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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:

    Halloween Special

    Episode 20 10-29-46 "Phantom Rickshaw"
    Author: Rudyard Kipling.
    Favorite of: Jesse L. Lasky.
    Stars: William Conrad, Eric Snowden, Edmond MacDonald, Lois Corbett, Jean Van Der Phyl, Guy Kingsford, Ramsay Hill.
    Director: True Boardman.
    KFI Syndicated and Produced by Lawrence and Lee for Bullocks

    Episode 70 2-16-51 "Edgar Allen Poe"
    Story teller: Knox Manning
    Mayfair Syndication

    Episode 81 10-28-45 "Witchcraft"
    Mutual WGN University of Chicago production. Sundays 9:00 - 9:30 pm

    "The Dorothy Lamour Show"
    Episode 7 10-28-48 "Boris Karloff's Halloween Party"
    Hostess: Dorothy Lamour
    Guests: Boris Karloff, Jack Carson and Peter Leeds

    Episode 29 2-22-48 "How Love Came To Proffessor Guildea"
    Stars: Louie Van Rooten, Parley Baer, Harry Bartell Paul Frees plays the part of the Parrot.
    Producer: William N. Robson
    Director: Norman Macdonnell
    Music: Cy Feuer
    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 return to the career of Ben Wright with part 6 of our salute.

    12/17/1949 029 Haiti Adventure Matter. Stars Charles Russell.

    01/02/1950 (167) Needle in the Haystack
    Stars Bob Bailey, who would in 1955 begin to play the role of Johnny Dollar.

    01/19/1950 Lord Deveridge and Lady Revere.

    02/02/1950 (074) Love Story Of Elizabeth Barrett. Wine of Youth.


    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 275


    Classics & Curios continues with two more thirty-minute Benny Goodman Music Festival shows, the first from July 8, 1946 and the second from July 22 of the same year.

    On the first show Johnny Mercer highlights Benny’s “Homecoming” segment with “My Sugar Is So Refined” and then with his curio “News of the Day” with the Goodman Sextet. During the “Homecoming” segment on the second show Gene Krupa joins jazz pianist Joe Bushkin on “I Wanna Go Where You Go,” and Gene & Louis Bellson team up on drums for a super performance of “Don’t Be That Way.”

    Benny and the band also do “More Than You Know,” “”I Know That You Know,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “If I Had You,” and “All the Cats Join In” from the Walt Disney film “Make Mine Music.” Peter Donald “lectures” on topics such as “How to Become a Girl Big Band Singer” and “How to Compose a Hit Song” Like Johann Sebastian Bach.” Benny also welcomes new vocalist Eve Young who displays her talent on songs such as “I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do” and “Sometime I’m Happy” with the Goodman Sextet. Eve later changed her name to Karen Chandler and in 1952 had a huge hit recording with “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” reaching number 7 on Billboard.

    Perhaps unkown or forgotten today is the impressive career of American jazz pianist Joe Buskin, famous for his light, spirited piano style. Joe played with some of the top big bands, such as Bunny Berigan, Eddie Condon, Muggsy Spanier, Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, and, of course, Benny Goodman. When he was with Tommy Dorsey he composed “Oh, Look at Me Now” with John DeVries, which became Frank Sinatra’s first big hit. Bing Crosby coaxed him out of retirement to tour together in 1976 and 1977, after Bing had featured him on his 1975 Christmas TV Special, which included Fred Astaire. Bushkin died at the age of 87, four days short of his 88th birthday, though he had hoped to live to 88, the number of keys on his beloved piano.

    So with Joe, Gene, Johnny, and Eve performing with Benny, these classic and delightful shows on this episode are pure joy today even as they were the first time on the air over 70 years ago when I was about to become a teenager.


    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:

      September 17 thru October 7, 2017

    Big John and Steve pay tribute to Orson Welles!

    Orson Welles Ray Collins Arthur Anderson Edgar Barrier Alice Frost Anton Karas with his Zither
    Orson Welles Ray Collins Arthur Anderson Edgar Barrier Alice Frost Anton Karas with his Zither

    The Mercury Theatre On The Air - "The Immortal Sherlock Holmes" 
    originally aired on Sunday, September 25, 1938 on CBS 
    Starring: Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Mary Taylor, Brenda Forbes, Edgar Barrier, Morgan Farley, Richard Wilson, 
    Alfred Shirley, William Alland, Arthur Anderson, Eustace Wyatt. 
    Frank Gallop announcing. 

    The Mercury Summer Theatre Of The Air - "The Hitchhiker" 
    originally aired on Friday, June 21, 1946 on CBS 
    Starring: Orson Welles, Alice Frost. 
    Ken Roberts announcing. 
    Sponsor: Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer

    The Lives Of Harry Lime (The Third Man) - "Blackmail Is A Nasty Word" 
    originally aired on Friday, June 13, 1952 on MUTUAL/Syndication
    (also aired across the pond on the BBC) 
    Starring: Orson Welles. 
    Anton Karas on the Zither 
    Sponsor: varied due to syndication

    running time: 2 hours, 39 minutes, 28 seconds

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