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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

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

Lorenzo Jones

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 20 additional episodes: Smile awhile, and enjoy this fine soap sud! Lorenzo Jones was a popular soap throughout its near two decade run. Each show began, "We all know couples like lovable, impractical Lorenzo Jones and his devoted wife, Belle.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Melody Ranch

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

82 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ethel Barrymore

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Sister of Lionel and John Barrymore, this collection contains all the her known rare appearances on various old time radio shows.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ventriloquist and Dummies

31 Episodes
1 Volume
You can never be sure their lips aren't moving on the radio, but these ventriloquists and their dummies are entertaining, insulting, and creating meyhem on the airwaves!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Olympic Historical Recordings

12 Episodes
1 Volume
compilation of news, historical recordings and sports shows talking about Olympic history from radio past!

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Jokes and Pranks Bundle

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

991 16
Add To Cart: $60.00

Maureen OHara

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for her film roles such as on Miracle On 34th Street, Maureen O'Hara brought her memorable film roles to the radio sound stage.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

F Scott Fitzgerald

11 Episodes
1 Volume
His finest work, The Great Gatsby, is a tale of decadence, idealism, social upheaval and excess, a concise portrait of the Jazz Age and a cautionary tale of the American Dream.

11 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

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

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

Marlon Brando

5 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the greatest actors in American cinema, Marlon Brando was known for method acting and gripping realism that he brought to his performances.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

People Take the Lead

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Working with the American Jewish Committee, this series moves to fight for Civil Rights and overcome misguided attitudes and beliefs in regular folks.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Television and TV

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

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Random Rarities 22

57 Episodes
1 Volume
We just love finding these rare radio shows, some with only one known remaining episode.

57 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

Random Rarities 24

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Variety of rare radio shows from a random genre collections from weird to wonderful from informative to intriguing.

38 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Margaret OBrien

35 Episodes
1 Volume
The daughter of a circus performer and a flamingo dancer, Margaret O'Brien got into the movies at age three and was known as the "best crier" in the lot!

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Napoleon

22 Episodes
1 Volume
No individual until the rise of Adolph Hitler had as much impact on the political landscape of Europe than Napoleon Bonaparte.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Drinking and Drunks

153 Episodes
3 Volume
From bootleggers to drunk drivers to hungover postmen, this collection includes a variety of over-drinkers.

153 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Double Crossed

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Crooks are crooked, and they do crooked things. It is part of their job descriptions, just like cheaters cheat.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mad Scientists

44 Episodes
1 Volume
A common trope for a villain, the fear of mad scientists tends to come from the fear and distrust of scientific discovery.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cavemen and Dinosaurs

17 Episodes
1 Volume
A fun prehistoric collection from a wide variety of radio shows. An OTRCAT.com original collection.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Polio

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Polio became one of the most worrisome of childhood diseases in the early 20th century until research by Jonas Salk resulted in a practical and effective polio vaccine.

11 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

Live from Birdland

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Count Basie and his Orchestra Plays at the Hotspot of Jazz in New York City!

34 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Katharine Hepburn

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The First Lady of Cinema was known for her athletic build and her strong outspoken personality.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Rarities

55 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection contains many rare episodes of western-theme old time radio shows, many of which are the only known existing episodes to have survived.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Romance

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Your guide through the pages of all the great stories of all time tender love stories of today, the memorable love stories of the past.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Pirates

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes pirate theme shows from a variety of old time radio shows, it's a listener's treasure chest of "arrghs", "aye, mateys" "ahoys" and wild pirate-themed adventure, detective shows, drama, and comedy.

60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Inheritance

50 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) with 16 additional recordings and better quality sound: this highly patriotic show revisits amazing people, times, and events in American History.

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Wacky Women

273 Episodes
4 Volume
Features the kookiest women of old time radio. There are some members of the fairer sex can be less than sensible and at times downright wacky.From silly sisters to mental missies, this collection includes a wide variety of fun, exciting, and sometimes weird women!

273 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Hallmark Hall of Fame

51 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: presented dramatizations of true stories, "A true story about real people."

51 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

This is My Story (Red Cross)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
"Is a human document in the records of The American Red Cross whose history of peacetime service is known to every American. Whose program of wartime service to American fighting men on all foreign battle fronts and to women and children at home is the greatest and most varied of any civilian organization." Update: additional episodes

10 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

Heroes and Superheroes

330 Episodes
6 Volume
OTRCAT.com original collection of Heroes, Superheroes, and people who think that theyre heros.

330 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Mike Wallace

104 Episodes
2 Volume
with early appearances in old time radio quiz shows, radio dramas, and as an announcer, Mike Wallace later focused on news broadcasts and earned the nickname "King of Confrontation" for his hardboiled interviewing style.

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

First Responders

117 Episodes
2 Volume
Firefighters, police officers, and heroes of all kinds are represented in this exciting old time radio collection.

117 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

Esther Williams

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as America's Mermaid, she swam into the hearts of many with her lavish Aqua Musical spectaculars

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Law and DISorder

260 Episodes
5 Volume
chock full of episodes of the best old radio series on the Wallopin' West: Cisco Kid, Bobby Benson, Fort Laramie, Gunsmoke, and more!

260 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Prohibition (Bootleggin and Moonshine)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
old time radio songs and stories about bootlegging and prohibition which occurred between 1920 until 1933.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Poetry in Old Time Radio

612 Episodes
17 Volume
A collection of Poetry radio programs that bring culture, thoughtfulness, and spoken word to your radio. Update: additional Edgar Guest recordings

612 17
Add To Cart: $80.00

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

Radio Noir Writers

403 Episodes
18 Volume
Our collection includes stories from Patricia Highsmith, Cornell Woolrich, James M Cain, Frederic Brown, Agatha Christie, John Cheever, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, W.R. Burnett, Rex Stout, and Alfred Hitchcock.

403 18
Add To Cart: $90.00
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