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The Greatest Memories

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A monthly podcast with interesting stories, music trivia and more, presented in the style of a radio program.


Atlanta, GA


A monthly podcast with interesting stories, music trivia and more, presented in the style of a radio program.




The Greatest Memories – January 2023

Happy 2023! We start the new year with a story about a 99-year old lady who worked with (then) Princess Elizabeth during the World War II years…John Jones tells you about a 1959 movie that’s now a musical on Show Tunes Spotlight…a follow-up on last month’s Wreaths Across America…Ben’s memories on WMAZ radio…plus Music Trivia […]


The Greatest Memories – December 2022

A World War II Veteran’s story of giving back…Your Memories of Christmas presents…John Jones answers the question “Who Is Tim Minchin?” on Show Tunes Spotlight…Middle GA Honor Flight completes Mission #12…and our December tradition continues. We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to entertaining you in 2023 !


The Greatest Memories – November 2022

A 95-year old World War II veteran’s story of survival…John Jones salutes songwriter Jule Steyn on Show Tunes Spotlight…an old school building gets new life in Monticello, Georgia…residents of The Cottages of Monroe tell us what they’re most thankful for…plus music trivia, news headlines from 60 Novembers ago and more.


The Greatest Memories – October 2022

A new novel by John Pruitt…Broadway says goodbye to its longest-running show on Show Tunes Spotlight….Mercer on Mission honors veterans of the Korean War, at home and abroad….your memories of Halloween….music trivia, spotlight artist, milestone birthdays and more.


The Greatest Memories – September 2022

Remembering Macon, Georgia’s only Medal of Honor recipient…Piano Days, a new novel by author Don Reid…John Jones compares New York’s Broadway and London’s West End on Show Tunes Spotlight…Your memories of school days…News Headlines from 45 Septembers ago…plus music trivia and more.


The Greatest Memories – August 2022

This month Jeff Battcher talks about the RBI program (Reviving Baseball in Innercities), and LTC (Ret) Marilla Cushman explains the mission of the Military Women’s Memorial. John Jones has one of the biggest acting and vocal challenges in musical theatre on “Show Tunes Spotlight.” Ben has some radio memories from 1972, plus celebrity milestone senior […]


The Greatest Memories – July 2022

A conversation with 3 centenarians…Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration…one of Broadway’s biggest flops on Show Tunes Spotlight…news headlines from 60 Julys ago…Music Trivia Challenge, Milestone Birthdays, Spotlight Artist and more.


The Greatest Memories – June 2022

The Methodist Home is 150 years old…a veteran with Top Secret Clearance…a musical with great reviews but unsucessful at the box office on Show Tunes Spotlight…memorable vacations from residents at The Gables…all this plus music trivia, celebrity birthdays and headlines from 50 Junes ago.


The Greatest Memories – May 2022

The Carousel Museum and Museum of Fire History in the same location…the 3rd annual Taps Across America…your memories about lessons you learned from mom…a controversial musical from the 1940’s on Show Tunes Spotlight…news headlines from May, 45 years ago. Thanks for listening to The Greatest Memories.


The Greatest Memories – April 2022

Elvis Presley’s first visit to Macon 50 years ago…Joy Johnson, RN talks about her career and upcoming retirement…Ever wanted to audition for Broadway? John Jones explains the process on Show Tunes Spotlight…A Long March film and its mission of restoring benefits to Filipino-American veterans. All of this plus our Music Trivia Challenge and more.


The Greatest Memories – March 2022

A salute to March-Music In Our Schools Month…the first African-American pilot and commander of the Navy Blue Angels…seniors share their memories from Girl Scout days…John Jones tells you about the understudies, standbys and swings of Broadway on Show Tunes Spotlight…plus celebrity senior milestone birthdays, spotlight artist, music trivia challenge and more.


The Greatest Memories – February 2022

The oldest continuously family owned and operated florist in the U.S. …Broadway Musical Trivia for the 80th episode of Show Tunes Spotlight with John Jones…a married couple who are both military veterans…The Day The Music Died….Celebrity Milestone Birthdays…Spotlight Artist and News Headlines from 50 years ago. Thanks for listening to The Greatest Memories podcast!


The Greatest Memories – January 2022

Happy New Year! We begin 2022 with a couple of new features – Your Memories and More, and our Music Trivia Challenge. We talk with a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps…Show Tunes Spotlight looks at the musical Dear Evan Hansen…a new book that takes Macon, Georgia’s music history back to the city’s […]


The Greatest Memories – December 2021

The Swing Dolls keep the music of the Andrews Sisters alive…a Pearl Harbor hero’s story on the 80th anniversary of “a date which will live in infamy”…the first musical to re-open Broadway on Show Tunes Spotlight…a timely tune from this month’s Spotlight Artist…news headlines from 65 years ago…and we continue our December tradition for the […]


The Greatest Memories – October 2021

Author Don Reid talks about his latest book Life Lessons….John Jones looks at Come From Away as Broadway returns…How does DAV help our veterans…a timely top 4 countdown…celebrity milestone birthdays…and events in the news from 70 Octobers ago. This month The Greatest Memories podcast begins its 9th season. Thanks for listening and subscribing!


The Greatest Memories – September 2021

This month we speak with a Navy veteran who had a special job during the Cold War…John Jones makes a case for Stephen Sondheim as the greatest living musical theater composer on Show Tunes Spotlight…on the 85th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s birth we visit the Buddy Holly Center in his hometown…plus a very special local […]


The Greatest Memories – August 2021

The Honor Flights will be in the air again later this month….Show Tunes Spotlight shines on the musical Six…A timely video project called American September...and Del Ward takes you to a family reunion (Note: Del Ward has been a contributor to The Greatest Memories for each of the past 18 months. This segment was recorded […]


The Greatest Memories – July 2021

Wreaths Across America and Giving in July…. Show Tunes Spotlight falls on a musical that won 10 Tony Awards including the “big 6″…. Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast from author William Rawlings… and Del Ward has more suggestions for summer reading. All of this plus a timely top 4 countdown, celebrity milestone birthdays, news headlines […]


The Greatest Memories – June 2021

50-year career as a dental hygienist…controversies about Miss Saigon on Show Tunes Spotlight…World War II Pacific Veterans Project…Del Ward talks about June weddings…plus a look at headlines from 65 Junes ago…top 4 countdown…celebrity milestone birthdays and more.


The Greatest Memories – May 2021

The birthplace of Mother’s Day…the first American pilot killed in World War II…a 4-time Tony Award® winner that could surprise you on Show Tunes Spotlight….Del’s Datebook has southern fried chicken on the menu….headlines from May, 60 years ago…plus stories behind the songs, a timely top 4 countdown and a story-telling Spotlight Artist. Thanks for listening […]