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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 Radio Classics Program Schedule:

    Lauren Bacall
    Memorial Tribute

    Episode 10 2-6-41 "All The World's A Stage"
    Howard Sands as Harvey Carroll
    Marion Winters as Gwen King
    Betty Bacall (Lauren Bacall in her second radio appearance) as Meg King
    Lou Daniels as Jeff King
    Kay Linton as Joyce Fowler
    Al Roy Smith as The Waiter.
    Writer: Allan Gordon.
    Guest Panel: Les Oliver, Riva Zisselman, Rose H. Nussbaum.
    Host: Jay Berger
    Announcer: Jimmy Murray
    KEVD New York Sustained Thursday 10:00 - 10:30

    Episode 15 1-5-47 Guests: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
    Stars: Jack Benny
    Cast: Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson Dennis Day, Phil Harris
    Announcer: Don Wilson
    NBC Lucky Strike Cigarettes Sundays 7:00 - 7:30 pm

    Episode 542 10-14-46 "To Have And Have Not"
    Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
    12th anniversary show
    CBS Lux Soap

    Tom Heathwood's
    "Heritage Radio Theatre"
    Tom has been on Boston radio and producing radio programs since the 1940's, and is now in his 28th year of looking back at OTR on Heritage Radio Theatre.


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    This Week's Heritage Radio Theatre Program Schedule:

    (NBC) 12/26/48 "Alice In Wonderland" starring Dinah Shore as Alice, and adapted from the famed the Lewis Carroll story, presented as a holiday special. A Classic radio program. Full Hour.

    (MBS) 4/24/45 Stars Maurice Tarplan, Story by Robert A. Arthur.

    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:

    This week we pay tribute to:
    Betty Joan Perske
    September 16, 1924
    The Bronx, New York, U.S.

    August 12, 2014 (aged 89)
    New York City, New York, U.S.
    She was better known to all as Lauren Bacall.

    She starred with her husband Humphrey Bogart in
    10/14/46 Episode (541) To Have and Have Not.

    Episode (25) Suicide Or Murder.

    Chapter 5 (The Living Image Of Cambodia).


    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 133


    On radio during the 1940's and beyond, a cigarette company often put out its signature sales "call for Phillip Morris," shouted by Johnny Roventini, while America provided its musical preferences to a call for music by the radio show of the same name. On "Call for Music," Dinah Shore, Johnny Mercer, and Harry James revealed America's musical taste with great songs and performances targeting the 18-25 demographic group.

    This episode continues with two more of the "Call for Music" programs with music that included, first, such numbers as "The Big Brass Band from Brazil," "What'll I Do?" and a medley of blues with "The Saint Louis Blues," "Early in the Mornin' Blues," and "Trumpet Blues." A highlight on this first show is a medley of tunes from the musical "Oklahoma," celebrating its fifth anniversary on broadway, so we hear songs like "People Will Say We're in Love" and "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top." The announcer is Jack Rourke on CBS, and the show found success with Dinah Shore representing popular songs, Johnny Mercer representing Tin Pan Alley and Broadway songwriting, and Harry James representing Big Band music of the period.

    On this "Classics & Curios" second "Call for Music" show Dinah is honored as "Girl Singer of the Year" by "Radio Mirror Magazine." And another broadway show is featured, namely, "Annie Get Your Gun," which produced hits like "Falling in Love is Wonderful," "Doin' What Comes 'Naturally," and "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better." More fine performances come on "Spring Is Here," "But Beautiful," "I Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night," "When Your Lover Has Gone," a Mercer curio specialty of "When Veronica Plays the Harmonica," and a James' jazzy "Cotton Tail."

    Phillip Morris, of course, was one of the most prolific sponsors during the Golden Age of radio, including sponsorship of "It Pays to Be Ignorant," the show that "Call for Music" replaced. Other PM shows included "Kate Smith Sings," "The Mel Torme Show," and "The Bickersons." But according to "Billboard" of May 1, 1948, the cigarette company caused a stir on "Call for Music" when its executives apparently tried to run the show by telephone and ordered Dinah Shore's songs changed at the last minute causing a shakeup of its production team which resulted in Jerry Lawrence and Robert Lee leaving and being replaced by Robert Smith and Bill Brennan, the production team for Jack Smith. Brennan and Smith brought a more structured format and less "jive" type talk as the show moved later to NBC. Eventually, Phillip Morris called for dropping Harry James and Johnny Mercer and lowering the budget considerably, signaling the imminent demise of the show. But while the show was at its peak in 1948 it made listeners feel they indeed had "the sun in the morning and the moon in the evening," and radio was truly "doing alright."


    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. Unfortunately, Steve is currently in the midst of a job search and so is unable to co-host on the newest batch of shows. We’re sure Steve will come back to the show when his schedule allows. In the meantime, Big John’s buddies Stu Chisholm and Greg Barker have been alternating co-hosting duties. It will take us a while to build our audience back so please, tell your friends about “The Glowing Dial”! See you on the radio!


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    Jack McCarthy Al Hodge Brace Beemer Jay Michael

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    Latest Episode # POD07

    Big John and Stu salute radio station WXYZ, Detroit!

    Ned Jordan, Secret Agent - "Adventure Of The True Light Cult"
    originally aired Tuesday, 1940 on WXYZ/MUTUAL
    Starring: Jack McCarthy, Dick Osgood, Shirley Squires. 
    Bob Hite announcing.

    The Green Hornet - "The Highway That Graft Built"
    originally aired Wednesday, October 16, 1940 on WXYZ/Blue Network-ABC/MUTUAL
    Starring: Al Hodge, Tokutaro Hayashi (Raymond Toyo), Leonore Allman, Gilly Shea, Rollon Parker.

    The Lone Ranger - "Trail Of The Broken Horseshoe"
    originally aired Friday, May 2, 1941 on WXYZ/MUTUAL
    Starring: Brace Beemer, John Todd.

    Challenge Of The Yukon (Sergeant Preston Of The Yukon) - "Self-Defense Or Murder?
    originally aired Saturday, December 4, 1943 on WXYZ
    Starring: Jay Michael.. 
    Bill Morgan announcing.

    running time: 2 hours, 23 Minutes, 32 seconds

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