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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VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, September 14, 1996
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (5-13-44) Harold Peary stars as Gildersleeve. Judge Hooker and Gildy have opposing views on the subject of juvenile delinquency.
BULLDOG DRUMMOND (1-17-47) “Case of the Atomic Murders” stars Ned Wever as Drummond, with Luis Van Rooten and Mercedes McCambridge.
BILLIE BURKE SHOW (8-3-46) Billie wants to raise money for a children’s playground. Cast includes Lillian Randolph and Earle Ross.
FIRST NIGHTER (3-11-48) “There’s Something in the Air” starring Olan Soule and Barbara Luddy with Parley Baer and Verna Felton.
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT (1946) “The Creeper,” a classic story of murder and suspense. A madman murders women, then scrawls notes on his victim’s walls, ”Catch me before I kill again.”
PLEASE STAND BY – a History of Radio (1986) Lesson 12: The Gang’s All Here reviews another form of radio comedy which might be compared to the legitimate theatre’s stock company, in which a leading character is surrounded by the same group of actors and actresses from week to week in different situations.
NOTE: Ken Alexander subs for Chuck Schaden on this program.