Phantom Dancer

Your non-stop mix of swing & jazz from live 1920s-60s radio!

Multi-award-winning music and history show, non-stop mix and sonic journey, The Phantom Dancer, has been must-hear, cutting edge radio on 2SER since 1985.

Now also on 23 stations across Australia, The Phantom Dancer is 2SER’s first show about radio, the first swing show, the first digital show, the first show to publish playlists online, the first multi-platform show, and the first non-stop swing jazz mix.

Greg Poppleton knows his stuff. He’s Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer and bandleader. He’s broadcast on the ABC, SBS & BBC. On-air, he lets the music and announcers live from hotels, ballrooms and cafes speak for themselves.

Greg creates a mood. The last hour is all vinyl. Every week, Greg picks a feature artist to write about on And he selects a feature video. Hear The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton every Tuesday 12:04-2pm and Saturdays 5 – 5:56pm

Check out the last four weeks of shows below:

Tuesdays at 12pm
  • Greg Poppleton


Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 13th Apr 2021

Lester Young, jazz tenor saxophonist called 'The Prez', is this week's Phantom Dancer feature artist from live 1940s-50s broadcasts. Young was one of the most influential saxophinists, playing "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike". Alcohol killed him. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 6th Apr 2021

Ruth Etting was a US singer/actress of the 1920s and 1930s. She never had voice lessons and had over 60 hit recordings. She worked on stage, radio and film. She was known as 'America's Radio Sweetheart' and was also involved in a famous case of domestic violence with her mobster first husband. Read her story, Phantom Dancer play list, see videos and listen to the show here Read More