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 2, 1971
SUSPENSE (12-28-58) “The 32nd of December” starring Frank Lovejoy with Barney Phillips and Joan Banks. On New Year’s Eve a man pawns his wife’s wedding ring to pay off a gambling debt, but instead he buys a most unusual timepiece.
TOWN HALL TONIGHT (5-25-38) Fred Allen stars with Portland Hoffa, the Merry Macs, and the Town Hall Quartet. The Mighty Allen Art Players present “Who Stole the Favorite?” or “One Long Pan Had his Hands Tied, Still he was Feeling his Oats.”
MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER (1-5-47) “New Year’s Nightmare.” After a New Year’s Eve of drinking, a man is hit by a car. When he regains consciousness, he discovers a whole year is missing from his life and he is married to a woman he doesn’t know or love.
GUEST STAR (6-15-47) Fibber McGee and Molly appear for U.S. Savings Bonds. Fibber’s latest get-rich-quick scheme is to buy a can of soup, then return it for “double his money” back.