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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:

    "On a Note of Triumph"

    Bernard Herrmann (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Berne Surrey (sound engineer), Gary Harris (studio engineer), Charles Lewin (production assistant), Lou Ashworth (production assistant), William L. Shirer, Ludwig Donath, Peter Witt, Johnny Bond, Martin Gabel (narrator), Norman Corwin (writer, producer, director), Peggy Rae, Joan Lorring, Elliott Lewis, Merton Kopkin, Lucille Meredith, Raymond Lawrence, Alec Harford, George Sorel, Dick Nelson, Bob Bruce, Joseph Worthy, Lurene Tuttle, Regina Wallace, June Foray, Pat McGeehan. NBC Special

    Episode 412 5-9-48 "The Quiz Kids vs. The Quiz Kids' Mothers"
    Guests: The Quiz Kids' mothers
    Host: Joe Kelly
    NBC Alka-Seltzer Sundays 3:30 - 4:00 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 salute Bob Crosby, Part 1.

    1936 Bob Crosby (syndicated).

    “MUTUAL Special Program”
    May 1945. 1st Division USMC - Lt Bob Crosby.

    09/10/1945 (147) - Guest - Count Basie, Bob Crosby, First Song - Rambo.

    Sunday night show. Walden and Perry Huntoon. Bob Crosby part 1.


    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 346


    Again, thanks to Jerry Haendiges, here from 1964 are portions of two shows from DJ Bill Stewart’s “A Quarter Century of Swing” on station KMPC Los Angeles. Please ignore Stewart’s program notes about previous or continuing shows and guests.

    The first show, from 09-11-64 features Peggy Lee, Perry Como, Kirby Stone, et. al., and the second, from 09-25-64, showcases Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Helen Forrest, et. al.

    Songs on the first show include, among others, Peggy Lee singing “A Very Special Day” and “Just One of Those Things.” Kirby Stone does a great version of “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” and Perry Como sings a really tender and moving “The Songs I Love,” written especially for Perry, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Jimmy van Heusen. DJ Stewart emphasizes Cahn’s great lyrics and Perry’s performance which make us wonder why this recording from 1963 has been pretty obscure — yet available for purchase online today. Just read the poetic lyrics which in my heart I sing like Perry to my “main squeeze” of fifty-seven years:

    The songs they're playin' that we both romanced to,
    Those lovely songs we stayed up late and danced to,
    They taught me where my heart belongs,
    These are the songs I love!

    The tender melodies we often sighed to,
    That special one we said good-bye and cried to,
    Because they righted all the wrongs,
    These are the songs I love!

    The happy rhymes, the underscored,
    The happy time when we found spring together.
    The pretty themes, that underscored, the pretty dreams,
    That make us cling together!

    These songs we'll call our own and face the years with,
    We'll face the laughter, yes, and face the tears with,
    They'll help us through the rain and shine,
    These songs I love because these songs are yours and mine!
    (Concord Music Publishing LLC)

    I, for one, am happy that Bill Stewart included such songs that stretched the definition of “swing.”

    Stewart’s second show highlights Sinatra’s songs, which he refers to as “old Sinatra things.” and the first “old thing” is a jazzy rendition of “I Met Her Dancing to the Castle Rock.” My personal favorites are Frank’s great and popular versions of his early “All or Nothing at All” with Harry James and his later “Birth of the Blues.” Worth a special listen are Hampton’s “Stomp, ” “Jumpin’ Jive,” “I Found a New Baby,” and Helen Forrest’s “cool” vocal on “I’d Be Lost Without You.” Stewart squeezes in a Benny Goodman set along with Hampton’s, and all in all gives us a super show right to the last second.


    Frank Bresee's
    "Golden Days of Radio"
    Frank Bresee August 20th, 1929 - June 5th, 2018

    On a 1939 school field trip, Frank visited KFAC radio station and later that year asked to be on the air. This began Frank’s radio career. 

    In 1941 Frank auditioned for “Red Ryder” radio show and was runner up to his long-time friend, Tommy Cook. This show began in 1942. 

    In 1942 Frank was Alvin on the radio show “Major Hoople” also starring Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan.  Arthur Q. Bryan was best known as the voice of Elmer Fudd. Arthur became a second father to Frank.  He often drove Frank home after the broadcasts.  In the late 50s, Frank was able to assist Arthur who was losing his sight. After Arthur passed away in 1959, Frank purchased Arthur’s grave marker. 

      After the war, Frank became a regular on the “Billie Burke” Saturday morning radio show.  He worked alongside Marvin Miller.  Frank recalled after the live radio show, Billie would have coffee and pastries ordered from the Brown Derby nearby and personally serve her audience.  

     In the early 1940s Frank began collecting radio items which grew to be one of the most important private radio history collections. As a little boy, he took his wagon, went behind radio stations and retrieved from trash various radio broadcast transcription discs. He also collected radio scripts after attending many of the broadcasts.

      In 1948 Frank spun records for Jim Hawthorne’s radio show in Pasadena, and Frank became a part of Jim TV’s show in 1950.  Frank helped write for the show and create voice tracks for Jim. 

    On August 5, 1949, Frank began the Golden Days of Radio with his large collection of transcription discs.  He played early discs from current radio shows while these shows were broadcasting new shows.

    Several years ago, Frank asked me to keep and transfer his vast collection of Transcription Discs and Tapes. He asked me to to keep his Golden Days of Radio going after he left us. There are a total of 2,749 total episodes. So this will obviously continue on for several years  


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    This Week's Golden Days of Radio Program Schedule:

    Episode 51 of The Golden Days of Radio

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    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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    The Glowing Dial

    <with Big John and Steve

    April 28, 2019 thru May 18, 2019

    Big John and Steve celebrate Mother's Day and present another tribute to The Shadow!

    Orson Welles as The Shadow Bill Johnstone Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews Agnes Moorehead Maurice Tarplin Ken Roberts
    Orson Welles Bill Johnstone Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews Agnes Moorehead Maurice Tarplin Ken Roberts

    The Shadow - "The Firebug"
    originally aired on Sunday, April 10, 1938 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Dwight Weist, Ed Jerome, Paul Stewart, Kenny Delmar, 
    Carl Frank, Arthur Vinton, Jeanette Nolan, Frank Readick (open and close). 
    Ken Roberts announcing. 
    Sponsor: B.F. Goodrich

    The Shadow - "Carnival Of Death"
    originally aired on Sunday, November 10, 1940 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Bill Johnstone, Marjorie Anderson, Everett Sloane, Alan Reed. 
    Ken Roberts announcing. 
    Sponsor: Blue Coal (no spots heard)

    The Shadow - "Death Stalks The Shadow"
    originally aired on Sunday, October 9, 1938 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Bill Johnstone, Agnes Moorehead. 
    Ken Roberts announcing. 
    Sponsor: Blue Coal (no spots heard)

    The Shadow - "Murder And The Medium"
    originally aired on Sunday, November 30, 1947 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews, Santos Ortega, Alice Frost, 
    Ted Osborne, Maurice Tarplin, Alice Reinhardt. 
    Andre Baruch announcing. 
    Sponsor: Blue Coal

    running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes, 38 seconds

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