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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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 19, 1994
THANKSGIVING SHOW (1944) Actor Lionel Barrymore hosts this special holiday broadcast for military audiences during WW II. The talent line-up includes singers Dinah Shore and John Charles Thomas; Harry Von Zell; Fanny Brice and Hanley Stafford as Baby Snooks and Daddy, Wally Brown; Frank Morgan.
THE HOME FRONT (1982) Part 6: G. I. JOE –1943.
FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (11-21-44) Fibber’s broken rib precludes him from doing any work around the house.
THANK YOU AMERICA (11-23-44) An unusual Thanksgiving Day broadcast from WW II featuring singer Rudy Vallee and world-famous Armenian restaurateur George Mardigian in a plea for support of the Sixth War Loan. “Let’s talk turkey to Japan…”
SPEAKING OF RADIO The Jack Benny Program (11-19-94) Part 10 in the 12-part audio documentary. In this segment: The Don Wilson Story; Don introduces Jack to the Sportsmen; Don’s 30th anniversary in radio; Jack’s vault and secrecy pledge; Jack introduces Joe Kearns; Jack’s Vault; Virus X. Comments by Don Wilson and George Balzer.
LIFE OF RILEY (11-19-44) William Bendix as Riley who sets out to shoot a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.