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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VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 2, 1996
IMAGINATION THEATRE (3-24-96) “A double feature movie for your mind.” This is a modern-day radio series which will be heard from time to time on Those Were The Days. 1. “Blind Flight” – a desperate struggle to help a blind girl land a plane after her father collapses at the controls. 2. “Coots” – a conniving con artist targets an old man who still has a few unexpected tricks up his own sleeve.
PASSING PARADE (10-11-36) John Nesbitt presents stories about former Olympic swimmer Helene Madison; the Ponselle Sisters; the “poisoning” DeMedici family; counterfeiter William Harris.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW (1944) Bud and Lou with guest Peter Lorre. A health cure for Costello finds him admitted to Peter Lorre’s sanitarium.
SUSPENSE (8-30-45) “Nobody Loves Me” starring Peter Lorre in an outstanding performance as a man who confesses to kidnapping – and more.
ROY ROGERS SHOW (9-19-48) The King of the Cowboy stars with Dale Evans, Gabby Hayes and the Riders of the Purple Sage. Gabby tells the story of “Ghost Town Men.”
PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1986) Lesson 14: Entertainment Tonight tracing the growth of the variety show, whose beginnings paralleled that of radio comedy. Through its golden years in the 1940s, the variety show was the magnet which drew to radio headliners from other fields of entertainment.