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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RADIO SOUNDS OF WW II AT HOME
Originally broadcast on WNMP
Saturday, May 30, 1970
DINAH SHORE SHOW (1-15-43) Armed Forces Radio rebroadcast for servicemen with Dinah, Gordon Jenkins and the orchestra and announcer Truman Bradley. Program is dedicated “to the fellas in the service… selected by the girls back home.”
HITLER’S MOCK BIRTHDAY PARTY (4-20-42) The Treasury Department turns Herr Hitler’s 54th birthday into an occasion to sell United States War Bonds at a rally in Times Square, New York.
BOB HOPE SHOW (1945) Bob entertains the troops from the deck of the Battleship South Dakota in San Francisco Harbor.
USO SATURDAY MATINEE (1942) Glenn Miller and the orchestra broadcasting from, the Café Rouge of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. Featured are Tex Beneke, the Modernaires, Ray Eberly and Marian Hutton.
PLUS – clips featuring Abbott and Costello and Irving Berlin.