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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 7-27-46 "Hunger"
    AUTHOR: Bill Sweeney from the Northwestern University Radio Institute
    First Annual Institute competition

    Episode 1 12-11-55 "Daniel Boone And The Wilderness Road"
    Stars: Roger De Koven, Mason Adams, Bryna Raeburn, Luis Van Rooten, Lon Clark
    MUTUAL Civil Defense Department

    Episode 29 11-15-44 "Home Came The Steed"
    The story of Davy Crockett and The Alamo
    Stars: Sidney Blackmer as Davy Crockett, Will Hare as Ned, Frances Fuller as Kate, Edgar Stehli as Thimble Riggs, Barry Hopkins as Col. Travers.


    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 big band singer Jo Stafford, and Big band leader Will Bradley.

    We begin with a conversation Larry had with Jo Stafford on November 4, 1997.

    We also will hear:

    with Jo Stafford & the Percy Faith Orchestra.

    Many of Jo Stafford’s greatest hits will be heard as we finish up the hour.

    Then we’ll talk with Perry Huntoon in a conversation from 2017, as we explore the big band career of Will Bradley.


    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 310


    Eddie Hubbard's series on Great American Songwriters returns with a tribute to Irving Berlin. Eddie plays some of Berlin's great hits like "The Girl That I Marry," "Always," "Remember," "Easter Parade," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and "Say It with Music." Artists include Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Tony Martin and Fran Warren, Howard Keel, jazz pianist Lou Stein, Ethyl Merman, and Eydie Gorme.

    Eddie plays the recordings, first, of Al Jolson singing "I'm Happy" during a tribute event in Berlin's honor and, second, of Irving explaining how he first wrote a song called "Smile and Show Your Dimple" that he turned into "Easter Parade.”

    Poignant is his first ballad "When I Lost You,' which Berlin wrote after his first wife Dorothy passed away shortly after their honeymoon. And Eddie adds a tune that Berlin referred to as one of his own top ten songs, "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me."

    Throughout the show Eddie plays background music featuring Berlin's "Together," and the tribute concludes with "The Song Is Ended, But the Melody Lingers On," which speaks of Berlin's legacy of songs that undoubtedly will linger forever in the Great American Songbook. Who could forget songs that could have extended Eddie's show easily for another hour, such as "White Christmas," "Puttin' On the Ritz," ""Blue Skies," "God Bless America," "Cheek to Cheek," "I've Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night," "it's a Lovely Day Today," and "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody."

    Berlin often pointed out that he wrote far more songs that did not become hits, such as "I've Got to Go Back to Texas" and "Jake, Jake, the Yidissher Ball Player." But, as "NY Times" reporter Marilyn Berger observed in Berlin's obituary in 1989, "According to Ascap records, 25 Berlin songs reached the top of the charts. By the time he was 30 he was a legend, and he went on to write the scores for 19 Broadway shows and 18 Hollywood films.

    "Throughout his long life in the world of music he never learned to play in any key but F sharp, but he could tap out tune after tune on the keys of a piano, leaving it to arrangers to write the harmony and to transcribe his melodies. His songs were by turn romantic and tragic, feisty and sentimental, homespun and sophisticated.

    '''I really can't read music,' Mr. Berlin once said. 'Oh, I can pick out the melody of a song with one finger, but I can't read the harmony. I feel like an awful dope that I know so little about the mechanics of my trade.' To overcome his inability to play in any key but F sharp, he used a specially built piano that had a hand clutch to change keys. He called it his ''Buick'' and for years he took it with him on trips to Europe. It is now in the Smithsonian Institution.

    "''My ambition is to reach the heart of the average American ... Not the highbrow nor the lowbrow but that vast intermediate crew which is the real soul of the country. The highbrow is likely to be superficial, overtrained, supersensitive … My public is the real people.'"

    "Morton Gould, the president of Ascap, said …'Irving Berlin's music will last forever,' he said. ''Not for just an hour, not for just a day, not for just a year, but always.'"


    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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    This Week's Golden Days of Radio Program Schedule:

    Episode 12 of The Golden Days of Radio

    Included are clips from:

    DATING GANIE (1966)


    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

    July 29 thru August 18, 2018

    Big John and Steve celebrate Stu's Birthday!

    Jack Webb Arch Oboler Santos Ortega Maurice Tarplin
    Jack Webb Arch Oboler Santos Ortega Maurice Tarplin

    Jeff Regan, Investigator - "The Man Who Liked The Mountains" 
    originally aired on Saturday, August 7, 1948 on CBS 
    Starring: Jack Webb, Betty Lou Gerson, Laurette Fillbrandt, Wilms Herbert, 
    Jeff Chandler, William Conrad, Sidney Miller, Edgar Barrier. 
    Bob Stevenson announcing. 

    Lights Out! - "Organ" 
    originally aired on Wednesday, May 12, 1937 on NBC 
    Starring: no cast information available. 

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries - "Portrait Of Death" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, June 12, 1945 on CBS 
    Starring: Lesley Woods, Santos Ortega, Berry Kroeger. 
    Paul McGrath hosts. 
    Mary Bennett announces commercials. 
    Sponsor: Lipton Tea

    The Mysterious Traveler - "Behind The Locked Door" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, November 6, 1951 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Maurice Tarplin, Lyle Sudrow, Robert Donnelley, Anne Shepard. 
    Phil Tonkin announcing. 

    running time: 2 hours, 53 minutes, 11 seconds

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