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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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 23, 1995
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-25-45) Fibber gets a Christmas gift from Doc Gamble, but he and Molly – and everyone else – can’t figure out what it is!
HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (12-16-48) “The Desert Shall Rejoice” starring John Hodiak. The miracle of Christmas is relived in our day as a cynical tourist camp owner gives a room to Marie and Jose.
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-24-47) Gildy goes shopping for Leory’s model airplane and makes plans to play Santa at church.
CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE (12-24-39) “A Christmas Carol” starring Lionel Barrymore in his fourth appearance as Ebenezer Scrooge in this broadcast of Charles Dickens’ story. Orson Welles narrates this radio classic.
BING CROSBY SHOW (12-25-52) Guest Gary Crosby joins his father and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires in this traditional Christmas program. Lots of holiday music (including “White Christmas”) and no commercials!