Swingin’ with Jim

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On-Air Host: Jim Marquette

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 7-8 p.m.

Thursdays, 1-2 pm

Saturdays, 2-3 pm

“My program, ‘Swingin’ with Jim,’ delivers nostalgic ‘Swing’ or Big Band music to our listeners six times a week. These shows are one-hour long and consist of re-issues of the music that captivated the country in the 1930’s and 1940’s, commonly known as the Swing Era. Bands led by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey and many others are typically featured. For me this show culminates a lifetime of devotion to this music. It stems from my relationship with my father who played trumpet in local bands as a youth during the 1930’s. He was a strong influence on me, and he taught me what makes this music tick. As a result, rock-and-roll and all the other genres that have followed hold no interest for me. When Mike Starling offered me the position of on-the-air host for big band music, it was a dream come true, and it has brought great joy and purpose to my life.”