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1920s and 1930s Jazz and Pop guaranteed to wake up the mind and make it smile. Music that shimmers with wit and levity and beats with the pulse of life. Updated weekly! Playlists at

About Andy Senior

I have been a fan of early 20th century music as long as I can remember. Consequently, over the past 40+ years I have amassed a huge trove of pre-1940 recordings which I transfer and restore to create each week's edition of Radiola.

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The music of the 1920s and 1930s has a lightness and a vitality totally lacking in other musical realms. Also, it could be sophisticated, smart, and funny. It is not the over-processed, demographically-targeted pop of later years. It was all in one take, all on one mike, spontaneous, and totally in the moment. Hence it is still fresh, joyous, and new, even after eight decades. Playlists and original broadcast dates for each program may be found at my Radiola! blog.

FADE AWAY This RADIOLA! reckons that soon it'll just be us kids.

MEMORY PERSISTS This RADIOLA! strolls down Memory Lane to pay tribute to the man who graded and paved it for us.

NATURAL IMPUNITY The RADIOLA! believes insouciance is the best medicine.

INCURABLY PRAGMATIC This RADIOLA! brought seeds, not flowers.

GO WITH THE FLOE This RADIOLA! is contemplating a thaw.

DONNER AFTER-PARTY This RADIOLA! celebrates the end of the longest shortest month in recent memory.

STUCK HOME SYNDROME This RADIOLA! can't quite get out the door.

SHINE, ALREADY! This RADIOLA! requests a boost in solar power.

PATCHES OF GREEN This RADIOLA! notes occasional glimpses of lawn.

TOWARD THE LIGHT This RADIOLA! is brightening its contrast.