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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.


1. “Sweet Moments,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for TERRY STEPHENSON) 2. “What Makes Bob Holler,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands w/Maryann Price 3. “Tennessee

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1. “At the Woodchoppers’ Ball,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (in memory of JACK BENDER and RUTH SEELY WOOLEY) 2. “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No

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1. “Got A Letter from My Kid Today,” Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (for DARRELL MAHONE)  2. “Ready for the Times to Get Better,” A

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1. “Oklahoma Hills,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for MICHAEL MORTON) 2. “If Dreams Come True,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands w/Chris O’Connell(in memory

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1. “Crazy Rhythm,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “Nothing,” Billy Parker(for CAROLE BENDER and WAYLAND MAGUIRE) 3. “Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music,”

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26 AUGUST 2023

1. “It’s Your Red Wagon,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for DJ DEBRA MORROW INGRAM) 2. “Someone to Watch over Me,” Hot Club of

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