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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BEHIND THE FLICKERING GREEN EYE
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, June 26, 1971
GUNSMOKE (1950s) William Conrad stars as Marshall Matt Dillon with Parley Baer as Chester, whose father comes to town looking for “my son, the marshal of Dodge City.”
OUR SPECIAL GUEST is comedian DANNY THOMAS in an interview recorded at Chicago’s Mill Run Theatre on April 26, 1971.
JOAN DAVIS SHOW (1940s) Guest is Danny Thomas. Joan wants to embark upon a new career for herself and, feeling that “clothes make the career,” she takes her wardrobe to “tailor” Danny Thomas.
STORY OF DR, KILDARE (1949) Lew Ayers stars as Dr. Kildare with Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie and Gale Gordon as Dr. Carou. At Blair General Hospital, Carou presents Kildare and Gillespie with a problem: his wife is too fat and must lose 20 pounds so she can dance in a show to benefit the hospital’s proposed new polio wing.
SUSPENSE (3-30-58) “The Sisters” starring Frances Farmer and Cathy Lewis. Two weird sisters live alone and one buys a casket for the other.