The Greatest Memories

The Greatest Memories

A monthly podcast with interesting stories, music trivia and more, presented in the style of a radio program.

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May 1, 2022 59 min
The Carousel Museum and Museum of Fire History in the same location…the 3rd annual Taps Across America…your memories about lessons you learned from mom…a controversial musical from the 1940’s on Show Tunes Spotlight…news headlines from May, 45 years ago. Thanks for listening to The Greatest Memories.
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Elvis Presley’s first visit to Macon 50 years ago…Joy Johnson, RN talks about her career and upcoming retirement…Ever wanted to audition for Broadway? John Jones explains the process on Show Tunes Spotlight…A Long March film and its mission of restoring benefits to Filipino-American veterans. All of this plus our Music Trivia Challenge and more.
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A salute to March-Music In Our Schools Month…the first African-American pilot and commander of the Navy Blue Angels…seniors share their memories from Girl Scout days…John Jones tells you about the understudies, standbys and swings of Broadway on Show Tunes Spotlight…plus celebrity senior milestone birthdays, spotlight artist, music trivia challenge and more.
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February 1, 2022 59 min
The oldest continuously family owned and operated florist in the U.S. …Broadway Musical Trivia for the 80th episode of Show Tunes Spotlight with John Jones…a married couple who are both military veterans…The Day The Music Died….Celebrity Milestone Birthdays…Spotlight Artist and News Headlines from 50 years ago. Thanks for listening to The Greatest Memories podcast!
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January 1, 2022 59 min
Happy New Year! We begin 2022 with a couple of new features – Your Memories and More, and our Music Trivia Challenge. We talk with a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps…Show Tunes Spotlight looks at the musical Dear Evan Hansen…a new book that takes Macon, Georgia’s music history back to the city’s […]
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The Swing Dolls keep the music of the Andrews Sisters alive…a Pearl Harbor hero’s story on the 80th anniversary of “a date which will live in infamy”…the first musical to re-open Broadway on Show Tunes Spotlight…a timely tune from this month’s Spotlight Artist…news headlines from 65 years ago…and we continue our December tradition for the […]
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A special story for the 100th birthday of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier….The Spongebob Musical on Show Tunes Spotlight…our Spotlight Artist is the greatest girl group ever…a World War II Navy veteran who served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters…a timely Top 4 Countdown…News Headlines from 60 Novembers ago. Thanks for listening to The […]
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October 1, 2021 59 min
Author Don Reid talks about his latest book Life Lessons….John Jones looks at Come From Away as Broadway returns…How does DAV help our veterans…a timely top 4 countdown…celebrity milestone birthdays…and events in the news from 70 Octobers ago. This month The Greatest Memories podcast begins its 9th season. Thanks for listening and subscribing!
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This month we speak with a Navy veteran who had a special job during the Cold War…John Jones makes a case for Stephen Sondheim as the greatest living musical theater composer on Show Tunes Spotlight…on the 85th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s birth we visit the Buddy Holly Center in his hometown…plus a very special local […]
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August 1, 2021 59 min
The Honor Flights will be in the air again later this month….Show Tunes Spotlight shines on the musical Six…A timely video project called American September...and Del Ward takes you to a family reunion (Note: Del Ward has been a contributor to The Greatest Memories for each of the past 18 months. This segment was recorded […]
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Wreaths Across America and Giving in July…. Show Tunes Spotlight falls on a musical that won 10 Tony Awards including the “big 6″…. Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast from author William Rawlings… and Del Ward has more suggestions for summer reading. All of this plus a timely top 4 countdown, celebrity milestone birthdays, news headlines […]
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50-year career as a dental hygienist…controversies about Miss Saigon on Show Tunes Spotlight…World War II Pacific Veterans Project…Del Ward talks about June weddings…plus a look at headlines from 65 Junes ago…top 4 countdown…celebrity milestone birthdays and more.
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The birthplace of Mother’s Day…the first American pilot killed in World War II…a 4-time Tony Award? winner that could surprise you on Show Tunes Spotlight….Del’s Datebook has southern fried chicken on the menu….headlines from May, 60 years ago…plus stories behind the songs, a timely top 4 countdown and a story-telling Spotlight Artist. Thanks for listening […]
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April 1, 2021 59 min
Shakespeare in musicals…Capricorn producer Paul Hornsby talks about his new book…Del Ward’s thoughts about National Volunteer Month…2 veterans who volunteer at the perfect place for them…headlines from 45 Aprils ago…plus a top 4 countdown, Spotlight artist and stories behind the songs. All of this and more on The Greatest Memories. Thanks for listening!
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March 1, 2021 59 min
Magician Mike Fuller…Vietnam Vet Gordon Winkles…a Broadway update on Show Tunes Spotlight...Welcome spring and a special state park on Del’s Datebook…a Beach Boy turns 80…the first rock ‘n roll record. All of this plus a top 4 countdown, spotlight artist, headlines from March 1951, stories behind the songs and more. Thanks for listening to The […]
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February 1, 2021 59 min
This is the month of love and Del Ward has some thoughts on that subject, and we have the story of Sweethearts candies that are always popular this time of year. Plus Show Tunes Spotlight with John Jones, a first-hand story from a World War II fighter pilot, celebrity milestone birthdays, Top 4 Countdown, Spotlight […]
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January 1, 2021 59 min
We start the new year with two news features (1) the top 4 countdown and (2) spotlight artist. Also a Navy veteran from World War II and an interview with a special lady who just turned 101. Plus an update about Broadway on Show Tunes Spotlight, headlines from 50 years ago, celebrity milestone birthdays in […]
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Georgia’s World War II Military Trail…Show Tunes Spotlight looks at a musical that was built around one show-stopping song…Del Ward shares some of her favorite Christmas memories…Veterans Day visits with some of Middle Georgia’s heroes…December news flashbacks from 65 years ago. All of this plus our December closing tradition, all on The Greatest Memories podcast.
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100 years ago this month a new technology called radio began, just in time for the presidential election returns between Warren G. Harding and James M. Cox. The Greatest Memories salutes this centennial anniversary with some early radio highlights, Show Tunes Spotlight, a military veteran who honed his radio skills in the U.S. Air Force, […]
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October 1, 2020 59 min
This month we begin our 8th season of The Greatest Memories podcast. We have a very personal Veteran’s story, a salute to The Andy Griffith Show on its 60th anniversary, Show Tunes Spotlight, Del’s Datebook and musical memories from the Drifters, Jo Stafford, Four Tops, Buddy Holly and more.
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