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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
$4.50

American Weekly

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

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

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
$4.50

Hildegardes Radio Room

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The blonde siren songbird is best known for her signature tune, "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup." Hildegarde's Radio Room included co-conspirators as Phil Regan, Burgess Meredith, Clifton Webb, Patsy Kelly, and Xavier Cugat.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Carmen Miranda

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

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Brighter Day

5 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the Longest Running Radio Soap Operas!

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Brownstone Theater

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Plays from the Theater made for Radio Listening Fans!

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Sydney Smith

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his roles on Adventures of Ellery Queen and Cavalcade of America, Sydney Smith got his start Orson Welles' Shakespeare adaptations.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Dangerously Yours

13 Episodes
1 Volume
ollywood star, Victor Jory, was the primary hero starring in story adaptation of pirates, espionage, adventure and romance. The series was later renamed in October 1944 to Matinee Theater.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Don Winslow Navy

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Kids serials were often built around super heroes like Superman, Blue Beetle or The Green Hornet. Don Winslow's superpowers were the fact that he was in the US Navy, which is enough power to defeat all sorts of enemies!

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Fred MacMurray

83 Episodes
3 Volume
Best known for his roles as a father figure and an everyday man, Fred MacMurray was a simple man in the complicated world of Hollywood.

83 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Ethel Waters

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Opportunities for female African American singers were few and far between when Ethel Waters started, but a strong heart and an even stronger voice shattered many glass ceilings.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Everything for the Boys

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Writer/Producer Arch Oboler and Actor Ronald Colman pull out all the stops in this morale boosting effort as they give Everything For The Boys during WWII.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ford Show

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Ford's were the All-American Automobile, so the Ford Dealers hired America’s Sweetheart, Dinah Shore, to pitch the cars on The Ford Show.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Forecast (Columbia Presents Forecast)

24 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) First Auditions for future shows like Suspense, Duffy's Tavern and a mix of surprise shows hoping to be added to the lineup!

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ginny Simms

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Born in Texas and raised in California, Ginny Sims knew a thing or two about sunshine, and everyone who heard her sing knew it! She almost married Kay Kyser, but left the Ol' Professor’s band to start her own radio show. Update: new recording

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Globe Theater

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Some would argue that the high point of English Theatre happened when the Bard performed his plays at the Old Globe Theatre in Elizabethan London. The Globe Theatre does their best to bring the same experience to Old Time Radio.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Grand Marquee

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Although Jim Ameche and Beryl Vaughn star each week on Grand Marquee, each episode brings us a new Romantic Comedy with a new situation and characters. It’s like Valentines every week!

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Hello Americans (Orson Welles)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
The brainchild of a South American trip that Orson Welles took in the 1940s, Hello Americans was developed, under the auspices of the CIA, as a documentary about the dramas of South America.

12 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

Joan Fontaine

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Successful and Magical Oscar Winning Actress!

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Kingsmen

12 Episodes
1 Volume
They sang together since 1929 and were the resident vocal group on Fibber McGee and Molly. In 1949, The Kingsmen took over Fibber and Molly’s spot as a summer replacement.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Marine Story

4 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring music from the Marine Corp Band, as well as a good deal of serious Hollywood talent to promote the achievements and history of the Marine Corps.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Life in Your Hands

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Rather than the usual formula for a murder mystery, A Life In Your Hands takes the listener into the courtroom where the evidence is presented, and then they can decide for themselves whodunit.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lorenzo Jones

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 20 additional episodes: Smile awhile, and enjoy this fine soap sud! Lorenzo Jones was a popular soap throughout its near two decade run. Each show began, "We all know couples like lovable, impractical Lorenzo Jones and his devoted wife, Belle.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Melody Ranch

82 Episodes
2 Volume
Starring that great singing cowboy, Gene Autry!

82 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Random Rarities 20

45 Episodes
1 Volume
More random collections from deep in the vaults of old time radio with mysteries, game shows, comedies and more rare gems.

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Meredith Willson Musical Revue

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous and Creative "Chiffon Swing" Composer!

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Miriam Wolfe

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's Favorite Cackling Witch in an Assortment of Shows!

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Music and the Muse

13 Episodes
1 Volume
There were always forces that felt there was too much frivolity on radio and that more time should be dedicated to more high brow content. Music and the Muse combined poetry reading with string music and sometimes took itself a little too seriously.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Over Here

6 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Show to Support War Bonds!

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Joel McCrea

102 Episodes
3 Volume
His career in show business spanned 50 years as a handsome leading man in both dramas and comedies.

102 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Peggy Lee

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Peggy Lee was a musical innovator whose beautiful voice crossed into Swing, blues, Jazz, Latin and rock styles.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Quick as a Flash

5 Episodes
1 Volume
This popular, high-paced, snappy spark of a quiz show testing contestants' knowledge and reaction speed.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Renfrew Mounted

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Exciting Adventure show about the Royal Mounted Police

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Shorty Bell Cub Reporter

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Mickey Rooney Stars As Boisterious and Runty Would-be Reporter

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Showtime

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Music from Broadway and Sketches from Hollywood Movies!

7 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

Smiths of Hollywood

26 Episodes
1 Volume
The Smiths of Hollywood is a family situation comedy, but since it is set in Hollywood, you never know which Star might drop by.

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tales of Fatima

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tales Foreign Service

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcast as a summer replacement series just after the end of the War, Tales of the Foreign Service showed how to serve the country through diplomatic service instead of with a gun.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Mary Astor

27 Episodes
1 Volume
As a teenager, she began her in the silent era and is best known for her role in The Maltese Falcon.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Mermaids

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Originally the product of seafarer's overactive and superstitious imaginations, mermaids are now an allegory for any time we associate a pretty girl with the water.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

This is My Best

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) began as a kind of book-of-the-week show. Popular modern authors were asked to select their best writings, which were created into radio scripts. In 1945, Orson Welles took over the show, directing, acting, narrating, and adapting scripts to his liking.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Clock

110 Episodes
2 Volume
The program had everything it needed to become a classic, thought-provoking and well written scripts, the directing talents of William Spier, and a wealth of Hollywood's "Radio Row" talent.

110 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Columbia Presents

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Bill Paley's willingness to pay whatever it took to bring his listeners the best gave CBS the reputation as "The Tiffany Network". This tradition carries on with Columbia Presents.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Connie Boswell

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

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 01

105 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from American Trail and The Marx Brothers.

105 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 02

119 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Judy Canova and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

119 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 03

102 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Bulldog Drummond and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.

102 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 04

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from The Columbia Workshop and Lux Radio Theater.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 12

108 Episodes
1 Volume
New sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including This is Paris, Something for the Girls, WWII PSA Annoucements, Jack Robinson, Streamlined Shakespeare and more.

108 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 05

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Hank Williams and The Green Lama.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Danny Marsdon

13 Episodes
1 Volume
a (fictional) crime reporter on a newspaper who gets a series of reportorial assignments on larger issues of the day. Calling these "Adventures" is somewhat of a stretch, but Danny's got a nose for a story, and these are big stories.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Kay Fairchild Stepmother

13 Episodes
1 Volume
This soap opera tells the tale of a woman trying to fit into her new family but it proves to be challenging for the new mother.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ned Wever

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Though most may remember him for his supportive rolls on television and film, Wever was a multi-talented performer and lyricist who contributed to the success of the some of the biggest names in music.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Tailspin Tommy

4 Episodes
1 Volume
previously created as a movie serial and comic book, Tailspin Tommy saves lives and fights for goodness and humanity around the world in this old time radio adventure series.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 06

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Kitty Keen and It’s a Crime Mr. Collins.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Christmas Carol

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Charles Dickens' classic The Christmas Carol is alive and well from all various old time radio shows.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Fabulous Mr Tweedy

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Frank Morgan, this show is light heartedly funny and is strikingly similar in tone to the beloved show, Our Miss Brooks.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Ethel Barrymore

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Sister of Lionel and John Barrymore, this collection contains all the her known rare appearances on various old time radio shows.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tell It Again

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio dramas from literature, news worthy true events, and other memorable stories.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Open Road

82 Episodes
1 Volume
hop into your convertible, because there are hours of pavement and highway-travel-themed old radio shows ahead.These old time radio shows won't help fill your gas tank on vacation but they will fill your mind with laughs and thrills.

82 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Marian Anderson

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Famed African-American contralto, conductor Arturo Toscanini said she had a voice "heard once in a hundred years."

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Blue Ribbon Town

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Groucho Marx and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, this old time radio variety show featured big name guests like Jack Benny, Barbara Stanwyck, and Gene Tierney. Update: additional broadcasts

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Morton Downey

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Nicknamed the "The Irish Nightingale", Morton Downey's was a popular recording artist and songwriter in the 1930s and 1940s penning tunes like" Sweeten Up Your Smile."

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 11

101 Episodes
1 Volume
New sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including Fun at Breakfast, Chesterfield Time, All American Sports Shows, Are you a Genius?, Batman Mystery Club, Comic Parade, This is our Enemy, and many new News shows by organized year.

101 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lena Horne

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Singing sensation of stage and screen, Lena Horne performed for audiences in the Cotton Club, for major MGM movies, in the USO, Broadway, and multiple radio and television appearances.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Cathy Lewis

316 Episodes
5 Volume
was a radio staple and performed in hundreds of radio shows in both the comedy and drama genres. In Suspense alone, she stared in over 120 episodes. She is best known for her role as narrator and best friend Jane Stacy in My Friend Irma.

316 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
$20.00

Its Maritime

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced in cooperation with The War Shipping Administration during WWII, It's Maritime featured stories from the history of man's adventures on the high seas.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Hobby Lobby

2 Episodes
1 Volume
This radio show allowed listeners everywhere to write in about their unusual hobbies so they could come on the radio and "lobby for their hobby." Many of the hobbies were actually people's professions like a female gorilla trainer, a scientist that makes robots, and a beekeeper (whose bees escaped during the show).

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Dinner Bell Roundup Time

6 Episodes
1 Volume
billed as a "live country music show," this old time radio series highlighting easy cowboy listening with songs.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Tenth Man

13 Episodes
1 Volume
This show from the National Mental Health Foundation, based on the notion that one person in ten will need psychiatric care. Think of nine of your closest friends. If they are all pretty normal, then you may be The Tenth Man.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Joe DiMaggio

6 Episodes
1 Volume
center fielder baseball player for the New York Yankees, is a a very rare sports old time radio show featuring Joe DiMaggio himself answering questions from listeners.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lawrence Welk

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Accordion player extraordinaire and bandleader who specialized in the Sweet Jazz music which was better to dance to when you were trying to hold your best girl a little closer.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tex and Jinx Show

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The Tex and Jinx Show is a husband and wife morning program which includes interviews with famous people. Starring Jinx Falkenburg (raised in Brazil and was a top model in America) and John Reagan "Tex" McCrary. Update: additional broadcast of New York Closeup

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Free Company

10 Episodes
1 Volume
created by an independent group of writers (including Orson Welles) on the eve of WWII, this series of radio dramas reminds Americans of the fundamental freedoms worth defending.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 07

104 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Against the Storm and Guess Who?.

104 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tony Wons Scrapbook

2 Episodes
1 Volume
a rare conversational show and he is like an old friend who stops by for a chat. Anthony "Tony" Wons often asked the listening audience "Are you listening?"

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Claudia

389 Episodes
7 Volume
CLAUDIA is a lighthearted soap about the ups and downs of being a newlywed. Topics include dealing with in-laws, burning dinner, losing socks, buying really big dogs, and all the little moments that make up a life together. Update: 260+ additional episodes

389 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

Clowns in OTR

44 Episodes
1 Volume
This multi-genre collection includes clowns that make you laugh, clowns that make you cry, and clowns that make you scream.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Continental Celebrity Club

9 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring John Charles Daly, this is a true variety show with drama shorts, orchestra music, celebrity guests, and comedy. Update: additional broadcast

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Nebbs

4 Episodes
1 Volume
situation comedy based off the popular and well-loved comic strip characters of the same name by Sol Hess.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Strollin Tom

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Wade Lane stars as Strollin' Tom who brings you relaxing music and poetry to remind you of a happy time.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

House of Mystery

4 Episodes
1 Volume
is a light mystery and suspense show that would be acceptable for some younger listeners sponsored by Post Toasties.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

In Review

5 Episodes
1 Volume
using audio clips and narration, this historical old time radio show allows the listener to live through the year and understand major news events, stories, and happenings.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lina Romay

42 Episodes
1 Volume
Daughter of a Mexican diplomat, Lina Romay got her start in show business with Latin music pioneer Xavier Cugat who offered her a job as one of his "beautiful ladies who could sing."

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Father Flanagan Boys Town

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the harrowing tales of the orphans lost and saved at Father Flanagan's Boys Town.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Show Stoppers

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen to the great stars of stage and screen talk about where they came from and the exciting, "never-to-be-forgotten" moment they knew they made it as an actor...their Show Stopper!

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Betty Crocker

3 Episodes
1 Volume
contains rare episodes of the Betty Crocker cooking program.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Music for Millions

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the classic sounds of some of the biggest names in music from the 1940s and then listen to them do their part for the war effort by promoting Victory Bonds to help finance the war.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50
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