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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 9 03-17-36 "Dedicated To Indianapolis, Indiana"
    St. Patrick's Day Program
    Stars: Donald Novis, Jane Pickens, Charles Henderson's Singing Razorbacks - All Stars Of "Jumbo"
    Music: Eddie Duchin Orchestra, Adolph Deutsch's Orchestra
    NBC Texaco Gasoline Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30pm

    Episode 17 3-25-55 "Coming Out Of Maggie"
    St. Patrick's Day program
    Artransa syndication

    Episode 48 7-2-49 "The Ides Of March"
    Stars: Henry Hull, Jan Arvan, Lawrence Dobkin, Lynn Allen, Maya Gregory, Parley Baer, Doris Singleton, Eda Reiss Merin, Ben Wright, Charles Seel
    Author: Thornton Wilder
    Intermission Commentator: Beaumont Brustal
    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 present Verna Felton, part 14.

    04/20/1951 "The Rowdy Dowser Caper"
    NBC net. Sustaining.

    06/10/1951. Program #2.
    CBS net. Sponsored by: Philip Morris

    03/29/1952 "Night Operator".
    CBS net.

    04/24/1952 "Deep Waters".
    CBS net. Sustaining.


    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 338


    This week, as part of our March marathon highlighting the 106th anniversary of Frankie’s birth. we feature seven more “Make Believe Ballroom” programs with Frankie as guest DJ/performer.

    Al Jarvis gave birth to what would become the “Ballroom” after answering an ad for someone to talk for four hours a day on radio KFWB. Al began to get tired of continuous talk so he brought in his victrola and, after explaining on air what a record was, he would play a few samples. That was the start of his becoming the first radio DJ.

    Later, of course, Al was instrumental in furthering Frankie’s career on his “Ballroom” show, and the seven “Ballroom” programs on this episode of Classics & Curios are among the best of Al’s efforts on Frankie’s behalf. Al even created a sister show with The Original Make Believe Ballroom Four providing instrumentals, with Frankie spinning his own recordings which he himself introduced. Making up the “Four” were Slim Gaillard or Gene Sargent on guitar, Winnie Beatty on piano, Ray Ramone on Drums, and Billy Hadnot or Harvey Wilson on bass. They brought fine renditions of jazz tunes, often of songs by Duke Ellington.

    Recordings, including a few not often heard, by Frankie on the “Ballroom” show, include several songs such as “By the Light of the Stars,” “Roses Are Shining in Picardy,” “Mama, Mama, Please Come on Home to Me,” “I May Be Wrong,” “Little Coquette,” “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” “Somebody Loves Me,” “”Laughing at Love,” “Someday Sweetheart,” “If I Had You,” “Willow Weep for Me,” "Melancholy Madeline," “September in the Rain,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Dream of You,” “Wrap Your Trouble in Dreams,” and at one point mention is made of Frankie’s and Karl Fischer’s fine composition “We’ll Be Together Again,” at the time, a number one hit in Europe but not yet released in the USA.

    The Original Make Believe Ballroom Four performs several instrumentals such as “The Moon Is Low,” “What Am I Here For,” “Up and At ‘Em,” “Blue Moon,” and “Black, Brown, and Beige” (a portion of Ellington’s suite which he referred to often as the three “B’s”). Incidentally, in his album notes in 1941 Ellington said “Black, Brown, and Beige” “… is the one we dedicate to the 700 Negroes who came from Haiti to save Savannah during the Revolutionary War.”

    I hope you will join me beginning the last week in March to hear my special six-part tribute program to Frankie Laine. This show will include recordings throughout his amazing and diversified career, along with interviews and a few songs by legendary performers who influenced Frankie.

    Finally, as Al Jarvis closed his shows, let me say, “May all your troubles, too, be make believe.”

    Special thanks to Jerry Haendiges’ Productions for providing the shows in this episode, for background information, and much more to come! .

    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 42 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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    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

    The Glowing Dial
    with Big John and Steve

    March 17, 2019 thru April 6, 2019

    Big John and Steve celebrate St. Patrick's Day, April Fool's Day, See A Few U.F.O.s and Hang Out In The Halls!

    Jim and Marian Jordan Jim and Marian Jordan with Arthur Q. Bryan Gale Gordon Elvia Allman Harlow Wilcox Red Skelton Benita Hume and Ronald Colman
    Jim and Marian Jordan Jim and Marian Jordan with Arthur Q. Bryan Gale Gordon Elvia Allman Harlow Wilcox Red Skelton Benita Hume and Ronald Colman

    Fibber McGee and Molly - "Flying Saucers"
    originally aired on Tuesday, March 28, 1950 on NBC 
    Starring: Jim and Marian Jordan, Bill Thompson, Arthur Q. Bryan, Gale Gordon, Dick LeGrand, 
    Elvia Allman, The King's Men, Billy Mills' Orchestra. 
    Harlow Wilcox announcing. 
    Sponsor: Johnson's Wax.

    The Red Skelton Show - "Flying Saucers"
    originally aired Sunday, March 26, 1950 on CBS 
    Starring: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, The Four Knights, Lurene Tuttle, 
    Pat McGeehan, Dick Ryan, Martha Wentworth, John Holbrook. 
    Rod O'Connor announcing. 
    Sponsors: Tide, Drene Shampoo.

    The Hall Of Fantasy - "The Sea Phantom"
    originally aired on Monday, August 24, 1953 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Richard Thorne. 
    Sponsor: varied.

    The Halls Of Ivy - "Dr. Hall's Reappointment"
    originally aired on Tuesday, January 3, 1950 on NBC 
    Starring: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Herbert Rawlinson, 
    Herbert Butterfield, Willard Waterman, Gloria Gordon, Lee Millar. 
    Ken Carpenter announcing. 
    Sponsor: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company.

    running time: 2 hours, 49 minutes, 18 seconds

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