|What should I do first?
The first thing you should do is to
read the blog
! It will give you the latest information about the site, and news that you
need to know.
The second is to stick a pin in the map showing your location.
Who sponsors this site?
Are the programs here really free?
This site is sponsored by the OLD TIME RADIO RESEARCHERS, who sponsor a Yahoo group,
a FACEBOOK GROUP and a website .
Members and friends contribute to the cost of the server.
Yes, all programs are available for free downloads. They have been provided for
your listening pleasure. Members 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 are
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 being a few exceptions. Many of them get their material from
one of the many 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
ficticious name. So they get it either free or extremely cheap and try to 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 limited to what you can download. There are no
bandwidth charges, fees, or required to download from the
OTRRLibrary. All our programs are entirely free.
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 members 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.