Well, we have been busy acquiring and digitzing CDs and records of the music of the era and we’re up to about 1,200 selections with several hundred key identified songs to be added. We have most of the top 20 songs for the years 1936-1946 with a few holes but I feel we have a good starting library. It is worth noting that the songs were considered more important than the artists for this period and most big bands readily covered the hits of each other, often charting with their own versions as well.
We are also working on the jingles and promos for the station and will start off with a basic package of shouts to eventually morph into a more advanced set with an all-female Andrews Sisters sound-a-like group doing the singing with well-known song riffs of the era for intros/outros.
We’ll probably launch a little later in early April. Hey, Apple delayed their release of the iPad for a week and they have a lot more resources than us!
Stay tuned…should be fun!