____________ _________________TMIHIGA-N TATIl
with HERB ROVNER
This week, it's hats off to
Organized in July, 1948, thel
campus station has been bringing
to 'U' students for the past eight
months the best in classical music.
bath live and recorded.
FROM 7 to 8 P.M., Mondays
through Fridays, WUOM airs their
popular "Classical Concert", a
program featuring recordings.
Special studio recitals are also
broadcast every week, starring
such outstanding local artists as
pianists Barbara Holmquest and
Estelle Titiev, organist Marilyn
Mason and mezzo-soprano Bur-
Also on its musical agenda, is
the "Chamber Music Hour"
from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday.
Among its other regular fea-
tures are the "Workshop Drama",
the "Michigan Journal of the Air"
and "Children's Stories." All of
these are produced and enacted by
students enrolled in the radio divi-
sion of the speech department.
ANOTHER REGULAR attrac-
tion of the station is "About
Books" (Thurs. 5:15 p.m.) which
presents book reviews and infor-
mal discussions of contemporary
literature by library science stu-
dents. This program, one of
WUOM's most popular, is carried
by transcription on five other
stations in Michigan, Ohio and
During March, the station will
broadcast three new programs
regularly, which means lots
more good listening for radio
fans. The first of these is
"Voice of the Past" (Fri. 5 p.m.)
starring John Sargent, well-
known on campus for his lead-
ing roles in Play Production,
who will devote the series to the
reading of famous speeches from
The second newcomer will be
aired at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Mar-
garet Nickerson Martin, newspa-
per reporter, radio commentator
and author of several books will
broadcast unusual and exciting
events from the town-side Ann
top floor of 'U' Hall has seen
the rise of his "progeny" to a
station whose programs are re-
broadcast daily by such stations
as WPAG and WHRV, Ann Ar-
bor, WR and WDET, Detroit,
WAJL and WMRN, Flint as well
as stations in Wyandotte, Port
Huron, Mt. Clements, Bay City,
Owosso, East Lansing, Grand
Rapids, Traverse City and Cad-
In the near future, Abbot and
Burrows and all the other people
-students and faculty alike-who
have contributed to WUOM's suc-
cess will be leaving their cramp-
ed fourth floor Angell Hall head-
quarters and moving into the lux-
urious, modern offices on the fifth
floor of the General Administra -
Therefore, I think it's an es-
pecially appropriate time now to
wish all of them lots of success in
keeping WUOM-91.7 megacycles
(FM)-on everyone's radio dial.
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THIS WEEK'S LISTENING:
Studio One is presenting over tele-
vision Julius Caesar in modern
dress; a must for TV fans. (Sun..
7:30 p.m. WJR-TV); Metropolitan
Auditions of the Air (Rose Su-
zanne DerDerian, Detroit soprano
and University graduate, will be
among the finalists competing for
a contract with the Met.) (Sun.,
4:30 p.m. WHRV); Telephone
Hour (Ferruccio Tagliavini is this
week's soloist.) (Mon., 9 p.m.
WWJ); Marlene Dietrich, the
world's most glamorous grandma,
will pay a visit to Duffy's Tavern.
(Wed., 9 p.m. WWJ). The times
are all Eastern Standard.
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A N N U N C I A T 0 R--Veda Teel shows Santa Monica Life
Guard Capt. Watkins attachment which lights as fish is hooked.
THIRD ADDITION to the
WUOM schedule will be "Issue of
the Week" (Fri. 5:45 p.m.) on
which Prof. Marshall Knappen of
the political science department
will discuss with a guest expert ark
important national or stat issue
currently in the news.
The station will also broad-
cast this month anilloutstatading
series of concerts presented on
campus under the auspices of
the School of Music, which in-
eludes today's recital by the
University Concert Band to be
aired at 8 p.m. Others on the
schedule are a Faculty Recital
and the University Symphony
WUOM has made its mark in
sports broadcasting when, for the
first time in University history, it
broadcast a swimming meet from
the intra-mural pool. Plans are
presently being made for the air-
ing of track meets and baseball
games in the spring.
MUCH OF THE credit for
WUOM's success must be attri-
buted to the efforts of Waldo Ab-
bot, Director of Broadcasting Ser-
vice, and his assistant Edwin O.
Burrows who serves as Program
Director for the station.
Abbot, who was appointed to
this position in 1925 when the
programs originated from the
New Dixieland Jazz (M-G-M album, 36) is the somewhat para-
doxical title of the Zep Meissner Dixieland All-Stars' accumulated
efforts for the M-G-M company.
Dixieland, in itself, is not a new music, but Meissner's album
might be considered a bit different or even unorthodox to many
"mouldy figs" inasmuch as most of the music in this collection is
arranged beyond the requirements of dixieland jazz. The whole
effect is not at all displeasing from any point of view, however, and
a lot of musical enjoyment can be had by all for a nominal sum.
The album is very well put together, featuring four standards:
Riverboat Shuffle, Who's Sorry Now, Beale Street Mama, and Ain't
Misbehavin', and four Meissner originals: Louella, Dixie Downbeat,
Leavin' Town, and New Orleans Masquerade. Zep, playing clarinet,
Stan Wrightsman, playing piano, and trumpet-man, Chuck Mackey
have all played with the old Bob Crosby band which is probably one
of the reasons for the more arranged type of dixie that they play.
Chick Dougherty, trombonist; Bob Poland, playing tenor sax;
and two former Goodman stars, drummer, Nick Fatool, and bass
saxist, Joe Rushton complete the Dixieland All-Stars. Their combined
efforts should be greatly appreciated by those who are hungry for
something new in the way of good dixieland.
VENTURA FANS have long been, waiting for the release of
Charlie's latest musical attempts in company with Jackie Cain on the
Victor label. If Lullaby in Rhythm and Bird Land (Victor 20-3346),
are to be judged on the basis of Ventura's past performances' with
Euphoria and Synthesis, there will be a few disappointments, for
neither side is up to the previous standards. Either Charlie has com-
pletely changed his style, or someone else is taking the alto solos;
the old venturaisms just aren't there and are sorely needed. Jackie
did her part on Lullaby, however, and showed good taste in phrasing
with a fine sense of rhythm through many of the bop passages. The
Sarah Vaughan influence has almost completely obliterated itself in
her work on these sides, and it looks as though Miss Cain has done a
lot on her own since we last caught one of her shows. Although Lullaby
was by far the best side, there was some fine trombone by Bennie
Green to be heard on the flipover. Bird Parker was looking over
Ventura's shoklder on both selections.
EVE YOUNG, singing with the Contrastors and Charles Grean's
orchestra on Laughing Boy and I Can't Think of a. Thing to Do (Victor
20-3335), produces a few things that are quite pleasing to the worn
and frayed ears of your's truly. Boy has been done before by Buddy
Stewart, but Miss Young's rendition offers something to relay
to in its own way. She definitely likes Francis Wayne, former Woody
Herman songstress, and copies her phrasing and tone as closely as
she can-which doesn't necessarily make her hard to listen to. The
reverse side is done in the hillbilly fashion that has been sweeping the
country in the past months and is probably supposed to be the nickle
grabber of the two.
RAY McKINLEY is never one to be called corney-but we'll make
exception to the rule this week. Sunflower backed by Little Jack
Frost Get Lost (Victor, 20-3347) are two of his most recent attempts
at baffoonery on wax, and both feature Ray on the vocals with help
from Jean Frilley.
Sunflower is done with tongue in cheek and again follows the
overworked hillbilly pattern. Jean Frilley does well with Ray on Lost,
and the side is further enhanced by a fine trombone chorus by Jean's
husband, Vern. Corney or no, Ray still puts together listenable music,
much of it remaining in the Tumblebug-Standstorm-Hangover Square
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