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My Guest DJ Adventure at WDVR

On Sunday, I was able to spend almost 90 minutes as a guest DJ on my favorite “oldies” radio show – Tin Pan Alley – on WDVR 89.7 FM. The appearance was a gift from my wife; the station allows guest DJs with a donation as part of its fundraising efforts.

WDVR is a special station because it is non-commercial and a non-profit, and it plays a lot of music you won’t hear on other stations. More than 50 volunteers run the station  – you can check out the station and the shows at https://www.pennjerseyradio.org/.

Barb Zentner’s Tin Pan Alley is three hours of “Sunday afternoons of hot jazz & swing, vaudeville & novelty songs, and your favorite tea while listening to British dance bands & music hall artists. ” Barb has great taste and a wide knowledge of all kinds of music. It was an honor to be on her show and talk about the type of 78 rpm records I love and collect.

Here is a link to the first 10 minutes of the show:

Here is the entire broadcast, with news and promos deleted:

Here is the track list:

  1. Somebody Loves Me – Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra (2:29)
  2. Sugar – Alberta Hunter and Thomas “Fats” Waller (3:14)
  3. Louise  – Ben Pollack & His Park Central Orchestra (3:24)
  4. Blue Moon – Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:14)
  5. Wild About Horns On Automobiles – Billy Hays & His Orchestra (3:18)
  6. Try A Little Tenderness  – Bing Crosby (3:12)
  7. Everybody Loves My Baby – The Boswell Sisters (2:22)
  8. An Operatic Nightmare -Frank Banta (3:13)
  9. Tip Toe Through The Tulips – Fred Rich & His Orchestra (3:06)
  10. I Like Pie, I Like Cake  – Goofus Five (3:15)
  11. Three Little Words – Quintet of the Hot Club of France (2:52)
  12. Just The Same – Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra (3:00)
  13. Gems from “Oh, Kay”– The Revelers (4:25)
  14. Gershwin Memorial Concert Medley – Nat Shilkret and the Victor Salon Orchestra (7:58)
  15. Never Swat A Fly – McKinney’s Cotton Pickers (3:02)
  16. Stardust – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra (3:30)
  17. Heigh Ho – Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra (2:45)

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