Oral History Information
Alan Dale, as a lover of swing music, found himself as a radio station host in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graced the airwaves over several stations and along the way began approaching traveling artists for interviews to be played during his radio program. These interviews served as a strong influence to Dan Del Fiorentino, who helped develop the NAMM Oral History program beginning in 2000. The way Alan made the people and their stories come to life in a way that was a thrill to the listener and an honor for the interviewee.