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, August 19, 1995
NOTE: At about 22 minutes into this TWTD broadcast, a power problem took station WNIB off the air for approximately 35 minutes. The program continued from the remote studio in the Museum of Broadcast Communications, but over-the-air listeners had to wait while the problem was solved.
ONE MAN’S FAMILY (4-6-51) Book 84, Chapter 15. “Father Barbour’s big surprise.”
ONE MAN’S FAMILY (4-9-51) Book 84, Chapter 16. “A farewell party.”
FLYWHEEL, SHYSTER AND FLYWHEEL (1994) Program number 13 in a new series of re-enactments of the 1932 Marx Brothers radio show.
WEDNESDAYS WITH YOU (8-15-45) Excerpt from the summer replacement program for Eddie Cantor with Harry Von Zell, Nora Martin, Fred Martelli and Leonard Suess. Following the official news of Japan’s surrender, this program offers a special salute to the end of World War II.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (8-19-45) WW II news. “President Trumann is leading the nation in giving thanks for the victory, while Americans all over the country observe a Day of Prayer, each according to his custom. Special services were conducted in the East room of the White House by the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Army and Navy. And the congregation of 200 military, government and Congressional leaders prayed for wisdom and strength with which to face the hard tasks of peace.”
CHASE AND SANBORN PROGRAM (8-19-45) In this summer replacement program for Charlie McCarthy, Frances Langford and Tony Romany reflect on WW II entertainment shows for the troops and offer comments about the peaceful future. Music provided by Spike Jones, but there’s no comedy songs on this broadcast.
ESCAPE (3-29-53) “The Invader.” A high school science teacher makes contact with space aliens who are coming to destroy the Earth and the human race.
ONE MAN’S FAMILY (4-10-51) Book 84, Chapter 17. “A report from Pinky.”