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.
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RADIO FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, May 11, 1996
MY FAVORITE HUSBAND (1950) Lucille Ball and Richard Denning star as Liz and George Cooper. Both mothers are coming to visit the Coopers, but neither George nor Liz are excited about it.
LUX RADIO THEATRE (1-4-56) “Mother Wore Tights” starring Dan Dailey and Mitzi Gaynor in the story of a vaudeville family.
SUSPENSE (1-4-59) “Don’t Call Me Mother” starring Agnes Moorehead with Cathy Lewis and James McCallion. Young man’s mother is not very pleased when he brings a young lady home for dinner.
WHISPERING STREETS (1958) “The Distraught Mother.” Bette Davis is hostess and narrator for this daytime radio series. In this complete story, a widow of 18 months still clings to the memory of her husband in spite of the urging of her friend and her 15-year old son.
SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (11-23-42) “Bachelor Mother” starring Ann Sothern, Fred MacMurray and Charles Coburn. A sales girl unwittingly becomes guardian for an abandoned baby, causing a scandal in the department store where she works.
PLUS—We pay tribute to Don McNeill, long-time host of radio’s Breakfast Club, who died May 7, 1996 at age 88.