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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SALUTE TO BROADWAY
Originally broadcast on WNMP
Saturday, May 23, 1970
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (5-18-47) Broadcasting from New York while Jack is appearing on the stage of the Roxy Theatre. Guest is Broadway favorite Al Jolson who joins Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Rochester and Kenny Delmar. Jack and the Sportsmen sing “Give My Regards to Broadway.”
FRED ALLEN SHOW (3-23-47) Excerpt featuring Fred’s guests Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.
FIRST NIGHTER PROGRAM (3-29-44) “The Chinese Gong” written by Arch Oboler, starring Barbara Luddy and Olan Soule.
PLUS – excerpts and clips featuring George M. Cohan; song hits from Ziegfeld Follies; Fanny Brice; Helen Morgan; Oklahoma!; Walter Huston; Clayton, Jackson and Durante; and Ethel Merman.