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Ben Bernie

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The old Maestro" was known for his entertaining patter more than his violin playing and a "feud" with his good friend Walter Winchell. A musical genius from a very young age, he was the youngest violinist the play Carnegie Hall at age of thirteen. Update: 19 additional recordings

18 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

Melody Ranch

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

82 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Miriam Wolfe

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's Favorite Cackling Witch in an Assortment of Shows!

39 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

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
$9.00

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
$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

Ned Wever

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Though most may remember him for his supportive rolls on television and film, Wever was a multi-talented performer and lyricist who contributed to the success of the some of the biggest names in music.

23 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

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

Lawrence Welk

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Accordion player extraordinaire and bandleader who specialized in the Sweet Jazz music which was better to dance to when you were trying to hold your best girl a little closer.

23 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

Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt

13 Episodes
1 Volume
these classic theater performers careers spanned four decades.With celebrate wit and timing, they were best know for roles in high comedy.

13 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

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

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
$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

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

Random Rarities 12

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Randomer and Rarer than before, enjoy these old time radio rarities from the lost vaults of time.

46 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

Jokes and Pranks Bundle

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

991 16
Add To Cart: $60.00
$48.00

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

Don Ameche

97 Episodes
3 Volume
Known for his work on film, television, and radio, Don Ameche is a household name.

97 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Ruby Dee

10 Episodes
1 Volume
A Champion of Human Rights, Shakespearean leading lady, actress, and old time radio performer, Ruby Dee has a long history in the American spotlight.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

John Cheever

2 Episodes
1 Volume
One of America's great short stories artists, John Cheever often referred to as "the Chekov of the suburbs."

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Christmas Bundle

662 Episodes
21 Volume
over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!

662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00
$63.00

Frank Lloyd Wright

6 Episodes
1 Volume
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
$4.50

Ben Gage

6 Episodes
1 Volume
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
$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

Knitting Collection

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Knitting in variety and comedy old time radio shows like Fibber McGee and Molly and more that will have you in stitches!

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

Nelson Eddy

82 Episodes
3 Volume
Born into a musical family, Nelson Eddy had over 600 radio appearances in his career and made many musical films with Jeanette MacDonald.

82 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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

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
$18.00

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

Math in OTR

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Math is the universal language, but it will never be able to express the wide range of emotion and fun we find in Old Time Radio.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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

Charlie Barnet

29 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the Jazzmen who embodied the joy of the Jazz world was saxophonist and bandleader Charlie Barnet.

29 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
$18.00

Civil Rights Racism Discrimination and Prejudice in Old Time Radio

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio not only recorded the progress of equality as it was happening, but it was a tool for bringing progress about.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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

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

Depressed and Moping

13 Episodes
1 Volume
The blues hits your favorite stars who turn to their friends and family to help.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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

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
$4.50

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

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
$4.50

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
$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

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

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
$13.50

Taxidermy and Morgues

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether hero or villain, victor or victim, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, everyone dies. An OTRCAT.com original compilation.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$4.50

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
$4.50

Jeffrey Silver

91 Episodes
2 Volume
While on vacation from Cleveland, Jeffrey Silver made a few radio auditions just for fun, and wound up as a young, professional, Hollywood radio actor.

91 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

American Adventure

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

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Edward G Robinson

47 Episodes
1 Volume
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
$4.50

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
$4.50

Phil Baker

30 Episodes
1 Volume
His earliest stage successes were in Boston area amateur shows, but he is best known on radio for hosting Take It Or Leave It, which eventually became The $64 Question. Guest Appearances by the Zany Baker and his Feisty Heckler! Update: additional broadcasts

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Grantland Rice

52 Episodes
2 Volume
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

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
$4.50

NBC Bandstand

7 Episodes
1 Volume
is a easy old time radio music show with pop tunes and simple banter with host and guests Art Flanagan, Tommy Mercer, Guy Mitchell, Art Mooney, and Sammy Kaye.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$18.00

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
$4.50

Christmas Dramas

65 Episodes
2 Volume
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
$9.00

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
$24.00

Jimmie Fidlers Hollywood

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Gossip columnist known for tattling on the stars about their tantrums, foibles, affairs, births and divorces.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Time for beer, pretzels, and Wednesday Night Fights!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Jill Corey Sings

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The youngest singer to appear at the Copa Cabana nightclub and worked with Garroway on TV, Jill Corey became a regular on Johhny Carson's CBS comedy/variety show from California in 1956. She had a number of hit recordings as well as a starring in a few syndicated radio programs. Update: 16 additional broadcasts

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$9.00

High Moment

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show from 1950s dramatizes real life events by real life individuals working to make America a better place.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$13.50

Legal Comedies

123 Episodes
3 Volume
laugh merchants (Amos and Andy, Fred Allen, Jack Benny, & more!) are up to their old tricks when the face off with Lady Justice.

123 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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
$20.00

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
$4.50

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
$64.00

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
$20.00

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
$72.00

Hysterics in Old Time Radio

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Hysteria and other psychological conditions made great story material for the anthology old time radio programs of the 40s and early 50s.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Jeanette Nolan

399 Episodes
8 Volume
She was one of radio's busiest stars, with regular appearances on Lux Radio Theater, Cavalcade of America, The Great Gildersleeve, Young Doctor Malone, Let George Do It, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar and Suspense.

399 8
Add To Cart: $40.00
$32.00

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
$28.00

Les Tremayne

103 Episodes
3 Volume
Beginning in 1931 he played "heavies" on a number of local melodramas, but in 1934 he was allowed to stretch his talents as the leading man in The Romance of Helen Trent.

103 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Eddie Fisher

127 Episodes
3 Volume
A heart-throb crooner who sang into the heart of women everywhere beginning with his big win on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. Update: 8 additional recordings

127 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Meet Corliss Archer

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Sometimes a teenage daughter can seem like nature's way of getting revenge on a successful man. Discover how Harry Archer deals with the world when you Meet Corliss Archer.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Mickey Rooney

57 Episodes
2 Volume
Enjoy one of the funniest fellows in show business with his very own collection!

57 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Werewolves in Old Time Radio

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Legends of shape-shifting wolf men have been around since ancient times, these old time radio shows include werewolves and the ferocity of their attacks.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Official Detective

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This classic old time radio police drama features a crime from the start to finish: from a drunk accused of murder to bride that murders her groom after discovering that he married her for her money. Even spinsters are unsafe at the hands of madmen and murderers! Update: additional episodes

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50
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