09/10/2017 2:10 pm  #1


Malcolm has assembled a listing of forthcoming tributes to Bing on radio.

1.  BBC Radio 2 show on Wednesday 11th:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/41/bing-crosby-in-the-road-to-rock-n-roll It should be available via the Internet worldwide. 

2.  Greg Van Beek - on Saturday October 14th from 9 pm to 10 pm (Central Time), his Nostalgia Radio Time program will be devoted entirely to chronicling Bing’s final 10 months, from January 1977 to his passing exactly 40 years ago. It streams world wide live at www.1420thebreeze.com (click Listen Live) or search for 1420 AM The Breeze using the TuneIn Radio app. 

3.  Sydney, Australia radio station 2CH (http://www.2ch.com.au/) will have a tribute at 9pm (Sydney time) on October 14. Lachlan McLean has been helping the station with the programme. Lachlan is also preparing a press release for issue to the media on behalf of the ICC. 

4.  John Walton's 'Crooners Club' show, at midday (UK time) on October 13th, on Serenade Radio (www.serenade-radio.com), will be a Bing Crosby Special. In the space of an hour John packs in 15 songs from various times in Bing's career and he links this together excellently

5.  Bill Rennells Harmony Night programme last night (still available on the i-player at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gkqyg) played 16 Bing songs as part of a special tribute.

6.  Bob Roberts on his 'Unforgettable' show is telling Bing's story over 4 shows. Catch last night's on the BBC i-player at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gp6ct

7. Jack Boyle's show "A Bewitching October Dream" featuring Bing will be broadcast on October 15th at 9am ET on Hudson Valley Public Radio's JAZZ FM, streaming worldwide at HVPR.ORG

In addition to the mentioned radio shows there are a number of live tributes of various types taking place -

1. Ron Field is putting on a special double bill on October 14th at the Roxy Theatre, Morton, Washington (state), about 100 mile (160 k) from Seattle at 2.00pm and 5.00pm, we're showing Errol Flynn in Santa Fe Trail followed by Bing in Road to Bali.

2. Martin McQuade sings “Bing Crosby’s Hit Parade” on Friday October 20 at The Danish Athletic Club, 733-741 65th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220

3. Affiniti Music, a Classical Crossover group are touring Ireland and are presenting Hollywood Salutes Bing Crosby at the following locations.
 October 12 - Cushendall Golf Club - Time: 8pm- Tickets: £12.50
 October 13 - Dublin Unitarian Church - Time: 8pm - Tickets: €20
 October 15 - Carlingford Heritage Centre Time: 4pm Tickets: €15
 October 19 - The Blue Haven Hotel, Kinsale, Co. Cork - Time: 7:30pm Tickets: £20  


09/10/2017 6:29 pm  #2


2pm the show starts with Santa Fe Trail followed by intermission then Road to Bali. Entrance is $5.00. Bali about 4pm


10/10/2017 1:04 pm  #3


That is very nice to see a worldwide remembrance this week! 

All the best,
Paul M. Mock

11/10/2017 7:16 am  #4


Frank Startup has just emailed me as follows.
"You probably already know this, but I see, from the current edition of the Radio Times. that on Sunday, 15th. October, Clare Teal will be 'marking the 40th. anniversary of the death of superstar crooner Bing Crosby' on Radio 2 between 9 and 11 in the evening."

Great news!


11/10/2017 9:29 am  #5


Further to Frank's message, I've just noticed that there is a very nice "Today's Pick" box advertising tonight's Radio 2 "Bing Crosby in the Road To Rock'n'Roll" programme on the relevant listings page in the Review section of Saturday's edition of the UK newspaper, "The Times".

Hopefully this will highlight the broadcast to more people than would ordinarily have been aware of it...


13/10/2017 5:42 am  #6


Here's the link if you want to listen to the recent BBC programme about Bing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096ymgw


13/10/2017 7:17 am  #7


Malcolm Macfarlane wrote:

Here's the link if you want to listen to the recent BBC programme about Bing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096ymgw

I commend the programme to all. But someone should have told Elizabeth McGovern that the second vowel in "Ampex" is an E, not an A! She consistently gets it wrong!

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13/10/2017 7:19 pm  #8


Just played (Friday 11.00am Pacific time) the BBC show.
Interesting too. Maybe she was thinking of Tam...
Thursday's Centralia Chronicle gave about 8"of column to the Roxy double bill on Saturday.
Just hope now that the punters turn up - it won't be through the lack of trying.
A well known identity 'fell off the perch' and his service is at 1.00pm Saturday, our movie double starts at 2.00pm. Not sure if it will make a difference or not.
I've had good printed space in the press.


15/10/2017 3:54 am  #9


For my double bill today (Saturday 14/10) Errol Flynn followed by Bing there were 25 punters attended. I was a bit disappointed but that was more than some attendance at first run movies (we show Friday, Saturday, Monday 7.00pm). Sold one sing along CD. Hope to sell more by leaving them on show at theatre.


03/12/2017 6:38 am  #10


Re John Walton's programme (4 above), it is intended to re-broadcast the Crooners Club Bing Special at 7.00 pm (UK time) on New Years Eve.  Probably a better time for US listeners!


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