The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The UK 1940's Radio Station

While cruising around the internet a few weeks ago, I came across The UK 1940's Radio Station, a web radio station based in Britain that plays news, music and radio drama from the 1920's to the 1950's.  The organization also presents sounds from the 1940's at live events around the UK during the summer months.  When I tuned in recently, I heard Vera Lynn singing "When They Sound The Last All Clear."  It is a great audio window into British and radio history.

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