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 26, 1992
YOUR HIT PARADE (12-26-42) WW II broadcast as the top tunes of the week are presented.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (12-27-42) CBS correspondents cover the news of WW II and talk about the probability of drafting three million men in 1943.
OLD TIME RADIO CHRISTMAS PARTY (12-26-92) An original holiday comedy written and directed by Ken Alexander and featuring the Those Were The Days Radio Players.
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-27-42) Leroy wants to play with the chemistry set he got for Christmas.
BEN BERNIE WAR WORKERS PROGRAM (12-22-42) Music and fun for WW II workers on the Home Front.
FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (12-22-42) A milestone broadcast. Teeney and the “kids” sing “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” for the first time.