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Those Were the Days

Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Program Host(s): Ken Alexander, Steve Darnall

WDCB is very pleased to present "Those Were the Days," a program that has played a prominent role in Chicago's radio history for more than 35 years. Drawing from a vast library of material each Saturday, Steve Darnall presents old-time radio classics & music.

You'll find the complete schedule for every Those Were the Days program—along with great articles about the Golden Age of Entertainment—in ever issue of Nostalgia Digest magazine!
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Upcoming Programs

Jun 23rd: Fibber McGee and Molly, Words at War, Speaking of Radio, Supper Club, News of the World, Hall of Fantasy

Jun 30th: A Day In the Life of Radio

Portia Faces Life, You Bet Your Life, Life Can Be Beautiful, A Life In Your Hands, Road of Life, Life With Luigi, This Life Is Mine, This Is Your Life

Jul 7th: More Big Bands in 1943

I Sustain the Wings, Duke Ellington's Pastel Period, 1944 March of Dimes Campaign, Downbeat #22, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands #284, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands #294, Our Special Guest Karl Pearson

Jul 14th: Carl Reiner's Radio Days

Columbia Workshop, Speaking of Radio, Will Rogers Show, The Witch's Tale, Easy Aces, Vic and Sade, Fred Allen Show

Jul 21st: Cavalcade of America, Charlie McCarthy Show, Lux Radio Theatre, Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Open Letter on Race Hatred

Jul 28th: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Birds Eye Open House, The Falcon, Adventures of Maisie, Red Skelton Show, Lights Out

Aug 4th: X Minus One, Good News of 1939, Paul Schubert Commentary, Bill Stern Sports Newsreel, My Favorite Husband, Box Thirteen

Aug 11th: Stage Door Canteen, Speaking of Radio, One Man's Family, Mr. and Mrs. Blandings, Raymond Gram Swing, Milton Berle Show, Green Hornet

Aug 18th: Time Marxes On!

You Bet Your Life, Five-Star Theatre, Fitch Bandwagon, Burns and Allen Show, Monitor

Aug 25th: Lone Ranger, Spotlight Revue, Couple Next Door, John W. Vandercook, Suspense, Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show

Sep 1st: Big Bands of the Late 1930s

Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees, Saturday Night Swing Club, Bob Crosby and His Orchestra, Hal Kemp and His Orchestra, Red Nichols and His World-Famous Pennies, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Our Special Guest Karl Pearson

Sep 8th: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Kraft Music Hall, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Jack Benny Special Program, Claudia, Space Patrol, Duffy's Tavern

Sep 15th: Our Miss Brooks, Bold Venture, Screen Directors' Playhouse, The FBI in Peace and War, Kraft Music Hall, World News Today

Sep 22nd: An Afternnon with Bill Persky and Friends

Funny Side Up, Speaking of Radio, Ginny Simms Show, The Third Man, Drene Time

Sep 29th: Radio in the Fall of 1943

Words at War, Bob Hope Show, Treasury Star Parade #273, Dimes for Invasion, World News Today, The Whistler, Fibber McGee and Molly

Previous Programs

Jun 16th: Father's Day

Father Knows Best, Nightbeat, Stars and Stripes in Britan, Magnificent Montague, Movietown Radio Theatre, Paul Schubert, Halls of Ivy

Jun 9th: Movies Go to War...And Vice Versa

Screen Guild Players, Lux Radio Theatre, Our Special Guest Bob Kolososki

Jun 2nd: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Great Gildersleeve, Fats Waller and His Rhythm, Judy Canova Show, Matinee with Bob and Ray

May 26th: Big Bands In 1943

Harry James #77, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands #280, One Night Stand #45, Kay Kyser's College of Musical Knowledge, Jubilee #28, I Sustain the Wings, Our Special Guest Karl Pearson