Listeners in Over 100 Countries

Swing City Radio

Swing City Radio started broadcasting "Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!" on October 15, 2019.  After just six months on the air we are proud to report we've had listeners tune in from 107 countries. (C'mon Greenland! It's time to start Swingin'!)

I just want to say Thank You and let you know that you are the best audience in world.  It's been a pleasure broadcasting Big Band and Swing Music to such a passionate community of listeners.  Thank you again People of Swing!

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Top 20 Countries Ranked by Total Listening Hours
01 - United States
02 - Spain
03 - Germany
04 - Canada
05 - Mexico
06 - Poland
07 - Russian Federation
08 - France
09 - Switzerland
10 - Japan
11 - Czechia
12 - Australia
13 - Brazil
14 - Argentina
15 - Sweden
16 - Italy
17 - United Kingdom
18 - Slovakia
19 - Netherlands
20 - Nigeria

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

Cherokee Soundie

Cherokee Soundie

One of Charlie Barnet's biggest hits was "Cherokee."  Check out this great Soundie from 1950 featuring Charlie and His Orchestra.  To learn more about the history of Soundies take a look at his article we posted a few months ago.  Watch the video below and enjoy!


...and of course you can hear Charlie Barnet right here on Swing City Radio.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

Swing City Radio Mug

Swing City Radio Mug

So I got my new Swing City Radio Mug today!  Very exciting! (I need a life, haha.)  It's the same mug that we feature in our Swing City Radio Swag Store.  Looking forward to drinking gallons of coffee from this mug.  Here's a direct link to the mug in our store.

The mug looks great and the station logo really "pops" on this mug.  The other impressive thing is how it was shipped.  Look at the pictures below.  See how secure the packaging is?  I've ordered mugs from other places over the years and many times they've arrived broken.  So I was quite pleased to see that there was care taken when packing this mug.

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Here are some photos of the front and back of the mug.  The picture on the right is a little blurry but I'm sure you get the point.

Swing City Radio Mug  Swing City Radio Mug

Don't forget to check out our Swag page for other items!

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

Podcast: Episode 4

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Listen to The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Episode 4: Contrasts and The Count


We listen to some great Big Band music including songs from Charlie Spivak, Jimmy Dorsey and Count Basie. We also enjoy a radio performance by Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra which was recorded at the Blackhawk Hotel in 1940.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

Podcast: Episode 3

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Listen to The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Episode 3: Cats, Coffee, Kaye and Krupa


In this episode Ronnaldo plays some Swingin' music by Woody Herman, Glen Gray, Sammy Kaye and many more.  We will also hear from the "Drummer Boy" himself, Gene Krupa. We will be listening to some selected songs from a great performance by Gene from February of 1940. Ronnaldo discusses the challenges of recording the podcast in the presence of five cats that are eager to join the show.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

Podcast: Episode 2

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Listen to The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Episode 2: Boogie Woogie, Blue Jays and some Glenn Miller


In this episode your host Ronnaldo plays some hopping music by Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Harry James and many more.  We will also listen to some highlights from a Glenn Miller Orchestra radio remote recorded at the Glen Island Casino. Ronnaldo explains some of the sound quality you can expect to hear on this podcast.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

Podcast: Episode 1


Listen to The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Episode 1: Let's Start This Swing Thing!


Host Ronnaldo introduces The Big Band and Swing Podcast.  In this episode you will hear some great music by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Jim Lunceford, Charlie Barnet and many more.  You will also get to hear some selected songs from a fantastic performance by Bob Chester and His Orchestra on Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands from April of 1943.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

The Big Band and Swing Podcast

The Big Band and Swing Podcast

Swing City Radio is proud to announce the launch of our new podcast: The Big Band and Swing Podcast.  Here is the the description of the new podcast and what you can expect to hear:

"The Big Band and Swing Podcast is a weekly podcast that focuses on the music, artists and history of the Big Band Era of the 1930's and 1940's.  You will hear classic recordings, performances, and radio remotes from artists like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, The Andrews Sisters, Cab Calloway and many, many more.

If you are a fan of The Big Bands and Swing Music then check out The Big Band and Swing Podcast presented by Swing City Radio.com.  Vinyl pops and crackles are included.  Don't forget to subscribe."

New episodes will be available for download every Friday and over the course of the next month the podcast will be available on all popular podcast outlets including: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Spotify, Stitcher, Podchaser, iHeartRadio, Pandora and many, many more.

I'm very excited about this podcast because it will promote Swing City Radio on platforms where the radio station is not currently listed.  I've really enjoyed recording this podcast and after an archive of episodes is built up you will see it added to the station's weekday programming.  Check it out.  I really think you will like it.

Podcast episodes will be listed right here on the website and you can also visit the website for the podcast: The Big Band and Swing Podcast.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

Message for Our Audience

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Hey everybody Ronnaldo here...

So lately, the world has been turned upside down by the Corona Virus.  Swing City Radio has regular listeners in over 100 countries including Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Argentina, Canada and of course, the United States which is where we broadcast from.  Many of these countries are now under quarantine restrictions and considered hot spots for the virus.

I just want to take the time to say Stay Safe, Be Patient and of course Wash your Hands. :)

For years now I've commonly heard people stating how the world moves to fast and how we never have time for ourselves, our family and our friends. Well everyone, here's the time! We can take this time to complain about whats going on or we can choose to use this time to connect with the people we love and care about.

Most of the music played here on Swing City Radio is from the 1930's and 1940's.  At that time our parents, grand-parents and for some of us, our great-grand-parents, were facing a worldwide crisis as well.  This is the music that helped them escape.  This is the music that provided joy.  They got through those times and we will get through this.

We will remain broadcasting throughout this crisis.  (That is the plan as of this moment)

So enjoy the Big Band and Swing music we play here, stay healthy and safe, and know that Swing City Radio cares about all of you out in radio land.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

The Good Old Days

Good Old Days

The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020 in the United States.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

The Birthday Bombshell

Ina Ray Hutton

It's the Big Band Blonde Bombshell's Birthday today.  (That's a lot of B's)  Happy Birthday Ina Ray Hutton!  Ina Ray was born Odessa Cowen on March 13, 1916 in Chicago.  She enjoyed great success as a bandleader and singer.  Ina Ray even had a TV Show for a bit in the 1950s.  She was a very talented performer and here at Swing City Radio, lets just say we are quite fond of her.

She sadly passed away in 1984 at the age of 67, from complications due to diabetes.

You can hear Ina Ray Hutton right here on Swing City Radio.

Ina Ray Hutton


Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

Happy Birthday Marion

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Tomorrow, March 10th, is Marion Hutton's Birthday.  Marion was the main female vocalist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra.  Hutton was born in 1919.  You can learn more about her in an article we posted here on our website back in December.  View Marion Hutton article.

...And remember!  March is Glenn Miller Month here on Swing City Radio.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.

Chattanooga Gold

first gold record

Chattanooga Choo Choo was released by Glenn Miller in the Spring of 1941.  It became the first song to be certified a "Gold Record" on February 10th of 1942.  Pictured above is Glenn receiving the award from executives from the RCA label.  A song is certified Gold when sales exceed the one million mark.

The song was originally featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade.  The movie soundtrack contains many other Glenn Miller songs as well.

The song describes the train route from New York City to Chattanooga, Tennessee including places like Baltimore and North Carolina.  The beginning of the song is famous for sounding like a train rolling out of the station, complete with the trumpets and trombones imitating a train whistle.

You can hear live and studio recording of Glenn Miller performing Chattanooga Choo Choo right here on Swing City Radio.

Swing City Radio: Playing Your Big Band and Swing Music Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today! - Big Band Radio Station Broadcasting Online from King of Prussia, PA.
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