PKorn's Old Time Radio Trading Site

Welcome to my Trading site for Old-Time Radio Shows

Please contact me if you'd lke to trade for any of the shows I have here.

I'd prefer CD for CD, but could accommodate individual file trading.

Just because I don't have a show in the database doesn't mean I'm not interested in acquiring it.

To get a listing of the programs in my database, click here.

To search the Titles or notes for the shows, click here.

For help or information about how the site is organized, click here.

To send me an email (, click here.

General Information

As part of my OTR hobby, I created a database of all the shows I had plus some shows I am interested in.
I started this site as an exercise in PHP (a scripting language for web pages) and mySQL (an open-source database).


My OTR database is searchable and Most reports are sortable
(You can search for a program name. Once looking at the individual shows, you can search Titles and Notes)
Each show has the following information:

Program Name
Airdate (if unknown, the default is "0000-00-00")
CD (if part of my collection, the CD is listed, if it is blank, then I don't have it)

Note (extra information about the file or the show)
You can sort a report by a column heading by clicking that heading. If the heading is not underlined, then the table is already sorted by that column.
Most (currently about 85%, wrking on the rest) of all the files have MP3 tags for 'Artist', 'Album', and 'Title'
See Note below for more information

A Note about Filenames

Titles in the database are NOT the actual filenames, merely a representation.
For consistency, I have used the following convention:
When dealing with a regularly-aired program (with known airdates), the file name will look like this:

JBen 380206 Jack Is Late.mp3

A Program Code (around 4 Characters), the broadcast date (in YYMMDD format), a description of the show (sometimes truncated for space reasons), and the file format (primarily .mp3)
If a program is missing date information, the airdate is omitted rather than using something like "XXXXXX". If part of a date is known, that information is included (e.g. sometime on 1953 would be 530000").

Reliability of Information

Most of the information in the database is taken from the filename itself.
I have NOT verified the contents of most of the files. As such, I cannot guarantee the reliability of the information. If I become aware of an error, I will correct the information as quickly as I can.

CD Information

After collecting many shows on random CDs, I decided it would be best to organize them by Program. Most of the CDs in the database contain one (or part of one) program. When my collecion of a program was small, I tried to gather them together in related topics.

MP3 Tag Information

I usually listen to my OTR files away from my computer and I wanted to use the MP3 tags. So, as I was organizing the shows onto program-specific CDs, I took the extra step of encoding MP3 tags. NOTE: Some of the CDs I have were directly acquired through other trading sites so they have not been MP3 tag encoded yet.

I encoded them like this:
Album: Name of the Program (e.g. "Jack Benny")
Title: Name of the Show (e.g. "Jack Is Late")
Artist: Code for show and airdate (if known) (e.g. "JBen 380206")