When I was a kid in the late 70s and early 80s, I used to fall asleep listening to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  Later on, when I went to school to study communications, I became interested in the radio programs of the golden age of radio like The Shadow, Burns & Allen, The Green Hornet, and Jack Benny.

Thanks to a free app called Old Time Radio Player, you can enjoy these great programs for free on your Android phone or tablet.

Once you install the app, you can browse genres like Adventure, Comedy, Crime/Police, Detective, Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, and Western.

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Once you select a genre, you can browse the shows in that category.

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Then select an episode.

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Once you select an episode, playback is pretty straightforward with options to pause, FF, or rewind.

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You can choose from 70 shows and over 14, 000 episodes, including:

21st Precinct, Abbott And Costello, Adventures By Morse, Adventures Of Maisie, Adventures Of The Abbotts, Aldrich Family, Amos And Andy, Arch Oboler’s Plays, Barry Craig, The Bickersons, Blackstone Magic Detective, Black Museum, Bold Venture, Boston Blackie, Box 13, Broadway Is My Beat, Bulldog Drummond, Burns And Allen, Calling All Cars, Campbell Playhouse, Captain Midnight, Casey Crime Photographer, CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Cloak And Dagger, Command Performance, Counterspy, Crime Does Not Pay, Dick Tracy, Dimension X, Dragnet, Duffy, Escape, Exploring Tomorrow, Father Knows Best, Fibber McGee, Five Minute Mysteries, Flash Gordon, Frank Race, Frontier Town, Gangbusters, Great Gildersleeve, Green Hornet, Gregory Hood, Gunsmoke, Harry Lime, Have Gun Will Travel, Hopalong Cassidy, Inner Sanctum, I Was A Communist For The Fbi, Jack Benny, Jeff Regan, Johnny Dollar, Let George Do It, Life Of Riley, Lightning Jim, Lights Out, Line Up, Lone Ranger, Luigi, Lux Theater, Mercury Theater, Michael Shayne, Mysterious Traveler, Mystery Is My Hobby, My Favorite Husband, My Friend Irma, Nero Wolfe, Nick Carter, Nightbeat, Our Miss Brooks, Pat Novak For Hire, Perry Mason, Philip Marlowe, Philo Vance, Phil Harris and Alice Faye, Price Of Fear, Radio Readers Digest, Richard Diamond, Rocky Jordan, Sam Spade, Screen Guild, Shadow, Sherlock Holmes, Six Shooter, Space Patrol, Speed Gibson, Superman, Suspense, Tales Rangers, The Chase, The Clock, The Saint, This Is Your FBI, Unexpected, Vic Sade, Weird Circle, Whistler, X Minus One, You Are There, You Bet Your Life and more.

Click here to download Old Time Radio Player.

Just tap the install button.

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This app does contain ads. For .99 you can buy the ad-free version.

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They come up together when you search for Old Time Radio Player in the Google Play Store, so make sure to pick the free one to try it out.