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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 – January 2022

Happy New Year! We begin 2022 with a couple of new features – Your Memories and More, and our Music Trivia Challenge. We talk with a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps…Show Tunes Spotlight looks at the musical Dear Evan Hansen…a new book that takes Macon, Georgia’s music history back to the city’s […]


The Greatest Memories – December 2021

The Swing Dolls keep the music of the Andrews Sisters alive…a Pearl Harbor hero’s story on the 80th anniversary of “a date which will live in infamy”…the first musical to re-open Broadway on Show Tunes Spotlight…a timely tune from this month’s Spotlight Artist…news headlines from 65 years ago…and we continue our December tradition for the […]


The Greatest Memories -November 2021

A special story for the 100th birthday of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier….The Spongebob Musical on Show Tunes Spotlight…our Spotlight Artist is the greatest girl group ever…a World War II Navy veteran who served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters…a timely Top 4 Countdown…News Headlines from 60 Novembers ago. Thanks for listening to The […]


The Greatest Memories – October 2021

Author Don Reid talks about his latest book Life Lessons….John Jones looks at Come From Away as Broadway returns…How does DAV help our veterans…a timely top 4 countdown…celebrity milestone birthdays…and events in the news from 70 Octobers ago. This month The Greatest Memories podcast begins its 9th season. Thanks for listening and subscribing!


The Greatest Memories – September 2021

This month we speak with a Navy veteran who had a special job during the Cold War…John Jones makes a case for Stephen Sondheim as the greatest living musical theater composer on Show Tunes Spotlight…on the 85th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s birth we visit the Buddy Holly Center in his hometown…plus a very special local […]


The Greatest Memories – August 2021

The Honor Flights will be in the air again later this month….Show Tunes Spotlight shines on the musical Six…A timely video project called American September...and Del Ward takes you to a family reunion (Note: Del Ward has been a contributor to The Greatest Memories for each of the past 18 months. This segment was recorded […]


The Greatest Memories – July 2021

Wreaths Across America and Giving in July…. Show Tunes Spotlight falls on a musical that won 10 Tony Awards including the “big 6″…. Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast from author William Rawlings… and Del Ward has more suggestions for summer reading. All of this plus a timely top 4 countdown, celebrity milestone birthdays, news headlines […]


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.