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, August 20, 2014

Radios, Appliances And Cars: Powel Crosley Jr.

Crosley Car: 1939 World's Fair Flyer Postcard
The Retro Planet blog posted this very interesting biography of Powel Crosley, Jr., which examines the many different industries into which the entrepreneur thrust himself.  Automobiles, radios, kitchen appliances (both gas and electric), early fax machines, and radio stations were just a few of the efforts from the prolific Mr. Crosley. 

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