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, July 30, 1994
LUX RADIO THEATRE (5-27-46) “Music for Millions”: starring Jimmy Durante, Margaret O’Brien, Frances Gifford and Jose Iturbi in a radio version of the 1944 film. A woman waits word from her husband who is overseas during World War II.
WORDS AT WAR (7-11-44) “Captain Retread,” based upon the book by Gerald Holland, is about an officer from the first world war, again in uniform during WW II.
SPEAKING OF RADIO The Jack Benny Program (7-30-94) Part 6 in the 12-part audio documentary culled from Chuck Schaden’s conversation with performers, writers and others associated with Jack Benny’s radio shows and laced with clips from Jack’s radio broadcasts. Jack Benny recalls the Benny-Allen feud. Jack’s life story in music; Allen’s tribute to Benny; Allen and Benny in vaudeville.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (7-30-44) Douglas Edwards and CBS correspondents with WW II reports. “The Russians are closing in on Warsaw and the city’s suburbs already are under artillery fire. Hitler has ordered Warsaw’s garrison to hold out at all costs.”
ONE MAN’S FAMILY (1-8-51) Book 82, Chapter 8.
ONE MAN’S FAMILY (1-11-51) Book 82, Chapter 9.