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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:

    Labor Day Special

    9-1-41 Special Labor Day Program
    Master of Ceremonies: Melvyn Douglas
    Featuring: James Cagney, Edward Arnold, Lowell Thomas, Duke Ellington, Golden Gate Chorus, Ivy Anderson, Joseph Britten, Sidney Hilman, Ernest Bevens, William Green, Philip Murray.
    Labor Day Address By: Franklin D. Roosevelt from Hyde Park.

    9-2-56 Guest: Secretary Of Labor James E. Mitchell
    Moderator: Ned Brooks.
    Panel: Marcus Child (St. Louis Post Dispatch), Edwin Lahey (Washington Knight Ridder), Roscoe Drummond (New York Herold Tribune), William Hines (Washington Evening Star).
    Producer: Lawrence E. Spivak

    Episode 534 9-3-50 Special Labor Day Program
    "Why would you be very wise to choose a spot for your labor day picnic near a good supply of Gambosi a Finnus?"
    Special Labor Day Program

    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:

    (MBS) 04/11/49 Stars: John Stanley in "The Adventure of the Mad Miners of Cardiff"

    "Big Brother Bob Emery" on WEEI, Boston, as preserved by 1926 Brunswick 78 rpm disk.

    (NBC/Red) 12/8/44 "Men In White"
    The day after Pearl Harbor is attacked.

    (Blue) 10/19/44 "Air Attack". Nice wartime episode.

    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 take a look at musical programs that were spoofs about popular music of the era.

    12/17/41 First Song - Everybody Step. Guest Ward Byron.


    12/28/36 Rusty Hinge. Done from San Francisco.

    We’ll hear several recordings from Spike Jones as well as from Paul Weston and his wife Jo Stafford in there guise as Jonathan and Darlene.

    Cobra King Strikes Back 7. Face Of The Beast.


    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 135


    On this "Browsers" show from March 6, 1999, special guests are Bob Knack and Karl Kountz. Among the several outstanding songs in this episode perhaps my favorite is Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" from 1940. Close behind are the Mills Brothers' "I Heard," Les Brown's "The Whole World Is Singing My Song," and Benny Goodman's and Helen Ward's "Goody Goody." Other great tunes include "You Gotta See Your Mama Every Night," "Yesterday's Gardinias" with Dick Todd, "Thanks" with Jan Garber, "I Never Knew" with Sam Donahue, and Erskine Hawkins' "Song of the Wanderer."

    Eddie adds "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "One," "Strawberry Fields," and "Ticket to Ride" to spare us any commercials, and Phil Holdman's "Phooler" recording involves a female vocalist who was known especially as a well endowed actress. I expected the Phooler gal to be Jane Russell, but I was wrong.

    Examples of several interesting trivia challenges were those involving the real first names of Bix Beiderbecke, Count Basie, and Cootie Williams; identifying the instruments that the Mills Brothers imitated in their recordings; naming Kaye Starr's million sellers; and recalling Erskine Hawkins' theme song.

    A bit of additional information is that Beiderbecke's name Bix was a popular nickname for Bismark, his father's first name. Bix played with Frankie Trumbauer, Jean Goldkette, and Paul Whiteman and is often credited with helping to develop "cool" jazz highlighted by a mellow virtuosity such as made popular by Miles Davis rather than the crisp and boisterous sounds of the "hot" jazz of Louis Armstrong and King Oliver.

    All in all, another fun and informative show by the wonderful big band Browsers playing some of America's best music -- music that confirms Dietrich Bonhoeffer's observation that "music…will keep a fountain of joy alive in you."

    (Check out Bob Knack's "The Great Escape" online at which celebrates big bands in the tradition of Phil Holdman's "Browser Notes Newsletter." And about Phil Holdman: In his and Joe Carlton's The Browsers at Large Phil mentions how he was "in heaven" when Erskine Hawkins invited him to sit in at drums when the band played in the Catskills in 1969 and how "marvelous" it was as the guys often improvised.)


    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 Haley
    Jack Benny at NBC mic
    Jack Carson at NBC mic
    Jack Paar at NBC mic
    Jack Kirkwood

    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:


    Latest Episode # POD08

    Big John and Greg prove that they DO know Jack!

    The Jack Haley Show (The Wonder Show) - "Pony Bill Haley"
    originally aired Friday, October 21, 1938 on CBS
    Starring: Jack Haley, Lucille Ball, Virginia Verrill, Artie Auerbach,
    Ted Fio Rita & His Orchestra. 
    Gale Gordon announcing.
    Sponsor: Wonder Bread

    The Jack Benny Program (The Grape Nuts Flakes Program) - "Jack Opens Swimming Pool For The Season"
    originally aired Sunday, April 18, 1943 on NBC
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Loretta Young.
    Don Wilson announcing.
    Sponsor: Grape Nuts Flakes

    The Jack Carson Show - "Frank Sinatra"
    originally aired Wednesday, February 13, 1946 on CBS/AFRS
    Starring: Jack Carson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Arthur Treacher, Diana Barrymore, Frank Sinatra,
    Freddy Martin & His Orchestra.
    Del Sharbutt announcing.
    Sponsor: Campbell Soup (AFRS version presented here)

    The Jack Paar Show - "Singing Cowboy Parody"
    originally aired Sunday, July 27, 1947 on NBC
    Starring: Jack Paar, Hans Conreid, Page Cavanaugh Trio, Trudy Erwin, Jerry Fielding & The Orchestra.. 
    Hy Averback announcing.
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike

    The Jack Kirkwood Show - "A Visit To The Movie Theater"
    originally aired Thursday, December 6, 1951 on AFRS
    Starring: Jack Kirkwood, June Hutton.
    AFRS version presented here

    running time: 2 hours, 56 Minutes, 50 seconds

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