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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REMEMBERING BEA BENADARET
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, August 24, 1996
MY FAVORITE HUSBAND (1949) Lucille Ball and Richard Denning star with Bea Benadaret, Gale Gordon and Frank Nelson. While cleaning out the desk, Liz finds some love letters.
TWELVE PLAYERS (10-6-45) “A dozen of Hollywood’s outstanding radio artists to bring you… the unusual in radio entertainment.” Among the cast: Bea Benadaret, Lurene Tuttle, Cathy Lewis, Jay Novello, Hal March, John Brown. “Checkerboard” is a series of events taking place on a block in a residential neighborhood.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-7-54) Excerpt with Jack, Rochester and Mary on the way to the doctor’s office. Bea Benadaret is the nurse, Frank Nelson is the doctor.
ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET (9-23-45) Word gets to Ozzie that the syndicate is planning to build an apartment building on the property next door. Bea Benadaret appears as Gloria, the Nelson’s maid and as Mrs. Appleby, the owner of the vacant lot.
THE WHISTLER (8-21-46) “The Broken Chain” starring Elliott Lewis and Bea Benadaret. A long-suffering husband finally decides to murder his wife.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DENNIS DAY (10-16-48) Two con men promise Dennis a commission if he can sell 100 acres of worthless Texas oil land to his girlfriend’s mother. Barbara Eiler is Mildred, Dennis’ girlfriend and Bea Benadaret is her mother.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-5-54) Excerpt from Jack Benny’s final Christmas shopping radio show. Mel Blanc is the harried clerk, Bea Benadaret is his wife.