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Remembering The Scranton Sirens Previous Broadcasts

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

This program celebrates the exceptional, yet little-known, musical legacy of one of the most significant "territory" dance bands in American musical history - the Scranton Sirens. During its 10-year existence (1918-1928), the Scranton Sirens commanded huge crowds at many of the major dance emporiums throughout the United States. Most importantly, the band introduced future Big Band-era innovators Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Russ Morgan and Bill Challis. Narrated by singer and guitarist Leon Redbone, the Emmy-winning documentary features archival performance clips, interviews with music scholars, reminiscences from the last surviving group member, and faithful renditions of original Sirens' recordings.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
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      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

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