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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

Oct 27th: Annual Hallowe'en Show

Inner Sanctum, The Shadow, Weird Circle, Great Gildersleeve, Screen Directors' Playhouse, Mystery House

Nov 3rd: Aldrich Family, Lux Radio Theatre, Olsen and Johnson Show, Your Daytime Radio Newspaper, Bob Hope Show

Nov 10th: Radio from the Prairie State

Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra, Little Orphan Annie, Breakfast with the Johnsons, Curtain Time, Man on the Farm, Destination Freedom, Jack Benny Program

Nov 17th: Annual Thanksgiving Show

Jack Benny Program, Quiz Kids, Philco Radio Time, Casey, Crime Photographer, Soldiers in Greasepaint

Nov 24th: Radio To Get Into the Holiday Spirit By

Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Guest Star, Command Performance, This Is Your FBI

Dec 1st: Radio To Plan Your List By

Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, Tom Powers' Life Stories, Edward R. Murrow, Fibber McGee and Molly, Harold Peary Show, Hallmark Hall of Fame

Dec 8th: Radio To Address Cards By

Broadway Is My Beat, Christmas Seal Campaign, Suspense, Christmas Package, Columbia Workshop, Screen Directors' Playhouse

Dec 15th: Radio To Wrap, Bake and Decorate By

Kraft Music Hall, Boston Blackie, The Big Show, World News Today, Fibber McGee and Molly

Dec 22nd: Merry Christmas!

Coronet Little Show, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jimmy Durante Show, King George VI, I Sustain the Wings, Jack Benny Program, An Old-Time Radio Christmas Carol

Dec 29th: Happy New Year!

Radio Hall of Fame, Fibber McGee and Molly, Suspense, Gene Autry's Melody Ranch, Jack Benny Program

Previous Programs

Oct 20th: They Call Me Joe, Henry Morgan Show, Speaking of Radio, Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne Show, Gunsmoke, Jack Benny Program

Oct 13th: Jack Benny Program, Suspense, Vic and Sade, Cavalcade of America, Fibber McGee and Molly, Theatre Five

Oct 6th: Those Were the Days Number 2,500!

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