We invite you to listen to a complete 4-hour program from the 39-year run of Those Were The Days (1970—2009) hosted by Radio Hall of Famer Chuck Schaden. The encore programs that run on this page are exactly as first broadcast over the air. They contain vintage radio shows, special guests and commercials and messages as originally presented on WLTD, Evanston (May 2, 1970 thru July 31, 1975); on WNIB, Chicago (September 6, 1975 thru February 10, 2001) and on WDCB, DuPage County (February 3, 2001 thru June 27, 2009). Encores are selected by us and are available on demand 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Program selections are added every week on Wednesday, 6 a.m. Central Time.
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VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 16, 1996
HALLMARK HALL OF FAME (11-15-54) “Rebecca Dorsey” starring Helen Hayes in the true story of a student doctor who performed important medical work with Professor Louis Pasteur. Host of the program is Lionel Barrymore who died the night this transcribed broadcast was aired.
HALLMARK HALL OF FAME (11-22-54) “A Tribute to Lionel Barrymore” hosted by Edward Arnold and featuring Bing Crosby, Helen Hayes, James Stewart, Gene Fowler, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Louis Calhern, Dorey Schary. Program contains audio clips from Barymore’s radio series, The Mayor of the Town and The Story of Dr. Kildare.
(FITCH) BANDWAGON (12-20-42) Chico Marx and his orchestra with 17-year-old Mel Torme in a program, of music and humor. Guest is bandleader Ben Pollak who inspired Chico to form his own band.
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (3-28-46) The final episode in the Dragon’s Teeth series. Kidnapped by Nazi agents, Lois Lane is rescued by the Man of Steel.
IMAGINATION THEATRE (3-31-96) “A double feature movie for your mind.) 1. “Dreamstate” – a psychiatrist discovers his patient is living two lives: a priest by day and a killer at night. 2. Adventures of Harry Nile: Dead Ringer – the detective saves a woman from drowning and gets tangled in a vicious murder himself.
PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1986) Lesson 15: Tune in Tomorrow traces the history of the soap opera. Ridiculed and ignored by some listeners, the “soaps” became a way of life to millions of others in every stratum of American life.