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The Greatest Memories

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A monthly podcast with interesting stories, music trivia and more, presented in the style of a radio program.

A monthly podcast with interesting stories, music trivia and more, presented in the style of a radio program.

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Description:

A monthly podcast with interesting stories, music trivia and more, presented in the style of a radio program.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Greatest Memories – March 2021

3/1/2021
Magician Mike Fuller…Vietnam Vet Gordon Winkles…a Broadway update on Show Tunes Spotlight...Welcome spring and a special state park on Del’s Datebook…a Beach Boy turns 80…the first rock ‘n roll record. All of this plus a top 4 countdown, spotlight artist, headlines from March 1951, stories behind the songs and more. Thanks for listening to The […]

Duration:00:59:55

The Greatest Memories – February 2021

2/1/2021
This is the month of love and Del Ward has some thoughts on that subject, and we have the story of Sweethearts candies that are always popular this time of year. Plus Show Tunes Spotlight with John Jones, a first-hand story from a World War II fighter pilot, celebrity milestone birthdays, Top 4 Countdown, Spotlight […]

The Greatest Memories – January 2021

1/1/2021
We start the new year with two news features (1) the top 4 countdown and (2) spotlight artist. Also a Navy veteran from World War II and an interview with a special lady who just turned 101. Plus an update about Broadway on Show Tunes Spotlight, headlines from 50 years ago, celebrity milestone birthdays in […]

Duration:00:59:55

The Greatest Memories – December 2020

12/1/2020
Georgia’s World War II Military Trail…Show Tunes Spotlight looks at a musical that was built around one show-stopping song…Del Ward shares some of her favorite Christmas memories…Veterans Day visits with some of Middle Georgia’s heroes…December news flashbacks from 65 years ago. All of this plus our December closing tradition, all on The Greatest Memories podcast.

Duration:00:59:56

The Greatest Memories – November 2020

11/1/2020
100 years ago this month a new technology called radio began, just in time for the presidential election returns between Warren G. Harding and James M. Cox. The Greatest Memories salutes this centennial anniversary with some early radio highlights, Show Tunes Spotlight, a military veteran who honed his radio skills in the U.S. Air Force, […]

Duration:00:59:57

The Greatest Memories – October 2020

10/1/2020
This month we begin our 8th season of The Greatest Memories podcast. We have a very personal Veteran’s story, a salute to The Andy Griffith Show on its 60th anniversary, Show Tunes Spotlight, Del’s Datebook and musical memories from the Drifters, Jo Stafford, Four Tops, Buddy Holly and more.

Duration:00:59:56

The Greatest Memories – September 2020

9/1/2020
We have a definite train theme running through this month’s podcast. You can learn about the National Railroad Museum and a musical with a train theme on Show Tunes Spotlight. And Del Ward shares her memories of the Nancy Hanks and other trains. Train songs by Elvis, Peggy Lee and Gladys Knight & the Pips. […]

Duration:00:59:55

The Greatest Memories – August 2020

8/1/2020
Don Reid of the Statler Brothers talks about his new book…Help veterans and get your own combat boots through Boot Campaign.org…Show Tunes Spotlight looks at Merrily We Roll Along…Del Ward shares memories of back-to-school…Headlines from 70 Augusts ago…stories behind the songs from Dean Martin, Troggs, Beach Boys and Temptations.

Duration:00:59:53

The Greatest Memories – July 2020

7/1/2020
Our veterans segment this month has an Air Force love story…the 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival, AKA the Byron Pop Festival, is 50 years old…Show Tunes Spotlight has a song with an interesting history…Del Ward talks about summer vacations…and stories behind the songs from the Essex, Tommy Dorsey, Everly Brothers and more.

Duration:00:59:56

The Greatest Memories – June 2020

6/1/2020
This month The Greatest Memories pays tribute to Little Richard…Show Tunes Spotlight with John Jones looks at historic Broadway shutdowns…Del Ward shares memories of summertime…and an Air Force pilot during Vietnam. Plus great musical memories from Neil Diamond, Nat King Cole, Hank Williams and The Beatles.

Duration:00:59:52

The Greatest Memories – May 2020

5/1/2020
An interview with Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders…The Library of Congress Veterans History Project…Who was the youngest actor to win a Tony Award?…Del Ward looks at books…And great musical memories from the Shirelles, Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee and Stevie Wonder.

Duration:00:59:55

The Fox Den – what we’d be saying about COVID-19

4/25/2020
For just over two years, five radio veterans brought local, personality radio back to Middle Georgia listeners on The Fox Classic Hits Network. The audience came to rely on Ben, Gail, Jim, Kim and Mary Therese, for great music and lots of useful local information. They came to rely on us during times of weather […]

Duration:00:22:34

Kindness During COVID-10

4/23/2020
On this special edition of The Greatest Memories, we spotlight our exclusive sponsors – The Cottages on Wesleyan, The Gables at Wolf Creek, The Cottages of Monroe and The Cottages at Woodland Terrace. Joy, Taryll, Nancy, Claudia and Margie will talk about some of the fun and creative things their residents, their staffs and outside […]

Duration:00:23:59

The Greatest Memories – April 2020

4/1/2020
A Navy Veteran of 20 years and 2 wars…Wesleyan Academy for Lifelong Learning…Show Tunes Spotlight falls on Broadway’s greatest villains…Del Ward honors National Poetry Month…News Events from 65 Aprils ago…and musical memories from Elvis, Glenn Miller, Kenny Rogers, Beatles and more.

Duration:00:59:56

Miller-Lanier Class of 1970 – 50th Anniversary Podcast

3/13/2020
Not only was this class the last one under these historic names, but we also had several other firsts and lasts that made this class so special. Hear some of your classmates sharing their special memories. The podcast also includes excerpts from interviews with Major David Carter, Bob Barnette, Isaac Jackson’s son and the widows […]

Duration:00:29:57

The Greatest Memories – March 2020

3/1/2020
A veteran who was at Iwo Jima…Beware of tax season, census time and social security scams…Showtunes Spotlight and Del’s Datebook both go green this month. And musical memories from Perry Como, Carpenters, Herb Alpert and Hank Ballard.

Duration:00:59:56

The Greatest Memories – February 2020

2/1/2020
Love songs on Broadway…Valentine’s Day memories on Del’s Datebook…A married couple who are both retired Lt. Colonels…America’s oldest drive-in movie theater…and musical memories from Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Neil Sedaka, Loretta Lynn and more. Thanks for listening to The Greatest Memories.

Duration:00:59:56

The Greatest Memories – January 2020

1/1/2020
A new year and a new feature – Del Ward joins The Greatest Memories…A two-part Veteran’s interview with a group of US Navy Seabees…Show Tunes Spotlight remembers Gertrude Lawrence…and musical memories from Elvis, Rod Stewart, Glenn Miller, Frankie Avalon and more.

Duration:00:59:55

The Greatest Memories – December 2019

12/1/2019
Chuck Wachob has a humorous look at life in the U.S. Air Force…a conversation with Ian S. Port, author of The Birth Of Loud…A tribute to Carol Channing on Show Tunes Spotlight…and great musical memories from Elvis, Carpenters, Ray Charles, Bing Crosby and more. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Greatest Memories.

Duration:00:59:55

The Greatest Memories – Veteran’s Day 2019

11/11/2019
In September, The Greatest Memories accompanied a group of veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam on the Middle Georgia Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. In this special edition podcast we share many of their stories and those of the MGHF staff and others we met on this trip. And Happy Veteran’s Day to […]

Duration:00:28:59