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 Saturday, 7a.m. Central Time.
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SPOTLIGHT ON BING CROSBY
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, February 6, 1971
BING CROSBY (1931) Bing’s first radio appearance, delayed because of a severe attack of laryngitis. Harry Von Zell introduces this excerpt from Bing’s first 15 minute broadcast as an “exclusive Columbia artist.”
PHILCO RADIO TIME (2-19-47) Bing Crosby stars with John Scott Trotter and the orchestra and announcer Ken Carpenter. Guests are Judy Garland, director Leo McCarey and vaudevillian William Frawley.
SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (10-14-48) “Welcome Stranger” starring Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald and Mona Freeman in the story about a young, carefree doctor who fills in for an older, vacationing physician in a small town.
SALUTE TO BING CROSBY (1-9-51) On the occasion of Bing’s 20th anniversary in show business, Art Linkletter hosts an all-star CBS program in honor of The Groaner. Guests include Amos ‘n’ Andy, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Judy Garland and Bob Hope.
BING CROSBY ENTERTAINS (1934) An early Crosby program from Hollywood. Bing sings “Blame It on My Youth,” “Easy to Remember” and “Lullaby of Broadway.”