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Schedule

Date and Program Theme

(Date indicates when program is first available to stations.  Actual broadcast typically follows within ten days of that date.)

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1/5/16 1742 Desert Island 74 -- Smooth songs from the 1940s.
1/12/16 1743 Centenarians 2016 -- Harry James, Billy May and others would be 100 in this year.
1/19/16 1744 Big Band Era from A to Z 12 -- More in a series saluting music headliners.
1/26/16 1745 All-Time Hit Parade 4 -- Top tunes of 1935 to 1950.
2/2/16 1746 Billboard, April 25, 1942 -- Record reviews from many years ago.
2/9/16 1747 Countdown -- Songs with numbers in the titles.
2/16/16 1748 Desert Island 75 -- Classic swing and blues tunes.
2/23/16 1749 Basie And Company 2 -- Collaborations with other artists.
3/1/16 1750 All-Time Hit Parade 5 -- Top tunes of 1935-1950.
3/8/16 1751 Harry James Centennial 1 -- Celebrating the 100th anniversary of this trumpeter.
3/15/16 1752 Harry James Centennial 2 -- Celebrating the 100th anniversary of this trumpeter.
3/22/16 1753 Cassette Gems 1 -- Long-neglected recordings from the 1940s.
3/29/16 1754 Desert Island 76 -- A potpourri of tunes from the Big Band Era.
4/5/16 1755 All-Time Hit Parade 6 -- Longest-running #1 songs, 1935 - 1950.
4/12/16 1756 Swing Band Reunion 2 -- Reproducing playlist from big band concert.
4/19/16 1757 Big Band Era From A To Z 13 -- More in a series saluting music headliners.
4/26/16 1758 Desert Island 77 -- Wide variety of male and female vocalists.
5/3/16 1759 Billboard,November 28, 1942 -- Catching up on our reading.
5/10/16 1760 Dixieland Bash 2 -- Small-group jazz.
5/17/16 1761 Night and Day -- Playing with song titles.
5/24/16 1762 May I Borrow a Tune? -- Familiar song, unfamiliar interpretation.
5/31/16 1763 D-Day Hero -- Music-themed letters home from World War II hero.
6/7/16 1764 Broadway Title Songs 2 -- Recalling some of the best show tunes.
6/14/16 1765 Everything I've Got 2 -- Playing with song titles.
6/21/16 1766 Memory Lane -- Thanks For the Memory and other songs.
6/28/16 1767 Big Band Era From A To Z 14 -- More in a series saluting music headliners.
7/5/16 1768 The Spitfire Band -- Canadian musicians reproduce the great instrumentals.
7/12/16 1769 Kalmar and Ruby -- Output of a premier song-writing team.
7/19/16 1770 Honor Graduates 1 -- Male singers with big bands who made it big on their own.
7/26/16 1771 Honor Graduates 2 -- Female singers with big bands who made it big on their own.
8/2/16 1772 Trombonology -- A dozen practitioners on this instrument.
8/9/16 1773 Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra -- Modern band recreates 1920s favorites.
8/16/16 1774 Early Jazz Gems -- Original recordings from the 1920s.
8/23/16 1775 Billboard,June 6, 1942 -- Catching up on the latest big band news.
8/30/16 1776 March Time -- Big bands play music suitable for parades.
9/6/16 1777 Big Band Era From A To Z 15 -- More in a series saluting music headliners.
9/13/16 1778 May I Borrow A Tune? 33 -- Familiar tune, unfamiliar arrangement.
9/20/16 1779 Desert Island 78 -- Major instrumental hits of the Big Band Era.
9/27/16 1780 Tom And Jerry -- Musical personalities who share a first name.
10/4/16 1781 Dance Date -- Big bands play at the ballrooms.
10/11/16 1782 Remembering Pete Fountain -- New Orleans clarinetist had a colorful career.
10/18/16 1783 Yesterday -- Tunes about the past.
10/25/16 1784 Tomorrow -- Tunes about the future.
11/1/16 1785 Ray Conniff Centennial -- Arranger, composer, trombonist, bandleader.
11/8/16 1786 Billy May Centennial -- Arranger, composer, trumpet man, bandleader.
11/15/16 1787 Saved From the Outbasket -- Parade of tunes we didn't know we had.
11/22/16 1788 Hits of 1916 --Tunes that topped the charts 80 years ago.
11/29/16 1789 Remembering Pearl Harbor -- Songs of World War II.
12/6/16 1790 Desert Island 79 -- North Carolina gentleman names his favorite big band recordings.
12/13/16 1791 Updating the 1920's 3 -- Original recordings compared with later interpretations.
12/20/16 1792 Christmas Tidings -- Songs of the season.
12/27/16 1793 Top Hits of 1917, Part 1 -- Tunes that topped the charts 80 years ago.
1/3/17 1794 Centenarians 2017, Part 1 -- Musicians and vocalists born 100 years ago.
1/10/17 1795 Billy Butterfield Centennial -- Trumpeter with a pure tone, born 100 years ago.
1/17/17 1796 Centenarians 2017, Part 2 -- Musicians and vocalists born 100 years ago.
1/24/17 1797 Desert Island 80 -- Favorite tunes of an Arkansas listener.
1/31/17 1798 Saved From the Outbasket 2 -- Recordings that almost got away from us.
2/7/17 1799 Singin' in the Rain -- Tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds.
2/14/17 1800 Top Hits of 1917, Part  2 -- More of the favorite tunes of 100 years ago.
2/21/17 1801 Desert Island 81 -- A priest reveals his favorite big band recordings.
2/28/17 1802 Big Band Era From A To Z 16 -- More in a series saluting music headliners.
3/7/17 1803 Disney and the Big Band Era -- Songs from the early full-length films.
3/14/17 1804 Estate Sale 1 -- Gems from the collection of an enthusiastic big band fan.
3/21/17 1805 Deser Island 82 -- More favorite recordings of a priest.
3/28/17 1806 Billboard, March 28, 1942 -- Trade magazine reports music news of 75 years ago.

 


Join the SDL Club

Consider this your personal invitation to become a member of the SDL Club. SDL stands for Swingin’ Down the Lane. It also stands for a dedicated effort to preserve one of America’s proudest art forms --- big band music.

A LITTLE BACKGROUND: For over 30 years I’ve hosted a weekly radio program spotlighting the big bands --- everyone from Goodman to Garber, Miller to Mancini and Ellington to Elgart. Each week I reach into our database of 100,000 song titles to select recordings that fit the theme of our program. We may play music to accompany an interview with a big band vocalist or leader. We may salute women in jazz or mark the 100th birth anniversary of big band pioneers.

Though we’re adding new stations all the time, many people who regularly visit our website don’t live in areas where they can receive our weekly broadcasts. If Swingin’ Down the Lane isn’t broadcast in your area, the SDL Club offers the opportunity to hear the program on a regular basis. On the other hand, if it is broadcast near you, we provide a chance to hear a program as many times as you wish.

CLUB BENEFITS.  As a member of the SDL Club, you will receive each month the CD of your choice from among programs broadcast during the previous month.  You’ll also be eligible to purchase additional programs for only $7.00, less than half the prices quoted in our Music Store..

MEMBERSHIP DUES.  Regular membership in the SDL Club is $75 a year. Imagine, each month you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind CD. Over the course of a year you’ll receive 12 CD’s valued at $180 – more than twice the amount of the dues!

We’ve also established an elite member category, which offers all 52 programs on CD for annual dues of $250. This category is limited to 12 people --- one for each month of the year. In recognition of their support, each Elite Member is designated on-air as program underwriter of the month. 

As a special introductory offer, a 3-month trial membership in the Club is available for only $25. If you elect to continue, we’ll extend your membership for an additional nine months for an additional payment of $50.

So join now, and become a member of a club dedicated to the glorification of big band music of yesterday and today. Show your interest by e-mailing me at swing@bigband-era.com.


Station Line-Up

Since its initial broadcast in 1983, Swingin' Down The Lane, our weekly one-hour radio program, has grown steadily in popularity. It is now offered on close to 50 National Public Radio and community stations. Please inform us of any changes in time/day of broadcast, so that we can keep this page up-to-date.

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  Phenix City WTJB-FM 91.7 Sat, 10:00 pm
  Troy/Montgomery WTSU-FM 89.9 Sat, 10:00 pm
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AR Batesville KUAR-FM 94.7 Fri, 9:00 pm
  Forrest City KUAR-FM 94.7 Fri, 9:00 pm
  Little Rock KUAR-FM
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89.1 Fri, 9:00 pm*
  Monticello KUAR-FM 94.5 Fri, 9:00 pm*
AZ Tucson KUAZ-FM 89.1 Thu, 7:00 pm
  Tucson KUAZ-AM 1550 Thu, 7:00 pm
  Sierra Vista KUAZ-FM 91.7 Thu, 7:00 pm*
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89.1 Sun, 9:00 pm*
  Round Mountain KKRN 88.5 Tue, 12:00 noon
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  Vero Beach WYYR
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  Tue, 9:00 pm
GA Columbus WTJB-FM 91.7 Sat, 10:00 pm
ID Rexburg  KBYI-FM  94.3 Sat, 7:00 pm
IL Danville WITY 980 am Sat, 6:00 am
Sat, 6:00 pm
IA Cedar Rapids KCCK-FM 88.3 Thu, 4:00 am*
LA Baton Rouge WBRH-FM 90.3 Sun, 11:00 am
  Monroe KEDM-FM 90.3 Fri, 9:00 pm
MD Bel Air WHFC-FM 91.1 Mon, 10:00 pm
  Frostburg WFWM-FM 91.9 Sat, 7:00 pm
  Salisbury WSCL-FM 89.5 Sat, 8:00 pm
MN Austin KMSK-FM 91.3 Tue, 6:00 pm
  Mankato KMSU-FM 89.7 Tue, 6:00 pm*
NH Meredith Winni Radio   Sun, 8:00 pm
NM Maljamar KMTH-FM 98.7 Sat, 8:00 pm
  Portales KENW-FM 89.5 Sat, 8:00 pm
NY Jamestown WRFA-FM 107.9 Sun, 6:00 pm*
  Oneonta WUOW-FM 104.7 Mon, 11:00 pm
NC New Bern WTEB-FM 89.3 Sat, 10:00 pm*
OH Dayton WSWO-LP 97.3 Sat, 9:00 am
  Loudonville WZLP-LP 95.7 Sun, 9:00 pm
OK Lawton KCCU-FM 89.3 Sat, 2:00 pm
OR Gilchrist KITC-FM 106.5 Sun 4:00 pm
Fri, 3:30 pm
  Warm Springs KWSO-FM 91.9 Sat, 2:00 pm
PA  Grove City WSAJ-FM 91.5 Sun, 5:00 pm
TX College Station KAMU-FM 90.9 Sat, 9:00 pm*
  Commerce KETR-FM 88.9 Mon, 7:00 pm
  Harlingen 88FM 88.9 Sat, 6:00 am*
Sun, 6:00 pm*
  Killeen KNCT-FM 91.3 Sun, 6:00 pm*
  McAllen KHID-FM 88.1 Sat, 6:00 am
Sun, 6:00 pm
  Midland-Odessa KQSAonline.com ---- Sun, 3:00 pm
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UT Spanish Fork mixutah.com ---- Sun, 9:00 pm* (Mountain)
VA Chesapeake/Norfolk WHRO, The 1920s
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  Virginia Beach W257BV 99.3 Wed, 2:00 pm, Sat and Sun, 8:00 pm
WA Chewelah KCHW-FM 102.7 Mon, 6:00 pm
  Spokane KPBX-FM 91.1 Fri, 7:00 pm
WI La Crosse WLSU-FM 88.9 Sat, Noon;
Thu, 9:00 pm
Germany Hamburg   96.0 1st Sun, 2:00 pm
         

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