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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
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$4.50

Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend." Update: additional episodes

38 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Frontier Gentleman

42 Episodes
1 Volume
A Western for grownups starring John Dehner: Frontier Gentleman follows the adventures of an upper-crust Brit on the rough and tumble Western Frontier.

42 1
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$4.50

Gone Fishing

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab your reel and bait your hook, because it's time to go fishing with some of the most hilarious fishing shows on old time radio!

48 1
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$4.50

Henry Morgan

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Henry Morgan was a professional humorist, but network executives and his sponsors would argue that his business was making their lives miserable. Fans tuned in to hear what he had to say, and that is what kept him on the air.

30 1
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$4.50

Horror Listener Favorites

28 Episodes
1 Volume
For many listeners, radio was at its finest when they listened late at night, hiding under the sheets, hoping that the monsters wouldn't get them! Relive the days and nights of radio horror with these Horror Listener Favorites.

28 1
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$4.50

Luke Slaughter

16 Episodes
1 Volume
When hard-boiled detectives were the kings of the airwaves, Luke Slaughter was a hard-boiled cowboy.

16 1
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$4.50

Metropolitan Opera

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

23 1
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$4.50

People Are Funny

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Art Linkletter, stunts on this old time radio program continued to get more and more outrageous (and funny) as the show continued its 18 year run. Update: additional recordings

34 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
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$4.50

Railroad Recordings

121 Episodes
1 Volume
Choo-choo-choose this Collection of Truly Train Inspired Entertainment--An OTRCAT exclusive!

121 1
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$4.50

Steve Allen Show

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

15 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$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
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$4.50

Softboiled Detectives

54 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT Original collection, a softboiled detective or classic detective uses more brain less brawn to solve the most baffling of crime.

54 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Western Adventures with Historical Figures

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio's favorite western heroes meet real western historical figures like Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, even a young Teddy Roosevelt.

19 1
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$4.50

Western Sampler

74 Episodes
1 Volume
Yee-haw! OTRCAT.com's exclusive Western Sampler gathers the best of the western adventure and drama old time radio shows from American Adventure to Wild Bill Hickok.

74 1
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$4.50

Western Musical Sampler

87 Episodes
1 Volume
Included in the Western Music Collection is a sampling of the very best western and country old time radio music shows -- from hillbilly twangs to Texas swing.

87 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Comedy Couples

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Married couple comedy was a mainstay of old time radio programming. This original OTRCAT.com compilation features all your favorite couples to laugh at and with including Burns and Allen, Ozzie and Harriet, Phil Harris and Alice Faye and many more funny duos.

44 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Poker and Gambling

33 Episodes
1 Volume
We bet an arm and a leg you will enjoy this jackpot of gambling and poker themed old time radio shows.

33 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Indictment

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Assistant District Attorney Edward McCormick directs the investigations of tough criminal cases in Indictment, a 1950s courtroom drama.

4 1
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$4.50

Haunted House

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Haunted houses are a common theme in horror old time radio shows.Radio is the perfect medium for a good haunting story because not seeing the ghost is almost equally as frightening as seeing one.

44 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Real McCoys

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

3 1
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$4.50

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
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$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
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$4.50

Country Music Time (Airforce)

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Breaking the Sound Barrier, Working at the boundaries of Space, Tending America's Nuclear Arsenal, and enjoying driving fiddles and pedal steel Guitars?It all works together with great Nashville music brought to us by your Local Air Force Recruiter. Update: additional episodes

33 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$2.50

Christmas Mystery

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Who says the Mysteries of the Season shouldn't make your hair stand on end?

22 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Burlesque

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.

28 1
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$4.50

Aldous Huxley

9 Episodes
1 Volume
English writer best know for his dystopian novel "Brave New World" written in 1931.

9 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Ernie Kovacs

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Comedian and avid cigar smoker, Ernie Kovacs ad-libbed and uninhibited style changed the face of comedy. Update: 3 additional recordings

19 1
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$4.50

Joan Bennett

35 Episodes
1 Volume
With her first appearance in film at the age of six, Joan Bennett moved to Hollywood to star in 1929 Bulldog Drummond.

35 1
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$4.50

Hour of Decision

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Called "the Pastor to Presidents", Reverend Dr. Billy Graham leads this radio show 30 minutes music and revival.

4 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Frances Farmer

4 Episodes
1 Volume
A feisty leading lady who's career was cut short due to the politics of the studio system and her personal shortcomings.

4 1
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$4.50

Art Linkletter

51 Episodes
1 Volume
His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend.

51 1
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$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
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$4.50

Alaska Old Time Radio

42 Episodes
1 Volume
The Forty-ninth State is "the Last Frontier" and is legendary for its wealth, ruggedness, extreme weather, and most of all for its vastness.

42 1
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$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
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$4.50

1959

44 Episodes
1 Volume
From the Red Scare to the Space Race, Alaska and Hawaii entered the Union and music died when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper died in a fatal airplane crash.

44 1
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$4.50

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
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$4.50

Marsha Hunt

21 Episodes
1 Volume
After taking Hollywood by storm, Marsha Hunt traveled to Washington DC with members of the Committee for the First Amendment in support of the Hollywood Ten, resulting in her being Blacklisted, but she went on to become an untiring crusader for human rights.

21 1
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$4.50

Back To School

17 Episodes
1 Volume
The beginning of the school year is an excited time for the characters in old time radio comedies and dramas.

17 1
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$4.50

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
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$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
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$4.50

Agnes Moorehead

78 Episodes
2 Volume
Known as "The Lavender Lady", Agnes Moorehead had a long life in the entertainment industry. Best known as a mystery and suspense performer on the radio. Her best known work was with Orson Welles on Mercury Theater, but she also played the lead role in Sorry Wrong Number. Television audiences will remember her as the mother-in-law from Bewitched, but also appeared in Citizen Kane, The Twilight Zone, and many others.

78 2
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$9.00

Best of Suspense

104 Episodes
2 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Suspense Episodes! Update: new volume 2

104 2
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$9.00

Boo Broadcasts (Ghost Stories)

104 Episodes
2 Volume
Spooky Shows featuring Ghosts!

104 2
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$9.00

Detective Collection

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

119 2
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$9.00

FBI In Peace and War

100 Episodes
2 Volume
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. Update: additional episode

100 2
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$9.00

Have Gun Will Travel

109 Episodes
2 Volume
Stories revolved around gun-for-hire with principles, Paladin. Played on the radio by John Dehner, Paladin preferred to try to work out problems without violence if possible, he worked for people who he felt were wronged and could pay. Update: sound upgrades

109 2
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$9.00

Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

100 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the greatest American journalists in broadcast history, he pioneered the reporter on the scene reporting during WWII. Update: additional recordings

100 2
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$9.00

Life with the Lyons

117 Episodes
2 Volume
A real life family starring in a situation comedy as themselves. That was the concept behind Life With the Lyons.

117 2
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$9.00

Turn Back the Clock

67 Episodes
2 Volume
Thought to be one of the earliest programs to combine recorded music with spoken commentary with musical couple Andy and Virginia. Update: 64 additional broadcasts

67 2
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$4.50

Unit 99

42 Episodes
2 Volume
Real-Action Police Stories of the Sacramento Police Department!

42 2
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$9.00

Vincent Price

123 Episodes
2 Volume
From The Saint to the Thriller, enjoy one of radio and films great scary men! Update: additional episodes of THE SAINT

123 2
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$9.00

X Minus One

127 Episodes
2 Volume
X Minus One was a science fiction series that was an extension, or revival, of the earlier science fiction series, Dimension X. Both shows are remembered for bringing really first rate science fiction to the air by such authors as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.

127 2
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$9.00

Comedy Collection

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

113 2
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$9.00

Heartbeat Theater

83 Episodes
2 Volume
sponsored by the Salvation Army, gives dramatic accounts of regular people helping others through illness, tragedy, and heartbreak.Episodes illustrate problems can be solved with faith, optimism, and the help of good Samaritans.

83 2
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$9.00

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
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$9.00

Cowboys, Rodeos, and Western Roundups

90 Episodes
2 Volume
this original OTRCAT collection features the best of the west: radio adaptations of great western films, comedy parodies, Captain Midnight herding cattle with an airplane, The Saint guarding a real Cowboy and more!

90 2
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$9.00

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
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$9.00

Comedians in Suspense (Scared Silly Jokesters)

65 Episodes
2 Volume
An OTRCAT original compilation: Hear your favorite comedians including Lucille Ball, Desi Arnez, Ozzie & Harriet, Jack Benny, Bob Hope and more in ways that you would never expect!

65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
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$9.00

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
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$9.00

Time Travelers in Old Time Radio

59 Episodes
2 Volume
In time travel there are voyages to the future, travels to the past, and strange visitors from the future coming to our present time in this original collection. Update: additional episodes

59 2
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$9.00

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
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$9.00

Venom Creepy Crawlies Sea Monsters and Nasties

100 Episodes
2 Volume
Get ready to squirm in your seat with this collection of slither snake, crawling curiosities, and monsters from the deep.

100 2
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$9.00

Adolphe Menjou

52 Episodes
2 Volume
Known as a suave and debonair ladies man, Adolphe Menjou's career spanned both silent films and talkies.

52 2
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$4.50

Television and TV

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

90 2
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$9.00

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
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$9.00

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
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$9.00

Gang Busters

114 Episodes
3 Volume
This "best remembered" of all the crime stoppers shows was billed as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." Update: 22 additional episodes.

114 3
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$13.50

July 4th

127 Episodes
3 Volume
Enjoy July 4th broadcasts from radio past. Update: additional episodes

127 3
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$13.50

Monsters

186 Episodes
3 Volume
Now even More Jekyll and Hyde, Werewolves, Zombies, Hobgoblins!

186 3
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$13.50

Sports and Baseball Broadcasts

67 Episodes
3 Volume
These games were played decades ago, so you could look up the stats, but that would not be as much fun as watching them on the radio!

67 3
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$13.50

Thanksgiving

152 Episodes
3 Volume
This festive collection contains thirty hours of Thanksgiving-themed episodes from a variety of old time radio series. Primarily comedy and variety shows (and a few detective series), the shows are bound to keep you in the mood for Thanksgiving cheer! Update: additional recordings

152 3
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$13.50

Voices of Johnny Dollar

157 Episodes
3 Volume
Eight actors took the title role of Johnny Dollar over the years and each brought their own touches to the character. This is a sample of their work on the Johnny Dollar old time radio show.

157 3
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$13.50

Holiday Inn

119 Episodes
3 Volume
You don't need a Three Day Weekend to enjoy the shows in Our Holiday Inn Collection (but it night take that long to hear them all!)

119 3
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$13.50

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
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$13.50

Meet the Press

128 Episodes
3 Volume
an excellent interview program featuring top makers and shakers of the day being put under the microscope and asked tough questions.

128 3
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$13.50
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