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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.


7:41 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Harry James on Big Band Saturday NIght


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!

9:46 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Great American Songbook on Big Band Saturday Night

Ella Fitzgerald

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.

6:45 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Irving Berlin on Big Band Saturday Night


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.

3:51 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Swing into Spring on Big Band Saturday Night

Benny Goodman and his Band in 1952

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!"

11:01 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Bunny Berigan on Big Band Saturday Night


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.

10:08 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Rosemary Clooney on Big Band Saturday Night


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…

2:21 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Top-selling Band Leader Glenn Miller on Big Band Saturday Night


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.

3:55 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

The Chairman of the Board on Big Band Saturday Night


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

4:59 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Bing Crosby in 1931 on Big Band Saturday Night


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 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.

10:50 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Ray Anthony on Big Band Saturday Night


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!