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THE COLLECTORS (April 18, 1972) Host Bonnie Remsberg presents a WMAQ-Channel 5 Chicago Special featuring Chuck Schaden, Dave Langerman, Joe Jacobs, Bill Winslow and Al Svoboda) who talk about their unique collections. Note: Please excuse the poor quality and occasional break-up of the original video tape recording. Sponsored by American National Bank. (28 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/6/13.
INSIDE THE HALL CLOSET (1973) A short documentary by Mark Nelson, Northwestern University film student and WLTD intern. The subject is Chuck Schaden, who is shown in his office at home and at the studios of WLTD, Evanston during a broadcast of his weekday morning Hall Closet program. Technician Bob Abella is at the control board. (3 minutes).
Archive Date: 3/30/13.
MIDNIGHT: CHICAGO RADIO (January 31, 1975) Weatherman John Coleman’s late-night talk show on WLS-TV, Channel 7 Chicago discusses radio with guests Bob Sirott (WLS), Chuck Schaden (WLTD), Sherman Kaplan (WBBM) and Clark Weber (WMAQ), each talking about their stations and their programs. (30 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/8/13.
DAVE BAUM SHOW (May 31, 1975) Host Dave Baum discusses the Golden Days of Radio with guest Chuck Schaden, who tells how he got started collecting the vintage programs and presents audio clips from old-time broadcasts. Excerpt, WFLD-TV, Channel 32, Chicago. (34 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/9/13.
GRAFFITI (August 8, 1975) Weatherman John Coleman’s TV talk show takes a look back at radio’s golden age with guests Chuck Schaden; actors Vivien Smolen, Phil Bowman, Viola Berwick; premium collector Mike Campo; and radio director Yuri Rasovsky. Includes a re-creation of a “Backstage Wife” episode from 1937. WLS-TV, Channel 7 Chicago. (60 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/13/13.
A.M. CHICAGO (March 14, 1977) Guest Chuck Schaden critiques a “re-enactment” of an old time radio show on a previous “A.M. Chicago” program with host Steve Edwards. The “re-enactment” featured Edwards, his co-host Jenny Crimm, disc jockey Bob Sirott, actor Martin Milner and singer Monica Lewis. Schaden tells how the actual vintage shows were created and shares audio clips. Excerpt, WLS-TV Chicago. (18 minutes). Archive Date: 2/18/13.
NEWSCENTER 5 – BARRY’S PEOPLE (April 8, 1977) Reporter Barry Bernson visits Chuck Schaden and Dave Denwood’s Metro Golden Memories Shop in Chicago. Excerpt, WMAQ-TV, Channel 5 Chicago. (3 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/19/13.
CHANNEL 2 NEWS AT SIX (March 7, 1978) Bill Kurtis and Mort Crim with reporter Bob Wallace who visits Metro Golden Memories to talk with Chuck Schaden about his show business nostalgia shop at 5941 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago. Excerpt, WBBM-TV, Channel 2 Chicago. (4 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/21/13.
NOON BREAK (March 15, 1979) Hosts Lee Phillip and Bob Wallace present a mid-day program on WBBM-TV, Channel 2 Chicago. A news report with Wallace opens the show, followed by a weather report from Harry Volkman and then a visit with guest Chuck Schaden. The subject, of course: old time radio. Complete program with commercials intact. (30 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/22/13.