During radio's "Golden Age", most programs were aired live, rather than prerecorded. Luckily, many were recorded while they were being broadcast — sometimes so a sponsor, a producer, a director, or a performer could listen to them later, other times for legal purposes. Most were recorded onto 16" records, called electrical transcriptions or Transcription Discs. With the introduction of audio tape in the 1950s, transcriptions gradually became a thing of the past, with many being discarded in large quantities. As a result, with the passing of the years, they have become increasingly rare and hard to find.
Though it does take special equipment to play such a large record, many radio enthusiasts do collect them. Some people are interested solely in discs from a favorite series, while others just like to own a few rare and high-quality transcription recordings to frame and hang on their wall.
Add the transcription discs you want to purchase to the shopping cart along with any Old Time Radio CDs, Audiobooks, or Pulps you want and your order will be mailed to you today. We offer a low $4 flat rate postage for everything in your order.
Until our remodeling is completed in the middle of November, all of the Transcription Discs are unavailable except for the discs below.