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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Originally broadcast on WNMP
Saturday, September 12, 1970
GABRIEL HEATTER (5-8-45) The commentator’s broadcast on V-E Day, the day of victory in Europe.
LUM AND ABNER (1930s) Isolated episode from the long-running series starring Norris Goff and Chet Lauck. Activities at the Jot-Em-Down Store in Pine Ridge, Arkansas.
MOLLE MYSTERY THEATRE (3-29-46) “The Creeper.” Story of an unknown killer who strangles red-headed women and then leaves a note: “For heaven’s sake, catch me before I kill more!”
BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (10-13-37) Remote broadcast from the Madhattan Room of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Martha Tilton. Selections include “In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree,” “I’ve Got That Old Feeling” and Avalon.”
PLUS – clips by Bob and Ray; Eddie Layton at the Hammond Organ with radio theme songs; and a trivia quiz panel of old time radio buffs.
NOTE: Beginning next week, Those Were The Days switches from Saturday afternoons to Sunday afternoons while station WNMP carries a full schedule of Northwestern Wildcat football games.