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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.


Atlanta, GA


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




The Greatest Memories – June 2021

50-year career as a dental hygienist…controversies about Miss Saigon on Show Tunes Spotlight…World War II Pacific Veterans Project…Del Ward talks about June weddings…plus a look at headlines from 65 Junes ago…top 4 countdown…celebrity milestone birthdays and more.


The Greatest Memories – May 2021

The birthplace of Mother’s Day…the first American pilot killed in World War II…a 4-time Tony Award® winner that could surprise you on Show Tunes Spotlight….Del’s Datebook has southern fried chicken on the menu….headlines from May, 60 years ago…plus stories behind the songs, a timely top 4 countdown and a story-telling Spotlight Artist. Thanks for listening […]


The Greatest Memories – April 2021

Shakespeare in musicals…Capricorn producer Paul Hornsby talks about his new book…Del Ward’s thoughts about National Volunteer Month…2 veterans who volunteer at the perfect place for them…headlines from 45 Aprils ago…plus a top 4 countdown, Spotlight artist and stories behind the songs. All of this and more on The Greatest Memories. Thanks for listening!


The Greatest Memories – March 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 […]


The Greatest Memories – February 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

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 […]


The Greatest Memories – December 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.


The Greatest Memories – November 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, […]


The Greatest Memories – October 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.


The Greatest Memories – September 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. […]


The Greatest Memories – August 2020

Don Reid of the Statler Brothers talks about his new book…Help veterans and get your own combat boots through Boot…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.


The Greatest Memories – July 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.


The Greatest Memories – June 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.


The Greatest Memories – May 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.


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

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 […]


Kindness During COVID-10

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 […]


The Greatest Memories – April 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.


Miller-Lanier Class of 1970 – 50th Anniversary Podcast

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 […]


The Greatest Memories – March 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.


The Greatest Memories – February 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.