Music of Your Life is a syndicated music radio network delivered over the Internet to AM/FM and HD radio stations across the United States using the Barix distribution system. Created by record executive and jingle writer Al Ham, and now under the direction of Marc Angell, Music of Your Life has been in continuous operation since 1978.
The format is hosted by DJs including TV game show host Peter Marshall. Other on-air personalities include Lorri Hafer, who is also the daughter of the format's founder, Al Ham), Al Hardee, Johnny Magnus, singer Steve March Torme, the son of Mel Torme; and Tony DeSare.
Over the years, the Radio Network has featured a "Stars Play the Stars" on-air lineup that has included such well recognized talent as TV game show host Wink Martindale, Gary Owens from Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, and 1950s pop superstar Patti Page, as well as Southern California broadcasting's Chuck Southcott. A typical hour of music may include a wide variety of artists, ranging from Eddie Fisher to Perry Como, Frank Sinatra to Dean Martin, Nat King Cole to Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Bublé, Norah Jones, Harry Connick Jr. and Jamie Cullum, to pop songs by artists like The Beatles, The Association, Petula Clark, Elvis Presley, The Carpenters and Neil Diamond.
Al Ham, a veteran recording executive, decided to change careers in 1978. First he took time off from actual work, moving from New York City to Huntington, Connecticut. Realizing that many of the songs he liked could not be heard on the radio, he decided to give the many fans of nostalgia/big band music what they wanted to hear. Ham approached Dick Ferguson, general manager of Bridgeport, Connecticut radio station WDJZ, about changing the format. Ferguson agreed, and positive results followed. Ham continued to work toward improving the format, including asking listeners to submit a list of three favorite songs. With thousands of responses, Ham put together a list of 20,000 songs and "Music of Your Life" was born.
That same year, 1978, the name "Music of Your Life" was trademarked, the only radio format to do this. In fact, the original Music of Your Life jingle is one of the first sound recordings to be trademarked along with the 3-note NBC jingle.
In 2013, Marc Angell formed Music of Your Life, Inc. and took the company public under the ticker symbol "MYLI". Music of Your Life acquired the iRadio trademarks in January 2014 and announced plans to expand their programming to include country, rock, pop, and other contemporary music formats, all featuring celebrity DJs.
In 2022, TVS Global Media obtained rights for Music of Your Life to utilize as a streaming and broadcast radio network from TVS Radio Network.Com, which was established in 1958 and acquired by Tom Ficara in 1987. The syndicated network airs the music programming of Capehart Music Treasury.Com, a division of TVS Music Guild that has produced 2,000 of the top songs of the 20th Century in an easy listening format.