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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 20 01-11-42 Gildy Arrested As a Car Thief"
    Stars: Harold Peary Richard LeGrand, Lillian Randolph

    Episode 34 01-24-48 "Elmer The Great"
    Stars: Hearold Peary, Jane Morgan
    Host: Herbert Marshall
    Announcer: Wendell Niles
    CBS Frigidaire/General Motors Saturdays 8:00 - 8:30pm

    "Honest Harold, The Homemaker"

    Episode 16 01-10-51 "Harold Loses His Sponsor and Tries a New Show"
    Stars: Harold Peary, Gloria Holiday, Joseph Kearns, Mary Jane Croft, Parley Baer.
    Writer: Dick Powell
    Scripts: Gene Stone, Jack Robinson, Bill Danch
    CBS Sustaining Wednesdays 9:00 pm thereafter.

    Episode 464 02-29-56 "Mr. Harrison and the Lady Racketeer"
    Host: John Lund
    Stars: Harold Peary, Herb Vigran, Parley Baer
    Announcer: Tony La Frano
    Created By: Father Patrick Peyton
    MUTUAL 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 present Artie Shaw, part 5.

    04/10/1944 (198) Count Basie, First Song - Digging For Dex.

    04/05/1944 (211) Glen Gray, First Song - Sure Thing.

    03/18/2018 Sunday night show. Walden with Perry Huntoon. Artie Shaw part 5 .

    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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  • Philco Radio Click to hear the Program of 2-17-19
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    This Week's Classics & Curios Show:

    "Echoes of Songs and Laughter"

    Episode 334


    Episode 334 PHILCO RADIO HALL OF FAME FEATURING DICK POWELL & GINNY SIMMS One of my favorite Philco Radio Hall of Fame shows plays again this week. This show features Dick Powell and Ginny Simms with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. Dick sings "Evalina" from the film "Bloomer Girl," and Ginny sings "Cuddle Up a Little Closer," and "In the Still of the Night." The orchestra performs a medley of "My Wonderful One," "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," "Three o' Clock in the Morning," "Rhapsody in Blue," "Valencia," and "When Day Is Done," vocalized beautifully by Sergeant Ginny.

    Dick sings the patriotic "Shipmates Forever" in a tribute to the Navy, and Paul honors Major Meredith Wilson for his service with the AFRS with Meredith's own compositions of "Yankee Doodle Girl," "Iowa," (with Ginny) and "Hit the Leather and Ride."

    There are some comedy bits along the way, of course, and Jimmy Wallington does his usual expert announcing duties on this show from January 28, 1945, on NBC's Blue Network.

    Dick Powell revealed remarkable talents early on and even formed his own band by the age of 17. He learned to play several instruments, but his singing caught the attention of Hollywood producers, and later he hit it big in movies like "42nd Street" and "Footlight Parade" in 1933. In the 1940's he began playing tough hero type characters like Philip Marlow in "Murder, My Sweet." Then in the 1950's he concentrated on directing in films and producing on TV. As much as I enjoyed and appreciated his acting, I for one can only imagine how so many additional songs through the years could have been enhanced by Dick's delightful singing voice. .

    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 2-17-19
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    This Week's Golden Days of Radio Program Schedule:

    Episode 38 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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    New programs added every three weeks.

    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

    The Glowing Dial
    with Big John and Steve

    February 3, 2019 thru February 23, 2019

    Big John and Steve celebrate Valentine's Day, President's Day and Jack Benny's Birthday 
    with some Movie Take-Offs Benny Style!

    Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Dennis Day Mel Blanc Bea Benaderet and Sara Berner Orson Welles Edward G. Robinson
    Jack Benny Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Dennis Day Mel Blanc Bea Benaderet and Sara Berner Orson Welles Edward G. Robinson

    The Jack Benny Program - "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame"
    originally aired on Sunday, March 17, 1940 on NBC RED 
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone (out ill), Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Orson Welles. 
    Don Wilson announcing. 
    Sponsor: Jell-O.

    The Jack Benny Program
    - "The Killers"
    originally aired on Sunday, November 24, 1946 on NBC 
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone (in Palm Springs), Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, 
    Dennis Day, The Sportsmen Quartet, Edward G. Robinson. 
    Don Wilson announcing. 
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike Cigarettes.

    The Jack Benny Program - "Sunset Boulevard"
    originally aired on Sunday, March 25, 1951 on CBS 
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone (out ill), Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, 
    Dennis Day, The Sportsmen Quartet, Mel Blanc, Babe Livingstone. 
    Don Wilson announcing. 
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike Cigarettes.

    The Jack Benny Program - "High Noon"
    originally aired on Sunday, September 28, 1952 on CBS/AFRS 
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Bob Crosby, Dennis Day, The Sportsmen Quartet, 
    Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Doris Singleton. 
    Don Wilson announcing. 
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike Cigarettes (no spots heard).

    running time: 2 hours, 44 minutes, 17 seconds

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    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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