One of America's Longest Running Radio Shows
The Greatest Songs by the Greatest Artists
The Greatest Songs by the Greatest Artists
Memories in Melody Host Matt Taylor
as a young boy, Jack Ellsworth began collecting records -with a dream to one day share his favorite music and have his own radio show. After his work as a Marine combat correspondent during WWII, being sought after by MGM for movies and developing friendships with the likes of Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and even Frank Sinatra, Jack decided to pursue his dream of radio.
In 1948, Jack walked into WHIM in Providence, his record collection under one arm, hoping for a job. Fortunately, a smart program director heard Jack's golden voice, noted his amazing knowledge of current music, hired him on the spot and gave him his own show. "Memories in Melody™" was born and today it is one of the longest continuous running shows in the history of radio!
After moving back to Long Island and helping start WALK, one of the number one stations in the New York Market, he went on to become Program Director and General Manager for two decades and then ultimately went on with his wife Dot, to purchase their own station, WLIM. After hundreds of awards, countless acts of community service, being inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame and over 60 years in radio, Jack asked his young grandson, Matt Taylor to co-host the show with him in 2009. From early childhood Jack introduced Matt to all of the standards and great music of the 20th century and taught him everything he knew about radio.
After Jack lost beloved wife Dot in the summer of 2013 Jack then 91, continued the radio show with his grandson by his side. Just 8 weeks later Jack became ill and from his hospital bed, he asked Matt to continue the radio show in his place because "this great music needs to be heard." Matt has fulfilled his "Poppy's" request and today "Jack Ellsworth's Memories in Melody" is still tremendously popular- airing on numerous stations with literally over 150 advertisers over the years, (Many of whom have stayed on the show for decades because of the positive results.) The show has had a loyal following for generations with a strong 45+ listening audience. Memories in Melody is one of the rare radio shows today where you can hear a blend of Ballads, Blues and Big Bands too... old and new!
While many radio shows focus on one era or one genre, Jack's grandson Matt (an accomplished and sought after musician himself with nearly two million views on YouTube) proudly continues the tradition and adds a unique distinction to the show. By still hand-selecting LP's from Jack's original collection of Golden Era Standards and seamlessly creating segues with the best music of the last 40 years, Matt is adding a fresh, young perspective so that this great music can be enjoyed by listeners of all ages everywhere.
(Check back as new stations are being added monthly!)
Oldies 98.1 LI, New York (Our flagship station)
Sundays: 10:00pm-12:00 (ET)
WSWN 900AM Palm Beach FL Sundays: 6:00am-8:00am (ET) radio only
WRIV 1390AM Riverhead, NY
Sundays: 12:00noon-2:00pm (ET)
KDTH 1370AM Dubuque, Iowa
Sundays: 3:00-5:00pm (CT)
KRSN 107.1FM Los Alamos, New Mexico
Sundays: 7:00-9:00 (MDT) 9:00-11:00pm (ET)
WXUS 102.3 HD2 Ocala.Florida
listen locally or online:
Y100 FM 100.1 FM Ocala, Florida
listen locally or online:
The Wolf: WOTW 103.1 HD3 Orlando, Florida
listen locally or online:
WGMC Jazz 90.1 - Rochester NY :
Saturdays: 7:00am - 9:00am (ET)
JAZZ90.1 Swing & Blues Radio -online
Sundays: 6:00-8:00pm (ET)
SWING STREET RADIO- online
Sundays: 5:00-7:00pm (PT) 8:00-10:00pm (ET)
KCEA 89.1 - San Francisco/Silicon Valley:
Sundays 9:00am-11:00am (PT)
WAAY internet radio - Cleveland/Akron/Canton, Ohio area
Saturdays and Sundays 6:00pm-8:00pm (ET)
Listen at online: www.waayradio.com
WEZU 95.9 FM Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Tuesday evenings 8:00-10:00pm
WBNL 1540Am Booneville, Indiana
Saturdays 7:00pm-9:00pm (CT)
September 12, 2019
New affiliates… and remembering a Legend
Today marks the sixth anniversary of the passing of Jack Ellsworth, host Matt Taylor’s grandfather. Jack is still a true radio legend here in New York and known and respected among American radio greats from 1948-2013. As the founder of Memories in Melody, we can think of no better tribute than to keep this great music alive, as he so often requested. In continuing his legacy, we are continuing to expand the syndication of Memories in Melody. Not only are we being heard nationally, but now all over the world!… an accomplishment that he and his wife Dot never even dreamed of. We now have feedback showing listeners from the UK, Greece, Germany and Spain to as far as Russia, China, South Africa, Hong Kong and New Zealand! While our main listening audience is right here in the good ole’ USA, our wide appeal proves the timeless class and appeal of our program. What a better day than today, to keep Jack’s life and life’s work going by announcing the addition of three new affiliates!
WXUS 102.3 HD2 Ocala, Florida
Y100 FM 100.1 FM Ocala, Florida
WOTW The WOLF 103.1 HD3 Orlando, Florida
Please refer to our Radio Station tab on the menu to find out where and when you can catch our show on your radio dial or online. Thank you again for being a part of our Memories in Melody loyal listenership.
Memories in Melody is moving from LINews Radio where our show has been airing since January of 2016, to another popular Long Long Island Station, Oldies 98.1 (both owned by the reputable JVC Broadcasting) This is an exciting move for our show as Oldies 98.1 is a listener favorite playing the greatest hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! We do the same with some unforgettable tunes from the 40’, 50’s and even today! Finish off your weekend and wind down with our show on Sunday evenings…If you don’t live in New York, the show can also be heard streaming online at oldies981.com
We’re thrilled to have three new fine radio stations feature Memories in Melody as part of their weekly program line-up!
WAAY internet radio Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm (ET) website: www.waayradio.com/
WEZU 95.9 FM Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Tuesday nights from 8:00-10:00pm (ET) (radio only)
WBNL AM1540 Boonville, Indiana Saturdays 7:00-9:00pm (CT) www.radio140.com
Memories in Melody would like to welcome a new affiliate to our radio family. In addition to listening to our other fine affiliates, you can now hear our program on KCEA in San Francisco, California on Sunday mornings at 9:00am Pacific time!
KCEA covers San Francisco/Silicon Valley. If you live in the area, tune in Sunday mornings at 89.1 FM or listen streaming at KCEA.org.
Famous trombonist and bandleader Glenn Miller once said,A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” Glenn achieved just that by creating a legacy that continues even today. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is still the most popular and sought after big band in the world for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time AND they are coming to the Patchogue Theatre for one engagement only.
Yours truly will be your host on Sunday October 28th at 4:00 for JJK Productions Final Presentation here of the Glenn Miller Orchestra - “In the Patriotic Mood.” Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts at 71 Main Street in Patchogue. Call the Box Office for more information at
(631) 207-1313 or go to patchoguetheatre.com!
Memories in Melody™ would like to welcome the fine folks at WRMZ The RAM 98.1 to our growing list of national affiliates. We would like to thank them as well for being so welcoming to us AND for featuring our show three times a week!
You can also listen any one of those times.. online!
WRMZ The Ram 98.1 - Headland, Alabama Sundays: 12:00noon-2:00pm (CT) Sunday evenings: 8:00-10:00 (CT) Tuesday afternoon: 12:00noon-2:00pm (CT) online: www.WRMZ.org
Welcome Jeanne, Tom and RAM FM!
Memories in Melody™ host Matt Taylor will be the emcee at 3:00 pm on Sunday May 6th at a Special Mother’s Day Tribute featuring one of the most celebrated Dean Martin impersonators, Andy DiMino. A perfect reason to treat your mother or loved one to an evening of memorable songs, love and laughs. Andy DiMino as Dino brings to the stage the charm, charisma, voice, wit and magic of the legendary crooner. This show will take you back to a time when music played a big part of holiday gatherings, Sunday dinners or just enjoying a Thursday night television show with the ones you love. Hear a swinging LIVE big band mixing a cocktail that includes the best of Las Vegas with the best of Long Island. Sing along, hold hands, smile and leave your cares behind for an evening to remember! Ticket info at the following link: Hope to see you there! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10231303
We would like to welcome another reputable affiliate into the Memories in Melody™ family! Starting on Sunday April 15th, Memories in Melody will air on KDTH 1370AM - The Voice of the Tri- States" in Dubuque, Iowa. Our listeners can tune in locally or listen online at http://kdth.radiodubuque.com/ Memories in Melody™ will air every Sunday from 3:00-5:00 (Central Time) Welcome KDTH!
Exciting news as Jack Ellsworth's Memories in Melody™ adds two great new station to our growing list of reputable affiliates.
Aside from airing Sundays on WRCN 103.9 (Our flagship station) , starting On Sunday April 1st, Memories in Melody will be heard on WRIV 1390AM - one of the Long Island's longest running stations also known as "Your Hometown Station" based in Riverhead, NY. WRIV covers the Hamptons and Long Island's North Fork and further up island!. Our show will also air weekly on KRSN 107.1FM, a great station broadcasting Adult Standards and more in the Sante Fe area of Los Alamos, New Mexico. See below for more details.
Memories in Melody™ is proud to air on the following affiliates:
WRCN 103.9FM LINEWSRADIO Sundays: 7:00am-9:00am (ET) online. www.LINEWSRADIO.com WSWN 900AM Palm Beach FL Sundays: 7:00am-9:00am (ET) (radio only)
WRIV 1390AM Riverhead, NY Sundays: 12:00noon-2:00pm (ET) online: www.WRIV.com
KDTH 1370AM Dubuque, Iowa Sundays: 3:00-5:00pm (CT) online: www.kdth.radiodubuque.com
KRSN 107.1FM Los Alamos, New Mexico Sundays: 7:00-9:00 (MDT) online: www.KRSN1490.com
WRMZ THE RAM FM 98.1 - Headland, Alabama Sundays: 12:00noon-2:00pm (CT) Sunday evenings: 8:00-10:00 Tuesday afternoon: 12:00noon-2:00pm online: www.WRMZ.org
We are thrilled to add these stations to the Memories in Melody family. Welcome!
(New affiliates are being added monthly so please check back for a station near you... and in the interim be sure to listen to any of these reputable stations online!)
Memories in Melody™ radio host Matt Taylor will be the emcee on Sunday February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm for the world -famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Concert at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Long Island, NY. This Valentine's Celebration will feature a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Matt, an accomplished vocalist will also be singing a Sinatra tune with the orchestra! The last concert had a sold-out crowd of 1200 so be sure to get your tickets now by calling the theatre box office at (631) 207-1313.
Great News for our Long Island snow birds and Long Islanders who have moved south; Jack Ellsworth's Memories in Melody™ can now also be heard Sunday mornings on WSWN in Palm Beach Florida!
MEMORIES IN MELODY™ RADIO FINDS A NEW HOME WITH JVC BROADCASTING
THE POPULAR LONGEST RUNNING RADIO PROGRAM ON THE LI AIRWAVES IS HOME FOR GOOD ON 103.9FM
For Immediate Release
January 5, 2017
Contact: Matt Goldapper
Ronkonkoma, NY: JVC Broadcasting, one of the leading independent and locally owned radio broadcasters in the country announces a partnership with the longest running radio program on the Long Island airwaves, Jack Ellsworth’s own Memories in Melody. The show will air from its new home 103.9 FM on Sunday mornings from 7AM-9AM and will stream on the WRCN 103.9 app and on line at www.linewsradio.com The first show will air on January 8th, 2017.
Jack Ellsworth's Memories in Melody Radio Show, one of America's longest running radio shows that has been on the air for over 68 years is now hosted by Jack's grandson Matt Taylor. At Jack's request Matt has been continuing the radio show tradition, until last week when the show lost its radio outlet. Not to let an iconic radio program and a Long Island tradition vanish from the airwaves JVC Broadcasting contacted the Ellsworth family and together they found a new home for the program and a new opportunity for the tons of radio fans to continue the tradition Mr. Jack Ellsworth, also known as the Silver Fox, started over 65 years ago. The Long Island radio dial will continue to have the sounds of Ballads, Blues and Big Bands too... old and new for all to enjoy now in digital FM stereo!
In addition to airing the program on JVC owned 103.9FM, the family is in discussion with JVC to add the programming to other JVC radio stations in the company’s portfolio and are working to syndicating the program as well.
JVC Long Island VP and COO Vic Canales adds, “This is great music that needs to be on the radio. Jack Ellsworth created a brand and his grandson Matt and the entire family are continuing the tradition and building on the masterpiece that Jack created, we are proud to be a small part of that. Canales continues and it is so nice to see young people like Matt and his sisters totally devoted to radio and continuing the radio tradition that cuts so deep in his family, this is exactly what radio needs”.
Memories in Melody VP, Producer and Jack Ellsworth's daughter Susan Shiebler said, "It is truly an honor to be welcomed so warmly into the highly esteemed JVC Broadcasting Family. My father's dream was to see the best music of the 20th century endure with an emphasis on the heart of radio and a relationship with the listeners. To have decades of his passionate and tireless work appreciated by John and Vic and their team opens many new possibilities. The greatest way to honor Jack and Dot Ellsworth's radio legacy is to keep it alive, and that was their hope. We are so grateful to JVC Broadcasting as we work together to uphold this time-honored tradition of great music and radio the way it should be."
JVC CEO and President John Caracciolo says, “JVC Broadcasting is and always will be dedicated to giving all of our clients, both advertisers and listeners, the best and most diverse programming possible. I grew up listening to Mr. Ellsworth and when I began my radio career on Long Island he was already a Long Island legend. His show grew to become the most well known, well respected programs on the Long Island airwaves. We are the only independent, locally owned radio company on the Island and it is only natural that we help his family keep Memories in Melody on the Long Island radio dial. Both Vic and I are very proud to be asked to continue to carry the torch Jack lit many years ago”.
Tune in to the first Memories in Melody show on 103.9 FM on January 8th, 2017 at 7AM, or stream the program live at www.linewsradio.com
JVC Broadcasting was formed in July 2009. The company operates over one dozen radio stations. Four stations in the Nassau-Suffolk-Long Island market, one radio station in Orlando, five stations in the West Palm Beach market, and four stations serving Florida’s Gainesville-Ocala market. In addition the company operates Long Island Events, a premier NTR facilitator and the operator of The Pennysaver Amphitheater, a 7000 person outdoor concert event facility on Long Island. We broadcast and present with the mindset that if we under promise and over deliver, have integrity in all of our relationships, and create an atmosphere of high energy fun and excitement , our results will be exceptional for our clients, listeners, and our families. For additional information visit www.jvcbroadcasting.com