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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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1/3/17 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 Desert 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.
4/4/17 1807 Bill Finegan Centennial -- Celebrating a premier composer, arranger and bandleader.
4/11/17 1808 Helen Forrest Centennial -- She sang with Shaw, Goodman and James.
4/18/17 1809 Ella Fitzgerald Centennial -- A soloist in a class all her own.
4/25/17 1810 Desert Island 83 -- Favorite recordings of a Massachusetts listener.
5/2/17 1811 Big Band Era From A To Z 17 -- More in a series saluting music headliners.
5/9/17 1812 Time After Time -- Tunes with this word in the title.
5/16/17 1813 Bands in the Movies 3 -- Tunes from 1940 musical films.
5/23/17 1814 Songs of the Islands -- Majorca, Cuba, Capri, etc.
5/30/17 1815 Big Bands Songbook -- Familiar tunes from the 30s and 40s.
6/6/17 1816 Bea Wain Centennial -- She turned 100 on April 30.
6/13/17 1817 Delightful Duets -- Songs From the Movies.
6/20/17 1818 Name Mergers -- Playing With Bandleaders' Names.
6/27/17 1819 Lena Horne Centennial -- Tracing the life of this celebrated vocalist.
7/4/17 1820 May I Borrow a Tune? -- Number 34 in a series.
7/11/17 1821 What's in a Name? -- Obscure song titles and their origin.
7/18/17 1822 Grammy Hall of Fame 5 -- More recordings recognized for their uniqueness.
7/25/17 1823 Estate Sale 2 -- Recorded gems picked up "for a song."
8/1/17 1824 Café Society -- Music from Woody Allen's 2016 movie.
8/8/17 1825 Radio Days -- Music from Woody Allen's movie.
8/15/17 1826 Billboard, September 19, 1942.
8/22/17 1827 Frank Loesser -- Reviewing the somposer's life work.
8/29/17 1828 School Days -- Celebrating education in popular songs.


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

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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AL Dothan WRWA-FM 88.7 Sat, 10:00 pm
  Phenix City WTJB-FM 91.7 Sat, 10:00 pm
  Troy/Montgomery WTSU-FM 89.9 Sat, 10:00 pm
AK Barrow KBRW 91.9 Wed, 2 :00 pm
  Juneau KTOO-FM 104.3 Mon, 9:00 pm
AR Batesville KUAR-FM 94.7 Fri, 9:00 pm
  Forrest City KUAR-FM 94.7 Fri, 9:00 pm
  Little Rock KUAR-FM
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*
CA Atherton KCEA-FM
89.1 Sun, 9:00 pm*
  Round Mountain KKRN 88.5 Tue, 12:00 noon
CO Parachute KSBP-LP 103.9 Fri, 11:00 pm, Sun, 4:00 am 
FL Panama City WKGC-FM 90.7 Sat, 11:00 pm
  Vero Beach WYYR
  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 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 ---- Sun, 3:00 pm
  Texarkana KTXK-FM 91.5 Sat, Midnight
UT Spanish Fork ---- Sun, 9:00 pm* (Mountain)
VA Chesapeake/Norfolk WHRO, The 1920s
io Network
On-Line Only Tue, 2:00 pm,
Fri, 2:00 pm
  Radford WVRU-FM 89.9 Tue, 2:00 pm*
  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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