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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:

    Audition Episode 1 12-18-57 "The Driver's Test"
    Stars: Charlie Ruggles, Lurene Tuttle, Hanley Stafford, Olin Soule, Sammy Ogg, Margaret Carey.
    Announcer: Roy Royan

    Episode 304 1-21-53 "A Kind Of Treasure"
    Hostess: Natalie Wood
    Stars: Walter Brennan and Vivi Janus
    Author John McGreevy
    MUTUAL Sustained

    Audition Show 2-9-41 "Looking For Waldo"
    HOST: Johnny Frasier
    STARS: Jack Carson, Vera Vague, Kay St. Germain
    MUSIC: Gordon Jenkins Orchestra, The Signalaires
    NBC Signal Oil Company

    9-11-45 "A Man Drinks DDT"
    Narrator: Herb Newcombe
    ABC Sustained

    8-19-46 "United States On A Greyhound Bus"
    NBC Sustained


    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 salute Lowell Thomas.

    We will feature clips to illustrate his varied radio career.

    We will also play two shows which featured Mr. Thomas.


    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 288


    Two more undated Downbeat thirty-minute shows bring hot jazz along with “what’s up in the band business” among top big band jazz artists. This set on the AFRS starts with Freddy Martin who kicks things off with “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “Piano Portrait.” Other tunes by the band include “My Life,” “Stars in My Eyes,” “My Silent Love,” “There Must Be Someone for Me,” a great version of “Nola,” and “Serenade for Strings.”

    Charlie Barnet, sometimes called the “blackest” of the white bands, follows with his style of swing/jazz, “the most democratic thing” on records. Charlie and the band perform “The Barcarolle,” “Fantasia,” “Wings Over Manhattan,” “The Volga Boatman,” and even the great “Wild Mab (of the Fishpond),” so named after the Barnet band’s impromptu dip in a hotel fountain.

    Charlie was well known, for one thing, for his recording of “The Wrong Idea,” sung by “Slappy Happ” (actually Billy May, also the song’s composer) with the line, “Swing and Sweat with Charlie Barnet,” a reactionary putdown of Sammy Kaye’s “Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye” and, for another, for Charlie’s “The Right Idea,” both of which did not exactly thrill Sammy. Charlie was also known as one of the few caucasian big band leaders of the swing era to openly embrace the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie and to feature African American stars like Lena Horne and Roy Eldridge. For the record, while Charlie probably slipped beyond the bounds of conventional mutual bandleader respect toward Sammy, I love both Charlie’s fun putdown and Sammy’s sweet danceable style which folks like me enjoy still today, even if “Downbeat Magazine” called it “corn” and “schmaltzy.”

    Two undated fifteen-minute Downbeat shows featuring Gene Krupa conclude this episode of Classics & Curios as Gene not only shares his music but also short interviews in which he gives his opinion of the direction jazz will take in the future and the role of the drum in jazz. Krupa, the “skin man,” also “massages the skin” on songs like “The Navajo Trail,” and “Whispering.” His theme “Drum Boogie” alone is worth a listen!

    All of these shows from the 1930’s and 1940’s are available for purchase in Jerry Haendiges’ vast collection of vintage programs — Downbeat numbers 131,140, 202, and 203, respectively. .

    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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    New programs added every three weeks.

    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

    The Glowing Dial
    with Big John and Steve

    February 11 thru March 3, 2018

    Big John and Steve celebrate Valentine's Day, Jack Benny's Birthday and President's Day!

    Harold Peary Eddie Cantor Jack Benny Fred Allen Edward Arnold

    Honest Harold, The Homemaker (The Harold Peary Show) - "Mistaken Valentines" 
    originally aired on Wednesday, February 14, 1951 on CBS 
    Starring: Harold Peary, Jane Morgan, Gloria Holiday, Joseph Kearns, Parley Baer, 
    Olan Soule, Eddie Firestone, Isabel Randolph, Maurey Alden. 
    Bob LeMond announcing. 

    The Eddie Cantor Show (It's Time To Smile) - "Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Groucho Marx" 
    originally aired on Wednesday, June 9, 1943 on NBC 
    Starring: Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Groucho Marx, 
    Bert Gorden, Dinah Shore, The Ambassadors. 
    Harry Von Zell announcing. 
    Sponsor: Bristol Meyers for Sal Hepatica

    The Fred Allen Show - "Jack Benny, King For A Day" 
    originally aired on Sunday, May 26, 1946 on NBC 
    Starring: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, Peter Donald, Alan Reed, 
    Jack Benny, The DeMarco Sisters, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 
    Kenny Delmar announcing. 
    Sponsor: Tenderleaf Tea

    Mr. President - "Benjamin Harrison" 
    originally aired on Sunday, December 11, 1949 on ABC 
    Starring: Edward Arnold. 
    Owen James announcing. 

    running time: 3 hours, 5 minutes, 3 seconds

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    If you have any additions or corrections, please e-mail us.

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    Click here for information on his Audio Restoration Services.


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