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Those Were The Days Remembering 1983

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It does not seem possible that thirty-five years have passed since 1983.  That was a fun year for me.  I was studying to be a d.j.  (still am today) and my buddy Marty and me were on the road spinning little records for anyone that would cough up $40.00 or so.  I would trek home on the weekends to see my girl friend and to work for my parents for cash.  We would spin records and than head back to school on Sunday nights.  I had more energy in 1983!   MTV was on at the 'swinging bachelor pad' during the week.  It was an introduction to many new groups and styles of music.  We got to see and hear the Clash,  Dexys Midnight Runners, The Stray Cats,  Hall & Oates, and many others.  Thirty-five years later, I still am fond of many of the songs from that time.  I still can't believe that I am more that thirty-five.  This Saturday night during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9, I will spin some of the huge hits from the year of '83.  You can request any pop radio hit from the fifties through the eighties.  It is a blast when someone challenges me to find a song.  I have learned so much from listeners over the years.  There are songs that I never knew about until they were requested during Those Were The Days.  Perhaps you will be one of the six trivia game winners during Those Were The Days Saturday night.

Phil Nee-Trans American School Of Broadcasting graduate Spring 1983

Lets Go On A Spree To 1973!

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There was so much good music blasting out of the radio in early 1973.  My Panasonic AM radio could pull in stations from all over North America and Canada.  On cold January nights I could hear what was hot and happening in other areas other than the farm at Aubrey Corners.  Our 'farmers four' television package featured shows that are now known as classics.  On January 14th of 1973, Elvis Presley was watched worldwide during his 'Aloha From Hawaii' special.  All In The Family was the top rated show and the last new episodes of 'Laugh In' and 'Bonanza'  were being shown.  The radio featured music from Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, Loggins & Messina, Albert Hammond, The Eagles, and many other artists that I still love.  This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will take you back to early 1973.  The music will take me back to riding on my runner sled,  doing chores in the old barn, and riding a frosted window bus.  I will be taking your requests this Saturday night during Those Were The Days.  Call in and ask for a song from the fifties through the eighties.  I hope you will join go on a spree with us!



Seventies & Eighties Mix Tape Starters!

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Back in the day, I was the mix tape king.   My parents bought me a Panasonic AM/FM, record player, cassette, for Christmas in 1976.  By January of 1977 I was making some awesome tapes.   I started making tapes for myself, later I would make them for friends, and much later they were love letters for ladies that I was trying to court.   I would intro songs and say foolish things.  These tapes were very much like an early Those Were The Days!  The most important songs on the mix tapes were the very first song and the last song on side two.  If you had a cassette player with an auto reverse feature, you could play the first song and than change to the other side and hear the last song of the tape.  This week on Those Were The Days we will feature some of our favorite tape starters.  If you have memories of favorite home made tapes or ideas of songs that would be great starters,  give me a call at WRCO FM 100.9 this Saturday night.  The two Guardians Of the Galaxy movies center around old mix tapes that the hero hears in his Walkman while battling bad characters in space. 

We will be taking requests all night and will be playing trivia this Saturday night. The last two weeks have featured football conflicts.  Even though we still had a good amount of requests,  our audience was divided when the Packers and the Badgers played the last 2 Saturday nights.  One listener won trivia this past Saturday night and had two radios going.  He was hearing the Badgers and Those Were The Days at the same time.  That is awesome dedication to radio listening!  If you get a chance to check in Saturday night,  that would be great.     Maybe I will break out a mix tape that I made for my girl friend (now my wife) back in '84.


Those Were The Days Year End Party

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Saturday night we will cap off another year of playing all of our favorite pop radio hits from the fifties through the eighties!  The past year has again been rewarding with many new friends checking in.  We now have regular listeners in southern Grant County, Tomah, Baraboo, Sauk City, North Freedom, and many other towns and villages around Southwest Wisconsin.  It is now our 32nd year and it seems like even more listeners are finding us.  I also appreciate all of the long time listeners.  There are some that have been with us since we began spinning in 1986.  We may have a big announcement in 2018 concerning a worldwide audience potential!  This Saturday night we will be spinning more of the year end countdown from 1967.  Through Kent Kotal's Forgotten Hits website we have shared with you many memores of 1967 during the 50th anniversary year.  This weeks show will cap off our tribute.  Kent has granted us permission to countdown the top hits from the Super Chart of that year.  We tackled part one last weekend.  Find out the most popular tune of 1967 during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 this Saturday night. I will be in the studio to take your requests and play trivia between six and midnight.  Start your New Years celebration with us Saturday night.  You can mute the Badger game and listen to us.  Happy New Year!



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TWTD On FM 107.7 AM 1450 This Week Only

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While the Packers will by playing on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night,  we will be jamming with Those Were The Days on FM 107.7 and WRCO AM 1450.  For this Saturday night only, we will be appearing on our sister stations.  Look for us after the Badger mens basketball game.  This Saturday we will be jamming with the sounds of the season and we will be taking your requests and playing trivia.  We will begin our year end salute to 1967.  Courtesy of the Forgotten Hits website we will be giving you part one of an exclusive countdown.  The guru of Forgotten Hits, Kent Kotal, has not even made the 1967 Super Chart year ender available to his readers! Get a sneak peak on our radio show.  Look for us Saturday night on 107.7 FM and AM 1450.  We will return to FM 100.9 next Saturday night for our final show of 2017.  We have big plans for the new year!   Merry Christmas from the Solid Gold Dancers and me!


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