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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SALUTE TO NATIONAL RADIO MONTH – Part 2
Originally broadcast on WNMP
Saturday, May 9, 1970
LIGHTS OUT (7-13-46) “The Coffin in Studio B” by Wyllis Cooper. A story within a story offering a look at the behind-the-scenes of radio broadcasting.
HARRY RICHMAN (1936) The popular radio singer-songwriter-orchestra leader on the air for Dodge automobiles.
MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE TIME (12-4-47) starring George Burns and Gracie Allen with their guest Bing Crosby, with Meredith Willson and the orchestra.
BILL STERN’S SPORTS NEWSREEL (9-14-45) The sportscaster with the 306th edition of the Colgate Sports Newsreel. His guest is Brace Beemer, the Lone Ranger.
PLUS – clips of It Pays to Be Ignorant; Lowell Thomas; Bing Crosby in 1930; and radio theme songs.