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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 10-22-53 "Painting the Town Red"
    STARS: Elena Verdugo, Bea Benaderet, Marvin Caplin
    CBS Brylcreme

    Episode 485 11-3-52 "Frankenstein"
    Stars: Herbert Marshall
    Producer/Director: Elliott Lewis
    CBS Autolite

    Episode 5 7-18-50 "Carmen"
    Stars: Georgia Ellis and Jack Edwards
    CBS Wrigley's Gum Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:00pm
    Summer Replacement For "Life With Luigi"

    Episode 24 3-10-46 "Lost Weekend"
    Guest Star: Ray Milland
    NBC Lucky Strike Sundays 7:00 - 7:30pm

    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 3.

    Unit 3 (#15) Mimi Chandler. AFRS.
    I do not have a date for this show but I would guess since they were still in Hollywood that it would be about 1943 or 1944.

    01/10/1951 Bob Hope, Bob Crosby.

    08/12/2018 Sunday Night Show. Larry, Walden, John and Perry Huntoon.
    Bob Crosby Part 3.


    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 354


    Here from AFRS, courtesy of Jerry Haendiges Productions, are two more of Andy Mansfield’s “America’s Popular Music” programs, this time highlighting versions of popular songs from 1925,1933, 1950, and 1965 featuring especially The Mills Brothers, The Four Aces, Al Jolson, Fed Waring, and Bing Crosby.

    Here’s a playlist of songs from each show, followed by a few background notes from me:

    Show number one:

    When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (First, by the Four Aces from 1957 and then by Fred Waring & His 9 Pennsylvanians from 1925)

    Sleepy Time Gal (First, by Mike Minor from 1966 and then by Gene Austin from 1925)

    Chason D’Amour, Moon River, Canadian Sunset, Around the World (All by the Mills Brothers from 1965)

    Show number two:

    Temptation (First, by Trudy Richards from 1956 and then by Bing Crosby from 1933)

    O, Susanna (First, by the Girls from Bonilla, date uncertain, and then by Al Jolson from 1950)

    So Rare, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Hey There (All by the Mills Brothers from1965)


    Mile Minor’s main or perhaps a “minor” claim to fame lies in his appearances on the TV show “Petticoat Junction” and to a lesser extent in his two albums and several singles, along with his theme song performance for Henry Fonda’s TV series “The Smith Family.” He earlier appeared in places like Bimbo’s in San Francisco and Ye Little Club in Beverly Hills.

    “Gertrude "Trudy" Richards was a Manhattan-born 1950s jazz and swing singer. She originally did background singing, and soon became lead vocalist with the Charlie Barnet band, with whom she recorded such classic songs as “Gloomy Sunday” and “Easy Living.” (

    The Mills Brothers, originally known as The Four Kings of Harmony, and also as Four Boys and a Guitar, The Steamboat Four, and The Tasty Yeast Jesters made more than 2,000 recordings that sold more than 50 million copies and earned some three dozen gold records.

    Early on they entered an amateur contest at May's Opera House but while on stage Harry Mills realized he had lost his kazoo. He improvised by cupping his hand over his mouth and mimicking the sound of trumpet. The brothers liked the idea and worked it into their act. John, the bass vocalist, would imitate the tuba. Harry, a baritone, imitated the trumpet, Herbert became the second trumpet, and Donald the trombone. John accompanied the four-part harmony on ukulele and then guitar. They practiced imitating orchestras they heard on the radio.

    They were a hit on CBS in 1930–1931, particularly when they co-starred on the popular The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour hosted by Rudy Vallee. From 1922 to 1923 they had a radio series 1922 billed as the "Four Boys and a Guitar". Before their show announcers explained to listeners that the only instrument was a guitar, as the vocal effects made many listeners think they were brass instruments.

    Their first recording for Brunswick Records, a cover of the Original Dixieland Jass Band standard "Tiger Rag", became a nationwide best-seller and a no. 1 hit on the charts in a version with lyrics by Harry DaCosta. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

    In 1957 John Sr., when he was 68, stopped touring with the group. As a trio, the Mills Brothers were frequent guests on The Jack Benny Show, The Perry Como Show, The Tonight Show, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, The Dean Martin Show, and The Hollywood Palace. The Mills Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. [Various notes from Wikipedia]


    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 59 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
    June 30, 2019 thru July 20, 2019

    Big John and Steve celebrate Independence Day and present a tribute to Wyllis Cooper and Arch Oboler!

    Wyllis Cooper Arch Oboler Ernest Chappel
    Wyllis Cooper Arch Oboler Ernest Chappell

    Quiet, Please - "One For The Book"
    originally aired on Sunday, November 21, 1948 on ABC 
    Starring: Ernest Chappell, Dan Sutter, Melville Ruick, Charles Eggleston, Floyd Butler, Wyllis Cooper. 
    The Man Who Spoke To You was Ernest Chappell. 
    Sponsor: Sustained

    Quiet, Please - "Very Unimportant Person"
    originally aired on Sunday, December 5, 1948 on ABC 
    Starring: Ernest Chappell, Nancy Sheridan, James Monks, Frank Thomas, Wyllis Cooper. 
    The Man Who Spoke To You was Ernest Chappell. 
    Sponsor: Sustained

    Lights Out! - "The Coffin In Studio B"
    originally aired on Saturday, July 13, 1946 on NBC 
    Starring: Bob Murphy, Sherman Marks, Don Gallagher, Jack Blivens, Charles Eggleston. 
    Sponsor: Sustained

    Lights Out! - "The Fast One (Speed)"
    originally aired on Tuesday, January 5, 1943 on NBC 
    Arch Oboler hosts. 
    Frank Martin announcing. 
    Sponsor: Ironized Yeast

    running time: 2 hours, 59 minutes, 50 seconds

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    Audio restoration on some shows in this episode was done by Jerry Haendiges.
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