May’s Artist of the Month is Bobby Caldwell

Bobby Caldwell in fedora

One of today’s best interpreters of the Great American Songbook is Bobby Caldwell and he’s our Breeze Artist of The Month in May…The 66 yr old Caldwell started as a Pop singer but over the course of the last 20 years has put out a fine series of recordings very much in the style of Frank Sinatra and other Rat Pack era singers. While Bobby Caldwell has made a name for himself singing Standards, he also has a very big following in Japan.

You’re Now Listening to WGXI!

WJUB is now WGXI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 11, 2018

 

1420AM The Breeze introduces new WGXI call letters

PLYMOUTH, WIS. – Galaxie Broadcasting of Plymouth Wis. is changing the call letters for radio station 1420AM WJUB The Breeze to WGXI, effective immediately.

The change ushers in the third set of call letters in the station’s storied 64-year history. In 1954, the radio station signed on as WPLY, and in 1991 Jubilation Ministries changed the call letters to WJUB.

Galaxie Broadcasting’s switch to the call letters WGXI has been officially granted by the Federal Communications Commission.

The change to the WGXI call letters is part of a series of moves planned by new station owners David Hendrickson and Stuart Muck of Galaxie Broadcasting. Hendrickson and Muck had intended to bring back the original WPLY call letters, but they are currently assigned to another radio station in Roanoke, Va.

“The WGXI call letters really help to mark the start of the station’s new ownership,” Hendrickson said.

Galaxie Broadcasting’s purchase of the radio station became official on Dec. 28, 2017.

The station will continue to be known as 1420AM The Breeze with an Adult Standards music format, CBS Radio News and affiliations with Marquette Golden Eagles men’s college basketball and Plymouth Panthers high school football.

For more information or to learn about marketing opportunities with 1420AM WGXI The Breeze, contact David Hendrickson at 920-892-9191, david@galaxiebroadcasting.com or www.1420thebreeze.com.

Nat King Cole: Breeze Artist for April

We’re reserving the entire month of April for one of the greatest icons in music history, the incomparable Nat King Cole.  With of the most amazing and recognizable voices of all-time, Nat Cole’s place in music history is among the very, very best with countless recordings identified as classics and his album output on the Capitol label contain some of the most celebrated records of the 1950’s and 60’s. And that just scratches the surface of a discussion on Nat King Cole who’s life was cut tragically short when he left us at the young age of 45 in 1965.

 

Nat King Cole with his wife

 

To read an archive of Mr. Cole’s obituary from the LA Times, click here.

 

Here’s a complete 1963 special featuring Nat King Cole on the BBC.

Steve Tyrell Breeze Artist for March

It’s a salute to Steve Tyrell in March as our Breeze Artist of The Month. Tyrell’s 1999 album A New Standard is often cited as the one that started a revival of the Great American Songbook in the 21st Century.  To date Tyrell has now released 12 albums and is a popular concert attraction in some of the best venues around the world. Steve’s recording of The Way You Look Tonight from the romantic comedy Father of The Bride is one of the definitive versions of that iconic song.