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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Tyrone Power

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

36 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 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

Tommy Dorsey

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular Swing Musician and Trombone Honker!

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tom Mix

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Tom Mix was one of the great American popular cowboys, and he was one who was a real cowboy, too! Upgrade: 16 new episodes

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Time Travelers in Old Time Radio

59 Episodes
2 Volume
In time travel there are voyages to the future, travels to the past, and strange visitors from the future coming to our present time in this original collection. Update: additional episodes

59 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

This is War (Norman Corwin)

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Directed by Norman Corwin and broadcast over all four major networks in support of the War Effort.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

This is Our Enemy

3 Episodes
1 Volume
WWII wartime propaganda show with fictional and outrageous tales of the evil doings of the Axis Powers.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

This is My Story (Red Cross)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
"Is a human document in the records of The American Red Cross whose history of peacetime service is known to every American. Whose program of wartime service to American fighting men on all foreign battle fronts and to women and children at home is the greatest and most varied of any civilian organization." Update: additional episodes

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thanksgiving

152 Episodes
3 Volume
This festive collection contains thirty hours of Thanksgiving-themed episodes from a variety of old time radio series. Primarily comedy and variety shows (and a few detective series), the shows are bound to keep you in the mood for Thanksgiving cheer! Update: additional recordings

152 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Texaco Star Theater

95 Episodes
3 Volume
(update) with over 70 additional shows, Texaco Star Theater is a personality filled Hollywood variety show with and all-star cast of vocalists, hosts, comedians, and guests.

95 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Terry and the Pirates

171 Episodes
2 Volume
Action package juvenile adventure series follows Terry and his friends as he explores the Asian jungles in search of his father. Update: 100+ new recordings

171 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Taxidermy and Morgues

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether hero or villain, victor or victim, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, everyone dies. An OTRCAT.com original compilation.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tallulah Bankhead

53 Episodes
2 Volume
known for her wild behavior and billed as the "the glamorous, unpredictable Tallulah Bankhead," this collection contains many of her rare guest appearances and The Big Show.

53 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Take It or Leave It

4 Episodes
1 Volume
was the precursor to the television show, The $64,000 Question.The old time radio show, however, dealt in smaller change (contestants could win up to $64),and took itself less seriously than its television counterpart.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Suspense

1008 Episodes
20 Volume
SUSPENSE is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent! Update: 50 new episodes and better sound quality

1008 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Susan Hayward

22 Episodes
1 Volume
known as the "Brooklyn Bombshell", Susan Hayward was best known for playing was "Woman who overcomes adversity."

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Superman

1190 Episodes
12 Volume
From pre-jet flight in 1939 right up into the atomic 1950s, Superman was on call in Metropolis. He fought the good fight through WWII, facing Nazi spies and Japan-based spies and saboteurs, he uncovered run-of-the-lab evil-genius types with their latest beta-tests, he faced beings from other planets both humanoid and robotic as well as the common criminal and the Klu Klux Klan. All in a days work for Superman! Update: additional episodes & sound upgrades

1190 12
Add To Cart: $60.00

Submarines in Old Time Radio

74 Episodes
2 Volume
As a machine of war, submarines were the first attack platforms with stealth capabilities and were great plot devices in old time radio. Dive in today!

74 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Story Behind the Headlines

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Cesar Saerchinger and created as joint venture between NBC and the American Historical Association cover "outstanding news events and major trends in world affairs"

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Stars Over Hollywood

73 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) now with almost 20 new episodes: Twinkle in the glow of the Star on this Early Saturday Morning show!

73 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Stan Kenton

138 Episodes
3 Volume
Believing that Jazz could be more than just music to dance to, Kenton made no apologies for his brand of "progressive Jazz."

138 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Spring

76 Episodes
2 Volume
Spring is a time of hopefulness and renewal, fresh breezes and new gardens.

76 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Spike Jones

106 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Funny Spike Jones Update: 13 New Guest Appearances and two New Songs of Zanniness!

106 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Spencer Tracy

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Considered one of the best actors in Hollywood, Spencer Tracy's career spanned 37 years.

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Soldiers of the Press

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy 15-minute dramatic capsules of war correspondents' "on-the-scene" eye witness accounts. Update: 25+ additional recordings

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Soapler: Soap Opera Satire Spoofs and Silliness

51 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy this collection of sudsy soap-opera sends ups: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Bob and Ray, Duffy's Tavern and more get together to ridicule all your favorite soap operas!

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Singin Sam

103 Episodes
1 Volume
best known as "Singin' Sam the Lawnmower Man" then "Singin' Sam the Barbasol Man", Harry Frankel's musical performances were later sponsored by Coca-Cola. This collection includes recordings from 1911 to the 1940s, including the Reminiscing with Singin Sam, Refreshment Time with Singin' Sam, 70 musical tracks, and more.

103 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Shirley Temple

23 Episodes
1 Volume
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called Shirley Temple "Little Miss Miracle" for bringing up the country's morale during the Great Depression with her bouncing curls, dancing maryjane shoes, and sweetheart persona.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sharks in Old Time Radio

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Sharks have long been featured in the stories of seamen, this collection includes old time radio episodes about sharks in a variety of genres.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Screen Guild Theater

348 Episodes
6 Volume
this old time radio anthology featured drama and variety with top-name stars whose salaries from this show were donated to fund the Motion Picture Country Home. Update: 240+ new shows and better sound quality

348 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Scientists and Inventors

180 Episodes
4 Volume
Commercial radio was just one result of the efforts of scientist over the years. Radio also explored the contributions of scientists and inventors whether they were trying to create a better world or destroy the one we have. This compilation contains a wide variety of radio shows dealing with science and understanding the world we live in.

180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Science Fiction Listener Favorites

71 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio may be the best medium for telling Science Fiction tales. Here is a collection of listeners' favorite broadcasts.

71 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Scams Conmen Cheats and Bunco Artists

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Cheaters and Swindlers in this collection of crime radio shows are true artists and con men of the highest caliber, but they all get caught in the end.

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sammy Kaye Sunday Serenade

218 Episodes
4 Volume
Swing and Sway with more Sammy Kaye Poetry, sway along with Sammy's sweet melodic sounds with new Vol. 3 & 4! Update: now updated with even more music

218 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Rudy Vallee

62 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) with 35+ new episodes, listen to radio's bad boy on the block variety hour. This talent scout program made stars such as Alice Faye, Milton Berle, Joe Penner, Bergen & McCarthy, and even the Aldrich Family.

62 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Roy Rogers

153 Episodes
4 Volume
The original "King of the Cowboys" is updated with new recordings of The Roy Rogers old time radio show and many guest appearances. Join Roy, "Queen of the West" Dale Evans, Trigger, Bullet, and the gang in this fun western adventure-variety show. Updated: 50+ additional recordings + sound upgrades

153 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Rosemary Clooney

275 Episodes
6 Volume
Singer and actress, she got the attention of Americans with the song "Come On-a My House" and won their hearts with Bing Crosby in White Christmas.

275 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Ronald Colman

269 Episodes
7 Volume
From a running gag on Jack Benny to numerous appearances on Arch Oboler's Plays, Ronald Colman appeared on many other old time radio shows

269 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Romance of the Ranchos

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Romance of the Ranchos tells the stories of the brave men and women who lived and loved in Old California when it was still a Spanish colony.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Role of Science in War

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Members of the City College of New York began appearing on WNYC on Saturdays at 10:45 AM to discuss how their various scientific disciplines would contribute to the Allies winning the War.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Roland Young

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Roland Young worked on several broadcasts promoting his films, notably on Lux Radio Theater and MGM’s Good News series and was part of the company for The Dinah Shore Program during the 1943-44 season.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Robert Montgomery

58 Episodes
2 Volume
He was an actor, a pioneering director, an astute political operator, a naval warrior, and a labor organizer who was also an ardent anti-Communist.

58 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Robert Benchley

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Robert Benchley was one of the great American humorists of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Robert Arden News Commentary

9 Episodes
1 Volume
A foreign correspondent, Robert Arden made insightful commentary about current events of WWII.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rita Hayworth

22 Episodes
1 Volume
She was the favorite pin-up girl of American GI's in WWII, an incredible dancer, and Hollywoods first official princess.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ripley Believe It Or Not

42 Episodes
1 Volume
starred Robert Ripley himself as he explains the weird and strange stories from his travels around the world.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Right to Happiness

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by Irna Phillips, The Right to Happiness is a soap opera spinoff for Guiding Light character Rose Kransky.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Richard Denning

198 Episodes
4 Volume
the hardworking and handsome film star landed his first radio starring role as Lucille Balls other half in "My Favorite Husband." He later appeared in roles in "Mr and Mrs North" and "Its a Crime Mr Collins."

198 4
Add To Cart: $25.00

Remembering Pearl Harbor

14 Episodes
1 Volume
The "date which will live in infamy", the attack on Pearl Harbor changed the history of the world.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Reefer Madness

69 Episodes
1 Volume
It was obvious to anyone who looked that dope was going to be the scourge of youth. For proof, look no further than our Reefer Madness Collection.

69 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Red Skelton Show

244 Episodes
6 Volume
(update) In every generation, there are singularly outrageous comedians, and for the middle of the 20th century, Red Skelton was probably the "top banana" of all.

244 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Red Scare in Old Time Radio

276 Episodes
7 Volume
After the Second World War, American culture was shaped and driven largely by fears of Communist infiltration corrupting American institutions and values.

276 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Red Ryder

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Best remembered today for his 1,000 shot Daisy Carbine Air Rifle, Red Ryder started out as "America’s famous fighting cowboy" in the comics and later on radio.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ray Milland

61 Episodes
2 Volume
Ray Milland got his big break in The Jungle Princess with sarong-clad Dorothy Lamour and late became a screen legend in 1945’s Lost Weekend.

61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Rat Pack

34 Episodes
1 Volume
August 2011 is the anniversary release of the Rat Pack Movie, Oceans 11. This compilation has choice appearances by members of The Rat Pack in Old Time Radio including Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, and more!

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rarities Adventure Detective

73 Episodes
1 Volume
There were a lot of great programs that never got a green light for full scale production or where all but one of two episodes have been lost. This collection is of detective and adventure show rarities.

73 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rare Summer Replacement Shows

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes rare but wonderful seasonal shows that held the timeslot for some of America's best loved radio shows.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rare Soap Operas

434 Episodes
4 Volume
Packed with more sudsey value for your dollar, OTRCat is proud to present this compilation of rare soaps series and including some programs that are the last surviving recordings of their shows.

434 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Rare Game Show

45 Episodes
1 Volume
filled with sample episodes of some great quiz programs -- including many rare episodes.

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rare Detective and Crime Shows

102 Episodes
2 Volume
features rare and highly collectible crime shows: this compilation is a fascinating look at the different key players in crime solving including detectives, spies, private investigators, cops, FBI agents, newspaper reporters, attorneys, defense attorneys, informants, and even personnel in the emerging field forensic science. Update: Adventures of PC49

102 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows

40 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare, hard to find aviation themed old time radio shows including Sky Blazer, Smilin Jack, Howie Wing, Flying Hutchinsons, and many more. Update: additional broadcast

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 24

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Variety of rare radio shows from a random genre collections from weird to wonderful from informative to intriguing.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 22

57 Episodes
1 Volume
We just love finding these rare radio shows, some with only one known remaining episode.

57 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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