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


107 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Detroit's Best Songs
In 2016 the Detroit Free Press conducted a survey to identify the 100 best songs ever to come out of Detroit. Here are 34 of them.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Celebrate summer in song. Sun, heat, beach. surf, and more make us smile when we hear the hits from the '50s, '60s & '70s.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:17
  • Purchases: 1
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Celebrate our country in song. From pop, rock and soul, to country, Broadway and film, music about America has never been in short supply.

Bought by WEZU and KHNS


  • Added: Jul 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:14
  • Purchases: 2
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Being in the Top-10 is a big deal. But what about being #11? Sorry, pal, it's not the Top-10.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jun 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Hits and Great Songs from the '50s, '60's and '70's, many rarely heard, fill the General Jukebox on this edition of American Jukebox.

Bought by WUFT, WMNR, WEZU, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 05, 2016
  • Length: 01:54:33
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Love Yo Mama
All Types of Pop, Rock, Country and Soul Songs With Mama

Bought by KZYX, KSRQ, WEZU, and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:44
  • Purchases: 4
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This spring pledge drive edition features music of the '60s and an emphasis on the '70s to promote a 3-CD set offered as a "premium" at the $90 giv...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 10, 2016
  • Length: 01:56:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Diana Ross is arguably the most commercially successful female vocalist of the 20th century. Hour 2 of American Jukebox surveys her six decade career.

Bought by WUFT, WEZU, Royalton Community Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:56:45
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Fats Domino and Rock 'n' Roll
During the rock era, after Elvis Presley, Fats Domino is the next biggest chart maker on Billboard. Plus rock and roll mixed favs.

Bought by WMNR, WEZU, Prairie Public, Royalton Community Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:30
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Best Song Oscars
And the Oscar for the Best Song written for a film goes to...

Bought by WUFT, WEZU, and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:54:46
  • Purchases: 3
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Songs about love are ubiquitous in the pop, rock and soul canon. Here are three dozen from the '50s, '60s and '70s.

Bought by WEZU and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:46
  • Purchases: 2
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The first east coast blizzard of 2016 caused many radio outlets to resort to canned programs. American Jukebox was on the air "live" and taking req...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:39
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WMNR's 2016 winter pledge drive is underway on American Jukebox with a tribute to The Eagles as part of the program.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:56:01
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Lots of groups and duos have been siblings, cousins and others relatives

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:56
  • Purchases: 2
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There are thousands of songs with names in their titles. Here are a few from pop, rock and soul of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:54:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Lots of funny and scary stuff has been on the radio and in the movies.

Bought by KRPS, KMXT, WEZU, KALH, KPIK-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Rolling Stone Magazine often publishes a list of the "500 Greatest Songs Ever." Here we choose from the Top-100.

Bought by WUFT, WKMS, KSRQ, KMXT, WEZU and more


  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:52
  • Purchases: 6
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This group of session musicians played on hundreds of huge hits in the '60s and '70s. They're the unsung heroes of pop and rock.

Bought by WEZU, Prairie Public, and KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:53:24
  • Purchases: 3
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Hispanic singers and musicians have been at the top the Billboard Pop Charts for decades. Here are about 30.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Through the years, many national top-10 hits have disappeared from the airwaves. They're here!

Bought by WUFT, WEZU, Royalton Community Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:55:36
  • Purchases: 4