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Oct. 1, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 10/3/22 Edition

On this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom Jack Teagarden's some may say strange obsession, we go back to 1935 to learn …

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Sept. 25, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 9/26/22 Edition

On this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom, a look at a singer who you might not recognize..and perhaps neither did he, …

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Sept. 19, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 9/19/22 Edition

On this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom a whole lot of listeners emails, wrapped around some great music and stories …

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Sept. 12, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 9/12/22 Edition

On this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom a Benny Goodman second look, a bandleader whose name sounds familiar but hard…

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Sept. 5, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 9/5/22 Edition

On this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom, the history of a swing era classics name, a famous record club selection, so…

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Aug. 22, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 8/22/22 Edition

Join us for this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom as we explore the music venues in the old Hotel Pennsylvania in New …

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Aug. 14, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 8/15/22 Edition

Join us for this week's edition of Make Believe Ballroom where we take a close look at a gentleman who had absolutely nothing to …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 8/8/22 Edition

Join us in the Make Believe Ballroom this week as we look at the music we play on our virtual turntable and real turntable in the…

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Aug. 1, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 8/1/22 Edition

On this edition of the Make Believe Ballroom, we take most of the program to read show emails. Through the emails, we learn of a …

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July 25, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 7/25/22 Edition

On this edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM a risque song from a Jack Benny bandleader, Lenny from Down the Block shares a drumm…

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July 18, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 7/18/22 Edition

On this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM a look at a female bandleader who led an all-male band, some tunes that you may not realize …

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July 10, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 7/11/22 Edition

On this edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM a quick tribute to a great bassist, an unlikely female band leader, mail order music…

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July 4, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 7/4/22 Edition

On this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM we are taking a quick one week summer holiday. In the meantime, a Make Believe Ballroom Redu…

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June 27, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 6/27/22 Edition

Another great edition of the Make Believe Ballroom featuring an action-packed hour of some wonderful music and stories from the b…

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June 19, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 6/20/22 Edition

On this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom we do our twice-annual console cleaning in the Crystal Studio to remove all t…

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June 12, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 6/13/22 Edition

On this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom a special look at the Hollywood Walk of Fame and some of the stars of the big…

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June 6, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 6/6/22 Edition

On this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom more swinging to the classics with John Kirby. more music surrounding FDR's P…

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June 2, 2022

RADIO REDUX – The Andrews Sisters drama wreaks havoc on Glenn Miller

The Andrews Sisters didn't play nice when they had the golden opportunity to be paired with Glenn Miller on the radio.

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May 29, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 5/30/22 Edition

A nice test pressing, sage advice from a legend, maybe the biggest birthday party ever, the toast of NY jazz, classical music on …

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May 23, 2022

RADIO REDUX - Ray Anthony's Dilemma

This listener's favorite concerns the relationship between trumpet player and bandleader Ray Anthony and Glenn Miller. Ray celebr…

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May 23, 2022

RADIO REDUX - Morey" The Rat" Amsterdam

What made famous comedian Morey Amsterdam a "rat" during the big band era? Listen to an interesting story of how one of the belov…

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May 22, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 5/23/22 Edition

Join Jeff Bressler for this week's Make Believe Ballroom featuring a Washington DC high school music edict, a Glenn Miller bust? …

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May 15, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom 5/16/22 Edition

Join Jeff Bressler for this week's Make Believe Ballroom featuring some paranoid 1940s DJs, a practical joking music legend, an e…

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May 8, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 5/9/22 Edition

On this week's Make Believe Ballroom - Are there still Big Band era luminaries with us today? A battle between a bandleader and a…

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