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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2:09 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Independence Day Special on Big Band Saturday Night

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Hi, Alan Lambert here... this weekend, we celebrate Independence Day on Big Band Saturday Night. Some truly rare songs of the holiday along with some of our usual surprises.  Join me at 8 o'clock on Public Radio 89.5!

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10:14 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Peggy Lee on Big Band Saturday Night

"Alan Lambert, Big Band Saturday Night. This Memorial Day weekend I'll be featuring one of the most popular and best selling artists of all time--- Peggy Lee. Her story, her music and lost of extras including tracks from Michael Buble's new CD, "To Be Loved"! This Saturday at 8 on 89.5!"

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8:08 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Perry Como on Big Band Saturday Night

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"Hey, Alan Lambert, here! This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, lots of rare music and plenty of memories. We'll be saying happy birthday day to crooner Perry Como. Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5...Big Band Saturday Night."

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9:33 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Bob Crosby on Big Band Saturday Night

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Alan Lambert with you...join me this weekend for the Bob Crosby story! His great instrumental and vocal hits as well as his fascinating tale. 8 o'clock, 89.5 on Big Band Saturday Night. We're now celebrating 18 years on Tulsa radio.

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6:36 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Steve & Eydie on Big Band Saturday Night

Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
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The dynamic duo of show biz and The Great American Songbook. Steve & Eydie are in the spotlight this week on Big Band Saturday Night! Join me at 8 o'clock right after John Wooley's Swing On This at 7 pm on Public Radio 89.5.

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10:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Bobby Hackett on Big Band Saturday Night

Alan Lambert here. This week on Big Band Saturday Night...a guy who blew that smooth cornet for some of the best in big band: Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman as well as his own orchestra. Join me for the story and tunes of Bobby Hackett! You will be musically inspired.

Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on Public Radio 89.5-1 FM. Join me!!

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1:51 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Kay Starr on Big Band Saturday Night

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This Saturday on Big Band Saturday Night... Oklahoma's own Kay Starr! Her story and her music on Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on Public Radio 89.5-1. 

"Kay Starr (born July 21, 1922) is an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for introducing two songs that became #1 hits in the 1950s, "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Rock And Roll Waltz".

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12:35 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Ray Anthony Featured On Big Band Saturday Night

Hi everyone, Alan Lambert here…

He played trumpet for Glenn Miller and has taken his own orchestra from the swing era right into the new millennium. All of this, while developing a record label and publishing company…

Hear RAY ANTHONY: his story and his music, this week on Big Band Saturday Night, 89.5 at 8 o’clock.

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12:37 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Coleman Hawkins (Instead) on Big Band Saturday Night

Our planned program featuring Ray Anthony will be delayed until March 23rd.

Meanwhile, this weekend, I will bring you the story and the music of Coleman Hawkins. He came to prominence as a member of Fletcher Henderson's big band. He was said to mix the style of Louis Armstrong with his own robust tone that set a new bench mark for all tenor sax players. Join us for Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o’clock on Public Radio 89.5-1. And a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

Alan Lambert

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2:44 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Ray Anthony Featured On Big Band Saturday Night

Hey everyone...Alan Lambert here. Ray Anthony will be my featured this week on Big Band Saturday Night. Ray is 91 Saturday and still active with his record label and publishing company. Enjoy his story and his music. Also, I'll' present some great tunes for St. Patrick's Day! Listen at 8:00 PM on 89.5 FM, Public Radio Tulsa.

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