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TURNTABLE FOR ONE

Series produced by H. William Stine

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An hour of great jazz vocals, produced from a live broadcast on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org. Each show is organized around a different theme that reflects the wry sense of humor and idiosyncratic tastes of the host. Every show features iconic singers of the past while spotlighting newer, younger jazz vocalists, as well. It's personality radio at its best - or, at least, its quirkiest.

TURNTABLE FOR ONE is a weekly, one-hour show of the best in jazz vocals, featuring classic singers who don't ever need last names – Ella, Tony, Frank, Sarah, Carmen, Nina – along with younger singers who are bringing fresh voices to the Great American Songbook but do still require actual last names. Some favorites these days include Sinne Eeg, Johanna Sillanpaa, Roberta Donnay, Mark Jennett, Delicatessen, Mark Winkler, Nicole Herzog, Greta Metassa, and The Hot Sardines.

Each show is organized around a different, usually light-hearted theme as the host tries to walk the non-existent line between the ironic and the unforgivable. So one week it might be an hour of Face Down, Bottoms Up: A Musical Tribute to Drinking (call your sponsor), the next week, a musical game show, Who's Your Daddy, or maybe a musical tribute to the Low Self-Esteem. One week it was "Stalker Week," because I'll take all the listeners I can get regardless of their hobbies. And if you're hoping for an all-singing jazz Battle Of The Sexes, well, you won’t be disappointed.

Just about every week there’s also a Mystery Vocalist, more often than not an obscure recording by someone who probably shouldn't have been allowed in a recording studio. But life isn’t always fair, is it?

TURNTABLE FOR ONE is produced from a live broadcast on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org. Look for a new show on PRX every week although that doesn't necessarily mean I'll put a new show up every week. (It'll give you something to do, even while I'm taking it easy - is that so wrong?)

H. William Stine is an author and an award-winning writer and video producer who has created print, digital, and electronic media for decades while managing, for the most part, to stay on the right side of the law. He’s had stints in the past hosting/producing jazz, folk, and classical music programs and a weekly radio comedy show. In 2010 TURNTABLE FOR ONE marked his return to the medium he loves best, radio, and the music he has collected his entire life, jazz.
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TURNTABLE FOR ONE is a weekly, one-hour show of the best in jazz vocals, featuring classic singers who don't ever need last names – Ella, Tony, Frank, Sarah, Carmen, Nina – along with younger singers who are bringing fresh voices to the Great American Songbook but do still require actual last names. Some favorites these days include Sinne Eeg, Johanna Sillanpaa, Roberta Donnay, Mark Jennett, Delicatessen, Mark Winkler, Nicole Herzog, Greta Metassa, and The Hot Sardines. Each show is organized around a different, usually light-hearted theme as the host tries to walk the non-existent line between the ironic and the unforgivable. So one week it might be an hour of Face Down, Bottoms Up: A Musical Tribute to Drinking (call your sponsor), the next week, a musical game show, Who's Your... Show full description


52 Pieces

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I feel like breaking some rules this week...but which ones? Never ending a sentence with a preposition? Hey - some rules are still sacrosanct, okay...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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You know me. I'm never afraid to jump into the middle of a controversial confrontation. (And if that's what you think, you don't really know me, do...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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I believe that all human history, all of our desires, decisions and disasters, can be summed up in one simple sentence - six small words! The Heart...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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They say laughter is the best medicine - although how effective is it really against, say, a broken leg, snake bite, or poison ivy? But if you're l...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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You can't get away from them - the so-called experts who want to tell you how to be happy, how to be successful, how to be your best self. Not work...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The Haves and the Have Nots, a very serious subject, a very sensitive subject. But, of course, I don't plan to be either, not for a second. Instead...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week I'm going on my favorite kind of trip - an Ego Trip. And look who's coming along: Sinatra, Shirley Horn, George Evans, Johnny Hartman, an...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Tired of all the arguments, all the fights and futile feuding? Uh-Oh. You should have told me sooner because this week I'm presenting the Battle of...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Are things happening too fast? Is the world changing too fast? Am I coming to my point too fast? (Not likely) Sounds to me like you're ready to exp...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Want to take a break from the babble of people who have answers for everything but solutions for nothing? How about an hour of great singers asking...

Bought by WTJU, WTIP, and WRGY


  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Ever thought about what people will say about you after you're gone? Are you thinking about it now? Would you like to have the last word, even thou...

Bought by WTJU and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On Turntable For One I try my best every week to bring in new audiences, new listeners. But there is one audience I've overlooked, probably because...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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I've been away for a few weeks on a special assignment - I've been attending Pundit Training Camp. No longer am I just a faceless voice behind a mi...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Lots of singers are good at keeping time. This week I'm featuring about a dozen singers who were also great at doing time. They not only made recor...

Bought by WTJU and WMNR


  • Added: Oct 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ever wonder what would happen if a radio show adopted cable news channels' annoying preoccupation with hyping every story, big or small, as earth-s...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Want to play a game? Every time I play a song, you take a drink. Wait, bad idea. You won't last the whole hour. Ok, how about this instead? Every t...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Life is long and more than enough of it is filled with embarrassing situations. It seems to me the least I can do is acknowledge those situations a...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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FDR: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." ME: "Isn't that enough for cryin' out loud?" Do you know how many different, weird phobias there ar...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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The Great American Songbook abounds with songs about overcoming obstacles and never giving up. Anyone sick of them? Just me? Ok, but it's my show. ...

  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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When’s the last time you heard a radio host apologize? Yeah, I know. In your dreams. Well, sometimes dreams come true. You know who else wants to a...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:56