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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 4-23-49 "What Really Happened To John Wilkes Booth"
    Stars: Vincent Price
    NBC Sustained
    Stories of Unsolved Mysteries

    Episode 1 11-10-49 "One Brief Moment"
    Stars: Gerald Mohr, Betty Lou Gerson
    NBC Sustained

    5-22-48 "The Purple Phantom"
    Music: Milton DeLugg
    Announcer: Bob Lemond
    CBS Listerine

    Epiode 22 11-30-52 "Rope"
    Stars: Hurd Hatfield and Victor Jory
    Author: Patrick Hamilton

    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:

    (Synd.) 11/3/48 "The Flashing Light" conclusion from last week.

    (NBC) 5/25/51 Frank Lovejoy stars as Randy Stone in "Fear"

    (WOR -NYC/Synd.) 4/27/40 The Yellow Mask demands Million Dollar Ransom.

    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 is week 3 of a multi-week tribute to the late Stan Freberg.

    “Stan Freberg” Audition. Harmony Homestead
    1945. KXLA Pasadena. 9,45 to 10,15 AM.

    1967- - Stan Freberg.

    from Australia. 1959 Farewell To Stan Freberg.
    Last show before returning home to America.

    “Same Time, Same Station” 11/10/1991 Guest Stan Freberg.


    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 166


    Here's Part Two of Al Jolson's guest Ladies of Song on the Kraft Music Hall on NBC. One show features Dinah Shore, the other Doris Day. The first show of Part Two with Dinah is from December 16, 1948. Dinah takes a break from the Eddie Cantor Show to sing "I'll Be Seeing You" and to join Al in duets to sing "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey" and "Kiss Me Once." Al does his energetic "Jolson" treatment on "Sittin' On Top of the World" and welcomes Dinah by singing "Dinah." Oscar Levant plays "Maleguena," and Al's "Down Among the Sheltering Palms" and "When Day Is Done" round out the show.

    Then on the KMH of December 30, 1948, Al's great lady of song guest is Doris Day. At the time Doris had been singing as a regular on the Bob Hope Show and Your Hit Parade and was fresh from her movie "Romance on the High Seas." Doris, whose voice was called "a voice of velvet," performs her great hit from that film "It's Magic." She also does duets with Al on "Melancholy Baby" and "My Blue Heaven." Oscar Levant performs "Sabre Dance," and Al does his special upbeat rendition of "Smiles" followed by "It All Depends On You," "Who Cares." and "When You Were Sweet Sixteen." Band leader Lou Bring conducts the orchestra on this AFRS show.

    After being on top of the entertainment world before and through the 1920's and 1930's, Jolson and his popularity hit bottom with changing musical tastes until the 1946 movie on his life, "The Jolson Story," opened new horizons on radio in the later 1940's. Once again, he was on top, but sadly, he passed away in 1950, just one month after returning to the U.S.A. after performing for our troops in South Korea and when he was scheduled for an appearance on Bing Crosby's radio show. And plans were in the works for his TV debut in grand style. Also, he was to costar with Dinah Shore in a movie to be called "Stars and Stripes Forever." Columbia was even considering another Jolson musical starring Al himself. It was to be called "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet" and would dramatize his tours of military bases. But the exertion in Korea took its toll, especially for a man with only one lung, and he succumbed to a heart attack at the age of 64.

    Jolson's activity and dedication to entertain our troops in World War II has been almost forgotten by older or perhaps overlooked by newer generations. Even before the USO began to set up a formal program overseas, the excitable Jolson was deluging War and Navy Department brass with phone calls and wires. He demanded permission to go anywhere in the world where there is an American serviceman who wouldn't mind listening to "Sonny Boy" or "Mammy." Early in 1942, Jolson became the first star to perform at a GI base in World War II He did as many as four shows a day in the jungle outposts of Central America and covered the string of U.S. Naval bases. He paid for part of the transportation out of his own pocket. While touring in the Pacific, Jolson contracted malaria and had to have his left lung surgically removed.

    On September 17, 1950, a dispatch from 8th Army Headquarters, Korea, announced, "Al Jolson, the first top-flight entertainer to reach the war-front, landed here today by plane from Los Angeles…Jolson traveled to Korea at his own expense. And a lean, smiling Jolson drove himself without letup through 42 shows in 16 days."

    Alistair Cooke wrote, "He [Jolson] had one last hour of glory. He offered to fly to Korea and entertain the troops hemmed in on the United Nations precarious August bridgehead. The troops yelled for his appearance. He went down on his knee again and sang 'Mammy', and the troops wept and cheered. When he was asked what Korea was like he warmly answered, 'I am going to get back my income tax returns and see if I paid enough.'"

    After returning from a tour of overseas bases, the Regimental Hostess at one camp wrote to Jolson, "Allow me to say on behalf of all the soldiers of the 33rd Infantry that you coming here is quite the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to us, and we think you're tops, not only as a performer, but as a person. We unanimously elect you Public Morale Lifter No. 1 of the U.S Army."

    Soon after Al's death Defense Secretary George Marshall presented the Medal for Merit to Jolson, "to whom this country owes a debt which cannot be repaid." The medal carried a citation noting that Jolson's "contribution to the U.N. action in Korea was made at the expense of his life" and was presented to Jolson's adopted son as Jolson's widow looked on. Another source sharing Jolson's faith commented, "Until Jolson died, heaven hadn't heard 'nothin' yet."

    Information and quotations gathered from Wikipedia and various online biographies


    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:

    Big John and Stu reach into their OTR grab bag!

    Edgar Allan Poe Frank Lovejoy The Nelson Family Fred Allen mess of wires nbc mics Fred Allen takes the cake from Portland Hoffa
    Edgar Allan Poe Frank Lovejoy The Nelson Family (clockwise from center) Ozzie, Harriet, David, Ricky Fred Allen Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa

    The Weird Circle - "The Murders In The Rue Morgue"
    originally aired Sunday, January 2, 1944 thru Ziv Syndication
    Starring: no cast information available, sorry.
    Sponsor: Ziv Syndication - sponsorship varied

    Lights Out! - "Vengeance And Mac Rogan" 
    (aka "Until Dead" and "The Luck Of Mark Street")
    originally aired Tuesday, February 2, 1943 on CBS
    Starring: Frank Lovejoy, Arnold Moss, Paul Stewart, Mercedes McCambridge.
    Bob Stevenson announcing.
    Sponsor: Ironized Yeast

    Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet - "Bing Crosby"
    originally aired Sunday, December 5, 1948 on NBC
    Starring: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, Janet Waldo, Tommy Bernard, Henry Blair, 
    Bing Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, John Brown.
    Verne Smith announcing.
    Sponsor: International Silver Company

    The Fred Allen Show - "One Long Pan Skit"
    Allen's Alley Question: Have You Been Victimized By Misrepresentation In Advertising?
    originally aired Sunday, April 11, 1948 on NBC
    Starring: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Parker Fennelly, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald, 
    The DeMarco Sisters, Basil Rathbone, Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Kenny Delmar.
    Kenny Delmar announcing.
    Sponsor: Ford Motor Company

    running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes, 30 seconds

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