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You Bet Your Life

177 Episodes
4 Volume
(update) with 46 additional recordings, enjoy this hilarious American quiz old time radio show host by famed funny man Groucho Marx schmoozing with regular folks and announcer, straightman George Fenneman.

177 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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
Add To Cart: $10.00

William Conrad

408 Episodes
7 Volume
With a baritone delivery that was as big as his girth, William Conrad was a classic example of an actor who had the looks for Radio. Although he was too big to get the part when many of his shows went to the small screen, he was one of the busiest actors in Radio, often appearing 3-4 times a week.

408 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Willard Waterman

273 Episodes
7 Volume
A veritable jack of all trades on the radio, Willard Waterman starred in The Whistler, The Lux Radio Theater, and Amos And Andy, later he starred as the leading role The Great Gildersleeve after Harold Peary left the program.

273 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
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

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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Weather Collection

110 Episodes
3 Volume
all shows have extreme weather from snow storms to hurricanes as a central plot device in the story line.

110 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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
Add To Cart: $15.00

Virginia Gregg

391 Episodes
5 Volume
Virginia Gregg had a long and varied career on the airwaves throughout the history of old time radio. She working with such radio greats as Jack Webb, Elliott Lewis, Hans Conried, Gerald Mohr, and Bob Bailey. Some have called her the female equivalent to William Conrad and during her heyday she appeared multiple times a week on the airwaves sometimes appearing on more than one show a day!

391 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

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
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $10.00

Unit 99

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

42 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
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

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
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $15.00

Television and TV

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

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Suspense

1008 Episodes
20 Volume
SUSPENSE is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent! Update: 50 new episodes and better sound quality

1008 20
Add To Cart: $100.00

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
Add To Cart: $10.00

Steve Allen Show

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

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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
Add To Cart: $15.00

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
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

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

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

Richard Crenna

267 Episodes
6 Volume
With more than 60 years in show business, Richard Crenna co-starred in various roles in film, radio, and television.

267 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

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

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

Raymond Burr

125 Episodes
3 Volume
best known from television's Perry Mason, Raymond Burr starred in Dragnet, Fort Laramie, and Pat Novak for Hire. Update: additional recording

125 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Railroad Recordings

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

121 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

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
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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Paula Winslowe

354 Episodes
8 Volume
After making the leap from silent films to speaking films, Paula Winslowe debuted on radio on Dec. 30, 1936.

354 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

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 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

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

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

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

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

One Night Stand

195 Episodes
4 Volume
With such greats as Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, One Night Stand was a popular musical program that lasted for over two decades on the radio.

195 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

One Mans Family

395 Episodes
5 Volume
A sweeping saga of One Man’s Family, this serial from the creator of I Love a Mystery, Carlton E. Morse, ran for 27 years, and follows the Barbour family patriarch from San Francisco stock broker to grandfather and beyond. Update: 2 additional rare American Family Saga recordings on Volume 5

395 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

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

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

Monsters

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

186 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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

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

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

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
Add To Cart: $15.00

Marx Brothers

294 Episodes
8 Volume
Possibly the funniest brothers to ever tread the Vaudeville stage, the Marx Brothers are American Icons. Even Harpo gets laughs on the Radio!

294 8
Add To Cart: $40.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Marriages in Disaster

213 Episodes
5 Volume
Featuring shows from all genres, this collections of marriage and weddings in old time radio will give new meaning to "To death do us part"

213 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

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

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

Lurene Tuttle

601 Episodes
13 Volume
Her most memorable roles include Effie Perrine, Sam Spade's secretary, as Marjorie, The Great Gildersleeve's teenage niece as well as Suspense, Mystery House, Twelve Players, Theatre of Romance, Hollywood Star Time, Strange Wills, Maxwell House Coffee Time, Lights Out, Rogue's Gallery

601 13
Add To Cart: $65.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

Legal Dramas

279 Episodes
6 Volume
This original collection includes old time radio shows about law enforcers, law breakers, lawyers, and a "lawt" of good legal drama.

279 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

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

Larry Dobkin

746 Episodes
15 Volume
He worked in a number of radio shows but seemed to shine is Western Radio like Fort Laramie, Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, Frontier Gentleman, and Have Gun – Will Travel.

746 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

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

July 4th

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

127 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Jokes and Pranks Bundle

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

991 16
Add To Cart: $60.00

Johnny Dollar (Yours Truly Johnny Dollar)

741 Episodes
12 Volume
"The freelance investigator with the action-packed expense account" was one of the best and final old time radio detective series of the golden age of radio.

741 12
Add To Cart: $60.00

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

John Dehner

406 Episodes
7 Volume
The famous voice behind the bad guy on Gunsmoke and the good guy, Paladin, on Have Gun, Will Travel, and various guys on Suspense, John Dehner appeared in some of the greatest radio shows of yesteryear. Update: Have Gun Will Travel added

406 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $15.00

Highway of Horrors

119 Episodes
3 Volume
This compilation of spooky tales of freaky freeways, rocky roads, and terror on the turnpikes, this collection is filled with murderers, joyriders, hitchhikers, and kidnapping from Inner Sanctum, X Minus One, Big Town, Dragnet, Suspense, and more.

119 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $10.00

Hawaii Old Time Radio Shows

290 Episodes
7 Volume
Aloha! This collection includes old time radio shows from all genres from ting-ting steel guitar music to epic Hawaiian Adventure and detective stories to supernatural Tiki tales. Update: 37 episodes-new volume#7

290 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

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
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Gunsmoke

510 Episodes
7 Volume
(update) with 18 new episodes and many sound upgrades, this series is considered by many to be the greatest classic radio show of all time. William Conrad is Matt Dillon in this classic western old time radio show.

510 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Guest Star Radio

386 Episodes
4 Volume
Produced by the U.S. Treasury Department in the 1940-50s as a public service program, Guest Star Radio features a different top-name "guest star" (singer, actor, comedian) each week to promote the sales of savings bonds. Update: additional recordings

386 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Groucho Marx

271 Episodes
6 Volume
Part of the Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx was best known for his greasepaint mustache, cigar, and quick wit. He later branched out to host quiz old time radio show "You Bet Your Life."

271 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Grand Ole Opry

337 Episodes
8 Volume
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

Gordon MacRae

290 Episodes
9 Volume
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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $15.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Frank Lovejoy

228 Episodes
5 Volume
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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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