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, November 14, 1992
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-15-42) From the Naval Air Station, Terminal Island, California. WW II sketch: Mary is a welder in a defense plant while Jack is a house-husband.
CBS WORLD NEWS SPECIAL (11-11-42) On Armistice Day, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt speaks via short wave at a new club for American Merchant Seamen in Scotland during WW II.
TEXACO STAR THEATRE (11-15-42) Fred Allen and company with guest Gracie Fields. WW II broadcast with Fred talking about wartime shortages and restrictions. Plus a sketch about how American radio programs would sound in England.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (11-15-42) WW II news reports from around the world with Charles Collingwood, Bob Trout, Webley Edwards.
MY FRIEND IRMA (4-27-54) Irma’s boss has a problem: his wife wants a divorce.
HERALD-TRIBUNE FORUM (11-17-42) President Roosevelt discusses the government policy on WW II news and recaps the events of the past few weeks.
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS (11-19-42) Duke Ellington and the orchestra broadcast from Fort Dix, New Jersey during this WW II program.