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.

Hi-Fi Halloween 2023 (1081)

Make sure to tune in this week to The Atomic Age Cocktail Party because it’s our big, annual Hi-Fi Halloween program! Lots of cool and spooky tunes just right to put some swinging fun into your trick or treat activities. We’ll have werewolves that Watusi, Count Dracula go to Italy to cha cha, and we even meet up with a rocking zombie.

Billy May (1080)

This week, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it’s another in our Great Arrangers series, this time spotlighting the big sounds of Billy May! We’ll be featuring his works with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Anita O’Day, Keely Smith, and even The Carpenters.

Making A Splash (1079)

On The Atomic Age Cocktail Party this time, we’re making a splash! Songs about seas, oceans, rivers, and all sorts of various formations of H2O. We’ll hear from Les Baxter, Earl Grant, Sarah Vaughan, Bobby Darin, and many more!

Classical Lounge (1078)

This time, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it's Classical Lounge. It’s a look at how hi-fi artists approached the world of classical music. We’ll hear from Dick Hyman, Billy Mur, Juan Garcia Esquivel, Liberace, and many more!

Atomic Sampler Fall 2023 (1077)

This week, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it’s another one of our Atomic Samplers. A chance for you to get a taste of the wide variety of hi-fi music we bring you week after week. We’ll be hearing tunes from Mel Tormé, Vicky Lane, Plas Johnson, Tony Bennett, and many more!

Bossa Nova Beats (1076)

This time on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party as we bring you more of those Bossa Nova Beats! That big sound from Brazil that took over hi-fi’s in the 1960s. We’ll hear from Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Perkins, Sergio Mendes, Astrud Gilberto, and many more!

Crooners 2 (1075)

On The Atomic Age Cocktail Party this time around, we spotlight more of our favorite crooners…those great male voices of the hi-fi era. We’ll hear from Bobby Troup, Jackie Paris, Andy Williams, Steve Lawrence, and many more!

Exciting Exotica (1074)

This week on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we’re in for some Exciting Exotica…spotlighting those tropical tunes that quicken the pulse and raise the temperature. We’ll hear from Yma Sumac, Frank Hunter and His Orchestra, Les Baxter, Don Ralke, and many more!

French Kiss (1073)

This time, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we’re giving you a musical French Kiss. Songs from American hi-fi’s about Paris and France as well as song sung in French. We’ll hear from Eartha Kitt, The Double Six of Paris, Brigitte Bardot, plus plenty of French accordion music.

Day In Day Out (1072)

This week, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we’re living life Day In and Day Out. Songs about Days. Great days. Lucky Days. The days that make a difference. And the days yet to come. We’ll hear from Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, The Three Suns, Judy Garland and 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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