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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:

    Halloween Special

    Episode 8 10-28-45 "Halloween Plans"
    Stars: Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart
    Announcer: Tom Dixon
    Creator: Sol Hess
    Producer: Wally Ramsay
    Mutual Cystex Sunday 4:30 - 5:00 pm

    "American Novels"

    Episode 12 9-19-47 "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow"
    Announcer: Hugh Downs
    Summer series in which only plays authored by American authors were featured.
    NBC Sustaining Fridays 10:30 - 11:00 pm.

    Episode 153 9-7-54 "Ghosts Don't Die In Bed"
    Stars: William Gargan
    Announcer: Eddy King
    NBC Sustaining

    Episode 8 10-31-48 "The Adventure Of The Uddington Witch"
    Sherlock Holmes: John Stanley
    Dr. Watson: Ian Martin
    MUTUAL Trimount Clipper Craft Sundays 7:00 - 7:30 pm

    *Special Bonus Halloween programming for our On-Line Listeners*

    Philco RadioClick here to listen to the 1970 NBC Halloween Program "A Halloween Story" broadcast live from the Magic Castle
    Philco RadioClick here to listen to our Halloween broadcast of 2004, in which we compared the time lines of "War of the Worlds" and "The Chase and Sanborn Howr" programs

    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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  • Tom's Phone Number: 617-430-5000
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    This Week's Heritage Radio Theatre Program Schedule:


    (NBC) 9/16/47 "The Black Cat" starring Peter Lorre.

    11/16/50 "On A Country Road" stars Cary Grant. A Classic!

    (MBS) 11/3/49 Interesting chapter of: "The Thing That Cries In The Night"

    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:


    10/30/48 Episode (379) Halloween Party.

    12/04/44. The inexperienced Ghost by H. G. Wells.

    10/29/44 Orson Welles.

    11/16/52 episode (25) My Love Is A Ghost.

    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 142


    This show was from the "Philco Summer Hour," which was the summer replacement for the "Radio Hall Of Fame." This particular show is the final show of the summer series from 9-24-44.

    The host is Paul Whiteman who reprises some of the most requested songs from past shows. Among performers of the songs are The Memphis Five, Red Norvo, Four Chicks and a Chuck, Bob Johnston, Ilene Woods, and the Hall of Fame Chorus.

    Songs include Whiteman's top rated 1926 recording of "Valencia," "I Dream of You," "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Time Waits for No One," "The Trolley Song," "The Man I Love," and Whiteman's recording of "Whispering" done, first, in the jazz style of his old group The Tuxedo Nine and then in the lush style of his full orchestra. The song is performed here as part of Whiteman's popular "Now and Then" segment. And, incidentally, Whiteman's "Whispering" recording of 1920 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

    Whiteman had 28 number one recordings during the 1920's and 1930's during his career. At the height of his popularity, eight out of the top ten sheet music sales slots were by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Although Eddie Condon and some critics thought that Whiteman sought to "make a lady" out of jazz, Duke Ellington graciously declared, "Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity."

    At one point, there is a pause for a sobering news report by George Hayes who summarizes activities on the war fronts in Europe and in the Pacific in 1944. Appropriately, the final song on the show is "I Had a Little Talk with the Lord" sung movingly by Bob Johnston. Here are some of the poignant lyrics of that 1944 song (music by Vic Mizzy, words by Mann Curtis):

    Dusk was falling on the Pacific,
    All was strangely still,
    In the silence before the battle,
    In a foxhole in Bougainville.
    Faces were tense and waiting
    Till a boy brought new hope their way
    And fearlessly told his buddies
    As they knelt to God to pray ...

    I Had a Little Talk With The Lord …
    To give me strength to stand up again;
    Right there my heart began to smile
    and I Had a Little Talk With The Lord …
    And I knew the Lord had blessed me…

    The final four lines of the song are good advice especially in today's battle weary terrorist world and remind us, as Tennyson wrote, "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of":

    So have a little talk with the Lord,
    Have faith and you will share his reward,
    For I found the strength to fight for my land
    When I Had a Little Talk With The Lord.


    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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    Latest Episode # POD10

    Big John and Stu celebrate Columbus Day and Halloween!

    John Charles Daly Don Hollenbeck Jim and Marian Jordan John Dehner
    John Charles Daly Don Hollenbeck Marian and Jim Jordan John Dehner

    You Are There - "Columbus Discovers America"
    originally aired Sunday, October 10, 1948 on CBS
    Starring: Don Hollenbeck, Ken Roberts, John Charles Daly, Ned Calmer, Arthur Hannis.

    Fibber McGee and Molly - "Halloween Pranks (aka Trick-Or-Treating With Teeny)"
    originally aired Friday, October 30, 1953 on NBC
    Starring: Jim and Marian Jordan.
    John Wald announcing.

    The Peoria Plague
    originally aired 1971 or 1972 on WUHN-FM, Peoria, IL
    Starring: Robert Johns, Warren LaSalle, Nan Morgan, Carl LaFong, Dick Phillips, Barb Fox.

    CBS Radio Workshop - "Never Bet The Devil Your Head"
    originally aired Sunday, July 28, 1957 on CBS
    Starring: John Dehner, Eleanor Audley, Leone Ledoux, Richard Beals, Daws Butler, Howard McNear.
    Hugh Douglas announcing.

    running time: 2 hours, 47 minutes, 37 seconds

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