The Star Spangled Radio Hour


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!


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

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:

“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 

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

March 29th:

“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
Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer
Capt. Glenn Miller, host

March 22nd: 
The Harry James Show 122
Tuesday, February 22, 1944
From Chesterfield Time Broadcast
CBS Hollywood
Harry James, host
One Night Stand 246
Thursday, May 25, 1944
From CBS Sustaining Broadcast
Hotel Astor, New York


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!!!