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, June 25, 1994
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES (10-18-47) Ralph Edwards in radio’s top audience participation program. Contestants from the studio audience go thru their paces.
FIRESIDE CHAT (6-12-44) President Roosevelt launches the Fifth War Loan Drive, just a week after the WW II D-Day invasion. “We must continue to forge the weapons of victory.”
BOB AND RAY (8-21-50) Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding with comedy and satire. “The Loves of Linda Lovely,” a spoof of soup commercials and a discussion of the origin of the hamburger.
WORDS AT WAR (6-13-44) Special abbreviated version of the WW II program, part of NBC’s 24-hour drive for war bonds. A dramatization of stories from Ernie Pyle’s book “Here’s Your War.”
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (6-4-44) Jack opens this (pre-D-Day) broadcast with a serious WW II message about gas rationing and the Black Market. It’s the last show of the season and lots of talk about what the gang will be doing the summer.
OUR MISS BROOKS (1-8-50) Eve Arden stars in another merry mix-up as student Walter Denton writes an editorial about the Board of Education.
NOTE: KEN ALEXANDER substitutes for Chuck Schaden on this broadcast.