My name is Donald Romano. I have had a radio show at Elmhurst College's radio station WRSE for about five years. On my show I play popular music from the first half of the 20th century. Most of the music I play is from the canon of popular music called the Great American Songbook. I play rare and unusual recordings from some of the greatest songwriters of all time. Among my favorite are Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Hugh Martin. Among my favorite interpreters I play on my show are Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Jo Stafford, and of course Peggy King.
Since becoming friends with Peggy, I have had a number of great stories to add to my show. We can talk about some of our favorite songs, interpreters, and film stars not even realizing a whole hour had gone by! I do not know a nicer or more knowledgeable person with such a unique look at the past. She has an unmatched appreciation for early popular song and a great enthusiasm for all-things musical. She is truly one of the great interpreters of popular song and a delight to know.
I hope you will join me on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST to hear
Peggy and some other great interpreters of popular song. Hear the
songs and hear the stories behind them here or at http://www.wrse887.org"