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 wevl.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
WEVL Spring Pledge Drive Special: 1938
WEVL (home of the SSS) is in the middle of its Spring Pledge Drive. This event is one of our two big fundraisers to keep the station operating. With no outside backing, and no advertising on air, we rely on our members to keep us on the air. So call the station at 901-528-1990 to make your pledge of support, or do so securely online at wevl.org.
The SSS Pledge Drive Special will be 1938, and I will play the hits of that year as documented in The Billboard magazine. Yes folks, that is Lawrence Welk on the December 3, 1938 cover.