KEZW and the Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado present the Star Spangled Radio Hour every Saturday nigth at 6pm. 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!
Listen to the show June 15, 2013
Old Gold "Songs By Sinatra" Wednesday, January 30, 1946 9:00-9:30 p. m. (EST) CBS Hollywood Marvin Miller, announcer Benny Goodman and his Sextet, guests with The Pied Pipers, Alex Stordahl and his Orchestra (CBS) Lucky Strike "Light Up Time" Friday December 30, 1949 Rehearsal for 7:00-7:15 p.m. (EST) broadcast NBC Hollywood Don Wilson, announcer Jeff Alexander Orchestra
Listen to the show from June 8, 2013
For the second time on our program, we are pleased to present Chesterfield broadcasts by Paul Whiteman and Glenn Miller on the same bill. This time around, they and their bands are on the air from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and “the home of Chesterfields”. “Pops” kicks off the festivities with his Friday, May 13, 1938 CBS half-hour and GM continues with his Wednesday, May 15, 1940 effort. The Miller segment was broadcast from the then-new Indoor Gymnasium before a live audience of 12,000 people.
GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA Saturday, June 18, 1938, 9:30-10:00 p.m. Paradise Restaurant, New York (NBC-Red) Ben Grauer, announcer WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA Friday, September 29, 1939, 11:00-11:30 p.m. Levaggi’s Flamingo Room, Boston, Mass.(NBC-Blue) Fred B. Cole, announcer.
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!!!