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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 Genius of Lindley "Spike" Jones

    Episode 6    11-9-42
    NBC GILMORE GASOLINE Mondays 7:30 - 8:00 pm
    HOST: Beryl Wallace
    STARS: George Riley, Spike Jones and his "Gilmore Service Station Slickers"
    ANNOUNCER: Vern Smith

    Episode 2   6-10-45    Guest: Groucho Marx
    NBC CHASE & SANBORN Sundays 8:00 - 8:30 pm
    STARS: Francis Langford, Spike Jones & "The City Slickers"
    Summer Replacement for the CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW

    Episode 46    11-12-48    Guest: Dick Haymes
    CBS COCA-COLA Fridays 10:30 - 11:00 pm
    STARS: Spike Jones & "The City Slickers", Dorothy Shay and Doodles Weaver

    Episode 2    01-09-49    Guests: Dinah Shore and Fred Astaire
    CBS COCA-COLA Sundays 6:30 pm
    STARS: Spike Jones & "The City Slickers" and Doodles Weaver
    PRODUCER: Joe Bigelow

    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) 2/16/49 From the Roseland Ballroom in NYC.

    Announcement of his passing on CBS-TV Katie Curick - Friday 7/17/09

    (NBC) 09/06/42 First show of the series. Bittersweet wartime story. Lionel Barrymore and Agnes Moorehead.

    (1936) with James Pierce in title role of Chapter 1 of 39 - that were never broadcast ?? - 73 years ago.

    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 Same Time Same Station, we salute Disney part 2.

    We’ll hear guest Stacia Martin from Disney as she walks us through Disney on the Radio.

    This was originally a Same Time, Same Station broadcast from 11/07/1999


    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 179


    While Danny Kaye was keeping a six-week commitment to entertain troops on a USO tour in 1945 it was necessary for Danny's friends to fill in for him on his CBS radio show. Contrary to the October 4 date I mention on air, it was on October 10, 1945, that Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland responded first with their own playbill of great songs and comedy repartee, including a tongue-in-cheek mini musical called "My Romance."

    Frank and Judy already had done a couple of radio shows together and had begun work on the movie "Till the Clouds Roll By." By now the chemistry between them was clearly magical as they took the stage in Danny's place. In fact, I have to say, this show was probably better than anything Danny could have produced. Frankly, Danny's radio shows, in my opinion, were victims of sometimes uninspired writing and some over acting. Danny's best show moments were when he simply sang and did his unique version of scatting, and when Harry James' orchestra played. Danny was still very young, and he often let his unbound energy take control making the show itself a bit out of control.

    Axel Stordahl provided the musical accompaniment and arranging, as he did for Frank on several recordings, and the music was superb. Judy and Frank sing a classic rendition of "It's Gotta Be This or That," adding their own fun lyrics, while Judy performs solo on "How Deep Is the Ocean" and "How Much Do I Love You." Frank does "My Judy" and "Till the End of Time." Another duet for the duo comes during the "minute" Musicale "My Romance"(set in 1995) -- an unforgettable "Long Ago and Far Away." Now, of course, the "far away" is "long ago."

    In between, Frank and Judy have a great time making fun of one another and also of good friend Bing Crosby, who gladly and graciously promoted Frank on his own show. Everything evolves smoothly with well written lines, great timing, and genuinely funny exchanges.

    Axel Stordahl is given his own two minutes on "I've Got You Under My Skin," and Frank sings his own theme song "Put Your Dreams Away for Another Day," the perfect advice and closing for this "Danny Kaye Show."


    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 Stu celebrate those daring detectives!

    Vincent Price Richard Kollmar Gerald Mohr Jack Webb
    Vincent Price Richard Kollmar Gerald Mohr Jack Webb

    The Saint - "Murder On The High Seas"
    originally aired Wednesday, October 1, 1947 on MUTUAL
    Starring: Vincent Price, Betty Lou Gerson, Jean Bates, Bill Conrad, Frank Gerstle, Barney Phillips.

    Boston Blackie - "Blackie Jilts Mary" 
    originally aired Monday, July 2, 1945 on MUTUAL/ZIV SYNDICATION
    Starring: Richard Kollmar, Maurice Tarplin, Lesley Woods, Lawson Zerbe, Larry Haines, Frank Lovejoy. 
    Larry Elliot announcing.

    The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe - "The Open Window" 
    originally aired Saturday, October 8, 1949 on CBS
    Starring: Gerald Mohr, Lillian Buyeff, Jay Novello, Paul Dubov, Betty Lou Gerson, Ed Begley, Harry Bartell. 
    Paul Masterson announcing.

    Dragnet - "The Big Beer"
    originally aired Tuesday, August 16, 1955 on NBC
    Starring: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Jack Kruschen, Ralph Moody, Peggy Webber. 
    George Fenneman and Hal Gibney announcing.
    Sponsor: Chesterfield

    running time: 2 hours, 34 minutes, 39 seconds

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