Old Radio Programs
An Archive Of Historical Old Radio Broadcasts
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Frequently Asked Questions
Most of this site content is from The Golden Age of Radio, a written history of which is on Wikipedia. This site is designed to make it easy to play your favorite old radio programs. Choose a genre or use the alphabet, above, to navigate to your favorite old radio program. Alternatively, use the search box to find your program. All episodes are in MP3 file format. "Play all episodes" links to an M3U playlist file. If you get lost just click the picture of the radio to return to the home page. Clicking the "More Information" button provides a description of the program or its main characters.
Downloadable compressed ZIP files are at the bottom of some of the Most Popular Program pages. Because the title of each episode links directly to the MP3 file for that episode it is easy to download the file for off line play. In Windows right-click your mouse on the title of the show, and then click "Save target as" to save the MP3 file to your hard drive. Note that this method does not work for the "Play all episodes" links. "Play all episodes" is a link to M3U playlist text file. You cannot download the shows from this file.
For a more "radio like" experience try our Streaming links. They act just like radio stations broadcasting your favorite programs twenty-four hours a day. These stations originate from other web sites so we are not responsible for their content.
Our main web site is mirrored at https://f.oldradioprograms.us If the main site is busy you may be able to reach us at the mirror site.
https://m.oldradioprograms.us is our mobile version of this site designed for smart phones and iPods. Most mobile devices are automatically forwarded to the mobile version of this site. If not, you can navigate to the mobile site using this link. If you are using a mobile device and want to use the main site navigate to our mirror site at http://f.oldradioprograms.us
Users who are visually impaired may have a better experience using our mobile web site located at https://m.oldradioprograms.us/.
The site may contain duplicate programs. These are often by design as the program was re-broadcast several times or there were duplicate recordings, from different sources, of the same program (often with different actors).
This web site is not for profit. This site is independently funded and does not accept donations or any other remunerations. Commercials are for historical purposes only and not an endorsement.
All content is believed to be either public domain or an orphaned work. If you are a copyright holder and believe that this site infringes on your copyright, please immediately notify the web master for review. For more information regarding copyrights of old radio programs see the following: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old-time_radio#Copyright_status and http://otrrlibrary.org/copyright.html
This website's Station ID was created by James Pennington and includes the sound effect file "Radio Noises" by Rutger Muller. Many thanks to the Internet Archive, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Wikipedia and many other old radio resources on the internet for much of the source material on this site.
This site does not collect or use any personal information. As such, there is no requirement for a logon. This site does not log traffic, except for troubleshooting connection problems.
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American Broadcasting Company
AFRS: Armed Forces Radio Service (United States)
BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
CBC: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBS: Columbia Broadcasting System (United States)
NBC: National Broadcasting Company (United States)
SA: South Africa
Thousands of free old radio shows in mp3 format. It is just that simple.