Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Friday nights at 9 & Saturday nights at 11 on WILL-FM

The show, simply put, is a celebration of the golden age of the hi-fi and beyond! It's American popular music from the 1950s and 1960s with a few modern numbers thrown in for good measure.

Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (1091)

This week on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it’s a look at that style known as Space Age Bachelor Pad Music. That special blend of cocktail cool and hi-fi hijinks that produced some of the wildest sounds of the Atomic Age. We’ll hear from Bob Thompson, Edd “Kookie” Byrnes, Dean Elliott, Juan Garcia Esquivel, and many more.

In Love With Love (1090)

On this episode of The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a program titled “In Love with Love.” Not only will we have songs celebrating love but all the tunes will feature that word…LOVE... in their titles. We’ll hear from Shirley Bassey, Dinah Washington, Bobby Troup, and many more.

Home Sweet Home (1089)

This week, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it’s Home Sweet Home. Songs about leaving home and coming home, and songs about wishing someone would return home. We’ll hear from Nat King Cole, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé, Georgia Carr, Mel Tormé, and many more.

Command Records (1088)

Coming up, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we put the spotlight on one of the most popular labels during the stereophonic era…Command Records. We’ll focus on many of their top-tier artists with a special look at the producer who was the creative force behind the label, Enoch Light.

The Song Is You (1087)

Tune in this time to The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, for our show titled “The Songs Is You.” Hi-fi era songs about songs, music, and melodies. Lined up, selections from Frank Sinatra, Gloria Lynne, Tony Bennett, Anita O'Day, and many more.

Hi-Fi Christmas 2023 (1086)

This time, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it's our annual Hi-Fi Christmas program. Holiday classics and more from artists of the hi-fi era. We’ll hear from Bing Crosby, Nancy Wilson, Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, and more.

Irving Berlin (1085)

This week, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we celebrate the music of one of the biggies when it comes to the Great American Songbook… Irving Berlin. We’ll hear Berlin classics from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Tony Bennett, and more.

Evening Enchantment (1084)

Coming up, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we’re enjoying some Evening Enchantment. Light sound that makes for the perfect soundtrack to your evening-time enjoyment. We’ll hear from Chet Baker, Julie London, Pete Jolly, and more.

Far Away Places (1083)

Make sure to tune in this week to The Atomic Age Cocktail Party because we’re taking a trip to Far Away Place; a musical hi-fi journey to various points around the globe. We’ll hear from Abbe Lane, Lawrence Welk, Pérez Prado, Judy Garland and more.

Some Like It Hot (1082)

This week, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we’re heating things up! It’s a program titled Some Like It Hot! Songs about fire and smoke and those things that literally raise the temperature! We’ll hear from King Curtis, Louis Prima, The Three Suns, Rod McKuen, and many more!

About the host

Atomic Age Cocktail Party host, Jason Croft, holds a martini in one hand and a record under the other arm, while wearing a fez and a smoking jacket in this retro-style illustration.

Jason Croft has been collecting, enjoying, and programming lounge, easy-listening, and other music of the Atomic Age for over two decades. Now he is sharing this genre with you every Saturday and Sunday night with the Atomic Age Cocktail Party on WILL-FM. When he’s not knee-deep in his record collection, he’s the Technical Director for The 21st, local host for Here and Now, and one of the voices of AM580 on the weekends.

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