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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:

    A Tribute to Eddie Anderson

    Episode 26 3-28-37 "The Train Porter"
    Stars Eddie Anderson as the "Train Porter"
    First occurrence of Eddie Anderson on the Jack Benny Show
    NBC RED - 60 Stations JELL-O Sundays 7:00 - 7:30pm

    5-12-50 Episodes 1 and 2 of a proposed new series
    Stars Eddie Anderson in a "Jack Benny Show" spin-off CBS Sustained

    Episode 45 11-10-44 "Employment agency"
    Rochester and Jack Benny part company and each uses Andy and Kingfish's new employment agency.
    STARS: Freman Gosden and Charles Correll, Ernestine Wade, Amanda Randolph, Harriett Widmar, Elinor Harriot, Terry Howard, Madeline Lee, Lou Lubin, Eddie Green, Johnny Lee
    NBC RINSO Fridays 10:00 - 10:30pm

    "It's Time To Smile"

    Episode 174 1-3-45 Guest: Rochester
    Wednesdays 9:00 - 9:30pm
    ANNOUNCER: Harry Von Zell
    MUSIC: Leonard Sues' Orchestra
    WITH: Nora Martin, Bert Gordon, Emily Kipp
    NBC Sal Hepatica (Bristol Myers)

    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 salute our actor of the month, John McIntire.
    John was married for decades to the wonderful actress Jeanette Nolan and they were both best known for there acting abilities on radio and Television. But John began his career in Hollywood as an announcer and we’ll hear him this week in that capacity.

    Episode 16 2-22-37 "Baron's Birthday"

    01/9/1940 Ep169 "The Raven"

    03/12/1940 Ep178 "The Raven Wins Texas"

    11/19/1939 Ep174 "The Shadow Returns"


    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 217


    We continue celebrating our nation’s independence with songs popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth century of America’s history. It’s The Bell Telephone Hour of July 2, 1945, starring Bing Crosby.

    Special songs of celebration include the inspiring “You’re a Grand Old Flag” by George M. Cohan and a wonderful arrangement and performance of “God Bless America” sung by Bing Crosby. Among other great songs from America’s musical heritage are Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home” and “De Camptown Races,” along with “Home on the Range,” “After the Ball (Is Over),” “Bicycle Built for Two,” and “The Band Played On.”

    Bing is at his best, and the performance of Donald Voorhees and his orchestra is perfect on this memorable patriotic program. A trivial side note is that Stephen Foster was born on the 4th of July while the famous George M. Cohan, the “Yankee Doodle Dandy, born on the 4th of July,” was not.

    “Home on the Range,” first in the form of a poem in 1871, and said to have been President F. D. Roosevelt’s favorite song, was adopted as the Kansas state song in 1947. Although the song’s origin is a bit cloudy, University of Texas professor John Lomax first recoded the song in 1910 as sung by a saloonkeeper who had driven cattle to Dodge City on the Chisholm Trail.

    The two Stephen Foster songs originally focusing on black culture in Kentucky and Camptown are beautiful with energetic melody, rhythm ,and engaging lyrics. “Bicycle Built for Two” recalls an idyllic time of tender sweetness between lovers. “After the Ball” was the most popular sentimental ballad of its era with over two million copies of sheet music having been sold in 1892. “After the Ball” inspired the Warner Brothers movie “The Strawberry Blonde” in 1936 starring James Cagney, who would “glide cross the floor with the girl he adored, and the band played on.” It was a time when melodies like “Beautiful Dreamer”* and life for the free seemed softer and sweeter.

    God bless America, its peacemakers, its protectors, and those who love America, good music, and God!

    *”Beautiful Dreamer” plays on my Classics & Curios Facebook entry for this week.

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    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:

    July 24 thru August 13, 2016

    Big John and Steve celebrate Stu's Birthday!

    Ed Jerome Les Damon Louise Erickson Earle Graser John Todd
    Ed Jerome Les Damon Louise Erickson Earle Graser John Todd

    Blackstone, The Magic Detective - "The Ghost In The Crypt" 
    originally aired Sunday, August 7, 1949 on MUTUAL/Syndication 
    Starring: Ed Jerome, Fran Carlon, Ted Osborne. 
    Alan Kent announcing. 
    Sponsor: varied due to syndication

    The Adventures Of The Falcon - "The Case Of The Rolling Stones" 
    originally aired Thursday, August 7, 1952 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Les Damon, Joan Allison. 
    Fred Collins announcing. 

    A Date With Judy - "Aunt Lily's Wedding" 
    originally aired Tuesday, August 7, 1952 on NBC 
    Starring: Louise Erickson, Dix Davis, Ken Christy, Myra Marsh. 
    Doug Gorley announcing. 
    Sponsor: Tums

    The Lone Ranger - "Gold In Forbidden Valley" 
    originally aired Monday, August 7, 1939 on WXYZ/MUTUAL/Syndication 
    Starring: Earle Graser, John Todd. 
    Sponsor: varied due to syndication

    running time: 2 hours, 49 minutes, 06 seconds

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