Speaking of Radio

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

Coming Soon: March 1 – March 7, 2017


Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, March 1, 1997

SUSPENSE (1-9-47) “The Will to Power” starring Dan Duryea with Howard Duff.  The wife of a wealthy old man and her husband’s male secretary plot to kill the old man and marry each other.

SPEAKING OF RADIO (8-25-77) Morey Amsterdam (who died October 28, 1996 at age 87) talks about his career in a conversation with Chuck Schaden.

MOREY AMSTERDAM SHOW (5-6-43) A special closed-circuit broadcast to CBS affiliates promoting the new Morey Amsterdam Show.  He’s a night club comic hoping a big Hollywood producer will give him a break.

IMAGINATION THEATRE (4-14-96) “A double feature movie for the mind.”  1.  Baumann and the Box” starring TV’s Harry Anderson as a treacherous magician who will do anything to obtain a baffling illusion from a retired European artist. 2.  “The Man who Died Twice.” A reporter finds out why a terminally ill nursing home patient was murdered as he lay dying.

PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1986) Lesson 22: All In the Game deals with a form of radio entertainment which began in the 1920s and remains high in listener priority today: sportscasts.

Coming Soon: March 8 – March 14, 2017


Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, March 8, 1997

LUX RADIO THEATRE (3-20-39) Excerpts from “It Happened One Night” starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in two memorable scenes: “The Walls of Jericho” scene in the tourist cabin and the new classic “hitrch-hiking” scene on the road.

SCREEN DIRECTORS’ PLAYHOUSE (1-13-50) “Tomorrow is Forever” starring Claudette Colbert. A soldier, listed as dead in World War I, returns to find his wife remarried.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-6-49) Don Wilson still hasn’t signed his contract yet and Jack has him locked in the den.  Mary tells Phil and Dennis how Jack tried to appear on the “Ford Theatre” program with Claudette Colbert by replacing Vincent Price.  Guests are Miss Colbert and Mr. Price along with Fletcher Markle, producer of the “Ford Theatre.” Last of three related Benny programs.

LUX RADIO THEATRE (5-20-40) “Midnight” starring Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche in the comedy about mistaken identity in Paris.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST is Nostalgia Digest columnist and film historian BOB KOLOSOSKI who will talk about the career of Claudette Colbert, who died July 30, 1996 at age 92.

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