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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RADIO’S THEME SONGS
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, September 13, 1997
Tune in to the signature music of radio: the theme songs which introduced so many of our favorite programs during the Golden Age.
We’ll not only hear a great many of the familiar theme songs from such programs as The Lone Ranger, The Goldbergs, Escape, The Shadow, Mercury Theatre, I Love A Mystery, Mr. Keen and Lorenzo Jones, but we’ll listen to the original music from whence they came.
In addition to many sound clips and excerpts from vintage shows, we’ll hear complete broadcasts of:
GREEN HORNET (10-31-39) a gang of thugs terrorizes parking lots and sells “protection” to lot owners. The Green Hornet theme is from “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsakov. MBS.
PHILIP MORRIS PLAYHOUSE (5-6-49) “Murder Needs an Artist” starring Vincent Price. Philip Morris used the “On The Trail” section of Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite” as a theme for its various programs. CBS.
FBI IN PEACE AND WAR (6-10-53) “The Traveling Man” featuring Rosemary Rice and Bob Readick. Prokofiev’s “The Love For Three Oranges” was the music for this show’s famous theme. CBS.