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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:

    Elaine & Jerry's 61st Wedding Anniversary

    Episode 180 10-24-48 "Kingfish & Saphire's 20th Wedding Anniversary"
    Stars: Freman Gosden And Charles Correlln Ernestine Wade, Amanda Randolph, Harriett Widmar, Elinor Harriot, Terry Howard, Madeline Lee, Lou Lubin, Eddie Green, Johnny Lee
    CBS Rinso Sundays 7:30 - 8:00 Pm

    12-27-48 "25th Wedding Anniversary"
    Stars: Micky Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden
    Syndicated By Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    Episode 17 4-30-53 "Happy Wedding Anniversary"
    Stars: Cathy Lewis And Elliot Lewis
    Announcer: George Walsh
    Produced And Directed By: Elliot Lewis
    Music By: Fred Steiner, Lud Gluskin And Ray Noble
    CBS Sustained

    Audition Show 3-7-45
    Wedding Anniversary categories for: Paper, Wood, Tin, Silver, Gold and Diamond. Features: Horace Heidt and His Orchestra, Dorothy Raye, Fred Lowery, Gene Walsh

    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 4.

    11/28/1940 Bob Hope, Bob Crosby Music Shop
    Sweet Georgia Brown.

    02/21/1946 (888) Bob Crosby Remote Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA.

    Larry, John, and Walden with Perry Huntoon. Bob Crosby Part 4. .

    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 357


    Here are five more “America’s Popular Music” shows, courtesy of Jerry Haendiges Productions. This time we highlight several of the great songs on the playbill as host Andy Mansfield relates some details through the years about songs, movies, books, and happenings, with 1943 a special feature. Andy continues his Chic Webb “story” after teenager Ella Fitzgerald joined the band at age sixteen.

    Woodchoppers Ball by Scatman Crothers and also the 1939 version by Woody Herman
    The Glory of Love by Benny Goodman and Helen Ward
    The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else by June Christy
    Georgia On My Mind by Glenn Miller
    Winchester Cathedral by Rudy Vallee
    Portuguese Washer Woman by Joe Fingers Carr
    The Lass with the Delicate Air by Evelyn Knight
    Thanks a Million by Dick Powell

    Songs from 1943:
    Brazil (anon instrumental — email me if you recognize the artists)
    Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer by Al Dexter & His Troopers
    Pennsylvania Polka (anon instrumental — email me if you recognize the artists)
    Sunday, Monday, or Always by Frank Sinatra (with vocal accompaniment only)
    Shoo Shoo, Baby by Ella Mae Morse
    Lay That Pistol Down, Babe by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
    Oklahoma by Alfred Drake
    Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me (Concerto for Cootie Williams) by Duke Ellington
    Holiday for Strings by David Rose

    Blue Lou by Chic, with Edgar Sampson on Sax in 1934
    Rhythm and Romance by Chic and Ella Fitzgerald in 1935
    I May Be Wrong by Chic and Ella in 1935
    I’ll Chase the Blues Away by Chic and Ella in 1935
    The Down Home Rag by Chic Webb in 1936
    More songs by Ella and Chic, all in 1936:
    Crying My Heart Out
    Sing Me a Swing Song
    Vote for Mr. Rhythm
    Mr. Paganini, (If You can”t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It
    Swinging’ on the Reservation


    “Ella Jane Fitzgerald … was [often] referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, intonation, and a ‘horn-like’ improvisational ability.

    After a tumultuous adolescence, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, and then performing across the country but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Her rendition of the nursery rhyme "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. After taking over the band when Webb died, Fitzgerald left in 1942 to start her solo career…

    While Fitzgerald appeared in movies and as a guest on popular television shows in the second half of the twentieth century, her musical collaborations with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and The Ink Spots were some of her most notable acts outside of her solo career. These partnerships produced some of her best-known songs such as "Dream a Little Dream of Me", "Cheek to Cheek", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)”… Her accolades were many, including fourteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.” — 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 63 of The Golden Days of Radio

    Included are clips from:



    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

    August 11, 2019 thru August 31, 2019

    Big John and Steve go on "Vacation"!

    For more listening options, see below "How To Listen"

    Frances_Langford Lucille Ball and Richard Denning Frank Nelson Jack Benny Maurice Tarplin
    Frances Langford Lucille Ball and Richard Denning Frank Nelson Jack Benny Maurice Tarplin

    The Bickersons - "The Gooseby Vacation"
    originally aired on Tuesday, July 10, 1951 on CBS 
    Starring: Lew Parker, Frances Langford, Tony Romano and His Orchestra. 
    Frank Behrens announcing commercials.
    John Holbrook announcing program. 
    Sponsor: Philip Morris

    My Favorite Husband - "Where To Vacation?"
    originally aired on Friday, April 29, 1949 on CBS 
    Starring: Lucille Ball, Richard Denning, Ruth Perrot, Frank Nelson. 
    Bob Lemond announcing. 
    Sponsor: Jell-O

    The Jack Benny Program - "Vacation Plans"
    originally aired on Sunday, June 9, 1940 on NBC 
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Andy Devine. 
    Don Wilson announcing. 
    Sponsor: Jell-O

    The Mysterious Traveler - "Vacation From Life"
    originally aired on Sunday, September 7, 1947 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Maurice Tarplin, Eric Dressler, Vicki Vola, Helen Titus, Stefan Schnabel. 
    Carl Caruso announcing. 
    Sponsor: Sustained

    running time: 2 hours, 47 minutes, 11 seconds

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    We always try to give as complete info as we have at hand.
    If you have any additions or corrections, please e-mail us.

    For more Celebrity Birthdays go to Ron Sayles' Blog.

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


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