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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RADIO’S BIG BAND ERA
Originally broadcast on WLTD
(Call letters changed from WNMP)
Sunday, November 8, 1970
GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (1940s) Remote broadcast from the Café Rouge of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, with Ray Eberly, Marian Hutton and Tex Beneke. Selections include “I Want to Be Happy” and “Tiger Rag.”
OUR SPECIAL GUEST is band leader FREDDY MARTIN who talks about his orchestra and his musical career. Recorded 10-21-70 at Willowbrook Ballroom in suburban Chicago.
GOING PLACES PARTY (1930s) featuring Freddy Martin and his orchestra at a college sorority dance. Music includes “Sweetheart of Sigma Chi” and “You Have to Be a Football Hero.”
BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (10-21-43) Excerpt of a remote broadcast from the New Yorker Hotel in New York City.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST is big band leader DICK JURGENS who describes his long and successful career in music. Recorded 11-4-70 at Willowbrook Ballroom in suburban Chicago.
HERE’S TO VETERANS (1949) Dick Jurgens and his band in a “remote” from the Café Rouge of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. Selections include “So In Love” and “Begin the Beguine.”
TOMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA (1940-44) A collection of excerpts from Dorsey remote broadcasts including Frank Sinatra’s last song for Tommy and the introduction of his replacement, Dick Haymes.