What should I do first?
The first thing you must do is read the blog ! It will give you the latest information about the site, and news that you
need to know.
Who sponsors this site?
This site is sponsored by the Old Time Radio Researchers, located at OTRR FACEBOOK and a website
Members and friends contribute to the cost of the server. If you wish to contribute funds to the support of the Library, contact the Librarian
Are the programs here really free?
Yes, all programs are available for free downloads. They have been provided for
your listening pleasure. Members and friends have contributed them from their personal
Why is this site up when you can purchase mp3 files from FTP dealers?
This site is here to make sure that old time radio programs in mp3 format or FLAC are
always available for free, for those not wishing to pay FTP sites for the right to
download them. The vast majority of FTP dealers do not originate the material
they sell, there are a few exceptions. Many of them get their material from
one of the OTR groups located at Yahoo, from one of the local clubs, from
purchasing it on eBay, or by becoming a member of another FTP site under a
So they get it either free or extremely cheap and then get
you to pay for the right to download it. Their claim is that they are not
‘selling’ the program, they are just charging you for bandwidth to
download it. Some say that you can make a donation. But if you do not pay or
make a 'donation', you are extremely limited in what you can download. There are no
bandwidth charges, fees, or anything else required to download from the
OTRRLibrary. All our programs are entirely free. You will never be asked to 'pay',
I can't download any of the episodes. I can only listen on-line. What gives?
Downloading is simple for most of you. You simply highlight the name of the episode you want to download. Hold down the right button of your mouse. From the pull down menu, select 'Save As'. You will then be given the option of which drive and directory you wish to save the episode in. Make your choice, it's that simple.
Why can't I download whole series at once?
There are programs that allow you to do that, but we do not offer them as we consider the practice leeching.
How can I know the programs are right? So many that the MP3 dealers sell are
mis-named, mis-dated, duplicates or are just wrong.
Our programs are verified by the database program OTTER
, which generally
catches most errors. However, some few are missed. So we have membersand friends who
download and listen to every episode to verify its correctness. When they
find a problem, they let us know, and we will let you know about it by posting
to the blog. If possible, we will find a corrected or better episode.