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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CELEBRATING THE 61ST ANNIVERSARY
OF JACK’S BENNY’S 39TH BIRTHDAY
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, February 26, 1994
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-27-44) In a remote broadcast from the Hollywood Canteen for an audience of WW II servicemen on leave, Jack and the gang welcome guests Larry Adler and Eddie Cantor. Jack is planning a tour of military bases.
SPEAKING OF RADIO The Jack Benny Program (2-26-94) Conclusion of the original four-part series (which was later expanded to become a 12-part series).
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-27-49) Guest is actor Claude Raines, who is to be Jack’s co-star in the Ford Theatre production of “The Horn Blows at Midnight.” Raines tries to get Jack to change his mind about appearing in the radio play.
FORD THEATRE (3-4-49) “The Horn Blows at Midnight” starring Jack Benny and Claude Raines with Hans Conried, Mercedes McCambridge, Anne Whitfield, Jeanette Nolan, Jane Morgan, Joseph Kearns and Herb Vigran. Jack repeats his screen role in this radio version of his infamous 1945 movie comedy about an angel sent to Earth to destroy it.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-13-55) A party is being planned to celebrate Jack’s birthday. Mary suggests arranging the 39 candles in the shape of a question mark!