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 21, 1992
MR. PRESIDENT (1940s) Edward Arnold stars as the country’s chief executive who is asked to establish a national day of thanksgiving.
MEL BLANC SHOW (11-26-46) A Thanksgiving party at Mel’s Fix-it Shop is not going well.
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (11-24-47) “Us Pilgrims” featuring George Tobias and Mercedes McCambridge.
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (11-22-42) Gildy invites Judge Hooker for Thanksgiving dinner while Leroy has to portray John Alden in a school play.
THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE (11-26-42) Excerpt from the nation’s first WW II Thanksgiving service. From the White House, President Roosevelt reads his Thanksgiving Day proclamation.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-22-42) Jack takes his horse and buggy to a preview of his new film, “George Washington Slept Here.”