A mix of some of the finest music from legendary performers and personalities of the greatest generation, along with complete vintage broadcasts from the golden age of radio. Mix it together, and that's NOSTALGIA RADIO TIME, hosted by Greg Van Beek. Including the 'Bing Sings' feature each week! Heard each Sunday at 9 AM (ET) over New York's 920 WON: The Apple and each Thursday at 9 AM (ET) streaming over YUSA red on the Yesterday USA Super Station at http://www.yesterdayusa.net/ Join our Fac ...
This week it's all Judy! Judy Garland in Concert with the Hi Lo’s & Jerry Gray’s orchestra at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium on 7/11/55, along with our Bing Sings feature with Judy!
I'm joined by the acclaimed Thisbe Vos - jazz singer! We'll be chatting about her latest album "Renaissance In Blue" and playing some tracks from it. Along with our Bing Sings feature, and Old Time Radio Time: Terry & The Pirates from 11/20/41
This week it's Pop hits of 1966 by Mike Douglas, SSGT Barry Sandler, Mamas & Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Righteous Brothers, Lovin' Spoonful, Mindbenders, + our Bing Sings feature, & Old Time Radio Time: Philco Radio Time from 10/23/46 with Spike Jones!
We call out a few members of the fairer sex by their first name! With "name" songs by Patti Page, Randy Sparks, Tommy Roe, Bobby Vee, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Goldsboro, Del Shannon, our Bing Sings feature, & Old Time Radio Time: Blondie! From 5/27/45
It's the music of the Gershwins! With songs by Al Jolson, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Nat King Cole Trio, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Ray Charles & Count Basie, Keely Smith, our Bing Sings Feature, & Old Time Radio Time: Music By Gershwin from 2/19/34 NBC!
This week featuring the Crooners in 1962. Songs recorded 60 years ago by Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, our Bing Sings feature, plus Old Time Radio Time: First Nighter from 6/17/48!
Swing Is The Thing! With swing tunes by Paul Whiteman’s Swing Wing, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb with Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Connee Boswell, plus Old Time Radio Time: The Joe Penner Show from 11/10/38!
It's old-time radio time for the entire time! With The Coty Hour featuring Ray Noble with Al Bowlly from 6/26/35 plus The Roy Rogers Show from 8/29/48.
It's musical radio broadcasts from the late 1940's! With an Orrin Tucker Orchestra live remote from 4/12/48, and Songs By Sinatra, a Frank Sinatra radio show from 3/20/46 with his guest Van Johnson that my Grand Aunt Lucy was in the audience for! Plus our Bing Sings feature with the Andrews Sisters.
It's number 1 hits by Kay Starr, Shelley Fabares, Ruby & The Romantics, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Petula Clark, Young Rascals, The Association, our Bing Sings feature, & Old Time Radio Time: Fibber McGee & Molly from 1/25/37 with Ted Weems & Perry Como!
It's old-time radio time for the entire time on NRT! With a Glenn Miller Remote from the Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle on 6/30/39, & The Shadow from 2/11/40, plus our Bing Sings feature!
We celebrate the centennial of the legendary Judy Garland with recordings spanning 1939 to 1960, along with Old Time Radio Time: The Bing Crosby Show from 10/11/50 with Judy Garland & Bob Hope as guests!
This week it's the sounds of summer with songs by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Seals & Crofts, Doris Day, plus Old Time Radio Time: The Life of Riley from 12/3/48!
This week it's Radio's Superheroes! With The Green Hornet from 6/13/39, The Adventures of Superman from 5/17/46, & Hop Harrigan from 11/7/44!
It's the Billboard singles chart for the week ending June 16, 1962! With hit songs by David Rose, Connie Francis, Dion, Freddy Cannon, Gene Pitney, Johnny Tillotson, Acker Bilk, RAY CHARLES, our Bing Sings feature, & Old Time Radio Time: The Comedy Caravan with Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore from 11/9/45!…
With songs by Frank Sinatra, Rose Marie, Ben Pollack, Dick Powell, Tony Pastor, Frankie Masters and the Swingmasters, Vincent Lopez, our Bing Sings feature with Les Paul, & Old Time Radio Time: The Jack Benny Program from 3/5/50 with Sara Churchill
I'm joined by legendary game show host and TV / Radio personality Peter Marshall! He'll be talking about his favorite big band / pop vocalist recordings, along with a little reminiscing about his years hosting THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES with the center square Paul Lynde. Plus a rare Bing Sings with Peter and Arte Johnson recreating The Rhythm Boys with …
We're celebrating Bob Hope on Radio in honor of his Birthday with the Bob Hope Pepsodent Show from 6/3/41 with Humphrey Bogart and a Bob Hope Show rehearsal from 10/6/49!
It's #1’s of the rock era by Nino Tempo & April Stevens, Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs, Bobby Vee, Ricky Nelson, The Drifters, Connie Francis, Johnny Horton, Tommy Edwards, along with our Bing Sings feature, & Old Time Radio Time: The Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy Show from 1/17/54 with Liberace!
I'm joined by Turner Classic Movies TCM host Alicia Malone! She'll be talking about her brand new book "Girls On Film: Lessons From A Life of Watching Women In Movies". We'll also chat about some of her favorite films (including her favorite Bing Crosby film!) and also some of her movie theater must have's when watching films! Along with Old Time R…
It's my annual Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 - October 14, 1977) Birthday Bash on NRT and I'm joined for the entire hour by the equally legendary CAROL BURNETT! We'll be reminiscing about the TV work she did with Bing and featuring airchecks from the shows. You'll also hear my own Mrs. Wiggins moment with Carol, and how I made HER laugh!…
With songs by Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, The Mills Brothers, The Four Lads, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, our Bing Sings feature, & Old Time Radio Time: Fibber McGee & Molly from 1/4/44!
I'm joined by a special guest...the legendary Michael Feinstein! We'll be talking about his brand new album #GershwinCountry, and playing some tracks from it featuring the likes of Dolly Parton, Allison Kraus, Lee Ann Womack, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Liza Minnelli, along with recordings by Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney!…
We celebrate Easter with songs by Gene Autry, Perry Como, Chick Webb with Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Ray Anthony, Fred Astaire, Our Bing Sings Feature with Rosemary Clooney & Al Jolson, + Old Time Radio Radio Time: The Doris Day Show from 4/18/52 with Ray Bolger!
With songs by Al Jolson, Ted Lewis, Freddy Martin, Johnny Long, Will Bradley, The Merry Macs, Our Bing Sings Feature, & Old Time Radio Time: Duffy’s Tavern 2/2/45 with Sonny Tufts!
It's Glenn Miller in 1941! With Ray Eberle & Tex Beneke, plus Helen Gallagher from the Pal Joey 1952 revival, our Bing Sings feature, & Old Time Radio Time: Nick Carter, Master Detective from 7/1/45!
We share some Pop Hits from 60 Years Ago (1962) by Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Elvis Presley, Mr. Acker Bilk, Ray Charles, David Rose, Pat Boone, Nat King Cole, Bobby Vinton, & our Bing Sings feature with Bob Hope, + Old Time Radio Time: Suspense from 3/25/62 Memory of A Murder!
We celebrate the wearin' of the green with Irish songs by Dennis Day, Judy Garland, Dick Haymes, John McCormack, Johnny Cash and of course Bing Crosby, along with Old Time Radio Time: Duffy’s Tavern from 3/16/45 with Pat O’Brien!
We go back 70 years and examine the Billboard Chart for the week ending March 15, 1952. With songs by The Bell Sisters, Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads, The Four Aces, Ella May Morse, Eddie Fisher, Leroy Anderson, Kay Starr, our Bing Sings feature, & Old Time Radio Time: Tales of the Texas Rangers from 4/6/52!…
We go back 75 years and review some recordings from 1947 by Al Jolson, Francis Craig, The Mills Brothers, Buddy Clark, Count Basie, Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orch, Eddy Howard, Our Bing Sings feature with Fred Waring, & Old Time Radio Time: Mystery In The Air from 8/28/47!
This week a rebroadcast of my 2015 interview with NBC's The Voice runner up Wendy Moten! Featuring songs from her 2015 album "Timeless: Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting", along with Old Time Radio Time: The Crosby Clooney- Show from 11/7/61!
Merry Christmas! It's my 20th Annual Bing Crosby Christmas Special, heard exclusively NRT! It's an hour of beloved holiday songs as sung by the master of the genre with a voice that transcends time.
Celebrating 95 years of Tony Bennett with tracks from his new album with Lady Gaga! Along with classic Tony Bennett hits, our Bing Sings feature, & Old Time Radio Time: The Red Skelton Show from 1/16/52!
It's Sing Bing this week on NRT, featuring Benny Goodman with Helen Forrest, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly, Andy Russell, Dinah Shore, Louis Prima & Wingy Manone, & Al Bowlly performing songs introduced and made famous by Bing Crosby! Along with our BING SINGS feature, and Old Time Radio Time: Bob Hope Show from 5/29/45 with Bing Cros…
We shine the spotlight on Rudy Vallee with recordings spanning 1929-1980! Along with our Bing Sings feature with Rudy & Walter O’Keefe, & Old Time Radio Time: Rudy Vallee Live Remote Broadcast from 6/5/37!
This week on NRT: Sinatra in the 1940's. With Dorsey, The Columbia Years, V-Discs, it's all here, including Old Time Radio Time: Fame & Fortune with Tommy Dorsey featuring Frank Sinatra from 3/6/41!
A milestone episode of NRT... our 500th consecutive weekly episode since we began in January 2012! To help me celebrate is Holly Foster-Wells, granddaughter of the legendary Miss Peggy Lee! We shine the spotlight on Peg for the entire hour, and Holly provided our playlist of some of her favorites ala Lee! You won't want to miss it, and are sure to …
This week, the 499th consecutive week of NRT, a special rebroadcast of my July 2014 interview with Deana Martin, daughter of the legendary Dean Martin! She shares many great stories about her famous Dad, and performs songs from her successful albums too! And along the way there are duets with Jerry Lewis, Deana & Dean, Dean & Bing, and much more…
We celebrate the May birthday's of Rosemary Clooney and Bob Hope...with a little Bing too... this week on NRT! Along with Old Time Radio Time: Information Please from 1/24/41
It's our annual Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 - October 14, 1977) Birthday Bash on . NRT! Featuring an hour of lesser known recordings that I'm sure will surprise and delight
A special remembrance of the legendary Regis Philbin with a rebroadcast of my November 2013 interview with him. It was the kick off to our Christmas music so you may find a few premature carols therein but overlooking that, you'll get a glimpse of the real Regis, and how generous he was with his time for NRT.…
Featuring Radio Hall of Fame member and legendary Chicago area broadcaster Chuck Schaden for the entire hour! Pick up a copy of Chuck's new book "Chuck Schaden's Radio Days: Adding Decades to the Golden Age of Radio" at SpeakingofRadio.com
We spend the hour remembering Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 - October 14, 1977) on the 40th anniversary of his passing. We will take a look back at his activities and recordings during the final 10 months of his life, featuring some rare songs and interview excerpts that haven't been heard in 40 years!
It's the 300th consecutive weekly episode of NRT, and you're invited to the party as we look back at some of the best moments of our many interviews since 2012. Including Peggy King, Thisbe Vos, John Mills, Barbara Rosene, Tony Bambino, Regis Philbin, Brigitte Zarie, Suzy Bogguss, Deana Martin, and Pat Boone!…
Devoting the entire hour in tribute to the memory of New York radio legend Rich Conaty, host for over 40 years of The Big Broadcast. Rich passed away in December, too soon, at age 62. This week's show is patterned after Rich's, featuring an hour of classic dance band and personality records exclusively from the 1920's in true BB format.…
The 200th weekly episode of NRT with special guest for the entire hour, the legendary Pat Boone ! Pat was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley, and sold over 45 million albums, with 38 Top 40 hits. We'll be talking about many of those hits, and featuring cuts from his new Duets album & so much more!…