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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 17 04-24-38 "Who Killed Cock Robin?"
    Host: John Hiestan
    Stars: J. Donald Wilson (Mickey Mouse), Thelma Boardman (Minnie Mouse), Stuart Buchanan (Goofy), Clarence Nash (Donald Duck), Florence Gill (Clarabell Cow)
    Music: Felix Mills Orchestra, Donald Duck's Swing Band, The Minnie Mouse Woodland Choir
    Writer: Bill Demling
    NBC Pepsodent Tooth Paste

    6-3-47 Audition Show
    Syndicated by Walter Lantz Productions
    Children's adventure show with Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda
    Stars: Norma Jean Nilsson, Theodore Von Eltz, Billy Fletcher, June Foray, Sarah Brenner, Herb Lytton
    Producer: Harry Jacobs

    Episode 2 1953 Chin Chow And The Golden Bird"
    Stars: Mel Blanc
    Mutual Sustained

    11-12-46 Walt Disney's Premier of the Movie "Song of the South"
    With Uncle Rhemas & all the Disney characters & Walt Disney
    Co-hosts: Parks Johnson and Wally Butterworth
    CBS Lipton Tea

    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 look at Gene Krupa part 3.

    08/15/1945 Hotel Astor.

    03/31/1946 (0926) - First Song - Hop, Skip and A Jump.

    Perry Huntoon Gene Krupa Part 3.


    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 221


    Thomas Edison said, “Life’s most soothing things are a child’s goodnight and sweet music.” Memories of my kids’, grandkids’, and great grandkids’ goodnights confirm the first part of that quote, and today’s show helps confirm the second.

    It’s Eddie Hubbard’s soothing Special devoted to delightful sweet music. The show is dated November 15, 1989, and I am pleased to rebroadcast it on CLASSICS & CURIOS almost 30 years later.

    Bing Crosby’s joyful “Sweet Georgia Brown” alone is worth listening to this show. But there is much more. Besides Bing’s great recording, Eddie plays such great sweet tunes as “Sweethearts on Parade,” “Sugar Time,” “Candy Kisses,” “A Taste of Honey,” “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,” “When My Sugar Walks Down the Street,” “Sugar Blues,” “Candy,” “Sweet Eloise,” “Sweet Lorraine,” and “Roses and Lollipops.

    Featured artists, to name a few, include Nat King Cole, Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers, Tony Bennett, the McGuire Sisters, Guy Lombardo and Kenny Gardner, Glenn Miller and Ray Eberle, Clyde McCoy, Jimmie Rodgers, and Jack Jones.

    Under the influence of jazz greats like Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters, but especially Louis Armstrong, young Bing Crosby sang with the rhythm of swing, cool energy, precise articulation, improvised phrasing and fun scat-singing in a “vibrant, virile baritone.” [Gary Giddins, online] No wonder that Bing’s jazz-influenced “Sweet Georgia Brown” is my favorite recording of this tune, although other artists have had great versions, such as Django Reinhardt in the 1930’s and Ethel Waters in the 1920’s. Also worth listening to still today are stylized versions by Cab Calloway, the California Ramblers, Ella Fitzgerald, the Nat King Cole Trio, Ray Charles, Count Basie, and even Harry James. And the almost endless list goes on, even by the Beattles when the group backed singer Tony Sheridan in Hamburg, Germany. A classic version continues as a warm-up song by the Globetrotters, a whistling instrumental from 1949 by Brother Bones and His Shadows.

    Thanks, Eddie, for some positive sweet music to brighten our day. Truly, in songs and every day speech, “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” — Pr. 16:24


    [Quotation and paraphrasing above about Bing are from “Music; Bing Crosby, the Unsung King of Song” by Gary Giddins, online.] Many thanks to Jerry Haendiges Productions for remastering the original studio tape for this rebroadcast


    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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    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

    August 14 thru September 3, 2016

    Big John and Steve confess that "It's A Mystery To Us"!

    Henry (Harry) Morgan Peter Lorre Maurice Tarplin Bret Morrison
    Henry (Harry) Morgan Peter Lorre Maurice Tarplin Bret Morrison

    Mystery In The Air - "The Horla" 
    originally aired Thursday, August 14, 1947 on NBC 
    Starring: Peter Lorre, Peggy Webber, Lurene Tuttle, Ken Christy, Ben Wright, 
    Howard Culver, Jack Edwards Jr. 
    Henry (Harry) Morgan as the Voice Of Mystery
    Michael Roy announcing. 
    Sponsor: Camel Cigarettes

    The Molle Mystery Theater (AFRS Mystery Playhouse) - "Nightmare" 
    originally aired Tuesday, November 28, 1944 on NBC/AFRS 
    Starring: Peter Lorre (host for AFRS). 
    Sponsor: Molle Shaving Cream (sponsor spots cut by AFRS)

    The Mysterious Traveler - "Fire In The Sky" 
    originally aired Tuesday, August 28, 1951 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Maurice Tarplin, Bret Morrison, Joyce Gordon, Leon Janney. 
    Bill Tonkin announcing. 

    Mysteries Of The Mind - "E.S.P." 
    originally aired Sunday, December 11, 1938 on WOR/MUTUAL 
    Starring: Henry Morgan (host), Hugh Lind Casey. (Psychic Investigator), Lucien Warner (Columbia University), 
    Henry S.W. Hardwick (organizer of the New York Psychic Forum & editor of a psychic newsletter), 
    Dr. Thomas L. Garrett (Psychiatrist, Hypnotist). 
    Produced by Roger Bower (Can You Top This?)

    running time: 2 hours, 58 minutes, 46 seconds

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