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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VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, January 14, 1995
WORDS AT WAR (1-9-45) “Borrowed Night” is the WW II story of an Alsatian soldier who escapes from the German army by malingering.
SPEAKING OF RADIO (1-14-95) The Jack Benny Program. Conclusion of the 12-part series features clips from the Benny shows plus comments by Don Wilson, George Balzer, Dennis Day, Jack Benny and Joan Benny.
LUX RADIO THEATRE (1-15-45) “The Master Race” is a radio adaptation of the 1944 film. After D-Day in WW II, Nazi collaborators of a crumbling Third Reich devise a plan to go into hiding while the Allies sweep into Germany with hope to regroup later the bring back a new and stronger Master Race. This program is introduced by TWTD film historian Bob Kolososki.
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (1-9-45) Fibber brings home mushrooms and invites all his friends over for a tasty steak and mushroom dinner.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (1-14-45) WW II news reports: “Allied armies are hammering the German salient in Belgium from three directions today and the Third American Armored Division has cut the Nazi’s last escape road. In the Pacific… on Luzon, the Americans are twenty miles inland and looking for a battle with the Japs.”