Old Time Radio Researchers Group

Inner Sanctum Mysteries - Single Episodes



INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were i…

Crime Classics - Single Episodes



CRIME CLASSICS Crime Classics came to CBS September 30, 1953 and was a neat little series of "true crime stories". This show…

Dark Fantasy - Single Episodes



DARK FANTASY Dark Fantasy was a short series with tales of the weird, adventures of the supernatural, created for you by Scott Bishop.…

Dragnet - Single Episodes



DRAGNET Dragnet, the brainchild of Jack Webb, may very well be the most well-remembered, and the best, radio police drama series. From Sept…

Suspense - Single Episodes



SUSPENSE SUSPENSE an introduction Copyright Jim Widner (jwidner@infinet.com) 18 Oct 1994 On September 30, 1962 a major milestone in radio…

Adventures of Philip Marlowe - Single Episodes



ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE Elements of mystery have always been represented in literature, but the detective story didn't arrive on the s…

American History Through The Eyes Of Radio - Single Episodes



AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE EYES OF RADIO Through the magic of radio this unique collection of shows captures American History like no oth…

Gunsmoke - Single Episodes



Gunsmoke is one of those long-running classic Old-Time Radio shows that everyone knows and remembers. It's also one that is still respected …

X Minus One - Single Episodes



X Minus One aired on NBC from 24 April 55 until 9 January 58 for a total of 124 episodes with one pilot or audition story. There was a reviv…

Dimension X - Single Episodes



DIMENSION X Dimension X was first heard on NBC April 8, 1950, and ran until September 29, 1951. Strange that so little good science fi…

Secrets of Scotland Yard - Single Episodes



SECRETS OF SCOTLAND YARD In an earlier time, just prior to and following the Second World War, the general public was fascinated by the sub…

The Mel Blanc Show - Single Episodes



THE MEL BLANC SHOW Mel Blanc's success on The Jack Benny Program led to his own radio show on the CBS Radio Network, The Mel Blanc Show, wh…

The Whistler - Single Episodes



THE WHISTLER You're walking alone on the street at night, but then you hear another set of footsteps and a haunting tune being whistled by …

New Adventures of Nero Wolfe - Single Episodes



THE NEW ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE Nero Wolfe first appeared on radio on July 5, 1943 on the NBC Blue Network in The Adventures Of Nero Wolfe…

The Sound of War - Single Episodes



THE SOUND OF WAR The Sound of War is an 18 episode collection. Jay Hickerson's "The Ultimate Guide to all Circulating Shows" stat…

The Black Museum - Single Episodes



THE BLACK MUSEUM Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime.…

Richard Diamond, Private Detective - Single Episodes



RICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE In 1945, Dick Powell portrayed Phillip Marlowe in the movie "Murder My Sweet" b…

Boston Blackie - Single Episodes



BOSTON BLACKIE Boston Blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law. As originally created by author Jack Boyle, h…

Cloak and Dagger - Single Episodes



CLOAK AND DAGGER Cloak and Dagger opened over the NBC network on May 7, 1950. It had a short run through the Summer on Sundays, c…

Crime Club - Single Episodes



CRIME CLUB The Crime Club aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System as a half-hour weekly radio series, beginning on December 2, 1946 and con…

Escape - Single Episodes



ESCAPE In the Golden Days of Radio, back in the 1930s to the 1950s, most popular radio series had a set time for going out each week. Occas…

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes



YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR For over twelve years, from 1949 through 1962 (including a one year hiatus in 1954-1955), this se…

CBS Radio Workshop - Single Episodes



CBS RADIO WORKSHOP CBS Radio Workshop was a revival of the Columbia Workshop of the late thirties. All 86 episodes survive today. The serie…

Fort Laramie - Single Episodes



FORT LARAMIE Fort Laramie opened with "Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga o…

Incredible, But True - Single Episodes



INCREDIBLE, BUT TRUE Program Format: Information/Entertainment Broadcast Years: 1950-1951 (Mutual) This series consisted of 15 mi…

The Six Shooter - Single Episodes



THE SIX SHOOTER The Six Shooter brought James Stewart to the NBC microphone on September 20, 1953, in a fine series of folksy Wes…

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator - Single Episodes



BARRIE CRAIG, CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATOR William Gargan, who also played the better known television (and radio) detective Martin Kane, was …

Chet Chetter's Tales from the Morgue - Single Episodes



CHET CHETTER'S TALES FROM THE MORGUE Chet Chetter's Tales from the Morgue is a series of short stories as told by …

Mystery House - Single Episodes



MYSTERY HOUSE Mystery House -- that strange publishing firm owned by Dan and Barbara Glenn -- where each new novel is acted out by the…

Box 13 - Single Episodes



BOX 13 "Adventure wanted -- will go anywhere, do anything -- Box 13." The premise of the program was that Dan Holiday was an…

An Evening With Groucho - Single Episodes



AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO An Evening with Groucho is a look at the life of Groucho Marx and the Marx Brothers, as told by Grou…

21st Precinct - Single Episodes



21st PRECINCT Broadcast from July 7th 1953 through November 1st 1956 on the CBS network. 21st Precinct was a very dramatic police drama. CB…

Frontier Fighters - Single Episodes



FRONTIER FIGHTERS This is not your typical western drama -- it is a series that will transport you back in time to the days of the wild, un…

Sealed Book - Single Episodes



THE SEALED BOOK The Sealed Book was a radio series of mystery and terror tales, produced and directed by Jock MacGregor for the Mutual netw…

Magic Island - Single Episodes



MAGIC ISLAND Magic Island was a syndicated serial that first aired sometime in 1936 and consisted of one hundred thirty 12-minute epis…

Old Gold Comedy Theater - Single Episodes



OLD GOLD COMEDY THEATER The Old Gold Comedy Theater aired over NBC for one season, from October 29, 1944 to June 10, 1945. The Lennen and M…

Let George Do It - Single Episodes



LET GEORGE DO IT Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as …

The Blue Beetle - Single Episodes



THE BLUE BEETLE The exploits of Dan Garrett, a rookie patrolman who, by wearing bullet-proof blue chain mail, transformed himself…

Casey, Crime Photographer - Single Episodes



CASEY, CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER This series went on the air on July 7, 1943 and lasted until April 22, 1955. A total of 431 episodes were broadca…

Frontier Town - Single Episodes



FRONTIER TOWN 1950-53, Syndicated Cast: Jeff Chandler as Chad Remington (through "Thunder over Texas", #23, 02/27/1953) Reed Hadl…

Rogue's Gallery - Single Episodes



ROGUE'S GALLERY Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private …

The Adventures of Frank Race - Single Episodes



THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK RACE Broadcast: May 1, 1949- February 19, 1950 (East Coast) and June 5, 1951- March 25, 1952 (West Coast), syndicat…

Philo Vance - Single Episodes



PHILO VANCE Philo Vance was the detective creation of S. S. Van Dine first published in the mid 1920s. Vance, in the original books, i…

Challenge of the Yukon - Single Episodes



CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger …

Broadway Is My Beat - Single Episodes



BROADWAY'S MY BEAT Broadway's My Beat, a radio crime drama, ran on CBS from February 27, 1949 to August 1, 1954. With music by Robert Strin…

The Strange Dr Weird - Single Episodes



THE STRANGE DR. WEIRD The Strange Dr. Weird was a radio program broadcast on Mutual from 1944 to 1945. Sponsored by Adam Hats, the drama is…

Stand By for Crime - Single Episodes



STAND BY FOR CRIME This show, from the early 1950s, is a good example of the true story style of delivery made popular in ra…

The Bing Crosby-Rosemary Clooney Show - Single Episodes



THE BING CROSBY - ROSEMARY CLOONEY SHOW In 1960, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney teamed together in The Bing Crosby - Rosemary Clooney Sho…

Ranger Bill - Single Episodes



"Ranger Bill, Warrior of the Woodland, struggling against extreme odds, traveling dangerous trails, fighting the many enemies of nature…

Matinee Theater - Single Episodes



MATINEE THEATER Matinee Theater represented a serious attempt by CBS to provide quality dramatic programming for its Sunday afternoon liste…

Planet Man - Single Episodes



PLANET MAN This is the fascinating story of Dantro, The Planet Man, troubleshooter for the League of Planets organization, the law enforcem…

Victor Borge Collection - Single Episodes



THE VICTOR BORGE COLLECTION Victor Borge Biography: Victor Borge was born in Copenhagen, Denmark January 3, 1909, the son of…

Police Reporter - Single Episodes



POLICE REPORTER Based on true crime stories, "The Police Reporter" was a fifteen minute dramatic series syndicated by Radio Relea…

Dr. Kildare - Single Episodes



DR. KILDARE Dr. Kildare was produced for syndication in 1949 at WMGM, New York. It was based on the popular Dr. Kildare movies of the …

Theater Five - Single Episodes



THEATER FIVE Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5…

Crime and Peter Chambers - Single Episodes



CRIME AND PETER CHAMBERS Crime and Peter Chambers, stared Dane Clark as a hard-hitting private eye that worked well the with police departm…

Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209 - Single Episodes



CANDY MATSON, YUKON 2-8209 Candy Matson was the private eye star of Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209, an NBC West Coast show which…

Can You Imagine That - Single Episodes



CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT Can You Imagine That is a show that features strange and surprising stories from newspaper columns from accross the co…

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons - Single Episodes



MR. KEEN, TRACER OF LOST PERSONS When Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons first debuted over the Blue Network on Octo…

The Devil and Mr. O - Single Episodes



THE DEVIL AND MR. O A transcribed syndication of original broadcasts from Lights Out. With its premiere on the nationwide NBC hookup in 1…

Luke Slaughter of Tombstone - Single Episodes



LUKE SLAUGHTER OF TOMBSTONE CBS started the year 1958 off with the introduction on January 1, 1958 of Frontier Gentleman. Th…

Lightning Jim - Single Episodes



LIGHTNING JIM This is the story of U.S. Marshal Lightning Jim Whipple, his trusty horse Thunder, and his deputy, Whitey Larson. The shows a…

Strange As It Seems - Single Episodes



STRANGE AS IT SEEMS Strange As It Seems was a radio program of strange and unusual tales about fantastic people and events, based on the da…

The Halls of Ivy - Single Episodes



THE HALLS OF IVY The Halls of Ivy was an NBC radio sitcom that ran from 1949 - 1952. It was created by Fibber McGee and Molly co-creator/wr…

Cavalcade of America - Single Episodes



CAVALCADE OF AMERICA The Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company. It was initially broad…

Rocky Fortune - Single Episodes



ROCKY FORTUNE In the days prior to From Here To Eternity, Frank Sinatra's popularity was waning and this private eye show was an attem…

Soldiers of the Press - Single Episodes



SOLDIERS OF THE PRESS Soldiers of the Press is a war drama that was created in New York and syndicated by World Broadcasting System. Little…

Academy Award - Single Episodes



ACADEMY AWARD  Academy Award Theater began its full 39 week season with a high note -- with Bette Davis in her Oscar winning role…

Aladdin Lamp - Single Episodes



ALADDIN LAMP What little is known about this series is gleaned from the pages of 'Aladdin Electric Lamps' and is used by express permission…

Mama Bloom's Brood - Single Episodes



MAMA BLOOM'S BROOD This early series (circa 1934) combines elements of the soap opera with those of the situation comedy. The episodes are …

Case Dismissed - Single Episodes



CASE DISMISSED Thus with the pounding of the gavel, the fate of men and women have been decided by the judge. This is the story of our…

In the Name of the Law - Single Episodes



IN THE NAME OF THE LAW A True Crime radio show from 1936. "In the name of the law, we bring you another of th…

Theatre Royal - Single Episodes



THEATRE ROYAL This fine British anthology series, features plays based on the best of literature, films and English theater. Produced in tw…

Police Headquarters - Single Episodes



POLICE HEADQUARTERS There is not too much known about the series Police Headquarters. There are 39 known episodes of this police procedural…

Comic Weekly Man - Single Episodes



COMIC WEEKLY MAN Comic Weekly Man aired from 1947 to 1954 and was a show where the Comic Weekly Man would read the Sunday comics in a drama…

Bright Star - Single Episodes



BRIGHT STAR From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" below for more information on the OTRR.

Love Story Magazine - Single Episodes



LOVE STORY MAGAZINE This series of only 26 episodes was broadcast in 1937. Dramatic dames and daring rogues... Such characters filled the p…

Blair of the Mounties - Single Episodes



BLAIR OF THE MOUNTIES Blair of the Mounties is the story of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police -- a fictional series based o…

World Adventurer Club - Single Episodes



WORLD ADVENTURER'S CLUB The year is 1932, and the nation is still suffering from the effects of the Great Depression, recovery is…

Dangerously Yours - Single Episodes



DANGEROUSLY YOURS Dangerously Yours was a half hour show sponsored by Vicks. There were sixteen episodes broadcast in 1944, with eleven of …

You Can't Do Business with Hitler - Single Episodes



YOU CAN'T DO BUSINESS WITH HITLER You Can't Do Business With Hitler, a series of radio shows, written and produced…

Redbook Dramas - Single Episodes



REDBOOK DRAMAS This series, based upon short stories originally published in Redbook Magazine, was aired in the year 1932. The United State…

Claybourne - Single Episodes



CLAYBOURNE Welcome to Claybourne, the small, scenic township in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s a friendly little town -…

Alka Seltzer Time - Single Episodes



ALKA SELTZER TIME A 15 minute Music show sponsored by Alka Seltzer, One-A-Day. Stars of the show are Curt Massey, Martha Tilton, …

Red Horse Ranch - Single Episodes



(LIFE ON) RED HORSE RANCH What is Life on Red Horse Ranch? Life on Red Horse Ranch successfully combines a genuinely thrilling serial story…

The Singles and Doubles Collection: Single Episodes A-C



SINGLES AND DOUBLES COLLECTION: A - C This is a work in progress. This OTRR Collection is a Non-Certified one, containing series in which c…

Down Our Way - Single Episodes



DOWN OUR WAY Not much is known about this series. A search on the internet turned up virtually nothing, and it is not mentioned in any of th…

Moon Over Africa - Single Episodes



MOON OVER AFRICA Not much is known about the radio series Moon Over Africa. It is thought to be a South African radio show which aired arou…

Ports of Call - Single Episodes



PORTS OF CALL An obscure series from 1935 or 1936 in which each episode deals with a voyage to a different country where events o…

Family Doctor - Single Episodes



FAMILY DOCTOR "Hello there, this is the Family Doctor." The Family Doctor tells the story of Dr. Grant Adams, a wise and hum…

Democracy In America - Single Episodes



DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA Democracy in America is a well-produced dramatization of Alexis de Tocqueville’s book of the same name. These fourteen…

The Pacific Story - Single Episodes



THE PACIFIC STORY The Pacific Story was broadcast on NBC at 11:30pm, with the first broadcast on July 11, 1943. The series lasted 184 weeks…

Danger, Dr. Danfield - Single Episodes



DANGER, DR DANFIELD Danger, Dr Danfield was first broadcast on August 18, 1946 and consisted of 26 episodes with the last one being April 1…

NBC's First Fabulous Fifty - Single Episodes



NBCs FIFTY YEARS OF RADIO November 1, 1926 The National Broadcasting Company was created when RCA purchased radio stati…

Mother's Best Flour - Single Episodes



MOTHER'S BEST FLOUR From late 1950 to late 1951, you could hear Hank Williams on WSM every morning at 7:15 singing and selling Mother's Bes…

Afloat with Henry Morgan - Single Episodes



AFLOAT WITH HENRY MORGAN Afloat with Henry Morgan was an 52 episode Australian series from, it is generally thought - 1933. Each episode wa…

Behind the Mike - Single Episodes



BEHIND THE MIKE Behind the Mike was a behind-the-scenes view of radio personalities, personnel and operations. This version of the program …

Jerry of the Circus - Single Episodes



JERRY OF THE CIRCUS The Old Time Radio show, Jerry of the Circus, is a wonderfully heartwarming and delightful children's series, syndicate…

The Singles and Doubles Collection: Single Episodes H-K



SINGLES AND DOUBLES COLLECTION: H - K This is a work in progress. This OTRR Collection is a Non-Certified one, containing series in which c…

The Singles and Doubles Collection: Single Episodes D-G



SINGLES AND DOUBLES COLLECTION: D - G This is a work in progress. This OTRR Collection is a Non-Certified one, containing series in which c…

Fire Fighters - Single Episodes



FIRE FIGHTERS Five Bells stand by all stations... Attention all districts, a five alarm fire... Five Bells, move in immediately... That's i…

Tales of the Diamond K - Single Episodes



TALES OF THE DIAMOND K There is not much information available about Tales of the Diamond K, despite extensive research done both on the in…

The Big Show - Single Episodes



THE BIG SHOW In 1950, the advent of television was not only causing concern in the film industry but radio was beginning to feel the effe…

Melody Ranch - Single Episodes



MELODY RANCH "Hard-riding, sweet-singing, cowboy picture star Gene Autry" was heard each Sunday evening on radios across America …

Jonathan Thomas and His Christmas on the Moon



JONATHAN THOMAS AND HIS CHRISTMAS ON THE MOON Jonathan Thomas and His Christmas on the Moon is a daily children’s series that ran between T…

The Harold Peary Show - Single Episodes



THE HAROLD PEARY SHOW The Harold Peary show made its CBS debut on September 9, 1950. An audition show was done on August 23, 1950. Harold P…

Movie Previews - Single Episodes



MOVIE PREVIEWS MP3s in this OTRR Non-Certified Release: 20th Century Fox Is On The Air 36-xx-xx One in a Million 20th Century Fox Is On The…

The Marriage - Single Episodes



THE MARRIAGE The Marriage was a light affair, distinguished mainly as a vehicle for Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Cronyn's character,…

The Singles and Doubles Collection: Single Episodes T-Z



SINGLES AND DOUBLES COLLECTION: T - Z This is a work in progress. This OTRR Collection is a Non-Certified one, containing series in which c…

The Singles And Doubles Collection vol 2 Single Episodes



SINGLES AND DOUBLES COLLECTION Volume 2 This is a work in progress. This OTRR Collection is a Non-Certified one, containing series in which…

Cruise of the Poll Parrot - Single Episodes



CRUISE OF THE POLL PARROT In 1922, businessman Paul Parrot sold his shoe business "Poll Parrot Shoes" to the …

Jonathan Thomas and His Christmas on the Moon - Single Episodes



JONATHAN THOMAS AND HIS CHRISTMAS ON THE MOON Jonathan Thomas and His Christmas on the Moon is a daily children’s series that ran between T…

Pinto Pete and His Ranch Boys - Single Episodes



PINTO PETE AND HIS RANCH BOYS The Old Time Radio Researchers are excited to bring to you these little-known country and western programs. P…

Cavalcade Of America



Cavalcade of America consisting of 15 CDs

The Singles and Doubles Collection: Single Episodes L-N



SINGLES AND DOUBLES COLLECTION: L - N This is a work in progress. This OTRR Collection is a Non-Certified one, containing series in which c…

Club Car Special - Single Episodes



CLUB CAR SPECIAL All Aboard! Club Car Special! All Aboard! With that porters' cry, we climb onboard the Club Car Special. The Club Car Sp…

Pinto Pete in Arizona - Single Episodes



PINTO PETE IN ARIZONA The Old Time Radio Researchers are excited to bring to you these little-known country and western programs. Pinto Pet…

One World Flight - Single Episodes



ONE WORLD FLIGHT One World Flight consisted of 13 episodes which aired on CBS radio on Tuesday night from 14 Jan – 8 Apr 1947. The document…

Rotary Golden Theater - Single Episodes



ROTARY GOLDEN THEATER The Rotary Golden Theater was produced by the International Rotary Association in 1955 to celebrate it’s 50…

Pat O'Daniel and The Hillbilly Boys - Single Episodes



THE HILLBILLY BOYS W. Lee O'Daniel's musical career began in January 1931, when a West Texas fiddler named James Robert (Bob) Wills entered…

WJSV Complete Day - Single Episodes



WJSV COMPLETE DAY Thursday, September 21st, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C., recorded their entire broadcast day -- from sign …

The Tenth Man - Single Episodes



THE TENTH MAN The Tenth Man was a little known series that was by the National Mental Health Foundation on NBC. It consisted of t…

Jump Jump and the Ice Queen - Single Episodes



JUMP JUMP AND THE ICE QUEEN Jump Jump, the 3-inch tall Elf was first conceived by the creative writing team of Mary McConnell and hubby Har…

Jerry at Fair Oaks - Single Episodes



JERRY AT FAIR OAKS In Jerry at Fair Oaks, the follow up program to Jerry of the Circus, we are delighted by more of our orphaned hero&Atild…

The Daredevils of Hollywood - Single Episodes



THE DAREDEVILS OF HOLLYWOOD Daredevil Deviltry may not be the easiest or safest way to make one’s living, but it is certainly the most exci…

The Grantland Rice Story - Single Episodes



THE GRANTLAND RICE STORY RCA Thesaurus obtained permission to serialize Rice's popular "The Tumult and The Shouting" via their tr…

Romance of the Ranchos - Single Episodes



ROMANCE OF THE RANCHOS This weekly 30 minute program, sponsored by the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles, attempted to recre…

Heritage Over The Land - Single Episodes



HERITAGE OVER THE LAND This twelve episode series is a documentary of the rebirth of the South, from its humble beginnings o…

Hello Americans - Single Episodes



HELLO AMERICANS Hello Americans was a 12 episode show Orson Welles made as another contribution to the war effort, and stems in part f…

Delmore Brothers - Single Episodes



DELMORE BROTHERS Alton Delmore (December 25, 1908 - June 8, 1964) and Rabon Delmore (December 3, 1916 - December 4, 1952), billed as The De…

Shell Chateau - Single Episodes



SHELL CHATEAU Shell Chateau was a musical variety series that began on June 29, 1935, with Al Jolson serving as its host. Some sources…

Fire Fighters



FIRE FIGHTERS Five Bells stand by all stations... Attention all districts, a five alarm fire... Five Bells, move in immediately... That's i…