mary)

582 Episodes
5 Volume
From the tangled skein of loves, lies and secrets, Aunt Mary weaves the people of Wakefield together in this long running, acclaimed radio soap opera. Update: 525 additional episodes

582 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Author Meets Critic

49 Episodes
2 Volume
Join the battle between authors and critics when you listen to The Author Meets the Critic.

49 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Authors Collection

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Authors Playhouse

38 Episodes
1 Volume
An expertly written series of high quality tales, Author's Playhouse was created by Wynn Wright. This old time radio show utilized the writings of famous short story authors and playwrights.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ava Gardner

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for her glowing beauty and fascinating personal life, the lovely Ava Gardner also made a number of old time radio appearances.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Axis Sally (German Propaganda)

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Born in the US, Mildred Gillars starred in the 1942 Nazi broadcast, "Home Sweet Home" where she used stories about cheating girlfriends and wives to sow discontent and homesickness in American G.I.'s listening to the radio.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Band of the AAF Training Command

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Presented by Uncle Sam and directed by Captain Glenn Miller.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Barrel of Fun

7 Episodes
1 Volume
This music and comedy show stars Charlie Ruggles, the versatile comedian who quips such smart smacks.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barry Gray Show

5 Episodes
1 Volume
is the father of talk radio known for his candid interviews with the shiniest stars of the day.Known as the DJ you love to hate, Gray wasn't afraid to be opinionated and aggressive on the air which got him into trouble.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barry Wood Show

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring radio's favorite baritone and the sensational voice of Margaret Whiting. Update: additional recording

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barton Yarborough

278 Episodes
6 Volume
When living in Los Angeles, Barton Yarborough became a steady player among the community of "Radio Row" actors and soon landed the role as Ben Romero on Dragnet.

278 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

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

Batman in Old Time Radio

230 Episodes
3 Volume
Although Batman and Robin's radio appearances are not a frequent as Superman, The Caped Crusader was known to fly into many fun radio episodes.

230 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Battle Stations

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by the United States Navy during WWII, this old time radio program was created to "report to people of the United States on the progress of its navy in the war being fought in five oceans."

4 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

Bela Lugosi

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Performances with the Original Count Dracula!

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bell Telephone Hour Encores

50 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist and features some of the brightest stars in the day, even comedian Fred Allen. Update: 35+ new recordings

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ben Bernie

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The old Maestro" was known for his entertaining patter more than his violin playing and a "feud" with his good friend Walter Winchell. A musical genius from a very young age, he was the youngest violinist the play Carnegie Hall at age of thirteen. Update: 19 additional recordings

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ben Gage

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Ben Gage was an athletic, tall, good looking fellow from Chicago who worked as a radio announcer and served in WWII where he met Esther Williams whom he later married.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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