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1956

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Abraham Lincoln

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
$9.00

Academy Awards Shows

Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!
10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Aldous Huxley

English writer best know for his dystopian novel "Brave New World" written in 1931.
9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alexander Woollcott

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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Adventure

Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation
23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$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

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

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

April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

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

Arch Oboler

enjoy the great radio plays in this anthology of the eccentric horror fiction writer Arch Oboler who is best known for pushing the medium of radio in sound production, writing, and programming.
230 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

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

Authors Collection

Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!
53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Bell Telephone Hour Encores

This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist and features some of the brightest stars in the day, even comedian Fred Allen. Update: 35+ new recordings
50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ben Gage

Ben Gage was an athletic, tall, good looking fellow from Chicago who worked as a radio announcer and served in WWII where he met Esther Williams whom he later married.
6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Bertrand Russell

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
$4.50

Best of Dragnet

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!
53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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

Boogeymen in Comedy (Screamstars Playing for Laughs)

An OTRCAT original compilation: Shudder and Laugh! Our favorite screen scream stars (Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price) having fun with our favorite radio comedians.
43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Burlesque

Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.
28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party

Hosted by Alan Freed who coined the term "Rock n roll", this radio program helped popularize rock on the airwaves.
24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

CBS Radio Workshop

The CBS Radio Workshop called "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" was an experimental old time radio show and varied in its genre. The first two shows starred Aldous Huxley narrating an interpretation of 'Brave New World.' Update: additional episodes
86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Christmas Bundle

over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!
662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00

Christmas Detectives

Crime doesn't stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.
50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Christmas Variety Shows

Big song numbers and plenty of knee slapping comedy to bring old time radio Christmas cheer home.
54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Civil Defense

(update) Fascinating PSA, recordings and episodes to save americans from a nuclear attack!
120 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Civil War

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
$4.50

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

Columbus Day

This horizon-busting collection contains great shows about when Columbus sailed the ocean blue with old time radios shows from genres such as comedy, historical, and suspense.
10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Comedy Collection

Chuckle Along with a Crazy Compilation Comedy Shows--An OTRCAT exclusive!
113 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Cornell Woolrich

one of the greatest authors of his generation, Cornell Woolrich's stories were sought out by radio and film producers alike.
43 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 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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Deanna Durbin

Hear the voice of the young songstress and film star as she appeared on Eddie Cantor's Texaco Town, aside Bob Hope on Command Performance, The Jack Benny Show, Lux Radio Theater, and Screen Guild Theater in this compilation of her great radio appearances.
65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Dogs in OTR

A downright doggone good collection of canine-themed shows from the friendly mutt to the scary werewolf.
51 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

Dorothy Lamour

Known for the sarong dress in The Jungle Princess and her exotic good looks, Dorothy Lamour made over 60 motion pictures and helped sell US Treasury Bonds
142 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Dragnet

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

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

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
$4.50

E Jack Neuman

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

Eddie Fisher

A heart-throb crooner who sang into the heart of women everywhere beginning with his big win on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts
119 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Educating Archie

a charming decidedly British ventriloquism old time radio show with Peter Brough, his dummy, Archie Andrews, and a little rising star 14 year old Julie Andrews.
13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Edward G Robinson

As one of America's most beloved 'tough guys,' Edward G. Robinson developed an unforgettable on-screen persona that belied his gentle, quiet nature.
47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

One of the greatest American journalists in broadcast history, he pioneered the reporter on the scene reporting during WWII. Update: additional recordings
100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Election Collection

old time radio shows take on elections, voting and ballots taken from all genres including comedy, drama, western, news programs, and more.
85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Errol Flynn

Shameless partier, Errol Flynn was one of Hollywood's Original Bad Boys. Even with his reputation, his name on an action movie or swashbuckler was almost guaranteed money at the box office.
12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents

this extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.
176 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Eternal Light

This well-written religious drama was created by the Jewish Theological Seminary and features stories from the Torah, the Bible, and important historical texts. Update: over 680 new recordings:
739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Eve Arden

Before she was everyone's favorite English teacher at Madison High School, she was tickling listeners' funny bones as a guest star.
208 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Exploring Tomorrow

(update) includes over 10+ new rare recordings about the future of Mankind, Space Travel, and the World's Beyond.
22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fatal Females

featuring the meanest ladies of old time radio. From murderesses to poisoneresses from wicked queens to wicked witches, this collection is sure to prove that the fairest sex can be pretty scary, too.
56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fathers Day

Dad says, "Forget the tie; I want the Father's Day Collection from OTRCAT.com!" Well kids, Father does know best.
64 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

FBI In Peace and War

(update) now with additional episodes, this long running series starred crime-fighter Martin Blaine as the infallible Field Agent Sheppard. This realistic crime fiction is told from the perspective of the criminal and the FBI hunted him down.
99 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Fibber McGee and Molly

Long lost episodes fell out of "Fibber's Closet". This is the most complete Fibber McGee and Molly collection to date. Laugh with over 418 hours of laughs with Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly in this classic radio sit-com. Update: 200+ additional shows
1180 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

First Responders

Firefighters, police officers, and heroes of all kinds are represented in this exciting old time radio collection.
117 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Fort Laramie

Starring Raymond Burr: Fort Laramie told stories about the good times and bad times on the frontier of a young United States. The show featured stories about Captain of Cavalry, Lee Quince and the men who stood between a harsh land and the settlers heading out to settle the wild west.
41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Frank Lloyd Wright

One of the greatest architects of all time, he got his start in architecture after the great Chicago fire in 1871.
6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Frank Lovejoy

Lovejoy was the no nonsense, square-jawed actor best known for his tough guy performances in detective radio dramas.
228 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Fred Allen

Fred Allen moved from Vaudeville to radio and perfected his character over a number of years for several sponsors. One of his career highlights was a supposed feud with his good friend, Jack Benny.
179 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Fred MacMurray

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

Fredric Brown

a very prolific practitioner of the science fiction branch of the genre, churning out nearly twenty-five pulp novels in his career, in addition to his numerous short stories.
5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gale Gordon

best known for his roles as an undermined authority figure (like Principal Osgood Conklin in Our Miss Brooks). This extensive collection contains some of the best of Gale Gordon's prolific old time radio show performances from all various series from 1932 - 1956.
161 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Gene Autry

One of the original and most successful of the movie’s singing cowboys, Gene Autry successfully made the radio waves as much of a home as the welcoming bunkhouse on the Melody Ranch.
127 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ginger Rogers

Dancer, actress, and comedienne, Ginger Rogers graced screen, stage and radio in a career that spanned 50 years.
30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gordon MacRae

this epic collection follows the man blessed with a golden voice, Gordon MacRae including The Railroad Hour, Texaco Star, Gulf Spray and his guest appearances on various shows. Update: additional 80+ Railroad Hour recordings
290 9
Add To Cart: $35.00

Grace Kelly

Known for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock films, Grace Kelly later married Prince Rainier III and became Princess of Monaco.
4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry did not quite invent Country and Western Music, but it did bring it to the ears of many Americans who may not have heard it otherwise. Update: additional episodes
337 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

Grantland Rice

one of the best known sports writers: his expressive writing helped to raise sports players to heroic status, often comparing the challenges of sports to mythic stories and the greater human condition.
52 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Great Gildersleeve

Enjoy the hijinks of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve and his family in this classic sit-com. Update: additional recordings and sound quality improvements
528 11
Add To Cart: $55.00

Greatest Story Ever Told

Just like the 1965 movie with the same name, The Greatest Story Ever Told featured events from the life of Jesus Christ as told in the Gospels.
41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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