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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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    Featuring "Ray"

    1-29-38 Guest: Joe Morrison
    ANNOUNCER: Ken Carpenter

    2-14-37 "Income Taxes"
    Star and Writer: Raymond Knight
    Announcer: Joseph Bolton
    Music: Arnold Johnson and His Orchestra
    WOR Mutual Sustained

    "The Sparkling Silver Summer Revue"
    Episode 13 9-17-48 "Watchdog"
    Stars: Johnny Desmond, Julie Conway, Kenny Bowers, Helen Carroll, The Escorts, Jerry Hausner, Bill Adams
    MUSIC: Raymond Paige Orchestra
    CBS/KNX AM & FM International Silver Fridays 9:30 - 10:00 pm

    Live from the Hawaiian Room at the Lexington Hotel
    NBC 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:

    On Tuesday, many of us lost a dear friend. David Siegel was a long time radio collector and author.
    He was a fixture at most of the Friends Of Old Time Radio Conventions over its 35 year existence.
    David was a friend and even though we lived on opposite coasts, we kept in touch over the years.
    He appeared on our Same Time, Same Station radio show on many occasions.
    On this week’s show, you’ll hear two interviews featuring David, along with two radio shows that were the subject of two books written and edited by Mr. Siegel.

    ep127 Death Is A Grain Of Sand.

    12-03-47 The Professor And The Fox.
    East Coast Broadcast, brought to you by Household Finance.

    “And from 08/14/2010 John and Larry Gassman and Jerry Haendiges With Dave Siegel speaking about his new book, Remembering Radio.


    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 225


    Next on Classics & Curios we continue our journey of silliness in music to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, the "King of Corn," as voted by Downbeat Magazine in 1949 for the 7th straight year. Sponsored by Coca Cola as a summer replacement for Jack Benny, Spike brought his musical sense of humor to CBS. The Spike Jones Show producers expanded the show’s comedy horizons beyond Spike's masterful musical nonsense to include such things as comedian Doodles Weaver as Professsor Feetlebaum, who liked to speak in Spoonerisms as he mixed up sentences and song lyrics.

    Guests often added "non-nonsense" class to the show, such as Peggy Mann (pictured left), who sings “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” and Alec Templeton, a noted composer, pianist, teacher, and satirist. Templeton brings sense to the scene by performing Gershwin’s Second Prelude after stealing the show with his opening performance of “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now” a la Spike’s silly style with added classical music humor.

    Spike blossoms in the City Slicker rendition of “Love in Bloom,” making even Jack Benny’s famously flawed version take second place. The City Slickers also entertain us “In a Persian Market,” and Doodles Weaver pretty well destroys “A Little Bird Told Me” with his antics and off-key capers.

    Templeton, blind and considered by many a musical genius, came to the U.S.A. from Wales as a member of Jack Hylton’s Jazz Band and performed on several radio shows such as the Kraft Music Hall and the Rudy Vallee Show. He also had his own show, initially as a summer replacement for Fibber McGee and Molly.

    This Jones show marked Spike’s first appearance in Dallas, Texas, the first city on his tour of the Lone Star state, which took him from Fort Worth to Houston.

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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. 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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    September 25 thru October 15, 2016

    Big John and Steve celebrate Columbus Day and say "Hmmm, That's Strange"!

    Walter Gibson Maurice Tarplin Robert L. Ripley Ozzie Nelson
    Walter Gibson Maurice Tarplin Robert L. Ripley Ozzie Nelson

    Strange - "Captain Robinson" 
    originally aired 1955 on ABC/AFRTS 
    Starring: Walter Gibson (host), Grace Keddy, Court Benson. 
    Charles Woods announcing. 

    The Strange Dr. Weird - "Murder Will Out" 
    originally aired Tuesday, February 27, 1945 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Maurice Tarplin. 
    Sponsor: Adam Hats

    Strange Wills - "The Unwanted" 
    originally aired 1948 in Australia/Teleways Syndication 
    Starring: cast unknown. 
    Sponsor: varied due to syndication

    Strange As It Seems - "The Banquet Of Ghosts" 
    originally aired 1935-1938 in Syndication 
    Starring: Gayne Whitman (host). 
    Sponsor: Ex-Lax

    Ripley's Believe It Or Not - "Strange War Facts" 
    originally aired Sunday, October 25, 1936 on NBC BLUE 
    Starring: Robert L. Ripley (host), Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra, Shirley Lloyd. 
    Ben Grauer announcing. 
    Sponsor: Your Neighborhood Baker

    running time: 2 hours, 41 minutes, 30 seconds

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