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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Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, March 20, 1971
Tuning in to the Thursday shows:
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (1943) Excerpt. Bing, just back from entertaining the troops overseas, is in New York while the rest of the cast is in Hollywood. Guests are George Murphy, Spike Jones and his City Slickers, plus Marilyn Maxwell and a surprise visit from Bob Hope.
BURNS AND ALLEN (3-21-44) Guest is Rita Hayworth (Mrs. Orson Welles). Orson is out of town and Rita is afraid to spend the night alone, so George and Gracie decide to keep her company. Gracie discovers George is not a genius like Orson.
EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (1-30-47) It’s Eddie’s 55th birthday and he decides to buy a radio station. Guests Jack Benny, Ralph Edwards and Peter Lind Hayes join regulars Harry Von Zell, Margaret Whiting and Cookie Fairchild and the orchestra.
CASEY, CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER (9-19-46) “The Duke of Skid Row” starring Staats Cotsworth as Casey. A clean, but shabbily dressed man who lives in a dollar-a-night hotel suddenly has a lot of money.
VIC AND SADE (1940) Uncle Fletcher is helping his landlady with her wedding plans. He has to pick out a ring and wants Sade to help.