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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VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, March 25, 1995
LUX RADIO THEATRE (9-17-51) “Sunset Boulevard” starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden in the story of a silent film actress, trying to make a comeback, who attracts a down-on-his-luck writer to work for her. The program is introduced by TWTD movie historian Bob Kolososki.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (3-25-45) CBS Correspondents around the globe report on WW II. “Washington reports that three B-29s were lost in yesterday’s low level attack on Japan’s aircraft factories… but bombing results were described as good.”
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (3-27-45) The McGees do their part for the WW II Relief Clothing Drive, but a visit from Doc Gamble causes a problem.
REPORT TO THE NATION (3-31-45) John Daly offers a variety program with a very patriotic theme. Guests include comedian Garry Moore; shipbuilder Henry J. Kaiser; folk singer Richard Dyer Bennett; and a recording by Lily Pons and Andre Kostelanetz in a USO performance before 2,000 American fighting men within range of heavy enemy artillery.
IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT (10-5-45) Moderator Tom Howard with zany panelists Harry McNaughton, Lulu McConnell and George Shelton. Sample question: “What is a window?”