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Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Celebration of Music and Baseball

From: The WFMT Radio Network
Length: 58:30

Every spring, WFMT host Carl Grapentine curates and presents music in his morning program that celebrates opening day of the baseball season. Grapentine and producer Michael San Gabino condensed these musical selections into an hour-long program that honors the great American pastime in Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Celebration of Music and Baseball.

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This special is available free of charge to all affiliate stations and will be available for two broadcasts from February 15, 2018 to February 14, 2019.

For more information please contact: 

Estlin Usher at 
eusher@wfmt.com  (p) 773-279-2112
David Sims at 
dsims@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2027
Tony Macaluso at 
tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Celebration of Music and Baseball

Every spring, WFMT host Carl Grapentine curates and presents music in his morning program that celebrates opening day of the baseball season. Grapentine and producer Michael San Gabino condensed these musical selections into an hour-long program that honors the great American pastime in Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Celebration of Music and Baseball.

In addition to some interpretations of the popular tune “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” Carl features an array of music that is inspired by the beloved sport, including selections from the films Field of Dreams and The Natural, a musical rendition of the Ernest Thayer poem “Casey at the Bat” with narrator James Earl Jones, the rousing Sousa march “The National Game,” and a hilarious Shakespearean baseball game skit featuring the comedic duo Wayne and Shuster.

The program also highlights some of the famous voices from the rich history of the game, including announcers Mel Allen, Harry Caray, and Russ Hodges, as well as players such as Ernie Banks and Lou Gehrig. For baseball aficionados and novices alike, you will want to “play ball” after listening to Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Celebration of Music and Baseball.

 

Carl Grapentine joined WFMT in 1986 and has been the host of WFMT’s morning program since 1996. He gives pre-concert lectures for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, and many other arts organizations. An alumnus of the University of Michigan School of Music, Carl has been the stadium voice of the Michigan Marching Band since 1970. His voice has been heard on national telecasts of 16 Rose Bowls and numerous other bowl games. In 2006, he became the game announcer at Michigan Stadium. Carl has sung the national anthem at Wrigley Field, U.S. Cellular Field, and several other sports venues.

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Piece Description

This special is available free of charge to all affiliate stations and will be available for two broadcasts from February 15, 2018 to February 14, 2019.

For more information please contact: 

Estlin Usher at 
eusher@wfmt.com  (p) 773-279-2112
David Sims at 
dsims@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2027
Tony Macaluso at 
tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Celebration of Music and Baseball

Every spring, WFMT host Carl Grapentine curates and presents music in his morning program that celebrates opening day of the baseball season. Grapentine and producer Michael San Gabino condensed these musical selections into an hour-long program that honors the great American pastime in Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Celebration of Music and Baseball.

In addition to some interpretations of the popular tune “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” Carl features an array of music that is inspired by the beloved sport, including selections from the films Field of Dreams and The Natural, a musical rendition of the Ernest Thayer poem “Casey at the Bat” with narrator James Earl Jones, the rousing Sousa march “The National Game,” and a hilarious Shakespearean baseball game skit featuring the comedic duo Wayne and Shuster.

The program also highlights some of the famous voices from the rich history of the game, including announcers Mel Allen, Harry Caray, and Russ Hodges, as well as players such as Ernie Banks and Lou Gehrig. For baseball aficionados and novices alike, you will want to “play ball” after listening to Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Celebration of Music and Baseball.

 

Carl Grapentine joined WFMT in 1986 and has been the host of WFMT’s morning program since 1996. He gives pre-concert lectures for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, and many other arts organizations. An alumnus of the University of Michigan School of Music, Carl has been the stadium voice of the Michigan Marching Band since 1970. His voice has been heard on national telecasts of 16 Rose Bowls and numerous other bowl games. In 2006, he became the game announcer at Michigan Stadium. Carl has sung the national anthem at Wrigley Field, U.S. Cellular Field, and several other sports venues.

Timing and Cues

PROGRAM CODE BAS 18-01

Title: TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME: A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC AND BASEBALL
Host: CARL GRAPENTINE
Producer: MICHAEL SAN GABINO
Underwriters: AHI TRAVEL

Musical Content

Musical Content
Timing: Composer: Title: Performer(s): Recording Details:

02:15 NORWORTH/VON TILZER TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME JOSEPH ALESSI, BLAIR BOLLINGER, SOTT HARTMAN, MARK H. LAWRENCE 4 OF A KIND: TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME/SUMMIT DCD 345

03:25 DARIUS MILHAUD A FRENCHMAN IN NEW YORK, Movement 6: “Baseball in Yankee Stadium” ARTHUR FIEDLER, BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA A FRENCHMAN IN NEW YORK/AN AMERICAN IN PARIS/LSC-2702

02:15 RANDY NEWMAN WRIGLEY FIELD RANDY NEWMAN THE NATURAL/WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS 9 25116-2

01:45 WIN STRACKE THE FIRST BASEBALL GAME WIN STRACKE SONGS OF OLD TOWN/FLAIR 912

02:37 NORWORTH/VON TILZER TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME HELEN TRAUBEL, ARTHUR FIEDLER, ARTHUR FIEDLER SINFIONETTA HELEN TRAUBEL: PORTRAITS IN MEMORY/MET 214CD

01:05 MARGE ADLER VARIATIONS ON TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME MARGE ADLER PRIVATE RECORDING

01:50 JOHN KNOWLES PAINE FUGA GIOCOSA DENVER OLDHAM JOHN KNOWLES PAINE: SELECTED WORKS/NEW WORLD RECORDS 80424-2

02:50 JOHN PHILIP SOUSA THE NATIONAL GAME FREDERICK FENNELL, EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE FENNELL CONDUCTS SOUSA/MERCURY 434 300-2

00:57 CHARLES IVES BASEBALL TAKE-OFF ALAN MANDEL CHARLES IVES: WORKS FOR PIANO/VOXBOX CD3X 3034

04:47 CHARLES IVES OLD HOME DAY WILLIAM SHARP, STEPHEN BLIER CHARLES IVES: WORKS FOR PIANO/VOX BOX CD3X 3034

07:33 STEVEN REINEKE CASEY AT THE BAT (AN AMERICAN NARRATIVE TALE) JAMES EARL JONES, ERICH KUNZEL, CINCINNATI POPS ORCHESTRA PLAY BALL!/TELARC CD-80468

10:15 (JOHNNY) Wayne & (FRANK) SHUSTER A SHAKESPEAREAN BASEBALL GAME WAYNE & SHUSTER COLUMBIA 8231

Notes:

Release Date:

SEGMENT 1: Segment Time:33:10

OPEN CUE: Music – “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
CLOSE CUE: “…visit ahitravel.com.”

SEGMENT 2: Segment Time:25:20

OPEN CUE: “In 1888…”
CLOSE CUE: “…WFMT Radio Network.”

Total Time: 58:30

PROMO: 0:30

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