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RelicRadio.com presents tales of the strange and bizarre, the weird and the wicked. Stories not necessarily of the supernatural, but of the unnatural. Join us for Strange Tales, featuring radio drama at its most mysterious and unusual. Abnormal old time radio!
 
Relic Radio Science Fiction brings you old time radio stories from sci-fi's greatest writers, as well as original stories for shows like Dimension X, X Minus 1, 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, and much more! Travel through space and time as they saw it all those years ago.
 
Experience Radio's Golden Age!
 
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Zero Hour
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The Zero Hour was a 1973-74 radio broadcast hosted by Rod Serling. The Zero Hour featured well known actors and actresses. The stories were exciting and action-packed and will keep you on the edge of you seat, as we approach the Zero Hour.
 
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The Jack Benny Show
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The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, was a radio-TV comedy series which ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century comedy. Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois “ December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. He was one of the biggest stars in classic American radio and was also a major television personalit ...
 
The best Old Time Radio adventures in crime, mystery, espionage and suspense! Relic Radio Thrillers delivers the ticking time bombs, mysterious crime scenes, and the cloak and dagger action that today's armchair adventurer demands!
 
Experience Radio's Golden Age!
 
Science Fiction Theater presents the best of Scifi, horror,fantasy from early days radio. Each show will take you into the world of the unknown, a place that is as strange as the unknown can be, it is only limited by you imagination. Enter the fantasy world of Science Fiction.
 
Crime stories from the golden age. Old Time Radio is filled with cops, robbers, and private investigators...Lets reopen the cases and hear these great stories again!
 
Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod originates from the 'Heart Of Historic Germantown," Philadelphia, Pa.Bob Camardella began podcasting at Podomatic in October 2005 and at the Radio Nostalgia Network at Libsyn.com in January 2006. From 2006 through 2009, in addition to the top ranked Boxcars711 show at Podomatic and Libsyn, "Humphrey/Camardella Media Productions" commanded a top ten slot at Podshow (1.5 million downloads per month), a top 10 ranking at Libsyn (1.7 million downloads per month) and ...
 
Best of Old Time Radio presents shows from the early days of radio. From every genre you will journey back to when there was true entrainment, that let your imagination list and see the stories, jokes, and adventures. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Horror, Sci-fi, Crime, Mystery, old time radio from 30's 40's and 50's "Listen To Dead People"
 
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Mystery Theatre
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Mystery Theater presents mystery from the greatest shows of early radio. Each show will be filled with mystery,suspense and drama.
 
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Lux Radio Theater
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The Lux Radio Theatre was a one-of-a-kind OTR show. Imagine the greatest Hollywood stars doing one-hour versions of their biggest motion pictures, complete with full orchestra, live on stage with a studio audience.Cecil DeMille The one-and-only Cecil B. DeMille was your host ('36-45) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable film checklist of many of Hollywood's best films from the mid-30s right through the mid 50s. The first Lux film adaptation was "The Legionnaire and the L ...
 
Enjoy our episode guide of all 1,399 CBS Radio Mystery Theater old time radio shows for free!
 
An old-time radio podcast, bringing you detective adventures from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, tune in for an adventure of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Johnny Dollar, The Saint, and many more.
 
First of its kind to bring you Old Time Radio Westerns Daily. Westerns that include The Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Challenge of the Yukon, Have Gun Will Travel, The Six Shooter, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Gunsmoke, Hopalong Cassidy, and many many more.
 
Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas! Santa has his sack just packed full of old time radio shows. And if you are good, Santa will be podcasting these heart warming and family fun shows directly to your download. This is a wonderful gift to give to your loved ones.
 
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Detective OTR
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Detectives Stories, continues America's love affair with private eyes. Each week we give you "Just the facts" with all detective and cop shows. The greatest radio detective will keep you in suspense.
 
The Old Time Radio Show is not old at all. Each show still entertains as it did in the 1930s - 1950s. Go back each week to the early days of radio and enjoy this greatest entertainment in the world that always leaves you wanting more.
 
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Classic Radio Drama
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Classic Dramas achieved widespread popularity within a decade of its initial development in the 1920s. By the 1940s, Drama on the radio was a leading international popular entertainment. The Radio Drama drew from the rich talent pool of Hollywood and the actors were able to bring the movie screen presence and talent to the radio.
 
Everyday of the week listen to the great shows from Old Time Radio. Those great shows that made of laugh or gave us exciting journeys into the Dramatic, Suspense, Action, Westerns, SciFi,and Adventure.
 
Podcasting to share family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.
 
The Complete Lone Ranger Series from start to finish The Lone Ranger and Tonto are two of America's favorite western characters, and the theme and bridge music caused many thousands of kids to grow up to liking classical music, too.
 
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Newly minted presentations of some of the greatest radio programs of all time, featuring some of the biggest names of the era and fondly remembered today. Drama, comedy, mystery, and western adventure.
 
Welcome to Those Old Radio Shows. Travel back in time and listen to great radio mysteries, dramas and comedies from yesteryear like Gunsmoke, Amos & Andy and Dimension X.
 
Western Wednesday takes you back to the early days of radio when the only limits were on our imaginations. Joy as we remember the western heroes that we all loved oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Radio, TV and movie buffs talk about the Golden Age of Commercial Communication, including segments on old-time technology, radio/TV personalities, pre-Internet and Cable news, American pop history, collectibles and collecting, and much more. Each episode presents American Pop Culture, family trends, products, notables and celebrities that, to this day, signifies they the rite of passage for those born between 1946 and 1964. Our hosts, guests hosts and historians weave a rich tapestry from a ...
 
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green hornet
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On January 31, 1936, the Green Hornet radio program aired on WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan. Al Hodge played the part of the Green Hornet from 1936 through January of 1943.
 
The 80s cartoon podcast where Cobra Commander rules the world while eating C3POs cereal. Where we review an 80's cartoon for your pleasure. This podcast has 3 hilarious hosts that keep you entertained and laughing.
 
Adventures in Radio takes you down the hidden alleys and secret passageways through your imagination... Join us as we experience the adventures of those radio heroes from the early days of radio. This is a journey of discovery in the world of your imagination.
 
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Attaboy Clarence
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Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week.
 
Texas Old Time Radio is an dedicated to the regeneration of interest in an enjoyment of the part of vanishing Americana that has become known as the "Golden Age of Radio".
 
Yesterday USA takes you back to the early days of what we call Old Time Radio.Join us as we remember those early days and the shows that made it so great. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Bogie & Bacall
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Bogie and Bacall on the Radio is adventure series starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall that originally aired in 1951-52.There chemistry on and off the radio can be hear in this Adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance radio show set in tropical Havana and the mysterious islands of the Caribbean.
 
Be introduced to, and revisit, classic TV shows with Josh, Mike, and Dom! Each week we tell you to watch an episode available through streaming services, then we talk about the episode, read your comments, and tell stories that may or may not be relative.
 
This is our Brand New Podcast Feed
 
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Dr. Kevin L. Burke discusses the cultural relevance, morals and “just plain fun” embodied by “The Andy Griffith Show.” Dr. Burke provides “behind the scenes” tidbits, discuss insights, and tests your knowledge of TAGS with a trivia question at the end of each episode!
 
Join us every Thursday for "THE LOUNGE with ROBERT CONRAD"! Robert Conrad is a popular television actor and the star of, "Wild, Wild West", "Ba Ba Black Sheep", "Hawaiian Eye" , and others.
 
Virtual Vinny presents classic old-time radio programs from crime fighters to comedians. We travel to the Golden Age of Radio and present many well-known, and lesser-known classic radio programs. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/support
 
Each week, hosts Rick Brooks and Mike Cowgill explore the TV of the '70s and '80s through hand-picked episodes.
 
Live on CRN1 Tues 4:00 pm PT- 5:00 pm PT
 
Interviews with the actors, writers, and directors the Marshall Herskovitz & Ed Zwick 1987 TV Series Thirtysomething. Follow on Twitter: @30somethingpod
 
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Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast May 20, 1947, 72 years ago, Fibber is interviewed by the Tax Assessor. Fibber brags about his valuable possessions during an interview, the purpose of which is not what he expects!By USA Radio.
 
Fort Laramie, originally broadcast May 20, 1956, Gold. Also Lum n Abner, originally broadcast May 20, 1935, Catalog from the Monument Company.By USA Radio.
 
The Weird Circle, originally broadcast May 20, 1945, Markheim. Also Little Orphan Annie from 1936, Second Grade Logs used to build the BridgeBy USA Radio.
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/StrangeTales488.mp3 Strange Tales features Peter Lorre in The Marvelous Barastro this week. This episode from Mystery In The Air was originally broadcast on August 7, 1947. Download StrangeTales488By RelicRadio.com.
 
May 24: Scarlet Queen, Ep.22 - Huntsmen's Quarry and the Dead May 25: Casey, Crime Photographer - The Box of DeathBy Newstalk770 / Curiouscast.
 
The ringing of that phone means Mike Waring has to break another date and The Falcon has a new case. The suave private eye solved crimes in print, on the big screen, and for over a decade on radio. Les Damon starred as Waring for several years, including a run when the Falcon got a new client – Uncle Sam and Army intelligence. We’ll hear the Fa ...…
 
The Great Gildersleeve, originally broadcast May 19, 1946, 73 years ago. LeRoy learns to dance. Gildersleeve arranges a birthday party for Ethel Hammerschlag, much against Leroy's wishes.By USA Radio.
 
The Shadow starring Bret Morrison, originally broadcast May 19, 1946, Touch of Death. Also an episode of Can You Imagine That originally broadcast in 1940, Sneezing for 21 Days.By USA Radio.
 
The Whistler, originally broadcast May 19, 1947, Hasty conclusion. Also That Was The Year originally broadcast in 1937, the year 1907.By USA Radio.
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/TheHorror915.mp3 This time on The Horror, we join Peter Lorre in The Leech, by Nightmare. This story originally aired April 7, 1954. Download TheHorror915By RelicRadio.com.
 
Haunted by an unseen being that radiates pure love, a college professor disgusted by all human affection seeks the aid of a priest to exorcise the spirit. However, only the man's pet parrot can see and hear the being which unwittingly hinders their plans. Written by: Jr. James Agate, Starring: Dryden Robert Rose Norman Click here for more infor ...…
 
Relax and enjoy another visit to Riverdale. Dad enjoys his morning coffee and newspaper. He shares a few news headlines with mom. Archie is torn away from his dreams and rushes through his shower, and morning routine. hope he didn’t forget anything, but dad points out his mistake. Jughead tries to fill Archie in on the jive talk that’s sweeping ...…
 
Though Henry’s friend, Homer, wants him to come outside, his mother won’t let him until he finds a missing boot. Rubber overshoes used to be simply called rubbers, and Henry cannot remember where he missed placed his. Not only were they expensive, but with a war on, rubber shortages meant they had extra value. Henry’s parents are insistent that ...…
 
The Story of Dr Kildare, starring Lew Ayers and Lionel Barrymore, originally broadcast May 18, 1951, 68 years ago. Mysterious Hemophilia Patient. A mysterious patient is hospitalized with hemophilia. Who is he?By USA Radio.
 
Suspense, originally broadcast May 18, 1944, Donovan’s Brain part 1 starring Orson Welles. Also Baby Snooks, originally broadcast May 18, 1939, Golf Tea.By USA Radio.
 
Luke Slaughter of Tombstone starring Sam Buffington, originally broadcast May 18, 1958, Drive to Fort Huachuca. Also part 5 of the 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story the Medium Well Done Matter, originally broadcast May 18, 1956By USA Radio.
 
https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/Thriller580.mp3 On this week’s Relic Radio Thrillers, we’ll hear from Crisis with their story titled, The Loophole. This first episode of the series aired November 22, 1973. Download Thriller580By RelicRadio.com.
 
Presenting X Minus One "Pail of Air" aired Mar 28, 1956. Your support for these shows are urgently requested. http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations
 
A modern hardboiled adventure written by Ray Bradbury, the tale of a killer who suffers from delusions of grandure. Guns blaze, but thanks to a get away car driven by a tough dame, the green gunman makes his break to safety. Together, she becomes the brains of their outfit, and he takes care of the heavy lifting. Johnny gets a quick education, ...…
 
A new year begins, with Lum and Abner gathered with some of their friends to discuss the new year. Ulysses S Quincy is on hand to help identify photos in an album., as the gents wait for dinner. There is nothing better than a day for rest, then a holiday. Abner thinks it’s even better then resting on Sunday. The gents can’t understand why the w ...…
 
Rookie Cop & Librarian / Housewife & TV Repairman / Auctioneer & Square Dance Caller This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Anchor Send in a voice message:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/message Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/support
 
A dying convict wants Johnny to recover his stolen loot and prevent a killing. Original Air Date: September 30, 1962 When making your travel plans, remember [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By Yours Truly Johnny Dollar – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio.
 
Presenting The Six Shooter "Apron Faced sorrel" aired Feb 07, 1954. Please support these shows, your donation is urgently requested.http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations
 
You Bet Your Life starring Groucho Marx, originally broadcast May 17, 1950, 69 years ago. The Secret Word is FOOT. Groucho Talks with a locksmith and a Dynamiter. You'll get a bang out of this. (Sorry, had to say it)By USA Radio.
 
Monitor, radio’s original magazine program, originally broadcast May 17, 1958 hosted by Peter Roberts and Walter Kiernan including Alex Dreier and Fibber McGee and Molly.By USA Radio.
 
Night Watch, originally broadcast May 17, 1954, Also part 4 of the 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story the Medium Well Done Matter, originally broadcast May 17, 1956.By USA Radio.
 
Presenting Fibber McGee & Molly "Cleaning Fibber's Closet" aired Mar 05, 1940. Your support urgently requested for this shows.http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations
 
A crooked judge with the reputation of being a hanging judge, is throwing a party. Mingling at the swanky affair, Rogue eavesdrops in on conversations. Calling Rogue aside, the judge shares his concern over a threatening note. What’s so significant about the note that has the venerable old judge unravelled? Judge Collins Baker wants to hire Rog ...…
 
Reefers By The Acre (Aired June 25, 1936) Calling All Cars was one of the earliest police shows on the air. It ran from November 29, 1933 through September 8, 1939. It’s sponsor was the Rio Grande Oil Company, which is why the show only ran in areas where Rio Grande "cracked" gasoline was sold. The sponsor promoted its "close ties" with police ...…
 
Matt and Chester stroll the walk and greet Kitty as she returns to Dodge. Her stage had been robbed by a man who selectively robbed some passengers, but not all. Descriptions of the outlaw and his horse don’t help much. Matt manages to figure out the motives of the bandit, but has no solid proof. It’s Chester who makes the connection to the sty ...…
 
Seeking sage advice from old Doc Peabody, Lum has decided to set about a serious courtship of Miss Platt. Today, we find him in the store talking to Dock Peabody about setting up a date for the movies. Lum shares a personal secret. He has trouble with stage fright on the phone when he tries to speak to Miss Platt. How can he get over his proble ...…
 
After a breathless and excited fan begs Lou to get involved, and run for political office the jokes kick into high gear. Bud and Lou plan to travel back to Patterson, New Jersey so Lou can run for Mayor. The political jokes turn into traveling jokes as the guys get ready to pack for a train ride. Bud goes into a routine on the merits of an uppe ...…
 
A drama about a Nazi officer who hangs a woman in revenge for wounding a German soldier. He then hangs the same woman over and over again. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Anchor Send in a voice message:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/message Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/support…
 
Two Of A Kind (Aired July 28, 1944) Author's Playhouse was an anthology radio drama series, created by Wynn Wright, that aired on the NBC Blue Network from March 5, 1941 until October 1941. It then moved to the NBC Red Network where it was heard until June 4, 1945. Philip Morris was the sponsor in 1942-43. Premiering with "Elementals" by Stephe ...…
 
Black Market Blackie (Aired July 21, 1944) The Boston Blackie radio series, also starring Morris, began June 23, 1944, on NBC as a summer replacement for The Amos 'n' Andy Show. Sponsored by Rinso, the series continued until September 15 of that year. Unlike the concurrent films, Blackie had a steady romantic interest in the radio show: Lesley ...…
 
Columbia Presents Corwin, originally broadcast May 16, 1944, 75 years ago. New York, a Tapestry for Radio. A description of the world's greatest city at war. Martin Gable stars as the narrator.By USA Radio.
 
The Great Gildersleeve, originally broadcast May 16, 1943, Haunted House. Also The Couple Next Door, originally broadcast May 16, 1960, Betsy Biting her Fingernails.By USA Radio.
 
Philo Vance starring Jackson Beck, originally broadcast May 16, 1950, The Manicure Murder Case. Also part 3 of the 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story the Medium Well Done Matter, originally broadcast May 16, 1956.By USA Radio.
 
The Sword Of Cebu (Aired March 28, 1950) Marlowe was a more complex character than some of his hard boiled brethren. Sure he could handle a gun and take a beating. But, he was more than just a tough guy, he had gone to college, could play chess, and appreciated classical music. He also had his own strong ethical standards and turned down jobs t ...…
 
Presenting Obsession "The Hangman" episode #10, aired 1940's. Please support these shows your donation is urgently requested.http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/CaseClosed635.mp3 This week on Case Closed, The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe brings us The Deadly Sell-Out, his case from January 5, 1951. The Fat Man follows with The Nineteenth Pearl, his story from January 21, 1946. Download CaseClosed635…
 
A strange and thrilling story by James Lepperts. A man claiming to be a Martian comes into an advertising agency. The agent thinks its a gimmick, he thinks the man is a nut, but when he goes to toss him out of the office the Martian waves a big bankroll in front of the agent. The agent is hooked, and even more so when his proposed advertising b ...…
 
Selling Umbrellas (Aired April 1, 1952) Fibber McGee and Molly premiered in 1935. The program struggled in the ratings until 1940, when it became a national sensation. Within three years, it was the top-rated program in America. Few radio shows were more beloved than Fibber McGee and Molly. The program’s lovable characters included Mayor LaTriv ...…
 
Presenting Dimension X "With Folded Hands" aired Apr 15, 1950. Your donations are urgently requested. http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations
 
The advice bureau gets a second wind after Lum decides he needs advice in courting Miss Platt, the school teacher. Mousy Grey arise, trembling in a pent up fury, as he anticipates Abner’s expert advice. He just doesn’t know what he will do, being in the rage that he is in. But with their busy schedule, it looks as if he may have to sneak out of ...…
 
Invasion From Tiranna (Aired September 25, 1954) The success of the TV show spawned a radio version, which ran for 129 episodes from October 1952 to March 1955. The same cast of actors performed on both shows. The writers, scripts, adventures and director were quite different in radio versus TV incarnations. Naturally, the series lacked the adu ...…
 
$100,000, a dead jockey and murderous bookies on Broadway. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages and Anchor Send in a voice message:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/message Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/support
 
Presenting Macabre "Weekend" aired Nov 20, 1961. Your support urgently requested to keep these shows broadcasting. Thank you!http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations
 
Pattern For A Frame (Aired October 11, 1964) Mathew Slade: Private Investigator was a featured, half-hour mystery presentation by The Pacifica Players of Pacifica Radio of Berkeley, California and the Pacifica Foundation of North Hollywood, California. It premiered as a Starlight Mystery Theater production on July 5, 1964 over Pacifica Radio af ...…
 
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