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.

TV Time (1019)

This time around, we’re enjoying a little TV Time. It's great television themes from the Atomic Age. We’ll visit detective shows like Peter Gunn, The M Squad, and Perry Mason, plus spy shows, and a few other surprises.

Crooners (1018)

We're all about crooners this time on the program. A look at some of our favorite male singers of the lounge era. We'll hear from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mel Tormé, Vic Damone, Nat King Cole, and more.

Tropical Treasures (1017)

This week on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it’s a show that featurs lots of exotica escapism. We have slices of musical paradise from Arthur Lyman, Robert Drasnin, Jeri Southern, Eden Ahbez and more.

Cole Porter (1016)

We're putting the spotlight on the songs of Cole Porter this time on the program. In particular, a look at how hi-fi artists interpretated his music. We hear from Bob Thompson and His Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, David Rose, and even Stan Freberg.

21st Century Lounge (1015)

This time on the program, we look at all the great artists keeping the lounge flame alive in the 21st century! Music from Michael Bublé, Ricki Derek,The Martini Kings, Don Tiki, The Tikiyaki Orchestra, and more!

Time After Time (1014)

In honor of WILL's 100th anniversary, it's a show called Time After Time featuring songs about the passage of time. We have tunes about minutes, hours, days, years, and more!

Musical Colors (1013)

This time on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it’s Musical Colors, featuring songs that cover all the colors in the rainbow. Deep Purples, Yellow Days, Green Eyes, Blue Skies, and so much more!

In Orbit (1012)

This time, we focus on the "space" part of Space Age Bachelor Pad Music! We'll have cosmic selections from Baxter, David Rose & His Orchestra, Ferrante & Teicher, Louis Prima, and more!

Outrageous Organs (1011)

On The Atomic Age Cocktail Party this time around, it's Outrageous Organs! It's a swinging look at all the wild and cool organ music of the hi-fi era.

Ladies of Lounge (1010)

This week on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we feature some of our favorite female singers of the lounge era. We include the big names as well as some hidden gems.

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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