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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.

17 FEBRUARY 2024

1. “Texas Drummer Boy,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for JOHN R. TANNER) 2. “Just Like A Rose of San Antone, Approximately,” Michael H.

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10 FEBRUARY 2024

1.. “Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Age,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “Texas Morning/Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” Michael Nesmith(for MARY CAMERON RONDTHALER) 3. “Lone Star Beer

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3 February 2025

1. “A Maiden’s Prayer,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for LORI MITTEN) 2. “One Note Samba,” Rose Sinclair 3. “Talk About A Party,” Roy Clark

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27 JANUARY 2024

1. “Hubbin’ It,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for TROY & ANNA PIERCE) 2. “Call Me the Breeze,” Jim Paul Blair(for CAROLE BENDER) 3. “Cigareets,

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20 JANUARY 2024

1. “Mean Mama Blues,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for FRANK IRONS) 2. “Blue Bonnet Lane,” High, Wide & Handsome 3. “The Wild Side of Life,”

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13 JANUARY 2024

1. “Little Cowboy Lullaby,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “Some of These Days,” Debbie Campbell 3. “Give Me A Red Hot Mama and an

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