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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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SHOW
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 19, 1977
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-29-53) Jack, Rochester, Mary Livingstone, Bob Crosby, Don Wilson, the Sportsmen, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc, Artie Auerbach. Thanksgiving at the Benny house. Lucky Strike Cigarettes. (12:10; 8:25; 9:40)
ELGIN THANKSGIVING SHOW (11-25-48) An excerpt of the annual two-hour show presented by the Elgin Watch Company. Dean Martin, Vera Vague, Jerry Lewis. (13:30)
THE LIFE OF RILEY (1940s) Riley invites the Gillises (and their turkey) for Thanksgiving dinner. William Bendix, John Brown, Alan Reed. (11:45; 13:10)
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (11-24-47) George Tobias, Mercedes McCambridge and Ralph Bell star in “Us Pilgrims,” a story of an immigrant’s idea of a first Thanksgiving. Dupont. (14:15; 13:25)
DURANTE AND MOORE SHOW (11-22-46) The nose and the haircut present a Thanks-giving Opera with Jimmy as Miles Standish and Garry as John Alden. Rexall. (11:20; 10:00; 8:05)
BING CROSBY SHOW (11-24-54) Bing recalls his Thanksgiving memories. (7:45; 7:05)
MILTON BERLE SHOW (11-25-47) “Salute to Thanksgiving” with Jack Albertson, Pert Kelton, Dick Varney, Frank Gallop. Phillip Morris Cigarettes. (10:30; 10:45; 8:50)