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1954

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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
$4.00

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
$9.00

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 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

Alec Guinness

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

Aliens Martians and UFOs

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

British born journalist, his observations of American life and culture were beloved by millions.
6 1
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All Star Parade of Bands

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
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Americana

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
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$4.50

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

Amos and Andy Music Hall

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
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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
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Ann Miller

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

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)

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
$9.00

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
$31.50

Arlene Dahl

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

Art Linkletter

His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend.
51 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
$9.00

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
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
$40.50

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 All

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

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 Suspense

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Suspense Episodes! Update: new volume 2
101 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Beulah

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
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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 Christmas

For many of us, the real signal that the Christmas Season has begun is hearing Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" on the radio.
41 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

Biography in Sound

(update) now with 78 additional recordings: produced by Joseph O. Meyers, this old time radio series fascinated radio audiences with the biographies of Churchill, Babe Ruth, Fred Allen, WC Fields, and more.
85 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

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

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 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 Hope Christmas

Bob Hope lived to be 100 years old and he celebrated 100 Christmases; many of those Christmases were celebrated with US troops.
15 1
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Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders

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
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Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

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

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
$13.50

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 in Hollywood

Breakfast in Hollywood was morning radios show with host the amicable Tom Breneman and performed in Breneman Restaurant on Vine and Sunset.
32 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
Add To Cart: $20.00

Broadway in Review

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
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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

Can You Top This

Can You Top This? was a hilarious show where audience members sent in jokes and funny men "Senator Ed Ford", Harry Hershfield, and Joe Laurie Jr. tried to top them. Jokes could be sent in about any subject except religion, politics, or arson. Update: additional recording
36 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

Cary Grant

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

Case Dismissed

A Show about the Law and Liberty that We Hold Dear--Order in the Court!
12 1
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Casey Crime Photographer

"SNAP!" Casey's crime photography often give him a snootfull of something foxingly mysterious. And the crime chase is on! Update: additional AFRS broadcast
81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
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Charles Boyer

He was one of the busiest stage actors in Paris, and it was only a matter of time before Hollywood took notice.
57 2
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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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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 Detectives

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

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

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

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

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

Comedy Couples

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

Communists and Cold War

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

Computers and Electronic Brains

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

Cowboys, Rodeos, and Western Roundups

this original OTRCAT collection features the best of the west: radio adaptations of great western films, comedy parodies, Captain Midnight herding cattle with an airplane, The Saint guarding a real Cowboy and more!
90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Crazy Mamas

OTRCAT.com original collection features hand-picked episodes with a variety of crazy mama and insane mother-in-laws.
47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Creepiest Old Time Radio Show

An OTRCAT original compilation: Turn the lights down low and sit as close as you can to your sweetheart when this scary collection plays!
143 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Crime and Peter Chambers

(update) now with a dozen additional episodes, Dane Clark plays the role of Peter Chambers, the playboy detective with an eye for solving crime and a taste for beautiful women.
22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Crime Christmas

Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.
34 1
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Crime Classics

"A series of true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land, from every time. Your host each week, is Mr. Thomas Hyland- connoisseur of crime, student of violence, and teller of murders." Update
50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dan Dailey

A talented actor in many genres, Dan Dailey starred in old time radio episodes of Lux Radio Theater, Suspense, Philco Radio Time and Screen Directors Playhouse.
18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dana Andrews

Known as "face of noir", Dana Andrew's signature role included the obsessed detective in "Laura." This collection contains his guest appearances in various broadcasts and his star role as Matt Cvetic in "I Was a Communist for the FBI."
94 3
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dane Clark

(update) with additional Crime and Peter Chambers episodes, this collection contains guest appearances of the "average Joe actor of the 1940s and 1950s."
34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

David Niven

was such a cool British chap that Ian Fleming based the persona of James Bond on David Niven.
23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

David Rose

Composer David Rose had his own show called California Melodies and his song "The Stripper" reached the top of Billboard's top 100.
229 8
Add To Cart: $55.00

Debbie Reynolds

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

Defective Detectives and Bungling Burglars

spoofs and skits of detective radio shows and bungled burglaries by some of the funniest old time radio comedians.
180 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Detective Collection

Menagerie of the best-of Detective Shows-An OTRCAT exclusive!
119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Devils Demons Satan and Lucifer

In this collection where the Devil himself actually shows up perhaps as a stand-ins for "the evil which lurks in the hearts of men."
109 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Dick Powell

Dick Powell stars in Richard Diamond, Rogue's Gallery, and special appearances in various old time radio shows including Lux Radio Theater, Command Performance, Cavalcade of America, UN Radio, Screen Guild Theater, Suspense, This I Believe, and many rare recordings!
203 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Dinah Shore

Is there anyone finah in the state of Carolina? The newly updated collection has 100+ new recordings of the singing starlet best remembered for her sensuous recordings in the 1940's; now with over 100 episodes of the Dinah Shore show and 60+ guest appearances, many with Groucho Marx.
168 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Divas of Old Time Radio

This expansive collection of old time radio shows and musical appearances spans the time period from the 1930s-1950s with the radio shows and guest appearances of some of the well-known and influential female singers of their time.
984 14
Add To Cart: $70.00

Doctor Six Gun

(update) now with 28 episodes: the good gun totting doctor roamed the west with "his medicine bag strapped on one hip and his six shooter on the other."
28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Don Ameche

Known for his work on film, television, and radio, Don Ameche is a household name.
97 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Donna Reed

She personified Mid-Western goodness and dependability, fan may best remember her from her role as Mary Hatch in It a Wonderful Life.
15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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