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Academy Awards Shows

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Authors Collection

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Baseball in Old Time Radio

39 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection is full of fun and varied shows from all different series with a baseball themed episodes. Update: additional episodes

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Boris Karloff

71 Episodes
1 Volume
(updated) with a few additional rare recordings! Best known for his roles in horror films, Boris Karloff was billed as "Karloff the Uncanny."

71 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Drug Store

24 Episodes
1 Volume
From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Edgar Allan Poe

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Macabre Tales from the Spookiest Favorite American Author

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Exploring Tomorrow

22 Episodes
1 Volume
(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

Greta Garbo

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as a Swedish silent screen icon, Greta Garbo stunned the world when talkies took over the silver screen.

6 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

Metropolitan Opera

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Vintage Opera collection is sure to Delight all Fine Music Fans!

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Perry Como

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Long Awaited collection Featuring the Delightful Musical and Comedy Star in Guest Performances!

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Radio Readers Digest

79 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by the makers of Hallmark Cards, Radio Reader's Digest brought a delightful collection of short stories to the air, highlighting the American way of life.

79 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 05

49 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rarities Adventure Detective

73 Episodes
1 Volume
There were a lot of great programs that never got a green light for full scale production or where all but one of two episodes have been lost. This collection is of detective and adventure show rarities.

73 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Recollections at Thirty

41 Episodes
1 Volume
The OTR era ended in 1962 when Suspence went off the air, but NBC was already looking back nostalgically to 1930’s programing in the mid-50’s with Recollections at Thirty.

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Reptiles Birds Four Legged

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Life would be so much easier if all the creatures that walked around on four legs were as cute and cuddly as kittens and bunnies, this collection covers those who are not.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

St Patricks Day

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the Rainbow to this pot o'gold of Radio Shows!

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Science Fiction Listener Favorites

71 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio may be the best medium for telling Science Fiction tales. Here is a collection of listeners' favorite broadcasts.

71 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sleep No More

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Performed by a single actor reading a story instead of a full cast, the selections are scary enough to ensure that you will Sleep No More. Update: sound upgrades

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Steve Allen Show

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work! Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tax Time

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Will Rogers said that the difference between Death and Taxes is that Death doesn't get worse every time Congress is in session! Here is something to enjoy until your Refund check arrives.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

True Detective Mysteries

14 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) True Detective Mysteries radio series was based on the "True Detective magazine. Later it was sponsored by Listerine and Oh Henry Candy, but kept the same name. Each week the show presented the "case history of an actual crime. Many were told from the criminal's point of view.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cary Grant

38 Episodes
1 Volume
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

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

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

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

John Barrymore

21 Episodes
1 Volume
had a classic look earning him the nickname "The Great Profile." He was best known as a Shakespearean stage actor, in particular for his performances in Hamlet and Richard III. Barrymore moved his focus to silent film and later appeared in various old time radio shows. Update: additional recordings

21 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

Marian Anderson

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Famed African-American contralto, conductor Arturo Toscanini said she had a voice "heard once in a hundred years."

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Robots in OTR

27 Episodes
1 Volume
"You see what happens when fools play with science!" this collection contains the best science fiction old time radio episodes featuring robots.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Science Fiction Authors

65 Episodes
1 Volume
During the golden age of science fiction, there was a successful relationship between old time radio shows and authors with numerous adaptations of science fiction stories.

65 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

Joe Penner

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his zany antics and slapstick comedy, Joe Penner kept audiences laughing during the Depression years. He was the "it-man" of radio comedy when the nation needed laugher.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Clowns in OTR

44 Episodes
1 Volume
This multi-genre collection includes clowns that make you laugh, clowns that make you cry, and clowns that make you scream.

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Life of Bliss

17 Episodes
1 Volume
written to be a light-hearted and simple comedy, this British comedy show became a hit around the world.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Golf

44 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring golf-themed old time radio shows from a variety of genres including comedy, drama, and even science fiction. Broadcasts from Bill Stern, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Phil Harris, and even Charlie McCarthy!

44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dogs in OTR

53 Episodes
1 Volume
A downright doggone good collection of canine-themed shows from the friendly mutt to the scary werewolf.

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Kentucky Derby Recordings (Horse Racing)

51 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Close your eyes and imagine big hats and drinking Mint Juleps and as the horses run for the Roses during The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports - the Kentucky Derby!

51 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Halloween Variety and Specials

30 Episodes
1 Volume
This Halloween remember the gh'oul times with Henry Aldrich, Jack Benny, and all your comedic friends on their Halloween radio specials.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

John Dickson Carr

42 Episodes
1 Volume
Mystery writer extraordinaire John Dickson Carr was a prolific writer during the golden age of detective mysteries in the 1930s. He is considered a master of "locked room mysteries" stories that required complex logic to solve because on the surface they seemed unsolvable.

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

1957

36 Episodes
1 Volume
The "Baby Boom" reached his highest point, the Soviets launch Sputnik 1, and the "Little Rock Nine" fought against segregation.

36 1
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Real McCoys

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the hilarious hijinks ensue when an Appalachian family moves to California in The Real McCoys.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Random Rarities 19

45 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a new collection of Rare Programs which will not fit in another category but are too important and entertaining not to be released in a collection.

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Country Hoedown (Navy)

47 Episodes
1 Volume
Terrific Country and Western Music from the Golden Age. While you're listening, consider a career in the Modern US Navy. Update: additional recordings

47 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

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

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

Case For Dr Morelle

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Dr. Morelle is a brilliant criminal psychologist with an attitude. He is a detective you will love to hate.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Football Recordings

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Gridiron goes on air, there is plenty of drama in our Football Collection for fans of football and Old Time Radio. Inspiring memories of frosty autumn afternoons in the stands, these broadcasts of classic Football games are almost as good as being there. Go Team!

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Western Christmas

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Santa's ridin' in dem doggies with a sack full of old time radio goodies set in the wild west. Ho Ho Yeeha! Update: additional episodes

23 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

Tales Of The Frightened

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy Boris Karloff at his frightening best!

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Educating Archie

13 Episodes
1 Volume
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

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

Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts

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

3 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

Mary Margaret McBride

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Mary Margaret McBride was known for treating her interviewees as a friends asking engaging and insightful questions

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

John Michael Hayes

27 Episodes
1 Volume
best known as the screenwriter for several big Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and To Catch a Thief. John Michael Hayes also wrote for old time radio shows such as Escape, Sam Spade, Night Beat, Suspense and more!

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Stars of Jazz

2 Episodes
1 Volume
AFRS music program gives listeners an education and appreciation in the American art form of Jazz music

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Harold Huber

29 Episodes
1 Volume
prolific radio actor and film character actor, Harold Huber was best known on radio portraying Agatha Christie's Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 10

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Rambling, random radio shows radically reaped from the rabbit hole of radio.

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hypnotism

42 Episodes
1 Volume
From all genres of radio, old time radio hypnotists use their tricks for good and evil in this fun new collection... "You will enjoy this collection of radio shows..."

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jessica Dragonette

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as early radio's "Star of Stars", the "Princess of Song", "Sweetheart of the Air" and "Queen of Radio", this diminutive soprano was one of the most popular voices in the early days of radio. Update: additional broadcast, rare interview

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Lucille Fletcher

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Writer of acclaimed old time radio show "Sorry Wrong Number", "The Hitchhiker", and many more.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Shirley Temple

23 Episodes
1 Volume
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called Shirley Temple "Little Miss Miracle" for bringing up the country's morale during the Great Depression with her bouncing curls, dancing maryjane shoes, and sweetheart persona.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Stars for Defense

13 Episodes
1 Volume
created by Federal Civil Defense Administration as a public service program to be broadcast by participating radio stations throughout the country with music and practical advice for Americans fearful of an impending attack during the Cold War. Update: sound upgrades

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gloria Swanson

10 Episodes
1 Volume
If there ever was a grande dame of Hollywood, it would have been Gloria Swanson.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Rare News and Current Event Shows

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio News shows are give modern listeners a peek into the major world events of yesteryear. Update: additional recordings

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Breakfast Recordings

41 Episodes
1 Volume
From comedy to cereal serials, this compilation features radio shows from a wide variety of radio programs that are sure to start your day with a stomach full of food and a belly full of laughs.

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ethel Merman

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as the "First Lady of the musical comedy stage", Ethel Merman was a force of nature with a booming voice and a magnetic stage and screen presence.

15 1
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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
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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

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

H.G. Wells

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The stories of H.G. Wells approach the future from a slightly different angle, Wells wrote less about wondrous devices and more about the future of people.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 18

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Now in our eighteenth edition, our Random Rarities are getting more rare and much, much more random!

50 1
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Elizabeth Taylor

11 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most popular stars in classic films, all eyes were on her violet eyes through her lucrative career in show business.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rock Hudson

4 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most handsome men in Hollywood and he was a leading in romantic comedies.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Irving Berlin

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, much of his music was used in many films are considered classics.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Martha Raye

36 Episodes
1 Volume
She began her entertainment career at the age of three, she later became a popular guest on variety show and on the nightclub circuit.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Pearl Harbor News

27 Episodes
1 Volume
News of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 was spread around the globe due to the miracle of radio.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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
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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
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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

Psychics Mentalists and Fortune Tellers

54 Episodes
1 Volume
The ancient art of astrology is an example of sign reading, as are palmistry, tea leaf reading, tarot cards, and numerology. We predict you will enjoy these radio shows.

54 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Random Rarities 21

69 Episodes
1 Volume
Random and rare old time radio collection from from the great, dusty vaults of radio shows.

69 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
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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
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Meditation in OTR

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Meditation and contemplation in old time radio shows and news stories.

5 1
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1958

29 Episodes
1 Volume
The year of the first American Satellite Explorer 1 launched, the Hula Hoop craze, the army inducts Elvis, 14 year old Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship, and 1958 also saw the debut of Have Gun Will Travel.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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