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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GENIUS AT WORK ON RADIO
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, June 19, 1971
THIRD MAN (1950s) Orson Welles stars as Harry Lime in “Greek Meets Greek.” Lime is quarantined with a case of the measles when a woman enters his room with a story of murder.
14 AUGUST: A MESSAGE FOR THE DAY OF VICTORY (8-14-45) Orson Wells speaks Norman Corwin’s words on the last day of World War II.
THE SHADOW (1938) “The Firebug” starring Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston/Shadow. A series of tenement fires have resulted in many deaths. The city is being terrorized and the police are baffled. The Shadow steps in and investigates.
BILL STERN’S SPORTS NEWSREEL (1946) The famed sportscaster and storyteller welcomes guest Orson Welles.
SUSPENSE (4-13-44) “The Marvelous Barrastro” starring Orson Welles with Hans Conried. Welles plays a dual role in this story about the “second greatest magician” who tells his strange story to Suspense producer William Spear.