October 11, 1940: Theme song for 'Make Believe Ballroom Time' on WNWE

October 11, 1940: Glenn Miller composed the title theme song for Make Believe Ballroom on WNEW, hosted by Martin Block. The song was recorded at the Victor studios in New York City.

Block designed the element of doing a "live" radio station broadcast, finishing with entertainers (on records) like Frank Sinatra or Harry James. The show was broadcast from the "Crystal Studios" at WNEW.

Copycat editions of the Ballroom included Keith Sandy at CKEY in Toronto and Al Jarvis at KHJ Los Angeles.


  1. I used to listen to that the radio. On wnew, 1130 in New York. Listening to that really does bring back warm memories.


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