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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Air Wave

I thought I had stopped marvelling at the diversity of long lost comic book heroes from the 1940's and their unusual powers, but this story about "Air Wave", posted on Four Color Shadows, made me marvel again.  Apparently, Air Wave used "wireless" and "radio magic" to gather intelligence and foil criminal plots.  He had a talking parrot sidekick named "Static."  I could really not make this stuff up.

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