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 Saturday, 7a.m. Central Time.
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Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, August 28, 1971
HOWDY DOODY TIME (1960) An abbreviated radio version of the popular kids’ TV show. Buffalo Bob Smith and fun in the Peanut Gallery.
CAPTAIN VIDEO (1960s) A special recording offering an audio version of the TV series with Al Hodge as Captain Video.
OUR SPECIAL GUESTS are IMOGENE COCA and her husband KING DONAVAN as they talk about their TV and movie careers, including Imogene on “Your Show of Shows.” They were in town for a TV appearance when we recorded this conversation on June 18, 1971.
MY LITTLE MARGIE (1950s) Radio version of the popular TV show, starring Gale Storm and Charles Farrell with Verna Felton and Frank Nelson. Margie plans a surprise birthday party for her dad.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST is actor/comedian SID CAESAR, star of TV’s “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour” who was in town appearing at the Drury Lane Theatre. This conversation was recorded August 11, 1971.
DRAGNET (1940s) Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday with Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith. They go after a con man conducting a diamond swindle.
PLUS—Jack Paar on the “Tonight Show”; and a lengthy audio clip from the Ford 50th Anniversary Show featuring Mary Martin and Ethel Merman.