Swing Years and Beyond
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. - midnight on KUOW
- Hosted by Amanda Wilde
The Swing Years and Beyond features 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 highlights the personalities, history and popular culture of the time through music and explores the enduring nature of this uniquely American art form.
ANNOUNCEMENT 1/27/2017: It is with immense gratitude for her immeasurable contributions to The Swing Years and Beyond that we announce host Amanda Wilde has accepted an opportunity to move into a full-time announcer position with KUOW and KUOW2. Amanda’s curatorial standards and deep knowledge of swing music, combined with her on-air presence, made the possibility of finding a replacement for the show infeasible. In short: Amanda is a hard act to follow. As a result, the final broadcast of The Swing Years and Beyond will be on February 25, 2017. We are pleased that Amanda will remain with KUOW in a new capacity and thank her for her many years producing and hosting this beloved radio program. More information >>
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Music History Features by Amanda Wilde
- Sounds Familiar: Songs You Didn't Know You Knew So Well
- Lost Sounds
- Swing Ladies Swing
- Frankie Manning: Lindy Hop Pioneer
- Skip Cunningham: America's Last Great Song and Dance Man
- Music Sparks Memories
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