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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 - 6.16.18

6/16/2018
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GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA “1938-2018 – 80TH ANNIVERSARY, PART 2” Saturday, June 25 1938 10:30 – 11:00 pm Paradise Restaurant & Cabaret 1619 Broadway New York (NBC-Red) (WEAF) George Hicks, announcer Monday, June 27, 1938 11:30 pm – Midnight Paradise Restaurant & Cabaret 1619 Broadway New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) Jack McCarthy, announcer SSRH 419 Playlist (25Jun38) Theme Song (unnamed) (opening theme); Why’d Ya Make Me Fall in Love (Gail Reese, vocal), Cathedral in...

Duration:01:07:16

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 6.9.18

6/9/2018
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SSRH 418 June 9, 2018 ARMY AIR FORCES TRAINING COMMAND ORCHESTRA DIRECTED BY CAPT. GLENN MILLER “1943-2018 – 75TH ANNIVERSARY, PART 1” Saturday, October 16, 1943 6:00 – 6:30 pm EWT NBC Vanderbilt Theater 148 W. 48th Street New York (NBC) (WEAF) Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer Capt. Glenn Miller, host Saturday, March 4, 1944 6:00 – 6:30 pm EWT NBC Vanderbilt Theater 148 W. 48th Street New York (NBC) (WEAF) Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer Capt. Glenn Miller, host SSRH 418...

Duration:01:09:09

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 6.2.18

6/2/2018
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SSRH 417 June 2, 2018 HONORING ALAN CASS (1941-2018) GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA “1938-2018 – 80TH ANNIVERSARY, PART 1” Saturday, June 18, 1938 10:30 – 11:00 pm Paradise Restaurant & Cabaret 1619 Broadway New York (NBC-Red) (WEAF) Ben Grauer, announcer Monday, June 20, 1938 11:30 pm – Midnight Paradise Restaurant & Cabaret 1619 Broadway New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) Jack McCarthy, announcer SSRH 417 Playlist (18Jun38) Theme Song (unnamed) (opening theme and remarks;...

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 5.26.18

5/27/2018
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SSRH 416 May 26, 2018 BENNY GOODMAN “HAPPY 109th TO THE KING OF SWING” DEDICATED TO GOODMAN HISTORIAN AND COLLEAGUE D. RUSSELL CONNOR BS 96568-1A Victor 25247-A STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY Edgar Sampson arrangement January 24, 1936 Chicago BS 101256-4 Victor 25351 THESE FOOLISH THINGS REMIND ME OF YOU Helen Ward, vocal Jimmy Mundy arrangement June 15, 1936 New York BS 101255-3 Victor 25350 HOUSE HOP Jimmy Mundy arrangement June 16, 1936 New York LET THAT BE A LESSON TO...

Duration:01:52:48

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 5.26.18

5/26/2018
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SSRH 416 May 26, 2018 BENNY GOODMAN “HAPPY 109th TO THE KING OF SWING” DEDICATED TO GOODMAN HISTORIAN AND COLLEAGUE D. RUSSELL CONNOR BS 96568-1A Victor 25247-A STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY Edgar Sampson arrangement January 24, 1936 Chicago BS 101256-4 Victor 25351 THESE FOOLISH THINGS REMIND ME OF YOU Helen Ward, vocal Jimmy Mundy arrangement June 15, 1936 New York BS 101255-3 Victor 25350 HOUSE HOP Jimmy Mundy arrangement June 16, 1936 New York LET THAT BE A LESSON TO...

Duration:01:47:25

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 5.19.18

5/19/2018
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SSRH 415 May 19, 2018 ARTIE SHAW’S BIRTHDAY ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA NIGHTMARE (theme) SOBBIN’ BLUES Blue Room Hotel Lincoln New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) November 25, 1938 NIGHTMARE (from station break) MY REVERIE Helen Forrest, vocal Blue Room Hotel Lincoln New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) November 25, 1938 NON-STOP FLIGHT Blue Room Hotel Lincoln New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) December 1, 1938 BEGIN THE BEGUINE Blue Room Hotel Lincoln New York (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) December...

Duration:01:44:40

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 5.12.18

5/12/2018
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SSRH 414 CELEBRATING WOODY HERMAN’S BIRTHDAY WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA BLUE PRELUDE (theme) WOODCHOPPER’S BALL (Extended Version) May 9, 1939 Meadowbrook Ballroom Cedar Grove, New Jersey (NBC-Blue) (WJZ) Decca 2440-B BIG WIG IN THE WIGWAM April 12, 1939 Mary Ann McCall, vocal Decca 2539-B PALE FACE BLUES May 24, 1939 Decca 2817-B MIDNIGHT ECHOES July 18, 1939 Decca 3501-B PEACH TREE STREET February 5, 1940 Woody Herman, vocal Decca 3861-B HERMAN AT THE...

Duration:01:29:48

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 5.5.18

5/5/2018
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SSRH 413 May 4, 2018 BING CROSBY’S 114th BIRTHDAY ALL SELECTIONS FEATURE BING CROSBY Unless otherwise noted, John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra Brunswick 6226-B WHERE THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT (MEETS THE GOLD OF THE DAY) November 23, 1931 41696 Victor 21274-A MISSISSIPPI MUD Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra With Irene Taylor and the Rhythm Boys Bix Biederbecke, trumpet February 18, 1928 Victor 22618-A I SURRENDER DEAR Gus Arnheim and his Coconut Grove Orchestra January 19,...

Duration:01:28:07

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 4.28.18

4/28/2018
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SSRH 412 April 28, 2018 “VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS” Part 2 Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra Wednesday, March 14, 1945 AFRS #622 From Coca Cola #777 Naval Training and Personnel Center Camp Schoemaker Dublin, California Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra Thursday, March 29, 1945 AFRS #635 From Coca Cola #790 Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra Monday, November 5, 1945 AFRS #764 From Coca Cola #917 Fort Dix, New Jersey Eddy Howard and his Orchestra Friday, November 9,...

Duration:01:18:32

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 4.21.18

4/21/2018
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SSRH 411 April 21, 2018 “VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS” Part 1 Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra Friday, November 12, 1943 AFRS #204 From Coca Cola #359 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina Russ Morgan and his Orchestra Tuesday, November 30, 1943 AFRS #219 From Coca Cola #374 National 4-H Clubs Annual Conference Trianon Ballroom Chicago, Illinois Jan Garber and his Orchestra Thursday, April 13, 1944 AFRS #335 From Coca Cola #490 Art Kassel and...

Duration:01:20:19

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 4.14.18

4/14/2018
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SSRH 410 April 14, 2018 EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY (2010-2018) Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra 39th AAF Base Unit (Radio Production), New York Directed by M/Sgt. Harry Bluestone Music from America Recorded Tuesday, January 30, 1945 NBC Studio 6-A Radio City New York (OWI) Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra Second Radio Production Unit, New Haven, CT Directed by Capt. Glenn Miller Uncle Sam Presents Recorded Friday, January 22, 1944 NBC Studio 6-A Radio City New...

Duration:02:21:18

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 4.7.18

4/7/2018
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SSRH 409 DEDICATED TO: MICHAEL “PEANUTS” HUCKO 1918-2018 WILL BRADLEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA Featuring Ray McKinley Wednesday, Feburary 21, 1940 12:00 – 12:30 am The Famous Door New York (NBC-Blue) George Hicks, announcer January 21, 1941 29525-1 Columbia 36101 Tea for Two (“The Ray McKinley Quartet”) THE ARMY AIR FORCES TRAINING COMMAND ORCHESTRA Directed by Capt. Glenn Miller “I Sustain the Wings” Saturday, January 22, 1944 6:00 – 6:30 pm Vanderbilt Theater New...

Duration:02:14:58

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 3.31.18

3/31/2018
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SSRH 408 April 1, 2018 EASTER PROGRAM The Tommy Dorsey Show No. 15 From Raleigh-Kool Program (NBC) (KOA) Wednesday, April 14, 1943 6:30 – 7:00 pm MWT Orpheum Theater Denver, Colorado (SSD) Steve Robertson, announcer Tommy Dorsey, host Kraft Music Hall No. 327 Thursday, April 6, 1944 6:00-6:30 pm PWT NBC Hollywood (NBC) (KFI) Ken Carpenter, announcer Bing Crosby, host With Marilyn Maxwell, The Charioteers, The Music Maids & Men, Leo “Ukie” Sherin and the Kraft Choral...

Duration:01:34:32

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 3.25.18

3/24/2018
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SSRH 407 March 24, 2018 HOME RECORDINGS, PART 1 Program Contents & Playlist Jimmy Dorsey Contrasts (theme) South of the Border Bob Eberly, vocal Meadowbrook Ballroom Cedar Grove, New Jersey 1939 Hal Kemp The Woodpecker Song Empire Room Palmer House Chicago 1940 Benny Goodman He Ain’t Got Rhythm Frances Hunt, vocal Madhattan Room Hotel Pennsylvania New York (Mutual) (WOR) Charlie Barnet Love Grows on the White Oak Tree Judy Ellington, vocal Palomar...

Duration:02:19:48

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 3.3.18

3/3/2018
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SSRH 404 GLENN MILLER SELECT 40 HONORING GLENN MILLER’S BIRTHDAY GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1939 MOONLIGHT SERENADE (Mitchell Parrish-Glenn Miller) Glenn Miller arrangement BS-035701-2, Unissued Test Pressing April 4, 1939, New York RUNNIN’ WILD (Arthur Harrington Gibbs-Joseph Grey-Leo Wood) 1922 Bill Finegan arrangement BS-035767-1, Unissued Test Pressing April 18, 1939, New York MOON LOVE (Adapted from Peter Iyich Tshaikowsky’s 5th Symphony, 2nd Movement) (Mack...

Duration:02:18:40

Star Spangled Radio Hour - 2.24.18.mp3

2/24/2018
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SSRH 403 February 24, 2018 “FROM AN ARMED FORCES RADIO SERVICE SHIPPING UNIT, PART 2” COMMAND PERFORMANCE 238 “The Adventures of Superman” November 10, 1946 CBS Hollywood Wendell Niles, announcer Bob Hope, host With Paulette Goddard, Bela Lugosi, Sterling Holloway, The King Sisters G. I. JIVE (H-12-1307) Undated 1946 Martha Wilkerson, host BASIC MUSIC LIBRARY (POPULAR SERIES) P-668 (A / P-SSL-1322) That Little Dream Got Nowhere (Bing Crosby) I Don’t Know Why (The Andrews...

Duration:01:58:35

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