The Singles and Doubles Collection: Single Episodes T-Z

(4.6 stars; 7 reviews)


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 Pittsburg 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 unfamilar 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 undoubtely 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 T through Z. A text file containing a list of the MP3 files found on this page appears near the bottom of the page. From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



1001 Wives - Episode Titled 'Lorn O'Donnell' 27:29
13th Juror - Episode Titled 'Whatever Happened To John Wilkes Booth?' 26:56
Tom Powers Life Stories - Radio Tower 13:57
Ziegfield Follies Of The Air - First Show 1:01:14
Tim & Irene 28:27
Then And Now - First Episode 28:08
Texaco Town Summer Revue - Fathers Day 28:28
Tales From Harlem 15:18
Tribute to Irving Berlin 58:44
True or False - Postal Clerks Vs League of Women Voters 27:45
WGN Special - The Nutcracker Suite 30:23
Town Crier 38xxxx Xxx Salute To James Barrie 25:00
Tippo, The Old Circus Clown - Crazy Luke 10:53
Tribute To Their Majesties 57:37
John O'Donnell News 14:43
Your Family and Mine 12:23
We Want A Touchdown - Colgate VS NYU 28:49
Tales of Uncle Remus 39xxxx - Audition #01 12:17
Tales of Uncle Remus 11:14
Wise Crackers 1930s - #069 (cleaned) 14:04
Wise Crackers 1930s - #070 (cleaned) 14:02
Theater Of Famous Radio Players - Madam Exposed 29:58
Theater Of Famous Radio Players - You Can't Argue With Love 29:19
Texas Hall Of Fame - First Song - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers 14:38
Your Treat 14:46
Your Treat - First Song - Deep Night 14:41
40-xx-xxepxxxxWatchmanThe-Audition 21:01
We Present Hollywood - Northwest Mounted Police 13:57
40-xx-xxepxxxxWonderfulWileys-Audition 28:19
Yiddish Melodies in Swing 17:39
Three Strikes, You're Out 29:10
Three Strikes, You're Out 28:26
Tony Won's Scrapbook 28:15
Tony Wons Scrapbook 13:53
Waltz Time - First Song - A Madrigal Of May 31:25
World's Best - The Room without a Door 28:47
Treasury Hour - Guest - Robert Montgomery 28:41
We Hold These Truths 59:50
Three Sheets To The Wind - Sultan's Curse 27:54
What Are We Fighting For - What Pearl Harbor Means To Me 15:38
This Nation At War - Victory Ships 18:40
WOR Summer Theater - The Mystery Of The Perfect Throw From Left Field And The C… 28:04
Victory Theater - Amos And Andy 29:50
To Fly With A Fighting Navy 13:53
Victory Belles 28:39
Troman Harper, Rumor Detective 14:36
Trash is Cash 15:15
48 28:11
Your Daytime Radio Newspaper 15:04
Westinghouse Program 43xxxx - Special Services #21 1st song: "Love Me & The Wor… 29:52
What's New - Host - Cecil B DeMille 59:42
Three Of A Kind 29:45
Your Weight In Gold 30:51
Waltz Time - First Song - Sure Thing 29:10
We Deliver The Goods 31:30
Your Army Service Forces 28:54
This Changing World (44-08-22) 14:43
You Can't Take It With You 31:13
Two On A Clue - The Case Of The Silent Witness 14:31
60 12:41
Thank You America 13:39
Thanksgiving Special 28:45
This Is The Cooper Clan 21:20
64 13:46
Top of the Evening - 1944 Where Does Love Begin 15:02
Yanks In The Orient 15:25
Tribute to FDR 2:06:33
War Bond Matinee 450504 wgn transcription dis 14:40
Wishing Well - First Song - I Promise You 14:06
Wishing Well - First Song - I Begged Her 13:21
Walgreens 44th Birthday 59:23
The Bullock's Show - Universe on Parade 29:50
That's My Pop 30:38
Talent Theater - Guest Jack Statham 29:51
Ted Malone 14:03
Whisper Men 29:59
Whisper Men - Rose Gilman Is Murdered 28:48
78 15:31
Those Mad Masters - Dreams He Is Champ 29:23
Tell Me A Story 28:24
World Of Rosalind Marlowe - Audition 17:01
Tommy Riggs & Betty Lou Show 29:08
Western Stars 45:43
Take It From There 25:03
Western Stars - Guest Sally Foster 1:12:45
Tribute to Al Jolson 31:20
Win Place Or Show - Guest - Agnes Hamilton 29:25
46-xx-xxepxxxxWordsWithMusic-GiftOfTheMagi 15:29
Your Date With Deb - First Song - Give Me Five Minutes More 30:56
Your Land And Mine 28:46
Your Land And Mine 14:06
U S Postal Inspector 28:18
Walgreen Hour - 470327 - Bob H 10:44
The Time, The Place, The Tune 29:47
Tony Martin Show 28:55
Voice Of Freedom 13:41
The Treasury Show 29:19
Treasury Agent - The Faithful Wife 29:12
Tex Benneke-Glenn Miller Orchestra 23:35
What's Doing Ladies - Definition of a good Housewife 24:31
Virginia Gregg - Audition 8:41
Young In Heart - Treasure Island 32:29
What the Name of that Song Pt 1 15:21
Tony Awards - Antoinette Perry Awards 14:04
Joseph Enos 14:26
Your Crossword Quiz 29:09
Tillamook Kitchen 13:08
Voice In The Night - The Necklace 29:57
Voice Of The Nation 14:42
Your Home Town Reporter - Audition 14:23
You Can Be A Star - First Contestant - Edgar Von Falconberg 27:34
Voices Down The Wind 29:36
Who Said That 29:38
Tales Of Fatima - A Much Expected Murder 29:47
Tales Of Fatima - Time To Kill 29:32
Wendy Warren And The News 14:45
Tell Your Neighbor 14:40
Top Tunes With Trendler 30:05
VFW Golden Jubilee Show - Guest - Dinah Shore 29:28
4X-XX-XX 26:54
121 28:54
T. Texas Tyler 8:02
The Wizard Of Odds 29:29
Up For Parole - Case Of John Newton 29:48
125 29:46
What's With Herbert - Guest Phil Foster 28:02
Wanted - Cop Killer Of The West 29:13
That's Our Boy 29:59
Welcome Travelers - Mr & Mrs Tobel 28:45
Wilkins Amateur Hour 1:01:09
50-xx-xxepxxxxWhatsMyLine-FirstGuestIsACircusStrongman 24:18
This Is Our Heritage 28:07
Win Your Spurs 27:29
Violence - The Case Of Arthur Bowman 29:07
Through The Opera Glass - Carmen 24:59
This Is O'Shea 30:47
Time For Love - The Foreign Agent (2) 25:48
53-04-12epxxxxWelcomeTravelers 29:17
Walter O'Keefe's Americana - Audition 15:46
Three Pairs And An Ace - First Song - Stumblin' 13:38
You Can't Win - Maharaja's Millions 12:40
Tomorrow 58:18
Fifth Row Center - Episode Titled 'Model Princess' 31:01
Theater X - Left Finger, Third Hand 29:23
You Win 28:17
Voices Of Vista - Woody Allen 24:03
Voices Of Vista - Mable Mercer 24:15
Tribute To Tex Ritter 1:37:48
7FrontStreet47-09-25SoapOperaFirstHalfofShow 15:20
7 Front Street - Sheik 30:00
Till The Day I Die 28:42
Zorro, Adventures Of 12:14
xx-xx-xxep0003ThrillHunter-GhostInTheCemetery 27:05
Zorro, Adventures Of (2) 12:19
Treasury Bandstand - AFRTS #125 (cleaned) 25:11
xx-xx-xxep0280TributeToTheDairyIndustry-GuestBobHope 14:28
Tales of the Seven Seas - The Man who Made Knives 29:27
The Teller of Hawaiian Tales - Ghost Dance on the Punch Bowl 15:11
Teller of Hawaiian Tales - One Ditch the Menehune Built 14:53
xx-xx-xxepxxxxTennesseeErnieFord-Audition1 14:46
xx-xx-xxepxxxxTennesseeErnieFord-Audition2 12:26
xx-xx-xxepxxxxThreeforAdventure-RoundhouseRosieepAudition.MP3 31:29
Hal Kemp & His Orchestra 31:57
xx-xx-xxepxxxxTimesSquare-Auditionep2 27:17
To Stars And Stripes 3xxxxx Xxx The Story Of George Washington 26:38
Unknown Episode 14:33
xx-xx-xxepxxxxTonightInHollywood-Guest-LucilleBall 14:29
xx-xx-xxepxxxxTrainTime-Audition 30:41
xx-xx-xxepxxxxTrobriandTheAdventurer-HeadHunters 26:39
Trouble Is My Business 13:50
WGN Barndance 52:14
xx-xx-xxepxxxxWildBillElliot-TheMysteryOfTheVanishingStag 14:14
Woolworth Hour - Twinkle 22:01
xx-xx-xxepxxxxWorldsGreatestMysteries-BerlinSniper 28:30
xx-xx-xxepxxxxWorldsGreatestMysteries-JackTheRipper 10:03


Wizard of Odds Isn't

(0 stars)

This is a Leave it to Joan show from Jan. 20, 1950. A fine cast. Joe Kearns plays the father, Shirley Mitchell as Penny, Willard Waterman as Mr. Hackaday and guest star Al Jolson tossing out some pretty funny ad-libs. The show was originally a CBS summer replacement series that debuted on Monday, July 11, 1949. The line-up introduced that night began with "Young Love," a comedy starring Janet Waldo and Jimmy Lydon revealing the tribulations of a secretly married couple attending a college which forbids student marriages. "Leave It To Joan" aired next. It was followed by "Breakfast With Burrows", written, produced and directed by comedian Abe Burrows. In previous programs, Burrows confined the cast to one person, himself. His new show found him surrounded with all sorts of characters. CBS' new Monday summer line-up concluded with "Straw Hat Concerts," featuring light concert and operetta music.

A large collection of forgotten and/or short-lived shows

(4 stars)

As usual, with a collection this large there will be a few mis-named shows, something that's entirely able to be lived with. When you start to download (i.e., save as), you'll get the correct name or topic. While several people will comment or complain that there are errors that should be corrected and made right, you know what? I simply appreciate the opportunity to listen to shows that might otherwise not be available. Thanks for the effort, and thanks for a collection that deserves four stars simply for being available for all of us.

MP3 Tags vs File Names

(0 stars)

"When you start to download (i.e., save as), you'll get the correct name or topic." FYI: If a file has an MP3 title tag, that automatically appears on the page instead of the file name. A nice little feature of the Internet Archive, but that means that the file name and the MP3 tags embeddd within the file both should be correct!


(0 stars)

49-07-01epxxxxWendyWarrenAndTheNews.mp3 should be dated 49-06-17 --- Latitude Zero - First Show is Tony Wons' Scrapbook --- Tillanook Kitchen should be Tillamook Kitchen -- Todays Children.mp3 s/b dated 49-05-09. 4 available in mp3 --- Wanted - Cop Killer Of The West - at least 6 available in mp3 -- 46-09-04 Western Trails.mp3 s/b Western Stars -- 5 episode of Adventures of Zorro available at

errors found

(0 stars)

These two in The Adventures of Zorro xx-xx-xxep0001ZorroAdventuresOf.mp3 xx-xx-xxep0009ZorroAdventuresOfep2.Mp3 are not singles or doubles... At least 4 shows can be found online... Also Take It Or Leave it is from 42-11-08 Football teams... There's at least five available from this series available... 48-02-18epxxxxWhattheNameSongPt1.mp3 s/b titled What's the Name Of that Song

A good collection

(4 stars)

Your Humphrey Borgart Audition program is actually a Bob Trendler program which was broadcast from the studios of WGN radio sometime around the late 1940's. Bob recently passed away this past July 2011 at the age of 99

Sunday Serenade

(4 stars)

file is actually a 2+ hour tribute to FDR from right after his demise, in 1945. what an amazing pile of random history!

Thank you!!

(5 stars)

"Thanks for the effort, and thanks for a collection that deserves four stars simply for being available for all of us."