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Two American icons, Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, got together for 2 unforgettable nights at New York's Lincoln Center last year and their resulting "Two Men With The Blues" is a knockout. This unlikely paring of gritty country musician Nelson and the clean cut urban jazzer Marsalis leaves the listener exhilarated at having evesdropped on two magnificent musicians working in true form and "devastated at not having been there in person."

Listen in on this just released astonishing album and experience for yourself along with their stupendous "five-piece band firing on all cylinders." Wed, July 23, 3-4PM.



Special Guest Native Fairfielder Laurie Stokes Joins Rich Sims on the Jazz Hour Mix playing a Variety of Big Band, Romance, Heartthrob, Break-Up tunes and More.

Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Etta James, Pussy Cat Dolls, King Curtis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lauren Wood, Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto light up a fun hour with plenty of chat and interesting tidbits inbetween.

Tune in Wed 3PM on the best LPFM station around

NbyNW1959's North By Northwest is understandably considered Alfred Hitchcock's greatest film and a quintessential music masterpiece by Bernard Herrmann. As a kid, I used to go the the theater just to hear this compelling score so tune in as we listen to Joel McNeely conducting a new version of this Hitchcock picture to end all pictures and a soundtrack "filled with rich motivic development, original orchestration and fascinating rhythms". Thurs June 12 9am.


2008 marks the 50th anniversary of Stereo and the 60th anniversary of Vinyl Long Playing Microgroove Records. From 2 Channel Stereo to now 8 +channel Surround Sound HiTech Systems, Tune in Wed May 14th 2PM and hear some of the best Ultra Lounge, Bachelor Pad and Crime Jazz music of the 50's, 60's and beyond. And some of those Long Playing Vinyl Records of the past have never gone out of style.


Tune in Wednesday at 2pm for an exciting hour of Bachelor Pad Music and Crime Jazz.

It's the Soundtrack for High Living sure to tune up your week.

Some of the hippest grooves of the 50's, 60's and beyond in the Swing, Rock and Space Age Pop genre.

Nat Cole

The best of 20th Century CROONERS take over the Jazz Hour Mix show Wed.

Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee all helped define and popularize the 'Great American Songbook' of standards and ballads becaming the envy of the world along with the Big Bands that played along with them.

So tune-in to these incredible singers and get entertained to the Max on Wed January 30 at 3pm!

Tune in Thursday January 17 @ 9AM for Listening To The Movies.

It's fair to say that John Williams single handedly brought back the classic Hollywood orchestral soundtracks to the silver screen with his partnerships with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. He has composed the music and served as a music director for more than one hundred films, received forty-five Academy Award nominations making him the Academy's most nominated living person.

He has been awarded five Oscars, seven British Academy Awards (BAFTA), twenty Grammys, four Golden Globes, four Emmys and numerous gold and platinum records. He is considered the 'Billion Dollar Composer' in box office movie sales and has some of the most recognizable music in all of film. Who can't hum themes from Star Wars, Jaws, ET, Indiana Jones, Superman and Harry Potter just to name a few.

Miklos Rozsa


Tune in Thursday Dec 20th 9-10am during the first half hour for highlights of Miklos Rosza's stunning and magnificent score Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. This 1959 winner of 11 Academy Awards is one of the most honored films of all time portraying some of the most enthralling music ever written for the screen.

Join me Wednesday October 17th 2-3pm for a full hour of Ultra Lounge playing way cool Bachelor Pad Music in the Detective, Secret Agent, Cops, Robbers and Crime Jazz genre of the 50's & 60's. It almost doesn't get any better than this.
Don't miss this one!

Join me as I honor my favorite and one of the greatest film music composers of the twentieth century, Bernard HerrmBernard Herrmannann.
Herrmann was a "master at evoking psychological nuance and dramatic tension through music, often using unheard-of instrumental combinations to suit the dramatic needs of a film. His scores are among the most distinguished ever written."

I will highlight excerpts from his memorably chilling score Psycho, the suspense & romance of North By Northwest, Vertigo, the Sci Fi classic The Day The Earth Stood Still, the fantasy adventure 7th Voyage of Sinbad and more.

Tune in for an unforgettable Listening to the Movies experience. Thursday, July 12 9am.

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