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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:

    First Transcontinental Flight of The Hindenburg
    79 Years Later

    Episode 3 11-23-49 "The Woman In The Case"
    Stars Parker Fennelly
    MUTUAL Sustaining

    7-26-55 "Mrs. Black"
    Host: Johnny Olson
    NBC Sustaining

    5-9-36 "The Hindenburg Arrival In The United States" Live coverage of the first transcontinental flight of The Zeppelin Airship Hindenburg"

    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:

    (Synd) 1945-46 "The Fiery Deaths" by the author of THE SHADOW.

    (NBC) 4/14/50 "It Happens Every Spring" stars Ray Milland who introduces movie director, Lloyd Bacon.

    (WOR/Synd) 4/5/10 The Brentwood mystery continues.

    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 is our Memorial Day show for 2015.

    We dedicate this program to the many who have served our country over the years and to those who have lost their lives by doing so.

    05/30/1960 (629) Decoration Day Togetherness.
    Stars Alan Bunts and Peg Lynch.

    05/30/1951 Special Memorial Day Program. Origin Of Taps.

    05/31/1943 Lincoln's Wife.

    05/30/1941 Schoolhouse Speech.

    05/28/1937Decoration Day Parade.

    05/30/1943 ep084 Memorial Day Parade.


    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 170


    Time for another trip to the upper crust "cultural scene" at New York's radio city in the early 1940's to hear the Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street. On CMSLBS we'll hear tongue-in-cheek dignified commentary in the manner of Metropolitan Opera radio broadcaster Milton Cross. The popular CMSLB began on the NBC Blue Network in 1940 and continued to 1944, with a revival in the early 1950's. The quasi long-haired commentary was humorously satirical, but the swing music was pure, sweet, genuine, joyful Dixieland jazz. Each show usually began with introductory words by announcer Jack McCarthy like "Good evening, lovers of fine music. Welcome to the no-doubt world-famous Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, and another concert dedicated to the perpetuation of the three B's - barrelhouse, boogie-woogie, and the blues." [The "barrelhouse" refers to an early form of jazz with boisterous piano playing, group improvising, and two-beat rhythm heard in juke joints or barrelhouses of New Orleans in the early 1900's.]

    This CMSLBS show from May 26, 1941, resumes our earlier Classics & Curios spotlight on the show (which you can revisit in Episodes 109 and 110 in my Olde Tyme Radio Archives) and features guest Benny Carter, known especially as a trumpeter, composer, and arranger, but most of all as a saxophonist. He was one of the first jazz artists to bring "hot jazz" into arranged music.

    Listen carefully to the commentary for bits and pieces of tongue-in-cheek humor, scripted by Welbourn Kelley, and enjoy the uplifting music from Benny and the two "house" bands: Henry Levine and his Dixieland Little Symphony (or Octet), along with clarinetist/saxophonist Paul Laval and his Ten "Termite-Proof" Woodwinds.

    Songs include "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" by Levine's band and "Down Home Rag" and "Sheik of Araby" by Laval's. Benny does "Stardust" on trumpet and "Honeysuckle Rose" on alto sax backed by Laval who also does "My Gal Sal" on the alto saxophone.

    Finally, Levine performs W.C Handy's "Aunt Hagar's Blues" and "Farewell Blues," which is indeed not a blues tune but "torrid" jazz done in the tempo of "Look Out, Here They Come." The theme "Basin Street Blues" ends the show while the musicians one by one leave the stage in the manner of Haydn's famous "Farewell Symphony" performances.

    A serious and informative feature on this show is a visit by jazz scholar Charles Edward Smith who discusses his and F. Ramsey's [then] new book on the history of jazz with the title JAZZMEN, available now at Smith mentions several jazz pioneers like Buddy Bolden, King Oliver, Bunk Johnson, Louis Armstrong, and Benny Carter. Chamber "Chairman" Dr. Geno Hamilton serves as commentator as he generously assigns titles of doctor or professor to all participants, including himself.

    Look for more Chamber Music Society shows to come here on Classics & Curios Song & Smile Time. It is my prayer that these programs may bring joy to your heart, a smile to your soul, and glory to God, who lovingly blesses us with laughter and music.


    Check out Jerry Haendiges' extensive collection of CMSLBS shows.


    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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    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

    Big John and Stu celebrate Mother's Day and Memorial Day!

    Alice Faye and Phil Harris (l to r) Alice Faye, Anne Whitfield, Phil Harris, Jeanine Roose Jack Webb Harold Peary
    Alice Faye and Phil Harris (l to r) Alice Faye, Anne Whitfield, Phil Harris, Jeanine Roose Jack Webb Harold Peary

    The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show - "Mother's Day Present" (aka "Hot Merchandise")
    originally aired Sunday, May 8, 1949 on NBC
    Starring: Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliot Lewis, Walter Tetley, Jeanine Roose, 
    Anne Whitfield, Robert North.
    Bill Foreman announcing.
    Sponsor: Rexall

    Dragnet - "The Big Mother" 
    originally aired Thursday, November 9, 1950 on NBC
    Starring: Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough.
    Hal Gibney and George Fenneman announcing.
    Sponsor: Fatima Cigarettes

    The Great Gildersleeve - "Memorial Day Parade"
    originally aired Sunday, May 30, 1943 on NBC
    Starring: Harold Peary, Lurene Tuttle, Walter Tetley, Earle Ross, Ben Alexander, 
    Shirley Mitchell, Lillian Randolph, Richard LeGrand.
    Ken Carpenter announcing.
    Sponsor: Kraft

    Anthology - "Memorial Day 1954"
    originally aired Sunday, May 30, 1954 on WNBC/NBC
    Starring: Bing Crosby, Agnes Moorehead, Frank Lovejoy, Walter Huston.
    Harry Fleetwood announcing.

    running time: 2 hours, 43 minutes, 03 seconds

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