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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 209 6-10-47 "Father's Day"
    Stars: Louise Erickson as Judy Foster, Dix Davis, Ken Christy, Myra Marsh
    NBC Tums Tuesdays 8:30-9:00 pm

    Episode 85 6-14-51 "Father's Day Picnic"
    Stars: Robert Young, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Herb Vigran, Stanley Farrar
    Announcer Bill Forman
    Music: Roy Bargy

    Episode 39 6-17-34 "I've Loved the Same Girl for 50 Years"
    Stars: Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
    Features: Rosemary Lane, Priscilla Lane, Tom Waring, Babs And Her Brothers
    Announcer: Andre Baruch
    "I've Loved the Same Girl for 50 Years", "Rolling in Love", "Lover", "You Have Taken My Heart", "Kissing Games", "Suntan Charlie", "Breezin' Along with the Breeze"
    CBS Ford Sundays 9:30-10:00pm

    Episode 32 6-16-51 "Father of the Year"
    Stars: Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour and Pert Kelton, Art Carney, Johnny Gibbs and Arnold Stang
    Producer/Director: Nat Hiken
    Announcer: Don Pardo
    Organist: Jack Ward

    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 Father’s everywhere.

    Father's Day.

    06/21/1942 Guest - Judy Garland.

    06/10/1947 (209) Father's Day.

    06/19/1949 (38) Frankie's Foster Son. Father's Day.


    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 350


    It’s time for more “Joyful Jazz” with samples of this rare 1950’s Dixieland Club series heard originally daily with host Hall Murray on Mutual radio and AFRS as Dixie Matinee, resurrected today by Jerry Haendiges Productions. The Dixieland Club is made up of drummer Preacher Rollo & the Five Saints with super clarinetist Tony Parenti, along with lively pianist Marie Marcus, cornetist Tommy Justice, trombonist Jerry Gorman, and on occasion Al Matucci on contrabass.

    Rolllo overcame polio as a child and became a sufficiently proficient drummer to join Bunny Berigan, Jack Teagarden, Eddie Condon, and also Paul Whitman’s band for three years. He served in the U.S. Air force during World War II, following which he worked briefly with Ray McKinley before forming his own Dixieland group. Rollo’s pianist Marie Marcus, who was known as ‘Cape Cod’s first lady of jazz,” received stride piano lessons from Fats Waller, who is quoted as telling her, “For a white gal, you sure got it here” as he pointed to his heart.

    Three fifteen minute shows make up this Episode as this spirited group clearly has more great fun with great tunes. These fine musicians capitalized on the resurgence of “hot” or “traditional” jazz and boogie woogie during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Here are the twelve songs on this Episode’s playbill:

    Show number one:
    Millenberg Joys
    I Cried for You
    Oh, Lady Be Good
    It’s Only a Paper Moon

    Show number two:
    Bugle Call Rag
    Love in Bloom
    Sensation Rag
    Canadian Capers

    Show number three:
    Yellow Dog Blues

    Slow and Easy
    Speak to Me Boogie Woogie
    Ups and Downs

    “The Dixieland revival music during the 1940s and 1950s gained a broad audience that established traditional jazz as an enduring part of the American cultural landscape, and spawned revival movements in Europe.” (Wikimania-Wikipedia) I especially like jazz critic Scott Yanow’s comment on Dixieland jazz: “Arguably the happiest of all music is Dixieland jazz. The sound of several horns all improvising together on fairly simple chord changes with definite roles for each instrument but a large amount of freedom, cannot help but sound consistently joyful.”

    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. I will be playing every episode in order.  


    Philco RadioClick to hear the Program of 6-16-19
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    This Week's Golden Days of Radio Program Schedule:

    Episode 55 of The Golden Days of Radio

    Included are clips from:



    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

    June 9, 2019 thru June 29, 2019

    Big John and Steve celebrate Father's Day and present another tribute to those "Adventurous" Detectives!

    Tom Collins Gerald Mohr Steve Dunne Les Damon
    Tom Collins Gerald Mohr Steve Dunne Les Damon

    The Adventures Of Frank Race - "The Adventure Of Seventeen Black"
    originally aired on Sunday, May 22, 1949 in Syndication 
    Starring: Tom Collins, Tony Barrett. 
    Art Gilmore announcing. 
    Sponsor: Sustained

    The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe - "The Dancing Hands"
    originally aired on Saturday, March 19, 1949 on CBS 
    Starring: Gerald Mohr, Vivi Janiss, Ed Begley, Lou Krugman, Paul Frees, Bert Holland. 
    Roy Rowan announcing. 
    Sponsor: Sustained

    The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective - "The Caper Over My Dead Body"
    originally aired on Friday, November 17, 1950 on NBC 
    Starring: Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, Cathy Lewis, Wally Maher. 
    Don Stanley announcing. 
    Sponsor: Wildroot Cream Oil

    The Adventures Of The Falcon - "The Case Of The Falling Star"
    originally aired on Thursday, May 15, 1952 on NBC 
    Starring: Les Damon. 
    Sponsor: Sustained

    running time: 2 hours, 48 minutes, 14 seconds

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    Audio restoration on some shows in this episode was done by Jerry Haendiges.


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