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Tue January 24, 2006
Swingin' Down the Lane
Swingin' Down the Lane airs each Wednesday evening at 5pm on KETR.
A greeting from David Miller
Host and Producer, Swingin' Down The Lane
taken from www.bigband-era.com:
We're dedicated to keeping the big band sound alive and well. Big bands have been around since the 1920's, and the recent interest in swing music has rekindled the flame. New generations are thrilling to Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and of course the illustrious Duke Ellington.
I've been an ardent fan of the big bands all my life. As a child growing up in New Jersey, I set my radio dial to WNEW, where "Make Believe Ballroom" featured a constant stream of recordings by big bands and their vocalists.
Swing music went into hibernation for a while, as vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como stole the spotlight away. Determined to keep the old sound alive, I accumulated a collection of over 9,000 recordings. With such a rich resource at my fingertips, it was a natural next step to inaugurate a weekly radio program, which went on the air in 1983 and is now carried by over 40 National Public Radio stations.
Stop by often, and be sure to provide feedback. We're determined to make this your single best source of big band news and information!
Visit Swingin' Down the Lane on the web at www.bigband-era.com.
Swingin' Down the Lane airs each Wednesday evening at 5pm on FM-88.9 KETR and ketr.org.