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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 1 4-14-47 "The Case Of The Hate Racket"
    Stars: Santos Ortega, Everett Sloane
    Producer: Philips H. Lord
    ABC Sustaining

    Episode 9 6-23-46 "Rival Boyfriends"
    Stars: Janet Waldo, Sam Edwards, Fred Archer, Irene Tedrow, Tommy Bernard, Barbara Whiting And Arlene Becker
    Writers: Carroll Carroll, F. Hugh Herbert And Jerry Adelman
    Creator: F. Hugh Herbert
    Director: Bert Prager
    CBS Campbell Soups Sunday 9:00 - 9:30pm

    Episode 15 1-10-53 "The Sleep Walker"
    Writer: Lou Housten
    Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn
    Created By: Mike Moser
    Announcer: Dick Tufelt
    Producer/Director: Larry Robertson
    ABC Ralston

    Episode 8 8-23-48 "The Liberty Of Jail"
    Stars: Will Wright, John Beal
    Writer: Arnold Pearl
    Music: Marlin Styles, Lud Gluskin
    Producer/Director: Tony Leader
    CBS 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 salute big band leader Teddy Powell.

    12/xx/1943 (094) Teddy Powell, First Song - Pale Moon.

    07/31/1943 (NET 270) Teddy Powell, First Song - Pale Moon.

    08/14/2016 Perry Huntoon on Teddy Powell.


    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 253


    Episode 253 This Eddie Hubbard Special from April 28, 1989, highlights the Society of Singers celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s career at a grand party featuring legendary singers and celebrities. Eddie gives details about the celebration and the performers as he plays recordings by some of the Society participants.

    Fittingly Eddie opens with Ella’s recording of the song that launched her career, a song that she helped to compose: “A-Tisket, A-Tasket.” From some 2000 songs Ella recorded Eddie goes on to play her famous recordings of “Mr. Paganini,” and “I Hadn’t Anyone Till You.” Fourteen Grammy Award Winner Ella, known as the “First Lady of Song” and “Queen of Jazz,” was, of course, considered tops in diction, phrasing, intonation, swing, bebop, blues, traditional pop, ballads, and scat singing.

    Samples of songs of participating performers begin with one by the head of the Society of Singers Committee, Jerry Vale, and his “Pretend You Don’t Need Her.” Others include Joe Williams and “Well, Alright, Okay, You Win,” Kay Starr and “If You Love Me (Really Love Me),” Steve Lawrence and “Portrait of My Love,” and Mel Torme and “Manhattan.”

    Tops for me on the show are “Sunny Side of the Street” by Tommy Dorsey and the Clark Sisters (Sentimentalists) from 1944 and George Shearing’s “September.” I dedicate these two songs in memory of my MOTHER AND ALL MOMS this MOTHERS DAY.

    Following Eddie’s personal tribute to Ella he rounds out the hour with Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” Woody Herman’s “Wood Chopper’s Ball,” and the McGuire Sisters’ “For Old Times Sake,” a tune indeed appropriate for this show honoring the 100th anniversary of Ella’s birth..

    As a footnote, in 1935 Ella began performing regularly with Chick Webb’s band at age 15, and after the breakthrough recording of “Tasket” in 1938 she performed it again in 1942 in Abbott and Costello’s “Ride ‘Em Cowboy.” Bing Crosby said, “Man, woman, or child, Ella is the greatest of them all.”


    Here's another Eddie Hubbard Special, this one from October 3, 1985, the day that the Atlantis space shuttle was launched on its first space flight. Eddie called this Special "Why Don't You Ever Play!" with requests from listeners for songs that have not been played for awhile or ever. The songs include "Just An Old Fashioned Love Song," "Golden Memories, Silver Tears," '"You've Changed," "Just a Gigolo," "The Summer Wind," "Hurry on Down," and "Poor Butterfly."

    Three songs on this Special really seem to stand out: "Won't You Marry Me?" " Little Old Lady," and "Everything Is Beautiful (in It's Own Way).'" The curio "Marry Me" was recorded by Maxine Sullivan, who was the first black star to have her own radio show ("Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm" in 1940). "Gloomy Sunday" by Billy Eckstein was a major "downer" and was even called (rightly or wrongly) "the Hungarian suicide song" during WWII with lines like ""My heart and I have decided to end it all."

    By contrast, "Everything is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens remains a classic upbeat, encouraging song that plays in one's mind and heart long after hearing it just once. Hoagy Carmichael's "Little Old Lady" is a sweet song that my mother used to hum and sing and remains forever part of my cherished childhood memories, and I would guess, part of the special memories of many from my generation.

    Other artists on the show include "Velvet Voice" "Gentleman" Jim Reeves, "Velvet Fog" Mel Torme, Eydie Gorme, Tony Martin, Paul Williams, Wayne Newton, Ray Conniff. and Montovani (Great Britain's most successful album seller before the Beatles).

    Every Eddie Hubbard show demonstrates some of the great music of a great generation in the first 60 years or so of the twentieth century -- great blessings of the great God of the universe.


    Many thanks go to Jerry Haendiges Productions for restoring and transferring Eddie Hubbard's original studio tapes for rebroadcast. For more about Jerry's expert Audio Restoration Services go to his website at or call him at 562-696-4387.


    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

    May 14 thru June 3, 2017

    Big John and Steve celebrate Mother's Day and Memorial Day!

    Ezra Stone Virginia Gregg Phil Harris and ALice Faye
    Ezra Stone Helen Hayes Virginia Gregg Phil Harris and Alice Faye

    The Aldrich Family - "Mother's Day Dinner At Kathleen's" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, May 7, 1940 on NBC 
    Starring: Ezra Stone. 
    Harry Von Zell announcing. 
    Sponsor: Jell-O

    Anthology - "Memorial Day 1955" 
    originally aired on Sunday, May 29, 1955 on WNBC/NBC 
    Starring: Helen Hayes, Walter Huston, Claude Rains. 
    Harry Fleetwood announcing. 

    The Whistler - "Death In Sixteen Millimeter" 
    originally aired on Sunday, July 17, 1949 on CBS 
    Starring: Ted de Corsia, Virginia Gregg, Jack Petruzzi, 
    Bill Forman possibly as The Whistler. *
    Marvin Miller possibly announcing. *
    Sponsor: Signal Oil Company
    * If you have correct information here, please e-mail me.

    The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show - "Driving Test (Driver's License Renewal)" 
    originally aired on Sunday, May 21, 1950 on NBC 
    Starring: Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Hans Conreid, 
    Bob Sweeney, Robert North, Jeanine Roose, Anne Whitfield. 
    Bill Forman announcing. 
    Sponsor: Rexall

    running time: 3 hours, 08 minutes, 03 seconds

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