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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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    My sweet little grandaughter, Nikki, is visting from Texas and has taken over "Broadcast Central." I guess this means I can now retire??

    This Week's Old Time Radio Classics Schedule:

    Episode 33 1-8-49 "New Phantom Voice"
    Host: Dan Seymour
    Music: Ray Bloch Orchestra, Alan Dale, Bob Howard
    Announcer: Bern Bennett
    CBS SUSTAINING Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 pm

    3-22-45 "The Kitchen of Tomorrow"
    Narrator: Westbrook Van Voorhis
    NBC Blue Time Magazine

    Episode 2 9-18-51 "The Amazing Dr, Clitterhouse"
    Stars: Lew Ayers And Vanessa Brown
    Host: Charles Martin
    CBS Philip Morris Cigarettes Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:00 pm


    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:

    Again we explore shows in which stars do not appear.

    03/14/1943. Orson Welles subs for Jack.

    01/07/1948 (15) Guest Host - Bob Hope.

    05/04/1950 Hazel. Audrey Totter stars.

    06/27/1948 Bail Bond Caper.
    Sandra Gould subs for Lurene Tuttle who is on Vacation.


    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 258


    This Episode features John Wilson’s “World of Jazz” radio program as he brings “The biggest little band in the land” of John Kirby and “The best known unknown jazz musician” Frankie Newton. Both Kirby and Newton were new to me as I listened to the World of Jazz collection as restored by Jerry Haendiges, and immediately they earned special spotlighting on this Classics & Curios show.

    Bassist Kirby’s early career included successful stints with bands such as Chick Webb’s and Fletcher Henderson’s, and according to Wilson, as a bandleader Kirby’s music proved to be “crisp, concise, and rhythmic.”. Red Norvo adds that it is “music you get when you play it right.” Kirby’s Sextet’s first recording was Charlie Shavers’ jazz standard “Undecided.” Charlie was also a trumpeter as well as arranger and composer with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, and Billie Holiday and in 1945 he joined Tommy Dorsey. The Sextet also accompanied Mildred Bailey on her last recording as she performed “I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance” supported by her husband Red Norvo. Critic George Simon noted that Kirby helped prove “that swing could be polite, musical, and commercial all at the same time.”

    Frankie Newton was a cool jazz artist during the time when swing was king and was a frequent and popular studio musician. Host Wilson points out that Frankie remarkably performed the only solo on one of blues singer Bessie Smith’s last recordings, “Gimme a Pigfoot,” which also had legends Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden for the recording session. Frankie’s muted trumpet marked him as one of the best to accompany a singer, as on Ella Fitzgerald’s “My Melancholy Baby” with Teddy Wilson in 1936. Other selections showcase Newton’s muted trumpet with his own band, the Uptown Serenaders, as on “Brittwood Stomp,” with John Kirby on bass and Cozy Cole on drums. This recording was actually a somewhat “disguised” version of “High Society.” “Hot Harlem” from 1944, one of Frankie’s last recordings, concludes the show.

    Wilson’s “The World of Jazz” radio series was broadcast on New York’s WQXR from 1954 to 1970. See my Classics & Curios Episodes 249 and 251 in my Archives for Wilson’s programs featuring Helen Forrest and Bob Crosby, respectively.


    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

    June 25 thru July 15, 2017

    Big John and Steve celebrate Independence Day!

    Edward Arnold Robert Ripley Don Ameche Frances Langford Edgar Barrier
    Edward Arnold Robert Ripley Don Ameche Frances Langford Edgar Barrier

    Mr. President - "The Man Without A Country" 
    originally aired on Sunday, July 3, 1949 on ABC 
    Starring: Edward Arnold. 
    Owen James announcing. 

    Ripley's Believe It Or Not - "Celebrating Independence" 
    originally aired on Tuesday, July 5, 1938 on NBC RED 
    Starring: Robert Ripley, B.A. Rolfe and His Orchestra, Linda Lee, Bennett Kilpack. 
    Ford Bond announcing. 
    Sponsor: Post Cereals

    Drene Time (The Bickersons) - "Blanche Has A Stomach Ache/John's New Suitcase" 
    originally aired on Sunday, March 2, 1947 on NBC 
    Starring: Don Ameche, Frances Langford, Danny Thomas, Carmen Dragon and His Orchestra. 
    Toby Reed announcing. 
    Sponsor: Drene Shampoo, Dreft Detergent

    Escape - "The Adaptive Ultimate" 
    originally aired on Saturday, March 26, 1949 on CBS
    Starring: Edgar Barrier, Stacy Harris, Elsie Holmes, Frank Gerstle, Lawrence Dobkin, 
    Tom Charlesworth, William Conrad as the Voice of Escape. 
    Roy Rowan announcing. 

    running time: 3 hours, 05 minutes, 46 seconds

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