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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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 www.kwgs.org. Join us early and stay late.

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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.

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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!"

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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.

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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…

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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.

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This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night...remembering Frank Sinatra! 2015 would have been the year of his 100th birthday. We will bring you recordings from the early "Frankie" days of the 30s and 40s to the Grammy Award winning "Duets" albums of the 90s. "The Voice" visits Big Band Saturday Night, as we celebrate our 20th year as host and producer. of the show. Join us 8 o'clock central on 89.5 and on-line at www.publicradiotulsa.org.

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This weekend... Some real fun is in store for you this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night! The swing era music comes alive as we review some recordings...you may have missed. Bing Crosby in 1931 is only one example. Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5 for Big Band Saturday Night.

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One of the most versatile big band leaders ever... Ray Anthony, is our star performer this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night!

From his hit records like "The Bunny Hop" and his version of the "Peter Gunn Theme" to "Sunrise Serenade" and "Memory", Anthony has always known how to shine. He began his career working with big band greats like Glenn Miller Today he is 93 and still performing!

Ray Anthony, this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5. 20 years on Tulsa Radio with Alan Lambert. Join us!

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Hi, this is Alan Lambert…this weekend join me for our annual Valentine’s Day Show on the actual day of celebration. We’ll have some of the best of swing and select “heart” songs. Plus, as of this week, I’ve been producing and hosting Big Band Saturday Night on Tulsa radio for 20 years!

Join us at 8 o’clock on 89.5. Don’t be late…

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He was one of the unsung heroes of the swing era. This week on Big Band Saturday Night, we will feature Jan Garber. His story and his brand of swing music with trips to the "Spinning Round Table."

This is Alan Lambert, please join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night...he was a crooner, songwriter, dancer, arranger and actor. Our featured performer is Frankie Laine! He was truly one of a kind. His music and his story from the late days of the big band era forward. Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5.

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This weekend...a tribute to a fun guy with special talent as a band leader, songwriter and singer in big band, jazz, and dixieland: BOB CROSBY! I'll feature songs you've grown up with and and a few you've never heard. Join us at 8 pm on 89.5 

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This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, our annual Christmas Holiday Show. Special features and lots of Yuletide memories including the class big band seasonal hits and Great American Songbook chartbusters. Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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This week some select classic swing and American Songbook favorites. Sadly, we also say goodbye to the creator of Manhattan Transfer... All this weekend on at 8 0'clock on Band Saturday Night on 89.5-1. See you then?

Part 2 of "The Crooners" this weekend on Big Band Saturday NIght! Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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It was a magical time in popular music. Swing and big band was the King and much of the Great American Songbook tunes we know and love today were being written and recorded.

Join me for some incredible memories on this edition of Big Band Saturday Night. 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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Classic swing and heart warming American Songbook hits are yours this week on Big Band Saturday Night! Your recent requests and some great surprises are waiting for you.

Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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Hooray! This is a show I've been wanting to do for along time. This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, the hits of Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters! Some of the back story and plenty of the great tunes from people who did a lot of recording together and America loved them for it.

Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5. We will have fun!

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This weekend, Swing Bands of Yesterday and Today. Keeping the sounds we love, alive! From Harry James to Benny Goodman to today's swing bands.

Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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Big Band Swing favorites, memory making Great American Songbook hits and your requests!

They're all here and more this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5. Join us for all the fun!

Join me this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night as we celebrate Labor Day! The great tunes and the wonderful memories plus your requests. It all starts at 8 PM on 89.5!

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The Voice to chairman of the board to Ole' Blue Eyes. This weekend we give you the final part of our three part series on the life and music of Frank Sinatra. Music from his Reprise Record years and his return to Capitol studios where most of his success began... 

Big Band Saturday Night, 8 o'clock on 89.5. 

Memories will surround you.

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From jazz to swing to the blues to big band to the Great American Songbook...

Keely Smith has always been able to sing them all! This weekend join us for the story of the Keely Smith of today.

This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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This week on Big Band Saturday Night: The second part of our three-part series on the life and music of Frank Sinatra! These are "The Capitol Days.". Some of his most popular and best recognized hits.You'll hear a rare glimpse into his recordings at the famed "Sands in Vegas." Join me at 8 o'clock this weekend for Big Band Saturday Night!

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This weekend, the Helens of Swing! A couple of these songbirds you know well and you will enjoy knowing the other two...better. Join me for Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5! I'll be looking for you.

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