The producers of the television program “E! True Hollywood Story” were looking for sound clips of Doris Day’s singing career, so they turned to WVXU for their needs.
WVXU documentary producer Mike Martini, a 1987 graduate, and writer Mark Magistrelli, a 1982 graduate, just completed digitally restoring some of Day’s original recordings, including a 1940s performance of the Fats Waller hit “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” and duos with Les Brown, Jimmy Wilbur and Barney Rapp.
“The minute this came out,” says Magistrelli, “we had phone calls from as far away as Finland from people looking for Doris Day recordings.”
The two previously combined for two other documentary CDs, The Nation’s Station and The War Years.