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Compiled By: Mary-Margaret Stratton

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other shows that feature retro-tiki-vintage inspired content

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Retro Cocktail Hour #828

From Kansas Public Radio | Part of the The Retro Cocktail Hour series | 01:58:00

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The music is served "shaken, not stirred" every week on The Retro Cocktail Hour.  Here you'll find vintage recordings from the dawn of the Hi-Fi Era - imaginative, light-hearted (and sometimes light headed) pop stylings designed to underscore everything from the backyard barbecue to the high-tech bachelor pad. 

Among the artists featured on The Retro Cocktail Hour are lounge legends like Frank Sinatra and Juan Esquivel; tiki gods Martin Denny and Les Baxter; swinging cocktail combos featuring The Three Suns and Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo; and mambo king Perez Prado.  The series also spotlights up and coming lounge/exotica artists, including Waitiki, Ixtahuele, the Tikiyaki Orchestra, Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, the Voodoo Organist and many more.

Each hour of the show is discrete and can be used in a variety of ways - a weekly two-hour show; a weekly one-hour show; or twice weekly one-hour shows.  Custom promos and fundraising pitches available on request.

Join host Darrell Brogdon at the underground martini bunker for the sounds of space age pop and incredibly strange music!

RetroRanch Christmas

From Mike Flanagan | 59:03

A rootin' tootin' ride through the wild West winter in a snowstorm of cowboy Christmas songs from the 40s, 50s, and 60s!

Retroranch_christmas_3_small In the wake of Gene Autry's 1949 holiday success with "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer," the genre of fantasy Christmas in the Wild West got a huge shot in the saddle.  Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesterYule, when the new sheriff in town wore red suspenders, herded reindeer, and had spurs that went jingle jingle bells.  Ernest Tubb, George Jones, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn, and even little Miss Gayla Peevey launch into a holiday hoedown sure to unhinge some maverick memories and make room for new ones.  Host Mike Flanagan, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Old West" takes to a tinsel trail full of rowdy rarities, seasonal sensations, and St. Nicholas nuggets.  Load your Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot air rifles a get ready for visions of sagebrush sugarplums! Happy Holiday trails, it's the all new RetroRanch Christmas!

Retro Rhetoric: Becoming More Becoming

From Sarah Boothroyd | 03:00

How to make your dreams of happiness come true.

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Retro Rhetoric: Becoming More Becoming was produced for the 2008 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: Radio Ephemera.

Yum! Retro Candy

From Jennifer Cecil Moore | 04:13

A little history, a lot of fun. Visit Atomic Boys - a Seattle shop specializing in nostalgic candy.

Mallo_petite_small The listener embarks on a light-hearted journey through the annals of candy history. Shop owner Kent Sadow curates the candy shelves, sharing anecdotes about some time-honored, classic sweets. Valomilk, the Atomic Fireball, Sen-Sen, and more. Kids simmer with delight and shred candy wrappers. Adults muse over their favorites. Candy is a fundamental part of childhood and the fun of it lingers into adulthood.

Going retro: the art of hatmaking

From KALW | 08:00

San Francisco may not be known for its fashion, but it’s certainly a fashionable city – the item of the day might be a bulky scarf or skinny jeans, but in the first half of the 20th century and earlier, San Franciscans were really into hats.

Streets were often a sea of hats: rounded bowlers and their flatter cousins, the porkpies, creased fedoras, tall top hats, wide-brimmed ladies’ hats ornamented with flowers and birds.

Today, though, the hat’s popularity is a shadow of what it once. And local hatters and milliners that once ran thriving businesses from their trade have all but disappeared. If you do see hats milling about town these days, most likely they’re mass-produced in factories overseas.

But there’s at least one place where the local hat-making tradition goes on – behind a nearly 100-year-old storefront in the Richmond District. KALW’s Ali Budner visited Paul’s Hat Works, an old-fashioned men’s hat shop, to meet the four young women who have taken up this almost forgotten trade.

Picture_2_small San Francisco may not be known for its fashion, but it’s certainly a fashionable city – the item of the day might be a bulky scarf or skinny jeans, but in the first half of the 20th century and earlier, San Franciscans were really into hats. Streets were often a sea of hats: rounded bowlers and their flatter cousins, the porkpies, creased fedoras, tall top hats, wide-brimmed ladies’ hats ornamented with flowers and birds. Today, though, the hat’s popularity is a shadow of what it once. And local hatters and milliners that once ran thriving businesses from their trade have all but disappeared. If you do see hats milling about town these days, most likely they’re mass-produced in factories overseas. But there’s at least one place where the local hat-making tradition goes on – behind a nearly 100-year-old storefront in the Richmond District. KALW’s Ali Budner visited Paul’s Hat Works, an old-fashioned men’s hat shop, to meet the four young women who have taken up this almost forgotten trade.

Retro Product Proves Recession Proof

From Todd Bookman | 03:46

A family business named Sarah's Hat Boxes is surviving the Great Recession, despite selling a product more befitting an era defined by the Great Depression.

Serendipity-hat-boxes-2334-p_small INTRO:  Few products are selling in this economy. Sure, iPhones are still moving. But for a lot of companies, innovation and I-P-Os have been sidetracked by cost cutting and layoffs. That’s part of what makes the survival of a company named ‘Sarah's Hat Boxes’ so unique. Based in Hancock, New Hampshire, their up-scale hat boxes seem more appropriate for an era defined by the Great Depression, rather than the Great Recession.

The Jazz-O-Rama Hour (Series)

Produced by Joe Bevilacqua

Most recent piece in this series:

The Jazz-O-Rama Hour #57: More Hard Bop, Vocalese and a little bit of Ballad

From Joe Bevilacqua | Part of the The Jazz-O-Rama Hour series | 58:50

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  1. Joe's Delight - Philly Joe Jones Septet
  2. Minor Mishap - Tommy Flanagan with John Coltrane and Kenny Burrell
  3. Sweet 'n' Sour - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
  4. The Two Lonely People - Bill Evans
  5. Prince Of Darkness - Miles Davis Quintet
  6. Woody'n You - Barry Harris Trio
  7. Farmer's Market - Art Farmer Quintet
  8. Farmer's Market - Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
  9. Dat Dere - Cannonball Adderley
  10. Dat Dere - Oscar Brown Jr.
  11. I Want to Talk About You - John Coltrane 
 

Dear Cherry 001 - The Hangover

From Mondo Frolic Productions | Part of the Dear Cherry Capri series | 01:30

Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about nursing hangovers.

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Dear Cherry 002 - Home Town Tours

From Mondo Frolic Productions | Part of the Dear Cherry Capri series | 01:30

Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about making up a tour for out of town guests.

Dear_cherry_small Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about making up a tour for out of town guests.

Dear Cherry 003 - Swing Baby, Swing

From Mondo Frolic Productions | Part of the Dear Cherry Capri series | 01:30

Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about how to cure the blues.

Dear_cherry_small Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about how to cure the blues.

Dear Cherry 004 - Social Butterfly

From Mondo Frolic Productions | Part of the Dear Cherry Capri series | 01:30

Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about how to become a social butterfly.

Dear_cherry_small Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about how to become a social butterfly.

Dear Cherry 005 - Retro Recovery

From Mondo Frolic Productions | Part of the Dear Cherry Capri series | 01:30

Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about how to support your buddies in recovery.

Dear_cherry_small Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about how to support your buddies in recovery.

Dear Cherry 006 - Vinyl Love

From Mondo Frolic Productions | Part of the Dear Cherry Capri series | 01:30

Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about old fashioned vinyl records.

Dear_cherry_small Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about old fashioned vinyl records.

Dear Cherry 007 - Valentine's Day

From Mondo Frolic Productions | Part of the Dear Cherry Capri series | 01:30

Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about Valentines!

Dear_cherry_small Weekly, 90-second, humorous, radio interstitial drop-ins featuring Cherry Capri talking about retro inspired topics. This week is about Valentines!