Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How do I listen to these shows?
- Can I download the shows without listening to them?
- How many shows can I download?
- Where can I get more shows?
- Why can't we see the entire catalog?
- Can I request my favorite series or episode?
There are many free MP3 players that are widely available. WinAmp (Windows), iTunes (Mac and PC), and Real Player (PC and Mac) are a few of the most popular. On the WinAmp and Real Player sites, there are free and paid versions. The free version will work just fine.
Most PCs and Macs come with everything ready to go. If that is not your case, simply download the software from its manufacturer's web site and install it on your computer. It is important that your computer can read M3U playlist format, but if any of the above players are used, it should already be taken care of.
Please do not use offline downloading software, such as Star Downloader, Internet Download Accelerator, WebStripper, and others. These agents tend to grab too many files and chew up bandwidth at an alarming rate, ruining the experience for others. Please be considerate.
The Old Time Radio Fan places shows on this site for your listening enjoyment, intending to serve on-demand Old Time Radio audio streams. Therefore, the emphasis is placed on real time listening. Please listen via the "Listen Now!" buttons.
For your convenience, however, there is a link on most of the episodes that allows you to directly download the MP3 file.
As many as you like, but please be considerate. This a FREE site and we aim to keep it that way. Generally, downloading up to 8 of hours of OTR (15 or so half-hour episodes) per day is fine. The actual limit is 100MB in any given 24-hour period. If you exceed this guideline, you may receive a 503 Server Busy or Service Unavailable message and be temporarily locked out. :(
If this happens to you, don't fret. Just wait 24 hours before coming back and all will be fine!
There are many places on the web to listen to and/or purchase Old Time Radio shows on the internet. Take a look at the list in the directory to get you started. The DMOZ OTR Page gives a more comprehensive listing. And of course you could always use your favorite search engine, like Yahoo! or Google.
Well, this is a mystery-oriented site! Actually, the online list changes so rapidly that a catalog of all the possible shows is a bit meaningless.
Yes. If there is some particular series you would like featured, just send a note.