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1958

29 Episodes
1 Volume
The year of the first American Satellite Explorer 1 launched, the Hula Hoop craze, the army inducts Elvis, 14 year old Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship, and 1958 also saw the debut of Have Gun Will Travel.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

1959

44 Episodes
1 Volume
From the Red Scare to the Space Race, Alaska and Hawaii entered the Union and music died when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper died in a fatal airplane crash.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

1960

31 Episodes
1 Volume
In the year 1960, it felt as though the future was about to begin as a new President would be elected, but it was also a year with many changes in Radio.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Abraham Lincoln

61 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the most revered Presidents in American History, Abraham Lincoln was a popular figure in old time radio shows.

61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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!

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Academy Awards Shows

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

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adolphe Menjou

52 Episodes
2 Volume
Known as a suave and debonair ladies man, Adolphe Menjou's career spanned both silent films and talkies.

52 2
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures in Research

115 Episodes
2 Volume
"Learn! Investigate! Instruct!" written by physicist, Dr. Phillips Thomas, this historically accurate series now includes additional recordings about the invention of the typewriter, automobile, penicillin, machine gun, skyscraper, and much more!

115 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Agnes Moorehead

78 Episodes
2 Volume
Known as "The Lavender Lady", Agnes Moorehead had a long life in the entertainment industry. Best known as a mystery and suspense performer on the radio. Her best known work was with Orson Welles on Mercury Theater, but she also played the lead role in Sorry Wrong Number. Television audiences will remember her as the mother-in-law from Bewitched, but also appeared in Citizen Kane, The Twilight Zone, and many others.

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Airchecks from Great Radio Stations

79 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring on air personality D.J's performances, announcements, and skits.

79 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

173 Episodes
4 Volume
Adults and children alike marveled at the new found reality of air adventures popularized after WWI and air travel was a huge part of America's consciousness between the two World Wars. This compilation contains episodes from all different series and genres of old time radio focused the listening audience's fascination with airplanes and pilots.

173 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Al Jolson

111 Episodes
2 Volume
Al Jolson was a master entertainer and his performing career spanned 50 years. Jolson made a break in his career by deciding one evening to perform in "black face" at a San Francisco club; this soon became his trademark in show business. A staunch Civil Rights activist, he later helped open opportunities for African-Americans on Broadway.

111 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Alan Freed Show

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The popular 1950's Cleveland DJ, Moondog Alan Freed, was an American disc jockey during the beginning of rock n roll.One of the first promoters of African-American musical style, he began to promote local concerts and dances feature rock n roll artists with great success.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alan Ladd

81 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection represents some of the best performances of Alan Ladd (born Alan Walbridge Ladd) during the golden age of radio. Of slight build (five feet, five inches tall), he never considered himself to be a handsome actor. In a quote is said, "I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight.

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Alan Reed

515 Episodes
12 Volume
Alan Reed was a prolific radio actor because he could do dozens of dialects with a voice so versatile that producers used him in a variety of roles.

515 12
Add To Cart: $60.00

Alaska Old Time Radio

42 Episodes
1 Volume
The Forty-ninth State is "the Last Frontier" and is legendary for its wealth, ruggedness, extreme weather, and most of all for its vastness.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Aldous Huxley

9 Episodes
1 Volume
English writer best know for his dystopian novel "Brave New World" written in 1931.

9 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

Aldrich Family Christmas

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Yuletide greetings from the home of Henry "Henreeee" Aldrich as his family celebrates Christmas.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alec Guinness

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A classically-trained artist, Alec Guinness career picked up after his service in the British Royal Navy in WWII.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alexander Woollcott

20 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the foremost critics and commentators on the New York scene during the early decades of the twentieth century, Alexander Woollcott was a larger than life character

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Alice Faye

298 Episodes
8 Volume
She began her career as a singer and dancer in Vaudeville and later became the other half of Jazzman turned funny-man, Phil Harris. Update: additional broadcasts

298 8
Add To Cart: $30.00

Alice Frost

117 Episodes
3 Volume
superb radio actress who co-starred on Mr. and Mrs. North for ten years and as Big Sister for five years.

117 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Alistair Cooke

6 Episodes
1 Volume
British born journalist, his observations of American life and culture were beloved by millions.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alka Seltzer Time

19 Episodes
1 Volume
A 15 minute program, the Alka Seltzer Show (also known as Alka Seltzer Time) has an array of popular tunes sprinkled with upbeat Alka Seltzer jingles, "Alka Seltzer Time, morning noon and night, it's Alka Seltzer time! Martha Tilton and Curt Massey star and sing in the program.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

All American Sports Show

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Celebrates all of these elements through by dramatizing great moments in sport and the background which led up to them.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

All Star Parade of Bands

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Most musicians, especially jazz musicians, perform better in front of an audience, particularly one that is dancing. The solution was the remote broadcast.

23 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

America Town Meeting of the Air

39 Episodes
2 Volume
Every week, the nation listened as experts debated issues from communism to social security to the type of music America wanted. Modeled after New England Town Hall Meetings, each show opened with a "town crier" clanging a bell and an active audience that would "boo" panelists. Update: additional recording

39 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

American Adventure

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American History

157 Episodes
2 Volume
Famous and lesser know episodes from the birth and growth of a Great Nation presented from popular OTR sources, including Cavalcade Of America, American Trail, Frontier Fighters, Mr. President and You Are There. Great lessons and fine entertainment.

157 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

American Portraits

8 Episodes
1 Volume
featured dramatic biographical sketches on both minor and major events in famous figures including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Mark Twain and many others.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Weekly

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Americana

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Professor Martin Maloney with the cooperation of the Speech Department at Northwestern University, Americana looks at American people and customs in the mid century.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Amnesia and Memory Loss

83 Episodes
2 Volume
A compilation of old time radio shows featuring amnesia and memory loss which was a common plot device in all genres of radio from comedy to detective shows.

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Amos and Andy

268 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.

268 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Amos and Andy Music Hall

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Using the premise that the Kingfish had set up a radio station in the Lodge Hall of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, Amos & Andy playing records between comic sketches and were often joined by a guest celebrity.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Andrews Sisters

83 Episodes
2 Volume
The sound track for the War Years was Big Band Music, but the universal sweetheart was a triple threat, the lovely Andrews Sisters. More "girl next door" pretty than pin-up girl glamorous, the sister's songs were filled with the optimism and pluck that helped countless G.I.s endure for the duration. Update: additional recordings

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Andy Devine

339 Episodes
7 Volume
Best known as a character actor in Western radio and TV, Andy Devine was the sidekick of the greatest stars in Hollywood.

339 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Ann Blyth

42 Episodes
1 Volume
Her career began with the role as the girl who got to slap Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ann Miller

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Tap dancer, actress, and funny gal appeared on Mail Call, G.I. Journal, Forecast, and Command Performance.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ann Sothern

99 Episodes
2 Volume
this collection includes all available old time radio appearances of Ann Sothern including her signature role as the liberated American "dame" from Brooklyn in 'Adventures of Maisie'-now updated with new episodes!

99 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Anniversaries in Old Time Radio

184 Episodes
4 Volume
Anniversaries, milestones, and more in this one-of-a-kind, genre-wide collection of Anniversaries in Old Time Radio.

184 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Anthology

56 Episodes
2 Volume
presents "A selections of readings from poets, past and present and the music to accompany their poetry." Recordings include star-packed casts with poetry readings by Bing Crosby, Helen Hayes, Frank Lovejoy, Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Huston, and many more.

56 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Apocalypse (End of the World)

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

103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Apocalypse Bundle

304 Episodes
7 Volume
Survive in style the end of the world. It includes five of our favorite world's end collections!

304 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

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

Arch Oboler

230 Episodes
6 Volume
enjoy the great radio plays in this anthology of the eccentric horror fiction writer Arch Oboler who is best known for pushing the medium of radio in sound production, writing, and programming.

230 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Archie Andrews

32 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.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arlene Dahl

8 Episodes
1 Volume
From Norwegian stock in Minnesota, Arlene Dahl got her start as a Rheingold Beer Girl.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arlene Francis

75 Episodes
2 Volume
Panelists on What's My Line, Arlene Francis had a long performance history on Broadway.

75 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Art Linkletter

51 Episodes
1 Volume
His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend.

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arthur Godfrey

75 Episodes
2 Volume
Godfrey's conversational style made his show seem like a friend talking to listeners directly. Update: 50 new recordings

75 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Arthur Smiths Corner Store

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy one of the pioneers of modern country music, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith on his show, The Corner Store.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arthur Treacher

115 Episodes
3 Volume
Best known for his characterization of the butler Jeeves, created by P.G. Wodehouse, the butler in Shirley Temple films, and as a recurring character of Duffy's Tavern to "classy up the place."

115 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Artie Shaw

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Clarinet Tooter and Musician Master: Artie rivaled swing bandleaders Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller in the 1930s and 40s. Update: additional episodes

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Atomic Radio

73 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

73 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Authors Collection

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

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ava Gardner

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for her glowing beauty and fascinating personal life, the lovely Ava Gardner also made a number of old time radio appearances.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bakers Theater of Stars

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The Bakers of America produced some quality drama, comedy, and suspense with big stars and original scripts.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Barbara Stanwyck

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

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barrie Craig (Barry Craig)

77 Episodes
2 Volume
Laid Back Private Investigator Solves Cases from his Madison Avenue Office! Update: better sound quality

77 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Barton Yarborough

278 Episodes
6 Volume
When living in Los Angeles, Barton Yarborough became a steady player among the community of "Radio Row" actors and soon landed the role as Ben Romero on Dragnet.

278 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Baseball and World Series Broadcasts

236 Episodes
9 Volume
This extensive collection has some great classic baseball recordings in radio history! Update: 4 new volumes include 40 additional game broadcasts

236 9
Add To Cart: $45.00

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

Batman in Old Time Radio

230 Episodes
3 Volume
Although Batman and Robin's radio appearances are not a frequent as Superman, The Caped Crusader was known to fly into many fun radio episodes.

230 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Bea Benaderet

474 Episodes
11 Volume
As a young woman, Bea Benaderet joined the company of Orson Welles Campbell Theatre and later had many roles in radio and television.

474 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

Bell Telephone Hour Encores

50 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist and features some of the brightest stars in the day, even comedian Fred Allen. Update: 35+ new recordings

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ben Bernie

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The old Maestro" was known for his entertaining patter more than his violin playing and a "feud" with his good friend Walter Winchell. A musical genius from a very young age, he was the youngest violinist the play Carnegie Hall at age of thirteen. Update: 19 additional recordings

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ben Gage

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Ben Gage was an athletic, tall, good looking fellow from Chicago who worked as a radio announcer and served in WWII where he met Esther Williams whom he later married.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

252 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

252 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Bertrand Russell

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Philosopher and one of the brightest minds of the 20th century, Bertrand Russell spoke out against war and nuclear proliferation.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of All

37 Episodes
2 Volume
This radio program salutes America's most important and famous composers from musical comedy, operetta, and movie scores, presenting some of their most memorable music.

37 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Best of Dragnet

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

53 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

Best of Gunsmoke

103 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes OTRCAT's favorite Gunsmoke episodes including "Billy the Kid", "Buffalo Hunter", "Home Surgery" and many more of the classic old time radio western.

103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Best of Horror and Mystery Bundle Pack

309 Episodes
7 Volume
We've handpicked the best of shows in some of the most popular horror and mystery series. Make a pot of Lipton Tea, we've got two new surprises for you.

309 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

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

Best of Lux Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Over the years, there were 900+ episodes of Lux Radio Theatre and we've handpicked the best for this original collection!

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Best Plays

46 Episodes
2 Volume
Best Plays presents theatrical paramounts of excellence! The radio series is hosted by the drama critic of New York's Daily News, John Chapman. Update: 30+ additional episodes

46 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Bette Davis

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Bette Davis was one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time. During her career she received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice. This collection includes all known guest appearances.

60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Better Living Radio Theater

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Learn how pioneers in industry made life better for millions of people through their inventions.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Betty Grable

31 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the top box office draws and household name, Betty Grable was a hit with G.I.s serving overseas and appeared on Command Performance and Mail Call

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Betty Hutton

16 Episodes
1 Volume
includes appearances by the blonde bombshell and comedian on The Pepsodent Show (Bob Hope), It's Time To Smile, The Charlie McCarthy Show, Radio Hall of Fame, and Radio Hall of Fame showcasing Hutton's singing and acting and all-around compelling personality.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Betty Lou Gerson

242 Episodes
5 Volume
A skilled professional, Betty Lou Gerson was much sought over in old time radio shows from Lux Radio Theatre, The Whistler, Mr. President, and Escape.

242 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

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 Guy

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Follows the adventures of single dad detective, Joshua Sharp who wears size 902 in a triple D shoe.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Moments in Sports

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Brought to you by the United States Air Force, recall some of the great episodes in sports history including 1947 US Open over Sam Snead, Jessie Owens at the 1936 Olympics, Joe Lewis nearly beaten by Joe Wolcott, the 1927 Indy 500 Race, the 1950 Football Championship game between the Rams and the Browns, and many others.

5 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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bill Stern Sports Reel

178 Episodes
3 Volume
Batter up! The Bill Stern Sports Reel broadcasts are one of the most entertaining sports shows of all time. Update: 19 new broadcasts including guest appearances

178 3
Add To Cart: $10.00

Billie Burke

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Heard on Saturday mornings, she played a flaky lady with the distinct high voice and an abundance of generosity and good will towards individuals in her community. Update: additional broadcast

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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