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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RADIO TO GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT BY
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 29, 1997
COUPLE NEXT DOOR (12-9-58) Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce star. She asks him to go to the post office to mail a Christmas gift to a relative in Alaska.
SUSPENSE (12-17-61) “Yuletide Miracle” starring Larry Haines and Santos Ortega. A man on parole is moved by the spirit of Christmas to fulfill a dying boy’s wish.
COUPLE NEXT DOOR (12-12-58) A “practical” Christmas gifts sparks rumors of poverty.
CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (12-14-47) Edgar Bergen welcomes guest Gary Cooper. Charlie asks Cooper to play Santa Claus.
SPEAKING OF RADIO (4-19-97) Peg Lynch, writer of “Ethel and Albert” and “The Couple Next Door,” recalls her career and tells how she gets ideas and develops scripts for her programs. This conversation with Chuck Schaden was recorded at the Cincinnati Old Time Radio Convention.
COUPLE NEXT DOOR (12-23-58) Selecting a Christmas tree and decorating it.
THE WHISTLER (12-24-50) “Three Wise Guys” features John Brown in a Damon Runyon story about the recovery of loot from a factory payroll job hidden in the town of Bethlehem.