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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THE BIG FEUD:
CHARLIE McCARTHY vs FRED ALLEN
Originally broadcast on WNMP
Saturday, June 13, 1970
CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (9-30-45) Edgar Bergen with guests Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa, Mortimer Snerd, singer Anita Gordon. Edgar and Charlie have an argument and Charlie advertises for a new ventriloquist. Fred Allen answers the ad.
FRED ALLEN SHOW (10-7-45) Fred with guests Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, plus regulars Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and the orchestra and the Allen’s Alley regulars. After a year’s absence from radio, Fred tells how he finally got back on the air: he became Charlie McCarthy’s partner after Charlie left Bergen.
FRED ALLEN SHOW (10-28-45) Guests are Bergen and McCarthy, with regulars Portland Hoffa, DeMarco Sisters, Al Goodman and the orchestra, and the Allen’s Alley gang. Later, it’s Fred against Charlie in “the biggest trial of the year.”
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (3-20-45) There wasn’t time to finish this isolated episode on last week’s program, so it is presented in its entirety this week. Bud Collyer as Superman/Clark Kent, Jackson Beck narrates. Superman rushes to the suburbs of Metropolis in response to an urgent phone call.
PLUS – Chuck’s in-studio guest is David Denwood who reports on the Metro Goldwyn Mayer auction which he attended in Hollywood a few weeks earlier.