Jeffrey Williams
The BIG BAND Years
The RADIO Years
The CAPITOL / REPRISE Years                 

GREETINGS friends, neighbors and Sinatra fans worldwide! You are at the right place at the right time... you are AT THE RITZ! I'm Jeffrey Williams, your virtual host, and we are here 24/7 with our new format after celebrating over 20 years on the radio. For many of those years, loyal listeners have requested more Ol' Blue Eyes. Well now At The Ritz! is all SINATRA!

We invite you now to take a break, stop what you are doing and relax for an hour with "The Voice!"' We're happy you joined us and as Frank would say, 'Start Spreading the News!"

An early recording from Columbia, "Dream," starts 
each show, and Sinatra's theme song, " Put Your 
Dreams Away" closes each show.

We begin each program with Frank Sinatra's early big  
band years from 1939 through the early 1940s when 
he was featured as a boy singer with the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras. Remember big band 
dancing and seeing Frankie at Bridgeport, CT's Ritz Ballroom?

   All or Nothing At All                   Harry James Orch.
   From the Bottom of My Heart    Harry James Orch.
   I'ts a Lovely Day Tomorrow       Tommy Dorsey Orch.
    Call Me Devil May Care            Tommy Dorsey Orch.

We now turn to "Songs by Sinatra"... the years 1940s radio listeners tuned in even though they couldn't see 
his 'Young Blue Eyes!"

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   ​A Kiss Goodnight                       Patty Andrews

From 1942 to 1952 Columbia Records was Sinatra's 
label during the time young bobby-soxers swooned 
and called him "The Voice!"

   Saturday Night is the Lonliest Night of the Week
   Try a Little Tenderness
   Autumn in New York
   April in Paris

From the 1950s and beyond, millions of albums sold 
by Capitol Records and Sinatra's own recording label, Reprise," earned him the title "Chairman of the Board!"

   Just One of Those Things
   I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
   Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
   Takin' a Chance On Love  

Well, its time put away those Sinatra dreams for 
another day until you can join us again. Remember, 
we are here 24/7 at so visit us often and 
tell your friends. Program music will change every 
couple of weeks so maybe you will hear your Sinatra favorites over time.

Call me if you have question or comments at 203-726-7348. For now, this is Jeffrey Williams bidding you farewell and hoping you stay well until we are together again, with Frank Sinatra, At The Ritz!

If you would like to see information on AT THE RITZ! and THE RITZ BALLROOM go to

Due to the Coronavirus, I have stopped broadcasting radio shows from WVOF 88.5 FM on the campus of Fairfield University. We now broadcast on the internet at where you can listen anytime, 24/7 and enjoy our new
all Sinatra format!

If the program doesn't start automatically, press the little arrow above Frank's photo to the left.