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Zombies in Old Time Radio

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

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Zasu Pitts

17 Episodes
1 Volume
She was a popular character actress during the Thirties, making both features and shorts for Hal Roach. Her willowy spinster persona was the inspiration for the voice of Olive Oyl in Max Fleischer's Popeye cartoons.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Your Saturday Date with the Duke

35 Episodes
2 Volume
American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra for 50 years sponsored by the Treasury Department.

35 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Your Playhouse of Favorites

7 Episodes
1 Volume
features classic and memorable stories and novels from classic literature.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Your Hit Parade

85 Episodes
2 Volume
Your Hit Parade features the popular hit song show that spanned almost 25 years. Update: additional episodes

85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Your Army Air Force (Your AAF)

11 Episodes
1 Volume
featured heroic tales of combat, often told by the actual airmen involved, as well as music from various Army Air Force bands and choral groups.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Young Love

7 Episodes
1 Volume
is a situational comedy about two naive lovebirds who get married while in college.The couple, Jimmy aka Einstein and Janet, decide that they don't want to wait to get married and try to find room in the course schedule to elope.Jimmy quips, "If we got married, we wouldn't have anything to fight about."

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Young Doctor Malone

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Advertised in Young Dr Malone Sponsored by General Food and Post Cereals, this cereal serial has it all – love, jealousy, hate, crippling diseases, rich philanthropists, treacherous characters, death and marriage. Update: 4 additional broadcasts

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

You Bet Your Life

177 Episodes
4 Volume
(update) with 46 additional recordings, enjoy this hilarious American quiz old time radio show host by famed funny man Groucho Marx schmoozing with regular folks and announcer, straightman George Fenneman.

177 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

You Are There

78 Episodes
2 Volume
This series takes historic events and dramatizes them with "live radio" coverage. Many of the announcers on You Are There were wartime correspondents in World War II. Update: additional broadcasts

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Yankee Yarns

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Old-time storyteller Alton weaves tales that are alternately amazing, eccentric, horrifying and comical!

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Xavier Cugat

30 Episodes
1 Volume
A violin prodigy as a child, Xavier Cugat is credited with popularizing Latin American rhythms in the US big band scene. Update: 16 additional recordings

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wyllis Cooper

135 Episodes
3 Volume
Cooper's commitment to mind-bending, truly affecting science fiction ensured that his programs would win over listeners and draw critical acclaim.

135 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

WR Burnett

4 Episodes
1 Volume
After working in Chicago as a seedy hotel night clerk, W.R. Burnett had the perfect characters for his stories.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wormwood Forest

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Is a charming, simple and gentle children's show that is a joy for people of all ages.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Worlds Great Novels

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Experience distance learning 1940s style with The World's Great Novel presented by the NBC University of the Air.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

World Security Workshop

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Powerful dramas by the United World Federalists to make the World a better and safer place.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Words with Music

52 Episodes
1 Volume
featured dreamy organ music reveries intertwined with poetry read by guest stars include Agnes Moorehead, Ona Munson, Merle Oberon, and Raymond Burr. Update: additional recordings

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Words At War

89 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) now with improved sound quality -- This old time radio series is a wonderful blend of history and literature and sometimes a sprinkle of wartime propaganda.

89 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue

37 Episodes
1 Volume
When the winds of winter howl, just being outside can be enough to kill you, and that helps make winter the creepiest time of the year.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wings to Victory

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

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Willson-Nesbitt Summer Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
starring the music sensation, Meredith Willson, this summer replacement old time radio show was the basis for Nesbitt's program Headlines of the Past, which would evolve into John Nesbitt's Passing Parade.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

William Faulkner

4 Episodes
1 Volume
his stream-of-consciousness style has thrilled, inspired, and challenged readers for nearly a full century including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

William Conrad

408 Episodes
7 Volume
With a baritone delivery that was as big as his girth, William Conrad was a classic example of an actor who had the looks for Radio. Although he was too big to get the part when many of his shows went to the small screen, he was one of the busiest actors in Radio, often appearing 3-4 times a week.

408 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

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

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

Will Rogers

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his quips and own brand of storytelling, The Will Rogers Program allowed him to spread his own word across the country. All the while, he donated the sponsorship money to charity.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Whistler Christmas

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Whistling you a Merry Christmas tale sure to send a shiver even up Frosty the Snowman's spine.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Whistler

550 Episodes
11 Volume
The Whistler broadcasts are tales of mystery and terror, begun each week with the signature echoing footsteps and haunting whistled theme. Update: sound upgrades

550 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

Which is Which

4 Episodes
1 Volume
In this classic game show: can you recognize the difference between a real celebrity or good facsimile based just on the voice?

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

When A Girl Marries

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

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

What Are We Fighting For?

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by the War Department and CBS, this show includes astonishing interviews of soldiers, officers, and service men about to enter WWII. Edward Murrow appears in the first episode.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Western Sampler

74 Episodes
1 Volume
Yee-haw! OTRCAT.com's exclusive Western Sampler gathers the best of the western adventure and drama old time radio shows from American Adventure to Wild Bill Hickok.

74 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Rarities

55 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection contains many rare episodes of western-theme old time radio shows, many of which are the only known existing episodes to have survived.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Party (Cowboy Hit Parade)

6 Episodes
1 Volume
also called Cowboy Hit Parade aired every Friday Nights from 8:30 PM-Midnight featuring top western songs. An early country-western disk jockey show highlighting top notch western music, listen for some fantastic guest performers

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Musical Sampler

87 Episodes
1 Volume
Included in the Western Music Collection is a sampling of the very best western and country old time radio music shows -- from hillbilly twangs to Texas swing.

87 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Law and DISorder

260 Episodes
5 Volume
chock full of episodes of the best old radio series on the Wallopin' West: Cisco Kid, Bobby Benson, Fort Laramie, Gunsmoke, and more!

260 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Western Christmas

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Santa's ridin' in dem doggies with a sack full of old time radio goodies set in the wild west. Ho Ho Yeeha! Update: additional episodes

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Adventures with Historical Figures

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio's favorite western heroes meet real western historical figures like Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, even a young Teddy Roosevelt.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Werewolves in Old Time Radio

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Legends of shape-shifting wolf men have been around since ancient times, these old time radio shows include werewolves and the ferocity of their attacks.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wendell Corey

13 Episodes
1 Volume
A staple of the radio airwaves, Wendell Corey's memorable textured voice on such great old time radio shows as Cavalcade of America, Lux Radio Theater, and Inner Sanctum

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wednesdays with You

9 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: Have a laugh, hear a song, and enjoy spending Wednesday With You, this comedy variety show from 1945.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

WEAF 12-Hour Broadcast, (Aug 10 1945 Atomic Bombing Nagasaki)

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Transcribed under the assumption of the end of the war the day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, this recording is a significant part of American history as it reflects the tension as we teetered at the end of WWII.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

We Came This Way

29 Episodes
1 Volume
will be appreciated by students of history, as well as fans of radio drama with stories including Joan of Arc, Valley Forge, The French Revolution, and Walt Whitman.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

WC Fields

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Primarily known for his alcoholism and quick wit, he was a comedian on a off the stage.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

War Telescope

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Transport yourself back to the mid-1940s when everyone gathered around the radio for weekly news about the war from reporter Elmer Peterson and War Telescope. Update: additional broadcast

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Waltz Time

3 Episodes
1 Volume
"Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time to dance on the air!" This orchestra and classical music standards radio show was produced by radio's power couple, Frank and Ann Hummert.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Walter Winchell

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Beginning in 1930, Walter Winchell became the voice that America listened to for a compelling combination of News and celebrity gossip.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Wake-Up Ranch (Wakeup Ranch)

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Host Cliffie Stone helped Los Angeles wake up with their morning coffee and a healthy helping of Country Music.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Voyage Scarlet Queen

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Step aboard The Scarlet Queen and let Elliott Lewis, master captain of drama, chart a course to exotic ports of call and thrilling adventures. Update: improved sound quality

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Voodoo in Old Time Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
different old time radio shows featuring Voodoo as a plot device for revenge, murder, and Voodoo doll shenanigans

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Voices of Johnny Dollar

157 Episodes
3 Volume
Eight actors took the title role of Johnny Dollar over the years and each brought their own touches to the character. This is a sample of their work on the Johnny Dollar old time radio show.

157 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Voice of the Army

91 Episodes
1 Volume
US Army recruiting show features dramatized stories from Army veterans, fictional stories, and amazing music. Update: 70 additional recordings

91 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Virginia OBrien

18 Episodes
1 Volume
A popular American actress, singer, and radio personality described as "both a hot dish and a dead pan at the same time": Virginia O'Brien AKA "Frozen Face" was best known for her comedic roles with a deadpan delivery in 1940s musicals.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Virginia Gregg

391 Episodes
5 Volume
Virginia Gregg had a long and varied career on the airwaves throughout the history of old time radio. She working with such radio greats as Jack Webb, Elliott Lewis, Hans Conried, Gerald Mohr, and Bob Bailey. Some have called her the female equivalent to William Conrad and during her heyday she appeared multiple times a week on the airwaves sometimes appearing on more than one show a day!

391 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Virginia Gilmore

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Starred in stage, screen, and television, Virginia met and married Russian-born actor Yul Brynner.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vincent Price

123 Episodes
2 Volume
From The Saint to the Thriller, enjoy one of radio and films great scary men! Update: additional episodes of THE SAINT

123 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Victory Parade Spotlight of Bands

233 Episodes
5 Volume
In 1941, Mutual had the bright idea of broadcasting Swing Bands remotely from various halls around the country and Spotlight of Bands was born. Update: 2 additional recordings

233 5
Add To Cart: $15.00

Victor Borge

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Presenting some of the Best Performances by the "Clown Prince of Denmark." Update: additional broadcast

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vic Damone

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Smooth song stylings of Vic Damone will transport you back to a glimmering bygone era with these old time radio shows.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Veronica Lake

15 Episodes
1 Volume
With her trademark peek-a-boo hairstyle and 4 feet 11 inch frame, Veronica Lake paired with Alan Ladd in seven movies.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vera Zorina

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A German-born ballerina, Vera Zorina is best known for playing an angel in Rodgers and Hart"s broadway production I Married An Angel

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Venom Creepy Crawlies Sea Monsters and Nasties

100 Episodes
2 Volume
Get ready to squirm in your seat with this collection of slither snake, crawling curiosities, and monsters from the deep.

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

VE Day Clips

12 Episodes
1 Volume
For the peoples living in the victorious nations it seemed as though it should be a time of celebration, Nazi Germany had declared their unconditional surrender to the forces of the Allied Powers.

12 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

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

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

Vaccines and Plagues

56 Episodes
1 Volume
Old time radio's take on plagues, vaccines, polio, and other illnesses featuring shows from all genres from comedy to drama to adventure. Update: additional broadcasts

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

University of Chicago Roundtable

112 Episodes
3 Volume
uses the media of radio as a platform to answer big questions of the day. Topics include war time politics, civil rights, economics, great literature, psychology, nutrition, and more.

112 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Under Arrest

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Under Arrest was a police procedural drama which would compare favorably with Jack Webb's Dragnet

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Uncle Ezra

10 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most popular on-air country-western charters was a philosophical corn-pone named Uncle Ezra created by Patrick Barrett.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tyrone Power

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

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Twenty Questions

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This ageless parlor game was a natural for a fun radio Quiz Show, but what made Twenty Questions so popular with listeners was the fact that its panelists all came from the same family. Update: additional recording

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Turhan Bey

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Exotic screen legend aka the "Turkish Delight", Turhan Bey was popular and much sought after his screen presence with his good looks and charismatic demeanor.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

TS Eliot

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, T.S. Eliot read his poetry on radio and his plays were featured Columbia Workshop.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Truth or Consequences

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Ralph Edwards hosts the riotous game show where answers were tough, and the consequence for an incorrect answer were even tougher and funnier! Update: additional recording

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

True Legal Dramas

12 Episodes
1 Volume
is a 15 minute commercial for the legal profession, but it is also well written and entertaining radio drama.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

True Detective Mysteries

14 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) True Detective Mysteries radio series was based on the "True Detective magazine. Later it was sponsored by Listerine and Oh Henry Candy, but kept the same name. Each week the show presented the "case history of an actual crime. Many were told from the criminal's point of view.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Treasury Star Parade

156 Episodes
2 Volume
When the US Treasury Department was working to sell War Bonds to fund the Second World War, they turned to the best of Hollywood’s talent to create Treasury Star Parade.Naturally, the biggest stars and best writers fell out to help. Not only was it their patriotic duty, but who would say No to the Tax Man? Update: Additional episode

156 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Treasury Salute

22 Episodes
1 Volume
The US Treasury Department was able to fund America’s contribution to the Second World War chiefly through the sales of War Bond. Treasury Salutes was a public service program which highlights other contributions to the War Effort. Update: additional broadcasts

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Transatlantic Call People to People

19 Episodes
1 Volume
WWII program geared to bridge the gap between the pond and forge a strong relationship between the people of Great Britain and the United States.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Topper

4 Episodes
1 Volume
What do you do if you think you’re at the top of your game, but the ghosts who live in your house keep making life “interesting”? Find out in The Adventures of Topper.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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