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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

Bing Crosby

365 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.

365 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Birdbrains Behind the Wheel

46 Episodes
1 Volume
silly drivers from a variety of old time radio shows crash into fruit stands, buying lemons, and smashed judge's new cars.

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Birds on the Radio

128 Episodes
2 Volume
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

Birthday Collection

148 Episodes
3 Volume
Fun birthday celebrations of famous celebrities, historical figures, and even Gracie Allen's grandpa.

148 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

107 Episodes
3 Volume
Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment.

107 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

Bob Hope

392 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: over 200 additional broadcasts

392 10
Add To Cart: $50.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

121 Episodes
3 Volume
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

147 Episodes
9 Volume
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 Club (Don McNeil)

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend." Update: additional episodes

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Brett Halliday

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Brett Halliday's greatest contribution to the detective fiction genre was the creation of "that reckless, red-headed Irishman", Michael Shayne.

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Brian Donlevy

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

145 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Bright Star

31 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Broadway in Review

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Anchored by the post-War swing tunes of Russ Case and His Orchestra, the Navy Recruiting Service put together a show featuring Broadway singers and swing music.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Broadway is My Beat

169 Episodes
4 Volume
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

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

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Burlesque

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

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Camping and Cabins

98 Episodes
2 Volume
Escape the pressures of everyday life into the woods with this multi genre collection featuring camping.

98 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Cancer and Tumors

19 Episodes
1 Volume
By the time of the Golden Age of Radio, cancer was still feared but there was growing hope that the disease could be treated, controlled, and eventually cured through the efforts of the American Cancer Society.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Carlton Morse

564 Episodes
7 Volume
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

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

Cathy Lewis

316 Episodes
5 Volume
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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cavalcade of America

739 Episodes
15 Volume
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

Challenge of the Yukon (Sgt Preston)

324 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.

324 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Charles Dickens

35 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Charlton Heston

5 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Chase (The Chase)

59 Episodes
2 Volume
(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

73 Episodes
1 Volume
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

853 Episodes
18 Volume
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

662 Episodes
21 Volume
over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!

662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00

Christmas Carol

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Charles Dickens' classic The Christmas Carol is alive and well from all various old time radio shows.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Comedy

180 Episodes
4 Volume
This collection will have you giggling jingle bells and spiting your egg nog laughing hohoho!

180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Christmas Detectives

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Crime doesn't stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Dramas

65 Episodes
2 Volume
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

17 Episodes
1 Volume
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

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Who says the Mysteries of the Season shouldn't make your hair stand on end?

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Recordings

649 Episodes
8 Volume
Hundreds of hours full of holiday cheer! Update: New disk #8!

649 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Christmas Variety Shows

54 Episodes
2 Volume
Big song numbers and plenty of knee slapping comedy to bring old time radio Christmas cheer home.

54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Chuck Yeager

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A genuine American hero, best known for being the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound. This collection includes dramatizations about Chuck Yeager as a well as appearances by this amazing man.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Circus

305 Episodes
5 Volume
The drama of life under the Big Top has always made for great radio stories from all genres. Update: 2 additional broadcasts

305 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Cisco Kid

342 Episodes
7 Volume
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 War

24 Episodes
1 Volume
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

38 Episodes
1 Volume
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

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

1179 Episodes
28 Volume
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)

65 Episodes
2 Volume
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

Comedy Collection

113 Episodes
2 Volume
Chuckle Along with a Crazy Compilation Comedy Shows--An OTRCAT exclusive!

113 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Comedy Couples

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Married couple comedy was a mainstay of old time radio programming. This original OTRCAT.com compilation features all your favorite couples to laugh at and with including Burns and Allen, Ozzie and Harriet, Phil Harris and Alice Faye and many more funny duos.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Comic Weekly Man

120 Episodes
3 Volume
Based on what is published in the weekly paper, The Comic Weekly Man entertains us with a dramatized reading of the Sunday comics, complete with sound effects and music. Young and old alike would follow along with the print copy in hand. Update: 100+ additional episodes of slide whistles and Sunday Comics!

120 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Communists and Cold War

244 Episodes
6 Volume
This extensive collection includes radio shows, news broadcasts, psa's, and debates about The Red Scare, McCarthyism, and The Cold War which pervaded politics, cultures, life and more in second half the the 20th Century. Update: additional recordings

244 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
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