Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

Coming Soon: October 25 – October 31, 2017


Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, October 25, 1997

INNER SANCTUM (10-31-49) “A Corpse for Halloween” starring Larry Haines, Berry Kroeger and Mercedes McCambridge. A man responsible for the death of his buddies on an expedition is haunted by their ghosts on Halloween.

HALL OF FANTASY (1953) “The Hangman’s Rope.”  The story of Jack Catch, who held the job of executioner for the Crown for 23 years. And now he comes back to finish the job.

LIGHTS OUT (1940s) “The Dark” is Arch Oboler’s “Exercise in Horror” about bodies being turned inside out.

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (4-20-49) Harold Peary as Gildy, who has taken up crime detection as a hobby as he and nephew Leroy investigate a ghostly sound coming from a haunted house.

SUSPENSE (11-1-45) “The Dunwich Horror” starring Ronald Colman in H. P. Lovecraft’s classic tale of horror and the unknown.

ESCAPE (2-15-48) “Ancient Sorceries” starring Paul Frees in a chilling tale of the supernatural. “You are alone in a remote village on the Welsh border, surrounded by silent townspeople who are watching and waiting for you to decide how to lose your soul.”

Today’s program will be presented on a special ghost-to-ghost network. And because this Halloween broadcast is too scary to do alone, Chuck will be joined by Ken Alexander – who is scary enough all by himself!  Don’t miss it if you can.

Coming Soon: November 1 – November 7, 2017

Double Feature:


Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 1, 1997


WHEN A GIRL MARRIES (7-16-48) Isolated episode of the long-running daytime series, “dedicated to everyone who has ever been in love.”  Rosa Rio apparently provides the organ theme music.

BILL STERN SPORTS NEWSREEL (8-2-46) The fabled sportscaster and storyteller has boxing stories about John L. Sullivan and Jack Dempsey. Rosa Rio apparently provides organ accompaniment.

FRONT PAGE FARRELL (7-2-48) Isolated episode of the daytime drama about a “crack newspaperman and his wife.”  Apparently Rosa Rio at the organ.

SPEAKING OF RADIO (4-12-97) In a phone conversation, Chuck Schaden talks with organist Rosa Rio in her home in Sun City, Florida as she talks about her career during the golden days of radio.

ROSA RIO TIME (7-1-47) In this daily program, Rosa Rio plays the organ and piano at the same time, offering such selections as “Humoresque” and “Stormy Weather.”

LORENZO JONES (4-30-45) The mayor pays a visit to the Jones’ residence in this isolated episode of the long-running daytime series. Apparently Rosa Rio provides the organ theme.



STARTIME (2-27-51) Jack Pearl stars as “Baron Munchausen with Cliff Hall as “Sharlie” in a “potpourri of melody and comedy a la carte.”  The Baron has written an opera and wants guests Ray Middleton and Mimi Benzelle to star in it. Audition program for a possible series.

JOE PENNER SHOW (1938) Joe, a student at “Huskies College,” has been signed up by his roommate to join the college Glee Club.

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (1-24-45) Cantor stars with Bert Gordon, the Mad Russian.  Eddie’s wife Ida wants a divorce and Cantor asks the Russian to help clear things.

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