Since the 1960s Jonathan Schwartz has been somewhere on your radio dial.  In fact, even at a very young age, he was the master of the Victrola, back announcing the records of the day to his neighbors via a baby monitor.

Maybe you listened to him on 102.7 WNEW-FM or WNEW 1130 or later at WQEW.  Perhaps you subscribed to SiriusXM or pledged money to public radio to listen to the great music and the stories that only Jonathan can tell.

Bottom line?  You’ve missed hearing Jonathan on your radio or digital device playing and discussing The American Songbook not to mention the artists.
Well, we’ve heard you and are happy to say: Jonno is back.

Welcome to The Jonathan Station.


David Hinckley, long time writer at The New York Daily News, just penned a nice article for Medium about The Jonathan Station – Jonathan Schwartz: Fired at 79 1/2, Back in Business at 80. Music, Maestro, Please.

Adrienne Knoll, über JS fan (listening since she was 14) and professional writer, posted this blog post regarding Jonathan and his new station – Jonathan Schwartz is Back (And So is Sanity on Sunday Afternoons)


Jonathan returns live on Sunday at Noon (Eastern time)


To be compliant with the various music performance organizations, we had to drop our music player and require you to click on the “Play Now!” button to listen to the stream.  While we have no input on the design of the player page, it does offer links to Amazon from the “Just Played” list and we have also now added the album name to the artist – song title.

We will also have a mobile app in the day or two.

We are now available on Streema!  They offer a simple page that can be used on PC browsers or mobile devices.  The Jonathan Station on Streema

The Jonathan Station also streams live on Radionomy.com.
You can also download the free Radionomy app for iOS*
or Android devices from the app store (or Google Play)
and listen on your phone or tablet.

* At this time, it seems the iOS (Apple iPhone, iPad) version
is not available in the App Store.


Here is a photo from the press release announcing the addition of Jonathan Schwartz to the new air staff at the free-form WNEW-FM/New York starting January 1, 1967.

And here is the archive of past shows as heard on The Jonathan Station.

Sunday Show 7-8-2018A four hour show that includes some great first-person stories about Tony Bennett and Keely Smith, a trivia question on a Sinatra record for listeners plus both Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer singing versions of one their own songs.

Sunday Show 7-1-2018Jonathan starts the month of July with a Jerome Kern spectacular and much more in a three hour show.

Sunday Show 6-24-2018Three hours of great music and Jonathan.

Wednesday Show 6-20-2018Our thanks to Kenneth Hutchins for the assist on this recording.

First Sunday Show 6-17-2018Jonno returns after a six month absence to take the microphone at his own radio station.