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KEZW’s Rick Crandall is joined by Dennis Spragg of the Glenn Miller Archive every Saturday night for an hour of pure nostalgia. Dennis digs deep into the collection of the GMA at the University of Colorado and brings two broadcast remotes each week. Each week we share the history of the artists and songs and take you on a magical journey to big bands golden days.

KEZW’s Rick Crandall is joined by Dennis Spragg of the Glenn Miller Archive every Saturday night for an hour of pure nostalgia. Dennis digs deep into the collection of the GMA at the University of Colorado and brings two broadcast remotes each week. Each week we share the history of the artists and songs and take you on a magical journey to big bands golden days.
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KEZW’s Rick Crandall is joined by Dennis Spragg of the Glenn Miller Archive every Saturday night for an hour of pure nostalgia. Dennis digs deep into the collection of the GMA at the University of Colorado and brings two broadcast remotes each week. Each week we share the history of the artists and songs and take you on a magical journey to big bands golden days.

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Episodes

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 2.18.18

2/17/2018
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SSRH 402 February 17, 2018 “FROM AN ARMED FORCES RADIO SERVICE SHPPING CARTON – PART 1” ONE NIGHT STAND 1108 (SSC 9-24-1/SSC 9-24-2) Cab Calloway and his Orchestra Tuesday, July 23, 1946 11:35 pm – 12:05 am New Zanzibar Café New York From Mutual Sustaining Broadcast JILL’S ALL TIME JUKE BOX 101 (H-46-101-1/H-46-101-2) 1946 Martha Wilkerson, host JUBILEE 206 (H-11-206-1/H-11-206-2) Recorded at NBC, Hollywood Program assembled by AFRS From 1944 and 1945 Parts Ernest...

Duration:01:59:11

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 2.11.18

2/10/2018
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SSRH 401 February 10, 2018 March 8, 1937 (Monday) 9:30 -10:00 pm “Jack Pearl Raleigh-Kool Program” 18 Studio 8-G NBC Radio City Rockefeller Center New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) Paul Stewart, announcer April 2, 1937 (Friday) 10:00 -10:30 pm “Jack Pearl Raleigh-Kool Program” 21 Studio 8-G NBC Radio City Rockefeller Center New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) Paul Stewart, announcer SSRH 401 Playlist (8Mar37) Raleigh-Kool commercials, Jack Pearl “Baron Munchausen” comedy routines...

Duration:01:18:07

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 2.3.18.mp3

2/3/2018
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SSRH 400 PLAYLIST FEBRUARY 3, 2018 “SSRH 400TH SELECT 40” 00 THE MOLE (1955 Chuck Cecil Version) - HARRY JAMES 1936-1939 1 I’M AN OLD COWHAND - BING CROSBY WITH JIMMY DORSEY 2 ORGAN GRINDER’S SWING - JIMMIE LUNCEFORD 3 WHEN RUBEN DOES THE CUBAN - LOUIS ARMSTRONG WITH JIMMY DORSEY 4 BOB WHITE - JOHNNY MERCER WITH SIX HITS AND A MISS 5 ONE O’CLOCK JUMP - COUNT BASIE 6 THE BIG APPLE - TOMMY DORSEY 7 SING, SING, SING - BENNY GOODMAN 8 BIG NOISE FROM WINNETKA - BOB CROSBY 9...

Duration:02:22:50

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 1.20.18

1/20/2018
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SSRH 398 January 20, 2018 ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA Monday, October 21, 1940 4:30 – 5:00 pm NBC Studios Sunset Blvd. and Vine Street Hollywood “The Burns and Allen Show” Hormel-Spam Broadcast No. 17 (NBC-Red) (KFI) Bud Heistand, announcer George Burns and Gracie Allen, hosts Wednesday, January 22, 1941 Time Undetermined Hollywood Palladium 6215 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood (NBC) (KFI or KECA) (Sustaining Broadcast) Unknown annoucer January 20, 1941 (Monday) 4:30 – 5:00...

Duration:01:40:33

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 1.13.18

1/13/2018
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SSRH 397 January 13, 2018 TOMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA “Fame and Fortune” 15 Thursday January 23, 1941 8:30 – 9:00 pm NBC Radio City New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) Fred Utall, announcer Tommy Dorsey, host “Fame and Fortune” 21 Thursday March 6, 1941 8:30 – 9:00 pm NBC Radio City New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) Fred Utall, announcer Tommy Dorsey, host SSRH 397 Playlist (23Jan41) Variation of I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You (opening theme), Whatcha Know Joe (The Pied Pipers,...

Duration:01:10:54

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 12.23.17

12/24/2017
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SSRH 394 December 24, 2017 CHRISTMAS WITH BING CROSBY KRAFT MUSIC HALL Thursday, December 24, 1942 6:00 – 7:00 pm PWT NBC Hollywood (NBC) Ken Carpenter, announcer Bing Crosby, host Fay Bainter, Jack Carson and Andrew Tombes, guests With Janet Blair, The Music maids and Hal, The Charioteers and John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra COMMAND PERFORMANCE Christmas Special Thursday, December 24, 1942 8:00 – 9:00 pm PWT CBS Hollywood (SSD) Aired simultaneously on (Blue) (CBS)...

Duration:02:13:21

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 12.16.17

12/16/2017
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SSRH 394 December 16, 2017 GLENN MILLER HOLIDAY SPECIAL Glenn Miller and his Orchestra “Glenn Miller’s Sunset Serenade” Saturday, November 29, 1941 5:10 - 6:00 pm Café Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania New York (NBC Blue) (WJZ) Bill Abernathy, announcer “Coca Cola Spotlight Bands” Saturday, December 6, 1941 9:30 – 10:00 pm Longacre Theater New York (Mutual) (WOR) Al Halfor, announcer Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra Directed by Capt. Glenn Miller “Uncle Sam...

Duration:02:13:07

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 12.2.17

12/2/2017
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SSRH 391 December 2, 2017 PAUL WHITEMAN EIGHTH EXPERIMENT IN MODEN AMERICAN MUSIC Sunday, December 25, 1938 Carnegie Hall New York Deems Taylor, Master of Ceremonies Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra augmented with multiple additional strings directed by concertmaster Kurt Dieterle, with Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong, the Lyn Taylor Singers and compositions by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Morton Gould, Richard Rogers, Raymond Scott, Norman Van Cleve and Ferde Grofe. SSRH 391...

Duration:02:27:45

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 11.25.17

11/25/2017
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SSRH 390 November 25, 2017 ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA Old Gold “Melody and Madness” Tuesday, June 13,1939 5:00 - 5:30 pm NBC Studios Hollywood (NBC-Blue) (KECA) Robert Benchley, host Knox Manning, announcer Friday, November 3, 1939 11:30 pm – Midnight Café Rouge Hotel Pennsylvania New York (NBC-Red) (WEAF) Bill Spargrove, announcer Sunday, November 12, 1939 Midnight – 12:30 am Café Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) Unidentified announcer SSRH 390...

Duration:01:42:40

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 11.18.17

11/18/2017
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SSRH 389 November 18, 2017 “Happy Thanksgiving 2017” THANKSGIVING SPECIAL Special Service Division Radio Branch Produced in November 1942 Broadcast Thursday, November 26, 1942 (SSD/OWI) Olivia DeHavilland, host With Red Skelton, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Truman Bradley, Dinah Shore, The Charioteers Meredith Willson with Orchestra (unidentified) ATLANTIC SPOTLIGHT Saturday. September 2, 1944 (Trans-Atlantic Simulcast) London, 6:30 – 7:00 pm DBST New York, 12:30 - 1:00 pm...

Duration:01:40:07

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 11.11.17

11/11/2017
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SSRH 388 November 11, 2017 VETERAN’S DAY WITH SERVICE BANDS First Army Air Forces Radio Production Unit [38th AAF Base Unit (Radio Production)] “Music with Wings” Saturday, January 20, 1945 Santa Ana Army Air Base, California Lt. Col. Eddie Dunstedter, commanding officer M/Sgt. Felix Slatkin, musical director Sgt. Hal Gibney, announcer (OWI) United States Navy Dance Band “The Rangers” President Roosevelt’s Birthday Broadcast Broadcast Saturday, January 30,...

Duration:01:46:18

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 11.4.17

11/4/2017
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SSRH 387 November 4, 2017 HARRY JAMES AND HIS MUSIC MAKERS Wednesday, August 19, 1942 11:15 – 11:40 pm Hotel Astor Roof New York (CBS) Ed Fleming, announcer One Night Stand Fill #1 Hollywood Palladium December 2, 1943 From CBS sustaining remote Harry Mitchell, announcer (AFRS) One Night Stand 336 Wednesday, August 16, 1944 Casino Gardens Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California From Blue Network sustaining remote With assembled (edited) parts Tommy Dorsey,...

Duration:01:37:11

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 10.28.17

10/28/2017
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SSRH 386 October 28, 2017 TOMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA “Thursday Evening with Tommy Dorsey” Treasury Department Program 18 Thursday, August 27, 1942 10:15 - 10:45 pm Palace Theatre Youngstown, Ohio Tom McGee, announcer (BLUE) “Thursday Evening with Tommy Dorsey” Treasury Department Program 19 Thursday, September 3, 1942 9:15 - 9:45 pm Circle Theatre Indianapolis, Indiana Bill Froesch, announcer (BLUE) FRANK SINATRA “Songs by Sinatra” Sunday, December 26, 1943 7:15 –...

Duration:01:31:18

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 10.21.17

10/21/2017
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SSRH 385 October 21, 2017 “ONE NIGHT STAND” One Night Stand 2803 Ray Anthony Friday, January 18, 1952 Cafe Rouge Hotel Statler New York From CBS remote (AFRS) One Night Stand 4413 Les Brown July 1957 Hershey Park Ballroom Hershey, Pennsylvania From ABC remote (AFRTS) Johnny Richards and his Orchestra July 1957 Birdland New York Frokm ABC remote (AFRS) One Night Stand 4966 Charlie Barnet December 4, 1959 Hollywood Palladium From KFI (NBC) remote Dave Shaw, NBC...

Duration:01:40:39

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 10.7.17

10/7/2017
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SSRH 363 October 7, 2017 TOMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA “The Dorsey Hour” Saturday, July 27, 1940 5:00 - 6:00 pm Hotel Astor Roof, New York (NBC-Red) Lyle Van, announcer Tommy Dorsey, host George Mathus, remote engineer Sam Coslow and Jack Votion, guests “Fame and Fortune” 2 Thursday October 24, 1940 5:30 – 6:00 pm NBC Hollywood (NBC-Blue) Fred B. Cole, announcer Tommy Dorsey, host SSRH 363 Playlist (27Jul40) I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You (opening theme), Swing Time Up...

Duration:01:42:30

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 9.30.17

9/30/2017
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SSRH 382 September 30, 2017 "ONE NIGHT STAND” Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra One Night Stand 687 Wednesday, July 18, 1945 Mission Beach Ballroom San Diego, California From NBC Sustaining Remote (AFRS) Stan Kenton and his Orchestra One Night Stand 760 Thursday, September 27, 1945 Café Rouge Hotel Pennsylvania New York From CBS Sustaining Remote (AFRS) Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra One Night Stand 764 Sunday, October 7, 1945 New Zanzibar Café New York From NBC...

Duration:01:42:22

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 9.23.17

9/23/2017
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SSRH 381 September 23, 2017 GLENN MILLER – AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE BANDLEADER Tuesday, June 20, 1939 6:30-6:45 pm Glen Island Casino New Rochelle, New York (NBC-Red) Nelson Case, announcer July 26, 1939 RCA Studio 2 New York BS 038139-1 Bluebird B-10372-A Blue Orchids Tuesday, February 27, 1940 Midnight-12:30 am Café Rouge Hotel Pennsylvania New York (NBC-Blue) Oscar Alvin (Butch) Robinson, announcer Thursday, June 13, 1940 1:00 – 5:25 pm RCA Studio A, Merchandise Mart,...

Duration:01:57:27

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 9.16.17

9/16/2017
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SSRH 380 September 16, 2017 AFRS ONE NIGHT STAND COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA One Night Stand 1111 Saturday, July 27, 1946 12:30 – 1:00 am Aquarium Restaurant New York From CBS (WABC) sustaining remote WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA One Night Stand 1134 Wednesday, August 28, 1946 Casino Gardens Ballroom Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California TEX BENEKE AND HIS ORCHESTRA One Night Stand 1956 Friday, January 28, 1949 Hollywood Palladium SSRH 380 Playlist (27Jul46) One...

Duration:01:43:32

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