The program is Same Time, Same Station and it's hosted each week by John and Larry Gassman. It's a radio fan's delight featuring the best old time radio shows and interviews with radio personalities. You can listen to each weekly show at your leisure since REPS is posting each episode to the REPS podcast site.
For your convenience, a summary of the last 14 hours of Same Time, Same Station is listed below and you can listen to any one of these shows right now!
058 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 8/05/2012 Part 1
Our actor of the Month for August is Jackson Beck.
He was born in Manhattan on July 23, 1912. He died at the age of 92
on July 28 2004. This week we feature him on one of his favorite radio shows. “Man Behind The Gun” from 01/06/43 Episode (14) Men Of The Royal Air Force.
Next, we interview Stan Freberg.
059 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 8/05/2012 Part 2
Next we’ll hear two programs in which Stan Freberg plays the part of animals. First “The Jack Benny Show” from 01/09/44 Jack’s pet Camel. And: “The Phil Harris Alice Faye Show” 01/21/51 Episode (017) Pony For Alice. Stan Freberg is the Kangaroo.
060 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 8/12/2012 Part 1
Jackson Beck is our actor of the month. We’ll hear him in this early version of “The Cisco Kid” from 05/13/44 A Ghost For the Cisco Kid. Heard on WOR Mutual.
Next, a request from Charles Dickens. “The Clyde Beatty Show” syndicated from Commodore Productions Episode 4, Elephant Stampede. Stars Vic Perrin as Clyde Beatty and Esther McVey as Eve.
061 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 8/12/2012 Part 2
Listener, Charles Dickens also requested to hear “Straight Arrow” from 05/06/48 Episode (001) Stage from Calvaydos.
And finally we hear another show set in the west, but a bit later than our last offering. “Tales of the Texas Rangers” from 08/12/50 Episode (06) Broken Spur.
062 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 8/19/2012 Part 1
continue this week with a program dedicated to Both Frank Bresee and Jackson Beck. We’ll hear Mr. Beck in “Words at War” from 03/28/44 Episode (42) A Bell For Adano.
Frank Bresee will be 83 on 08/20/2012. His work in radio is very important to those of us who grew up in later years and wanted to get a sense of those who took part in this glorious age. He has done so much to preserve the shows and the memories of the many who worked in this wonderful medium. Thanks to David Schwartz who suggested we do this tribute to our friend. First we hear “The Golden Days Of Radio” from October 1975 with Norman Corwin, Ray Bradbury, and from KFAC Radio Los Angeles, Steve Marcum. This interview was over 2 hours in length before Frank cut it down to air within the structure of his Golden Days of Radio program. He centers primarily on Norman Corwin as his guest. Next from the mid 60′s we hear a brief excerpt with Frank Bresee and brilliant comedy writer Snag Werris. In this brief excerpt Snag Werris tells Frank the story of his name.
063 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 8/19/2012 Part 2
Frank Bresee worked with Ralph Edwards for many years. We’ll hear two shows with Ralph Edwards and Charlie McCarthy as they salute Charlie on the radio version of “This is Your Life”, from March 1 and March 8 1950
064 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 8/26/2012 Part 1
Our actor of the Month is Jackson Beck. We begin with two episodes of Superman. Jackson Beck is the announcer. “Superman” Golden Homing Pigeon from 04/10/44 Episode (0331). “Superman” The Atomic Energy Gun from 09/14/44 Episode (0444).
Next an interview with Jackson Beck. Recorded at the Friends Of Old Time Radio Convention from 10/25/86 with Larry Gassman and Bobb Lynes
065 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 8/26/2012 Part 2
The Radio community received some sad news this week. On 08/14/2012 we lost Rosemary Rice. In her memory we’ll play “Archie Andrews” from 05/11/46 “Poison Candy”.
Our last offering is “Dangerous Assignment” from 07/09/49 Episode (1) Relief Supplies. The program stars Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell.
066 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 9/2/2012 Part 1
Our actress of the month is Janet Waldo. She began acting in radio on the Lux Radio Theater in 1941`. We’ll hear her this week on “The Cavalcade Of America” from 04/17/44 Episode 379 A Mask for Jefferson.
Willard Waterman worked in both Chicago and Hollywood as a fine radio actor. He began playing the lead on “The Great Gildersleve in 1950. We’ll hear him in this first program from 09/06/50 Episode (370) Marjorie Is Pregnant. Willard Waterman was born on August 29, 1914, and would have been 98 this last week.
067 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 9/2/2012 Part 2
Arthur Anderson had an incredible career in radio and turned 90 this week on August 29. We’ll sample his talents as we listen to “Let’s Pretend” from 10/26/46 Jack and the Beanstalk.
Lastly we’ll hear Don Douglas as “John Steele, Adventurer” from 12/13/49 Episode (034) Salvage.
068 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 9/9/2012 Part 1
Janet Waldo is our actress of the month for September. She is featured this week in a favorite story of both George Burns and Gracie Allen. We hear her in, “Favorite Story” from 03/18/47 Episode (039) Mystery Of Room 323.
We lost Irving Fein at the age of 101 on 08/10/2012. Irving worked early in his career in motion pictures and later did publicity for Jack Benny. He managed both Benny and George Burns until their deaths. In 2006, Frank Bresee interviewed Fein for Yesterday USA. We’ll hear that interview next.
069 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 9/9/2012 Part 2
One of the best gossip columnists of the 1940′s and 50′s was Hedda Hopper. She had a weekly radio show for years and we next hear an example of, “Hedda Hopper” from 02/04/51 Episode (16) with Alan Young Mike Romanoff.
Finally we’ll hear Dinah Shore in “The Ford Show” from 03/19/47 Episode (30) with Ralph Edwards.
070 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 9/16/2012 Part 1
Janet Waldo is our actress of the month for September. We begin with her signature show as she stars in “Meet Corliss Archer” from 1946 “the tree” AFRS.
Recently we interviewed former child actor Jeffrey Silver. We’ll hear a show in which he took part. “Let George Do It” from 05/30/49 Episode (136) Death in Blue Jeans.
071 REPS Podcast_Same Time Same Station 9/16/2012 Part 2
“I Was a Communist For the FBI” from 10/22/52 Episode (27) Little Boy Red.
Walden Hughes and I also recently interviewed Elaine Hyman on 08/29/2012. Elaine is one of the few remaining performers from WXYZ radio in Detroit. She will tell stories about working on The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet and more.