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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VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, October 1, 1994
THE HOME FRONT (1982) A highly acclaimed eight-part radio documentary written and narrated by Edward Brown, Frank Gorin and William B. Williams, bringing together the complex events of the World War II years in America. Part 1: Nazis and Martians – 1938-1939.
PHILCO RADIO TIME (10-29-47) Bing Crosby welcomes guest Boris Karloff in this pre-Halloween broadcast.
TRANSATLANTIC CALL: People to People (10-1-44) “British Humor” is the subject of this WW II program produced in Britian for both British and American radio audiences. Demonstrates how the Brits respond to the bombing – with humor!
SPEAKING OF RADIO The Jack Benny Program (10-1-94) Part 8 in the 12-part audio documentary culled from Chuck Schaden’s conversations with performers, writers and others associated with Jack Benny’s radio shows and laced with clips from Jack’s radio broadcasts. In this segment: How Jack Met Rochester; Rochester at Sea; Railroad Station for Colorado trip; Railroad station in Pasadena. Comments by writer George Balzer.
HOP HARRIGAN (10-4-44) America’a Ace of the Airwaves has problems while on a photo mission to Berlin. Isolated WW II episode from the adventure series.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (10-1-44) CBS correspondents around the world with news about WW II. “The Allies have turned back sharp German counter-attacks along the Western line today. In South China, the Japanese have captured another important American air base.”