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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 450 12-3-51 "A Murderous Revision"
    Stars: Richard Widmark
    CBS Autolight

    Episode 450 10-13-51 "A Murderous Revision"
    Stars: Howard Duff
    CBS Autolight
    Program recorded 10-13-51 for broadcast on 12-3-51, but never aired because of Howard Duff's alleged Communist leanings.
    This program was redone starring Richard Widmark.

    Episode 3 7-30-42 "Leonardo Da Vinci"
    Stars: Raymond Edward Johnson
    Host: Dr. Bernard Meyers

    Episode 6 9-23-44 Guest: Larry Adler
    Stars: Kenny Baker
    Announcer: Ken Niles
    CBS Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Saturday 8:00 - 8:30 pm


    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 feature four more shows where there stars did not appear.

    11/22/1945 Blackie Kidnapped.
    Some believe that Maurice Tarplin filled in for Richard Kollmar.

    11/29/1945 Simmons Construction Murder.
    Some believe that Maurice Tarplin filled in for Richard Kollmar who was ill and had no voice again during the second week.

    03/27/1951 Fibber is ill and neither appear.
    His friends want to throw him a party but no one can find him.

    01/09/1952 Ep426 Gildy Has Disappeared and is in the Hospital.


    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 245


    For first timers to the Chamber Music Society, here, again, is a brief orientation: The popular Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street began on the NBC Blue Network in 1940 and continued to 1944, with a revival in the early 1950's. The quasi long-haired commentary was humorously satirical, but the swing music was pure, sweet, genuine, joyful Dixieland jazz. Each show usually began with introductory words by announcer Jack McCarthy like "Good evening, lovers of fine music. Welcome to the no-doubt world-famous Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, and another concert dedicated to the perpetuation of the three B’s: barrelhouse, boogie-woogie, and the blues." [The "barrelhouse" refers to an early form of jazz with boisterous piano playing, group improvising, and two-beat rhythm heard in juke joints or barrelhouses of New Orleans in the early 1900's.]

    We begin with an edited reprise episode (#172 in our Archives) featuring Jack and Charlie Teagarden. "Down Yonder in New Orleans" kicks off this meeting of the Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street by "Hot Lips" Levine and his "Epileptic Eight," not to be outdone by maestro Paul Lavalle and his "Gone with the Winds Ten" performing the "Konzertstueck" "Blue Room." Guest vocalist Dixie Mason performs a remarkable jazz version of Stephen Foster's "Old Black Joe."

    "Doctor" Gino Hamilton outdoes his tongue-in-cheek stodginess as he announces a two-week suspension of the Society's radio concerts and then mentions the upcoming concert of a prominent composer named "Doppelgaenger." Hamilton chats with fellow wordsmith virtuoso and guest jazz scholar C.E. Smith on musical topics relating to a Chaucer jam session, to Milton and Mickey Mouse, and to the origins of the word "jazz" and the phrase "out of this world." The good "doctor" characterizes their quasi didactic chat as "truly delightfully dull."

    Guests jazz artists Jack and Charlie Teagarden, perhaps "the greatest brother act since Cain and Abel," entertain Society members with "Basin Street Blues" and then "all 'Hindemith' breaks loose" as maestro Lavalle and his "(I got a wrong note in the ninth bar) Serenaders" strike up "Joshua 'Fit' the Battle of Jericho."

    Conductor Levine "appropriately" responds with "I Come from Dixie," as the Society's meeting of October 10, 1940, comes to an end on NBC Blue.

    Concerning more recent research on the origin of the term "jazz," some researchers say it was a baseball word for a wobbly pitch or an activity denoting passion, spirit, or vitality. While a number of earthy and earthly theories exist, jazz music, particularly Dixieland, clearly lifts our spirits to etherial and heavenly realms of joy, a true blessing from the Lord.

    Then a “new” CMSLBS episode — this from 7-21-41 with guest bandleader “Triple Tongue” Erskine Hawkins, sometimes called “The 20th Century Gabriel.” Hawkins says that “even after I learned to read music it didn’t hurt my playing much.” He plays his composition “Three Valve Jump” in which he hits “C above high C” on the trumpet. Among assorted musical pieces, Henry Levine and his ‘eight jerks from Georgia” play “It Makes No Difference Now,” Hawkins adds “Amapola,” and Paul LaValle and his woodwind band contribute “Kangaroo Jump” and “Clarinet in a Haunted House.”

    There is much more, and, all in all, the two shows are full of great jazz and jocularity. .

    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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    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

    The Glowing Dial
    with Big John and Steve

    February 19 thru March 11, 2017

    Big John and Steve celebrate President's Day and reach into their OTR Grab Bag!

    Edward Arnold Edward G. Robinson Tom Collins Jack Oakie
    Edward Arnold Edward G. Robinson Tom Collins Jack Oakie

    Mr. President - "Andrew Jackson" 
    originally aired on Sunday, May 15, 1949 on ABC 
    Starring: Edward Arnold. 
    Owen James announcing. 

    Big Town - "Death Rides The Highway" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, March 26, 1940 on CBS 
    Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Ona Munson, Ted Osborne, Paula Winslowe, Howard Duff. 
    John Conte announcing. 
    Sponsor: Rinso

    Chandu, The Magician - "The House Of Fear" 
    originally aired on Thursday, March 31, 1949 on ABC 
    Starring: Tom Collins, Irene Tedrow, Jack Kruschen, Joy Terry, Lee Millar, Rolfe Sedan. 
    Howard Culver announcing. 
    Sponsor: White King Soap

    The Old Gold Comedy Theatre (The Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre) - "Room Service" 
    originally aired on Sunday, December 31, 1944 on NBC/AFRS 
    Starring: Jack Oakie, Stu Erwin, Donald McBride, Cara Williams, Harold Lloyd hosts. 
    Bob Williams announcing. 
    Sponsor: Old Gold Cigarettes

    running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes, 11 seconds

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