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.


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.

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

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.

9:06 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Frankie Laine Featured This Week On Big Band Saturday Night

He was one of the most popular crooners of any age...Frankie Laine! His songs and his story on this week's Big Band Saturday Night.

Some new recordings from another major star of yesterday and today...Tony Bennett. Plus Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James and Artie Shaw are always in our spotlight.

Join Host Alan Lambert for Big Band Saturday Night, this Saturday evening at 8 PM on Public Radio 89.5-1

2:00 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Swing! On Big Band Saturday Night

Louis Armstrong
Library of Congress Wikimedia Commons

A special review of some of your favorite swing recordings plus the artists that are keeping swing and the Great American Songbook alive ...THIS Saturday on BBSN!  Join us at 8:00 o'clock  on Public Radio 89.5-1 KWGS.

4:25 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Tex Beneke on Big Band Saturday Night

Tex Beneke
Credit William P. Gottlieb / Wikimedia Commons

Hi everyone! This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night: The story of Tex Beneke. He served as lead sax and sang with The Modernaires with Glenn Miller. Later after we lost Glenn, he directed the Miller band for years. I'll have some rare recordings as well as some tunes you know and love. 8 o'clock this Saturday evening...see you then?

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10:09 am
Fri February 8, 2013

It's Valentine's on Big Band Saturday Night

Hi, this is Alan Lambert. This weekend we will pull out the dreamy big band swings tunes and those special love songs for our annual Valentine's show. It's a good time to kick back and receive the memories and the dream songs that we think about this time of year. Join us at 8 o'clock for Big Band Saturday Night on Public Radio 89.5-1, as we approach the 18th anniversary for our program on Tulsa radio. Always know you can connect with us on Facebook and email:

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3:49 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Michael Feinstein on Big Band Saturday Night

Michael Feinstein is on a quest to preserve the Great American Songbook. It all began when he worked with the legendary Ira Gershwin in cataloging his many recordings, Michael is on a mission to develop a museum to display  musical treasures and to educate young people on the value of the American Songbook.

Join us Saturday night at 8 for Big Band Saturday Night on Public Radio 89.5-1.