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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:

    7-4-48 The "Wheels A-Rolling" music pageant live from "The Century of Progress" fair grounds of the Chicago Railroad Fair. The story of American Railroad and Transportation.
    Aristedes Copulos reads the Gettysburg Address and another speech by Abraham Lincoln.
    Narrator: Marion Claire
    Announcer: Mike Wallace
    Sponsored by Borden's

    Episode 1 1934 "The Green Valley Line May Be Sold" Syndicated Serial Complete In 26 Episodes

    Episode 57 3-3-57 "Ballad Of The Iron Horse"
    Stars: William Conrad, Richard Crenna, John Dehner
    Directors: Jack Johnstone & Dee Englebach
    Producers: William N. Robson & William Froug
    Announcer: William Conrad
    Music: Amerigo Moreno & Leith Stevens
    This is one of the all-time Great Ingenious Shows
    CBS 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 salute Red Skelton, Part 8.

    65-xx-xx (11) Clark & the Horse Thieves.

    Hedda Hopper, Red Skelton, Margaret Whiting, Bob Hope, Jerry Calona.

    11/03/1949 Search for Isabel.



    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 306


    This CLASSICS & CURIOS Episode features a double billing of Amos & Andy, first on Command Performance of June 2, 1942 and then on their own show of May 25, 1945, where Andy dons a sailor suit to board the USS Williamsport. On Command Performance Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, aka Amos & Andy, perform on the air for the boys overseas, probably including the men on the USS Williamsport, and illustrate their amazing voices of the characters on their show. Then you’ll hear an Amos & Andy Show on which they actually play the characters, with Andy getting into comedic complications impersonating a sailor in efforts to further his opportunities with the ladies.

    Among other highlights of this Command Performance Show are Betty Hutton singing “Murder She Says,” Betty Jane Rhodes singing “”Skylark,” Bob Burns and the Mad Russian doing comedy routines, and Harry James and his orchestra performing their 1942 hit “Sleepy Lagoon.” Of course, enthusiastic host Mickey Rooney, multiple award winner and “most popular actor” of 1942, performs as well. The announcer is Paul Douglas who, of course, will star in several movies later in his career.,

    Although plagued with personal problems, Mickey Rooney was “one of the most enduring performers in show business history … He was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era, having one of the longest careers in movie history. From child star to character actor, from movie shorts to television specials, and from films to Broadway.” (Jeanine Bassinger in “International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers …” 1997) “Rooney ultimately did prove he could do it all, do it well, and keep on doing it. His is a unique career, both for its versatility and its longevity. (The Boston Globe, 2014)

    Near the end of his life he toured on stage with his last wife Jan Chamberlin in “Let’s Put On a Show.” Even as he entered his 90’s he was full of energy and displayed his amazing musical and acting talents. It was my privilege to meet him after one of these performances and found him to be kind and accommodating, and he graciously said, “God bless you!”


    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  


    Philco RadioClick to hear the Program of 7-15-18
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    This Week's Golden Days of Radio Program Schedule:

    Episode 8 of The Golden Days of Radio

    Included are clips from:

    Episode 8


    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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    New programs added every three weeks.

    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

    The Glowing Dial
    with Big John and Steve

    March 25 thru April 14, 2018

    Big John and Steve celebrate Easter, April Fool's Day and Jefferson's Birthday!

    Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Edward Arnold Robert Hall
    Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Edward Arnold Robert Hall

    The Shadow - "Death And The Easter Bonnet" 
    originally aired on Sunday, April 17, 1949 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews. 
    Andre Baruch announcing. 
    Sponsor: Blue Coal

    The Jack Benny Program - "Jack Leaves For NY To Do A TV Show" 
    originally aired on Sunday, April 1, 1951 on CBS
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, 
    Verna Felton, Sheldon Leonard, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Elliott Lewis?. 
    Don Wilson announcing. 
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike

    Mr. President - "Thomas Jefferson" 
    originally aired on Sunday, January 2, 1949 on ABC 
    Starring: Edward Arnold. 
    Owen James announcing. 

    The Green Hornet - "Fireworks For Smitty" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, July 18, 1944 on WXYZ, Detroit/Blue Network/ABC 
    Starring: Robert Hall. 
    Bob Hite announcing. 

    running time: 2 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds

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