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, May 7, 1994
LIFE OF RILEY (5-8-48) William Bendix stars as Chester A. Riley who fixes breakfast in bed for his wife Peg on Mother’s Day. Peg gives Riley a Mother’s Day gift.
WINGS TO VICTORY (4-15-43) Drama of American heroism based on WW II combat reports from the fighting front. A light-hearted, but propaganda-filled story about the 819th Air Fighter Squadron in North Africa features Howard Duff as a sensitive pilot in a war zone.
SKELLY NEWS (5-13-44) Louis Roen with WW II news: “On the Russian Front, the Red Army has opened a new, major offensive… Overcoming strong German defenses the Russians broke through a 20-mile wide front, scoring advances up to 10 miles in depth and capturing 30 towns and villages.”
SPEAKING OF RADIO The Jack Benny Program (5-7-94) Part 5 in the 12-part audio documentary culled from Chuck Schaden’s conversations with performers, writers and others associated with Jack Benny’s radio shows and laced with clips from Jack’s broadcasts.
MYSTERY IN THE AIR (8-28-47) “Beyond Good and Evil” starring Peter Lorre and Peggy Weber. An escaped convict masquerades as a clergyman after terrorizing a real cleric.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (5-14-44) WW II news reports: “Observers on the English Channel coast report that two waves of Allied planes have flown out over the direction of Northern France.”
WORDS AT WAR (5-16-44) “Lifeline,” the story of the U. S. Merchant Marines. An interesting attempt to improve the image of the Merchant Marines in WW II.