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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 7 9-30-44 Guest: Spike Jones
    Stars: Kenny Baker
    Wendell Niles substitutes for his brother, Ken, as Announcer
    CBS Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Saturday 8:00 - 8:30 pm

    Episode 25 3-25-45 "The Trip Back"
    STARS: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, Tommy Bernard, Henry Blair
    CBS International Silver Company Sundays 6:00 - 6:30

    Episode 18 4-10-42 "On Borrowed Time"
    Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Beula Bondi, Stuffy Singer, Margaret Brayton, Myra Marsh, Griff Barnett, Norman Field, David Light.
    CBS Sustained

    Episode 25 "Death On The Train"

    Episode 28 4-20-50 "Insecurity"
    Stars: Ann Rutherford, Arthur Lake
    ABC Sustained

    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) 11/13/47 "Eddie Evans" Tale with a curious twist. Alice Fost.

    (NBC) 2/27/42 "Spawn of the Sub-Human" Bizarre fatasy/horror

    (ABC) 5/1/45 Episode of the story "The Case of The Empty Safe"

    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 begin the first of 6 monthly shows concerning Harry James.

    Perry Huntoon of Eddie Hubbard and the Browsers will be our monthly guest.

    09/20/38 First song is the Russian Lullaby.
    Terrific show with harry James featured in the Benny Goodman band.

    01/05/49 Guest Harry James and Betty Grable.
    Host is Bing Crosby with Ken Carpenter and John Scott Trotter.

    “Harry James” part 1.
    Originally heard 03/16/2014 Walden Hughes, John Gassman, and Larry Gassman with Perry Huntoon of the Browsers.


    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 146


    More great big band and vocal performances are on this "Browsers" show from October 28, 1995, with songs which trigger some pretty interesting trivia questions. "April in Paris," performed by the Count Basie band, for example, brings a question that has multiple answers: Can you name some songs that begin with the word "April," such as "April Showers"?

    Great tunes and performers include "Bye, Bye Blues" by Bert Kaempfert, "Old Black Magic" by Billy Daniels, "At Last" by Etta James, "Five Minutes More" by Tex Beneke, "Darn That Dream" by Mildred Bailey, "Piccolo Pete" by the Andrews Sisters, and "Am I Blue," an Eddie Hubbard Extra performed by Nat King Cole, and "The Continental," by Artie Shaw.

    Phil's "Phooler" features a tenor remembered for many radio appearances and who was very popular on the old "Arthur Godfrey Show" on TV. The song was also an immensely popular tune with the title "Blue Moon."

    More trivia questions involve big band songs apropos of Halloween, also the movie in which "At Last" was sung although written for "Sun Valley Serenade," and the singer who had a huge hit recording of Chopin's "Polonaise" after words were added and the title changed to "Till the End of Time."

    To Eddie's chagrin, his theme "Browsin'" fails to play during the first half of the show so expect a few seconds of "dead" air on breaks. Everything else works just right, with fine music and lots of laughs.

    "You're the Cream in My Coffee" closes the program, although the ending is cut a bit short, perhaps by an impatient studio engineer or by time limitations.


    As always, many thanks to Jerry Haendiges Productions for transferring and restoring the original studio tapes for rebroadcast. .

    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 Steve's Birthday and Veteran's Day!

    Marian and Jim Jordan Maurice Tarplin Jim and Marian Jordan, Arthur Q. Bryan Walter Gibson
    Marian and Jim Jordan Maurice Tarplin Jim and Marian Jordan, Arthur Q. Bryan Walter Gibson

    Fibber McGee and Company - "Fibber The Military Advisor"
    originally aired Tuesday, January 31, 1939 on NBC
    Starring: Jim Jordan, Donald Novis, The Four Notes, Billy Mills Orchestra, Harold Peary,
    Isabel Randolph, Bill Thompson.
    Harlow Wilcox announcing.
    Sponsor: Johnson's Wax

    The Mysterious Traveler - "Death Is The Judge"
    originally aired Sunday, June 15, 1947 on MUTUAL
    Starring: Maurice Tarplin, Cameron Prud'Homme, Eleanor Phelps, Juan Hernandez,
    Donald Buka, Mort Lonce.
    Ralph Paul announcing.

    Fibber McGee and Molly - "Merchant Marines"
    originally aired Tuesday, January 30, 1945 on NBC
    Starring: Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Shirley Mitchell, Marlin Hurt, Arthur Q. Bryan.
    Harlow Wilcox announcing.
    Sponsor: Johnson's Wax

    Strange - "The Great Eastern"
    originally aired 1955 on ABC/AFRTS
    Starring: Ian Martin, Robert Dryden.
    Walter Gibson hosts.
    Charles Woods announcing.

    running time: 2 hours, 23 minutes, 42 seconds

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