Afterglow (Jazz and American Popular Song): Specials

Series produced by WFIU

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Enjoy these special editions of Afterglow -- a one-hour program of vocal jazz and American popular song. They are perfect for holidays and special programming. Check it out!

Ella, Frank, Billie, and other greats of popular song — WFIU's Afterglow has them all.

Afterglow is one of the longest-running programs on public radio, first hosted by Dick Bishop on WFIU sometime in the late 1970s. It was Dick who established the elegance, the passion, the laid-back expertise, the congenial charm, and the delivery with a "martini-moon" quality, along with some of the best songs from the Great American Songbook.

After Bishop's retirement in 2005, the show was hosted by WFIU Jazz Host/Producer David Brent Johnson. As of February 2015, host and music historian Mark Chilla took the helm, continuing to bring an hour of jazz and American popular song to the airwaves in a high-quality production available every week.

For syndication information, please contact LuAnn Johnson at

Additional Files

23 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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An hour of summertime songs from the Great American Songbook, performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Perfect for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, or Veterans Day! An hour-long program of jazz and popular song... It was one of the greatest jazz o...

Bought by WVAS, KHNS, WVAS, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WXAV 88.3FM and more

  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 18
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A program of holiday-themed music drawing from classic movies and television specials.

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WVRU, WVRU, KREV-LP and more

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11