Free Old Time Radio Shows from "The Golden Age of Radio"

Family sitting around the radio listening to old time radio.

Welcome to Old Radio World! Here you will find some of the most popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Before television, radio provided entertainment by presenting radio plays and programs of mystery, intrigue, and comedy. There was also news and soap operas.

If you are new to old time radio, have a look at how the sound men created the broadcasts with sound effects. The nine minute video, "Back of the Mike", begins with a child listening to the radio and his imagination is put on the screen. The camera then goes to a 1930s era radio sound studio where the program is originating. This video gives you an insightful look at how those intriguing and astonishing sounds were created.

Latest Shows Added:

Our Miss Brooks Green Valley Line Magnificent Montague Lux Radio Theatre It Pays To Be Ignorant Mind Webs A Canticle for Liebowitz Terry and the Pirates

Popular Shows

Vintage Commercials The Shadow CBS Radio Mystery Theater Abbott and Costello Amos 'n' Andy


A Date with Judy Abbott and Costello Amos 'n' Andy Blondie Bob Hope Ed Wynn The Fire Chief Father Knows Best Fibber McGee and Molly It Pays To Be Ignorant Jack Benny Judy Canova Show Magnificent Montague Our Miss Brooks Red Skelton The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet The Aldrich Family The Baby Snooks Show The Great Gildersleeve


A Canticle for Liebowitz Adventures By Morse Authors' Playhouse Bold Venture Campbell Playhouse Cathy and Elliott Lewis On Stage Dragnet Encore Theater Gang Busters Nightbeat Radio City Playhouse Terry and the Pirates The Adventures of Maisie The Adventures of the Thin Man The Black Museum The FBI in Peace and War The First Nighter Program The Lives Of Harry Lime The Price of Fear Wayside Theater Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar


A Man Called X Barry Craig Confidential Investigator Beyond Midnight Boris Karloff Candy Matson CBS Radio Mystery Theater CBSRMT Danger Dr. Danfield Escape Radio Shows Lights Out Quiet Please Suspense Radio Shows The Adventures of Horatio Hornblower The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall The Whistler

Sci Fi / Superheros

2000 Plus Batman Blue Beetle Flash Gordon Frankenstein Journey to the Center of the Earth Mind Webs Omar, The Wizard Of Persia Planet Man Superman The Avenger The Falcon X Minus One


Death Valley Days Fort Laramie Frontier Town Gene Autry Gunsmoke Hopalong Cassidy Red Ryder Roy Rogers Tales Of The Texas Rangers The American Trail The Town Crier

Detective Stories

Blackstone The Magic Detective Boston Blackie The Adventures of Sam Spade The Amazing Mr. Malone The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Shadow


Artie Shaw Benny Goodman Bob Crosby Glen Miller Louis Armstrong The Eddie Arnold Show The Ray Anthony Show Theater of Hits Tommy Dorsey


Fireside Chat with Franklin D. Roosevelt Green Valley Line Jerry of the Circus Les Miserables Lux Radio Theatre Vintage Commercials Voices of History World War II News Broadcasts