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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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  • Philco RadioClick to hear the Program of 6-17-18
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    This Week's Old Time Radio Classics Schedule:

    Father's Day Special

    Episode 2 7-17-53 "The Ben Hogan Story"
    Host: Joe Hassel

    Episode 85 6-14-51 "Father's Day Picnic"
    Stars: Robert Young, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Herb Vigran, Stanley Farrar Announcer Bill Forman
    Music: Roy Bargy

    Episode 39 6-17-34 "I've Loved the Same Girl for 50 Years"
    Stars: Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
    Features: Rosemary Lane, Priscilla Lane, Tom Waring, Babs And Her Brothers
    Announcer: Andre Baruch
    "I've Loved the Same Girl for 50 Years", "Rolling in Love", "Lover", "You Have Taken My Heart", "Kissing Games", "Suntan Charlie", "Breezin' Along with the Breeze"
    CBS Ford Sundays 9:30-10:00pm

    Episode 32 6-16-51 "Father of the Year"
    Stars: Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour and Pert Kelton, Art Carney, Johnny Gibbs and Arnold Stang
    Producer/Director: Nat Hiken
    Announcer: Don Pardo
    Organist: Jack Ward


    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 Father’s Day.
    But first our continuing series.

    65-xx-xx (10) Decision at Travelers Rest.

    Father's Day.

    04/23/1951 Ep053 Father's Day.

    06/16/1946 (313) Father's Day Show.


    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 301


    Time to celebrate the romantic month of June with performances by Jimmy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Marty Robbins, the Four Lads, the Brothers Four, and the Erskine Hawkins orchestra. Eddie Hubbard's June Special has all of those performers and more on this undated special episode from Eddie's private collection, and, of course, songs relate to romance, weddings, graduation, or simply summer fun and memories.

    The Jimmy Dorsey band does "Give Me a June Night," Bing sings "The Wiffenpoof Song," Frank performs "Love and Marriage," Marty sings "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation," the Lads do "Moments to Remember," the Brothers contribute "The Green Leaves of Summer," and Erskine Hawkins and his band add "Tuxedo Junction."

    Additional June tunes include ("The Wedding Song (There Is Love)" by Noel Paul Stookey, "White Silver Sand" by Don Rondo, "Roses Are Red, My Love" by Bobby Vinton, and "Save the Last Dance for Me" by Ben E. King and the Drifters.

    So to sum up this Eddie Hubbard Special, in short, "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," -- a song from "Carousel," and, appropriately, it's that great tune by Rogers and Hammerstein that opens the show. "Junction," composed in 1940 by Hawkins, Bill Johnson, and Buddy Feyne, closes the show with the great Wilbur Bascomb's "delicate but swinging trumpet" solo that helped make it the band's best hit and its theme song -- not to mention the fact that carefree high-school grads danced to the song at proms all across the U.S.A., especially after Glenn Miller's legendary slower version hit the juke boxes. As the Brothers Four sang in "The Green Leaves of Summer," "Twas so good to be young then."

    [For more on Erskine Hawkins and his orchestra check out George T. Simon's THE BIG BANDS with a foreword by Frank Sinatra.]


    The previous WEDDING AND JUNE SONGS theme suggests things old, new, borrowed, and blue, and that’s the theme for this undated Eddie special.

    Songs featured include Glenn Miller's "Alice Blue Gown," Al Martino's "Love is Blue," Wayne King's "When the Blue of the NIght Meets the Gold of the Day," Benny Goodman's "Tangerine" (borrowed from Jimmy Dorsey), and Ralph Marterie's "Take the 'A' Train" (borrowed from Duke Ellington).

    Among other tunes that Eddie works into the themes are "Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me" by the Lenny Capp Trio, "All My Love" by Patti Page, "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" by Elvis Presley, "My Last Good-bye" by Eddie Howard, and "Midnight Sun" by June Christy and Lionel Hampton.

    Rounding out the show are Ronnie Kole's "Mood Indigo," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" by the Brothers Four, and "Don't Be That Way" by Benny Goodman.

    The song "Alice Blue Gown" was written for President Teddy Roosevelt's daughter and for the 1919 Broadway musical "Irene." The real Alice was not at all, as the song's lyrics say, "both proud and shy." Contrary to the demure sweetness associated with her azure-tinted blue gown, Alice's outlandish behavior caused her to be called "the other Washington monument." She also had outrageous descriptions for American presidents. For example, she described cousin Franklin Roosevelt as "Two-thirds mush and one-third Eleanor" and Lyndon Johnson as "an engaging rogue elephant of a man." She had an affair with a Senator Borah which caused a major scandal -- one that resulted in her being called, "Aurora Borah Alice." Her father Teddy remarked, "I can run the country, or I can control my daughter. I cannot do both." (See

    Well, Teddy did a pretty good job of running the country, and the song has lived to enhance and celebrate the genuine sweetness of many Alices not named Roosevelt.

    Many thanks to Jerry Haendiges Productions for masterful restoring and transferring this program from the original studio tape to CD for rebroadcast.


    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 6-17-18
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    This Week's Golden Days of Radio Program Schedule:

    Episode 4 of The Golden Days of Radio

    Included are clips from:

    Episode 4
    STOP THE MUSIC (1950)


    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

    March 25 thru April 14, 2018

    Big John and Steve celebrate Easter, April Fool's Day and Jefferson's Birthday!

    Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Edward Arnold Robert Hall
    Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Edward Arnold Robert Hall

    The Shadow - "Death And The Easter Bonnet" 
    originally aired on Sunday, April 17, 1949 on MUTUAL 
    Starring: Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews. 
    Andre Baruch announcing. 
    Sponsor: Blue Coal

    The Jack Benny Program - "Jack Leaves For NY To Do A TV Show" 
    originally aired on Sunday, April 1, 1951 on CBS
    Starring: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, 
    Verna Felton, Sheldon Leonard, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Elliott Lewis?. 
    Don Wilson announcing. 
    Sponsor: Lucky Strike

    Mr. President - "Thomas Jefferson" 
    originally aired on Sunday, January 2, 1949 on ABC 
    Starring: Edward Arnold. 
    Owen James announcing. 

    The Green Hornet - "Fireworks For Smitty" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, July 18, 1944 on WXYZ, Detroit/Blue Network/ABC 
    Starring: Robert Hall. 
    Bob Hite announcing. 

    running time: 2 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds

    Clicking on a series title will take you a log/episode guide for that series.

    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.
    Click here for information on his Audio Restoration Services.



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