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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 5-29-42 "Memorial Day, 1942"
    Host: Edward Arnold
    Music: Meredith Wilson
    Stars: Red Skelton, Rese Stevens, Harriet Hilliard, Marjorie Main, Cary Wilson, Irene Manning, Leif Wheatland
    MUTUAL DON LEE War Bonds

    Episode 84 5-30-43 "Memorial Day parade"
    Stars: Harold Peary, Walter Tetley, Earl Ross, Richard LeGrand and Lillian Randolph
    CBS Kraft

    Episode 639 5-30-60 "Decoration Day Togetherness"
    Stars: Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as mr. and mrs. Piper
    Created by Peg Lynch

    Episode 4 5-30-41 "Celebrating Decoration Day"
    Stars: Chester Lauck and Norris Goff

    Episode 64 5-29-55 "Memorial Day 1955"
    Stars: Helen Hayes, Walter Huston and Claude Rains
    Announcer: Harry Fleetwood
    Director: John Malcom Brennen
    Producer: Steve White
    Writer: Draper Lewis
    NBC Sustained Sundays 3:00 - 3:30 pm


    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 both Phil Harris and later Woody Herman with part 9 of his career as a part of the bigThis week we salute Red Skelton, Part 6.

    05/17/1943 Whistling in Dixie.

    05/17/1943 Whistling in Dixie.

    04/04/1948 first contestant Rosalind Claus. Red Skelton appearance.

    09/03/1948 (209) Riley Meets Clem Kadiddlehopper. Red Skelton guests.


    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 300


    I expect you recall Johnny Roventini and his "Call for Philip Mor…RIS” on old radio shows. I really wish I could play Johnny singing "Call for Eddie Hubbard" because we have a special encore treat this time. On this 300th Episode of CLASSICS & CURIOS Eddie Hubbard performs his own composition called "Radio Then." The song is filled with great unique memories that recall many wonderful old radio shows. To my knowledge, this has rarely been played on the air, if ever. Following this performance we'll hear one of Eddie's best Browsers shows which I subtitle "I Like Bananas" for reasons that appear below.

    For some 25 years, Saturday meant Browsers time on radio, with Eddie Hubbard and Phil Holdman guiding the show. Today's show is from the 1990's and features the usual Browsers great music and big band trivia fun.

    Among the great recordings highlighted this time are "Boogie Woogie" by Tommy Dorsey, "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)" by Vaughn Monroe," "I'm Beginning to See the Light" by Duke Ellington, "These Foolish Things" by Les Elgart, "Intermezzo" by Freddy Martin, "Let's Dream This One Out" by Frankie Masters, and "Cherokee" by Charlie Barnet.

    Special is a super 1936 curio song from Great Britain's Henry Hall band and vocalist George Elrick who sings "I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones," and, to add to the novelty, during the recording Elrick mimics Jimmy Durante.

    Among songs added by Eddie in place of commercials are "Am I Blue" by Nat King Cole and "Till I Waltz Again With You" by Teresa Brewer. Phil Holdman's "Phooler" challenge this time involves a gal who sings "Funny Valentine."

    Trivia challenges on this show include Charlie Barnet's other recording with reference to American Indians, pseudonyms for Freddy Martin, more banana song titles, Frankie Masters' theme songs, and two ladies who had great recordings of "I'm Beginning to See the Light."

    Don't forget that one of the Browsers on today's show, Bob Knack, writes an interesting ongoing online big band newsletter that carries on the tradition of Phil Holdman's "Browser Notes." Go to and enjoy Bob's free "Great Escape" featuring entertaining stories, information, and articles concerning big bands.


    Special thanks to Jerry Haendiges Productions for expert remastering and restoring of the original studio tape for rebroadcast. For more about Jerry's excellent 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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    New programs added every three weeks.

    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

    The Glowing Dial
    with Big John and Steve

    March 25 thru April 14, 2018

    Big John and Steve celebrate Easter, April Fool's Day and Jefferson's Birthday!

    Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Edward Arnold Robert Hall
    Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Edward Arnold Robert Hall

    The Shadow - "Death And The Easter Bonnet" 
    originally aired on Sunday, April 17, 1949 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews. 
    Andre Baruch announcing. 
    Sponsor: Blue Coal

    The Jack Benny Program - "Jack Leaves For NY To Do A TV Show" 
    originally aired on Sunday, April 1, 1951 on CBS
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, 
    Verna Felton, Sheldon Leonard, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Elliott Lewis?. 
    Don Wilson announcing. 
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike

    Mr. President - "Thomas Jefferson" 
    originally aired on Sunday, January 2, 1949 on ABC 
    Starring: Edward Arnold. 
    Owen James announcing. 

    The Green Hornet - "Fireworks For Smitty" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, July 18, 1944 on WXYZ, Detroit/Blue Network/ABC 
    Starring: Robert Hall. 
    Bob Hite announcing. 

    running time: 2 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds

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