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Hildegardes Radio Room

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

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Carmen Miranda

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

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Brownstone Theater

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

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Sydney Smith

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

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Fred MacMurray

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

83 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Ginny Simms

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

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Phillips Lord

169 Episodes
4 Volume
Phillips H. Lord got his start in radio by berating the station manager. He created the first independent radio producer with the creation of the character and show Seth Parker and later the FBI-approved show G-men retooled as the hit show Gangbusters.

169 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Lorenzo Jones

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

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Random Rarities 20

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

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Joel McCrea

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

102 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Peggy Lee

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

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Mary Astor

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

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

This is My Best

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

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 01

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

105 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 02

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

119 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 03

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

102 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 04

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

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 12

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

108 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 05

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

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ned Wever

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

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 06

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

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Christmas Carol

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

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Barbara Jean Wong

55 Episodes
1 Volume
Barbara Jean Wong was a fourth generation Chinese-American who began her performance career at the age of five and was soon dubbed the Chinese-American Shirley Temple.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Open Road

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

82 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Blue Ribbon Town

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

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Morton Downey

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

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 11

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

101 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lena Horne

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

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Cathy Lewis

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

316 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
$20.00

Its Maritime

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

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lawrence Welk

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

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 07

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

104 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Clowns in OTR

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

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Nebbs

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

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

House of Mystery

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

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

In Review

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

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lina Romay

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

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Wednesdays with You

9 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: Have a laugh, hear a song, and enjoy spending Wednesday With You, this comedy variety show from 1945.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Betty Crocker

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

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Music for Millions

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

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Dorothy Kilgallen Diary

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Sit in on fascinating stories from the Golden Age of Broadway with Dorothy Kilgallen's Diary.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 08

109 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Music America Loves Best and Pat Novak For Hire.

109 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Circus

305 Episodes
5 Volume
The drama of life under the Big Top has always made for great radio stories from all genres. Update: 2 additional broadcasts

305 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
$20.00

David Harum

5 Episodes
1 Volume
There's no horsing around in Homeville as long as "David Harum" is around, in this popular serial from the thirties and forties.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Road of Life

6 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio soap opera centered on handsome doctor Jim Brent and his wife Jocelyn in the small town of Merrimac. As the heroine of a medical drama, Jocelyn would suffer from almost every dread disease known to medicine.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Hummert Radio Factory (Ann and Frank Hummert)

1071 Episodes
9 Volume
The Hummerts were a considerable power in entertainment broadcasting during the Golden Age of Radio. Their wide range of productions included soaps, musical, game shows, detective dramas, and serials.

1071 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
$36.00

Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt

13 Episodes
1 Volume
these classic theater performers careers spanned four decades.With celebrate wit and timing, they were best know for roles in high comedy.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Author Meets Critic

49 Episodes
2 Volume
Join the battle between authors and critics when you listen to The Author Meets the Critic.

49 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Lear (Orson Welles)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles provides commentary, interviews, and thoughts about the state of the nation and the world in the tumultuous times after World War II.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Korean AFRS Broadcasts

36 Episodes
1 Volume
When the Korean War broke out, AFRS had Army broadcasters working from the old American Embassy Hotel in Seoul and mobile units were attached to combat units and followed the action.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Polka Shows Collection

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Dancing a polka with your best girl is a celebration of life and living. Everyone can use more OmmPahPah in their life!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 09

100 Episodes
1 Volume
Long time listens and OTRCAT.com fans have requested a new sampler cd with 100 episodes from various series including America's Town Hall Meeting, Amos and Andy Music Hall, When a Girl Marries, Betty Crocker, Hallmark Hall Of Fame, and many more top picks from our newest collections.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Peter Lawford

13 Episodes
1 Volume
was an aristocratic playboy and member of the "Rat Pack." Peter Lawford was a high-demand leading actor during WWII.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Request Performance

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the laughs and gags of the "Civilian Version" of Command Performance.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Which is Which

4 Episodes
1 Volume
In this classic game show: can you recognize the difference between a real celebrity or good facsimile based just on the voice?

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Minstrel Shows

537 Episodes
13 Volume
Minstrelsy is considered the first truly American form of entertainment, and as such provides the forms and traditions which would eventually form vaudeville and ultimately the Hollywood movies and TV shows which shape and inform the rest of the world's opinion of American culture.

537 13
Add To Cart: $65.00
$52.00

Goofy Guys

317 Episodes
7 Volume
in honor of all the goobers, goofballs, and silly billies on old time radio shows.

317 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

Atlantic Spotlight

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare chats between American journalists and their British colleagues in London.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Chico Marx

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The oldest of the Marx Brothers, Chico Marx used his con artist gag and his smart hustler skills to bring the brothers to stardom.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Harpo Marx

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Honk, honk, old time radio shows starring the silent member of the Marx Brother Troupe who had a bicycle horn, wore a red wig and prop filled trench coat. Update: additional episode

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Nukes and Commies Bundle

1293 Episodes
31 Volume
Thirty-one Great Old Time Radio volumes from the Cold War and Atomic era! Don't duck and cover, order this compilation today!

1293 31
Add To Cart: $155.00
$124.00

Joyce Jordan MD

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Soap opera about a female doctor in the 1930s, she works in a male dominated profession and looks for respect and love starring Frank Lovejoy, Agnes Moorehead and Mercedes McCambrdige.

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Time Out with Allen Prescott

9 Episodes
1 Volume
A great music program that gives listeners a daily time out to recharge and move on with their day.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lauren Bacall

65 Episodes
2 Volume
statuesque and sultry Lauren Bacall splashed on the Hollywood Scene at the age 19 when she starred opposite her soon to be husband Humphrey Bogart.

65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Waltz Time

3 Episodes
1 Volume
"Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time to dance on the air!" This orchestra and classical music standards radio show was produced by radio's power couple, Frank and Ann Hummert.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ilona Massey

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Billed as the new Marlene Dietrich, this Austrian beauty was best known to OTR fans for her role in Top Secret.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 10

109 Episodes
1 Volume
OTRCAT.com fans have requested a new sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including Sports Answer Man, Atlantic Spotlight, Cloud Nine, Men at Sea, Adventure Club, Rudy Vallee, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and many more top picks from our newest collections.

109 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$9.00

Harold Huber

29 Episodes
1 Volume
prolific radio actor and film character actor, Harold Huber was best known on radio portraying Agatha Christie's Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Turhan Bey

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Exotic screen legend aka the "Turkish Delight", Turhan Bey was popular and much sought after his screen presence with his good looks and charismatic demeanor.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Jokes and Pranks Bundle

991 Episodes
16 Volume
16 disks full of pranks and jokes!

991 16
Add To Cart: $60.00
$48.00

Maureen OHara

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for her film roles such as on Miracle On 34th Street, Maureen O'Hara brought her memorable film roles to the radio sound stage.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Random Rarities 11

37 Episodes
1 Volume
It is lucky to have saved these rare old time radios once lost in the vaults of time.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Labor Day Saver Bundle - Religious

324 Episodes
15 Volume


324 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
$60.00

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
$4.50

Ingrid Bergman

20 Episodes
1 Volume
And icon of elegance, grace, and style, Ingrid Bergman spun gorgeous performances in Casablanca, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Notorious, and Spellbound.

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Lucille Fletcher

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Writer of acclaimed old time radio show "Sorry Wrong Number", "The Hitchhiker", and many more.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Horses In Old Time Radio

203 Episodes
5 Volume
Hold your horses! Plenty of one horse towns, wild horses, charley horses, play the ponies, and more straight from the horse's mouth at the microphone.

203 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
$20.00

Ray Bolger

9 Episodes
1 Volume
The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Ray Bolger was a man with a wit sharp enough for adults and a soft side for children. Update: additional broadcast

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Comic Parade

9 Episodes
1 Volume
When the newspaper truck drivers went on strike in 1945, Mayor La Guardia had the comics read to the children of the city including The Adventures of Superman, Little Orphan Annie, Archie Andrews, Gasoline Alley and Red Ryder.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Helen Forrest

26 Episodes
1 Volume
After a difficult childhood, Helen Forrest beat the odds and was discovered by bandleader Artie Shaw to song with and eventually replace Billie Holiday. She later worked with Benny Goodman and Harry James Orchestra.

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Don Ameche

97 Episodes
3 Volume
Known for his work on film, television, and radio, Don Ameche is a household name.

97 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Linda Darnell

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Life magazine called her "the most physically perfect girl in Hollywood", Linda Darnell landed the role in Hotel for Women at the age of 15.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ruby Dee

10 Episodes
1 Volume
A Champion of Human Rights, Shakespearean leading lady, actress, and old time radio performer, Ruby Dee has a long history in the American spotlight.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Breakfast Bundle

147 Episodes
9 Volume
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
$36.00

Childrens Show Bundle Pack

853 Episodes
18 Volume
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
$72.00

Joe DeRita

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his portrayal of Curly in the Three Stooges, Joe DeRita brought big belly laughs to old time radio.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Christmas Bundle

662 Episodes
21 Volume
over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!

662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00
$63.00

Joan Bennett

35 Episodes
1 Volume
With her first appearance in film at the age of six, Joan Bennett moved to Hollywood to star in 1929 Bulldog Drummond.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

John Garfield

37 Episodes
1 Volume
Growing up in a street gang, John Garfield turned to method acting and moved to Hollywood.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

F Scott Fitzgerald

11 Episodes
1 Volume
His finest work, The Great Gatsby, is a tale of decadence, idealism, social upheaval and excess, a concise portrait of the Jazz Age and a cautionary tale of the American Dream.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Claire Trevor

38 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Bud Coyller

1378 Episodes
16 Volume
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
$64.00

OTR Library

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio and libraries have always enjoyed a close relationship and have been used for locations in many radio shows.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Eric Linden

2 Episodes
1 Volume
The handsome actor worked in more than thirty films in the 1930s with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Arnold Moss

140 Episodes
4 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $20.00

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
$9.00
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