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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

Apr 21st: Escape, Speaking of Radio, Jubilee #21, The Shadow, Fibber McGee and Molly

Apr 28th: Our 48th Anniversary Show - 'Thanks for Listening'

Bob Hope Show, Calling All Detectives, Halls of Ivy, Cavalcade of America, The Wynn Show, Gunsmoke

May 5th: Remembering James Cagney

Cavalcade of America, Arch Oboler's Plays, Screen Guild Players, Suspense, Lux Radio Theatre

May 12th: Mother's Day

Life of Riley, Whispering Streets, Vice-President Henry A. Wallace, Our Miss Brooks, Let George Do It, World News Today, Hallmark Playhouse

May 19th: Crime Club, It Pays to Be Ignorant, Winston Churchill, It's Time to Smile, World News Today

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

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

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

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

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 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

Previous Programs

Apr 21st: Escape, Speaking of Radio, Jubilee #21, The Shadow, Fibber McGee and Molly

Apr 14th: First Nighter, Aldrich Family, Your Hit Parade, Burns and Allen Show, Hitler's Mock Birthday Party, Pat Novak For Hire

Apr 7th: Detectives on the Air

Nick Carter, Master Detective, Speaking of Radio, That Hammer Guy, Philo Vance, Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Sherlock Holmes

Mar 31st: Radio's Easter Basket

Kraft Music Hall, New York City Easter Parade, Baby Snooks Show, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Great Gildersleeve, Jack Benny Program

Mar 24th: Mail Call #31, Uncle Ned's Squadron, My Friend Irma, Adventures of Sam Spade, Railroad Hour, Dimension X