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The Star Spangled Radio Hour



 

KEZW and the Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado present the Star Spangled Radio Hour every Saturday night at 6 p.m. Hosts Rick Crandall and Dennis Spragg introduce live big band radio broadcast from the 30s and 40s each week that likely haven't been heard since they originally aired. It's an amazing look into a time capsule from the big band era and it's heard exclusively on AM 1430!

 

We've got a bit of a new look. The latest shows will appear in the feed above. Enjoy! 


July 19:


GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
 Wednesday, July 26, 1939
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle, New York
(NBC Red)
Jack McCarthy, announcer
 
Friday, July 28, 1939
11:00 – 11:30 p.m. (Part 1)
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle, New York
(NBC Blue)
Jack Costello, announcer

July 12:


ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA
 
Old Gold Melody and Madness
Tuesday, June 20, 1939
6:00-6:30 p.m. PDT
NBC Hollywood
NBC (Blue)
Knox Manning, announcer
Robert Benchley, host
 
Old Gold Melody and Madness
Tuesday, June 27, 1939
6:00-6:30 p.m. PDT
NBC Hollywood
NBC (Blue)
Knox Manning, announcer
Robert Benchley, host

July 5:


LOUIS ARMSTRONG
 JUBILEE 26
Recorded April 1943
Dubbed May 24, 1943
NBC Hollywood
Ken Carpenter, announcer
Ernest “Bubbles” Whitman, host
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra
Teresa Harris, Rcd Callender, Sonny Woods, guests
 
ESQUIRE ALL-AMERICAN JAZZ CONCERT (PART 3)
January 18, 1944
Metropolitan Opera House
New York
(BLUE) (AFRS)
Michael Roy, Blue Network Announcer
Leonard Feather, host
(Parts 1-2 aired on SSRH 97)

June 28:


GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
SSRH 212 140628-1 (29:41)
Friday, June 30, 1939
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle, New York
NBC (Blue)
Hugh James, announcer
 
 
Tuesday, August 1, 1939
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle, New York
NBC (Red)
Al Robinson, announcer

June 14:


THE ARMY AIR FORCES TRAINING COMMAND ORCHESTRA
DIRECTED BY CAPT. GLENN MILLER

I Sustain The Wings
Saturday, June 10, 1944
10:30-11:00 p.m. CWT (Partial)
Servicemen's Center
Chicago, Illinois
(NBC)
Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer
Capt. Glenn Miller, host

THE AMERICAN BAND OF THE SUPREME ALLIED COMMAND
DIRECTED BY CAPT. GLENN MILLER

The American Band of the Supreme Allied Command
July 27, 1944
Co-Partners Hall
Bedford, England
(AEFP-BBC)
Cpl. Paul Dubov, announcer
Capt. Glenn Miller, host
Ann Shelton, guest 


May 31th:


The Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra
Directed by Capt. Glenn Miller
 
MUSIC FROM AMERICA 22
Recorded Friday, June 2, 1944
NBC New York
For the Office of War Information
 
 
I SUSTAIN THE WINGS
Broadcast Saturday, June 3, 1944
11:30 p.m. – Midnight
NBC Vanderbilt Theatre
New York
(NBC)
Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer
Capt. Glenn Miller, host

May 24th:


BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Camel Caravan
Tuesday, May 9, 1939
8:30-9:00 p.m. (Central)
Fox Theatre
St. Louis, Missouri
(CBS)
Harry Holcombe, announcer
Johnny Mercer, host
 
ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Old Gold Melody and Madness
Sunday, March 12, 1939 (Eastern)
10:00-10:30 p.m.
New York
(CBS)
Del Sharbutt, announcer
Robert Benchley, host


May 17th:

GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
 Wednesday, May 17, 1939
11:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Opening Night
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle, New York
NBC (Blue)
Hugh James, announcer 
 
Tuesday, June 20, 1939
6:30-6:45 p.m.
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle, New York
NBC (Red)
Nelson Case, announcer

May 10th:


BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Camel Caravan
Tuesday, May 2, 1939
8:30-9:00 p.m.
Chicago
(CBS)
Harry Holcombe, announcer
Johnny Mercer, host
 
ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Old Gold Melody and Madness
Sunday, March 5, 1939
10:00-10:30 p.m.
New York
(CBS)
Del Sharbutt, announcer
Robert Benchley, host

May 3rd:


UNCLE SAM PRESENTS
Recorded Saturday, April 22, 1944
NBC Studio 6A
Radio City
New York
Office of War Information (OWI)
Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer
Capt. Glenn Miller, host
 
I SUSTAIN THE WINGS
Broadcast Saturday, April 22, 1944
6:00-6:30 p.m. EWT
Vanderbilt Theatre
New York
(NBC)
Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer
Capt. Glenn Miller, host


April 26th:

TOMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Friday, June 30, 1939, 11:30 p.m. -12:00 a.m.
Sky-Cooled Roof, Hotel Pennsylvania
New York
(NBC Blue)
Lyle Van, announcer
 
Thursday, September 14, 1939, 11:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Sky-Cooled Roof, Hotel Pennsylvania
New York
(Part 2)
(NBC Blue)
Lyle Van, announcer


April 19th:

Monday, March 27, 1939
12:00-12:30 a.m.
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
(NBC Blue) (Part 2)
 
Tuesday, April 18, 1939
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
(NBC Blue)


April 5th:

BING CROSBY
“Kraft Music Hall” No. 331
Thursday, May 4, 1944
6:00-6:30 p.m. PWT 
NBC Hollywood
Ken Carpenter, announcer
Bing Crosby, host
Gene Kelly, guest
With Marilyn Maxwell, The Charioteers, The Music Maids and Men, 
Leo “Ukie” Sherin, John Scott Trotter and Orchestra 

JOHNNY MERCER
“Chesterfield Music Shop”
Tuesday, August 15, 1944
7:00-7:15 p.m.
NBC Hollywood
(NBC)
Wendell Niles, announcer
Johnny Mercer, host
Jack Teagarden, guest
With Jo Stafford, the Pied Pipers, Paul Weston and Orchestra


March 29th:

THE ARMY AIR FORCES TRAINING COMMAND ORCHESTRA
DIRECTED BY CAPT. GLENN MILLER
“Uncle Sam Presents”
 Saturday, March 25, 1944
NBC New York
(Office of War Information)
Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer
Capt. Glenn Miller, host

“I Sustain the Wings”
Saturday, March 25, 1944
6:00-6:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Theatre, New York
(NBC)
Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer
Capt. Glenn Miller, host


March 22nd: 
HARRY JAMES AND HIS MUSIC MAKERS
The Harry James Show 122
Tuesday, February 22, 1944
From Chesterfield Time Broadcast
CBS Hollywood
(AFRS)
Harry James, host
 
One Night Stand 246
Thursday, May 25, 1944
From CBS Sustaining Broadcast
Hotel Astor, New York
(AFRS)


 

Do you remember the joy of sitting by an old wood radio and listening to the timeless music of the big bands and singers of the 40? Maybe you’re too young and always wondered what it must have been like to read by the light of the old Philco while band after band broadcast live from around the country. That’s exactly the experience you get with The Star Spangled Radio Hour on KEZW.

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. Some were broadcast on Armed Forces Radio exclusively for the troops overseas during WWII. Others were radio broadcasts heard coast-to-coast in the 40’s. Each week we share the history of the artists and songs and take you on a magical journey to big bands golden days.

The Star Spangled Radio Hour is a production of KEZW-CU GMA Presents and is heard exclusively on America’s #1 Big Band station, Studio 1430. Join us this week!!! 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
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