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Zombies in Old Time Radio

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

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Yankee Yarns

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

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Xavier Cugat

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

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Words At War

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

89 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Woody Herman

62 Episodes
2 Volume
Heavily influenced by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, the Woody Herman's Herd was known for lively arrangements that combined swing rhythms and bebop themes.

62 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

William Powell

48 Episodes
2 Volume
He was best known for his role as Nick Charles in The Thin Man in the film version. Although he did not play the role in the radio version of The Thin Man, but had numerous radio appearances.

48 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

William Faulkner

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

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

William Bendix

285 Episodes
7 Volume
The craggy and blustery William Bendix is best known for his role as the lovable lug Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley

285 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Will Rogers

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

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Whistler

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

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

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

War Telescope

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

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Voodoo in Old Time Radio

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

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Voice of the Army

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

91 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Vincent Price

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

123 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Victory Parade Spotlight of Bands

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

233 5
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Valentines Day

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Extra Valentine's Day special episodes from the golden age of radio! OTRCAT Wuvvves you! Updated: additional episodes

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vaccines and Plagues

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

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Uncle Ezra

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

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Treasury Star Parade

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

156 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Transatlantic Call People to People

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

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

To Your Good Health

4 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring the The Squibb Orchestra and Squibb Chorus, To Your Good Health was considered to be one of the finest music programs on the radio at the time

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tito Guizar

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Tall and dashing, as well as enormously successful, Tito Guizar is often likened to his contemporary, North American Singing Cowboy, Roy Rogers.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

This Life is Mine

3 Episodes
1 Volume
This soap opera follows Teacher Eden Channing and her family, much of which revolve around life on the home front during WWII.

3 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

Thin Man

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) additional episodes: follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio."

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Theater of Romance

207 Episodes
4 Volume
Hit yourself on the head with Theater of Romance and become star struck--Gregory Peck, Ida Lupino, Edward G. Robinson, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart and more! Update: Over 130 additional episodes

207 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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

Ten-Two-Four Ranch (10-2-4 Ranch)

76 Episodes
1 Volume
Music Variety at Dr. Pepper Time: Did you ever wonder why the numbers 10, 2 and 4 were on the label of a Dr Pepper soda pop? Those are the times the Dr prescribes a drink of this marvelous elixir. Any time is a good time to enjoy the great Western music played on The Ten Four Two Ranch Show. Update: 50+ additional recordings

76 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tax Time

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Will Rogers said that the difference between Death and Taxes is that Death doesn't get worse every time Congress is in session! Here is something to enjoy until your Refund check arrives.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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 Peters

10 Episodes
1 Volume
After an hunting accident that left her wheelchair bound, Susan Peters found more work on radio than in film.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Superstition in Old Time Radio

84 Episodes
2 Volume
Break a Mirror, follow a Black Cat, Step on a Crack or walk under a ladder, just get to a Radio as soon as you can to enjoy our Superstitions Collection!

84 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Squibb Show

60 Episodes
1 Volume
features music Lyn Murray and The Squibb Orchestra from the House of Squibb, makers of Squibb Tooth Powder.

60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Sportsmen Club

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Pull up a chair at the Sportmen's Club and enjoy some of Grantland Rice's favorite stories.

2 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

Softboiled Detectives

54 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT Original collection, a softboiled detective or classic detective uses more brain less brawn to solve the most baffling of crime.

54 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

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

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

Sam Spade

78 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by Dashiell Hammett, Howard Duff appears in this action-packed old time radio show full of dames, wisecracks, adventure, and laughs. Update: Additional episodes

78 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Raymond Gram Swing News Broadcasts

6 Episodes
1 Volume
believed in the American values and noticed early on that Adolf Hitler was a problem long before America's involvement in WWII.

6 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 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 News and Current Event Shows

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio News shows are give modern listeners a peek into the major world events of yesteryear. Update: additional recordings

48 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

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 23

75 Episodes
1 Volume
Out of the vaults of old time radio comes a cacophony of fun from every genre of the airwaves.

75 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

Random Rarities 21

69 Episodes
1 Volume
Random and rare old time radio collection from from the great, dusty vaults of radio shows.

69 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 19

45 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a new collection of Rare Programs which will not fit in another category but are too important and entertaining not to be released in a collection.

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 18

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Now in our eighteenth edition, our Random Rarities are getting more rare and much, much more random!

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 17

57 Episodes
1 Volume
Some if these shows were saved from the dustbins of time, others were just so random and rare that they didn't fit in another collection, but Random Rarities 17 will have something everyone will enjoy!

57 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 16

62 Episodes
1 Volume
Our sixteenth edition of Random Rarities if filled with as much variety as the first fifteen. What sets this edition apart is that most of the episodes were broadcast in the last years of WWII and the post war years.

62 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 15

59 Episodes
1 Volume
A collection of rare, hard to find shows from all genres including Heart Throbs, Heritage Radio Theater, The Man Behind The Masterpiece, Nightcap Yarns, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, Mr. Pickwick's Christmas.

59 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 14

41 Episodes
1 Volume
The best loved shows from the Golden Age were more likely to be preserved, but we keep finding treasures in some of the "orphaned recordings".

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 13

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Lucky 13 Random Rarities Collections features shows long thought lost in the vault of time.

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 12

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Randomer and Rarer than before, enjoy these old time radio rarities from the lost vaults of time.

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 10

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Rambling, random radio shows radically reaped from the rabbit hole of radio.

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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