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Noon Edition

Soon It Will Be Christmas Day

Afterglow rings in the holidays this week with music from Billy Eckstine, Frank Sinatra, Lou Rawls, Julie London, Peggy Lee, and more. We'll also hear:

  • The story of how "The Christmas Song" came to be written
  • The inspiration for "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," taken from the work of a great American poet
  • Some late-1940s holiday radio broadcasts
  • A little-known Christmas original by Indiana bandleader and composer Al Cobine

Happy holidays to radio listeners everywhere!

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