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Sydney Smith

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his roles on Adventures of Ellery Queen and Cavalcade of America, Sydney Smith got his start Orson Welles' Shakespeare adaptations.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Fred MacMurray

83 Episodes
3 Volume
Best known for his roles as a father figure and an everyday man, Fred MacMurray was a simple man in the complicated world of Hollywood.

83 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Hilltop House

17 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 14 soapy new episodes follow heroine Bess Johnson, a caseworker at Hilltop House orphanage.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Phillips Lord

169 Episodes
4 Volume
Phillips H. Lord got his start in radio by berating the station manager. He created the first independent radio producer with the creation of the character and show Seth Parker and later the FBI-approved show G-men retooled as the hit show Gangbusters.

169 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Howdy Doody Time

7 Episodes
1 Volume
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time!

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Marriage, The

24 Episodes
1 Volume
The fact that stars Hume Cronan and Jessica Tandy were married in real life adds poignancy to The Marriage.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Melody Ranch

82 Episodes
2 Volume
Starring that great singing cowboy, Gene Autry!

82 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$4.50

Second Chance

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a hilarious reality-based quiz show that gives contestants a Second Chance.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Mermaids

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Originally the product of seafarer's overactive and superstitious imaginations, mermaids are now an allegory for any time we associate a pretty girl with the water.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 01

105 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from American Trail and The Marx Brothers.

105 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 02

119 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Judy Canova and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

119 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 03

102 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Bulldog Drummond and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.

102 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 04

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from The Columbia Workshop and Lux Radio Theater.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 12

108 Episodes
1 Volume
New sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including This is Paris, Something for the Girls, WWII PSA Annoucements, Jack Robinson, Streamlined Shakespeare and more.

108 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 05

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Hank Williams and The Green Lama.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 06

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Kitty Keen and It’s a Crime Mr. Collins.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Open Road

82 Episodes
1 Volume
hop into your convertible, because there are hours of pavement and highway-travel-themed old radio shows ahead.These old time radio shows won't help fill your gas tank on vacation but they will fill your mind with laughs and thrills.

82 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 11

101 Episodes
1 Volume
New sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including Fun at Breakfast, Chesterfield Time, All American Sports Shows, Are you a Genius?, Batman Mystery Club, Comic Parade, This is our Enemy, and many new News shows by organized year.

101 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

It Pays To Be Married

5 Episodes
1 Volume
is truly a charming old time radio show as each couple is a unique vignette of American married life in mid-1950's.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$20.00

Doctors Wife

3 Episodes
1 Volume
"The gay, heart-warming story of a woman who is married to a doctor...and likes it!" Doctor Dan Palmer and his supportive wife Julie live and work in a small town full of big personalities in this short lived old time radio soap opera.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 07

104 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Against the Storm and Guess Who?.

104 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Order in the Court

10 Episodes
1 Volume
is a dramatic old time radio show that gives the tale of fictional courtroom stories.Any given court case has a history behind it and the best ones are surrounded by dramatic tales of misfortune and mystery.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

General Electric Theater

8 Episodes
1 Volume
A glittering all star cast and compelling tales make the anthology series General Electric Theater a must-have in any radio collection.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 08

109 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Music America Loves Best and Pat Novak For Hire.

109 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$20.00

Hummert Radio Factory (Ann and Frank Hummert)

1071 Episodes
9 Volume
The Hummerts were a considerable power in entertainment broadcasting during the Golden Age of Radio. Their wide range of productions included soaps, musical, game shows, detective dramas, and serials.

1071 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
$36.00

Cousin Willie

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Ever had one of"those" cousins? The type that come for a visit and stay and stay... One of "those" cousins showed up on the door step of the Sample family in this 1953 summer sit-com.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Computers and Electronic Brains

31 Episodes
1 Volume
By the end of the Golden Age of Radio, computers had begun to enter the popular imagination largely through the descriptions from Science Fiction.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

March of Dimes Recordings

7 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Before the advent of Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine in the 1950s, polio (infantile paralysis) was a real fear every summer, prompting President Franklin Roosevelt to launch the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and its fundraiser, the March of Dimes.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Polka Shows Collection

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Dancing a polka with your best girl is a celebration of life and living. Everyone can use more OmmPahPah in their life!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 09

100 Episodes
1 Volume
Long time listens and OTRCAT.com fans have requested a new sampler cd with 100 episodes from various series including America's Town Hall Meeting, Amos and Andy Music Hall, When a Girl Marries, Betty Crocker, Hallmark Hall Of Fame, and many more top picks from our newest collections.

100 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Peter Lawford

13 Episodes
1 Volume
was an aristocratic playboy and member of the "Rat Pack." Peter Lawford was a high-demand leading actor during WWII.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Minstrel Shows

537 Episodes
13 Volume
Minstrelsy is considered the first truly American form of entertainment, and as such provides the forms and traditions which would eventually form vaudeville and ultimately the Hollywood movies and TV shows which shape and inform the rest of the world's opinion of American culture.

537 13
Add To Cart: $65.00
$52.00

Goofy Guys

317 Episodes
7 Volume
in honor of all the goobers, goofballs, and silly billies on old time radio shows.

317 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

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
$4.50

Nukes and Commies Bundle

1293 Episodes
31 Volume
Thirty-one Great Old Time Radio volumes from the Cold War and Atomic era! Don't duck and cover, order this compilation today!

1293 31
Add To Cart: $155.00
$124.00

OTRCAT SAMPLER 10

109 Episodes
1 Volume
OTRCAT.com fans have requested a new sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including Sports Answer Man, Atlantic Spotlight, Cloud Nine, Men at Sea, Adventure Club, Rudy Vallee, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and many more top picks from our newest collections.

109 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Superstition in Old Time Radio

84 Episodes
2 Volume
Break a Mirror, follow a Black Cat, Step on a Crack or walk under a ladder, just get to a Radio as soon as you can to enjoy our Superstitions Collection!

84 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$4.50

Jokes and Pranks Bundle

991 Episodes
16 Volume
16 disks full of pranks and jokes!

991 16
Add To Cart: $60.00
$48.00

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
$4.50

Random Rarities 11

37 Episodes
1 Volume
It is lucky to have saved these rare old time radios once lost in the vaults of time.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Labor Day Saver Bundle - Religious

324 Episodes
15 Volume


324 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
$60.00

Horses In Old Time Radio

203 Episodes
5 Volume
Hold your horses! Plenty of one horse towns, wild horses, charley horses, play the ponies, and more straight from the horse's mouth at the microphone.

203 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
$20.00

Faces in the Window

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Ken Nordine, with his rich, deep, resounding voice, read from the Gothic horror works of Poe, Balzac, Dostoevsky and others.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Linda Darnell

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Life magazine called her "the most physically perfect girl in Hollywood", Linda Darnell landed the role in Hotel for Women at the age of 15.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$36.00

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
$72.00

Christmas Bundle

662 Episodes
21 Volume
over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!

662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00
$63.00

Rosemary Clooney

275 Episodes
6 Volume
Singer and actress, she got the attention of Americans with the song "Come On-a My House" and won their hearts with Bing Crosby in White Christmas.

275 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
$24.00

Jessica Tandy

32 Episodes
1 Volume
During the 1930s, she built a solid reputation on the London stage, Jessica Tandy made her American film debut in the Spencer Tracy vehicle The Seventh Cross.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Faultless Starch Time

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The quarter-hour program featured traditional and Country songs by Bob Atcher and the Hometowners with comic patter between Atcher and Mary Jane Johnson (who also sang).

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

OTR Library

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio and libraries have always enjoyed a close relationship and have been used for locations in many radio shows.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Inside Track

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Hessler interviewed coaches, managers, ball players, scouts, and individual athletes about trends in their sports and what it takes to be great in each competition.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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

Phil Harris

664 Episodes
16 Volume
A big band leader, he got a truly life-changing break when Jack Benny was looking for a new music director for The Jello Program in 1936. Later, he was best known for The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show.

664 16
Add To Cart: $80.00
$64.00

Ray Milland

61 Episodes
2 Volume
Ray Milland got his big break in The Jungle Princess with sarong-clad Dorothy Lamour and late became a screen legend in 1945’s Lost Weekend.

61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Debbie Reynolds

9 Episodes
1 Volume
She stumbled into show business after winning the Ms Burbank contest and had one of the longest careers in Hollywood.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

June Foray

45 Episodes
1 Volume
Rather than having her face splashed across the screen and the tabloids, June capitalized on her voice talents to become "the cartoon queen".

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Practical Jokers

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone loves a practical joke...unless you are the victim. Practical jokes abound in all genres of radio history from comedy to mystery to variety to western.

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Scams Conmen Cheats and Bunco Artists

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Cheaters and Swindlers in this collection of crime radio shows are true artists and con men of the highest caliber, but they all get caught in the end.

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

George Sanders

9 Episodes
1 Volume
With his haughty upper-class British accent, sleek and suave mannerisms, and somehow superior and threatening presence, he was in constant demand for supporting roles in A-pictures.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Music for Moderns

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Chicago Jazz which was generally more sophisticated than New Orleans and the Dixieland sound but placed a stronger emphasis on individual improvisation.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Scientists and Inventors

180 Episodes
4 Volume
Commercial radio was just one result of the efforts of scientist over the years. Radio also explored the contributions of scientists and inventors whether they were trying to create a better world or destroy the one we have. This compilation contains a wide variety of radio shows dealing with science and understanding the world we live in.

180 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Eddie Anderson

564 Episodes
12 Volume
Best known for his role as Rochester van Jones whose shenanigans as Jack Benny's valet made him a household name.

564 12
Add To Cart: $60.00
$48.00

Television and TV

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

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Introductions and Theme Music

1104 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes theme music and announcer voice-overs from more than a thousand Old Time Radio programs.

1104 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Random Rarities 21

69 Episodes
1 Volume
Random and rare old time radio collection from from the great, dusty vaults of radio shows.

69 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

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

Mad and Insane in OTR

346 Episodes
7 Volume
Mad scientists, crazed killers, nutty old codgers, and more insanity in this new OTRCAT compilation.

346 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

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
$13.50

Johnny Cash

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Johnny Cash had several hits with Sun Records, including "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk the Line" (his first Number 1 hit) when the Army Recruiting service approached him to appear on Country Style USA.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$9.00

Final Episodes of OTR

54 Episodes
2 Volume
Even the best OTR programs eventually came to an end, learn how it happened in our Last Episode Collection.

54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$4.50

Mexico

138 Episodes
3 Volume
Romance, mystery, and comedians find plenty to poke fun at in the land of sunshine and tequila.

138 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Edmond OBrien

105 Episodes
3 Volume
Orson Welles helped Edmund O'Brien get his start in show business. In no time, he became one of the screen's most popular heavies. From 1950 to 1952, he played the title role on Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

105 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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
$44.00

Random Rarities 23

75 Episodes
1 Volume
Out of the vaults of old time radio comes a cacophony of fun from every genre of the airwaves.

75 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Jane Powell

17 Episodes
1 Volume
She was the eternal “girl next door” Jane Powell and got her start singing in motion pictures.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Angela Lansbury

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Angela Lansbury has been working in show business for seven decades

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

1954

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Americans in 1954 are beginning to turn away from the bluster and cruelty of McCarthyism and embracing Rock and Roll music.

60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

1953

56 Episodes
1 Volume
The Space Age is still a few years from beginning, but in many very real ways, the future begins in 1953.

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Divorce

81 Episodes
2 Volume
Although divorce was rare during the golden age of radio, the topic still lends itself to juicy drama.

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Concert in Miniature

71 Episodes
2 Volume
Stan Kenton's outfit was one of the most popular bands playing on the West Coast and this series feature band remotes performing on the road.

71 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$4.50

Spring

76 Episodes
2 Volume
Spring is a time of hopefulness and renewal, fresh breezes and new gardens.

76 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Our Cats

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Cats are very close companions to humanity, but are they truly domesticated? According to the "Our Cats" program, being allowed to love them is enough.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Nelson Olmsted

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as the network's resident storyteller, Nelson Olmsted got his start making dramatized Edgar Allen Poe radio shows.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

George Washington

34 Episodes
1 Volume
The first president of the United States and one of our country's founding fathers, George Washington was a popular character in radio.

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Red Scare in Old Time Radio

276 Episodes
7 Volume
After the Second World War, American culture was shaped and driven largely by fears of Communist infiltration corrupting American institutions and values.

276 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

Nurses

50 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the noblest professions, the collection includes stories of brave nurses on the battlefield and everyday nurses who offer comfort and care.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50
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