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This is your source for news, links and notes from our program celebrating the life and career of the Entertainer of the 20th Century.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Sinatra Century

Take a look at this very cool project from our pal, Neil Shurley,  just in time to celebrate the centennial.

It's the Sinatra Century.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Update on Sinatra Songbook

Follow this link for more information.


Again, I would highly urge you to listen. It's a wonderful show.



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Sinatra Songbook Returns

I received an exciting email this morning. This program is what The Frank Truth wanted to be. Do not miss it.

Subject: Sinatra Songbook Returns to the air 

...at least for one week.

Hope this finds you happy and in good health.  Let me bring you up to date.

You won't be surprised to learn that creating "The Sinatra Songbook" was an absolute labor of love.  And, I am proud to say, that listeners from coast to coast loved what we were doing.  So, why, you may wonder, did we stop doing the series.  Two reasons.

First, as the impact of the financial meltdown was being felt, funding for the project simply dried-up.  On the commercial radio side, radio programmers, concluding that the audience for this kind of music no longer existed, effectively rendered the art form extinct.  Most frustrating.

In the last few weeks, the folks at Metromedia Radio reached-out, asking if I would be interested in bringing "The Sinatra Songbook" back.  We agreed to give it a try. 

Metromedia Radio, a fabulous music service that specializes in preserving the American Popular Songbook is one of many Live365 online radio stations.

Among the most satisfying "Songbook" hours we created focused on the Sinatra-Watertown project.  That hour will air this Saturday, May 26th at 6pm, Eastern time, on line, at the following Live 365 web link - http://www.live365.com/index.live

When you get there, type Metromedia Radio in the website search box.  Check it out now, if you like.  They're playing the kind of music we love.

Anyhow, if the feedback's enthusiastic, Metromedia Radio may distribute original and new "Sinatra Songbook" hours to stations on the radio dial and on the web.

So please check us out this weekend, again at 6pm Eastern time.  Of course, we'd love your feedback.

Thanks, in advance, for listening.

Mark Sudock
The Sinatra Songbook.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Remembering Frank Sinatra

December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998

Frank Sinatra passed from this life on May 14th, 1998. We remember him always, but especially on the anniversary of his passing. Here are some posts appropriate for this solemn day.

Friday, March 02, 2012

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater

When I was young, The CBS Radio Mystery Theater was must listen programming for me every evening - literally. I worked at a CBS affiliate (WSOY Radio in Decatur, Illinois) and we carried the show. I grew to love it, and to eagerly anticipate E.G. Marshall's greeting each night: "Come in! Welcome!"
All 1399 episodes are now available on the Web for download or streaming, free of charge, at The CBS Radio Mystery Theater site. Whether or not you're familiar with the show, if you're a fan of old time radio, a fan of mysteries or simply a fan of good drama, you're sure to enjoy these.
Visit the site "for another adventure in the macabre."
Highly recommended...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mr. Sinatra

Remembering Frank Sinatra on this 96th Anniversary of his Birth

Monday, July 25, 2011

May You Live To Be 100

It's been one of the pleasures of my life to share these shows with you over the past few years. I'm so grateful to all of you who have listened, and especially to those who have gotten in touch.

Although I had planned to resume this Podcast in the Fall of 2011, I find that I have too many competing priorities. So I've decided to put an end to all of my Podcasting activities, at least for the time being. I will still continue to be active online elsewhere, and may be posting items of interest here from time to time as well. If you're interested in keeping up with my activities, here are some links.

NOEBIE.COM - My Main Website
On Google+

The archives of past shows will remain here on the site for as long as Blogger allows.

Thanks again for listening, and I hope that our paths will cross again.

"Cento Anni" my friends!