Radio Show #285 – Mark Gionfriddo and
“The Big Broadcast” at Mount Holyoke College

The Golden Age of Radio comes alive for the 15th year in a row at Mount Holyoke College!

The music, the performers, the commercials and all of the fun of this bygone form of entertainment is brought to you live and on stage!

Our special guest, MHC Music Director Mark Gionfriddo, is the creator of this show, and also appears on stage.

“The Big Broadcast!” is a re-creation of a live 1940’s radio variety show featuring the Jazz Ensembles (Big Band Jazz, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz) performing well-known tunes and hidden gems from the swing era and the Great American Songbook. For the last 15 years, the show has been emceed by Brian Lapis (WWLP-TV22 meteorologist) in the role of host “Fred Kelley,” while Gionfriddo appears as bandleader “Matt Morgan.”