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Eoban Binder

Eoban Binder is the Director of Digital Media for WFIU and WTIU. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Eoban Binder received his Telecommunications B.A. from Indiana University, and began working at WFIU in 2008.

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March 11, 2009

 

Duke Ellington: the Treasury Shows, April 1945

Duke Ellington Treasury shows AprilIn the spring of 1945, as World War II finally began to draw to a close, Duke Ellington began “Your Saturday Date With the Duke,” a series of weekly broadcasts sponsored by the U.S. Treasury Department to promote the sale of war bonds. The sets featured classics from the Ellington songbook, pop hits of the day, obscure Ellington/Strayhorn compositions rarely or never recorded by the band, and pitches from Ellington and MCs to buy war bonds, along with occasional news bulletin interruptions. Ellington’s 1945 band, removed only a couple of years from the celebrated Blanton-Webster era…

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