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, March 26, 1994
ROY ROGERS SHOW (9-5-48) Roy stars with Dale Evans, George “Gabby” Hayes, Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage. Gabby spins a yarn about “The Horse Thieves of Paradise Valley” and Roy sings “Pecos Bill.”
MYSTERY CHEF (1944) A program to help listeners cope with WW II food rationing and shortages. The Chef gives recipes for “stretch butter” and Cinnamon Crumb coffee cake.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (3-26-44) WW II news reports: “The Russians have reached Rumania… Large forces of American bombers were out again today, pounding Europe into shape for invasion.”
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-19-44) Guest is actress Barbara Stanwyck. Jack wants to take Mary to the movies and Dennis dreams that he has his own show!
WORDS AT WAR (3-28-44) “A Bell for Adano” stars Berry Kroeger with Myron McCormick, Jackson Beck and Rolf Sedan in John Hershey’s WW II story about Americans in Italy.
SUSPENSE (10-6-49) “The Defense Rests” starring Van Johnson as an ex-con who is given a job in a law office.
A NIGHT IN A FOX HOLE (3-24-44) Broadcast of a recording made by two WW II combat correspondents right after the Marines swarmed ashore on one of the Marshall Island atolls. The program portrays “the change that comes over man after 24 hours of battle.”