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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:

    7-26-54 "Chinatown"
    Stars: Jeff Chandler, Harry Bartell, Jerry Housner, Olan Soule', Lillian Biaff, Virginia Gregg, Herb Butterfield, Vic Perren, Barney Phillips and Tony Barrett.
    Producer: Michael Meshnikoff
    Directors/Writers: David Friedkin and Morton Fine
    Music: Walter Schuman and Walter Scott

    Episode 535 "Chinook"
    STARS: Jack Mather and Harry Lang

    Episode 1 7-5-48 "Advice To A Young Lawyer"
    STARS: Will Wright, John Beal
    WRITER: Arnold Pearl
    MUSIC: Marlin Styles, Lud Gluskin

    6-26-48 "Should Young Girls Travel Alone?"
    HOST: Allen Ludden.
    Teenage Panel Answers Questions Troubling Other Teens


    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 the very gifted character actress Verna Felton, Part 1.

    starring Jack Benny” 02/07/1937

    02/06/1938 (014) Man With The Paralyzed Arm.

    01/03/1938 (157) Alice Adams.


    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 315


    It was on November 23, 1889, that the first coin-operated juke box debuted, and 100 years later, on November 23, 1989, Eddie Hubbard celebrated that historic accomplishment by playing several songs from the top 100 number one juke box recordings as determined by the Amusement and Music Operators Association. Eddie plays 15 of those 100 very top recordings played on juke boxes through the years.

    Among the songs featured from the 100 are: Patsy Cline's 1961 hit "Crazy" at # 2, Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife" at # 6, Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" at # 8, Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" at # 14, Glenn Miller's "In the Mood" at # 23, Glenn's "String of Pearls" at # 58, Artie Shaw's "Stardust" at # 40, Pat Boone's "Love Letters in the Sand" at # 86, Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender" at # 48, and Marty Robbins' "A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)" at # 55. And the theme song for the show is, of course, "Juke Box Saturday Night" by Glenn Miller.

    Perhaps you can guess what the other songs on Eddie's playlist might be from the artists who perform them, namely, Brook Benton, Gail Garnett, Ray Price, Bill Doggett, and Johnny Horton.

    I do not have a list of all 100, but here are the top 40 juke box singles of all time as determined by the AMOA originally in 1989:

    (The names of the song writers are indicated in parenthesis — source: Broadcast Music, Inc.)

    # 1 "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel", Elvis Presley, 1956 (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller)
    # 2 "Crazy", Patsy Cline, 1962 (Willie Nelson)
    # 3 "Rock Around The Clock", Bill Haley & His Comets, 1955 (Jimmy De Knight and Mac C. Freedman)
    # 4 "The Dock Of The Bay", Otis Redding, 1968 (Steve Cropper and Otis Redding)
    # 5 "I Heard It Through The Grapewine", Marvin Gaye, 1968 (Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong)
    # 6 "Mack The Knife", Bobby Darin, 1959 (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, and Marc Blitzstein)
    # 7 "Light My Fire", The Doors, 1967 (Robbie Krieger and Jim Morrison)
    # 8 "Blueberry Hill", Fats Domino, 1956 (Al Lewis, Larry Stock, and Vincent Rose)
    # 9 "Old Time Rock-n-Roll", Bob Seger, 1979 (Thomas Jones and George Jackson)
    #10 "My Girl", The Temptations, 1965 (Smokey Robinson and Ronald White)
    #11 "Walk On The Wild Side", Lou Reed, 1973 (Lou Reed)
    #12 "Honky Tonk Woman", The Rolling Stones, 1969 (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)
    #13 "Can't Buy Me Love", The Beatles, 1964 (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
    #14 "New York, New York", Frank Sinatra, 1980 (John Kander and Fred Ebb)
    #15 "Born To Be Wild", Steppenwolf, 1968 (Mars Bonfire)
    #16 "Louie, Louie", The Kingsmen, 1963 (Richard Berry)
    #17 "Maybellene", Chuck Berry, 1955 (Chuck Berry)
    #18 "Hey Jude", The Beatles, 1968 (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
    #19 "Good Vibrations", The Beach Boys, 1966 (Mike Love and Brian Wilson)
    #20 "Respect", Aretha Franklin, 1967 (Otis Redding)
    #21 "Stand By Your Man", Tammy Wynette, 1968 (Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill)
    #22 "House Of The Rising Sun", The Animals, 1964 (Alan Price and Keith Prowse)
    #23 "In The Mood", Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1939 (Glenn Miller)
    #24 "Satisfaction", The Rolling Stones, 1965 (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)
    #25 "Take Me To The River", Talking Heads, 1978 (Al Green and Mabon Lewis Hodges)
    #26 "Proud Mary", Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969 (John Fogarty)
    #27 "Bad Moon Rising", Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969 (John Fogarty)
    #28 "Jailhouse Rock", Elvis Presley, 1957 (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
    #29 "For The Good Times", Ray Price, 1970 (Kris Kristofferson)
    #30 "Great Balls Of Fire", Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957 (Jerry Lee Lewis)
    #31 "I Fall To Pieces", Patsy Cline, 1964 (Harlan Howard and Hank Cochran)
    #32 "Johnny B. Goode", Chuck Berry, 1958 (Chuck Berry)
    #33 "Bad To The Bone", George Thorogood & The Destroyers, 1982 (George Thorogood)
    #34 "That'll Be The Day", Buddy Holly, 1957 (Buddy Holly)
    #35 "The Twist", Chubby Checker, 1960 (Hank Ballard)
    #36 "All Shook Up", Elvis Presley, 1957 (Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley)
    #37 "Peggy Sue", Buddy Holly, 1957 (Buddy Holly)
    #38 "Heart Of Gold", Neil Young, 1972 (Neil Young)
    #39 "When a Man Loves a Woman", Percy Sledge, 1968 (Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright)
    #40 "Star Dust'", Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, 1941 (Hoagy Carmichael)

    Personal lists of top 40 songs during this period would no doubt vary, but it's fun to see what some of us might have been playing on the juke box long ago. .

    Frank Bresee's
    "Golden Days of Radio"
    Frank Bresee August 20th, 1929 - June 5th, 2018

    On a 1939 school field trip, Frank visited KFAC radio station and later that year asked to be on the air. This began Frank’s radio career. 

    In 1941 Frank auditioned for “Red Ryder” radio show and was runner up to his long-time friend, Tommy Cook. This show began in 1942. 

    In 1942 Frank was Alvin on the radio show “Major Hoople” also starring Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan.  Arthur Q. Bryan was best known as the voice of Elmer Fudd. Arthur became a second father to Frank.  He often drove Frank home after the broadcasts.  In the late 50s, Frank was able to assist Arthur who was losing his sight. After Arthur passed away in 1959, Frank purchased Arthur’s grave marker. 

      After the war, Frank became a regular on the “Billie Burke” Saturday morning radio show.  He worked alongside Marvin Miller.  Frank recalled after the live radio show, Billie would have coffee and pastries ordered from the Brown Derby nearby and personally serve her audience.  

     In the early 1940s Frank began collecting radio items which grew to be one of the most important private radio history collections. As a little boy, he took his wagon, went behind radio stations and retrieved from trash various radio broadcast transcription discs. He also collected radio scripts after attending many of the broadcasts.

      In 1948 Frank spun records for Jim Hawthorne’s radio show in Pasadena, and Frank became a part of Jim TV’s show in 1950.  Frank helped write for the show and create voice tracks for Jim. 

    On August 5, 1949, Frank began the Golden Days of Radio with his large collection of transcription discs.  He played early discs from current radio shows while these shows were broadcasting new shows. Several years ago, Frank asked me to keep and transfer his vast collection of Transcription Discs and Tapes. He asked me to to keep his Golden Days of Radio going after he left us. There are a total of 2,749 total episodes. So this will obviously continue on for several years  


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