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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SALUTE TO JIMMY DURANTE
AN ALL-AMERICAN ENTERTAINER
Originally broadcast on WNMP
Saturday, July 4, 1970
LEGEND OF JIMMY DURANTE (1950s) Walter Winchell narrates a documentary on the show biz life of the great entertainer.
COMEDY CARAVAN (1944) Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore star with singer Georgia Gibbs and Roy Bargy and the orchestra. “Durante, the Patron of the Arts.”
COMEDY CARAVAN (1944) Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore star. The Schnozolla, in the midst of his presidential campaign, sings “If Washington Needs Me, I’ll Answer the Call.” Georgia Gibbs, Ray Bargy and the orchestra.
PLUS – clips from Jimmy’s radio and TV shows with guests Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, Ethel Barrymore, Clayton, Jackson and Durante, Bing Crosby, Helen Traubel, Bob Hope, and Eddie Cantor.