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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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SHOW
Originally Broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 23, 1996
ALDRICH FAMILY (11-25-48) While Central High students are planning activities for the annual Thanksgiving dance, Henry suggests a “Turkey Run.”
MARK TRAIL (11-20-50) “…thrilling adventure in the great outdoors!” Matt Crowley stars as Mark Trail. Jackson Beck narrates. Just before Thanksgiving, turkey ranch owner Jim Pilgrim discovers that his flock has been poisoned.
LET GEORGE DO IT (11-20-50) “Cause for Thanksgiving” starring Bob Bailey as private eye George Valentine, with Virginia Gregg as Brooksie. On Thanksgiving Day a ten-year-old boy is so scared that he can’t –or won’t– talk.
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (11-16-41) Gildy and his family invite some servicemen to share Thanksgiving dinner.
WE THE PEOPLE (11-23-48) Host for this Thanksgiving week broadcast is author Dale Carnegie. Featured are actress Lili Palmer; author Betty MacDonald, balladeer Burl Ives; and the St. Thomas Church Choir.
PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1986) Lesson 16: A Dramatic Production discusses radio drama which brought pleasure and escape to America at a time when it was desperately needed: during the Great Depression. The dramas were reflections of life in various strata throughout the world, and were educational as well as entertaining.