Alan Lambert

Host of Big Band Saturday Night

Alan Lambert has been a Tulsa area broadcaster for more than 52 years. He began his career while still a 16-year-old junior at Will Rogers High school. He worked as an on-air DJ at what was to become KMOD (97.5 fm) and KAKC (1300 am).

Later, as a 19-year-old radio program director for 1270 am while attending the University of Tulsa, he moved to the next chapter of his on-air life. In 1964, he joined KVOO television and radio. After briefly working on the television production crew, he was hired as part of the TV announcing staff at Channel 2 (while serving as a part-time DJ upstairs at 1170 radio.) In 1966, he was offered a chance to produce and serve as the air personality for his own daily children’s television show. He portrayed a fantasy astronaut, Captain Alan. His spaceship sidekick was a robot named Oom-A-Gog. That television act lasted for nearly three years.

Next, after serving several years as a television weathercaster for Tulsa’s Channel 2 and anchoring the evening radio news for KVOO Radio, he became assistant news director for the combined department. In 1971, Alan became news director for 50-thousand watt Big Country, KVOO (1170 am). He held that position for 20 years. At the same time, he worked in the weather department of Tulsa’s Channel 8 with Travis Meyer in 1986. KVOO-FM was added to his radio company, First Stuart Corporation in 1987. He was employed by KVOO television and/or radio for 27 years.

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Most consider her THE "Girl Singer" of the swing era and beyond.

This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, Helen Forrest will take the spotlight!

Her years with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Harry James as well as on her own much later in her long career. Join at 8 o'clock on 89.5.


She's one of our swing era songbirds. This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, Kitty Kallen takes the spotlight. Her story and many of her recordings will fill the air...

Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5. You will enjoy it! Alan Lambert with Big Band Saturday Night, on Tulsa radio since 1995.


Swing Era's Biggest Hits! We're lining them up, to bring you some of the best-selling and most popular recordings of the swing years and beyond. Join us on Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5. We are going to have fun!


Alan Lambert here, I have a treat for you this weekend: Famous band leader Harry James! A bit of his story with plenty of his music.

Join us for Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5... Harry James on the bandstand once more!


This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, The Great American Songbook Swings! From Sinatra and Basie to Glenn Miller to Johnny Mercer to Doris Day!

We will have fun! Big Band Saturday Night , 8 o'clock on 89.5 and streaming at Join us early and stay late.


This gifted man wrote more than 15-hundred songs. Most of them were hits, on network and local radio and the record stores to his fans! Irving Berlin will be in the Big Band Saturday Night spotlight this weekend.

Help us celebrate our 20th year on Tulsa radio with BBSN! Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5.


This week on Big Band Saturday Night, we "Swing into Spring" with lots of great tunes! From Glenn Miller to Michael Buble, we will spin some top hits and those rare tracks that add spice to the show.

We're celebrating 20 years doing BBSN on Tulsa Radio... Join us? Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5!"


His career was brief, but eventful. Bunny Berigan graced the stage and the recording studios with his trumpet in hand for less than a decade but he made a powerful contribution to the "swing years"!

This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, we continue to celebrate 20 years producing and hosting the show for Tulsa Radio... Bunny Berigan in the BBSN spotlight, 89.5 at 8 o'clock.


Rosemary Clooney's straight forward, but focused singing style, defined her career. We'll cover the early years of her singing with the big bands to the years that followed with her movie roles and her own network television show!

“Rosey” was an aunt to movie super star and director, George Clooney! Her brother, Nick Clooney and dad to George, was a network news anchor and longtime host of American Movie Classics on cable television…


Glenn Miller was the top selling band leader of the swing era. Adding a girl singer to the bandstand was one of the most popular changes to his orchestra. This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night we bring you the Song Birds of Glenn Miller! The parade of artists will include Paula Kelly, Marion Hutton, and Oklahoma's own Kay Starr and others!

Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5, as we also celebrate 20 years of producing and hosting Big Band Saturday Night on Tulsa radio.