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  1. #1
    Guest

    Playing Favorites on Sirius

    From the Siriusly Sinatra web page:

    Playing Favorites - New Show!

    Mon 9/3 6:00 pm ET

    Siriusly Sinatra is proud to announce the launch of Playing Favorites. The weekly show will feature celebrity guest DJs playing their favorite Sinatra songs and sharing their personal stories and memories. The first show will be hosted by Grammyฎ winning artist Linda Ronstadt. Other guests will include vocalist Steve Tyrell and award-winning director of The French Connection and The Exorcist, William Friedkin.


    Index of Hosts by Show # and Air Date:

    (2007)
    1. 09/03 – Linda Ronstadt
    2. 09/10 – William Friedkin
    3. 09/17 – Lorrie Morgan
    4. 09/24 – Steve Tyrell
    5. 10/01 – Judy Collins
    6. 10/08 – Cousin Brucie
    7. 10/15 – Michael Feinstein
    8. 10/22 – Jon Secada
    9. 10/29 – Vince Pastore
    10. 11/05 – Chris Botti
    11. 11/12 – John Turturro
    12. 11/19 – Aida Turturro
    13. 11/26 – Annie Ross
    14. 12/03 – Anthony Gourdine and Clarence Collins of Little Anthony & The Imperials
    15. 12/10 – Debby Boone
    16. 12/17 – Pat Boone
      12/24 – Repeat week: Pat Boone / Lorrie Morgan / Steve Tyrell
    17. 12/31 – Frankie Valli

      (2008)

    18. 01/07 – Tita Cahn (widow of Sammy Cahn)
    19. 01/14 – Dionne Warwick
    20. 01/21 – Lesley Gore
    21. 01/28 – B.J. Thomas
      02/04 – Repeat: William Friedkin
    22. 02/11 – Linda Eder
    23. 02/18 – Lainie Kazan
    24. 02/25 – Kenny G
    25. 03/03 – John Pizzarelli
      03/10 – Repeat: Judy Collins
    26. 03/17 – Tom Brokaw
      03/24 – Repeat: Steve Tyrell
    27. 03/31 – Joel Grey
    28. 04/07 – Phil Ramone
    29. 04/14 – Julius La Rosa
    30. 04/21 – Marilu Henner
    31. 04/28 – Dianne Reeves
    32. 05/05 – Phil Ramone (extended program)
    33. 05/12 – Joe & Sal Scognamillo (of Patsy's Restaurant, NYC)
      05/14 – Repeats: Linda Ronstadt / Michael Feinstein
    34. 05/19 – Christopher Cross
      05/29 – Repeat: Tom Brokaw
    35. 06/02 – Tony Danza
    36. 06/09 – S้rgio Mendes
    37. 06/16 – Steve Tyrell (returns)
    38. 06/23 – Jackie Collins
      06/30 – Repeat: Debby Boone
      07/07 – Repeat: Tita Cahn (widow of Sammy Cahn)
      07/14 – Repeat: Lainie Kazan
    39. 07/21 – Leonard Maltin
    40. 07/28 – Maureen McGovern
    41. 08/04 – Roger Williams
      08/11 – Repeat: Chris Botti
    42. 08/18 – Sam Arlen
    43. 08/25 – The Four Freshmen
    44. 09/01 – Deana Martin
    45. 09/08 – Danny Aiello
    46. 09/15 – Tita Cahn (returns)
    47. 09/22 – Natalie Cole
      09/29 – Repeat: Linda Eder
      10/06 – Repeat: John Pizzarelli
      10/13 – Repeat: Marilu Henner
    48. 10/20 – Mitzi Gaynor
    49. 10/27 – Michael Feinstein (returns)
    50. 11/03 – Lee Ann Womack
    51. 11/10 – Air Supply
    52. 11/17 – Tuck & Patti
      11/24 – Repeat: Judy Collins
      12/01 – Repeat: Joel Grey
    53. 12/08 – Harry Connick, Jr.
    54. 12/15 – James Darren
      12/22 – Repeat: Pat Boone
      12/27 – Repeat: Debby Boone
      12/29 – Repeat: Tony Danza

      (2009)

      01/05 – Repeat: Julius La Rosa
      01/12 – Repeat: Kenny G
    55. 01/19 – Tom Jones
      01/26 – Repeat: Christopher Cross
    56. 02/02 – Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
    57. 02/09 – Liza Minnelli
    58. 02/16 – Christine Ebersole
    59. 02/23 – Wynonna Judd
      03/02 – Repeat: John Turturro
    60. 03/09 – Leslie Uggams
    61. 03/16 – Richard Carpenter
    62. 03/23 – Marilyn & Alan Bergman
      03/30 – Repeat: Tom Brokaw
    63. 04/06 – Leon Russell
    64. 04/13 – Shirley Jones
    65. 04/20 – Tony Orlando
      04/27 – Repeat: Sam Arlen
    66. 05/04 – Alexis Gershwin
      05/11 – Repeat: S้rgio Mendes
      05/18 – Repeat: Steve Tyrell
      05/25 – Repeat: Linda Ronstadt
      06/01 – Repeat: Roger Williams
      06/08 – Repeat: Michael Feinstein
    67. 06/15 – Tita Cahn (new return)
    68. 06/21 – Tina Sinatra (Father's Day Special)
    69. 06/29 – Lou Christie
    70. 07/06 – Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
      07/13 – Repeat: Kenny G
      07/20 – Repeat: Liza Minnelli
      07/27 – Repeat: Joe & Sal Scognamillo (of Patsy's Restaurant, NYC)
      08/03 – Repeat: Marilyn & Alan Bergman
      08/10 – Repeat: Danny Aiello
    71. 08/17 – Tim McCarver
      08/24 – Repeat: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
      08/31 – Repeat: Harry Connick, Jr.
      09/07 – Repeat: Air Supply
      09/14 – Repeat: Richard Carpenter
      09/21 – Repeat: Maureen McGovern
    72. 09/28 – Jack Jones
      10/05 – Repeat: Tom Jones
    73. 10/12 – Tim Hauser (of Manhattan Transfer)
    74. 10/19 – David Foster
    75. 10/26 – Andy Williams
    76. 11/02 – Alan Cumming
    77. 11/09 – Nan Schwartz
    78. 11/16 – John Pizzarelli (returns)
    79. 11/23 – Linda Eder (returns)
    80. 11/30 – Steve Tyrell (new return)
    81. 12/07 – Steve Lawrence
    82. 12/14 – Darlene Love
      12/21 – Repeat: Pat Boone
    83. 12/28 – Michael Bubl้

      (2010)

    84. 01/04 – George Klein
    85. 01/11 – Carly Simon
    86. 01/18 – Lorrie Morgan (returns)
    87. 01/25 – Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
    88. 02/01 – Peter Graves
    89. 02/08 – Neil Sedaka
    90. 02/15 – Celtic Woman
    91. 02/22 – Pat Cooper
    92. 03/01 – Julie Budd
    93. 03/08 – Joe Franklin
    94. 03/15 – Ed Begley, Jr.
    95. 03/22 – Vic Damone
    96. 03/29 – Jamie Cullum
    97. 04/05 – Robert Osborne
    98. 04/12 – David Gray
    99. 04/19 – Peter Weller
    100. 04/26 – Joe Mantegna

    See also: Photo Index of 'Playing Favorites' Shows

    Current Weekly Schedule:
    1. Monday at 6 pm ET (3 pm PT)
    2. Thursday at 9 am ET (6 am PT)
    3. Saturday at 3 pm ET (12 pm PT)

  2. #2
    What a great idea!

    Here are some others I'd love to see on the list for future shows:

    Jerry Lewis
    Bono
    Robert DeNiro
    Keely Smith
    David B.

  3. #3
    Great News! Seems like another quality Sinatra program.
    Allen
    "Could start for the corner... turn up in Spain... why try to change me now..."

  4. #4
    Yee-ha!!!

    Another I'd like to see is Fans for Fans... Where a qualified Sinatraphile does the show. An initial nominee would be Bob, Sinatrafan, or bvo.
    Tutti a tavola a mangiare!

  5. #5
    Mark: If I get to program a show let me know what you want to hear....so I can narrow down my playlist.

  6. #6
    Eddie Fisher

    He'd be a nice guest

  7. #7
    Guest
    Have the plans for this feature changed? It's no longer listed in the programming notes at Siriusly Sinatra online.

  8. #8
    I am available and, as luck might have it, have experience in radio. Just give a jingle.

    By the way, I did host a sports talk show where we invited an average listener every week to be our guest fan of the week. We'd put the focus on him or her and talk about what they wanted to talk about. We had hundreds of letters a week from fans who wanted to guest host. It was fun.
    Rick
    The enemy of truth is distortion.

  9. It hasn't changed; the order of presenters is being shuffled around. As soon as we've finished with that it will be back.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by voice1 View Post
    I am available and, as luck might have it, have experience in radio. Just give a jingle.

    I was only thinking the other day that you have the perfect face for radio, Richard.

    I'd like to hear Chuck Granata with his favourites.
    sooner or later we all make the little flowers grow

  11. #11
    Guest
    Lead post changed to reflect current programming note on the Sirius 75 web site.

  12. #12
    Guest
    Reminder: Premier show, hosted by Linda Ronstadt, is on NOW: 6-7 p.m. Eastern / 3-4 p.m. Pacific time.

  13. #13
    Guest

    Birthing pains

    It looks like Linda is faced with the same sort of startup problems which plagued Nancy. She followed up "Kisses And Tears" by the announcement that it was the title song from In The Wee Small Hours. (Still a nice tune to hear! )

  14. #14
    Guest
    Very nice anecdotes about her work with Nelson Riddle, and a nod to Frank Sinatra:

    Linda Ronstadt: "Frank was the master who defined pop music in the twentieth century."

  15. #15
    Guest
    Double the fun. I have my grandmother watching the Vegas DVD in the family room and now I'm listening to this show.

    You're Gettin' To Be A Habit With Me is playing now...

    Thanks for the bump, Bob.

  16. #16
    Guest
    << It looks like Linda is faced with the same sort of startup problems which plagued Nancy. >>

    I think Nancy's a much better radio host... just heard Linda introduce Pennies from Heaven and she laughed while recounting more of a sad time... not sure she 'gets' it.

  17. #17
    Guest
    Well, so far Linda is a gal after my own heart: All Capitol songs by Nelson (except one, which sounds like it was a mistake): In The Wee Small Hours, Songs For Swingin' Lovers, and Only The Lonely.

    I think it will be VERY interesting to hear what songs are the favorites of the various guest hosts in future programs.

  18. #18
    Guest
    I hope Liza is one of them.

  19. #19
    Guest
    I'm sorry I missed this thread (I've been absent these last few weeks), as I would've loved to have heard Linda's choices.

    This is a great concept and I look forward to future shows.

  20. #20
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by AJScott View Post
    I would've loved to have heard Linda's choices.
    Linda played 15 songs, all but one from three Capitol albums of 1955-58:

    Anything Goes / What's New? / Kisses And Tears / I Get Along Without You Very Well / Can't We Be Friends? / When Your Lover Has Gone / It Never Entered My Mind / You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me / Angel Eyes / Pennies From Heaven / How About You? / Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry / One For My Baby / I've Got You Under My Skin / Goodbye

    The Columbia "Kisses And Tears" was probably a mistake. According to Linda's comments, it should have been "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning."

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