Adult Standards Radio

Music That Takes you Back


What is Adult Standards?

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Adult standards are music of the 70's through 80’s the format once included big band music, particularly from the 1940s and 1950s. Adult standards artist includes the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Vic Demone Sammy Davis Junior, Billie Holiday just to name a few.

There are a new breed of young artists that are bringing back this type of music. They include artist such as Michael Buble, Diana Jean Krall, and Harry Connick Jr. So look out for them.

Adult Standards music is also known as nostalgia or crooners music. This type of music mostly attract adults in their late 50’s and up. Adult standards music are played on A.M radio because many listeners in that age range tend to be the targeted audience. Sadly a lot of stations are slowly getting rid of this style of music to make room for younger generations.

And since advertising are targeting younger listeners most of the station that use to play adult standard are being replace with either talk radio or adult contemporary and softer music with artist such as Madonna, Bon jovi, Kylie Minogue. But thanks to the Internet you will be able to find a few radio stations that offer live streaming of adult standards music.

Frequency Shows Schedule State Hosts Website
Martini In The Morning Adult Standards M-F 5-10 am Los Angeles, CA Brad Chambers Website
WHLD 1270 A.M Adult Standards 24/7 Niagara Falls, NY N/A Swing1270.com
KPYK 1570 Adult Standards 24/7 Terrell, TX Variety www.kpyk.com
WNYC 820 Adult Standards Saturdays 8-10 P.M New York, NY Danny Stiles wnyc.org
Big Blue Swing Big Band 24/7 Knoxville, TN N/A bigblueswing.com
SKY FM Adult Standards 24/7 New York, NY N/A sky.fm/americansongbook
WVOX 1460 Music of Your Life M-F 10pm-12am, Sat.6-8am,9pm-10pm New Rochelle, NY N/A WVOX
Cool 101.7 Big Band Jump Sun. 6-8am Linesville, PA Don Kennedy Cool1017online.com
The Crooners Lounge Adult Standards 24/7 Duluth, MN N/A Bigdawgradiooline.com

Tone Of Adult Standards

Adult standards are laid-back singing style music. It just puts you in a relaxed state of mind. It puts you in that romantic mood. It’s the kind of music you want to be playing in the background over a romantic dinner. Sharing an evening with that special someone on a cruise or your honeymoon.  Get my drift?

Adult standards music was not about degrading women like today’s music, it was the era of the gentlemen and ladies act like ladies and the men treated them with respect. They didn’t over expose too much of themselves. The ladies dress in a way that left something to the imagination.That made women more appealing to men.

The tone of this type of music is laid back and smooth and relax.  it’s the kind of music that make you think about your first love, a romantic occasion, or wanting to find love. It just puts you in that love mode that is so relaxed and comforting.

Music of Classic Movies

I love movies of that that generation. Often time when I'm watching classic movies I would hear the adult standards music playing in the background adding that classic touch. I guess you can say I have an old soul.

When adult standards music plays in the background it creates ambiance and class especially if there is a love scene. Just like today's movies you have music playing in the background to add special touch to compliment the movie, that’s what adult standards music did for old movies back in the days.

Even though I am from a different Generation, I have always had an admiration for adult standards music. It just remind me of good old days especially when I’m watching old classic movies and I see how elegant the people were.

 I wish I was brought up during that era. The atmosphere just seems so peaceful and the people were so genuine and classy. Whenever I'm in the mood for classic music I’ll just turn to an adult standards station on my computer while I work or surf the web. Its just changes the mood create a warm feeling in the room.

Listen to Your Heart Content

 If you are an old soul at heart like me, you are a person of that generation, or maybe you want to try something different, then click on the left navigaiton on the adult standards links, sit back and let the music take you to that special place. Enjoy and happy surfing.