Allan Holender has been in the radio biz since he was ten years old. He began by broadcasting to his Mother in the kitchen. His Dad set him up in the den with a turntable and a microphone and a small speaker in the kitchen. She became his greatest fan ! That was 60 years ago. Between then and now Allan hosted the first Jazz show on KGVO, Missoula Montana while going to the U of M. He had the number one listened to live show in Vancouver on Saturday nights . “Big Al’s Dance Party” dubbed “Memories, Music and Mayhem or “Comedy, Records & Fun”. The show outranked the CBC during that time slot.
Allan has interviewed everyone from Maynard Ferguson, Cal Jader to Dave Stewart and Michael Buble. He knows his stuff and loves to play his private collection of some 1,000 LP’s. And now he produces and hosts “The Allan Holender Music Project , which he dedicates to the greatest Jazz music of our time. Whether it’s Jazz, Blues, Soul, or R & B, the music from the 40,s 50,s, or big bands, Allan weaves a tapestry of stories and personal anecdotes about these legendary artists and their music.
It’s a musical buffet to tempt the listener palate and makes you want to come back again and again for more. Tune in Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. est on WXMR FM 100.7 Click and listen at www.wxmrfm.com