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Zombies in Old Time Radio

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Most of the Old Time Radio stories about Zombies involve the traditional Voodoo Zombies, but it can never hurt to be prepared for when the people next door develop a taste for brains...

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Your Symphony Scrapbook

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Fascinating discussions with symphony musicians about their instrument, how it fits in the Symphony, and the musician's personal and professional background.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Your Pocketbook

11 Episodes
1 Volume
On the onset of the Korean War, Truman knew two factors were vital: the support of a strong United Nations and a strong U.S. economy.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

You Bet Your Life

177 Episodes
4 Volume
(update) with 46 additional recordings, enjoy this hilarious American quiz old time radio show host by famed funny man Groucho Marx schmoozing with regular folks and announcer, straightman George Fenneman.

177 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

You Are There

78 Episodes
2 Volume
This series takes historic events and dramatizes them with "live radio" coverage. Many of the announcers on You Are There were wartime correspondents in World War II. Update: additional broadcasts

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

X Minus One

127 Episodes
2 Volume
X Minus One was a science fiction series that was an extension, or revival, of the earlier science fiction series, Dimension X. Both shows are remembered for bringing really first rate science fiction to the air by such authors as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.

127 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Wyllis Cooper

135 Episodes
3 Volume
Cooper's commitment to mind-bending, truly affecting science fiction ensured that his programs would win over listeners and draw critical acclaim.

135 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

World War II Collection

1221 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).

1221 9
Add To Cart: $45.00

Wizard of Oz

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio drama and supporting broadcasts of Dorothy Gale, the rural Kansan, who in a freak storm is whisked away to a magical rainbow world populated by colorful munchkin-like people.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue

37 Episodes
1 Volume
When the winds of winter howl, just being outside can be enough to kill you, and that helps make winter the creepiest time of the year.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

William Powell

48 Episodes
2 Volume
He was best known for his role as Nick Charles in The Thin Man in the film version. Although he did not play the role in the radio version of The Thin Man, but had numerous radio appearances.

48 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

William Gargan

60 Episodes
2 Volume
best known for his hard-boiled detective roles in Barry Craig and Martin Kane, William Gargan also appeared in variety old time radio shows, Lux Radio, Command Performance and more!

60 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

William Faulkner

4 Episodes
1 Volume
his stream-of-consciousness style has thrilled, inspired, and challenged readers for nearly a full century including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

William Conrad

408 Episodes
7 Volume
With a baritone delivery that was as big as his girth, William Conrad was a classic example of an actor who had the looks for Radio. Although he was too big to get the part when many of his shows went to the small screen, he was one of the busiest actors in Radio, often appearing 3-4 times a week.

408 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

William Bendix

285 Episodes
7 Volume
The craggy and blustery William Bendix is best known for his role as the lovable lug Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley

285 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Willard Waterman

273 Episodes
7 Volume
A veritable jack of all trades on the radio, Willard Waterman starred in The Whistler, The Lux Radio Theater, and Amos And Andy, later he starred as the leading role The Great Gildersleeve after Harold Peary left the program.

273 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Will Rogers

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his quips and own brand of storytelling, The Will Rogers Program allowed him to spread his own word across the country. All the while, he donated the sponsorship money to charity.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wild Bill Hickok

267 Episodes
5 Volume
How could Wild Bill Hickok hope to compete with the likes of Roy Rogers or The Cisco Kid as kids’ after-school favorite? By having Jingles, played by Andy Devine by his side, of course! Update: 30+ additional episodes

267 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Whitehall 1212

43 Episodes
1 Volume
What is more exciting than crime drama? Crime drama which is based on actual case files. Just dial Whitehall 1212 to get in touch with Scotland Yard and enjoy some of the most baffling cases ever faced by London’s Finest.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Whistler Christmas

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Whistling you a Merry Christmas tale sure to send a shiver even up Frosty the Snowman's spine.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Whistler

550 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

550 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

Whisperer

13 Episodes
1 Volume
A brilliant man loses his voice then turns adversity into benefit: he works his way inside a crime syndicate to help destroy it from within. To the underworld his familiar rattling hiss is the voice of authority to be obeyed without question.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Whats My Line

6 Episodes
1 Volume
one of the most popular and longest running game shows in entertainment history featuring famous mystery guests. Update: new rare episode

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Spoofs

61 Episodes
1 Volume
With an abundance of material to tease out of the western genre, many brilliant comedians created comedy skits with a western theme including Jack Benny, Red Skeleton, Fred Allen and more.

61 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Sampler

74 Episodes
1 Volume
Yee-haw! OTRCAT.com's exclusive Western Sampler gathers the best of the western adventure and drama old time radio shows from American Adventure to Wild Bill Hickok.

74 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

Western Musical Sampler

87 Episodes
1 Volume
Included in the Western Music Collection is a sampling of the very best western and country old time radio music shows -- from hillbilly twangs to Texas swing.

87 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Law and DISorder

260 Episodes
5 Volume
chock full of episodes of the best old radio series on the Wallopin' West: Cisco Kid, Bobby Benson, Fort Laramie, Gunsmoke, and more!

260 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Western Christmas

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Santa's ridin' in dem doggies with a sack full of old time radio goodies set in the wild west. Ho Ho Yeeha! Update: additional episodes

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Adventures with Historical Figures

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio's favorite western heroes meet real western historical figures like Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, even a young Teddy Roosevelt.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wendell Corey

13 Episodes
1 Volume
A staple of the radio airwaves, Wendell Corey's memorable textured voice on such great old time radio shows as Cavalcade of America, Lux Radio Theater, and Inner Sanctum

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Weather Collection

110 Episodes
3 Volume
all shows have extreme weather from snow storms to hurricanes as a central plot device in the story line.

110 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

WC Fields

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Primarily known for his alcoholism and quick wit, he was a comedian on a off the stage.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ways of Mankind

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Explore the various facets of cultures and explains not only how they differ, but how they are fundamentally the same in many ways.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Wanted

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: help find criminals on the run from the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list from 1950

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Walter Tetley

698 Episodes
15 Volume
He used his "smart-aleck kid" persona for the duration of his career giving zingers to the biggest names in radio most notably as Leroy in The Great Gildersleeve.

698 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Wally Maher

430 Episodes
10 Volume
While working as a clerk for the Southern Pacific railroad, he discovered that he had an ear for dialects and a talent for mimicry.

430 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Wacky Women

273 Episodes
4 Volume
Features the kookiest women of old time radio. There are some members of the fairer sex can be less than sensible and at times downright wacky.From silly sisters to mental missies, this collection includes a wide variety of fun, exciting, and sometimes weird women!

273 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Voodoo in Old Time Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
different old time radio shows featuring Voodoo as a plot device for revenge, murder, and Voodoo doll shenanigans

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Voices of Johnny Dollar

157 Episodes
3 Volume
Eight actors took the title role of Johnny Dollar over the years and each brought their own touches to the character. This is a sample of their work on the Johnny Dollar old time radio show.

157 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Voice of the Army

91 Episodes
1 Volume
US Army recruiting show features dramatized stories from Army veterans, fictional stories, and amazing music. Update: 70 additional recordings

91 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Voice of Firestone

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A pioneer in early old time radio shows, The Voice of Firestone was the first commercially sponsored music radio program.The show was a high-culture offering featured classical, operatic, and semi-classical music.In it's zenith, The Voice of Firestone featured a forty-six piece orchestra.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Vivien Leigh

5 Episodes
1 Volume
She became a household name playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, Vivien Leigh was one of the brightest stars in classic Hollywood.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Virginia Gregg

391 Episodes
5 Volume
Virginia Gregg had a long and varied career on the airwaves throughout the history of old time radio. She working with such radio greats as Jack Webb, Elliott Lewis, Hans Conried, Gerald Mohr, and Bob Bailey. Some have called her the female equivalent to William Conrad and during her heyday she appeared multiple times a week on the airwaves sometimes appearing on more than one show a day!

391 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Vincent Price

123 Episodes
2 Volume
From The Saint to the Thriller, enjoy one of radio and films great scary men! Update: additional episodes of THE SAINT

123 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Vic Damone

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Smooth song stylings of Vic Damone will transport you back to a glimmering bygone era with these old time radio shows.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Veronica Lake

15 Episodes
1 Volume
With her trademark peek-a-boo hairstyle and 4 feet 11 inch frame, Veronica Lake paired with Alan Ladd in seven movies.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ventriloquist and Dummies

31 Episodes
1 Volume
You can never be sure their lips aren't moving on the radio, but these ventriloquists and their dummies are entertaining, insulting, and creating meyhem on the airwaves!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Venom Creepy Crawlies Sea Monsters and Nasties

100 Episodes
2 Volume
Get ready to squirm in your seat with this collection of slither snake, crawling curiosities, and monsters from the deep.

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

Vaccines and Plagues

56 Episodes
1 Volume
Old time radio's take on plagues, vaccines, polio, and other illnesses featuring shows from all genres from comedy to drama to adventure. Update: additional broadcasts

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

US Navy Shows

36 Episodes
1 Volume
If great music was all it took to get young men to the recruiting office, these U.S. Navy Shows would have found more sailors than we have ships. As it was, these great programs from the USN Recruiting Command gave us hours of toe-tapping goodness and dreams of the high seas. Update: Hoot'Navy shows added

36 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

University of Chicago Roundtable

112 Episodes
3 Volume
uses the media of radio as a platform to answer big questions of the day. Topics include war time politics, civil rights, economics, great literature, psychology, nutrition, and more.

112 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

United Nations Radio

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Just like they did in time of War, the Stars turned out in force to fight for Peace with the United Nations in UN Radio.

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Unit 99

42 Episodes
2 Volume
Real-Action Police Stories of the Sacramento Police Department!

42 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Under Arrest

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Under Arrest was a police procedural drama which would compare favorably with Jack Webb's Dragnet

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tyrone Power

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Swashbuckler and heartthrob, Tyrone Power was an international man of mystery

36 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

Twenty First Precinct (21s Precinct)

104 Episodes
3 Volume
Based on true stories, 21st Precinct aired after Dragnet gained popularity and audiences were hungry to hear behind-the-scenes stories of police life. Update: 14 additional episodes

104 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Turn Back the Clock

67 Episodes
2 Volume
Thought to be one of the earliest programs to combine recorded music with spoken commentary with musical couple Andy and Virginia. Update: 64 additional broadcasts

67 2
Add To Cart: $5.00

TS Eliot

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, T.S. Eliot read his poetry on radio and his plays were featured Columbia Workshop.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Truth or Consequences

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Ralph Edwards hosts the riotous game show where answers were tough, and the consequence for an incorrect answer were even tougher and funnier! Update: additional recording

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

True Detective Mysteries

14 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) True Detective Mysteries radio series was based on the "True Detective magazine. Later it was sponsored by Listerine and Oh Henry Candy, but kept the same name. Each week the show presented the "case history of an actual crime. Many were told from the criminal's point of view.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Trucking

38 Episodes
1 Volume
From comedies to dramas, these big rig stories on the road feature truck drivers of all types.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Town Hall Tonight (Fred Allen)

26 Episodes
1 Volume
old time radio's favorite Fred Allen stars in this early version of Allen's Alley with his famous ad libbing and funny amateur guest stars.

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Town and Country Time (Army Corp)

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy popular country and folk music in this old time radio show from the 1950s starring Jimmy Dean and the Texas Wildcats, sponsored by the US Army Corp.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tom Corbett

61 Episodes
2 Volume
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet helped to show young people the sort of drive and dedication it would take to be a leader in Outer Space. It did not hurt that each episode was filled with action and adventure at every turn.

61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

To Be Perfectly Frank (Frank Sinatra)

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Bobby soxers swooned over Ol' Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra and he had a career resurgence in the mid 1950s as part of the Rat Pack in Las Vegas.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tito Guizar

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Tall and dashing, as well as enormously successful, Tito Guizar is often likened to his contemporary, North American Singing Cowboy, Roy Rogers.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Tide Show

22 Episodes
1 Volume
featured several songs, presented as solos, duets, or ensemble numbers by the regular cast including "Smiling Jack" Smith, along with the lovely Dinah Shore and Ginny Sims.

22 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

This is Your FBI

359 Episodes
4 Volume
(update) with over 160 additional episodes: endorsed by J Edgar Hoover himself, this fact-based drama told the story of FBI cases from the agent's point of view.

359 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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

This is My Story (Red Cross)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
"Is a human document in the records of The American Red Cross whose history of peacetime service is known to every American. Whose program of wartime service to American fighting men on all foreign battle fronts and to women and children at home is the greatest and most varied of any civilian organization." Update: additional episodes

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Theater Royal

45 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 30+ additional recordings: this fine British drama was based on the best of literature including Dumas, Conrad, Stevenson, Dickens, James, and London.

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Theater of Romance

207 Episodes
4 Volume
Hit yourself on the head with Theater of Romance and become star struck--Gregory Peck, Ida Lupino, Edward G. Robinson, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart and more! Update: Over 130 additional episodes

207 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Theater Guild on the Air (US Steel Hour)

96 Episodes
4 Volume
Sponsored by US Steel, this old time radio series produced classic and contemporary plays live and was one of the most popular Broadway drama shows of all time. Update: sound quality upgrades and additional episodes

96 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Thats Rich

11 Episodes
1 Volume
A classic from radio days featuring the sarcastic daydreamer Richard E Wilk as he tries to find jobs and girls.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

That Hammer Guy (Mike Hammer)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Of all of the hard-boiled detectives in fiction, the hardest-boiled was Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer. Naturally, That Hammer Guy was going to end up on the radio, as it turned out he was a West Coast sensation over the Don Lee/Mutual network.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Thanksgiving

152 Episodes
3 Volume
This festive collection contains thirty hours of Thanksgiving-themed episodes from a variety of old time radio series. Primarily comedy and variety shows (and a few detective series), the shows are bound to keep you in the mood for Thanksgiving cheer! Update: additional recordings

152 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Texas Rangers (Tales of the Texas Rangers)

92 Episodes
2 Volume
With the gritty police realism of Dragnet and the grown-up Western fusion of pragmatism and romance heard on Gunsmoke, The Tales of the Texas Rangers had everything it needed to be a hit.

92 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Tex and Jinx Show

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The Tex and Jinx Show is a husband and wife morning program which includes interviews with famous people. Starring Jinx Falkenburg (raised in Brazil and was a top model in America) and John Reagan "Tex" McCrary. Update: additional broadcast of New York Closeup

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Teresa Brewer

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Born to sing, Teresa Brewer's career began at the age of five Major Bowes Amateur Hour and Bing Crosby called her "Sophie Tucker of the Girl Scouts."

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tennessee Williams

4 Episodes
1 Volume
American playwright and author of many classics, after a hard childhood and young adulthood he followed his dreams to become a writer.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Television and TV

90 Episodes
2 Volume
Radio and television coexisted as TV sets entered American homes.

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Taxidermy and Morgues

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether hero or villain, victor or victim, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, everyone dies. An OTRCAT.com original compilation.

50 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

Tarzan

234 Episodes
3 Volume
Novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs helped to bring his creation, Tarzan, to the airwaves in the 1930’s. In the 1950’s, Tarzan was seen through the perspective of Americans who had served overseas. Update: additional broadcasts

234 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Tallulah Bankhead

53 Episodes
2 Volume
known for her wild behavior and billed as the "the glamorous, unpredictable Tallulah Bankhead," this collection contains many of her rare guest appearances and The Big Show.

53 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Tall Tales

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Features a narrator, a folk singer, a "yarn spinner", and actors to present stories from the history of Tennessee.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tales of Tomorrow

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Tales of Tomorrow is a science fiction anthology with shows based on stories from Galaxy and other science fiction magazines.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tales Of The Frightened

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy Boris Karloff at his frightening best!

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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