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Jack Benny Christmas

48 Episodes
1 Volume
the 'original old blue eyes' highlighted the best comedy and music for the holidays.

48 1
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$2.50

Christmas in Suspense

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Did you ever have the feeling there was a severed limb in your Christmas stocking? Listen to the best Christmas shows from Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills!

17 1
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$2.50

Vic and Sade Christmas

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring everyday Christmas stories about "Radio's Home Folks", the family who lives in "the small house halfway up the next block."

12 1
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$2.50

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
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$2.50

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
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$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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

News Recordings 1947

58 Episodes
1 Volume
The biggest news of the year: Chuck Yeager fly faster than the speed of sound, Princess Elizabeth spoke to the world on her 21st Birthday, the US Army Air Force found a flying disk in Roswell, the UN votes to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab sectors, and early Cold War propaganda hit the airwaves.

58 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Academy Awards Shows

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

10 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Box 13

52 Episodes
1 Volume
Dan Holiday, retired newspaper man turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, he places an ad in the paper "Adventure wanted – will go anywhere, do anything – Box 13."

52 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

American Weekly

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

8 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Vampires in Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Get your garlic and crucifix, this collection includes a wide variety of vampire-themed old time radio shows.

41 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Authors Collection

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

53 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Barbara Stanwyck

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!

31 1
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$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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Bela Lugosi

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Performances with the Original Count Dracula!

7 1
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$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
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$4.50

Benny Goodman

72 Episodes
1 Volume
During the Big Band Era, Benny Goodman was the undisputed "King of Swing". The Goodman Band is credited with launching the Swing Era with a series of performances and broadcasts from California in 1935.

72 1
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$4.50

Best of Dragnet

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!

53 1
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$4.50

Best of Inner Sanctum

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Best Inner Sanctum shows with host Raymond."Pleasant Dreeeeeams, hmm?"

30 1
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$4.50

Beulah

23 Episodes
1 Volume
A spin-off of the Fibber McGee & Molly series, Beulah was a novelty character, created and sustained by the startling concept of a white man doing a black woman's voice.

23 1
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$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
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$4.50

Big Sister

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by Rinso, Big Sister stars Alice Frost as Ruth Evans. In this soap, Ruth is a modern day heroine, giving up her life and love to take care of her orphaned siblings

35 1
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$4.50

Big Story

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Newspaper reporters from around the country entered their true, heroic stories of reporting the news to win a chance on the airwaves and $500 from the sponsor of the show, Pall Mall. Update

38 1
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$4.50

Big Town

52 Episodes
1 Volume
This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: 11 additional episodes

52 1
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$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
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$4.50

Breakfast with Binnie and Mike

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Eat breakfast with the stars in this half hour daily morning show that invites you to share a chat in the Beverly Hills home of glamorous movie star Binnie Barnes and her husband, the movie producer and sports announcer, Mike Frankovitch.

6 1
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$4.50

Black Castle and Black Chapel

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare and Scary Horror Recordings

4 1
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$4.50

Blackstone Magic Detective

55 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow Blackstone, Rhoda, and John's tales of adventure and how magic saved the day. Update: (update) 19 additional episodes

55 1
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$4.50

Blondie

41 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

41 1
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$4.50

Bloopers

365 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio is that most of it was broadcast live and anything could happen across a live microphone, and very often it did! Here are more than 12 hours of mistakes and bloopers from the Golden Age of Radio.

365 1
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Blue Beetle

24 Episodes
1 Volume
The Blue Beetle was an early comic book hero that tugged on the cape of Superman. Created by Charles Nicholas for the comic book Mystery Men, it first appeared in 1939.

24 1
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$4.50

Bob Burns Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This comedy show debuted in September 1941 as The Arkansas Traveler. Featuring the music of Spike Jones, the show featured Bob Burns playing his "Bazooka," a homemade instrument that he made from a whiskey funnel and two gas pipes.

12 1
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$4.50

Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Bobby Benson and the B Bar B Riders were a Western version of Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy. What better place to grow up and learn to be a better man than a working cattle ranch?

19 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Boris Karloff

71 Episodes
1 Volume
(updated) with a few additional rare recordings! Best known for his roles in horror films, Boris Karloff was billed as "Karloff the Uncanny."

71 1
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$4.50

Ray Bradbury

32 Episodes
1 Volume
A Collection of Vintage Bradbury Stories adapted for radio!

32 1
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$4.50

Break the Bank

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The Highest Paying Quiz Show in Radio's Golden Age!

4 1
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$4.50

Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend." Update: additional episodes

38 1
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$4.50

Breakfast in Hollywood

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Breakfast in Hollywood was morning radios show with host the amicable Tom Breneman and performed in Breneman Restaurant on Vine and Sunset.

32 1
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$4.50

Brighter Day

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

5 1
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$4.50

Brownstone Theater

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

4 1
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$4.50

Buck Rogers

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Buck Rogers radio serial not only engendered a passion for space exploration, it taught lessons about trustworthiness, the triumph of good versus evil, and the virtue of the American Way.

26 1
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$4.50

Bulldog Drummond

33 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional old time radio episodes: follow the detective adventures of Bulldog Drummond who has "the appearance of an English gentleman: a man who fights hard, plays hard and lives clean."

33 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Dane Clark

34 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional Crime and Peter Chambers episodes, this collection contains guest appearances of the "average Joe actor of the 1940s and 1950s."

34 1
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$4.50

Danger Doctor Danfield

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Let Dr. Dan Danfield, criminal psychologist, give you a little of a criminal psychologist's caseload. Update: 4 additional episodes

26 1
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$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
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$4.50

Danny Kaye Show

24 Episodes
1 Volume
This legendary songster and funny man was every bit as zany in real life as he was with Bing in White Christmas. The Danny Kaye Show aired almost a decade before the classic Holiday movie. Update: additional shows and sound upgrades

24 1
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$4.50

Dark Fantasy

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcast long after the children went to bed, Dark Fantasy featured grim horror, menacing murder, and science fiction. Upgrade: sound quality

28 1
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$4.50

Date with Judy

18 Episodes
1 Volume
A Date with Judy evolves around the life of Judy, a teenager who spends her day on the telephone, arranging, discussing, and lamenting the lack of dates. Update: 4 additional broadcasts

18 1
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$4.50

Destination Freedom

32 Episodes
1 Volume
The concept of African-American civil rights was not mainstream at the end of the 1940's. Shows like Destination Freedom on WMAQ helped pave the way to a better society.

32 1
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$4.50

Diamond Dramas

26 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) now with 18 additional recordings: Enjoy these tales of a Girl's Best Friend in Delightful Diamond Dramas! Bling, BLING!

26 1
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$4.50

Diary Fate

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Pull the sheets over your head to hide from the nightmares! Diary of Fate is a late night thriller that will stand your hair on end.

24 1
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Dick Tracy

70 Episodes
1 Volume
Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In!

70 1
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$4.50

Did Justice Triumph

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow police investigators as they move through crime scenes, question witnesses and suspects, and solve real crimes in this rare crime drama.

6 1
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$4.50

Dizzy Dean

12 Episodes
1 Volume
"Gas House Gang" great Dizzy Dean was too great of a character not to put in front of the microphone after he left the game.

12 1
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$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
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Drug Store

24 Episodes
1 Volume
From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.

24 1
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Easter

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Before you bite the ears off your chocolate bunny, tune in and hear how your favorite old time radio stars celebrate Easter.

29 1
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$4.50

Edgar Allan Poe

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Macabre Tales from the Spookiest Favorite American Author

23 1
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Edward G Robinson

47 Episodes
1 Volume
As one of America's most beloved 'tough guys,' Edward G. Robinson developed an unforgettable on-screen persona that belied his gentle, quiet nature.

47 1
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Elmer Davis and the News

74 Episodes
1 Volume
During the months before Pearl Harbor, FDR appointed Elmer Davis to head up the Office of War Information. From this bully pulpit, Davis helped to whip the Nation into a fury over the aggressions of the Nazi's in Europe.

74 1
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Encore Theater

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Brought to you by Schenley Labs, Encore Theater brought us true life stories from the world of medicine. Stories include the work of dedicated doctors giving their all to save patients and researchers who have a sudden flash of genius.

13 1
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Errol Flynn

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Shameless partier, Errol Flynn was one of Hollywood's Original Bad Boys. Even with his reputation, his name on an action movie or swashbuckler was almost guaranteed money at the box office.

12 1
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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
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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
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Famous Jury Trials

17 Episodes
1 Volume
This courtroom drama takes its cases from real life. The stories and testimonies are sometimes presented as flashback. Famous Jury Trials lets the listener decide guilt or innocence.

17 1
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Fat Man

47 Episodes
1 Volume
Although he is a product of pulp-writer Dashiel Hammett, it is hard to say whether The Fat Man is a hardboiled or softboiled detective. Either way, his stories make for some delicious mysteries.

47 1
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Fathers Day

64 Episodes
1 Volume
Dad says, "Forget the tie; I want the Father's Day Collection from OTRCAT.com!" Well kids, Father does know best.

64 1
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FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

26 Episodes
1 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.

26 1
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Fifth Horseman

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Near the beginning of the Cold War, there was a serious campaign to place atomic weapons under the direct control of the United Nations. Whatever your feelings towards the politics of such a move, The Fifth Horseman, the radio program which promoted the idea, is some of the most powerful programming of the era.

8 1
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First Nighter

32 Episodes
1 Volume
All of the glory and grandeur of a Broadway premier brought to your radio on First Nighter, starring "radio's first sex symbol", Don Ameche. Update: additional recordings

32 1
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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
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Ford Theater

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Ford Theater began as a low budget project to bring movie adaptations to the air using lower scale NY actors. In order to increase car sales, the show was reformatted using A-List Hollywood talent.

16 1
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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
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Former Slave Interviews

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Historic WPA Conversations with Former Slaves

8 1
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Frances Langford

55 Episodes
1 Volume
With her beautiful voice, friendly manner and pin-up girl good looks, Frances Langford made a splash as one of Bob Hope's favorite pretty girls. The G.I.s at Hope's USO shows liked her a lot, too.

55 1
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Frank Merriwell

39 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with double the number of episodes: "An echo of the past, an exciting past, a romantic past, the era of horse and carriage, gas lit streets, and free-for-all football games. The era of one of the most beloved heroes of American fiction, Frank Meriwell."

39 1
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Frank Race

43 Episodes
1 Volume
With a "James Bond meets Johnny Dollar" cachet, The Adventures of Frank Race follows a former OSS officer around the world from one scrape to another and in and out of the arms of another pretty girl.

43 1
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Frankenstein

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was written in response to a challenge laid down at a party and was later adopted by many radio renditions.

29 1
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Fred Waring

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Fine Music Entertainment with 50-Piece Orchestra! Update: 25 additional broadcast

43 1
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Front Page Farrell

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Who says you need a cop or a hard-boiled detective to catch the bad guys? Sometimes all it takes is a dedicated newspaperman seeking the truth, like Front Page Farrell.

8 1
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