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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:

    "The NK Musical Showroom"
    Episode 9 11-28-45 "Who's on First"
    Guests: Abbott and Costello
    CBS, KNX Nash-Kelvinator Sundays 4:30 - 5:00 pm

    Episode 82 9-1-41
    Stars: Paul LaValle, Henry Levine and Diane Courtney
    NBC BLUE Sustained Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:00

    Episode 5 11-4-41 "MGM Wants Gracie for the Role of Mrs. North"
    Stars: George Burns And Gracie Allen
    With: Jimmy Cash, Richard Haydn (4-21-42 - 6-9-42)
    Announcer: Bill Goodwin
    Music: Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
    NBC Lever Brothers-Swan Soap Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:00pm

    Episode 3 2-28-60 "Conference and Confussion"
    Stars: Patrick Barr, Monica Gray And Gabriel Blunt
    Producer: Peter Watts
    BBC Production

    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 Bob Crosby Part 5.

    04/16/1944 First song, Once to Often.
    Announcer Les Tremayne sings.

    09/15/1944 Bob Crosby-Sugarfoot Strut.
    AFRS 1515.

    Some issues with the recording. With Chuck Cecil and Bob Crosby.

    10/14/2018 Larry, John, Walden and Perry Huntoon. Bob Crosby Part 5. .

    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 361


    Here are three more “America’s Popular Music” programs, courtesy of Jerry Haendiges Productions and hosted by Andy Mansfield. The featured year is 1938, along with great tunes and news of events, songs, and radio shows. Andy includes two quotes on freedom. Each show runs about 25 minutes.

    Songs from 1938 in Medleys (artists not named):
    Tippy Tippy Tin
    Whistle While You Work
    Moon of Monicura
    Gold Mine in the Sky
    Music Maestro, Please
    So Help Me
    Says My Heart
    Ten Pretty Girls
    I Double Dare You
    You’re a Sweetheart
    Flat Foot Floozie
    A-Tisket A-Tasket
    The Dipsy Doodle
    My Reverie
    Thanks for the Memory

    Songs by Artists:
    Ballin’ the Jack by the Jonah Jones Quartet, plus the version by Georgia Gibbs
    Arrivederci Roma by Mario Lanza (his last recording)
    Be My Love by Mario Lanza (his first hit recording)
    Strangers in the Night by Andy Russell, plus Bert Kaempfert’s version
    Danny Boy by Ruby Murray
    Londonderry Air by The Philadelphia String Quartet (old melody for Danny Boy)
    Sweet & Swinging Songs Feature:
    Elmer’s Tune by Glenn & The Modernairs & Ray Eberle in 1941
    Running Wild by Glenn in 1939
    Sweet Sue, Just You by Tommy Dorsey & Jack Leonard
    Just As Though You Were Here by Tommy & Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers
    Stardust on the Moon by Tommy & The Clambake Seven (abbreviated by show time limit)


    Elmer Albrecht composed the music and later Dick Jurgens and his band agreed to perform the tune (still nameless) on the radio. After a frantic effort by the radio announcer and two lyricists to come up with a title, Jurgens casually suggested “Elmer’s Tune” and the name stuck. Jurgens recorded the song as an instrumental for Okeh Records (6209) on April 10, 1941. This version reached no.8 on the Billboard Best Selling Retail Records chart in October 1941.

    Glenn Miller had the most successful recording of the song. His version reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts with Billy May, Tex Beneke, and Bobby Hackett as part of the band. The popularity of the tune prompted Glenn Miller to ask Jurgens if he could record a vocal version of the song. Robbins Music Company, the song’s publisher, hired Sammy Gallop to write the lyrics. Miller recorded his version of the song for RCA Bluebird (B-11274-A) on August 11, 1941 in New York with Ray Eberle on lead vocals and the Modernaires on backing vocals. This version was an even bigger success than Jurgens’ recording, peaking at no.1 for one week on the Billboard Best Selling Retail Records chart for the week ending December 13, 1941. (See Wikipedia online)

    Gallop’s clever lyrics to "Elmer's Tune" are worth a read by themselves (reminds a bit of Johnny Mercer’s delightfully lyrical creativity):

    Why are the stars always winkin' and blinkin' above?
    What makes a fellow start thinkin' of fallin' in love?
    It's not the season, the reason is plain as the moon
    It's just Elmer's tune
    What makes a lady of eighty go out on the loose?
    Why does a gander meander in search of a goose?
    What puts the kick in a chicken, the magic in June?
    It's just Elmer's tune
    Listen, listen, there's a lot you're li'ble to be missin'
    Sing it, swing it, any old way and any old time
    The hurdy gurdies, the birdies, the cop on the beat
    The candy maker, the baker, the man on the street
    The city charmer, the farmer, the man in the moon
    All sing Elmer's tune


    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. I will be playing every episode in order.  


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    This Week's Golden Days of Radio Program Schedule:

    Episode 68 of The Golden Days of Radio

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    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

    September 1, 2019 thru September 21, 2019

    Big John and Steve and Greg celebrate Labor Day and want lots of Money, Money, Money!

    Jack Benny Ronald and Benita Colman Arch Oboler Jim and Marian Jordan Gale Gordon Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews
    Jack Benny Ronald Colman and Benita Hume Arch Oboler Jim and Marian Jordan Gale Gordon Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews

    The Jack Benny Program - "Your Money Or Your Life"
    originally aired on Sunday, March 28, 1948 on NBC 
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, 
    Dennis Day, Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, The Sportsmen Quartet. 
    Don Wilson announcing. 
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike

    Note: In this episode, Dennis asks Jack if he is "The Walking Man". 
    "The Walking Man" was a Truth Or Consequences stunt and Jack was indeed "The Walking Man".
    Here's a great article on the contest by Martin Grams.

    Lights Out! - "Money, Money, Money"
    originally aired on Tuesday, March 30, 1943 on CBS 
    Arch Oboler hosts. 
    Frank Martin announcing. 
    Sponsor: Ironized Yeast

    Fibber McGee and Molly - "Big Money For Old Books"
    originally aired on Tuesday, February 17, 1948 on NBC 
    Starring: Jim and Marian Jordan, Bill Thompson, Gale Gordon, Arthur Q. Bryan. 
    Harlow Wilcox announcing. 
    Sponsor: Johnson's Wax

    The Shadow - "Blood Money"
    originally aired on Sunday, October 20, 1946 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews. 
    Don Hancock announcing. 
    Sponsor: Carey Salt Company

    running time: 2 hours, 52 minutes, 2 seconds

    Clicking on a series title will take you a log/episode guide for that series.

    We always try to give as complete info as we have at hand.
    If you have any additions or corrections, please e-mail us.

    For more Celebrity Birthdays go to Ron Sayles' Blog.

    Audio restoration on some shows in this episode was done by Jerry Haendiges.
    Click here for information on his Audio Restoration Service


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