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 21, 1995
ORIGINAL AMATEUR HOUR (7-27-39) Major Edward Bowes spins the wheel of fortune as amateurs from all parts of the country take their turn in the spotlight of fame. Aspiring entertainers include a classical bass singer, a boy soprano, and Irish step-dancer, a whistler, and a cowboy band.
THE AFRS STORY (1950) The story of Armed Forces Radio Service from its birth in World War II to the present (1950). Features audio clips of programs and personalities, including Dinah Shore, Claire Trevor, Knox Manning, Forrest Tucker, Bill Foreman, Art Ballinger.
SPEAKING OF RADIO (5-19-94) MARTIN HALPERIN, former broadcast engineer and technician with the Armed Forces Radio Service describes how many of the stateside broadcasts as well as special programs were presented to military listeners around the world during World War II and after. Conversation recorded in Hollywood, California.
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (1-16-45) Fibber is upset that the barber charges six bits for a shampoo, so he decides to do the job himself at home.
WORDS AT WAR (1-23-45) “Story of a Secret State,” an eye-witness account of the Polish Underground just before the start of WW II.