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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:

    "The Texaco Star Theater"

    Episode 21 8-17-47 "Duffy's Tavern"
    Guest: Ed "Archie" Gardner
    Host: Tony Martin
    Features: Evelyn Knight, Alan Young from 9-7-47 on
    Music: Victor Young and His Orchestra, The Jeff Alexander Chorus.
    Announcer: Jimmy Wallington
    Producer: Ed Kasman
    CBS Texaco Sundays 9:30 - 10:00 pm

    Episode 2406 6-8-53 "Murder Weapon"
    Stars Brace Beemer as THE LONE RANGER and John Todd as TONTO

    11-16-46 "Misses Mister"
    Host: Happy Felton
    Announcer: Joe Ripley
    Mutual Sheffeld Farms

    "Lincoln Mercury Encore Theater"

    Episode 6 5-22-49 "The Blind Cavern"
    Announcer: Harlan Horton
    KOTA Local Production McViker Motors Sundays 2:30 - 3:00 pm

    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:

    (NBC) 4/5/49 "The Deadly Gimmick of the Squeaking Rat"

    (MGM Synd) 1950 "Vernon Pendleton - Hypocondriac" stars Lionel Barrymore and Lew Ayres.

    (Audition/undated for CBS) Chapter 1 of "The Million-Dollar Curse" also known as "The Richards Curse" CBS cast w/Russell Thorsen.

    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 present more Joe Kearns radio performances.

    07/07/1949 (069) Fourth Man.

    03/10/1950 Ep010 Victoria’s New Review

    08/29/1949 (149) End of Summer.

    02/07/1950 (16) The Pursuit on Lundy Island.


    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 184


    More great big band music and trivia fun from Eddie and the Browsers, this time from July 22, 1989. Featured performers are Art Van Damme and his Quintet, Vic Damone, Bunny Berigan, Margaret Whiting and Frank DeVol, Tommy Tucker, jazz guitarist Mary Osborne, and Harry James.

    Some of the songs on the show are “Jeepers Creepers,” “Cherry,” “Deed I Do,” “Soft Lights and Sweet Music,” “i Love Paris,” “I Said My Pajamas and Put on my Prayers,” “It’s All Over Now,” “Penthouse Serenade,” and “Where or When.”

    You can compete with the Browsers on trivia challenges, such as “name three vocalists who recorded “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You.” Also, name performers with three names like Jerry Lee Lewis; name three performers named Victor; name the vocal groups with the bands of Bob Crosby, Charlie Spivak, and Gene Krupa; name song titles with the famous riff from “In the Mood” and the bands that recorded the songs (excluding the Glenn Miller group); and name the great vintage TV comedy star who played with the Charlie Spivak band (his photo is on the left as he appeared on “Your Show of Shows” with Imogene Coca from 1950-1954).

    Not so well known, at least to me, was Mary Osborne, so I thought I'd include a bit of her bio by Richard S. Ginell at, revealing how remarkable she was: “Mary Osborne was a whiz of an electric guitarist and a forthright, madly swinging, inventive player in whom one can hear her original musical inspiration, Charlie Christian, as well as the grace notes and humor of Les Paul. In addition, she was one of only a handful of women in her day who were able to make a dent in jazz's gender barrier, although she did not achieve the recognition that ought to have been her due. Osborne was a versatile musician as a child, playing the violin in a school orchestra and performing on violin, guitar, bass, as well as singing and dancing, in a trio at age 15. Having heard Charlie Christian play with Al Trent's band in Bismarck, she decided to focus upon the electric guitar, on which she became one of jazz's earliest exponents. She toured with a laundry list full of bands -- Buddy Rogers, Dick Stabile, Terry Shand, Joe Venuti, and Russ Morgan among them -- and with the encouragement of producer/critic Leonard Feather, she recorded with Mary Lou Williams, the Beryl Booker Trio, Coleman Hawkins, Mercer Ellington, Ethel Waters, and Wynonie Harris. She was also featured on Jack Sterling's daily CBS radio program from 1952 to 1960. Sometime later, Osborne settled with her husband in Bakersfield, CA, where she continued to play gigs now and then. Yet she remained a formidable guitarist late in life; in an appearance with Lionel Hampton at the 1990 Playboy Jazz Festival, she virtually stole the show. She can be heard to good advantage on the Williams and Booker tracks of Bluebird's The Women: Classic Female Jazz Artists CD.”


    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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    Big John and & Greg celebrate Labor Day and present a tribute to Australian Radio!

    Walter Gibson Lloyd Lamble Lyndall Barbour Himan Brown Harp McGuire
    Walter Gibson created "The Shadow" and "Strange" Lloyd Lamble was Lamont Cranston in the Australian version of "The Shadow" Lyndall Barbour was Margo Lane in the Australian version of "The Shadow" Himan Brown created "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" Harp McGuire was the Australian voice of "The Clock"

    The Shadow (Australian Version) - "The Case Of The Burning Skull" 
    based on the American story of the same title
    originally aired - date unknown on Australian Radio - Grace Gibson Syndication
    American airdate Sunday, March 18, 1945, MUTUAL - Australian airdate unknown
    Starring: Lloyd Lamble, Lyndall Barbour.

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries (Australian Version) - "Terrible Vengeance" 
    based on the American story of the same title 
    originally aired 1952 on Australian Radio 
    American airdate Sunday, June 14, 1942, ABC
    Starring: cast information unavailable. 

    The Clock (Australian Version) - "Star-Crossed Lovers" 
    based on the American story of the same title 
    originally aired - date unknown on Australian Radio
    American airdate Sunday, April 13, 1947, ABC 
    Starring: Harp McGuire, Wendy Clayfair, John Mellian, Barbara Brunton, Leon Piers, Joan Lord. 

    Strange - "Deja Vu In France"
    originally aired 1955 on ABC/AFRTS
    Starring: Anne Pitoniac, Ian Martin, Walter Gibson as your host. 
    Charles Woods announcing.

    running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes, 16 seconds

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