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1955

51 Episodes
1 Volume
The year Disneyland opens, the FDA approved the Polio Vaccine, The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, entered the seas, and many old time radio shows left the airwaves including The Jack Benny Program.

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

1956

46 Episodes
1 Volume
By the mid-1950s the standard of living was increasing and rock n roll grew in popularity, UnAmerican Activities Committee searched the entertainment industry for Communist Sympathizers.

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

174 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.

174 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Al Jolson

111 Episodes
2 Volume
Al Jolson was a master entertainer and his performing career spanned 50 years. Jolson made a break in his career by deciding one evening to perform in "black face" at a San Francisco club; this soon became his trademark in show business. A staunch Civil Rights activist, he later helped open opportunities for African-Americans on Broadway.

111 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Alan Freed Show

10 Episodes
1 Volume
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 Ladd

81 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection represents some of the best performances of Alan Ladd (born Alan Walbridge Ladd) during the golden age of radio. Of slight build (five feet, five inches tall), he never considered himself to be a handsome actor. In a quote is said, "I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight.

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Alexander Woollcott

20 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the foremost critics and commentators on the New York scene during the early decades of the twentieth century, Alexander Woollcott was a larger than life character

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alfred Hitchcock

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes radio adaptations on Hitchcock's most memorable films, including Spellbound, The Birds, Rebecca, Sorry Wrong Number, and Shadow of a Doubt. Update: 6 additional broadcasts

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Alistair Cooke

6 Episodes
1 Volume
British born journalist, his observations of American life and culture were beloved by millions.

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 Adventure

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Amos and Andy Music Hall

6 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Anthology

56 Episodes
2 Volume
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)

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

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

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

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

Baseball and World Series Broadcasts

236 Episodes
9 Volume
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

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 All

37 Episodes
2 Volume
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

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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 Lux Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Over the years, there were 900+ episodes of Lux Radio Theatre and we've handpicked the best for this original collection!

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Big Moments in Sports

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Brought to you by the United States Air Force, recall some of the great episodes in sports history including 1947 US Open over Sam Snead, Jessie Owens at the 1936 Olympics, Joe Lewis nearly beaten by Joe Wolcott, the 1927 Indy 500 Race, the 1950 Football Championship game between the Rams and the Browns, and many others.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Billie Burke

27 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Biography in Sound

85 Episodes
4 Volume
(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

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

108 Episodes
3 Volume
Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment. Update: additional recording

108 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Blind Terror

34 Episodes
1 Volume
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

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

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

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

Cab Calloway

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his creative vocalizations or scatting and his catchphrase "hi-de-hi-de-ho."

16 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

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

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 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 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 Movies on the Radio

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes your favorite Christmas Classics films adapted to old time radio with the original casts such as James Stewart and Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life!

8 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

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 Defense

120 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Fascinating PSA, recordings and episodes to save americans from a nuclear attack!

120 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Clock

110 Episodes
2 Volume
The program had everything it needed to become a classic, thought-provoking and well written scripts, the directing talents of William Spier, and a wealth of Hollywood's "Radio Row" talent.

110 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

College Quiz Bowl

16 Episodes
1 Volume
academic quiz show with the brightest brains at Notre Dame, Syracuse, Georgetown, Cornell, Columbia, and more.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Comedy Collection

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

113 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

Crazy Mamas

47 Episodes
1 Volume
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

143 Episodes
3 Volume
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 Christmas

34 Episodes
1 Volume
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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dan Dailey

18 Episodes
1 Volume
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

94 Episodes
3 Volume
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

Dangerous Assignment

111 Episodes
3 Volume
Steve Mitchell, international operative, had two jobs: get in and out of danger. Update: additional shows and sound upgrades

111 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Dangerous Dames and Dolls in Old Time Radio

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Murderous Women, "Women in Red", bad girls, even "Good looking gals with brains" from mystery, horror, and detective genre of radio pepper this old time radio collection. The bad girls of old time radio; are they plotting to get rid of their husbands, rising up to a powerful position no matter what they have to do or double-cross, take a great risk for a little extra cash, or perhaps scheming revenge on a cheating lover. Willing to go outside the law to get what they want!

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Danny Kaye

56 Episodes
2 Volume
As a youngster, the only thing Danny Kaye was good at was singing songs and telling jokes. After spending time on the Borscht Belt, he found success on Broadway.

56 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

David Rose

229 Episodes
8 Volume
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

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

Defective Detectives and Bungling Burglars

180 Episodes
3 Volume
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

Dennis Day Show

67 Episodes
2 Volume
A Day in the Life of Dennis Day was a popular sitcom featuring the original soda jerk from the Jack Benny Show. Update: additional episodes

67 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Detective Collection

119 Episodes
2 Volume
Menagerie of the best-of Detective Shows-An OTRCAT exclusive!

119 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Devils Demons Satan and Lucifer

109 Episodes
3 Volume
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

203 Episodes
8 Volume
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

168 Episodes
2 Volume
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

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

Donna Reed

15 Episodes
1 Volume
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

Dragnet

394 Episodes
8 Volume
The series covered crimes ranging from check fraud, petty theft, and bunko detail to more sensational topics like murder, drug abuse, and taboo topics such as sex crimes and child abduction and murder. With a semi-documentary style, realism would be the show's feature. Jack Webb began hanging out at police headquarters and riding with detective teams on house calls. Update: Sound quality upgrades and few additional AFRS recordings

394 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Drama Collection

219 Episodes
3 Volume
A sensational sampling of OTRCAT's drama radio shows with classic stars and unforgettable productions--An OTRCAT exclusive collection.

219 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Dwight D Eisenhower

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Eisenhower was a national hero after serving as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during WWII and in 1952 won the Presidential Election. Update: additional broadcasts

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

E Jack Neuman

108 Episodes
3 Volume
one of the most prolific writers and producers in show business including credits on Sam Spade, Suspense, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

108 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Easter

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Before you bite the ears off your chocolate bunny, tune in and hear how your favorite old time radio stars celebrate Easter.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Easy Money

5 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) In the old time radio series Easy Money, Detective Mike Trent is a former professional magician who now uses his talents to turn the tables on swindlers and con-men.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
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