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Academy Award Theater

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood's finest films adapted into old time radio shows with many of their original stars reprising their roles! Update: sound upgrades

48 1
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Adventures of Ellery Queen

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Ellery Queen was an author who solved mysteries in his spare time and then wrote about his harrowing adventures; his sidekick was his own father, Richard Queen.

19 1
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Adventures of Sea Hound

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Sea Hound Ahoy! With Captain Silver and Jerry seahounding around, discovering spys and slicing up peg legs like they were sea cucumbers, this delightful adventure is sure to pound the sea hound in your heart.

11 1
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All Star Western Theater

105 Episodes
1 Volume
Riding out of the sunny back lots of Hollywood, All Star Western Theatre delivered Republic Western-style entertainment with chuck wagon sized doses of fine music, broad humor and guest appearances by the best of the West.

105 1
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Amazing Mr Malone

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Whis old time radio griping crime drama stars Frank Lovejoy as a Chicago Crime-Fighting Lawyer! Update: additional recording

17 1
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April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Get out your whoopee cushion and check your shoelaces, because there is a new OTRCAT original collection of April Fool's Day Shows.

50 1
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Archie Andrews

50 Episodes
1 Volume
A direct spin-off of the popular teenage comic strip created by Bob Montana, Archive Andrews was one of the first wanting to win a teenage audience by doing a situation comedy show completely for them, and with them in the audience at the broadcasts. Update: 18 additional recordings

50 1
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Authors Collection

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

53 1
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Baseball in Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection is full of fun and varied shows from all different series with a baseball themed episodes. Update: additional rare recording

41 1
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Best of Inner Sanctum

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

30 1
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Hildegardes Radio Room

51 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. Update: 50+ additional recordings

51 1
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Big Story

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

39 1
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Blackstone Magic Detective

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

55 1
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Blondie

40 Episodes
1 Volume
Blondie is based on Chic Young's popular comic strip. After becoming a successful movie, Blondie continued to be a hit in its old time radio show form. Update: 34 additional episodes

40 1
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Bloopers

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

365 1
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Boris Karloff

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

71 1
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Ray Bradbury

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

32 1
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Breakfast in Hollywood

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

32 1
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Brighter Day

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

5 1
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Bulldog Drummond

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

33 1
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Burl Ives

37 Episodes
1 Volume
With his trademark beard and guitar, Burl Ives seemed to always be able to sing the songs that people wanted to hear. Update: additional appearances

37 1
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Dane Clark

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

34 1
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Sydney Smith

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

38 1
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Destination Freedom

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

33 1
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Diary Fate

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

24 1
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Dick Tracy

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

70 1
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Dizzy Dean

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

12 1
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Drug Store

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

24 1
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Edgar Allan Poe

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

23 1
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Edward G Robinson

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

48 1
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Fat Man

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

47 1
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First Nighter

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

32 1
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Five Minute Mysteries

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Five Minute Mysteries were a popular series of puzzlers which got the listeners thinking not only about the mini-mystery, but the products and services pitched by the local sponsors.

48 1
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Ford Theater

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

16 1
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Frank Merriwell

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

39 1
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Fred Waring

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Fine Music Entertainment with 50-Piece Orchestra! Update: 2 additional rare broadcasts

46 1
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Game Shows

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether you tune in to hear the drama of ordinary people competing for wonderful prizes or to challenge yourself against the competitors in the studio, Quiz Shows promise endless fun.

25 1
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Gasoline Alley

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Skeezix and the whole gang made the move from the comic pages to the radio on Gasoline Alley.

14 1
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Gone Fishing

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab your reel and bait your hook, because it's time to go fishing with some of the most hilarious fishing shows on old time radio!

48 1
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Halloween Scary Shows

83 Episodes
1 Volume
Ghosts and goblins and spooks! You’ll be too scared to even reach into the candy bowl when the Trick Or Treaters knock at your door if you are listening to the Halloween Scary Sampler.

83 1
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Henry Morgan

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Henry Morgan was a professional humorist, but network executives and his sponsors would argue that his business was making their lives miserable. Fans tuned in to hear what he had to say, and that is what kept him on the air. Update: 2 additional recordings

32 1
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Horror Listener Favorites

28 Episodes
1 Volume
For many listeners, radio was at its finest when they listened late at night, hiding under the sheets, hoping that the monsters wouldn't get them! Relive the days and nights of radio horror with these Horror Listener Favorites.

28 1
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I Love Adventure

13 Episodes
1 Volume
After closing the A-1 Detective Agency, the heroes of I Love a Mystery get back together after The War for I Love Adventure. What trouble can Jack, Reggie and Doc get into now?

13 1
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Jack Armstrong

107 Episodes
1 Volume
Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy not only held the interest of millions of kids after school during two decades, the show helped to prove the value of targeted radio advertising to General Mills and Wheaties. Update: additional episode

107 1
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Jeff Regan Investigator

25 Episodes
1 Volume
The Ladies Love Jack Webb as a Private Eye! An OTRCAT Favorite!

25 1
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Jimmy Durante

47 Episodes
1 Volume
By the late 1940s, Jimmy "Schnozzola" Durante was such a showbiz institution that guest stars would line up to appear on his broadcast.

47 1
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Joan Davis Show

20 Episodes
1 Volume
Appearing in B movies and in the popular TV series I Married Joan, Joan Davis could have been called the queen of radio comedians. Willing to do anything for a laugh, Joan was even tapped to take over hosting duties when Rudy Vallee joined the Coast Guard. Update: 8 additional broadcasts

20 1
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Kate Smith

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Larger than Life Contralto Presents Singing and Variety

26 1
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Marine Story

4 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring music from the Marine Corp Band, as well as a good deal of serious Hollywood talent to promote the achievements and history of the Marine Corps.

4 1
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Lest We Forget

36 Episodes
1 Volume
A Patriotic Program that Serves as a Reminder of what America Stands For!

36 1
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Live from Birdland

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Count Basie and his Orchestra Plays at the Hotspot of Jazz in New York City!

34 1
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Lonesome Gal

14 Episodes
1 Volume
For a non-visual medium, radio had its share of sex symbols, but few were as blatantly seductive as the Lonesome Gal.

14 1
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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
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Louella Parsons

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Gossip Giant gabs about Hollywood Happenings!

8 1
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Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy popular dance and dinner music on the Manhattan Merry Go Round! Update: additional rare recording

16 1
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Marlene Dietrich

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's Favorite Deep Voice German Frau! Update: additional broadcasts

34 1
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Mayor of the Town

25 Episodes
1 Volume
What if Old Mr. Potter, the meanest man in town, was actually the Mayor and had a heart of gold? That is how we find Lionel Barrymore as he plays The Mayor of the Town.

25 1
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Meet the Meeks

73 Episodes
1 Volume
Spin-off of Meet Mr. Meek, the Docile Brow-beaten Man now with a wife!

73 1
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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
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Milton Berle Show

45 Episodes
1 Volume
Uncle Milty will always be "Mister Television", but he was side-splitting on radio as well. Tune into The Milton Berle Show.

45 1
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Miriam Wolfe

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's Favorite Cackling Witch in an Assortment of Shows!

39 1
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Missing Masters

60 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection of audition programs that were good enough to be noticed but never got a green light from the sponsors to go into full production.

60 1
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Moon Over Africa

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Professor Anton Edwards is convinced that he will find the lost Atlantis in Africa as we find out in the grown up serial Moon Over Africa.

32 1
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Much Binding in the Marsh

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Zany British comedy series in a Royal Air Force station!

13 1
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Mystery is My Hobby

78 Episodes
1 Volume
Author Barton Drake in Mystery is My Hobby goes around solving murders almost on a whim.

78 1
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Nora Drake (This is Nora Drake)

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Pretty Problems Solver with Dick York

17 1
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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
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Peter Lorre

60 Episodes
1 Volume
This extensive collection follows the lisping Hungarian's guest appearances on comedy, horror and variety shows. Update: additional chilling episodes

60 1
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Point Sublime

12 Episodes
1 Volume
A soap opera for the whole family, Point Sublime is set on the rugged California coast along historic US Route 1, the Pacific Coast Highway.

12 1
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Pursuit

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the adventures of Inspector Peter Black of Scotland Yard in "relentless, dangerous pursuit... When man hunts man!" Update: additional episodes

23 1
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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
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Queen for a Day

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Quiz Shows let listeners hear people just like themselves hit it big, sometimes through sheer luck. Queen for a Day helped to usher in the era of really big prize giveaways.

6 1
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Quick as a Flash

5 Episodes
1 Volume
This popular, high-paced, snappy spark of a quiz show testing contestants' knowledge and reaction speed.

5 1
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Radio City Playhouse

61 Episodes
1 Volume
By the late 1940’s, the center of radio network production had moved to the West Coast, but there was still a lot of talent in New York to be featured on the anthology Radio City Playhouse.

61 1
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Radio Readers Digest

79 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by the makers of Hallmark Cards, Radio Reader's Digest brought a delightful collection of short stories to the air, highlighting the American way of life.

79 1
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Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
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Random Rarities 02

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!

50 1
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Random Rarities 03

50 Episodes
1 Volume
The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!

50 1
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Random Rarities 04

50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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Random Rarities 05

49 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

49 1
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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
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Religious Recordings

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller Update: 3 additional broadcasts

18 1
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Renfrew Mounted

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Exciting Adventure show about the Royal Mounted Police

5 1
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Reptiles Birds Four Legged

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Life would be so much easier if all the creatures that walked around on four legs were as cute and cuddly as kittens and bunnies, this collection covers those who are not.

43 1
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Railroad Recordings

121 Episodes
1 Volume
Choo-choo-choose this Collection of Truly Train Inspired Entertainment--An OTRCAT exclusive!

121 1
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St Patricks Day

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the Rainbow to this pot o'gold of Radio Shows!

28 1
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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
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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
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Sealtest Variety (Dorothy Lamour)

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Even when she was not on The Road in her sarong, Dorothy Lamour channeled Bing and Bob as hostess of The Sealtest Variety Theatre.

41 1
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Shorty Bell Cub Reporter

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Mickey Rooney Stars As Boisterious and Runty Would-be Reporter

5 1
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Skippy Hollywood Theater

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Fun Broadcast-one of the First to Use Prerecorded Programs! Update: additional broadcasts

34 1
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Smilin Eds Buster Brown Gang

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang was a fun Saturday morning kids shoe with fanciful characters who reminded kids to remind their parents to buy Buster Brown Shoes.

22 1
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Spike Jones

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

106 1
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Straight Arrow

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Hurry home from school and get your homework done, it is almost time for Straight Arrow, a Comanche boy raised by ranchers who becomes a great warrior to do good and right wrongs. Update: two additional recordings + sound upgrades

14 1
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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
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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
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Tennessee Jed

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Tennessee Jed wandered the Western Plains with his trusty squirrel gun and horse, Smoky, setting things right and standing up for American virtue. He even became an agent working directly for the President on the Frontier.

15 1
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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
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This is Your Life

10 Episodes
1 Volume
This rare and charming show is about real lives.

10 1
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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
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