American Jukebox ®

Series produced by Garrett Stack

Caption: The 1947 Wurlitzer "Bubbler"
The 1947 Wurlitzer "Bubbler" 

The best of pop, rock and soul from the golden age of AM radio: Late 1950's - 1970's. Garrett Stack hosts a 2-hour program broadcast over WMNR-FM and online at wmnr.org originating from Monroe, CT and streaming at www.wmnr.org.

Always exploring a phenomenon in pop, rock and soul as part of the program, regular features include an interactive name that tune "Fun Test," and an in-depth look in "Behind the #1." Listeners are invited to email the host with Fun Test answers as well as offer comments and ideas. Email: stack@wmnr.org


133 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Instrumentals used to to be a big part of the Hot-100. Throughout the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s they ruled. Then they vanished.

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For ten years, the Armed Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) radio served as a lifeline to "home" for the millions who served in Vietnam and southeast Asia.

Bought by KFSK, WABE, WMNR, KCNP, KING FM and more


  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 6
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During times of crisis and stress, lyrics of familiar songs can take on new meaning.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: (Ellie Greenwich circa 1963)
In the early 1960s women songwriters started to emerge. By the '70s and '80s they had come into their full glory. Here they are.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 08, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We've got a slew of forgotten hits that have fallen off the radar but were once much a part of the pop-rock-soul musical landscape. Jog it from the...

Bought by Raven Radio, Royalton Community Radio, and WYAP


  • Added: Feb 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Movies have given us some of the most unforgettable songs. Many have been big jukebox hits, and many have gotten Oscars and Grammys. You know them.

Bought by Raven Radio


  • Added: Feb 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Powerhouse women have given us some of the finest rock 'n' roll. Lookin' at the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Bought by Raven Radio


  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:25:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Television commercials draw heavily on hit songs from the Baby Boomer generation. Here's a whole bunch – 32 to be exact.

Bought by Raven Radio


  • Added: Jan 12, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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To celebrate the 13th anniversary of American Jukebox® we've selected songs that peaked at #13 on the Hot-100, or ranked #13 on Billboard's End-Of-...

Bought by Raven Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 2
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There's something about the harmony four people can bring to the record that excites.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Design by Garrett Stack, Credit: Ken Burns background layer
Ken Burns' Country Music series on PBS is the inspiration for this look at the great American music blended from all people.

Bought by Raven Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:50
  • Purchases: 2
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They all just squeaked into Billboard's Top-40. Hopes dashed as they stalled at #40 or #39.

Bought by Raven Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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You know the ones. They growl and take charge of their songs. They demand your attention. They've got grit.

Bought by Raven Radio, KMUN, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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On August 15-18, 1969, the largest gathering of people, ever to be in one place, happened in Bethel, New York at the Woodstock Art and Music Festiv...

Bought by Raven Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:45
  • Purchases: 2
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There's something about acoustic sounds and singer songwriters that moves us. It's the intimacy those sounds create.

Bought by Raven Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing in song, plus some soft rock and folk favs and rarities.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The title says it all. The big hits from 30 summers.

Bought by Raven Radio


  • Added: Jul 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When you look closely, it's hard to believe that two so totally different songs could share Billboard's Top-10 during the same week.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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From the '60s , '70s and into the '80s: A collection of hits and deeper cuts. Some minor charters by major artists.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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To borrow a 21st century term, BOGO means "buy one get one." Like a 2-sided hit. Buy one hit and get the second one "free." Lots of 2-sided hits ha...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1