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, 9a.m. Central Time.
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EASTER GREETINGS – NO FOOLIN’
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, April 2, 1994
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (4-25-43) It’s the Easter weekend and a crate of rabbits is delivered to the Gildersleeve household. WW II flavor.
MEL BLANC SHOW (4-1-47) Mel makes an April Fool phone call to Mr. Colby, telling him he will inherit a fortune.
HOLLYWOOD STAR TIME (4-21-46) “Song of Bernadette” starring Vincent Price, Lee J. Cobb and Vanessa Brown in the story of the miraculous apparition of the Blessed Virgin to a poor village girl.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (4-2-44) Global reports on WW II events: “American bombers in the Mediterranean area have made their fourth attack on German industries in Austria. Moscow dispatchers say the hour of liberation is near for the Black Sea naval base at Odessa.”
LIFE WITH LUIGI (4-1-52) Pasquale plans an April Fool joke to scare Luigi into marrying Rosa.
HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (4-14-49) “One Foot in Heaven” starring George Brent in the story of a Methodist preacher with “one foot in Heaven and one foot on God’s green earth” as he sets up a parsonage in a small Iowa town.