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Those Were the Days

Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Program Host(s): 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 50 years. Drawing from a vast library of material each Saturday, Steve Darnall presents old-time radio classics and music.
Email Those Were The Days: info@nostalgiadigest.com

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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Two Week Archive

Upcoming Programs

Oct 7th: Philco Radio Time, While the City Sleeps, Halls of Ivy, Terkel Time, Crime Classics, Henry Morgan Show

Oct 14th: Radio's Home Folks

Vic and Sade, Curtain Time, Your Crisco Radio Newspaper, Lum and Abner, Romance

Oct 21st: Black Museum, Life of Riley, Adventures of Sam Spade, Truth or Consequences, Gunsmoke, Birds Eye Open House

Oct 28th: Annual Hallowe'en Show

Once Upon a Midnight, Green Hornet, Father Knows Best, Inner Sanctum, The Shadow, Academy Award

Nov 4th: My Friend Irma, Gene Autry's Melody Ranch, Speaking of Radio, Dimension X, Fred Allen Show

Nov 11th: Radio in the Fall of 1943

World News Today, Words at War, Your Hit Parade, Great Gildersleeve, Cavalcade of America, Abbott and Costello Show

Nov 18th: Annual Thanksgiving Show

Claudia, Jimmy Durante-Garry Moore Show, Aldrich Family, Songs By Sinatra, Suspense, Life with Luigi

Nov 25th: Radio to Get Into the Holiday Spirit By

Bob Hope Show, Mr. Chameleon, Archie Andrews, Lux Radio Theater, Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

Dec 2nd: Radio to Plan Your List By

Great Gildersleeve, Casey, Crime Photographer, Jack Benny Christmas Special, Suspense, Eddie Cantor Show

Dec 9th: Radio to Address Cards By

Christmas Seal Campaign, Voyage of The Scarlet Queen, The Big Show, American Weekly, Great Gildersleeve

Dec 16th: Radio to Wrap, Bake and Decorate By

One Man's Family, Great Gildersleeve, The Saint, Grand Ole Opry, The Cricket on the Hearth, Red Skelton Show

Dec 23rd: Merry Christmas!

Great Gildersleeve, Let George Do It, Kraft Music Hall, Six Shooter, Fibber McGee and Molly, Reader's Digest Radio Edition

Dec 30th: Happy New Year!

Mel Blanc Show, Henry Morgan Show, Wild Bill Hickok, Our Miss Brooks, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Suspense, Life of Riley

Previous Programs

Sep 30th: Art for Radio's Sake

Man Behind the Masterpiece, Presenting Charles Boyer, Fitch Bandwagon, Box Thirteen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Boston Blackie

Sep 23rd: Kate Smith Show, Green Hornet, Burns and Allen Show, Academy Award, Martin and Lewis Show, The Whistler

Sep 16th: Back to School

Great Gildersleeve, Frontier Gentleman, Our Miss Brooks, The Couple Next Door, Aldrich Family, Claudia, Father Knows Best

Sep 9th: Song of the City, Curtain Time, Diary of Fate, Mail Call #128, Bill Stern Sports Newsreel, Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Duffy's Tavern

Sep 2nd: More Big Bands on the Air

Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands #734, I Sustain The Wings, Refreshment Time, Fats Waller and His Rhythm, Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra, Our Special Guest Karl Pearson

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