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 9, 1992
TEXACO STAR THEATRE (5-10-42) Fred Allen welcomes guest Marlene Dietrich. The “March of Trivia” talks about WW II sugar rationing and Fred and Portland Hoffa discuss car pooling.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE #12 (5-4-42) Actress Betty Grable hosts this shortwave broadcast from the U.S.A. to our fighting men around the world during WW II. Guests include Judy Canova, Robert Benchley, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Mary Martin, Harry James and the orchestra.
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (5-12-42) Fibber is sure a foreign spy is following him, taking pictures with a hidden camera. WW II theme.
G.I. JIVE #897 (1940s) Jill spins the platters during this WW II program for military listeners.
THE HOME FRONT (1982) Part 6 of this 8-part WW II documentary. “G. I. Joe – 1943.”