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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:


    1-8-40 Edward Everett Horton is interviewed
    Host: Dick Osgood
    WXYZ DETROIT Sustained

    Audition Show 6-18-47 "Romeo and Juliet"
    Stars: Sheldon Leonard, Bea Benaderet, Verna Felton, Sarah Selby, Ed Max, Arthur Q. Bryan and Eric Snowden

    Stars: Florence Freeman and Douglas Edwards
    CBS Maxwell House Coffee

    Audition Show 3-1-53 "The New Home At The Beach"
    Stars: Jim Backus and Virginia Fields
    NBC Sustained

    Episode 6 7-26-49 "The Crystal Ball"
    Stars: Shirley Booth, Ethel Owen, Everett Sloane
    NBC Philip Morris Cigarrettes

    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:

    (NBC) 5/8/55 "Mars Is Heaven" by Ray Bradbury. A Classic!

    (NBC) 2/18/52 "The Dr. Alanby Case" by Erle Stanley Gardner.

    (Synd) Program #24 (1932) "The Fawn".

    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 Ralph Edwards.
    Born June 13, 1913, died November 06, 2005.

    We begin with a documentary by Frank Bresee on the life of his former boss Ralph Edwards which aired In June of 2013.

    “Golden Days of Radio Ralph Edwards, this is your life.

    Next a brief sample of other radio shows featuring Ralph Edwards.

    06/01/1939 Grandpa Snyder Christmas Cards.
    Vic and Sade was done from Chicago.
    Ralph Edwards is the commercial announcer from New York.

    06/23/1949 Ep346 Ghost Hunt.



    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 215


    Time on CLASSICS & CURIOS to tune in the Harry James Show and enjoy one of the greatest trumpet artists of all time. His music varied over the years from the 1930’s and into the 1960’s and beyond from jazz to sweetness and then to jazz again, in later years influenced by Count Basie. Jazz critics especially were unhappy with his recordings in the “schmaltzy” style of “You Made Me Love You,” with added strings and velvety sweetness. The general public, me included, loved it and virtually any style Harry chose. His digital dexterity and superior tone with the trumpet were amazing and at one point led his idol Louis Armstrong to compliment him. In answer to his critics Harry once told jazz critic Steve Voce, “I really get bugged about these people talking about [compromising] commercial tunes [like “Sleepy Lagoon”] … I don't think we've ever recorded or played one tune that I didn't particularly love to play. Otherwise, I wouldn't play it.“

    The story of Harry James music is long and fascinating, and I recommend that listeners visit the archives of John and Larry Gassman’s “Same Time, Same Station” on this very Olde Tyme Radio Network to experience Harry’s career and wonderful recordings on their 6-part series featuring Harry James, with insightful commentary by Perry Huntoon. In Harry's career, his story is enhanced beautifully, of course, by singers like Frank Sinatra, Helen Forrest, Dick Haymes, and Kittly Kallen, as well as by bandleaders Ben Pollack, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman.

    The 4 shows rebroadcast here are among several radio shows that featured Harry James, such as Chesterfield Time which passed to Harry when Glenn Miller left for the Air Force. Also, Harry and the orchestra were featured on the Danny Kaye Show and then, as here, filled in for Danny during the summer.

    On this episode of CLASSICS & CURIOS we find Harry and his orchestra performing in sweet and swinging styles on tunes such as “King Porter Stomp,” “Moten Swing,” “Jiggers the Beat,” "The Mole," “Rose of Washington Square,” “My Ideal,” “The Music Stops,” “The 9:20 Special,” and “Chiribiribin,” his theme song. Vocalists Helen Moore and Buddy DIVito join the band on songs like “I Remember April” and “Someday I’ll Meet You Again.”

    The Harry James shows on this episode are available for purchase online at Jerry Haendiges Productions. .

    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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    This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:


    June 12 thru July 2, 2016

    Big John and Steve celebrate Father's Day and explain the origins of The McGee Machine!

    Jack Webb Harold Peary Bret Morrison as "The Shadow" Bret Morrison as "The Shadow" with Grace Matthews
    Jack Webb was Sgt. Joe Friday on :Dragnet" Harold Peary as "The Great Gildersleeve" Bret Morrison as "The Shadow" Bret Morrison as "The Shadow" with Grace Matthews

    Dragnet - "The Big Father" 
    originally aired Tuesday, March 8, 1955 on NBC/AFRS 
    Starring: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander. 
    Hal Gibney and George Fenneman announcing. 
    Sponsor: Chesterfield Cigarettes (sponsor spots cut by AFRS)

    The Great Gildersleeve - "Father's Day Chair" 
    originally aired Sunday, June 21, 1942 on NBC 
    Starring: Harold Peary, Walter Tetley, Lillian Randolph, Sam Hearn, 
    Lurene Tuttle, Earle Ross, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson. 
    Jim Bannon announcing. 
    Sponsor: Kraft Foods

    The Sealed Book - "Beware Of Tomorrow" 
    originally aired Sunday, July 29, 1945 on MUTUAL/Syndication 
    Starring: Phillip Clarke hosts. 
    Sponsor: varied due to syndication

    The Shadow - "Terror At Wolf's Head Knoll" 
    originally aired Sunday, February 15, 1948 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews. 
    Andre Baruch announcing. 
    Sponsor: Blue Coal

    running time: 3 hours, 10 minutes, 9 seconds

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    Click here for information on his Audio Restoration Services.


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