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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SUMMER FESTIVAL OF RADIO—Part 3
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, August 21st, 1976
ARBOGAST (11-2-51) Bob Arbogast and his sidekick Pete Robinson in comedy and music from Chicago.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (2-15-45) “Dick Tracy in B-Flat” or “For Goodness Sake, Isn’t He Ever Going to Marry Tess Truehart?” An all-star cast presents a comic strip opera and features Bing Crosby as Dick Tracy, Dinah Shore as Tess Truehart, Harry Von Zell as Old Judge Hooper, Jerry Colonna as the Police Chief, Bob Hope as Flattop, Frank Morgan as Vitamin Flintheart, Jimmy Durante as The Mole, Judy Garland as Snowflake, the Andrews Sisters as the Summer Sisters, Frank Sinatra as Shakey and Cass Daley as Gravel Girtie. (55 min)
BIG TOWN (9-23-42) “Escape From Paris” starring Edward G. Robinson as Steve Wilson and Ona Munson as Lorelei Kilbourne, both of the Illustrated Press.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (7-30-49) An excursion in Modern Music as Charlie Barnett and Woody Herman square off in a music competition and Stan Kenton acts as referee. (45 min)
EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (1-9-46) Guest is Ed Sullivan, with Bert Gordon, the Mad Russian.