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, 9a.m. Central Time.
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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 24, 1994
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (12-24-44) As WW II continues, Armed Forces Radio broadcasts its third Christmas special, a two-hour extravaganza with an outstanding cast of stars from stage, screen and radio: Bob Hope, Xavier Cugat and the orchestra, Jerry Colonna, Virginia O’Brien, Spike Jones and his City Slickers, Ginny Simms, Jimmy Durante, Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Kay Kyser, Frances Langford, Dorothy Lamour, Johnny Mercer, Danny Kaye, W. C. Fields, Judy Garland, Spencer Tracy and Lee J. Cobb.
MAYOR OF THE TOWN (12-23-44) Lionel Barrymore stars for the ninth time as Ebenezer Scrooge in the annual presentation of the classic Charles Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol”, pre-empting his usual family comedy program.
FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (12-19-44) McGee snoops for Christmas gifts in the hall closet. Teeney and the kids sing “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”