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1952

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Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Adolphe Menjou

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

"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

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

Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

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

Alan Freed Show

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 Reed

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

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

Aldrich Family (Henry Aldrich)

"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

Yuletide greetings from the home of Henry "Henreeee" Aldrich as his family celebrates Christmas.
14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alice Faye

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

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

America Town Meeting of the Air

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 Weekly

Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!
8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Amnesia and Memory Loss

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

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

Andy Devine

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

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 Sothern

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

Apocalypse (End of the World)

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

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

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

Arlene Dahl

From Norwegian stock in Minnesota, Arlene Dahl got her start as a Rheingold Beer Girl.
8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arnold Moss

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
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Art Linkletter

His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend.
51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arthur Godfrey

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

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

Atomic Radio

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

Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!
53 1
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Ava Gardner

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

The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!
31 1
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Barrie Craig (Barry Craig)

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

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

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

Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

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

Best of Dragnet

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!
53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of Escape

Featuring hand-picked radio shows from Escape, one of the best drama anthologies on the air.
83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Best of Gunsmoke

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

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

Best Inner Sanctum shows with host Raymond."Pleasant Dreeeeeams, hmm?"
30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of Suspense

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Suspense Episodes! Update: new volume 2
104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Best of Whistler

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

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

Better Living Radio Theater

Learn how pioneers in industry made life better for millions of people through their inventions.
9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Betty Grable

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
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Betty Lou Gerson

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

Big Show

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
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Big Story

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
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Billie Burke

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
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Bing Crosby

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.
365 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show

fifteen minutes of dance music both to pre-war and wartime America brought to you by the "cigarette that satisfies"
111 3
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Birds on the Radio

Hear from our feathered friends about birds who tell us secrets, Birds which scare us, and birds that are good to eat!
128 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Black Book (The Man in Black)

Hosted by Paul Frees, this talent filled old time radio show features the stories of almost perfect crimes asking audiences to listen for the criminal's mistake.
7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment.
107 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Blind Terror

Old Time Radio horror and mystery shows about blindness, losing one's vision, and people with visual impairment.
34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bob and Ray

Comedy duo, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, star in their own show as radio's favorite zany lampooners. Update: 200+ additional episodes
580 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Bob Bailey

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

Bob Hope

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: over 200 additional broadcasts
392 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

Bob Wills Round Up

Known as "the King of Western Swing", Wills was born on his daddy's cotton farm in east Texas.
32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bold Venture

(update) with 27 additional episodes and better sound quality: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall appear in this great radio adventure
57 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts!
104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Boogeymen in Comedy (Screamstars Playing for Laughs)

An OTRCAT original compilation: Shudder and Laugh! Our favorite screen scream stars (Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price) having fun with our favorite radio comedians.
43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Boris Karloff

(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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Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows
121 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Breakfast Bundle

Breakfast shows had the potential to reach a new demographic, while drawing in their current batch of late day listeners. Save and collect over 60 hours shows with our new Breakfast Bundle Pack.
147 9
Add To Cart: $45.00

Breakfast Recordings

From comedy to cereal serials, this compilation features radio shows from a wide variety of radio programs that are sure to start your day with a stomach full of food and a belly full of laughs.
41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Brian Donlevy

A natural to be cast as the “heavy”, tough-guy roles Donlevy appeared on radio in support of his films on movie.
145 4
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Bright Star

The series was also called the Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray Show and used big film stars to add to the appeal of the show and gain listeners.
31 1
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Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat is a popular hard-boiled detective drama that stars Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, an ex shoe-shiner on the "Great White Way" in New York theater district. Update: 30 additional episodes and better sound quality
169 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Buddha

Buddha sculptures in old time radio shows represent mystery and intrigue of the "orient."
19 1
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Burl Ives

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

Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.
28 1
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Candy Matson

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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Captain Starr

Following in the footsteps of Tom Corbett and Space Patrol, Captain Starr shoots around in his rocket, "Shooting Star," on exciting galactic adventures!
5 1
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Carlton Morse

Morse's greatest successes were One Man's Family and I Love a Mystery. This collection contains many of his mystery anthology and some rare Carlton E Morse recordings.
564 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Cathy Lewis

was a radio staple and performed in hundreds of radio shows in both the comedy and drama genres. In Suspense alone, she stared in over 120 episodes. She is best known for her role as narrator and best friend Jane Stacy in My Friend Irma.
316 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Cats in OTR

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cavalcade of America

This well-done, star-studded factual show is a wonderful resource for those interested in historical highlights. Update: 340+ additional episodes
739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Charles Dickens

a diverse assortment of adapted Charles Dickens stories from series including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond and many others.
35 1
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Charlton Heston

no-nonsense action film star, NRA president, and civil rights supporter, Charlton Heston also appeared on old time radio to re-perform some of his favorite film roles.
5 1
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Chase (The Chase)

(update) now with additional AFRS recordings: The Chase is an Exciting escapade show that always involves a wild Chase!
59 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Children Shows

Mom cried over the Soaps during the day and Dad would tune is some serious programming when he got home from work. But in the magic time between the end of the school day and supper-time, kids ruled the radio dial.
73 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Childrens Show Bundle Pack

Many of our customers have reported immense joy in sharing the shows they remember as kid with their children and grandchildren. We want to encourage you to share the merriment and wonder of old time radio shows with the children of today with over 193 hours of classic recordings.
853 18
Add To Cart: $90.00

Christmas Bundle

over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!
662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00

Christmas Comedy

This collection will have you giggling jingle bells and spiting your egg nog laughing hohoho!
180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Christmas Dramas

the miracle of Christmas will lift your spirits in these touching old time radio dramas. Also included in this collection are Lux Radio Theater versions of your favorite classic Christmas movies.
65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Christmas in Suspense

Did you ever have the feeling there was a severed limb in your Christmas stocking? Listen to the best Christmas shows from Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills!
17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Mystery

Who says the Mysteries of the Season shouldn't make your hair stand on end?
22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Recordings

Hundreds of hours full of holiday cheer! Update: New disk #8!
649 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Christmas Seals Recordings

brought in top stars like Fibber McGee and Molly and Frank Sinatra to be sure that every card and package sent during Christmas included a Christmas Seal.
10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Variety Shows

Big song numbers and plenty of knee slapping comedy to bring old time radio Christmas cheer home.
54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Circus

The drama of life under the Big Top has always made for great radio stories from all genres.
303 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Cisco Kid

Join the 'Mexican Robin Hood" Cisco Kid and his sidekick Pancho (Mel Blanc) on their adventures in the wild frontier. Update: 100+ new episodes
342 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Civil Defense

(update) Fascinating PSA, recordings and episodes to save americans from a nuclear attack!
120 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Civil War

There are stories of bravery and sacrifice, honor and cowardice, desperation and hope from both sides of the conflict.
24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Claire Trevor

Known as the "Queen of Film Noir", Claire Trevor was a husky-voiced blonde and seemed to fill the role of gun-moll, seductress or tough minded career woman with aplomb.
38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Clowns in OTR

This multi-genre collection includes clowns that make you laugh, clowns that make you cry, and clowns that make you scream.
44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cold War, Commies, Atomic, and Civil Defense Saver Bundle

Seventeen Great Old Time Radio Collections from the Cold War and Atomic era! Don't duck and cover, buy the Atomic & Cold War Bundle Pack today!
1179 28
Add To Cart: $145.00

Comedians in Suspense (Scared Silly Jokesters)

An OTRCAT original compilation: Hear your favorite comedians including Lucille Ball, Desi Arnez, Ozzie & Harriet, Jack Benny, Bob Hope and more in ways that you would never expect!
65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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