[AMRadio] Music from the 40s


Bob Bruhns bbruhns at erols.com
Tue Jan 24 18:05:06 EST 2006


I often hear 40s and early 50s music on CBC Toronto 740
AM.  (Used to be CBL Toronto.)

  Bacon, WA3WDR


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "W1EOF" <w1eof at hamnutz.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>;
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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:34 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Music from the 40s


> Todd -
>
> I know it doesn't sound the same as those 6V6's
pushing your speaker, but
> there are streaming alternatives on the internet.
Somebody said that WABC
> streams although I have not checked out their
website. There are also quite
> a few on live365.com. My favorite though is WMKV in
Ohio. Pretty much 24/7
> 40s style music. Lastly there is XM radio which has a
channel devoted to 40s
> music.
>
> I don't have a good AM broadcast receiver setup in
the office at the moment
> but I will soon. I should be able to get WABC here in
RI most nights.
>
> 73,
>
> Mark W1EOF
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Todd, KA1KAQ [mailto:ka1kaq at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 9:37 AM
> > To: Discussion of AM Radio
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] (no subject)
> >
> >
> > On 1/23/06, ne1s <ne1s at neandertech.com> wrote:
> >
> > > It was like being caught in a time warp. Some of
my fondest childhood
> > > memories are of hanging out in my grandfather's
cellar in Chatham, NJ
> > > building, fixing or otherwise diddling with some
radio with
> > WABC cranking
> > > the tunes.
> >
> > I used to enjoy listening to big band music on 830
WCRN out of
> > Worcester/Framingham area but they went to an
oldies format sometime
> > last year. I like oldies too, but it's hard to find
40s type music on
> > AM these days so I miss WCRN in that sense. At
50kw, they have a
> > potent signal up this way. You might give them a
try too.
> >
> > There was also a station over in NY that played big
band music a few
> > years ago, but they got bought up by Disney and
ended up playing
> > children's music and soundtracks from Disney
movies. Think it was
> > WQEW? Up near the top of the dial.
> >
> > It's always more enjoyable to hear some old music
on AM broadcast
> > rather than more talk radio, but to me at least,
there's nothing like
> > hearing some Glenn Miller or Tommy Dorsey tunes
rumbling out of a big
> > old speaker with the receiver dials and tubes
glowing away.
> >
> > Thanks for passing this on, Larry - I'll have to
fire up that SX-28A
> > in the front foyer that you were tuning around with
in December - bet
> > it'll sound great, WABC always comes in here well.
(o:
> >
> > de Todd/'Boomer'  KA1KAQ
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