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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HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH GOOD OLD RADIO
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, January 1, 1972
NOTE: Today’s program is expanded to six hours.
MEL BLANC SHOW (12-31-46) Betty’s dad wants to be elected Zebra of the Year and insists that Mel help get votes for him. Mel stars in a New Year’s Eve pageant he wrote and produced.
PHILCO RADIO TIME (1-1-47) Bing Crosby stars on this New Year’s Day program with guest Joe Frisco, “the man who refused to let vaudeville die.”
MILTON BERLE SHOW (12-30-47) Milton offers a “Salute to New Year’s” with a recap of the year 1947 and how he stayed at home last New Year’s Eve.
KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (1-3-45) Kay Kyser’s fun-filled musical show with lots of songs and comedy provided by Ish Kabibble, Sully Mason, Fergie Froghammer and the Town Criers.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST is actress GINGER ROGERS who recalls her motion picture career in a conversation with Chuck Schaden recorded December 9, 1971 while she was in Chicago on a promotional tour.
LUX RADIO THEATRE (1-29-45) “Lady in the Dark” starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland. A fantasy about a successful career woman undergoing psychoanalysis.
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-31-40) Fibber finds a wrist watch and advertises for its owner.