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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RADIO TO ADDRESS CHRISTMAS CARDS BY
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, December 5, 1970
COUPLE NEXT DOOR (1940s) Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as Ethel and Albert in an isolated holiday episode.
THE CINNAMON BEAR (1938) Episodes 1 and 26, plus four more selected chapters in between (episodes 6, 11, 16, 21) of the beloved and much-remembered Christmastime radio serial. Chuck Schaden recaps the story between episodes.
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES (12-20-47) Ralph Edwards presents a special Christmas edition of the audience participation stunt show. After a silly consequence spot, Ralph takes listeners to Long Beach California Veterans Hospital to surprise Hubert Smith, a paralyzed veteran, with a “This is Your Life”–salute from family and friends.