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Swing On This

Here are a couple of things you need to know about these playlists for the western-swing radio program Swing on This, airing at 7 p.m. on public-radio station KWGS (89.5 FM) in Tulsa and streaming at

First of all, it’s as exact as I can make it, given the circumstances. I start with the premise that I’ll be able to play 15 songs in the hour-long show. Sometimes I find myself with enough time to play another tune, or even two. Other times, I don’t. Very occasionally, a CD will hang up or a record skip, and I’ll have to quickly substitute something else.

Second, I’ve been known to take a kind of Zen approach from time to time, grabbing something in a fit of inspiration and sticking it in the middle of a show. I prize spontaneity as much as the next gazabo, especially when today’s commercial radio seems completely leached of it, but I promise to try and rein myself in, so that the following playlists can be as accurate as possible.

Thanks very much for listening. I welcome your comments and requests. The dedications listed below are to folks who’ve written about the show. I’m grateful to them, and to you.

13 JULY 2024

1. “Don’t Count Your Chickens,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for RICK REILEY) 2. “Love Me Honey,” Randy Brumley 3. “What Did I Promise Her Last

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6 JULY 2024

1. “You Just Take Her,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “It’s All Your Fault,” High, Wide & Handsome 3. “Neon Ladies,” Don Moore &

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29 JUNE 2024

1. “I Found A Dream,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for TROY & ANNA PIERCE) 2. “Gone Away,” Steve Ripley(for CINDY CLARK)3. “One for My Baby,”

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22 JUNE 2024

1. “Got A Letter from My Kid Today,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for DR. BILL SALWAECHTER and BRAD NEWMAN) 2. “Big Texas Sky,” Moss

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15 JUNE 2024

1. “Take the ‘A’ Train,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(in memory of JACK BENDER and RUTH SEELY WOOLEY) 2. “I’ve Got A New Heartache,”

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8 JUNE 2024

1. “Home in San Antone,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for NANCY STEPHENSON)2. “There’s A LIttle Bit of Heaven,” Katie Shore(for BRETT BINGHAM)3. “Paradise Knife

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