Saturday, November 22, 2008

Chuck Schaden's Those Were the Days Annual Thanksgiving Show - Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 WDCB 90.9 FM

From Nostalgia Digest Magazine Autumn 2008 Issue. Annual Thanksgiving Show. Listen Live On The Net!:

Chuck Schaden's Those Were the Days Annual Thanksgiving Show
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008: 1-5 p.m.

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

Jack Benny Program (November 21st, 1943) Jack and Mary Livingstone go shopping in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner at this house. Later, Jack has a "turkey" dream. Cast: Dennis Day, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, John Brown, Frank Nelson, Grape Nuts, NBC (30 min)

Quiz Kids (November 21st, 1948) Chief Quizzer Joe Kelly with the kids: Lonnie Lunde, 12; Joel Kupperman, 12; Richard Wexler, 8; Ruthie Duskin, 14; Brant Ross, 11. On this Sunday-before-Thanksgiving show, the kids are asked to write a Thanksgiving poem before the end of the program. Bob Murphy announces. Alka-Seltzer, NBC. (30 min)

Fibber McGee and Molly (November 25th, 1954) Jim and Marian Jordan in their quarter-hour series. The McGees plan Thanksgiving dinner for a few friends. Cast: Bill Thompson, Arthur Q. Bryan, Katie McKenna, Multiple sponsors. NBC (14 min)

Claudia (November 27th, 1947) Isolated episode. Claudia and David reluctantly prepare to have Thanksgiving dinner with David's relatives. Kathleen Bard and Paul Crabtree as Claudia and David. Coca-Cola, Syndicated. (15 min)

Philco Radio Time (November 26th, 1947) Bing Cosby's Thanksgiving show with guest Frankie Laine, Rhythmaires, John Scott Trotter and the orchestra, Ken Carpenter. Bing narrates the dramatic story of LT. Philip Nolan, who denounced his country, the United States, in 1807 and is exiled from America, becoming a man without a country. Philco, ABC (30 min)

Heartbeat Theatre (November 24th, 1963) "John Ball's Thanksgiving" starring Victor Rodman and Bill Idelson. A well-traveled philosopher passes on some thoughts about Thanksgiving. C. P. MacGregor hosts. Salvation Army, Syndicated. (25 min)

Great Gildersleeve (November 16th, 1941) Harold Peary stars as Gildy. The family decides to invite some servicemen to share Thanksgiving dinner. Cast: Walter Tetley, Lillian Randolph, Lurene Tuttle, Earle Ross, Shirley Mitchell, Kraft Foods, NBC. (30 min)

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