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 24, 1992
HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN OPENING (10-3-42) Radio covers the opening night of the famous home-away-from-home for servicemen during WW II. All-star cast features Bette Davis, Eddie Cantor, Abbott and Costello, Kay Kyser, Rudy Vallee and the Coast Guard Band.
SUSPENSE (9-17-61) “The Green Idol” starring Parker Fennelly. Tourists from Maine are warned of traveling in Arabia.
BEN BERNIE WAR WORKERS’ PROGRAM (10-23-42) Program for workers in defense plants and other vital WW II industries.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (10-25-42) A week after Jack turned in his Maxwell to the WW II scrap drive.
GI JIVE #881 (1940s) GI Jill plays tunes for military listeners during the WW II years.
JUDY CANOVA SHOW (10-18-47) Judy wants to use an actor on her radio program.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE #33 (9-29-42) Bob “Bazooka” Burns hosts this episode of the WW II program for military listeners. Featuring Dinah Shore, Count Basie, Spike Jones, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Dorsey.