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Johnny Dollar (Yours Truly Johnny Dollar)

739 Episodes
12 Volume
"The freelance investigator with the action-packed expense account" was one of the best and final old time radio detective series of the golden age of radio.

739 12
Add To Cart: $60.00

Jack Benny

1108 Episodes
27 Volume
Everyone's favorite penny pinching miser is now updated with more laughs and better quality sound. Sound upgrades Volume 10-11-12

1108 27
Add To Cart: $135.00

Lux Radio Theater

785 Episodes
33 Volume
Featuring the greatest Hollywood stars doing one-hour versions of their biggest motion pictures. Update: additional shows + remastered sound + many sound upgrades

785 33
Add To Cart: $160.00

Suspense

1010 Episodes
20 Volume
SUSPENSE is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent! Update: 50 new episodes and better sound quality

1010 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Fibber McGee and Molly

1180 Episodes
20 Volume
Long lost episodes fell out of "Fibber's Closet". This is the most complete Fibber McGee and Molly collection to date. Laugh with over 418 hours of laughs with Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly in this classic radio sit-com. Update: 200+ additional shows

1180 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

Great Gildersleeve

527 Episodes
11 Volume
Enjoy the hijinks of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve and his family in this classic sit-com. Update: additional recordings and sound quality improvements

527 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

Grand Ole Opry

405 Episodes
10 Volume
The Grand Ole Opry did not quite invent Country and Western Music, but it did bring it to the ears of many Americans who may not have heard it otherwise. Update: 80 additional broadcasts

405 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Our Miss Brooks

194 Episodes
5 Volume
Eve Arden played the fun-loving but sometimes frazzled English teacher at Madison High School, Our Miss Brooks. The most famous teacher ever on radio, Connie Brooks was a wonderful combination of sincere and smart, and Eve Arden played her perfectly.

194 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Sherlock Holmes

212 Episodes
3 Volume
"The game is afoot" as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.

212 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Bob and Ray

566 Episodes
8 Volume
Comedy duo, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, star in their own show as radio's favorite zany lampooners.

566 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Bob Bailey

770 Episodes
13 Volume
Everyone's favorite investigator in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Bailey starred in a number of tough guy detective old time radio shows.

770 13
Add To Cart: $65.00

Burns and Allen

274 Episodes
5 Volume
George Burns and Gracie Allen show starring radio's favorite couple is now updated with 100 additional recordings (with an additional 46+ hours) and sound upgrades!

274 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

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

Amos and Andy

267 Episodes
3 Volume
One of the most popular shows in 20th century entertainment, Amos and Andy were played by white actors. In its prime, entire towns listened to the show; Stores would close and even movie theatres would stop the film while the Amos and Andy show was played.

267 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Best of Suspense

104 Episodes
2 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Suspense Episodes! Update: new volume 2

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Boston Blackie

199 Episodes
4 Volume
(update) with 17 additional episodes and many sound upgrades: Boston Blackie is too good natured to be hard boiled. Often accused by bungling cops, Boston Blackie is obligated to solve the case!

199 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

180 Episodes
4 Volume
The original creaking door horror anthology with jocular and sarcastic host, Raymond. "Pleasant Dreeeeeams, hmm?" Update: sound upgrades and additional episodes

180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

100 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the greatest American journalists in broadcast history, he pioneered the reporter on the scene reporting during WWII. Update: additional recordings

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Escape

244 Episodes
5 Volume
A sister show to the classic Suspense, Escape drew upon great tales from literature to take listeners away from the everyday world. Upgrade: few additional episodes, sound quality upgrades

244 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Jack Webb

467 Episodes
10 Volume
Best known for his no-nonsense role of Sgt Friday on Dragnet, Jack Webb also appeared in other old time radio shows such as Pat Novak for Hire, Jeff Regan, Johnny Modero, Pete Kelly's Blues, and his many guest appearances in Escape, Suspense, The Whistler and much more!

467 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Philip Marlowe

106 Episodes
3 Volume
Raymond Chandler's action-packed hard boiled detective drama starring Vah Heflin and Gerald Mohr! Update: additional episode

106 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

Baseball and World Series Broadcasts

412 Episodes
44 Volume
This extensive collection has some great classic baseball recordings in radio history!

412 44
Add To Cart: $220.00

High Adventure

104 Episodes
2 Volume
A realistic adventure series featuring real-life sound effects and excellent scripts en par with other smart adventure shows like Suspense and Escape. Update: additional episodes

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Whistler

549 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

549 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

Bing Crosby

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

364 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Lone Ranger

2360 Episodes
48 Volume
The Lone Ranger is one of the iconic characters in American folklore, and he got his start on Mutual, airing from 1933 through 1954. Update: 980+ additional recordings

2360 48
Add To Cart: $200.00

Man Called X

99 Episodes
2 Volume
Enemies around every corner, does that pretty girl need saving or will she slide a knife between your ribs? These are important questions in the world of espionage when your are The Man Called X.

99 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ozzie and Harriet

94 Episodes
2 Volume
The "adventures" of Ozzie & Harriet are based on the daily stuff that happens to all good suburban couples in family sitcoms. Update: additional episodes

94 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Superman

1203 Episodes
12 Volume
From 1939 right up into the atomic 1950's, 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.

1203 12
Add To Cart: $60.00

Phil Harris and Alice Faye

249 Episodes
6 Volume
Laughs abound in this old time radio variety show feature jive-talking hipster bandleader, Phil Harris, and his glamorous and talented movie star wife, Alice Faye. Update: 60+ additional recordings

249 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

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

249 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Alfred Hitchcock

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes radio adaptations on Hitchcock's most memorable films, including Spellbound, The Birds, Rebecca, Sorry Wrong Number, and Shadow of a Doubt. Update: 6 additional broadcasts

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bob Hope

394 Episodes
10 Volume
Bob Hope is one of the best loved entertainers of all time. He was in the business for a very long time, but Bob never forgot that he was there for the audience, not the other way around, especially when it came to the G.I.s who adopted Bob as one of their own. Update: 3 additional broadcasts

394 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

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

Duffys Tavern

145 Episodes
3 Volume
"Elite meet to eat, Duffy ain't here, Archie the Manager speakin'..." this classic sitcom now with additional recordings. Update: additional episodes

145 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Falcon

95 Episodes
2 Volume
The Falcon is full of hard hitting detective old time radio action. Follow the shadowy detective, weary of police, out solving cases!

95 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Green Hornet

257 Episodes
6 Volume
Follow the "Flight of the Bumblebee", The Green Hornet, and his side kick, fierce fighter, skilled driver, and all around best pal Kato for even exciting listening.

257 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Quiet Please

90 Episodes
2 Volume
Combine one of radio's most creative writers with the talents of a single actor and a late night time slot, and you have the ingredients for the deliciously creepy Quiet, Please. Upgrade: sound quality

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Saint (Vincent Price)

65 Episodes
1 Volume
Vincent Price as The Saint would rather toss off a witty remark than engage in fisticuffs, but his suave charm nets as many pretty girls as any hardboiled dick. Update: additional episodes + sound upgrades

65 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bulldog Drummond

33 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Command Performance

291 Episodes
7 Volume
WWII comedy, music and drama its star-studded finest!

291 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

July 4th

127 Episodes
3 Volume
Enjoy July 4th broadcasts from radio past. Update: additional episodes

127 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Valentines Day

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

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Casey Crime Photographer

81 Episodes
2 Volume
"SNAP!" Casey's crime photography often give him a snootfull of something foxingly mysterious. And the crime chase is on! Update: additional AFRS broadcast

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Best of Whistler

74 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the most popular and best Mystery shows in the history of old time radio, The Whistler ran for 15 straight years. This collection includes the best of The Whistler.

74 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

H.G. Wells

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The stories of H.G. Wells approach the future from a slightly different angle, Wells wrote less about wondrous devices and more about the future of people.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fred Allen

175 Episodes
3 Volume
Fred Allen moved from Vaudeville to radio and perfected his character over a number of years for several sponsors. One of his career highlights was a supposed feud with his good friend, Jack Benny.

175 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Red Skelton Show

244 Episodes
6 Volume
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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of Inner Sanctum

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

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Nick Carter Master Detective

166 Episodes
4 Volume
Look Smart, Patsy! Update: Detective Nick Carter now has better audio and additional episodes!

166 4
Add To Cart: $15.00

Dashiell Hammett

151 Episodes
4 Volume
Writer of the Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man, Hammett has an enduring reputation as the godfather of the hard-boiled detective genre and one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.

151 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

World War II Collection

1220 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).

1220 9
Add To Cart: $45.00

Atomic Radio

95 Episodes
2 Volume
OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings

95 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

194 Episodes
1 Volume
A Public Service Announcement (PSA) is defined as a message in the public interest which is disseminated through the media free of charge, with the objective of raising awareness of issues.

194 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Aldrich Family (Henry Aldrich)

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

115 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Father Knows Best

115 Episodes
2 Volume
Starring Robert Young, Father Knows Best is one of the first and best-loved All-American sweet-hearted family situation comedies. Update: 20+ additional shows

115 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Mr Keen Tracer of Lost Persons

58 Episodes
2 Volume
Produced by the Hummerts, this detective series is one of radio's longest running shows.

58 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Heatwave

17 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT exclusive: when the weather outside heats up, so does the drama, crime, and even comedy in old time radio!

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Eternal Light

739 Episodes
15 Volume
This well-written religious drama was created by the Jewish Theological Seminary and features stories from the Torah, the Bible, and important historical texts. Update: over 680 new recordings:

739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Life of Riley

246 Episodes
5 Volume
Laugh along with William Bendix in his sit-com role as the lovable mug in "The Life of Riley." Update: sound quality upgrades + additional recordings

246 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Groucho Marx

271 Episodes
6 Volume
Part of the Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx was best known for his greasepaint mustache, cigar, and quick wit. He later branched out to host quiz old time radio show "You Bet Your Life."

271 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Leap Year

35 Episodes
1 Volume
The Gregorian Calendar adds a day February 29th to the year every four years; this collection adds entertainment from every genre of radio programs.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gang Busters

111 Episodes
3 Volume
This "best remembered" of all the crime stoppers shows was billed as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." Update: 22 additional episodes.

111 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Let George Do It

206 Episodes
4 Volume
Follow George Valentine (Bob Bailey) as a detective handy man, who got his jobs from responses to a newspaper ad. This old time radio show is complete with toughs, mysterious rendezvous, and people who aren't who they claim. Update: Additional episodes

206 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Rare News and Current Event Shows

163 Episodes
3 Volume
If the information we crave is from the distant past, it is history, if it is malicious it may be gossip, but if it is relevant and new, it is News. Old Time Radio News shows are give modern listeners a peek into the major world events of yesteryear.

163 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Detective Collection

119 Episodes
2 Volume
Menagerie of the best-of Detective Shows-An OTRCAT exclusive!

119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dinah Shore

173 Episodes
2 Volume
Is there anyone 'finah in the state of Carolina? The singing starlet best remembered for her sensuous recordings in the 1940's; now with over 100 episodes of the Dinah Shore show and 60+ guest appearances, many with Groucho Marx. Update: additional episodes

173 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Mr District Attorney

87 Episodes
2 Volume
Follow "Mr. D.A." on his adventures into the heart of the crime world and sending shockwaves of fear through all villains, fictional AND in reality. Update: additional episodes

87 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Mysterious Traveler

85 Episodes
2 Volume
The Mysterious Traveler invites you to join him on another journey into the strange and terrifying...

85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Philo Vance

103 Episodes
2 Volume
Follow the intelligent and extremely courteous gumshoe, Philo Vance. The radio series pays homage to the original detective novels of Van Dine first published in the mid 1920's.

103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Aliens Martians and UFOs

86 Episodes
2 Volume
includes science fiction old time radio's versions of aliens, UFOs, Martians, and little green men, including many adaptations from science fiction writers.

86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

It Pays to Be Ignorant

80 Episodes
2 Volume
As much a comedy show as a game show, this old time radio broadcast was the buffoon's version of a quiz program. Update: 3 additional recordings + sound upgrades

80 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Your Hit Parade

92 Episodes
2 Volume
Your Hit Parade features the popular hit song show that spanned almost 25 years. Update: 6 additional broadcasts

92 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Apocalypse (End of the World)

103 Episodes
2 Volume
Hear Duck and Cover, Plagues, Robot Attacks, Time Travel, Annihilation, Cold War Speeches, and more in this OTRCAT original collection of tales about THE END OF THE WORLD!

103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

52 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.

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mr President

151 Episodes
3 Volume
This old time radio series tells the untold tales the Commanders-in-chief's everyday life. In order to challenge the audience to guess his identity, the President's name was not revealed until the end of the show. Update: additional broadcast

151 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Rocky Jordan

101 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) now with 50+ new episodes and better sound quality: Jack Moyle plays Rocky Jordan, the hard-boiled detective in exotic Cairo, Egypt. This collection also contains the only two known existing episodes of A MAN CALLED JORDAN (the predecessor series to ROCKY JORDAN).

101 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

This is Your FBI

385 Episodes
8 Volume
Endorsed by J Edgar Hoover himself, this fact-based drama told the story of FBI cases from the agent's point of view. Update: 3 additional recordings

385 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Jack Benny and Fred Allen Feud

37 Episodes
1 Volume
The decade long feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen featured barbs between the two comedy greats on multiple old time radio shows.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of Escape

101 Episodes
2 Volume
Featuring hand-picked radio shows from Escape, one of the best drama anthologies on the air.

101 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ray Bradbury

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

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

My Favorite Husband

113 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) additional recordings, Lucille Ball stars with Richard Denning in this pre-I Love Lucy radio comedy. They are Liz and George Cooper, "two people who live together and like it."

113 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cary Grant

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

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

John Dickson Carr

42 Episodes
1 Volume
Mystery writer extraordinaire John Dickson Carr was a prolific writer during the golden age of detective mysteries in the 1930s. He is considered a master of "locked room mysteries" stories that required complex logic to solve because on the surface they seemed unsolvable.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Raymond Burr

125 Episodes
3 Volume
best known from television's Perry Mason, Raymond Burr starred in Dragnet, Fort Laramie, and Pat Novak for Hire. Update: additional recording

125 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

My Friend Irma

72 Episodes
2 Volume
My Friend Irma tells the story of a extremely dim-witted blonde stenographer named Irma Peterson, played by Marie Wilson, and the daily high-jinx that she gets into with her screwy friends.

72 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Challenge of the Yukon (Sgt Preston)

316 Episodes
3 Volume
A noble Canadian Mountie on the side of law and order along with his wise and loyal dog, Yukon King. This show comes from the creators of The Lone Ranger and shares the same values of fairness and protecting the weak from the strong.

316 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Gregory Peck

24 Episodes
1 Volume
best known for his Academy Award winning portrayal of lawyer Atticus Finch in the film "To Kill a Mocking Bird" -- this collection includes all known appearances of Peck in the radio airwaves. Update: additional recording

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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