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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 weekly 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 need last names – Ella, Tony, Frank, Sarah, Carmen, Nina – along with younger singers who are bringing fresh voices to the Great American Songbook. Some favorites these days include Hilary Gardner, Roberta Donnay, Mark Jennett, Chaise Lounge, Delicatessen, Mark Winkler, Greta Metassa, and The Hot Sardines.

Each show is organized around a different, often 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, I even tried "Finding My Religion." Hoping for an all-singing jazz tribute to the NSA? Well, you won’t be disappointed.

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 just about every week along with holiday specials throughout the year.

H. William Stine is an author and an award-winning writer and video producer who has created print, digital, and electronic media for more than four 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 need last names – Ella, Tony, Frank, Sarah, Carmen, Nina – along with younger singers who are bringing fresh voices to the Great American Songbook. Some favorites these days include Hilary Gardner, Roberta Donnay, Mark Jennett, Chaise Lounge, Delicatessen, Mark Winkler, Greta Metassa, and The Hot Sardines. Each show is organized around a different, often 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... Show full description


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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...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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 WTIP and WRGY


  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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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 WMNR


  • Added: Oct 22, 2013
  • 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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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
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Any radio show can sing the praises of being confident and competent. Fine, but who will sing for the rest of us? This week it'll be Diahann C...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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There's a difference between taking risks and just asking for trouble, right?. One is a bold and confident affirmation of one's talents. The other ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Ok, let's dispense with the obvious wisecrack I know you're thinking and dying to say: How can I have insomnia when I'm so good at putting audience...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
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Most people turn to radio to be told right from wrong, or right from left. Hey, you want to be told what to think and how to behave? Why didn't you...

  • Added: May 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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People make all kinds of suggestions in this madcap world of ours. Personal suggestions, constructive suggestions, subtle suggestions, unsolicited ...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
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We give them everything we have, our homes, our beds, and sometimes even the shirts off our backs. Fortunately for you there isn't a Be Kind To The...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Do you feel lost? Alone? Adrift? Hopeless? Discouraged? Disillusioned? (Hey - whatever happened to "quiet desperation?") Ok, let me try to make it ...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 58:58
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It's simple. Sassy...Lady...King...Deedles...I'll give you the nickname, you figure out who the singer is. Later, I'll give you an address and...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Well, it's happened again. Another graduation season has come and almost gone, and not one single school, college, university, junior college, comm...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00