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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:

    12-10-47 "Thanks a Million"
    Stars: Dick Powell, Lena Romay, Harry Von Zell
    CBS Gulf

    5-14-46 Audition Show
    Stars: Eddie Green, Shirley Mitchell
    Writer: Chris Stewart
    CBS Sustained

    Episode 8 11-28-37 "White Carnations"
    Stars: Alice Frost, Carleton Young, Charles Webster, John Brewster
    NARRATOR: James Van Dyke
    NBC BLUE NETWORK Diamond Crystal Shaker Salt

    5-31-38 "In Your Hat"
    Guest: Rene Carroll
    Host: Dr. Charles Funk (Funk And Wagnalls Dictionary)
    Master Of Ceremonies: Allen Prescott
    Announcer: Sidney Walton
    MUTUAL Sustaining


    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 play some of the original shows that were recreated in Bellevue Washington at the REPS Showcase convention.

    12/12/1964 (11) Bathysphere.

    12/11/1949. Jack and cast to the train station. Jack is going to Houston. Frank Leahy guests.

    08/15/1949. ep52 Blackout.

    11/16/1950 403 On a Country Road


    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 251


    Here are two World of Jazz selections featuring Bob Crosby and, “the band that cared to be different.” While other big bands performed in the predominant new swing style led by Benny Goodman, the Bob Crosby big band “cared to be different” by reviving what had become the “ancient” New Orleans Jazz Style. While Bob was singing with the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra, Ben Pollack quit his band in New York City, and the senior members led by Gil Rodan, the guiding force behind the band, eventually called on Bob to act as affable front man and vocalist.

    Bob was a perfect fit, a capable singer, humble, and willing to yield the limelight to members of the band who respected and admired him. The orchestra soon proved that even big bands could appropriately perform New Orleans style jazz, and the band helped demonstrate that traditional non-jazz tunes could be done in New Orleans style, such as “The Old Spinning Wheel” and Rudy Vallee’s hit song in 1937 “Vieni, Vieni, Vieni.” But the band’s breakthrough recording came in April of 1936 with “Dixieland Shuffle” followed by “Come Back, Sweet Pappa” and “At the Jazz Band Ball.”

    The band also turned to other styles, such as to swing versions of Gospel songs like “I’m Praying Humble” in 1938, following the lead of the Golden Gate Quartet, and also in 1938 the group performed the first big band version of a boogie woogie tune, “Yancy Special.” Bob Haggert’s and Ray Bauduc’s hit recording of their “South Rampart Street Parade” was done as an ensemble piece featuring Ray Bauduc, Haggart, and Bob Chester.

    Appearances at the Blackhawk Restaurant in Chicago and on radio’s Camel Caravan led to movie engagements, including playing on the soundtrack of the 1942 movie “Holiday Inn,” in which brother Bing introduced “White Christmas.”


    The second World of Jazz selection is devoted to the Bob Crosby band within a band, namely, the famous eight-man Combo called the BobCats.

    Drummer Ray Bauduc and bassist Bob Haggert combined their unique and extraordinary talents to perform a duet on a tune that was actually simply the result of jamming by the two men improvising on their instruments while performing at the Blackhawk Restaurant. It’s perhaps my and my wife’s all time favorite jazz recording, “Big Noise from Winnetka.” Host and jazz critic John Wilson brings details in this World of Jazz show, including how the tune got its name and how Bob Haggert performed the whistling for the tune.

    Other great pieces by the great BobCats include the blues tune “Five Point Blues,” Bob Zurke’s “Big Foot Jump,” “I Hear Ya Talkin’,” “Hindustan” with Billy Butterfield, and solos by vocalist Marion Mann, including “Sigh No More Ladies,” adapted from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Perhaps the piece de resistance, at least for me, is “Walkin’ the Floor Over You” with the last of the original BobCats in 1942. Making this recording of special interest is the guest jazz vocalist for the Bob Crosby Combo: Bing Crosby.


    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

    April 23 thru May 13, 2017

    Big John and Steve scream out, "It's Murder" !

    Elspeth Eric Gertrude Warner Maurice Tarplin William Gargan
    Elspeth Eric Gertrude Warner Maurice Tarplin William Gargan

    Murder At Midnight - "Nightmare" 
    originally aired on Monday, November 11, 1946 on KFI, Los Angeles/Syndication 
    Starring: Elspeth Eric, Walter Vaughn, Raymond Morgan as host and narrator. 
    Sponsor: varied due to syndication

    Murder By Experts - "The Dark Island" 
    originally aired on Monday, August 8, 1949 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Gertrude Warner, Bernard Grant, Maurice Tarplin, John Dixon Carr as host and narrator.
    Directed and Produced by Robert A. Arthur & David Kogan who also adapted the story. 
    Bill Tonkin announcing. 

    Murder Clinic - "The Tragedy Of Marsden Manor" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, October 6, 1942 on WOR/MUTUAL (also heard on CBC)
    Starring: Maurice Tarplin. 
    Frank Knight announcing. 

    Murder Will Out - "The Mystery Of Death Undersea" 
    originally aired on Sunday, July 8, 1945 on ABC 
    Starring: William Gargan, Edward Marr. 
    Larry Keating announcing. 
    Sponsor: Rainier Beer

    running time: 2 hours, 46 minutes, 13 seconds

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