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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50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 7, 1992
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-1-42) From the U.S. Marine Base at Camp Elliot, California during WW II, Jack and the gang go to the base rifle range.
PHILLIP MORRIS PROGRAM (11-3-42) Variety program with Nelson Case, Jack Smith, Una Merkle, Ray Bloch and the orchestra. Interrupted on station WEAF, New York, for latest mayoral election returns: LaGuardia vs. O’Dwyer.
FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (11-3-42) Fibber and Mayor LaTrivia go duck hunting. Gubernatorial election returns from around the country conclude this WW II program.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (11-8-42) John Daly and CBS correspondents with national and international news from WW II.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-8-42) Andy Devine drops in with a horse for Jack to use in place of the Maxwell he donated to the WW II scrap drive.
TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT (11-8-42) Excerpt. Jack Benny is a contestant going for the big $64 prize on Phil Baker’s popular quiz show.
ARMISTICE DAY CEREMONY (11-11-42) All networks cover this WW II ceremony broadcast from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Address by President Roosevelt.