Tag Archives: Bing Crosby

December 12: Happy Birthday Frank Sinatra

December 12 would be Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. We would like to wish Ol’ Blue Eyes a happy one. Sinatra is a bit of an enigma. There is no getting around it: Frank was cool. Frank made sure that everyone … Continue reading

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Big Band and Swing Bands in Old Time Radio

Music has always been an indispensable element of radio broadcast. The station which would eventually become WHA, Wisconsin Public Radio, began its first music broadcasts as early as 1917. It is not surprising that we have a number of terrific … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Esther Williams

It is often said that the secret to success is to be in the right place at the right time. The life and career of swimming sensation Esther Williams proves that it has to be the right person in the … Continue reading

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Bing and Rosemary, A Friendship

The Bing Crosby-Rosemary Clooney Show is a treat for audiences, but was also a good deal of fun for its stars. In 1960 radio made a bid to attract some daytime listeners, and proposed the project to Bing. Rosemary Clooney … Continue reading

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Paying for a Total War: The War Bond Drives

One striking aspect of the Second World War, when viewed from a distance of three or four generations, is the universality of the conflict. The public at large seems more in touch with “American Idol” than the progress of the … Continue reading

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