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Big Band Remotes From The 40′s

Popular radio during the 1930s and throughout the 1940s included live coast-to-coast radio transmissions of “big bands”, or dance bands. These live remotes were held mostly in hotels, ballrooms, restaurants and clubs. During the war years, it was expanded to include military bases and defense plants. For your listening pleasure, we bring you: Gene Krupa (pictured to the right) and his ... Read More »

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I am nostalgic for a time I did not live in. I believe the forties decade gave us the finest entertainers, musicians, movies, (film noir is my favorite), radio, and fashion. Above all, I have a true appreciation for the sacrifices, determination, and the character of our people and our country during those times. Men, women, and children. Tom Brokaw had it right when he described the young men and... Read More »