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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Those Were The Days
THANKSGIVING DAY SPECIAL
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Thursday, November 25, 1971
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-30-52) It’s Thanksgiving Day at Mary’s house and everyone is waiting for Jack to arrive. When he finally gets there, he insists that the Pilgrims landed at Cape Cod.
PHILCO RADIO TIME (11-27-46) Bing Crosby with guests Judy Garland and the Les Paul Trio in a Thanksgiving-themed program.
MEL BLANC SHOW (11-26-46) Mel prepares a salami for Thanksgiving because he gave the turkey to the Orphan’s Home.
CINNAMON BEAR (1937) Chapter 5 in the classic Christmastime radio serial.
CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (11-18-45) Excerpt. In honor of Thanksgiving, Edgar Bergen, Charlie and guest Margaret O’Brien present “The Courtship of Miles Standish” with Charlie as John Alden, Edgar as Miles Standish and Margaret as Pricilla.