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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:

    Episode 4 1-14-50 Guest: Lucille Ball (Unedited version)
    In Depth Interview Show.
    Hosted By Hank Weaver.
    ABC Sustained

    Episode 3 10-11-30 "Dizzy Fingers"

    Episode 19 1-2-44 "Murders In The Rue Morgue"

    Episode 107 4-29-47 "Baseball And Gambling"
    STARS: Richard Kollmar as Boston Blackie, Jan Minor as Mary, Wesley, Maurice Tarplin (Mysterious Traveler) as Inspector Faraday
    Syndicated by ZIV Mutual

    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:

    (CBS) 11/15/42 - A rare show featuring Orson Welles and Carmen Miranda. A Collector's item.

    (Syndicated -ZIV 5/7/52) "Little Red Schoolhouse" Stars: Dana Andrews.

    (Austr. 1950's) rare transcription copy of Australian postwar anthology.

    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 look again at the career of Joe Kearns.

    50-11-27 (722) You're My Everything.

    50-12-10 The Beaver Coat.

    510204 ep117 Puppy Love.


    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 188


    Eddie Hubbard continues his salute to Great American Song Writers, and the introductory theme for this week’s show is appropriately Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs.” In the past two episodes, which are now in our Archives, we featured Eddie Hubbard’s tributes, first, to Johnny Mercer and then to Irving Berlin. This week Eddie salutes Hoagy Carmichael and Paul Simon.

    While Simon wrote some really good songs, I’m not quite sure why Eddie chose to include him along with Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, and, soon, George Gershwin. I never got a chance to ask Eddie before his fatal car accident, but it was probably Eddie’s intention to recognize a talented modern composer for a growing younger audience. Certainly Simon’s songs like “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “59th Street Bridge,” “Scarborough Faire,” and “The Sound of Silence” do rank among the best of late 20th century songs.

    Hoagy Carmichael’s many musical compositions from earlier in the century include songs like “Heart and Soul,” “Lazy River,” “Lazy Bones,” “Skylark,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief,” “Rockin’ Chair,” “In the Still of the Night,” “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” “How Little We Know,” and perhaps the most popular as well as most recorded American song ever: “Stardust!” Still more tunes by Hoagy, not included in the show, are “Am I Blue,” “Darktown Strutter’s Ball,” “I’ll Dance at Your Wedding,” “The Nearness of You,” “Small Fry,” “Two Sleepy People,” “Old Folks” [a favorite of mine] and countless more cute or clever novelties like “Little Old Lady” “Sing Me a Song of Nonsenses,” and “Huggin’ and Chalkin’.” Not bad for a guy who was a lawyer.

    As with Irving Berlin, not all of Hoagy’s songs were big hits even if clever and catchy, such as “Grandma Teeter Totter,” “I’m in Dallias Texius,” “When the Wild Wild Women Go in Swimmin’ Down in Bimini Bay,” and even “He’s Dead, But He Won’t Lie Down.”

    Artists performing include Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Bea Wain and Larry Clinton, Ray Charles, Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman, Bobby Hackett, Isham Jones, along with Hoagy, Paul, and Art Garfunkel.

    When Hoagland Howard Carmichael wrote “Stardust” in 1927 the American president was Calvin Cooledge and the musical “Showboat” was a hit on Broadway with songs like “Old Man River.” Hoagy was a student then at Indiana University and wrote “Stardust” as a jazz melody with his hero Bix Beiderbecke in mind, but Isham Jones and arranger Victor Young soon turned it into a beautiful ballad. Duke Ellington performed it at the Cotton Club, and Cab Calloway and other bands added it to their performances. Publisher Irving Mills decided it needed lyrics, and soon Mitchell Parish, the “poet laureate of the songwriting profession” wrote the amazingly poetic words which “touch the spirit of anyone who hears [them].” (NPR) So, actually, the lyrics can be enjoyed not only with the classic melody but also as a piece of literature with creative images expressing dreams, desires, longing, and love:

    And now the purple dusk of twilight time
    Steals across the meadows of my heart
    High up in the sky the little stars climb
    Always reminding me that we're apart
    You wander down the lane and far away
    Leaving me a song that will not die
    Love is now the stardust of yesterday
    The music of the years gone by
    Sometimes I wonder why I spend
    The lonely night dreaming of a song
    The melody haunts my reverie
    And I am once again with you
    When our love was new
    And each kiss an inspiration
    But that was long ago
    Now my consolation
    Is in the stardust of a song
    Beside a garden wall
    When stars are bright
    You are in my arms
    The nightingale tells his fairy tale
    A paradise where roses bloom
    Though I dream in vain
    In my heart it will remain
    My stardust melody
    The memory of love's refrain

    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 Greg celebrate Columbus Day and present a tribute to Westerns!

    Brace Beemer Gunsmoke Radio Cast William Conrad William Boyd Jack Mather
    Brace Beemer "Gunsmoke" cast (l to r) Howard McNear, William Conrad, Georgia Ellis, Parley Baer William Conrad William Boyd Jack Mather

    The Lone Ranger - "The Origin Of The Lone Ranger" 
    originally aired Wednesday, June 30, 1948 on WXYZ/ABC
    Starring: Brace Beemer, John Todd, Jack McCarthy, Paul Sutton, Jack Petruzzi, Paul Hughes. 
    Fred Foy announcing.
    Sponsor: Sustained

    Gunsmoke - "The Photographer" 
    originally aired Sunday, May 6, 1956 on CBS 
    Starring: William Conrad, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, James Nusser. 
    George Walsh and George Fenneman announcing.
    Sponsor: Chesterfield Cigarettes

    Hopalong Cassidy - "The Case Of The Last Word" 
    originally aired Saturday, January 6, 1951 on CBS/Syndication
    Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde.
    Sponsor: varied

    The Cisco Kid - "Night Riders Of Redrock"
    originally aired in the mid-1950s on MUTUAL-DON LEE/Syndication
    Starring: Jack Mather, Harry Lang.
    Sponsor: Butternut Bread

    running time: 2 hours, 48 minutes, 54 seconds

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