The year is 1968. You're in charge of lining up the entertainment for your station's Christmas party. Imagine booking the Count Basie Orchestra -- and then getting Tony Bennett to stop by for an impromptu performance. Impossible? Not for Classic FM's Dick Carr!
The host of "Big Bands, Ballads and Blues" shares his story with Mark Bialczak, on his Listen Up! blog on the Syracuse Post-Standard's website.
"Big Bands, Ballads and Blues" airs on WCNY-FM (and its sister stations) every Saturday at 6:00pm.