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 Saturday, 7a.m. Central Time.
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WEST OF THE DIAL
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Sunday, September 19, 1971
GUNSMOKE (1950s) William Conrad stars as Marshall Matt Dillon. In this episode, there’s a reward out for the “killer” of Dillon.
MELODY RANCH (1954) Gene Autry stars with Pat Buttram and the Cass County Boys. Autry tells how he helped a rancher save his ranch from a crooked banker.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST is pioneer radio broadcaster and singer/orchestra leader RUDY VALLEE who speaks to us by phone from his home in California. Conversation recorded on September 9, 1971 in advance of a personal appearance in Chicago.
LONE RANGER (3-11-50) The Masked Man and his faithful Indian companion search for a man who has been seen impersonating the Lone Ranger. Brace Beemer and John Todd star.