Swing-Sked - A Listing of Swing-Era Radio Shows on the Internet

Program Schedules and Archives - Most Are One Click to Listen


The easy-to-access sites listed here play music in the style of the 1930s through the early-1950s as typified by Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. This one-page site was created because the music of this "swing era" is now a rarity, and the categories "Swing" or "Big Band" are not even listed on most music-locater web sites. The table below lists continuous streaming audio sites, radio stations' swing-music Internet-broadcast schedules and sources of downloadable archived broadcasts or music. Swing-Sked significantly helps swing-era fans find great free music that they can listen to at any time without logging in, registering or subscribing.

June 10, 2012 - All links have been checked and updated if required. Boy, there are a lot of links on this page! ---- May 9, 2012 - I have had to revert to an earlier version of this page because of editing abuse by viewers. The ability of viewers to edit has been removed. See Member Editing at the bottom of the page.

Abbreviations list, supplemental info. and editing instructions follow the schedule table.

Enjoy! And please consider financial support for your favorite sources.

-------------------------Station or Program Web Site-------------------------
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Very Frequent or Continuous Swing Music




KABL - San Francisco, CA
AP



KCEA - Atherton, CA - Requests
M3



KMRE - Bellingham, WA - American Museum of Radio & Elect.
M3



KZQX - Chalk Hill, TX
M3



WKHR - Cleveland, OH
M3 RA WM



WMKV - Cincinnati, OH
WM



WOBO - Batavia, OH - 40% BB - Check the Schedule first
M3 WM



Tuxedo Junction - L. A., CA - Lots here - Explore and enjoy
LP



Big Band Cantina - Somewhat heavy on commercials
LP



1920s Radio Network
M3



Big Band Central - San Jose, CA - Many Vocal Selections
AP



Pandora - Create your own streaming Internet radio station
LP



Radio Dismuke - 1925 to 1935 selections - AP but choose one of the 5 players
LP



Radio Shaker - Use the Genre & Subgenre Buttons to get 10 Swing and 13 Big Band stations - Player top center
LP



Shoutcast - Search for: Swing (63 Stations) or BB (26 Sta.) (Search not working 6/9/12)
n/a



Slacker - Click on Standards/Big Band in the Stations Frame
AP



Stay Tuned America - OTR also - Check the Guide first (Temporarily off the air 6/9/12)
SD



------Also see the Archives section at the end of the table--------









Sunday
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WMAY - Springfield, IL - All-American T-Shirt Co.'s BB Sun.
LP
1 AM
10 PM
10
KKJZ - Long Beach, CA - Swingin' Years - DJ-Chuck Cecil
LP
9 AM
6 AM
4
KSDS - San Diego, CA - BB Brunch - DJ-Ross Porter
LP
1 PM
10 AM
2
WMNU - Marquette, MI - Sunday Swing
M3 M3
1 PM
10 AM
1
WSGE - Gaston College NC - DJ-Roger Burt
M3
1 PM
10 AM
4
KCCK - Cedar Rapids, IA - BB Memories - DJs Hahn & Kent
WM M3
2 PM
11 AM
4
CFZM - AM 740 - Toronto, ON - Vintage Favourites
LP
2 PM
11 AM
2
Massachusetts Internet Radio - Big Band Blast (Play links on this site appear dead 6/9/12)
WM M3
3 PM
12 PM
?
CJRT-FM - Toronto, ON - The BB with Glen Woodcock
LP
5 PM
2 PM
5
WDCB - Glen Ellyn, IL - New Vintage - DJ-Bill O'Connell
WM
6 PM
3 PM
1
CFZM - AM 740 - Toronto, ON - Big Band Sunday Night
LP
7 PM
4 PM
5
WWOZ - New Orleans - Swing Session - DJ-Kathleen Lee
M3 WM
7 PM
4 PM
2
Alabama Public Radio - Getting Sentimental Over You
M3
7 PM
4 PM
1
WFUV New York, NY - The Big Broadcast - DJ- Rich Conaty
M3
8 PM
5 PM
4
WVTF - Roanoke, VA - Swingin' Sun. Night - DJ Bill Thomas
LP
8 PM
5 PM
1
KAAM - Dallas - Ft. Worth, TX - Big Band Jump with Don Kennedy (Listen Live Button not working 6/10/12)
LP
9 PM
6 PM
2





Monday
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Length
WSHA - Raleigh, NC - Big Band Hour (After the news)
WM
10 AM
7 AM
1
WHFR - Dearborn, MI - BB with Dan
LP
2 PM
11 AM
2
KZMU - Mohab, UT - Big Swing Face - 2nd & 4th Monday Evenings
M3
9 PM
6 PM
2





Tuesday
Listen
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Start-PT
Length
WSHA - Raleigh, NC - Big Band Hour (After the news)
WM
10 AM
7 AM
1
KUAR-FM - Little Rock, AR - Swingin' Down the Lane
M3
7 PM
4 PM
1





Wednesday
Listen
Start-ET
Start-PT
Length
WSHA - Raleigh, NC - Big Band Hour (After the news)
WM
10 AM
7 AM
1
WEVL - Memphis, TN - Swing Shift Shuffle
M3 WM
7 PM
4 PM
2





Thursday
Listen
Start-ET
Start-PT
Length
WSHA - Raleigh, NC - Big Band Hour (After the news)
WM
10 AM
7 AM
1





Friday
Listen
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Start-PT
Length
WWOZ - New Orleans - Swing & BB - DJ-Minister of Swing
M3 WM
1 AM
10 P Th
3
WSHA - Raleigh, NC - Big Band Hour (After the news)
WM
10 AM
7 AM
1
WHFR - Dearborn, MI - The World of Big Band
LP
11 AM
8 AM
3
KVLU - Beaumont, TX - Danceland
M3 WM
8 PM
5 PM
2
WYPR - Baltimore, MD - "In the Mood" BB with Ken Jackson
WM M3
9 PM
6 PM
3
Nebraska PB - Big Band Spotlight
LP
9.5 PM
6.5 PM
1





Saturday
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CKUA - Alberta P. Radio - Play It Again - DJ-Tony Dillon-Davis
LP
7 AM
4 AM
1
KKJZ - Long Beach, CA - Swingin' Years - DJ-Chuck Cecil
LP
9 AM
6 AM
3
WDCB - College of DuPage, IL - Swing Shift - DJ-Bruce Oscar
WM
12 PM
9 AM
2
WSNJ - Bridgeton, NJ - Sounds of the Big Bands
AP
3 PM
12 PM
2
WDCB - Glen Ellyn, IL - Midwest Ballroom - DJ-John Russell
WM
6 PM
3 PM
2
WKCR - Columbia U. NY - Traditions in Swing - Lots of DJ talk
M3
6 PM
3 PM
3
WDUQ - Pittsburgh, PA - Rhythm Sweet & Hot
M3
7 PM
4 PM
2
WQLN - Erie, PA - Saturday Swing Session - DJ - Bill Garts
WM
8 PM
5 PM
2
KWGS - Tulsa, OK - BB Sat. Night
M3
9 PM
6 PM
2
WVXU - Cincinnati, OH - Swing with Bill Cartwright
LP
10 PM
7 PM
1
KTXK - Texarkana, TX - Three 1 Hr. Shows in series
M3
11 PM
8 PM
3
KUOW-Seattle WA - The Swing Years and Beyond
mp3
7 PM
12 AM
5





Archives: Older Broadcasts & More - Downloads May Be Required
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WHRV - Norfolk, VA - Sat. Night Fish Fry Archives
LP



WMSE - Milwaukee, WI - Sun. @ 9 AM (CT) progs. archived - Stream or Download
BB Archive



WTIC - Hartford, CT - Archives - Old programs on demand - Download only
BB Archive



Bay Area Radio Museum - SF, CA - Scroll Down - 10 Progs.
SD



Big Band Jump - Play the latest programs on the page
LP



BB Showcase - Latest Program - DJ Denny Ferrell
LP



Big Band Serenade - 303 programs for download - Some links don't work
LP



Bill Elliott Big Band - 4 1999 Hollywood Palladium Broadcasts
RA



Fred Hall's Swing Thing - 1000 Old Swing Thing Radio Shows (Player on site not working 6/10/12)
LP



Internet Archive - 183 BB Remotes - Download or play on page
LP



Live from the Hotel Bridgegate - 18 shows in the 1930s' style
LP


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BBC Radio 2 Clare Teal Show Listen to the last couple of shows
LP



Martha Tilton - And the Angles Sing - Many songs for download
LP



Radio Lovers.Com - Music - BB Remote Broadcasts & OTR
LP



S. Dakota PB - BB Spotlight Archive - 200+ Progs. on demand
LP









ABBREVIATIONS AND OTHER HELP: While there are numerous streaming audio formats the four below are the most popular. The two-character abbreviations in this table are those used in the table above. Note that many sites provide feeds in several formats and at several speeds - check their pages. The links in the Listen column above are generally for medium and high speed connections since it's unlikely that much Internet music listening is done over dial-up connections.
------------------------------ Listen Column Abbreviations-------------------------------
----------Other Abbreviations---------
M3 = MP3 Audio (.mp3 files and .m3u or .pls playlists)
ET is Eastern Time
WM = Windows Media (.wma files and .asf & .asx & .wpl playlists)
PT is Pacific Time
RA = Real Audio (.ra & .rm files and .ram & .rmm playlists)
BB is Big Band(s)
AF = Adobe Flash Audio (.swf files)
PB is Public Broadcasting
LP = Links on the page for an embedded player &/or multiple selections
OTR is non-music old-time radio
SD = Go to the page and scroll down

AP = Autoplays

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