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OTRCAT SAMPLER 06

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 Kitty Keen and It’s a Crime Mr. Collins.

100 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

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

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
$4.50

Christmas Bundle

662 Episodes
21 Volume
over 600 classic christmas broadcasts!

662 21
Add To Cart: $105.00
$63.00

Rosemary Clooney

275 Episodes
6 Volume
Singer and actress, she got the attention of Americans with the song "Come On-a My House" and won their hearts with Bing Crosby in White Christmas.

275 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
$24.00

Bing Christmas

41 Episodes
1 Volume
For many of us, the real signal that the Christmas Season has begun is hearing Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" on the radio.

41 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

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
$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

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

1961

23 Episodes
1 Volume
John F Kennedy's inauguration in January brought in the year 1961, the Berlin Wall was built, the Bay of Pigs was an international disaster, America officially enters the Vietnam War, and Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Graduation

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Celebrate moving from the world of school into the world of work is a big step with old time radio and historical recordings.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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

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
$28.00

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

Orbit One Zero

6 Episodes
1 Volume
In this science fiction broadcast from 1961, Orbit One Zero explores mysterious transmissions form space and implications of the atomic age.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ed Sullivan

15 Episodes
1 Volume
His name is a fixture of American lexicon, Ed Sullivan had a long career on radio in sports and entertainment reporting.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Macabre

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This well-done AFRS horror old time radio show is exceptionally frightening, many of the shows are based on novels or short stories.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Whispering Streets

43 Episodes
1 Volume
romantic soap-opera drama with a special twist:The stories are told in a somewhat serial format with the next week's story using a minor character's point of view. This old time radio series had multiple well-known hostesses/narrators throughout the show's run including Bette Davis.

43 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$9.00

People Youd Like To Know

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Find out more about the person behind the Hollywood star when journalist, Dorothy Kilgallen, tells you more about People You'd Like to Know.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Mitch Miller Show

3 Episodes
1 Volume
the man who helped shape the careers for Tony Bennett, Guy Mitchell, and Rosemary Clooney.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Christmas Mystery

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

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$9.00

Dorothy Kilgallen

23 Episodes
4 Volume
A journalist with an insatiable appetite to get the story, Dorothy Kilgallen was one of the most respected reporters of her time cracking stories.

23 4
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Presidential Campaigns 1892-1974

156 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes historic and entertaining campaign speeches from Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.

156 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Vaccines and Plagues

56 Episodes
1 Volume
Old time radio's take on plagues, vaccines, polio, and other illnesses featuring shows from all genres from comedy to drama to adventure. Update: additional broadcasts

56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

John F Kennedy

356 Episodes
4 Volume
Extensive collection of presidential speeches, recordings, and assassination coverage + transcripts, images and documents! Update: 7 additional speeches

356 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Reefer Madness

69 Episodes
1 Volume
It was obvious to anyone who looked that dope was going to be the scourge of youth. For proof, look no further than our Reefer Madness Collection.

69 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$20.00

Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show

222 Episodes
4 Volume
Pleasant daytime music and conversation from two of show biz's greatest talents.

222 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Random Rarities 06

59 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio including A & P Gypsies!

59 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$13.50

Get Rich Quick Schemes

96 Episodes
2 Volume
laugh along with Kingfish and other characters from old time radio shows are doing to earn easy money fast and quick.

96 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Voodoo in Old Time Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
different old time radio shows featuring Voodoo as a plot device for revenge, murder, and Voodoo doll shenanigans

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Apocalypse Bundle

304 Episodes
7 Volume
Survive in style the end of the world. It includes five of our favorite world's end collections!

304 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

Devils Demons Satan and Lucifer

109 Episodes
3 Volume
In this collection where the Devil himself actually shows up perhaps as a stand-ins for "the evil which lurks in the hearts of men."

109 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Fathers Day

64 Episodes
1 Volume
Dad says, "Forget the tie; I want the Father's Day Collection from OTRCAT.com!" Well kids, Father does know best.

64 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

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
$18.00

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
$13.50

Space Missions

489 Episodes
8 Volume
Hear in eight volumes coverage and actual broadcasts of America's early Space Missions, from Mercury through Apollo 15.

489 8
Add To Cart: $40.00
$32.00

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
$2.50

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
$60.00

Divas of Old Time Radio

984 Episodes
14 Volume
This expansive collection of old time radio shows and musical appearances spans the time period from the 1930s-1950s with the radio shows and guest appearances of some of the well-known and influential female singers of their time.

984 14
Add To Cart: $70.00
$56.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tallulah Bankhead

53 Episodes
2 Volume
known for her wild behavior and billed as the "the glamorous, unpredictable Tallulah Bankhead," this collection contains many of her rare guest appearances and The Big Show.

53 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

108 Episodes
3 Volume
Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment. Update: additional recording

108 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

Communists and Cold War

155 Episodes
4 Volume
This extensive collection includes radio shows, news broadcasts, psa's, and debates about The Red Scare, McCarthyism, and The Cold War which pervaded politics, cultures, life and more in second half the the 20th Century. Update: additional recordings

155 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
$18.00

Mandel Kramer

284 Episodes
7 Volume
A long-time member of the New York “Radio Row” players, Mandel Kramer may be best known among OTR fans as the last actor to play Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

284 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
$28.00

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
$9.00

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
$18.00

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
$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
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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
$28.00

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
$4.50

News Recordings 1960-1969

83 Episodes
2 Volume
The Sixties were a period of dramatic political and cultural change including JFK presidency and assassination, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King, and the Apollo Moon Landing.

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$13.50

Hardboiled Detectives

80 Episodes
2 Volume
An OTRCAT Original collection, a hard boiled detective can take a beating like a man and still have a snarky well-constructed comment. Weve collection the toughest detectives in this mean collection.

80 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Gothic Horror

52 Episodes
1 Volume
Creepy shows contrasting the innocent victims with the super evil villains find their home in the theater of the mind.

52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

DJ Madness

99 Episodes
2 Volume
The original Disc Jockeys from the Age of Radio bring you their best and greatest music from their era.

99 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

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
$4.50

Best of Horror and Mystery Bundle Pack

359 Episodes
9 Volume
We've handpicked the best of shows in some of the most popular horror and mystery series. Make a pot of Lipton Tea, we've got two new surprises for you. Update: Best of CBSRMT

359 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
$36.00

Apocalypse (End of the World)

103 Episodes
2 Volume
Duck and Cover, Plagues, Robot Attacks, Time Travel, Annihilation, Cold War Speeches, and more this OTRCAT original collection of tales about THE END OF THE WORLD!

103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Eternal Light

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

739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
$60.00

Atomic Radio

96 Episodes
2 Volume
OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings

96 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Jean Shepherd

432 Episodes
8 Volume
Before Ralphy and "A Christmas Story", Jean Shepherd told stories on the radio about being in the Army, life in the big city, and growing up in Hammond, Indiana.

432 8
Add To Cart: $40.00
$32.00

July 4th

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

127 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Bing Crosby

365 Episodes
3 Volume
Der Bingle was arguably the King of Radio. Other vaudeville stars made the transition to the airwaves as accomplished funnymen while Bing remained primarily a songman. He was also a crooner with a keen sense of comic timing and an uncanny ability to connect with audiences across the airwaves. He had plenty of success with his own programs like Kraft Music Hall, The Chesterfield Show, and Philco Radio Time, but he also made regular appearances on his friends' programs.

365 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$13.50

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
$4.50

Baseball and World Series Broadcasts

236 Episodes
9 Volume
This extensive collection has some great classic baseball recordings in radio history! Update: 4 new volumes include 40 additional game broadcasts

236 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
$36.00

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
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Best of Suspense

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

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$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
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Bob Bailey

770 Episodes
13 Volume
Everyone's favorite investigator in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Bailey starred in a number of tough guy detective old time radio shows.

770 13
Add To Cart: $65.00
$52.00

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
$32.00

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
$80.00

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
$28.00

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
$48.00