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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NATIONAL RADIO MONTH Part 5
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, May 29, 1971
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (2-15-45) “Dick Tracy in B Flat” or “For Goodness Sakes, Isn’t He Ever Going to Marry Tess Trueheart?” It’s the “first comic strip operetta” starring Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Jerry Colonna, Bob Hope, Frank Morgan, Jimmy Durante, Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and Cass Daley.
MA PERKINS RE-CREATION (5-29-71) A live-in-our-studio re-enactment of an original “Ma Perkins” radio script starring a number of Chicago radio and television personalities: Rita Ascot Boyd, Viola Berwick, Johnny Coons, Phil Bowman and Bob Kennedy.
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT (1940s) “The Man with the Black Beard” starring Mercedes McCambridge. A woman has recurring dreams that a man with a black beard is trying to kill her.
CLUB 15 (1940s) Music and humor with Bob Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Margaret Whiting, the Pied Pipers and Jerry Gray and the orchestra.