Welcome to "Rapidly Rotating Records", Glenn Robison's weekly, one-hour radio program of "toe-tapping music from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and 30s", broadcast Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM over KISL FM 88.7 Avalon.
This week's show is all about radio, radio bands and radio personalities and is dedicated to the participants in the Transom Traveling Radio Story Workshop, being hosted by KISL. Transom channels new work and new voices to public radio and public media and you can find out more about the organization at www.transom.org. Given Catalina's radio history, which goes back to 1903 and Avalon's Space Telegraph Wireless Station, it's very fitting that the workshop be held here. Eight up-and-coming radio producers from across the country have arrived on the island, kicking off a week-long radio workshop taught by Rob Rosenthal, lead instructor of the Transom Story Workshop. Assisting in the workshop will be David Weinberg, heard regularly on American Public Media's Marketplace program and producer/host of Random Tape, heard on KISL. Also assisting will be Station Manager David "Marko" Markowitz and Jordan Monroe, KISL's Director of Community Outreach. The participants will be spreadiug out across the island this week to conduct interviews with islanders of note and will be presenting their completed interviews on Friday evening, so you'll want to be sure to tune in for that. So as a special welcome to everyone associated with the Transom workshop, and with best wishes for a spectacularly successful week, tonight's show is all about radio. As always, simply click on the link below to instantly stream and/or download the show. And your comments, requests and topic suggestions are always welcome.
Here's the complete playlist:
Turn On Your Radio (And Listen In On Your Home Town) – Ben Selvin and His Moulin Rouge Orchestra / Irving Kaufman, v.
Mr. Radio Man – Al Jolson with Isham Jones' Orchestra
Man With New Radio – Alex Templeton
Radio Rhythm – Savannah Syncopators (Fletcher Henderson)
TOPIC: Radio Vocalists
You're The Cream In My Coffee – Lou Gold AHO / The Radio Imps (Ed Smalle & Jerry Macy), v.
What'll You Do? – Piccadilly Players & The Radio Girl
Anything Goes – Lew Stone and His Band / The Radio Three, v.
Lay My Head Beneath A Rose – Colonial Club Orchestra (Bob Haring / Frank Bessinger & Frank Wright (The Radio Franks), v.
TOPIC: Radio Bands
How Many Times? – The Radiolites (Ben Selvin) / Irving Kaufman, v.
Little Girl – Fred Rich's Radio Orchestra / Elmer Feldkamp, v.
I'm Yours – Benrus Radio Orchestra / Paul Small, v.
When I Take My Sugar To Tea – Harry Reser's Radio Band / Frank Luther, v.
Pages Of Radio Land, Part 1 – New Mayfair Orchestra Directed by Ray Noble / Al Bowlly, v.
List'ning On Some Radio – Bar Harbor Society Orchestra
Radio Lady O' Mine – Lou Gold AHO
Mr. Radio Man – Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra (Joseph Samuels)