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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RADIO TO PLAN YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST BY
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, November 28, 1970
SUSPENSE (12-23-48) “Back for Christmas” starring Herbert Marshall as a botany professor who hopes for a merry holiday after he murders his nagging wife.
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-5-39) Jim and Marian Jordan star with Harold Peary as Gildersleeve who offers Fibber and Molly a job in the Bon Ton Department Store adjustment department during the Christmas shopping season.
BOSTON BLACKIE (1940s) “The Stolen Rings.” Dick Kollmer as Blackie who plays Santa to investigate a case of stolen diamond rings.
CHRISTMAS COMMAND PERFORMANCE (12-25-44) Excerpt of an all-star holiday variety show for members of the armed forces during WW II. Bob Hope presents Xavier Cugat and the orchestra, Jimmy Durante, Jack Benny and Fred Allen.
A VISIT TO A DOLL FACTORY (1938) Just 14 shopping days before Christmas the Special Features Division of the Mutual Broadcasting System takes listeners to the Ideal Toy Company in Long Island for a guided tour.