The Old Time Radio Singles and Doubles Collection

Series of which currently only one or two episodes are known to exist.
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This is a work in progress. This OTRR Collection is a Non-Certified one, containing series in which currently only one or two episodes are known to exist -- hence the name: "Singles and Doubles Collection". Almost every type genre is included.

Radio -- called by some The Theater of the Mind -- has been with us since 1920 when stations WWJ of Detroit and KDKA of Pittsburgh made the first regular commercial broadcasts. The first program aimed at entertaining the unseen audience followed close behind.

Over the years since then, literally thousands of series have been broadcast nationally and thousands more in regional or local markets. Some endured for a few years, others for 20 or 30, and some unfortunately only had one episode broadcast. Of those thousands, some series saw some of their episodes saved for the future, some saw nearly all and others only one or two episodes.

While the goal of the Old Time Radio Researchers Group is to preserve radios past by collecting, and archiving as many different series as possible and making them available to the community, we do not want to let the series that only had a minimum number of episodes to survive go unpreserved for future generations.

To that end we have put together this unique collection of series. Most of the programs you will find here will be totally unfamiliar to you, but they are informative and entertaining none the less.

This is the second version of this collection that we have released. Since the first collection new broadcasts have surfaced, and others will undoubtedly be found in the future. When and if that occurs, we will release a version three.

From comedy to drama to cooking shows to music, you'll hear it all here, and every episode will be unique and different. They run the gamut, from the middle 20s to the early 70s, all showing us a glimpse of the past, when things were slower and families gathered round the radio each evening. Times when each person was hearing the same thing, but created a different picture in their minds of what the characters looked like, the scenery, location, and most important the sounds. Sounds that each found a different meaning in, but one that entertained, educated, and made the world a smaller place, where you could hear those stories that in the past were told to just a few, gathered round the dinner table, at a campfire, or in small audiences, but now the whole world could hear and enjoy.

Some of these episodes may be misnamed or misdated. If you find such, please let us know. Additionally there may be some dead air space at the beginning or ending of some episodes. This is not one of our certified sets, it is being provided as a way to obtain those series in which only one or two shows have survived.

This page contains Series beginning with the letters A through C.

From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.

  1. Coca Cola Top Notchers (6.5Mb)
  2. Coca Cola Top Notchers (13Mb)
  3. Cliff & Lolly - The Nuts Of Harmony (2.7Mb)
  4. Black Magic (4.4Mb)
  5. Black Magic (2) (4.4Mb)
  6. Ben Pollack - Guest - Helen Roland (6.3Mb)
  7. Black Ghost (4.6Mb)
  8. Black Ghost (9Mb)
  9. Carefree Carnival - First Song - You Are My Lucky Star (6.6Mb)
  10. Blue Coal Minstrels - First Song - Moan You Moaners (12.7Mb)
  11. Blue Coal Minstrels - First Song - A Good Man is hard to Find (6.2Mb)
  12. Continental Trio - First Song - Bye Bye Blues (5Mb)
  13. Continental Trio - First Song - Confession (4.7Mb)
  14. Bring 'Em Back Alive - The Giant Jungle Man (3.2Mb)
  15. Bring 'Em Back Alive - Ghost Tiger Of Sungai (3.3Mb)
  16. Beau Brummel - The Dutchess Stolen Letter (8.4Mb)
  17. Colgate House Party - The Fishing Story (7.6Mb)
  18. Caroll Gibbons - I Wish I Were Twins (3.9Mb)
  19. Caroll Gibbons - Who Do You Think You Are (3.8Mb)
  20. Circus Night In Silvertown - Masked Marvel (6.7Mb)
  21. Clint Noble & His Ochestra (5.8Mb)
  22. Bakers Broadcast (7Mb)
  23. Bakers Broadcast (8.7Mb)
  24. Babbett Sisters, the (unknown file size)
  25. Court Of Human Relations (13.5Mb)
  26. Chesterfield Presents (8.7Mb)
  27. Chesterfield Presents (8.7Mb)
  28. Carlyle Steven's Sketch Book (27.1Mb)
  29. Bob Becker (1.6Mb)
  30. Cedar Valley Hillbillies (2.5Mb)
  31. Circle, The (14.2Mb)
  32. Brushwood Mercantile Company (3.5Mb)
  33. Betty Jane Rhodes Show (3.4Mb)
  34. The Black Chapel - The Mahogany Coffin (6.3Mb)
  35. Crime & Death Take No Holidays - Ralph Gramm Robs Bank (6.6Mb)
  36. Bunny Berigan - From Manhattan Center, New York (12.9Mb)
  37. Beauty That Endures (5Mb)
  38. Colonel Jack - First Song - Old Wagoneer (5.8Mb)
  39. Colonel Jack - First Song - Under the Double Eagle (5.8Mb)
  40. Campbell's Short Short Story - Success Story (3.4Mb)
  41. Bishop & the Gargoyle - Jennifer Botts Case (6.4Mb)
  42. Brighter World (6.3Mb)
  43. Beyond Reasonable Doubt (10.5Mb)
  44. Baptist Hour, The (13.2Mb)
  45. Contact Dave Elman (18Mb)
  46. Confidentally Yours (2) (6.3Mb)
  47. Cats And Jammers (7.9Mb)
  48. Bringing up Father - First Show (2.8Mb)
  49. Bible Week (41-12-07) (12.8Mb)
  50. Chats About Dogs (41-12-07) (unknown file size)
  51. Barron Elliot and His Stardust Melodies (unknown file size)
  52. Breakfast at Sardi's - Lum & Abner Interview (unknown file size)
  53. Columbia Wartime Bureau - They Burned The Books (6.4Mb)
  54. Chill Wills Show - Gail Robbins (3.5Mb)
  55. Busy Mr Bingle - Miss Pepper's Getting Married (6.5Mb)
  56. Black Hood, The (3.3Mb)
  57. Campana Serenade (5.7Mb)
  58. Black Castle - Jungle Adventure (3.4Mb)
  59. Coronet Little Show - Episode Titled 'The Gift of the Magi' (2.9Mb)
  60. Christmas Eve At The Front - Guest - Bob Hope (34.2Mb)
  61. Chet Huntley News (3.8Mb)
  62. Broadway Matinee (unknown file size)
  63. Cass Daley Show (44-08-18) (13.7Mb)
  64. Blind Date (3.2Mb)
  65. Cimmaron Tavern - Clue Of The Sabre (Chapter 2) (8.2Mb)
  66. Barnaby - Planting a Victory Garden (6.6Mb)
  67. The Bullock's Show - Universe on Parade (6.8Mb)
  68. Beatrice Kay Show - Wet Picnic (45-07-03 (6.7Mb)
  69. Cities Service (45-08-10) (6.8Mb)
  70. Betty Crocker (45-08-10) (5Mb)
  71. Between the Bookends (3.2Mb)
  72. Congressional Medal Of Honor - Gen. Jonathan Wainwright (13Mb)
  73. Best Sellers (unknown file size)
  74. Bogart Presents - Dead Man - (45-09-14) (6.9Mb)
  75. Bennetts, The (Audition) (10Mb)
  76. Cricket On The Hearth (4.4Mb)
  77. Board Of Missing Heirs - Estate of John B Fontane (46-03-31) (13.1Mb)
  78. County Sheriff (16.7Mb)
  79. The Bill Thompson Show (6.6Mb)
  80. Broadway Talks Back (13.5Mb)
  81. Burl Ives - First Song - I'll Go No More A Roving (3.3Mb)
  82. Burl Ives - Cowboy Songs (47-12-19) (3.3Mb)
  83. Bob Barkley, Undercover Agent - Tyler Forest (6.8Mb)
  84. Chiquita - Christmas Program (4.4Mb)
  85. Collegians, The - First Song - Old Man River (12.9Mb)
  86. Bob And Victoria - Larry and Candy Plot (47-03-10) (unknown file size)
  87. Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick (unknown file size)
  88. Bob And Victoria - Vicky jealous of Candy (47-04-04) (2) (unknown file size)
  89. Bride And Groom - First Couple - W Marshall & B Garvin (13.7Mb)
  90. Crime Cases Of Warden Lawes - Case 43587-M Stands for Murder (3.5Mb)
  91. Cases Of Mr Ace - Man Named Judas (6.3Mb)
  92. Betty Crocker Magazine - Guest - Miss Kerr (4.7Mb)
  93. Barbara Welles Show - Guest - Jimmy Stewart (8.5Mb)
  94. Buakhage News (47-07-31) (unknown file size)
  95. Crossroads - Audition (7.4Mb)
  96. At Home With The Kirkwoods (unknown file size)
  97. Ballads By Brooks - Guest - Marion Wiggins (7.1Mb)
  98. California Caravan Show (6.4Mb)
  99. Career Of Alice Blair (4.8Mb)
  100. Career Of Alice Blair (2) (4.8Mb)
  101. Cases Of Mr Ace - Key to a Booby Trap (6.3Mb)
  102. Critics Circle Theater - A Streetcar named Desire (27.9Mb)
  103. AStreecar Named Desire (6.9Mb)
  104. Big Talent Hunt, The (5.9Mb)
  105. Club Hollywood - Guest - Barry Sullivan (12.7Mb)
  106. Behind The Front Page (unknown file size)
  107. Bimbo from Limbo (3.4Mb)
  108. Country Barn Dance (6.5Mb)
  109. Crime on the Waterfront (8.1Mb)
  110. Bob Hawk Show (13.2Mb)
  111. Carter Sisters - Guest - Chet Atkins (5.2Mb)
  112. Citizen Of The World (27Mb)
  113. Battle Of The Bands - Barnet, Herman, Kenton (20.3Mb)
  114. Beat The Clock (6.7Mb)
  115. Charmer And The Dell (6.8Mb)
  116. Tremaynes, The (unknown file size)
  117. Crime Correspondent - Episode Titled 'The Chair For Dino' (2) (7Mb)
  118. N B C Little Theater (unknown file size)
  119. Club 930 (14.3Mb)
  120. B & D Chucklewagon - First Song - I've been down to Texas (49-12-26) (3.4Mb)
  121. Carson Robinson And His Buckaroos (3.4Mb)
  122. Bob Connor - This Couldn't Happen Again (5.4Mb)
  123. Bonnie Baker Show - Audition (5.3Mb)
  124. B&D Chucklewagon - First Song - Oh Caterina (3.4Mb)
  125. B&D Chucklewagon - First Song - Oh Caterina (13.5Mb)
  126. Beyond This World (50-03-23) (6.9Mb)
  127. Cloud Nine - Paris (6.8Mb)
  128. Bunco Squad - Case Of The Bookworm (6.7Mb)
  129. Behold A Woman (27.5Mb)
  130. Count Your Blessings (10.8Mb)
  131. Cliche Club - Guest - Gypsy Rose Lee (13.1Mb)
  132. Batman Mystery Club - The Monster of Dumphrey's Hall (2.9Mb)
  133. Barry And Betty - Dream Awhile (4.6Mb)
  134. Cass Daley Show - Guest - Basil Rathbone (6.7Mb)
  135. Columbia County Caravan (6.4Mb)
  136. Big City Serenade - Salute To Boston (51-05-19) (unknown file size)
  137. Cedric Adam's Easy Five (1.1Mb)
  138. Black Night - Guest - Dan Dowd (8.6Mb)
  139. Chris Conway, Rocket Ranger (5.2Mb)
  140. Billion Dollar Show (52-08-28) (25.2Mb)
  141. Balance of the Night - What's the Matter with Father ( Aud) (7.1Mb)
  142. Cowboy Church Of The Air (13Mb)
  143. Cowboy Church Of The Air (12.9Mb)
  144. But Why (6.7Mb)
  145. Babe Didrikson Zaharias Sports Show (5.7Mb)
  146. Club Thirteen Hundred (19.8Mb)
  147. Conversation - Guest - Fred Allen (12.5Mb)
  148. Bill Goodwin Show - Guest Ralph Helfer (11.7Mb)
  149. no title (6.1Mb)
  150. Think the Word (7.9Mb)
  151. The AFRA Refresher Course Workshop Of The Air - Night Flight (6.5Mb)
  152. Seward's Folly (3.3Mb)
  153. AFRS - Big Noise From Winnetka (3.3Mb)
  154. AFRS Presents - Angelus (27Mb)
  155. ASCAP On Parade - Guest W. C. Handy (1.6Mb)
  156. A Common Virtue - The Battle for Iwo Jima (4.2Mb)
  157. A L Alexanders Board Of Mediation (9.7Mb)
  158. A Little Bit of Everything (56.6Mb)
  159. A Man With A Cause - Guest Henry Fonda (26.7Mb)
  160. A New Mood In Music - Audition (3.5Mb)
  161. A Song And A Story (3.4Mb)
  162. A Voice In The Night - Stolen Necklace (6.8Mb)
  163. A Voice In The Night - Case Of The Detective (6.5Mb)
  164. A Woman Of America - Story Of Prudence Dane (12.2Mb)
  165. no title (33.8Mb)
  166. A & P Gypsies - First Song - It's Just A Memory (0Mb)
  167. Across The Dial (4.7Mb)
  168. Action Eighty - Project Sailfish (6.6Mb)
  169. Action Theater (7.6Mb)
  170. Ad Club Drama - WW2 Recap (7.5Mb)
  171. Adam And Evie (6.1Mb)
  172. Addresses - Frank Knox, Sec Of Navy (10.7Mb)
  173. Broadway Matinee (6.7Mb)
  174. Adopted Daughter - Jonathan Has Land Problems (12.5Mb)
  175. Adventure - Monsieur Beaucaire (5.3Mb)
  176. Adventures, Inc - Pappy Boyington (6.1Mb)
  177. Adventure Parade - Bells Of Linden Sing (6.3Mb)
  178. Adventure Parade - Bells Of Linden Sing (6.4Mb)
  179. Adventure Trails - Stampede On The Chisolm Trail (unknown file size)
  180. Adventure Is Your Heritage - The Invisible Century (6.4Mb)
  181. Adventure Of Captain Courage - Off To The Indies (13Mb)
  182. Adventures Of Santa - Workshop Burnt Down (2.8Mb)
  183. Adventures Of Santa - Kent Kidnapped (2.6Mb)
  184. Adventures Of Ted Drake - The Case of the Invisible Thief (13.7Mb)
  185. Scarlet Cloak, The (Audition) (7Mb)
  186. Adventures With Admiral Byrd - Mail Coming (3.3Mb)
  187. Adventures In Science (5Mb)
  188. Adventures Of Ali Oop (4.1Mb)
  189. Adventures Of Jane Arden - Murder on an Elevator (3.7Mb)
  190. Affairs Of Dr Gentry (3.1Mb)
  191. Air Force Hour - First Song - Triumph Of Old Glory (6.8Mb)
  192. Air Force Hour - First Song - June Is Bustin' Out All Over (6.9Mb)
  193. The Listening Post (6.7Mb)
  194. Air National Guard Show - Flying High (4.7Mb)
  195. Al Trace and His Silly Symphonists - First Song 'American Polka' (3.3Mb)
  196. Alven Helfer News - Lead Story Berlin Blockade (1Mb)
  197. Amanda Of Honeymoon Hill - Grandmothers Fight over Grandchild (unknown file size)
  198. Amazing Mr Tutt - Advice To A Young Lawyer (6.7Mb)
  199. Amazing Mr Smith, The (6.2Mb)
  200. Amazing Nero Wolfe - The Shakespeare Portfolio (unknown file size)
  201. America Calling - A Salute To The Greek Nation (18.6Mb)
  202. America Dances - With Count Basie (5.6Mb)
  203. America Sings - Me And My Shadow (5.5Mb)
  204. Gems For Thought (unknown file size)
  205. Andre Kostalantaz - Guest Lily Pons (6.9Mb)
  206. Andy Russell Show - Episode Ti (unknown file size)
  207. Andy Russell Show - Guest - Johnny Mercer (unknown file size)
  208. Anniversary Show (12.8Mb)
  209. Armstrong Of The SBI - Deadliest Of The Species (11.2Mb)
  210. Armstrong Theater Of Today - Thunder & The Miracle (7Mb)
  211. Armstrong Theater of Today - Silhouette (5.8Mb)
  212. Arnold Grimms Daughter - Stan Has A Surprise for Connie (13.7Mb)
  213. Art Bakers Notebook - 10th Anniversary Show (26.6Mb)
  214. no title (2.3Mb)
  215. Art Gilmore Show - Valley Of The Old Men (6.6Mb)
  216. Arthur Mann (3.2Mb)
  217. Asa Martin Show (6.5Mb)
  218. Americans At Work (14.5Mb)
  219. Atlantic Spotlight (8.5Mb)
  220. Alex Dreier's Weekly News Analysys (13.4Mb)
  221. Attorney At Law - Case Of The Asia Express (6.8Mb)
  222. Attorney For Defence - Murder of Charles Stuart Grant (6.9Mb)
  223. Closed Circuit 530828 Promotional Announcements (12Mb)
  224. no title (13.6Mb)
  225. no title (13.3Mb)
  226. Americans At Work (unknown file size)
  227. Americans At Work (unknown file size)
  228. Adventure Story (unknown file size)
  229. Adventure Story (unknown file size)
  230. American Forum Economic Forecast for 1949 (unknown file size)
  231. Blueberry Hill - Guest - Hattie McDaniel (9.9Mb)
  232. Captian Courage (unknown file size)
  233. Captian Danger - The Alternative (unknown file size)
  234. Chief Grey Wolf's Teepee (3.8Mb)
  235. Constance Bennett Calls (3.2Mb)
  236. Captian Courage (2) (unknown file size)
  237. Chief Grey Wolf's Teepee (2) (3.2Mb)
  238. Counterfeit - Dynamiter in Suede Shoes (5.7Mb)
  239. C P MacGregor Show - The Outward Voyage (11.5Mb)
  240. Colgate Cavalcade (unknown file size)
  241. Colgate Cavalcade (unknown file size)
  242. Corn Cobblers Show (3.3Mb)
  243. The Choraliers - First Song - Rosalie (13.8Mb)
  244. Beechnut Hour - Phil Baker (5.3Mb)
  245. Behind The Story - Modern Jonah (3.2Mb)
  246. Bob Connor - From Fort Worth (4Mb)
  247. Bob Smith Show - Guest - Donald Duck (unknown file size)
  248. By The People - The Burning of Washington (23.1Mb)
  249. Cadbury Time - Time We Three (4.3Mb)
  250. Children's Story - Captain One Eye Disappears (3.6Mb)
  251. Children's Story - Missing Whistle (4Mb)
  252. Christmas For Eve - Lorriane Day (5.9Mb)
  253. Christmas With Love - James Gleason (3.1Mb)
  254. Cobbs, The - My Hero (10Mb)
  255. Crazy Quilt - First Song - Because He Reminds Me Of You (5.4Mb)
  256. Crazy Quilt - First Song - I'll Do Anything You Do. (5.3Mb)
  257. Crow and the Quail - Jud Montrose Case (9.5Mb)
  258. The Black Chapel - The Crawling Terror (3.2Mb)

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