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Academy Awards Shows

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Amazing Mr Malone

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Whis old time radio griping crime drama stars Frank Lovejoy as a Chicago Crime-Fighting Lawyer! Update: 7 additional episodes

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vampires in Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Get your garlic and crucifix, this collection includes a wide variety of vampire-themed old time radio shows.

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Authors Collection

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

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barbara Stanwyck

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Baseball in Old Time Radio

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

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of Dragnet

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Beulah

23 Episodes
1 Volume
A spin-off of the Fibber McGee & Molly series, Beulah was a novelty character, created and sustained by the startling concept of a white man doing a black woman's voice.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Beyond Tomorrow

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The art of Science Fiction goes back to the time when a young person stepped away from the campfire, looked towards the stars and wondered "What's out there?" The Sci Fi genre gained respectability as it moved from the pages of pulp magazines to network radio programs, Beyond Tomorrow features stories from the masters of Sci Fi, including Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Show

30 Episodes
1 Volume
By the early 1950's, sponsors were beginning to abandon radio for television, but nothing on the small screen had the class and sophistication of NBC's The Big Show. Although Mistress of Ceremonies, Tallulah Bankhead and her guests from the world of entertainment were definitely "upper crust", Miss Bankhead's friendly and accessible manner meant that the program was as entertaining in the parlor as it was in the garage.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Story

38 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

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Biggest Heart

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Weekly Contest by the Colorado Heart Association to Find the Biggest Pumping Heart in the World (figuratively)!

14 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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blondie

41 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

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Bobby Benson and the B Bar B Riders were a Western version of Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy. What better place to grow up and learn to be a better man than a working cattle ranch?

19 1
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Humphrey Bogart

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Bogie is an actor who continues to rank near the top on everybody's list. He made many appearances on radio after he moved his act from Broadway to Hollywood.

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Break the Bank

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The Highest Paying Quiz Show in Radio's Golden Age!

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Destination Freedom

32 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.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dimension X

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Dimension X featured stories from some of the most well-known science fiction writers at the beginning of their career such as Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, and Isaac Asimov. The original stories were adapted by script writers, Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, as well as contributing their own original scripts.

50 1
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Doctor Kildare

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Dr Kildare features a cast of veteran actors in dramatic roles. Update: dozen additional episodes.

60 1
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Easter

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Before you bite the ears off your chocolate bunny, tune in and hear how your favorite old time radio stars celebrate Easter.

29 1
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Edward G Robinson

47 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.

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fathers Day

64 Episodes
1 Volume
Dad says, "Forget the tie; I want the Father's Day Collection from OTRCAT.com!" Well kids, Father does know best.

64 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Frank Race

43 Episodes
1 Volume
With a "James Bond meets Johnny Dollar" cachet, The Adventures of Frank Race follows a former OSS officer around the world from one scrape to another and in and out of the arms of another pretty girl.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Granbys Green Acres

4 Episodes
1 Volume
City Couple leaves the Big City to become Farmers

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Halloween Scary Sampler

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hedda Hopper Show

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Glorious Hollywood Gossiper, Hedda Hopper's show is full of colorful language, wild hats, and ability to take herself with a grain of salt. Update: 25 new gossipy recordings

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hollywood Star Playhouse

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood Star Playhouse began as a lunchtime extended advertisement for RKO Pictures, broadcast from the studio lunchroom. Later, it morphed into an anthology of movie adaptations featuring the original Stars. Update: Additional Episodes

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Honest Harold

38 Episodes
1 Volume
When Harold Peary left The Great Gildersleeve in 1950, everyone seemed satisfied with the way Willard Waterman filled the role. Everyone but Peary, that is, so he recreated Gildy on a new network as Honest Harold.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Joan Fontaine

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Successful and Magical Oscar Winning Actress!

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

John Steele

49 Episodes
1 Volume
John Steele aired as a weekly program full of "suspense and hard, fast action." Update: additional recordings

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Judy Garland

49 Episodes
1 Volume
America watched Judy Garland grow up on the screen, from the "backyard musicals" with Mickey Rooney to the Yellow Brick Road until the days she became "first vice president" of Bogey's Rat Pack.

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Les Paul Show

40 Episodes
1 Volume
A Fun and Entertaining Musical Team with Giggling Mary and Witty Les!

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Life in Your Hands

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Rather than the usual formula for a murder mystery, A Life In Your Hands takes the listener into the courtroom where the evidence is presented, and then they can decide for themselves whodunit.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Louella Parsons

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Gossip Giant gabs about Hollywood Happenings!

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ma Perkins

64 Episodes
1 Volume
Ma Perkins was one of the most successful radio Soaps, running for 27 years starring Virginia Payne for the entire run. Ms. Payne was just 23 years old when she started playing the no nonsense Ma.

64 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Magnificant Montigue

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Monty Woolley stars in this fun fish out of water sit-com.

35 1
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Maisie

85 Episodes
1 Volume
Part big city adventure, part romance, part situation comedy, The Adventures of Maisie starring Ann Sothern was the story of a “liberated” single girl in post-War America.

85 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mark Trail

36 Episodes
1 Volume
When Mark Trail made his way to the radio from the Sunday Funnies, he picked up a greater sense of adventure, but he still had time to teach kids about life in the Great Outdoors.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Marlene Dietrich

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

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

MGM Theatre

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these radio adaptations of great hollywood movies! Update: additional recording

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Miriam Wolfe

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

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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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Mr and Mrs Blanding

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Real-Life Married Couple Cary Grant and Betsy Drake Star in this Funny Situational Comedy

14 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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Murder at Midnight

45 Episodes
1 Volume
The Witching Hour is a great time to be awake, listening to the radio and being frightened out of your wits, because there is usually Murder at Midnight. Update: 6 additional broadcasts and sound upgrades

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Murder by Experts

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Top writers in the history of mystery and the show exhibits some of the best mystery writing known on radio. Update: additional episodes features

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Music and the Muse

13 Episodes
1 Volume
There were always forces that felt there was too much frivolity on radio and that more time should be dedicated to more high brow content. Music and the Muse combined poetry reading with string music and sometimes took itself a little too seriously.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

This is the Story

47 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show takes a fascinating in depth look into unknown tidbits about people and events that shaped our culture, history, and world. Update: additional episodes. Update: additional recordings

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Nero Wolfe

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Nero Wolfe may have been one of the most eccentric detectives in fiction, but he was also one of the most effective. The Adventures of Nero Wolfe aired in different versions from 1943 to 1951.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

People Are Funny

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Art Linkletter, stunts on this old time radio program continued to get more and more outrageous (and funny) as the show continued its 18 year run. Update: additional recordings

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Perry Como

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Long Awaited collection Featuring the Delightful Musical and Comedy Star in Guest Performances!

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Philip Morris Playhouse

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The world's largest tobacco company presents The Philip Morris Playhouse with a delightful selection of dramas and fine music.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presenting Charles Boyer

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Michel is The Man with Many Identities and electrifying Stories

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 03

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

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 04

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

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 05

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

49 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

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

Religious Recordings

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller Update: 2 additional broadcasts

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Railroad Recordings

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

121 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Skippy Hollywood Theater

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

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Steve Allen Show

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work! Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Straight Arrow

12 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: additional rare broadcasts

12 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

This is Your Life

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

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tom Mix

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

26 1
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Top Secret

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Cloak and dagger intrigue and a thick Hungarian accent were the ingredients for Ilona Massey to foil Nazi spy rings and slip across Europe like it was an espionage playground in Top Secret.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Two Thousand Plus (2000PLUS)

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Since Y2K, we know what it is like to live in the years 2000+, but in 1950-1952, this pioneering Sci Fi program on Mutual explored the fantastic future we all dreamed about. So where in your personal robot and jet-pack? Update: additional episode and sound upgrades

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Twenty Questions

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This ageless parlor game was a natural for a fun radio Quiz Show, but what made Twenty Questions so popular with listeners was the fact that its panelists all came from the same family. Update: additional recording

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Up for Parole

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on Authentic Parole Cases!

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Western Rarities

55 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection contains many rare episodes of western-theme old time radio shows, many of which are the only known existing episodes to have survived.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Candid Microphone

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Who Knows What People Will Say Hilarious Hidden Microphone Show! Update: 7 additional recordings

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Candy Matson

14 Episodes
1 Volume
A ringing telephone and a sexy voice answers… "Candy Matson, YU 2-8209," and then the organ swells into the theme song, "Candy." Why couldn't an intelligent, knockout of a blond get the scoop on crime as smartly as any man? Candy Matson was as good an answer as was ever on radio.

14 1
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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

Cats in OTR

98 Episodes
1 Volume
The Cat's Out of the Bag! Requested by our Mascot cat and you, an anthology of Cat Tails and We're Not Lion!

98 1
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Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

37 Episodes
1 Volume
Swing music is all about having fun, and one of the ways that Swing musicians have fun was by making fun of the more serious classical music scene. Featuring Milton Cross, the normally serious announcer for the Metropolitan Opera. Update: 29 additional broadcasts

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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