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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:

    Tribute to Radio Station WOR at 95

    Episode 67 5-10-47 Guest Panalist: Hank Gowdy (New York Giants)
    HOST: Bill Slater
    PANEL: Fred Van Deverter, Florence Rinard, Bobby McGuire

    Episode 78 2-1-48 "The Case Of The Avenging Blade"
    Sherlock Holmes: John Stanley
    Dr. Watson: Alfred Shirley
    MUTUAL Trimount Clipper Craft Sundays 7:00 - 7:30 pm

    Episode 241 2-7-50 "The Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln"
    Stars: Ralph Bell
    Host: Maurice Tarplin
    Producers/Directors/Writers: Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan
    MUTUAL Sustaining

    Episode 100 5-22-33 "THE STATUE OF THOR"
    Stars: Adelaide Fitzallen As "Old Nancy, The Witch"
    Alonzo Dean Cole As "Satan, The Black Cat"
    Featuring: Marie O'flynn, Mark Smith, Alan Devitt
    Director/Writer: Alonzo Dean Cole
    MUTUAL Sustained


    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 part 1 of a 2 part salute to Bunny Berigan.

    TOMMY DORSEY from 03/02/1940.
    Bunny Berigan is not announced but is in the orchestra.

    Next we hear part one of a salute done in 2016 with Perry Huntoon, Plus Larry and John Gassman and Walden Hughes. .

    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 244


    Time once again for another trip to the upper crust "cultural scene" at New York's radio city in the early 1940's to hear the Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street. On CMSLBS we'll hear tongue-in-cheek dignified commentary in the manner of Metropolitan Opera radio broadcaster Milton Cross. The popular CMSLB began on the NBC Blue Network in 1940 and continued to 1944, with a revival in the early 1950's. The quasi long-haired commentary was humorously satirical, but the swing music was pure, sweet, genuine, joyful Dixieland jazz. Each show usually began with introductory words by announcer Jack McCarthy like "Good evening, lovers of fine music. Welcome to the no-doubt world-famous Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, and another concert dedicated to the perpetuation of the three B’s: barrelhouse, boogie-woogie, and the blues." [The "barrelhouse" refers to an early form of jazz with boisterous piano playing, group improvising, and two-beat rhythm heard in juke joints or barrelhouses of New Orleans in the early 1900's.]

    This reprise (of Episode 170 from my archives) of the CMSLBS show from May 26, 1941, resumes our earlier Classics & Curios spotlight on the show (see Episodes 109 and 110) and features guest Benny Carter, known especially as a trumpeter, composer, and arranger, but most of all as a saxophonist. He was one of the first jazz artists to bring "hot jazz" into arranged music.

    Listen carefully to the commentary for bits and pieces of tongue-in-cheek humor, scripted by Welbourn Kelley, and enjoy the uplifting music from Benny and the two "house" bands: Henry Levine and his Dixieland Little Symphony (or Octet), along with clarinetist/saxophonist Paul Lavalle and his Ten "Termite-Proof" Woodwinds.

    Songs include "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" by Levine's band and then ”Down Home Rag" and "Sheik of Araby" by Lavalle’s group. Benny does "Stardust" on trumpet and "Honeysuckle Rose" on alto sax backed by Lavalle who also does "My Gal Sal" on the alto saxophone.

    Finally, Levine performs W.C Handy's "Aunt Hagar's Blues" and "Farewell Blues," which is indeed not a blues tune but "torrid" jazz done in the tempo of "Look Out, Here They Come." The theme "Basin Street Blues" ends the show while the musicians one by one leave the stage in the manner of Haydn's famous "Farewell Symphony" performances.

    A uniquely serious and informative feature on this show is a visit by jazz scholar Charles Edward Smith who discusses his and F. Ramsey's [then] new book on the history of jazz with the title JAZZMEN, available now at Smith mentions several jazz pioneers like Buddy Bolden, King Oliver, Bunk Johnson, Louis Armstrong, and Benny Carter. Chamber "Chairman" Dr. Geno Hamilton serves as commentator as he generously assigns titles of doctor or professor to all participants, including himself.

    Look for more Chamber Music Society shows to come here on Classics & Curios Song & Smile Time. Enjoy!


    Once again (by way of reprise of Episode 171) here is the very first radio episode of the Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, broadcast on NBC Blue on Sunday afternoon, January 2, 1940. Guests are Arthur J. "Zutty" Singleton, jazz and percussionist aficionado, and "Mademoiselle Diva" Dinah Shore as soloist.

    "Professor" Zutty performs "I Know That You Know" and "Bugle Call Rag," while Dinah does "Rockin' Chair" and "There'll Be Some Changes Made." Announcer Gene Hamilton assumes his stodgy commentator role as "Doctor" Gino Hamilton and speaks briefly about the trouble with modern music while alluding to his supercilious "book" on that subject with a non-sensical and wonderfully funny German title, ending with the word "Knackwurst."

    Maestro Lavalle and his "Double Woodwind Quintet" contribute "Runnin' Wild" after a deliciously long, long-haired introduction, and maestro Levine and his "Mason Dixon Octet" perform the "austere classic" "Blue Room" and also "Muskrat Ramble" "with its subtle shadings and mutations."

    "A Little Street in Singapore" and "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street ("All the Little Birdies Go Tweet, Tweet, Tweet") round out a super "World Premiere" show for "music lovers."

    It is my prayer that these programs may bring joy to your heart, a smile to your soul, and glory to God, who lovingly blesses us with laughter and music. .

    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. Big John’s buddies Stu Chisholm and Greg Barker filled in for an absent Steve, who was involved in a full-time search for work after being let go by the newspaper he had worked at for over 20 years. But now, Steve is back! He is suitably employed now and has the time to co-host the show once again. He says he missed his time away and is very glad to be back on the air. It will take us a while to build our audience back after a 7 year hiatus, 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:

    The Glowing Dial
    with Big John and Steve

    February 19 thru March 11, 2017

    Big John and Steve celebrate President's Day and reach into their OTR Grab Bag!

    Edward Arnold Edward G. Robinson Tom Collins Jack Oakie
    Edward Arnold Edward G. Robinson Tom Collins Jack Oakie

    Mr. President - "Andrew Jackson" 
    originally aired on Sunday, May 15, 1949 on ABC 
    Starring: Edward Arnold. 
    Owen James announcing. 

    Big Town - "Death Rides The Highway" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, March 26, 1940 on CBS 
    Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Ona Munson, Ted Osborne, Paula Winslowe, Howard Duff. 
    John Conte announcing. 
    Sponsor: Rinso

    Chandu, The Magician - "The House Of Fear" 
    originally aired on Thursday, March 31, 1949 on ABC 
    Starring: Tom Collins, Irene Tedrow, Jack Kruschen, Joy Terry, Lee Millar, Rolfe Sedan. 
    Howard Culver announcing. 
    Sponsor: White King Soap

    The Old Gold Comedy Theatre (The Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre) - "Room Service" 
    originally aired on Sunday, December 31, 1944 on NBC/AFRS 
    Starring: Jack Oakie, Stu Erwin, Donald McBride, Cara Williams, Harold Lloyd hosts. 
    Bob Williams announcing. 
    Sponsor: Old Gold Cigarettes

    running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes, 11 seconds

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