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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 Radio Classics Program Schedule:

    Episode 2 10-14-54
    Stars: Rosemary Clooney
    Music: Buddy Cole Orchestra
    Announcer: Johnny Jacobs
    CBS Sustained Thursday 9:00 - 9:15 pm.

    Episode 36 7-27-42 "Reveille Pass"
    Stars: Chester Stratton, Anne Sedgewick, Colleen Ward, John Brown, John Karl, Harry Bellaver, Zachary Scott, Frank Tweddle
    CBS Sustained

    Episode 97 "Does Fright Raise Hair?"
    Host: Mel Blanc
    AFRS Production

    Episode 2 6-21-35 "A Mile A Minute
    Stars: Virginia Verrill, Jimmy Farrell, Marjorie Logan and the Eton Boys.
    Commentary: Christopher Morley
    Music: Johnny Green Orchestra
    Announcer: Harry von Zell.
    CBS Socony Vacuum System

    Episode 24 4-24-46 "Voodoo Rites"
    Stars: Jerry Walter, Clare Boreum, Norman Gottschalk, Jonathan Hale, Ken Nordine, Hugh Rowlands, Willard Waterman, Jane Webb
    CBS Wrigley Thursday 10:00 - 10:30 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) 7/17/48
    Program #3 - "Of Unsound Mind" Intriguing drama.


    (ABC) 4/24/48 "The Case of the Quincy Killers"

    (Synd/US Treasury) 11/2/47 Milton Berle demonstrates types of comedians with Kenny Delmar.

    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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    Tribute to Don Pardo

    Born Dominick George Pardo
    February 22, 1918
    Westfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

    Died August 18, 2014 (aged 96)
    Tucson, Arizona,

    He may very well be the last announcer left in Old Time Radio. The only other announcer who worked in that era would be Hugh Dow And he is 93 years of age, born on Valentine's day 1921.

    And so, we begin our tribute to Don Pardo.


    06/10/51 (36) Nightmare.

    12/08/50 ep05 Agnes Quits.

    (19) Cobra King Strikes Back 6 (Terrors Of The Hollow Mountain).


    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 134


    First, to review my brief background notes for the "Call for Music" series please check the archives for my descriptions of episodes 131 through 133 for the last three weeks.

    Songs on this "Call for Music" program of April 2, 1948, include Dinah Shore's first song that she sang professionally. That was in Nashville at The Pines nightclub, and the song: "Under a Blanket of Blue." Then we hear Johnny Mercer's first song on Broadway, "Lazy Bones," and Harry James' first public performance of a song, which happened to be on drums when he was four years old andin a circus in Beaumont, Texas. Little Harry beat the drums then on "Saber Dance" but now, of course, he plays the trumpet as few can.

    Johnny Mercer shares the curio pick-me-up tune "The Dickie Bird Song," which sings of the arrival of spring, losing the blues, and falling in love, but the special highlight on the show is a medley of Eddie Cantor songs, such as "Making Whoopie," "Margie," and "Ida." Eddie Cantor himself unexpectedly appears and takes the microphone to sing one of his signature songs, "If You Knew Susie." We can almost see him clapping his hands as he skips around and rolls his eyes.

    Dinah's closing public promo for education and teachers is appropriate for me and my "main squeeze" of 52 years, both of us having had long careers in teaching.


    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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    Jack McCarthy Al Hodge Brace Beemer Jay Michael

    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:


    Latest Episode # POD07

    Big John and Stu salute radio station WXYZ, Detroit!

    Ned Jordan, Secret Agent - "Adventure Of The True Light Cult"
    originally aired Tuesday, 1940 on WXYZ/MUTUAL
    Starring: Jack McCarthy, Dick Osgood, Shirley Squires. 
    Bob Hite announcing.

    The Green Hornet - "The Highway That Graft Built"
    originally aired Wednesday, October 16, 1940 on WXYZ/Blue Network-ABC/MUTUAL
    Starring: Al Hodge, Tokutaro Hayashi (Raymond Toyo), Leonore Allman, Gilly Shea, Rollon Parker.

    The Lone Ranger - "Trail Of The Broken Horseshoe"
    originally aired Friday, May 2, 1941 on WXYZ/MUTUAL
    Starring: Brace Beemer, John Todd.

    Challenge Of The Yukon (Sergeant Preston Of The Yukon) - "Self-Defense Or Murder?
    originally aired Saturday, December 4, 1943 on WXYZ
    Starring: Jay Michael.. 
    Bill Morgan announcing.

    running time: 2 hours, 23 Minutes, 32 seconds

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