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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SALUTE TO MEL BLANC
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, June 26th, 1976
PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (4-2-50) with Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Mel Blanc.
G.I. JOURNAL (1940s) Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Brian, Les Paul Trio.
MEL BLANC SHOW (4-29-47) with Mary Jane Croft, Joe Kearns, Han Conried, Jim Backus, the Sportsmen.
THE CISCO KID (1950s) “The Ringcon” starring Jack Mather as Cisco and Mel Blanc as Pancho.
ARE YOU A GENIUS? (1940s) Mel Blanc hosts a quiz show for servicemen tuned in to Armed Forces Radio. (15 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (4-14-46) Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Rochester, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Ronald and Benita Coleman and Mel Blanc (who appears as Jack’s violin teacher, Professor LeBlanc).
PLUS — OUR SPECIAL GUEST will be MEL BLANC chatting about his career and doing some of his most famous characterizations.