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 5, 1994
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-6-44) WW II remote broadcast from Roosevelt Navy Base on Terminal Island, San Pedro, California. Jack recalls his 1917 enlistment in the Navy.
SPEAKING OF RADIO The Jack Benny Program (2-6-94) The premiere broadcast of the first of a four-part series produced and edited by Chuck Schaden.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-14-37) Guest is bandleader Ben Bernie. On Jack’s birthday, the cast and audience sing “Happy Birthday.”
WORLD NEWS TODAY (2-6-44) Douglas Edwards and CBS correspondents report on the news of WW II. “German elite troops have been thrown into the battle of the bridgehead below Rome today and Allied forces have fallen back two miles to adjust their line… American heavy bombers have smashed at German air fields in France for the second day in a row.”
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-13-38) Tomorrow is Jack’s birthday and he has been selected as one of the ten best-dressed men in Hollywood. Guest is actor Robert Taylor.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-19-39) Jack got a bear for his birthday last week (first reference to the bear as “Carmichael”). Lots of talk about next week’s Academy Awards.