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’S FOURTH ESTATE
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, January 9, 1971
THE BIG STORY (3-19-52) From the pages of the Helena, Montana Independent Record, it’s Allan Copperswaith’s story of a reporter who gambled his own life to avenge a murder. Cast includes Bill Lipton and Joe DeSantis.
VOICE OF BROADWAY (1-18-45) Broadway columnist Dorothy Kilgallen offers show business gossip. Her guest is Bob Hope.
FULTON LEWIS, JR. (1-25-39) “America’s ace reporter on the national scene” with news and commentary.
ALAN YOUNG SHOW (1940s) Excerpt. Alan tries to get a job as a newspaper reporter. Cast includes Kenny Delmar, Ed Begley and Jack Kirkwood.
WENDY WARREN AND THE NEWS (1950) Isolated episode of an unusual soap opera. Wendy actually delivers current women’s news at the beginning of the program and CBS newsman Douglas Edwards presents the hard news of the day. Then the “sudsy” dramatic portion of the program follows.
MURDER, INCORPORATED — Commercial recording. Columnist Walter Winchell narrates the story of how he helped apprehend Public Enemy Number 1, Louis “The Lep” Buchalter and was instrumental in delivering the mobster to J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI.
SPORTS NEWSREEL (6-4-48) Sportscaster Bill Stern in the 451st edition of the Newsreel, from Chicago. He interviews America’s most famous athlete Jim Thorp and relates sports vignettes about the Chicago fire and the Black Sox scandal.