The Swing Years and Beyond aired its final broadcast on February 25, 2017. The long-running show featured popular music of the 1920s - 1950s, from familiar favorites to lesser-known gems. A mix of Jazz, swing, ballads, blues, show tunes and bebop showcases the relationships between these various musical styles. The program highlighted the personalities, history and popular culture of the time through music and explores the enduring nature of this uniquely American art form.
ANNOUNCEMENT 2/27/2017: Dear Swing Years fans, I really appreciate your passion for The Swing Years and Beyond, and I understand the importance that this show has had in the lives of our listeners. Please know that the decision to retire The Swing Years was not made lightly and was made only after very careful and thoughtful deliberation. When Amanda Wilde chose to take a different position at the station, ending her time as host of The Swing Years, we supported that decision. We made a choice to focus our resources into our strategic business plan, which we believe is our path toward greatest relevance, service and impact in our community. It was not an easy decision, and we know nothing can replace The Swing Years. But please know that we are continuing to evaluate our programming for that time slot to ensure we are providing the best possible service to all of our listeners. - Arvid Hokanson, interim program director at KUOW. More information >>
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Music History Features by Amanda Wilde