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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:

    Episode 8 "Beach Walk Of The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago"
    Wayne King and His Orchestra
    Vocals: Nancy Franklin.
    Announcer: Franklyn MacCormack.
    Songs: "Pretty Penny", "I'll Buy That Dream", "Star Dust", "Make Believe" "Sleepy Time Gal", "I'll See You Again, Some Bittersweet"
    WGN-AFRS production

    Episode 280 2-3-53 "Miss Spaulding Is Assigned A Different Class"
    STARS: J. Carrol Naish, Alan Reed, Hans Conried, Ken Peters, Joe Forte, Mary Shipp, Jody Gilbert
    Announcer: Charles Lyon
    CBS Wrigley's Gum

    Episode 1 1935
    Features: Jack Coakley and His Orchestra
    Songs: "Baby, Take A Bow", "Easy Come, Easy Go", "Humdinger", "Your Love", "Oh, You Nasty Man"
    Syndicated by MacGregor and Sollie
    Recorded at the Hotel Mark Hopkins in San Francisco

    Episode 175 5-9-38 "My Man Godfrey"
    Stars: William Powell, Carol Lombard
    Host: Cecil B. DeMille
    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:

    (ABC) 1st show of 1947 Series 7/16/47 "Death Robbery" stars Boris Karloff.

    (MBS/Synd.) 4/8/45 "Devil Island" One of the best of the series.

    (US Treas./Synd.) Pgm. #18 - 1947
    Host, Kenny Delmar with Guest: Basil Rathbone.

    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 sample radio episodes from other countries with there origins here in the United States.

    For the first 90 minutes we’ll stay in Australia and hear:

    The Ghost Rustlers.

    Next we will not hear much sound effects or for that matter Jack Webb in this episode of “DRAGNET” entitled, (Under Cover).

    Next we hear Grace Gibson introducing this episode.

    episode (07) (Spotlight On The dutchess).

    Next we continue a serial that was written and directed by Carlton E Morse. It was also syndicated and many heard it in 1944, and others in 1946.

    Cobra King Strikes Back Chapter 2 (The Adventure Continues).


    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 130


    This episode starts off with two rare recordings of duets by Bob Hope and Margaret Whiting: "Ain't We God Fun" and "Lucky Us." I play them, first, because they are delightful and, second, because they set the mood and the stage leading up to four Bob & Ray shows. The connection to Bob & Ray is the fun and laughter Bob & Ray blessed us with through their unique and very special "off the wall" sense of humor.

    Well, if you know OTR you certainly recall Wally Ballou played by Bob of Bob and Ray. "Reporter" Wally started his on the scene reports with "…ly Ballou speaking." That, of course, made fun of the way that technical gaffs sometimes occurred on cuts to remote reporters on radio by creating an "upcut" elision of the reporter's first word. Bob and Ray did indeed love to make fun of the medium of radio, especially silly interviews by stilted newsmen who treated subjects seriously. And they both enjoyed magnifying the insignificant and the unexpected or illogical. As Bob once said, "I guess it's the hilarity of [spoofing] pomposity that hasn't gone out of fashion."

    As fans of Bob and Ray also know, they feasted on funny or curious names of people like Buddy Blodgett and odd place names like the Polygon Ballroom. Most of all, as Bob once said in a real interview, "We spend most of our time entertaining each other." "It was a sad day when we didn't crack each other up," added Ray. In words that described TV sitcoms back in the 1980's [and are even truer today], Ray noted, "Only the laugh machines have a good time. The decisions about television and radio programming are in the hands of the bookkeepers, and they're not noted for their humor." As for most of today's TV sitcoms writers, they might have added the words "sophomoric," "vulgar," and "rarely if ever subtle."

    Characters created by Bob and Ray have delightful names like Natalie Attired, Artie Schermerhorn, Webley Webster, Mary Backstayge [Noble Wife], Larry Lovebreath, Oliver Leo Laatee [or O. Leo Laatee], Mister Science, and Jack Headstrong "All American American."

    On our episode today Bob and Ray allow us briefly to enter their comic universe on four shows as they offer listeners such comedy bits as an interview with the mayor of Lake Chipmonk, who, while explaining the niceness and the newly mosquito-free status of the area, swats mosquitos which listeners can hear buzzing around in the telephone booth. Then there is the gentleman looking for employers seeking employees whose specialty is not being responsible.

    Among other offerings of the duo, they feature a handy burglar kit, illustrate instructions in the Bob & Ray Radio Script Writing School, audition a country western DJ, present a Mary McGoon show, and as a public service explain how the radio audience can obtain Bob and Ray Diplomas, including a Ph.D. -- without having to send money … or vegetables!

    Bob and Ray even treat us to a tune or two, such as the song "Taboo" and their theme song "Mention My Name in Sheboygan." That vintage vaudeville song seems pretty appropriate, of course, because it has the line that proclaims, "Mention my name in Sheboygan, but please don't tell them where I am." All in all, as Bob and Ray point out at the end of each show, their programs are "fast moving and side-stepping." In our household Bob and Ray remain unique and side-splitting comic geniuses who reflect the best of Old Time Radio.

    So, listening to Bob & Ray, the lyrics sung by Hope and Whiting indeed ring true: ""Ain't We Got Fun" and "Lucky Us."


    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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    New programs added every three weeks.

    "Twenty Questions" on radio (l to r) Max Liebman, James Carmine, Bill Slater of "Twenty Questions" "Ask It Basket" radio ticket Ralph Edwards of "Truth Or Consequences" "Can You Top This?" radio ad

    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:


    Latest Episode # POD06

    Big John and Stu are playing games with you!

    Twenty Questions - The Mouse That Ran Up The Clock
    originally aired Sunday, March 10, 1946 on MUTUAL
    Starring: Bill Slater (host), Fred Van Deventer, Florence Rinard, Bobby McGuire, 
    Herb Polasie, E.J. Kahn (panelists) 
    Robert Martin announcing.

    The Ask-It-Basket - What Is A Ruminant?
    originally aired Thursday, September 21, 1939 on CBS
    Starring: Jim McWilliams (host). 
    Panelists are: a stenographer, a sailor, a buyer, a student.
    Del Sharbutt announcing.
    Sponsor: Colgate

    Truth Or Consequences - 6th Anniversary Celebrity Show
    originally aired Saturday, March 23, 1946 on NBC
    Starring: Ralph Edwards (host), Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, 
    Phil Harris, John Charles Thomas, Dinah Shore, George Montgomery, Rudy Vallee, 
    William Bendix, Basil Rathbone, Charlie Cantor, Ken Carpenter, Harlow Wilcox, 
    Jimmy Wallington, Truman Bradley, Don Wilson.
    Jay Stewart announcing.
    Sponsor: Proctor and Gamble for Duz

    Can You Top This? - Complaints
    originally aired Saturday, January 11, 1947 on NBC
    Starring: Ward Wilson (host), Senator Ford, Harry Hershfield, Joe Laurie, Jr., Peter Donald. 
    Charles Stark announcing.
    Sponsor: Colgate/Palmolive

    running time: 2 hours, 43 Minutes

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