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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REMEMBERING GENE KELLY
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, April 13, 1996
Gene Kelly, one of America’s best-loved performers, died February 2, 1996 at age 83.
SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (3-22-43) “For Me and My Gal” starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly as a vaudeville couple determined to play the fabled Palace Theatre on Broadway.
STUDIO ONE (12-8-47) “To Mary With Love” starring Gene Kelly with Mercedes McCambridge and Everett Sloane in “the story of ten years and three people – a warm and realistic study of a marriage and a delirious decade – as seen from the point of view of the other man.”
SONGS BY SINATRA (10-17-45) In New York City, Frankie is joined by Gene Kelly for some fun singing and dancing in some scenes from their movie, “Anchors Aweigh.”
RAILROAD HOUR (1-10-49) “The Red Mill” starring Gordon MacRae, Gene Kelly and Lucille Norman with Alan Reed in Victor Herbert’s musical comedy about two Americans traveling to Europe for romance.
SUSPENSE (9-28-44) “The Man Who Couldn’t Lose” starring Gene Kelly in “a tale of dawn ‘til midnight in a man’s life… a tale of murder and money… and luck!