The Mission of the Old Time Radio Researchers

The Old Time Radio Researchers is an organization of fans dedicated to the preservation of ‘The Golden Age Of Radio’, commonly known as ‘old time radio’.

We attempt to locate every available episode that has survived.  Unfortunately the vast majority of radio recordings were relegated to the trash bin after the Golden Age’s demise in approx 1962, when the last series ended.

The OTRR spends many thousands of dollars each year acquiring transcription disks, reel-to-reels, cassettes and CD Audios of these surviving episodes.  We then make them available for free to any one who wishes them.  We utilize many avenues in this task – the internet, P2P hubs, and distribution via the mail.

Many hundreds of previously unknown series and episodes are being discovered by our diligent members each year.

We invite you to have a part in preserving our past.  Join the Old Time Radio Researchers today! Go To

3 Responses to “The Mission of the Old Time Radio Researchers”

  1. Bob connelly says:

    As a lifetime member of the musicians union, I am very impressed by many of the scores heard on classic radio, and am curious as to what the musicians are paid and whether they the were under contract to the networks, or perhaps individual programs? Thanksm Bob Connelly

  2. John Chapman says:

    I love the Old Time Radio Times……I’ll be 90 years old in a week and I needn’t tell you the old radio shows are dear to my heart..Many, many thanks for your efforts in maintaining the “Old Days”. I’m very, very grateful that you’all continue your efforts and thank you very much for your efforts in maintaining those moments of sheer joy from the past!!

  3. Pamela Gaudiano says:

    I am writing to you from the PBS History series American Experience. I’m hoping you can help me with tracking down the recording of a radio play from 1940, or determine that the recording still exists: CBS radio Play “I Was There” a radio series – program, number 12. Stories presented: September 1920 — New York City — Mystery bomb wrecks Wall Street ; June 1933 — Siberian
    Wastelands — Pilot forced down in world flight ; 1902 — Harlow, Montana — Calamity Jane abandons adventure! ; April 1906 — San Francisco, California — Fire rages through city following devastating earthquake!

    Aired: 9:30-10:00 p.m., PST. — Sunday, March 31, 1940.

    Credits: Written, Jerome Lawrence

    Thanks for your time – Pam

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