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.
Be sure to visit our Archives of TWTD Encores. If you're a subscriber to this website, we'll keep you posted. (See our Home Page to subscribe, free.) Thanks for listening.
VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, July 20, 1996
JIMMY DURANTE SHOW (4-7-48) The Schnozzola is joined by Peggy Lee, Alan Reed and guest Dorothy Lamour. Jimmy wants Dorothy to run for president of the United States.
SUSPENSE (12-7-50) “After the Movies” starring Ray Milland with Cathy Lewis and William Conrad. A juror finds a large sum of money attached to a note asking for a hung jury.
ONE MAN’S FAMILY (5-4-51) Book 85, Chapter 10: “Joan cancels a date.”
ONE MAN’S FAMILY (5—7-51) Book 85, Chapter 11: “The boy in the case.”
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (1-18-50) Harold Peary stars as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, who needs an excuse to get his nurse-girlfriend over for dinner.
HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (6-10-48) “The Devil and Daniel Webster” starring Alan Reed and John McIntire. A luckless farmer bargains his soul away to the devil for seven years of prosperity.
PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1987) Lesson 7: Growing Pains, showing how advertisers, who had not warmed to the small, individual groups of radio listeners scattered around the country, found new interest in the medium when networks made available audiences that stretches from coast to coast. With the emergence of networks, the struggling radio industry began to prosper.
NOTE: Ken Alexander subs for Chuck Schaden on this program.