When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Garroway enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While stationed in Honolulu, he hosted a radio show when off duty, playing jazz records and reminiscing about the old days back in Chicago. After the war, Garroway went to work as a disc jockey at WMAQ (AM) in Chicago. Over time, Garroway hosted a series of radio programs such as The 11:60 Club, The Dave Garroway Show, and Reserved for Garroway. One oddity Garroway introduced on his radio shows was having the studio audience respond to a song number not by applauding but by snapping their fingers. Garroway also worked to organize jazz concerts, creating a "Jazz Circuit" of local clubs in 1947, bringing back interest in this music genre. His fellow disk jockeys voted him the nation's best in the 1948 and 1949 Billboard polls. He won the award again in 1951.
Also includes 5 episodes from the Dial Dave Garroway first songs.
Includes 9 Episodes!
Episodes On This CD:
Dave Garroway Show 490708 - Hugh Downs.mp3
Dave Garroway Show 500109 - Mel Torme and Dick Powell.mp3
Dave Garroway Show xx0714 - Taylorsville, NC.mp3
Dave Garroway Show xxxxxx.mp3
Dial Dave Garroway 490605 - First Song - The Syncopated Clock.mp3
Dial Dave Garroway 510529 - First Song - When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along.mp3
Dial Dave Garroway 510619 - First Song - It's a Lovely Day Today.mp3
Dial Dave Garroway 510620 - First Song - S'posin.mp3
Dial Dave Garroway 510621 - First Song - My Resistance Is Low.mp3