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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GREAT COMIC STRIP HEROES
Originally broadcast on WNMP
Saturday, August 1, 1970
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (1940s) Isolated adventure of one of the greatest of the comic strip heroes.
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY (1930s) Isolated episode of one of America’s first space travelers.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (2-15-45) “Dick Tracy in B Flat” starring Bing Crosby as Tracy; Dinah Shore as Tess Truehart; Harry Von Zell as Old Judge Hooper; Jerry Colonna as 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 Shaky; and Cass Daley as Gravel Gertie. Presented by the Armed Forces Radio Service for U.S. military listeners around the world.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST is JOSEPH A. SARNO, authority on comics, comic books and radio heroes.
PLUS – Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia reading the funnies; Aunt Rita (Ascot) reading the Sunday comics; Stan Freberg’s “Face the Funnies”; excerpts from Lone Ranger, Mandrake the Magician and Smilin’ Jack.