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Jerry Haendiges'
"Old Time Radio Classics"
Jerry began broadcasting over several Southern California stations from 1969 till 1989. In 1974, with Jim Coontz and Kevin Stern, he started an old time radio club in Los Angeles, The Society To Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy, using the acronym SPERDVAC. In 2002 he offered to Guest host his very close friends, John and Larry Gassman's "Same Time, Same Station" temporarily till they could take it over again. John and Larry are now back and you hear their excellent programs right here every week right here on his Olde Tyme Radio Network. Jerry is continuing on using his original show title of "Old Time Radio Classics."


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    This Week's Old Time Radio Classics Schedule:

    Episode 4 10-6-40
    STARS: Irene Rich
    NBC Welch's Grape Juce

    Episode 49 5-5-47 "It Happened On Fifth Avenue"
    Guest Star: Gale Storm
    STARS: Elliott Lewis, Howard McNear
    MUTUAL Petri Wine Mondays 8:30 - 9:00 pm

    Episode 9 1-8-53 "Being A Teenager Is Like Sitting On Flypaper"
    Stars: Gale Gordon, Barbara Whiting
    Announcer: Roy Rowan
    Creator: Sally Benson
    Director/Writer: Henry Garson
    CBS Sustained Monday-Friday 7:15 - 7:30 Pm

    Episode 1 7-9-53 "Random Harvest"
    Stars: Ronald Colman, Bonita Hume (Colman)
    Summer replacement series for the "Bing Crosby Show"
    Producer/Director: Jaime Del Valle
    Host/Announcer: Ken Carpenter
    Music: Wilber Hatch
    CBS General Electric Company Thursdays 8:30 - 9:00 pm

    Episode 1 5-19-49 "There's A Body In My Room"
    STARS: Frank Lovejoy
    NBC Sustaining


    Larry and John Gassman's
    "Same Time, Same Station"
    Identical twin brothers, John and Larry Gassman are used to surprising skeptics. Blind since birth, they have been exceeding the expectations of doubting observers all their lives.
    The Gassman's radio careers were launched in 1973, at a small radio station at Rio Hondo College in Whittier. By 1980, they were the sole hosts, producers and engineers of the KPCC-FM radio program, "Same Time, Same Station". The show was devoted to airing vintage radio programs which featured dramas, comedies, variety programs, news broadcasts and documentaries from the 1930's, '40's, and '50's. These original productions were aired in their entirety, uncut and uninterrupted. The show lasted until March of 2000. They then moved their program to KCSN in Northridge, California. In 2002 they both became to busy to continue the broadcast. Rather then to see the show die, Jerry Haendiges offered to "guest" host the show temporarily. After an absence of over 8 years, the Gassman's are happy to now resume "Same Time, Same Station" on my Olde Tyme Radio Network (and I'm really happy to have them back)..


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    This Week's Same Time, Same Station Program Schedule:

    Interview with Bobb Mott

    Episode 809 10-3-53 "The Case Of The St. Louis Jewel Robbery"

    LIVING 1948
    Episode 36 10-31-48 "Let's Sit This One Out"
    The right to vote and low poll turnout.

    Episode 131 5-21-48 "Solo Performance"


    Duane Keilstrup's
    "OTR Classics And Curios"
    Duane Victor Keilstrup, Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Arlington, is a native Nebraskan and a Texan by choice. He grew up enjoying big bands at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha and now produces vintage music and classic radio comedy shows on YesterdayUSA. He served many years as editor of an educational journal and recently authored a book with the subtitle "Singing and Soaring on Paths of Joy" at Xulon Press. Dr. Keilstrup and his wife of over 50 years reside in Arlington, Texas where they enjoy their three children, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Duane says he is excited to join The Olde Tyme Radio Network and invites listeners to visit his website at


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    This Week's Classics & Curios Show:

    "Echoes of Songs and Laughter"

    Episode 229

    Eddie Hubbard Show: "Why Don't You Play!"

    This Eddie Hubbard show features songs not often heard. Songs that stand out are Jim Reeves’ “Golden Memories & Silver Tears,” Montovani’s “Capricio Italiano,” Tony Martin’s “Just a Gigolo,” Ray Conniff’s “Morgen (One More Sunrise),” Eydie Gorme’s “You’ve Changed,” and Harry James’ “Music Makers.” But other songs really make this show extra special, not just because of the melodies, but either because of the artists or because of the lyrics or both.

    First among the extra special songs is the vintage jazz standard “Hurry on Down to My House, Baby” performed wonderfully by Mel Torme. Then another jazz tune, “My Very Good Friend, the Milkman, Said You Should Marry Me” is sung by rarely heard jazz artist Maxine Sullivan. Also, Eddie plays a really outstanding “pick-me-up” message song composed and performed joyfully by Ray Stevens, “Everything Is Beautiful In It’s Own Way.”

    Another extra special vintage tune that touches the treasury of memories is one written and sung by Paul Williams, “Just An Old Fashioned Love Song.” And then there is the great old song written and sung by Hoagy Carmichael, “Little Old Lady,” a tune sung from the heart, perhaps remindful of a sweet lady in listeners’ lives or imaginations. Finally, among extra special songs on this show is one that is special not for sweet nostalgia, not to pick us up, not for its musical excellence, and not even for the artists who recorded it. It’s “specialness” is based on its historical notoriety as an all time “downer” tune, often called the “Hungarian Suicide Song.” Frankly, it’s a song I avoid playing except to illustrate its historical significance. While Billie Holiday’s version is most famous, Eddie plays an impressive version by Billy Eckstein. The title of the song? “Gloomy Sunday.”

    Among very special artists on the show is Maxine Sullivan whose voice was characterized by critic Leonard Feather as one that “remains one of those immutable wonders in which simplicity, understatement and a lightweight sou … have always been the bench marks.” The style of the jazz and blues singers of the early twentieth century was to belt out a song in a loud voice. In contrast, Sullivan sang with a softer swing style that was more intricate but less powerful. She appeared as the featured vocalist on CBS radio's Saturday Night Swing Club, and then headed from New York to Hollywood to make movies. In 1938 she appeared in two films. In “Going Places,” starring Louis Armstrong and Ronald Reagan, she recorded "Jeepers Creepers," which would become another Sullivan standard. She also made a second film, “St. Louis Blues,” in which she sang the title track. As a singer Sullivan broadened her range and ventured toward pop music with recordings such as "I've Got the World on a String," "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams," and "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues." Maxine also performed with Johnny Long and Glenn Miller. (from Women in Jazz online)

    Sometimes the impact or poetic implication of song lyrics pass by too quickly or are virtually second to the impact of both the artists’ performances and of timeless melodies. (See my comments about this subject in my book The Christian Professor in the Secular University: Singing and Soaring on Paths of Joy, Chapters 7 and 8.) To me that happens to some extent in the songs “Little Old Lady” and “Just An Old Fashioned Love Song.” For example, as I listen more carefully or stop to digest the lyrics in the former song I find sweet memories of my Mom lingering in the lyrics in a song she herself often sang:

    Sweet and shy…
    A smile on your face,
    You're a perfect picture
    In your lavender and lace…
    Little old lady, time for tea.
    Here's a kiss, two or three.
    You're just like that little old lady
    I hold dear to me.

    As I hear and stop to embrace the words in “… Old Fashioned Love Song” my mind takes me back to dating my wife, 52 years ago, and in my heart I am singing again the songs we listened to together that became reality with dreams come true:

    Just an old fashioned love song,
    Playing on the radio
    And wrapped around the music is the sound …
    Just an old fashioned love song,
    One I'm sure they wrote for you and me.
    Just an old fashioned love song…
    To weave our dreams upon and listen
    To each evening when the lights are low,
    To underscore our love affair with tenderness
    And feeling that we've come to know…
    No need in bringing 'em back
    'Cause they've never really gone…

    I am thankful that Eddie responded to listeners’ requests to play tunes rather rarely heard. Several, of course, are worth playing often, and I’m so pleased that I could revisit them on this Eddie Hubbard show, first heard April 27, 1989. I hope you enjoy them with me once more — or perhaps for the very first time.


    Big John Matthews and Steve "Archive" Urbaniak's
    "The Glowing Dial"
    Big John has been into OTR since his early teens. He met Steve in 1990 and they found that they had similar interests like OTR and things nostalgic. In 1996 they started ”The Glowing Dial” for Yesterday USA and it ran for 5 years there. They had to stop for a few years due to Big John's health. Then in 2003 they started up again and ran for 4 years when, again Big John’s health forced another hiatus. But now, they're back once again, this time hopefully to stay. Big John’s buddies Stu Chisholm and Greg Barker filled in for an absent Steve, who was involved in a full-time search for work after being let go by the newspaper he had worked at for over 20 years. But now, Steve is back! He is suitably employed now and has the time to co-host the show once again. He says he missed his time away and is very glad to be back on the air. It will take us a while to build our audience back after a 7 year hiatus, so please, tell your friends about “The Glowing Dial”! See you on the radio!


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    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

    The Glowing Dial
    October 16 thru November 5, 2016

    Big John and Steve celebrate Halloween!

    Harold Peary Herb Butterfield Marian and Jim Jordan Eve Arden
    Harold Peary Herb Butterfield Marian and Jim Jordan Eve Arden

    The Great Gildersleeve - "The Halloween Party" 
    originally aired Sunday, October 31, 1943 on NBC 
    Starring: Harold Peary, Walter Tetley, Lurene Tuttle, Lillian Randolph, 
    Richard LeGrand, Shirley Mitchell, Earle Ross, Bea Benadaret. 
    Ken Carpenter announcing. 
    Sponsor: Kraft Foods

    Author's Playhouse - "The Inexperienced Ghost" by H.G. Wells 
    originally aired Monday, December 4, 1944 on NBC 
    Starring: Herb Butterfield, Wilms Herbert, Claire Brown, Charles Egleston. 

    Fibber McGee and Molly - "Halloween Party At Gildersleeve's House" 
    originally aired Tuesday, October 24, 1939 on NBC 
    Starring: Jim and Marian Jordan, Harold Peary, Donald Novis, Bill Thompson, 
    Billy Mills Orchestra, Isabel Randolph. 
    Harlow Wilcox announcing. 
    Sponsor: Johnson's Wax

    Our Miss Brooks - "Halloween Party" 
    originally aired Sunday, October 30, 1949 on CBS 
    Starring: Eve Arden, Jane Morgan, Richard Crenna, Gale Gordon, Leonard Smith, 
    Jeff Chandler, Gloria McMillan. 
    Bob Lemond announcing. 
    Sponsor: Colgate Dental Cream, Lustre Creme Shampoo

    running time: 2 hours, 56 minutes, 25 seconds

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