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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 Same Time, Same Station Program Schedule:

    Independence Day Special

    Episode 114    10-19-42    "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
    James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Paula Houston, Jean Cagney
    Show moved time slot from Sundays to right behind "Lux Radio Theater" on Mondays.
    Lady Esther takes over Sponsorship.

    Episode 22    6-30-46    "This Is Singing Country"
    The History Of Songs Used In Various Battles
    Narrated By: Barry Kroger.

    Episode 5   9-9-44    "A Tooth For Paul Revere"
    John Thomas, Roger De Koven, Kermit Murdock, James Tanzy, Joseph Wiseman, Jackie Eyers, Elenor Audley, Jean Gillespie, Fred Baron, Paul Ford.
    "Famous Stories for Young People"
    NBC Sustaining Saturdays 10:30 - 11:00 am
    Director: Joseph Mansfield

    Episode 86    3-19-50   "Stamp Act Rebellion"
    November 1, 1765
    Stars: Bill Leonard, a New York based reporter who would eventually become an influential executive at CBS News. Leonard is ably "aided" by Ned Calmer, Larry LeSueur and analyst Quincy Howe.

    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:

    Independence Day Special

    (NBC) 7/5/43
    A special 4th of July show originally aired on 7/4/41
    Stars: Ethel Barrymore. Host: Bud Collyer.

    (CBS) 7/3/47 4th of July Trip To Eagle Springs. Eve Arden.

    (NBC) 8/24/42 "School Clothes" Bernadine Flynn/Billy Idelson..

    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:

    We continue our salute to Joe Kearns.

    12/14/1942 The Man Who Wouldn't Be President.
    How ironic that the man who starred in this program would latter go on to star in “Mr. President”.
    Edward Arnold was the star in both.

    12/29/1942 (013) Valse Triste.
    Stars Dinah Shore, Gloria Blondel, Lou Merrill, and Joe Kearns.

    12/09/1942 Episode 11 Enemy Agents Try To Steal A Cane.
    Stars Lionel Barrymore.

    05/20/1946 Haunting of Sherlock Holmes.
    Joe Kearns subs for Nigel Bruce who played Doctor Watson. Bruce was ill, and Joe Kearns did an excellent imitation.


    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 176


    Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate America's amazing declaration of independence and dependence on its constitution and traditional family values as the basis of a healthy society. So please celebrate with me once again "The Miracle of America" (Episode 127 from my Archives)

    Happy Birthday, America! America's Charter of Freedom or Independence was declared on July 2, 1776, approved by Congress on July 4, and signed on August 2 -- all after 86 edits including deleting the condemnation of slavery. The completed document brought into life the miracle of America, and that's the name of the first program of this episode: "The Miracle of America," broadcast in 1950 on CBS.

    Robert Young hosted this program featuring artists like Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, Bing and Bob Crosby, Ronald Coleman, Charles Laughton, Dick Haymes, Jo Stafford, Smilin' Jack Smith, Jerry Gray, and Dinah Shore. Some of the songs performed include "Hoop-Dee-Doo," "The House I Live In," "The Lord's Prayer," and a medley of Stephan Foster songs performed by Lucille Norman and the Lud Gluskin orchestra.

    Jack Benny and Mary Livingston do a comedy sketch at the racetrack, Charles Laughton shares his moving experience of becoming a U.S. citizen in 1950, and Governor Earl Warren delivers a message about America, along with messages from the Secretaries of Commerce and Labor.

    On this independence day episode we play "The Miracle of America" to salute all the brave service men and women who made and make the miracle known as America and its freedom a reality.

    And Classics & Curios also presents a July 4th original special production. Phil Spitalny and his Hour of Charm twenty-two piece all girl orchestra and chorus begin the show with a great version of "American Patrol." [Spitalny came to this country from the Ukraine to become a U.S. citizen. We can see him and the talented Hour of Charm orchestra as they perform on YouTube.] John Philip Sousa's stirring "Stars and Stripes," Bing Crosby's "Road to Victory," and Kate Smith's "God Bless America" highlight the musical celebration.

    Quotes from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Abraham Lincoln remind us of our heritage of faith and the price of freedom. Theodore Roosevelt adds, "Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood -- the virtues that made America."

    Believing that those values must never fade, Sammy Kaye salutes our armed forces with "I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen," sung by Don Cornell. From "" comes this moving recollection of the Stage Door Canteen, Hollywood branch:

    -- The canteen was an instant success, and that success continued. Seven nights a week the building pulsed with hordes of servicemen and young women dancing to the sounds of the most famous bands in the country. Stars abounded...

    A young actress named Lauren Bacall volunteered on Monday nights. "There was fierce jitterbugging," she wrote. "Many a time I found myself in the middle of a circle…being whirled and twirled by one guy, then passed on to another, non-stop, until I thought I would drop…It wasn't much to do for the war effort, but it was something."The sign over the door of the Hollywood canteen read, "Through these portals pass the most beautiful uniforms in the world." "The most beautiful people" could easily have been added to that. Some of those beautiful people made quite a stir on some memorable nights. One regular was movie star Marlene Dietrich. She caused mass hysteria one night when she arrived straight from the set of the fantasy film "Kismet" covered in gold paint. [Betty] Davis, who said volunteering at the canteen was one of the "few accomplishments in my life that I am sincerely proud of," recalled a Christmas Eve that heartthrob crooner Bing Crosby showed up unannounced accompanied by his young sons. The Crosbys sang carols for an hour, she remembered, and "there was not a dry eye in the Canteen.

    "Posterity, you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." -- John Quincy Adams


    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 Father's Day and Independence Day!

    Monty Wooley Frank Lovejoy "Cavalcade Of America" circa 1945
    Monty Wooley Frank Lovejoy "Cavalcade Of America"

    The Magnificent Montague - "Father Of The Year"
    originally aired Saturday, June 16, 1951 on NBC
    Starring: Monty Wooley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Art Carney, Johnny Gibson, 
    Arnold Stang, John Griggs.
    Don Pardo announcing.
    Sponsors: Chesterfield, Anacin, RCA Victor.

    Night Beat - "Expectant Father" 
    originally aired Friday, December 28, 1951 on NBC
    Starring: Frank Lovejoy, William Conrad. 
    Don Rickles announcing.

    Calling All Cars - "July Fourth, 1934" 
    originally aired Wednesday, July 4, 1934 on CBS
    Starring: Chief James E. Davis L.A.P.D., Mary Tuthill, Jeanette Nolan, Martha Wentworth, 
    Ralph Scott, Joe Franz, Hanley Stafford, Sam Pierce, Charlie Lang, Richard LeGrand, 
    Robert Frazier, Fred Harrington, Lindsay McCarey. 
    Frederick Lindsley announcing.
    Sponsor: Rio Grande Oil Company

    Cavalcade Of America - "The Declaration Of Independence"
    originally aired Wednesday, January 1, 1936 on CBS
    Starring: no cast information available. 
    Frank Singiser announcing.
    Sponsor: DuPont

    running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes, 19 seconds

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