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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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SHOW
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 20, 1993
HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (11-25-48) “The Free Land” starring Martha Scott. Pioneer life in the Northwest Territory is the basis for this Thanksgiving theme broadcast.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-21-43) Jack and Mary go shopping for Thanksgiving dinner at his home. WW II flavor.
SOLDIERS IN GREASEPAINT (11-25-43) An all-star Thanksgiving morning broadcast saluting the show business performers who entertain our WW II men and women with USO shows. Hosts Bob Hope and Jack Benny present Al Jolson, Frederic March, Martha Raye, Jascha Heifrtz, Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Judith Anderson and many others.
GOOD NEWS OF 1940 (11-23-39) Thanksgiving Day broadcast as host Edward Arnold introduces guests Raymond Walburn and Walter Huston. Regulars include Fanny Brice and Hanley Stafford as Baby Snooks and Daddy.
DURANTE-MOORE SHOW (11-22-46) Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore present a Thanksgiving opera with Jimmy as Miles Standish and Garry as John Alden.