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, 6 a.m. Central Time.
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HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO:
GENERAL IKE COMES HOME!
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, June 17, 1995
GEN. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (6-18-45) Ike arrives in the United States for the first time since victory in Europe. The Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe speaks before a joint session of Congress, expressing thanks to the courageous American soldiers, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He tells how America and its allies played their parts in Victory.
NEWS (6-19-45) Mutual’s Hanry Gladstone with the latest WW II news from the Pacific Front and around the world.
EISENHOWER PARADE (6-19-45) 11 a.m. Eastern War Time. From 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, newsman Hugh Sanders describes the parade in honor of Gen. Eisenhower.
GEN.DWIGHT D.EISENHOWER (6-19-45) 12 Noon, EWT. Mutual reporters on the spot at New York’s City Hall describe the scene and the arrival of Ike as Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia makes the General an Honorary Citizen of New York.
EISENHOWER PARADE (6-19-45) 1:20 p.m. EWT. From the marquee of the Hotel Astor comes this report on Ike’s arrival in Times Square following his reception at City hall. Ike waves to the screaming crowd!
GEN. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (6-22-45) A hometown salute to the victorious leader of the Allied Forces in Europe as Ike comes home to Abilene, Kansas where he talks about his boyhood, his family and his hometown.
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (5-29-45) Fibber borrows Mrs. Carstairs’ lawnmower.