The Radio Mystery Theater recordings are from open-reel copies acquired and traded with other fans in my decades of listening and enjoying this classic radio broadcast. Since the launch of the website in 2011, several collectors have contributed sound upgrades (even some second generation broadcasts which were right off the line of CBS). If you happen to have any better quality episodes in your collection, please contact us. All 1,399 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater recordings are available online for your listening pleasure free of charge and I hope the shows bring back some fond memories or create some new fans of Radio Mystery Theater!
MP3 is a sound compression format that allows up to 50+ hours of old time radio shows on just one MP3 CD compared to just 1 hour of recordings on an audio CD. Saving your old time radio show collection in the MP3 format is a great way to save old time radio shows for easy listening. With the introduction of MP3 technology, collections of old time radio shows that once filled rooms on reel-to-reel, cassettes, and transcription disks can now be stored on a small stack of MP3 CDs. (Source: Old Time Radio)
No, The CBSRMT.com website is a fan site of our favorite radio show, Radio Mystery Theater.
You can stream the Radio Mystery Theater episodes online with the html5 player. You can also download the shows one at a time to your computer for offline listening:
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If you can stay awake for 43 days straight, you can hear all 1,399 CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes on this website! This is calculating that there are 1,399 CBSRMT episodes and each episode is ~45 min duration = ~1050 hrs total playtime = 43 days+ of continual listening! We don't suggest you stay awake that long; come back often for your CBS Radio Mystery Theater fix!
Besides the CBSRMT hosts, Tammy Grimes and EG Marshall, actor Robert Dryden appeared in over 300 episodes! Click here for more details and stats on the episodes, ages, and life expectancy of CBSRMT actors.
In 1974, the budget per episode was $30,320 (counting for inflation this would be $144,524 in 2015 dollars) and each episode was produced from scratch every 1.9 days! (Source: National Public Radio Archives, CBS Press Release (1974) and On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio John Dunning.)
These are the same broadcasts with the original hosted by E.G. Marshall , but Hyman Brown hosted the later "revival" rebroadcasts. Himan Brown narrated the 1998 revival broadcast that was aired on NPR and some CBS affilates.
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