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


104 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: American Jukebox Debut on WMNR
On December 30, 2006 American Jukebox premiered on WMNR Fine Arts Radio. This is that first show.

Bought by WUFT, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio, and WSLR


  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:01:44
  • Purchases: 4
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When The Beatles arrived on America's shores, they opened the way for all things British. Many American recording careers were stopped in their tra...

Bought by WEZU, KSRQ, WMNR, KCMJ Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:26
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Not Your Church Organ!
Favorites from the '50s, '60s & '70s -- many of them featured the Hammond organ attached to a Leslie speaker.

Bought by WEZU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:56:22
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: That's Me!
People often ask me: What's your favorite song?" My answer: I have about a thousand favorites. Here are three dozen.

Bought by WEZU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:33
  • Purchases: 4
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When you think about it, a lot of songs give us advice or make us think.

Bought by WMNR, WEZU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:52
  • Purchases: 5
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Some records just stand out! These do for artistic merit, content, historical significance or performance. They're extraordinary.

Bought by WUFT, KSRQ, and WEZU


  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:53
  • Purchases: 3
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'60s and '70s AM radio and jukeboxes were filled side-by-side with Top-10 hits of many genres

Bought by WUFT, KSRQ, and WEZU


  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:24
  • Purchases: 3
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Celebrating 50 years of Phil Spector's Christmas Album and many other Baby Boomer favorites.

Bought by WEZU, KRPS, and WVRU


  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Carole King & Gerry Goffin
Three young couples wrote the soundtrack to Baby Boomers' lives: Goffin & King, Mann & Weil and Barry & Greenwich

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Song titles with city and state names take us traveling around the US, and a few beyond.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Oct 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Public radio depends on listener support. Here's how we do it at WMNR in Connecticut

Bought by KALH


  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:06
  • Purchases: 1
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This standard edition of American Jukebox also features several selections from Bette Midler's November 2014 release of "It's The Girls," her homag...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:55:36
Caption: Cruisin' In the Sunshine
Songs about cars and trucks are as American as, well, the jukebox. This edition celebrates them all.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:52:33
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Some of America's favorite records had no words. They were huge hits and sold millions.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Knock, Write, Call, Talk
Many a hit song has been written about communicating by letter, telephone, telegram, knocking and more.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Cameo-Parkway Story
At the beginning of the rock era independent record labels emerged as powerhouses of pop, rock, and R&B. Cameo-Parkway was among the biggest.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Oct 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:28
  • Purchases: 1
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American Jukebox 196: Original sources of songs are often unknown, their roots. Sometimes cover recordings do better than the originals.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Feb 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Hour 1: Tribute to Lesley Gore who passed away on 2/16/15. She was 68. Hour 2: Movies have provided us with great songs. Here are several.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: March to the Music
The music that accompanied the historic civil rights march, in March 1965.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:52:19
Caption: Gender Equality Is Good
Standard edition of American Jukebox with a gender equality theme woven in.

Bought by WUFT and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Mar 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:52:20
  • Purchases: 2