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, March 14, 1992
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (3-12-42) Bing Crosby stars with Mary Martin, Victor Borge, Jerry Lester and guests Pat O’Brien and Wingy Manone. O’Brien and Crosby have some pre-St. Patrick’s Day fun. WW II flavor throughout.
NEWS OF THE WORLD (3-13-42) WW II news from around the world via shortwave radio. “Metropolitan Opera star Ezio Pinza was taken into custody by the FBI as an enemy agent.”
HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (3-17-49) “Our Own Kind” starring Barry Fitzgerald.
G. I. JIVE #755 (1940s) G.I. Jill spins the records on the AEF Jukebox for the boys in the service during WW II.
WAR PRODUCTION DRIVE (3-17-42) Instead of Fibber McGee and Molly, Johnson’s Wax “has given this time to their government” for this special WW II program urging Americans to step up war production on the home front to help win the war –“the total war in which everyone is a soldier.”
TRIBUTE TO VIC AND SADE (1973) Part 2 of the 4-part salute.