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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 Radio Classics Program Schedule:

    Announcer: John Grover
    Features: Barbara Lee,
    Music: Pete Moss And The Celebrated Symphonic Six
    Handy Hints Show
    NBC Victory Manpower Campaign

    Episode 1 4-28-46 "Intimate Candid Camera Contest"
    First Program for Campbell Soups
    Stars: Janet Waldo, Sam Edwards, Fred Archer, Irene Tedrow, Tommy Bernard, Barbara Whiting, Arlene Becker
    Writers: Carroll Carroll, F. Hugh Herbert, Jerry Adelman
    Creator: F. Hugh Hurbert
    Director: Bert Prager
    CBS Campbell Soups Sunday 9:00 - 9:30pm

    Episode 2 1944 "The Crystal Clue"
    Narrator: Maurice Tarplin
    Stars: Larry Haines, Frances Robinson
    Ziv Syndication

    "Michael And Kitty"

    "Michael And Kitty"
    Episode 18 2-6-42 "The Erie Basin Murder"
    Stars: John Gibson, Elizabeth Reller
    NBC BLUE 9:30pm Canada Dry "Spur"

    Episode 5 1974 "Beware Of What You Wish For"
    Readings by: F. Peter Lee
    Mutual Syndicated

    Episode 8 8-8-49 "A Very Important Appointment"
    Hostess: Virginia Bruce
    Stars: Lurene Tuttle, Howard Culver
    Anncr: Johnny Jacobs
    Music: Ivan Ditmars
    ABC Sustaining

    Tom Heathwood's
    "Heritage Radio Theatre"
    Tom has been on Boston radio and producing radio programs since the 1940's, and is now in his 28th year of looking back at OTR on Heritage Radio Theatre.


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    This Week's Heritage Radio Theatre Program Schedule:

    (WBBM Chicago) 8/9/46 "Brief Pause For Murder" A broadcasting tale. This is the Chicago version.

    (NBC) 4/24/57 Story-telling by Nelson Olmsted. Last show of the series. Includes "Evening" and "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" by H .G. Wells. Ben Grauer introduces the stories.

    (ABC) 1/5/51 with special guest, John Wayne.

    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 radio from other countries, and we begin a 10 part serial.

    First, we travel to South Africa.

    Trap for a Lonely Man from 10/20/69.

    Next we go to England and the BBC for “LIFE WITH THE LYONS”
    No date on the program but it involves Cupid.

    Finally we begin a serial that was written and directed by Carlton E Morse. It was also syndicated and many heard it in 1944, and others in 1946.

    Cobra King Strikes Back Chapter 1 (The Adventure Begins).


    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 129


    I love Barbecue Jones and his Hot Dogs band with Wingy Manone, especially as they play a tune that led to a classic Glenn Miller recording. We'll feature music that also sings of romantic love with Frank Sinatra's "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" from 1940 with Tommy Dorsey along with Eddie Cantor's jazz/blues song "Making Whoopee" from 1929. With trepidation I also air examples of the false love and true hate of propaganda during war time in this episode as a reminder of the Nazi misuse of good music.

    We begin with the false love and true hate contained in political propaganda, especially during World War II when the Nazis developed propaganda into an insidious art form. American swing music was "captured" during WWII as evidenced in the tune "Hold Me" performed by the German ensemble known as "Charlie and his Orchestra." The second part of this episode will reveal many more swing tunes misused by Nazi propaganda as words were added clearly to sway Americans away from participating in the war with funds and armed forces.

    Nazi "news" propaganda was broadcast as "Germany Calling," examples of which will also appear here in part two, but in this first part we'll hear a brief bona fide newscast from the BBC reporting the first news of Glenn Miller's missing airplane en route to Paris in 1944. Miller himself participated rather blandly in American efforts at propaganda. He tries his best to speak German with help from a German lady by the name of Ilse, and his band performs "In the Mood."

    Our theme song "I've Heard That Song Before" is performed by Harry James and Helen Forrest on a record from July 31, 1942, the last day before the Musician Union's ban on recording.

    Part 2 of this episode is a collection of 22 tracks containing several propaganda swing pieces, along with radio "news" reports, "Germany Calling," aimed at British and Americans before and after America's entry into the war as well as at its end.

    This collection is played without comment from me, and please note that it is included for its historical value and not for entertainment. Interestingly Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) who brought radio "news" was a British citizen who first gained favor with British audiences on radio by lampooning the English self-indulgent and pretentious upper crust. But then he used this favor to undermine British patriotism and to discourage British (and later American) participation in the war front as his later broadcasts gradually "were cleverly interspersed with lies," as a British citizen wrote to a friend in America. The Charlie from "Charlie and his Orchestra" was Karl Schwedler, who was something of a playboy and was spared serving in the army because of his musical talent on the propaganda front.

    Swing music, referred to by Nazis with an epithet that denigrated the blacks, was first seen as morally and aesthetically inferior and was banned in 1933 from radio until it was seen as an effective and integral part of the propaganda campaign. Among the great American big band tunes that were virtually "taken prisoner and abused," in addition to "Hold Me" and "Making Whoopee" are such songs as "Saint Louis Blues," "I'll Never Say 'Never Again', Again," "I've Got a Pocket Full of Dreams," "Tea for Two," "Goody Goody," "I Found a Million Dollar Baby," "Japanese Sandman," "I Double Dare You," "Blue Moon," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby," and "I Want to Be Happy.'' In the present collection only some twelve tunes are included, interspersed among the "Germany Calling" broadcasts.

    The collection begins with a religious piece, "Onward Christian Soldiers," and closes with the address from a British Colonel in the Allied Military Government in a final "Germany Calling," marking an end to this abominable pollution of the airwaves.

    May this collection stand as a sobering reminder how even beautiful music was abused for propaganda purposes and how troops faced not only bullets and bombs but also an insidious foe through the airways. Listen perhaps at some "risk" to your sensibilities. I do, however, include the definition of true love from First Corinthians 13, which for me at least drives away the stifling smell of Nazi propaganda and restores truth and beauty to the soul.

    For a thorough overview of German war propaganda see Hitler's Airwaves -- The Inside Story of Nazi Radio Broadcasting & Propaganda Swing, Horst J.P. Bergmeier & Rainer E. Lotz, Yale Univ. Press. The book includes a CD with the collection of 22 propaganda tracks of music and "news."


    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. Unfortunately, Steve is currently in the midst of a job search and so is unable to co-host on the newest batch of shows. We’re sure Steve will come back to the show when his schedule allows. In the meantime, Big John’s buddies Stu Chisholm and Greg Barker have been alternating co-hosting duties. It will take us a while to build our audience back so please, tell your friends about “The Glowing Dial”! See you on the radio!


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    "Twenty Questions" on radio (l to r) Max Liebman, James Carmine, Bill Slater of "Twenty Questions" "Ask It Basket" radio ticket Ralph Edwards of "Truth Or Consequences" "Can You Top This?" radio ad

    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:


    Latest Episode # POD06

    Big John and Stu are playing games with you!

    Twenty Questions - The Mouse That Ran Up The Clock
    originally aired Sunday, March 10, 1946 on MUTUAL
    Starring: Bill Slater (host), Fred Van Deventer, Florence Rinard, Bobby McGuire, 
    Herb Polasie, E.J. Kahn (panelists) 
    Robert Martin announcing.

    The Ask-It-Basket - What Is A Ruminant?
    originally aired Thursday, September 21, 1939 on CBS
    Starring: Jim McWilliams (host). 
    Panelists are: a stenographer, a sailor, a buyer, a student.
    Del Sharbutt announcing.
    Sponsor: Colgate

    Truth Or Consequences - 6th Anniversary Celebrity Show
    originally aired Saturday, March 23, 1946 on NBC
    Starring: Ralph Edwards (host), Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, 
    Phil Harris, John Charles Thomas, Dinah Shore, George Montgomery, Rudy Vallee, 
    William Bendix, Basil Rathbone, Charlie Cantor, Ken Carpenter, Harlow Wilcox, 
    Jimmy Wallington, Truman Bradley, Don Wilson.
    Jay Stewart announcing.
    Sponsor: Proctor and Gamble for Duz

    Can You Top This? - Complaints
    originally aired Saturday, January 11, 1947 on NBC
    Starring: Ward Wilson (host), Senator Ford, Harry Hershfield, Joe Laurie, Jr., Peter Donald. 
    Charles Stark announcing.
    Sponsor: Colgate/Palmolive

    running time: 2 hours, 43 Minutes

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