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1941

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Abies Irish Rose

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

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

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

Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!
10 1
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Adolphe Menjou

Known as a suave and debonair ladies man, Adolphe Menjou's career spanned both silent films and talkies.
52 2
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Adventures of Frank Farrell

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

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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Against the Storm

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

Agnes Moorehead

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
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Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

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

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

Alan Reed

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

Alaska Old Time Radio

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

Aldrich Family (Henry Aldrich)

"Hen-reeee! Henry Aldrich!" Laugh along with Ezra Stone in this 1940's sitcom. Update: 20+ additional recordings and many sound upgrades
115 2
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Alexander Woollcott

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

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
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Alice Faye

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

America First Committee Broadcasts

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 Salutes The Presidents Birthday

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
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America Town Meeting of the Air

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

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

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
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Amos and Andy

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

Andy Devine

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 Sothern

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
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Anniversaries in Old Time Radio

Anniversaries, milestones, and more in this one-of-a-kind, genre-wide collection of Anniversaries in Old Time Radio.
184 4
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April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

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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Arch Oboler

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
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Arlene Francis

Panelists on What's My Line, Arlene Francis had a long performance history on Broadway.
75 2
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Arnold Moss

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
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Aunt Mary (Story of Aunt Mary)

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

Authors Playhouse

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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Barbara Jean Wong

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
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Barbara Stanwyck

The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!
31 1
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Barrel of Fun

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

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

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

Beat the Band

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

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
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Ben Bernie

Ben Bernie includes a Ben Bernie show and several musical numbers by Bernie's band. 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
17 1
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Benny Goodman

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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Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

The collection now contains the comedic duo's various guest appearances on shows such as Command Performance, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Rudy Vallee and more! Update: new 6-MP3 CD set adds 50+ new old time radio shows
252 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Bertrand Russell

Philosopher and one of the brightest minds of the 20th century, Bertrand Russell spoke out against war and nuclear proliferation.
13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of Horror and Mystery Bundle Pack

We've handpicked the best of shows in some of the most popular horror and mystery series. Make a pot of Lipton Tea, we've got two new surprises for you.
309 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Best of Inner Sanctum

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

Bette Davis was one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time. During her career she received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice. This collection includes all known guest appearances.
60 1
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Betty Grable

One of the top box office draws and household name, Betty Grable was a hit with G.I.s serving overseas and appeared on Command Performance and Mail Call
31 1
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Bing Crosby

Der Bingle was arguably the King of Radio. Other vaudeville stars made the transition to the airwaves as accomplished funnymen while Bing remained primarily a songman. He was also a crooner with a keen sense of comic timing and an uncanny ability to connect with audiences across the airwaves. He had plenty of success with his own programs like Kraft Music Hall, The Chesterfield Show, and Philco Radio Time, but he also made regular appearances on his friends' programs.
365 3
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Birdbrains Behind the Wheel

silly drivers from a variety of old time radio shows crash into fruit stands, buying lemons, and smashed judge's new cars.
46 1
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Birds on the Radio

Hear from our feathered friends about birds who tell us secrets, Birds which scare us, and birds that are good to eat!
128 2
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Birthday Collection

Fun birthday celebrations of famous celebrities, historical figures, and even Gracie Allen's grandpa.
148 3
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Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment.
107 3
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Bob Hope

Bob Hope is one of the best loved entertainers of all time. He was in the business for a very long time, but Bob never forgot that he was there for the audience, not the other way around, especially when it came to the G.I.s who adopted Bob as one of their own. Update: over 200 additional broadcasts
392 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Bob Hope Pepsodent Auditions

Bob Hope was known for his machine gun style of firing off jokes and did so with a talented team of writers as well as his own ad libs. These rehearsals allow an intimate look behind the scenes of this comic genius.
20 1
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Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts!
104 2
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Boogeymen in Comedy (Screamstars Playing for Laughs)

An OTRCAT original compilation: Shudder and Laugh! Our favorite screen scream stars (Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price) having fun with our favorite radio comedians.
43 1
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Boris Karloff

(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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Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows
121 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Breakfast Bundle

Breakfast shows had the potential to reach a new demographic, while drawing in their current batch of late day listeners. Save and collect over 60 hours shows with our new Breakfast Bundle Pack.
147 9
Add To Cart: $45.00

Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

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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Breakfast Recordings

From comedy to cereal serials, this compilation features radio shows from a wide variety of radio programs that are sure to start your day with a stomach full of food and a belly full of laughs.
41 1
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Bud Coyller

The voice of mild-mannered Clark Kent's easy tenor to Superman's rich baritone, Bud Collyer was a "jack-of-all-trades" on the microphone.
1378 16
Add To Cart: $80.00

Bulldog Drummond

(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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Burl Ives

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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Burlesque

Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.
28 1
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Burns and Allen

George Burns and Gracie Allen show starring radio's favorite couple is now updated with 100 additional recordings (with an additional 46+ hours) and sound upgrades!
274 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

California Melodies

"From out of the west to you," California Melodies features British director and composer David Rose and singer Maxine Gray.
28 1
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Carlton Morse

Morse's greatest successes were One Man's Family and I Love a Mystery. This collection contains many of his mystery anthology and some rare Carlton E Morse recordings.
564 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Carmen Miranda

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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Carole Lombard

She began her film career as a 12 year old "tomboy" but her wit and personality won the heart of leading man Clark Gable.
13 1
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Cary Grant

With a charm and sophistication that came as natural as his cleft chin and sparkling eyes, Cary Grant was a natural movie star who was just as talented in front of the radio microphone as he was the camera. Update: additional recording
38 1
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Catholic Hour

Featured different guest speakers on different topics. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (best known as the host of televisions' "Life Is Worth Living" in the 1950s) often hosted the program and proclaimed: "We are at the end of a non-religious era." Update: additional broadcast
51 1
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Cats in OTR

The Cat's Out of the Bag! Requested by our Mascot cat and you, an anthology of Cat Tails and We're Not Lion!
98 1
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Cavalcade of America

This well-done, star-studded factual show is a wonderful resource for those interested in historical highlights. Update: 340+ additional episodes
739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

CBS World News Today

one of the first news shows to send famed correspondents, Edward R Murrow, John Charles Daly, and William L. Shirer, around to world to give American eyewitness accounts to some of the most dramatic events in history.
95 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Challenge of the Yukon (Sgt Preston)

A noble Canadian Mountie on the side of law and order along with his wise and loyal dog, Yukon King. This show comes from the creators of The Lone Ranger and shares the same values of fairness and protecting the weak from the strong.
324 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

Swing music was all about having fun, and one of the ways that Swing musicians found to have fun was by making fun of the more serious classical music scene. The result was Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, which even featured Milton Cross, the normally serious announcer for the Metropolitan Opera.
8 1
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Charles Boyer

He was one of the busiest stage actors in Paris, and it was only a matter of time before Hollywood took notice.
57 2
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Charlie Chan

With requisite Chinese chords and stings from the organist we have several selections from the casebook of the Incomparable Charlie Chan, Detective, Philosopher, and Modern Chinese Sage.
15 1
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Chesterfield Show (Moonlight Serenade)

(update) with additional shows, this old time radio series features "the number one dance band with the number one swing trio:" Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters.
23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Chesterfield Time

listening to sweet jazz and dance music should make you want to fire up a refreshing smoke... It's Chesterfield Time!
24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Childrens Show Bundle Pack

Many of our customers have reported immense joy in sharing the shows they remember as kid with their children and grandchildren. We want to encourage you to share the merriment and wonder of old time radio shows with the children of today with over 193 hours of classic recordings.
853 18
Add To Cart: $90.00

Christmas At War

Take a magical sleigh ride back into World War II Christmas celebrations with this incredible collection of radio shows from every genre.
49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Bundle

over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!
662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00

Christmas Bundle

over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!
662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00

Christmas Bundle

over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!
662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00

Christmas Comedy

This collection will have you giggling jingle bells and spiting your egg nog laughing hohoho!
180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Christmas Dramas

the miracle of Christmas will lift your spirits in these touching old time radio dramas. Also included in this collection are Lux Radio Theater versions of your favorite classic Christmas movies.
65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Christmas Movies on the Radio

This collection includes your favorite Christmas Classics films adapted to old time radio with the original casts such as James Stewart and Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life!
8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Mystery

Who says the Mysteries of the Season shouldn't make your hair stand on end?
22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Recordings

Hundreds of hours full of holiday cheer! Update: New disk #8!
649 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Christmas Variety Shows

Big song numbers and plenty of knee slapping comedy to bring old time radio Christmas cheer home.
54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Christmas with George Burns and Gracie Allen

Everyone's favorite old time radio comedy duo know how to bring all the laughs for their annual Christmas Special.
12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Churchill (Winston) Recordings

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during WWII and great orator, wrote his own speeches and delivered them on many radio broadcasts.
111 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Civil Rights Racism Discrimination and Prejudice in Old Time Radio

Radio not only recorded the progress of equality as it was happening, but it was a tool for bringing progress about.
19 1
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Claire Trevor

Known as the "Queen of Film Noir", Claire Trevor was a husky-voiced blonde and seemed to fill the role of gun-moll, seductress or tough minded career woman with aplomb.
38 1
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Clark Gable

Known for his swaggering masculinity and paper-thin mustache, Gable is one of the top film actors of all time. This collection includes Clark Gable's old radio shows appearances, including some excellent Lux Radio Theater productions.
18 1
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Claudia

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

Coast to Coast on a Bus

The White Rabbit Bus hit America's highways every Sunday morning, with its conductor (that's what they called him) Milton Cross.
5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Columbia Workshop

(update) With 140+ additional episodes: Columbia Workshop features high radio art with the newest sound technologies and top notch radio directing of its day.
333 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
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