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 19th Jan 2021

Rudy Vallée was an American singer, composer, musician, actor and radio host. He was one of the first teen idols, the first to sing into a PA, the first to use a theremin and an electric banjo in a dance band, and one of the first to admit to using recording equipment in his daily music practice. He's this week's Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 12th Jan 2021

Fred Astaire - singer - is your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week. You'll hear him singing and tap dancing on a special edition of The Packard Hour radio show. The transcription you'll hear has a bit of wow and flutter but is still listenable. Read More