Wishing You a Happy 2017

December 27, 2016

We recently wrapped up our special Christmas programming on Cruisin 1430 and part of the fun of the season was sharing the stories of the traditions we share.  But one of my favorite traditions isn't about Christmas, but it's neighbor a week later, New Year's Eve.  Just where did the tradition of singing Auld Lang Syne at Midnight come from?  Well, let me tell you!   In 1929 Guy Lombardo and his band the Royal Canadians took the stage at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on New Year’s Eve. Their performance that night was being broadcast nationally, before 10pm Denver-time on CBS, then after on NBC radio. At 10pm, as a transition between the broadcasts, the song they chose to play was an old Scottish folk song Lombardo had first heard from Scottish immigrants in Ontario. The song was Auld Lang Syne.  Radio listeners across America sang and danced to the tune and the following year it was requested again by revelers who remembered it the year before.  And so, the tradition was born and don't be surprised if at midnight on the 31st, as we wrap up our Doo Wop new Year's Eve special, you don't hear some Auld Lang Syne on Cruisin 1430.  

Happy New Year from us all!!!

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