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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 Radio Classics Program Schedule:

    Episode 19 3-4-43 "Songs Of The Minstrels"
    Features: Ray Charles, Alan Holt.
    Part of NBC's "University of the Air"
    Narrator: Ben Grauer
    MUSIC: Frank Black Orchestra
    NBC SUSTAINED Thursdays 11:30 - 12:00 am

    Episode 14 "Noah's Ark"
    Stars: Vic Perrin as Clyde Beatty
    Producer: Shirley Thomas
    Music: Albert Glaser
    Syndicated By Commodore Productions

    Audition Show 4-13-44 Guest: Basil Rathbone
    Stars: Stars Hanley Stafford, Ilka Chase, Bert Lahr
    Announcer: John Brown
    Music: Wilbur Hatch Orchestra
    Producer/Writer: Phil Rapp
    CBS Sustained

    Episode 6 7-11-48 "Abbott And Costello Type Show"
    Panelists Snag Werris (Bing Crosby Show), Roger Price (Bob Hope Show), Leonard Stern (Abbott & Costello Show), Sidney Fields.
    HOST: Ben Brady
    Script outline suggested by: Susan Hayward
    ABC SUSTAINED Sundays 10:00 - 10:30 pm

    Tom Heathwood's
    "Heritage Radio Theatre"
    Tom has been on Boston radio and producing radio programs since the 1940's, and is now in his 28th year of looking back at OTR on Heritage Radio Theatre.


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    This Week's Heritage Radio Theatre Program Schedule:

    (NBC) 1/26/49
    Host: Dan Seymour. Guests: Lawrence Melchoir; The Corn Cobblers.

    (MBS) 5/14/44 "The Old Nurse's Story" A fascinating fantasy!

    (NBC_ 4/27/45 From Chicago, with Guest, Hanny Youngman.

    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 continue our salute to Virginia Gregg. This is week 3 of 6.

    07/27/47 episode (04) Boston Geisha.

    02/12/48 Episode (0691) Love Is Stranger Than Fiction.

    03/21/48 Episode (033) Misfortune Isle AFRS.

    Cobra King Strikes Back 10 (Amazing End Of An Expedition).


    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 138


    Episode 138 This week we join Johnny Mercer on two of his shows. The first show is "Mercer's Music Shop" from June 12, 1944, on NBC and also broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service. Paul Weston and his orchestra and Jo Stafford, along with June Hutton and the Pied Pipers, joined Johnny with their musical magic to bring entertainment and cheer to our troops abroad.

    Johnny performs "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" and "San Fernando Valley." The band brings "My Blue Heaven," and Jo Stafford sings "It Could Happen to You." The Pipers add "Love, Go Away," and "Dream," Johnny's great 1944 recording, composition, and theme song.

    On "Swingtime" from 1945 and also on the AFRS network Johnny is joined by Mel Torme and the Mel-Tones and the AFRS Swing Band led by Murray McEachern. Highlights on this show are Johnny's "I'm Gonna See My Baby (When I Get Home on Victory Bay)" and "Candy." The band swings with "King Porter Stomp," and Mel and the Mel-Tones do "Eventide." This show is produced without an audience, but I'm sure our troops didn't care.

    Johnny's career took off when he wrote words and music for "I'm An Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande," inspired by a trip through Texas and performed by Bing Crosby in the movie "Rhythm on the Range" in 1936. Johnny, of course, became one of the greatest and most creative and prolific lyricists in the Great American Songbook, with songs like "Blues in the Night," "Lazy Bones," "Accentuate the Positive," "Jeepers Creepers," "Moon River," "The Glow-Worm," "Autumn Leaves," "Hooray for Hollywood," "Goody Goody," and "And the Angels Sing." Songs with lyrics by Mercer numbered over 1,500. including songs for films and broadway, and he received nineteen Academy Award nominations, winning four.

    As for the great Pied Pipers, Paul Weston described them best in a few lines about them in Episode 56 in my archives: Weston observed that The Pipers were ahead of their time. He said that "Their vocal arrangements were like those for a sax section and a brass section, and they would interweave, singing unison or sometimes sing against each other's parts. It was revolutionary and we'd never heard anything like it." That comment led Tommy Dorsey to hire the group to sing on the Raleigh Kool cigarettes program. All in all the group had some 13 charted hits with Dorsey, 9 of them with Sinatra. When Johnny Mercer's Capitol records signed The Pipers in 1945, 12 more hits resulted.

    Mercer and the Pipers were virtually "Too Marvelous for Words," still another song with lyrics by Johnny.


    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:


    Latest Episode # POD09

    Big John and Greg present a tribute to those daring detectives!

    Command Performance - "Dick Tracy In B Flat or For Goodness Sakes, 
    Isn't He Ever Going To Marry Tess Trueheart?"
    originally aired Thursday, February 15, 1945 on AFRS
    Starring: Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Colonna, 
    Frank Morgan, Judy Garland, The Andrews Sisters, Cass Daley.
    Harry Von Zell announcing.

    The Abbott & Costello Show - "Sam Shovel in She Rubbed Him Out"
    originally aired Thursday, January 13, 1949 on ABC
    Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Veola Vonn, Norman Abbott, Sidney Fields, Hal Winters.
    Michael Roy announcing.

    The Shadow - "The Three Ghosts"
    originally aired Sunday, October 31, 1937 on MUTUAL
    Starring: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead.
    Ken Roberts announcing.
    Sponsor: Blue Coal

    Mr. Keen, Tracer Of Lost Persons - "The Case Of The Frightened Child"
    originally aired Thursday, November 16, 1944 on CBS
    Starring: Bennett Kilpack, Jim Kelly.
    Larry Elliott announcing.
    Sponsor: Whitehall Pharmical for Anacin, Hill's Nose Drops and Cold Tablets, Kolynos Toothpaste

    running time: 3 hours, 3 Minutes, 52 seconds

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