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 30, 1996
HALLMARK HALL OF FAME (12-20-54) “A Christmas Carol.” As a tribute to actor Lionel Barrymore, who died this year, the Hall of Fame presents a transcription of his last broadcast (from 1953) in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Charles Dickens classic. Host is Edward Arnold.
CHRISTMAS SEAL CAMPAIGN SHOW (1948) Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore try to convince Garry’s cousin that there is a Santa Claus.
GRAND OLE OPRY (1960) It’s the Opry’s 21st annual network Christmas show with George Morgan, Chet Atkins, Minnie Pearl, Archie Campbell, Grandpa Jones and the Jordanaires, broadcasting holiday cheer from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
DAMON RUNYON THEATRE (1949) “Palm Beach Santa Claus” starring John Brown as “Broadway” who tells the story of how a fat friend was recruited to play Santa for a Palm Beach socialite.
ARCHIE ANDREWS (12-13-47) A Christmas shopping mix-up doesn’t get any better at Stacy’s Department Store when the floorwalker accuses Archie and his father of shoplifting.
PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1986) Lesson 17: Panic! Reviews Orson Welles’ infamous “War of the Worlds” broadcast and its aftermath.