Friday, October 25, 2019

PREMIERE - The Glowing Dial LIVE with Big John and Company on Yesterday USA Radio!

Join Big John and Company as they have their Premiere Live show on Yesterday USA Radio! We're going to be featuring a bunch of firsts, the beginnings of some serials like The Avengers, some of our Ghost Stories from a few years back, a few dramatic readings in the spirit of Halloween, some old time radio shows also in the theme of Halloween, a trivia contest where you can win a USB drive full of Old Time Radio shows from The Glowing Dial Archives and an installment of The Name Game, where we read a list of silly but legal names, The Celebrity Birthday list with Steve "Archive" Urbaniak and who knows, maybe even some Vintage Celebrity Interviews from our illustrious past. 

All this and more! 6 to 10pm EST this and every Saturday (except November 9, 2019) on Yesterday USA Blue. Please tune in and call in and chat with me! My call in numbers will be 248-270-7780 (Google Number for my cell) and if you want to Skype me during the show, look for glowingdial62 and make it part of your contact list! 

I'll have my chat room open too at I'm not sure if YUSA's members only chatroom will be available or not so let's go with mine. 

To listen, go to The link for the Blue Network link will be: . Tune in early so you don't miss a thing!

Oh and don't forget, you can use those communication methods to Instant Request a show! If we have time and the file is on our server, you'll hear it almost immediately!

See you on the radio!
Big John Matthews
The Glowing Dial Live with Big John and Company 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve episode POD97 Premieres --- 3 days late, sorry!

Premiering a few days late, sorry, getting ready for a convention this weekend.

The Glowing Dial with Big John and Steve
Latest Episode: POD97
Running From: October 13 to November 2, 2019
Run Time: 3 hrs. 12 min. 37 sec.

Big John and Steve celebrate Columbus Day and Halloween and exclaim to each other, "I Just Saw A Ghost"!

The Saint - "The Ghost That Giggled"
originally aired on Sunday, September 17, 1950 on NBC
Starring: Barry Sullivan, Lurene Tuttle, Irene Tedrow, Hal March, Joe Duvall, Larry Dobkin.
Don Stanley announcing.
Sponsor: Sustained

The Weird Circle - "The Ghost's Touch"
originally aired on Sunday, September 17, 1944 on MUTUAL/ZIV Syndication
Philip Clarke announcing.
Sponsor: varied due to syndication

The Sealed Book - "The Ghost Makers"
originally aired on Sunday, June 10, 1945 on MUTUAL/WOR
Philip Clarke announcing.
Sponsor: varied due to syndication

Suspense - "Ghost Hunt"
originally aired on Thursday, June 23, 1949 on CBS
Starring: Ralph Edwards.
Harlow Wilcox announcing commercials.
Paul Frees as The Voice Of Suspense.
Sponsor: Autolite

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Remember: our show is now available on Google Play Music, iTunes, YouTube, TuneIn and The Internet Archive! Go to our "Shows" page at the above url for details.

The LIVE Show is returning! If everything works out, The Glowing Dial LIVE will return but it will be heard on Yesterday USA Radio! With Bill Bragg's passing, things are changing at YUSA but we plan to return October 26!. Click on for more information!

The Glowing Dial has returned to Yesterday USA Radio! Kim Bragg, widow of Bill Bragg has given us a permanent spot on YUSA. Visit Yesterday USA Radio at and send some monetary support their way.

Barry Sullivan

Harlow Wilcox

Lawrence Dobkin

Lurene Tuttle

Paul Frees

Philip Clarke

Ralph Edwards

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Big John to be on Radio Once More tonight and YUSA on Friday night!

Hello fellow OTR fans!

Short notice I know but I'll be on the radio tonight with my friend Johnny Holmes on Radio Once More. Johnny's show is Woo-Hoo Wednesday and it airs from 9pm to midnight EST tonight, in just less than 2 hours!

There's the link to go to. I'll be on giving my history in otr and playing some spooky shows too. Hope you all can listen.

I'll also be on this Friday night starting at 10:30pm EST on Yesterday USA with Johnny and Walden and company. We'll be going on into the wee hours so please listen in and call in and chat with us.

We should be on both Red and Blue streams.

See you on the radio, Big John Matthews

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Big John will be LIVE on Yesterday USA Radio TONIGHT at 10:30 EST until the wee hours.

Hi folks!
Just another note to say that I will be LIVE on Yesterday USA Radio tonight from 10:30pm est onward to the wee hours. I'll be sharing the mic with friends Patricia, Walden, Johnny and maybe John and Larry too. Please tune in as I will be asking some trivia and giving away a few prizes!
You'll hear a few different call-in numbers as we are broadcasting from 3 different locations, no four! We all have separate phone numbers but no worries. Or you can call to say hi and shoot the otr breeze with us.
My number will be 248-270-7780. This number is active only during LIVE shows. Hope to hear from you!
See you on the radio!
Big John Matthews
PS - Oh yeah ... . Choose the red or blue stream, we should be on both.