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). These TWTD Encores are selected by us and each will be available on demand, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Program selections will be changed every week on Wednesday, 9am Central Time. If you're a subscriber to this website, we'll keep you posted. (See our Home Page to subscribe, free.) Thanks for listening.
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GOOD-BYE WMAQ, CHICAGO
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, October 7, 2000
After 78 years, Chicago’s pioneering radio station signed off August 1, 2000 leaving a rich legacy that includes these programs and personalities:
CHEZ SHOW (5-15-52) Excerpt. Jack Eigan, broadcasting from Chicago’s world-famous Chez Paree night club.
NEWS ON THE SPOT (3-22-56) Len O’Connor reports on additional Chicago police patrols for the city.
JUDITH WALLER (3-6-48) An interviewer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa talks with Judith Waller, the first station manager of WMAQ, who tells about the early days of the station.
11:60 CLUB (10-13-48) Excerpt. Dave Garroway plays recorded music and offers low-key comments to listeners who tune in at midnight.
JIM HURLBUT (9-27-49) Newsman Hurlbut, a reporter-at-large, presents local and national news.
ARBOGAST (11-1-51) Bob Arbogast and his pal Pete Robinson present a late-night comedy, satire and recorded music show, including a spoof of radio amateur hours.
NIGHT DESK (7-6-55) Caren Walsh, City Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, presides over this “on-the-spot summary of the local news plus direct and transcribed reports by short wave and telephone of late-breaking news just as it happens.”