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August 1974 Saturday Night

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Hey rock and rollers!  I hope to hear from you Saturday night when I again host Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  This weekend we will go on a road trip to August of 1974.  We were watching history as one President stepped down and another stepped up.  The Summer was wrapping up quickly.  I had met a guitar playing pretty young lady that Summer that provided me with my first crush. I was crushed when she left with her family after a Summer vacation and went back to the east coast.  The Top 40 chart provided me with a diversion although I could not sing along with All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe by the Hollies without getting a bit misty!  Other radio jams during the first weekend of August 1974 included:  Rikki, Don't Lose That Number-Steely Dan,  The Night Chicago Died-Paper Lace,  Waterloo-Abba,  Rock Your Baby-George McCrae,  Taking Care Of Business-B.T.O.,  and Sure As I'm Sittin Here-Three Dog Night.  I will play a few of these and your rock and roll requests during our six hour radio party this Saturday night during Those Were The Days.

Phil

 

In the days of the forty-five record, there was an A side and a B side.  The A side was the hit side and the B side of the record was normally the throw away side.  Sometimes record companies would try to make the B side so bad and off the wall that you would never listen to it or consider it better than the hit side.  This often failed and record buyers and radio djs would make a hit out of the flip side.  This Saturday night, we will take a look at some of our favorite B sides and some of yours during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  I will be in the studio to accept your requests from the fifties through the eighties.   Once per hour we will throw a trivia question on the air and you can win some cool prizes.  I hope you will flip for our flip sides and your favorite rock and roll requests this Saturday night during Those Were The Days.  We had a blast last Saturday night when we played many of your requests we haven't played for awhile.   I love it when you try and stump me with a forgotten classic.

Phil

Saturday night (7-22) we will cruise back to 1987 during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 and we will be taking your requests for music of the fifties through the eighties.  When we look at the Summer of 1987 music, it is hard to imagine that these songs are thirty years old.  I was hosting Those Were The Days when these songs were  brand new!    The station was still getting its new music on 45 r.p.m. records.  I was in charge of putting the new music into rotation and it seems like yesterday when some of these songs were stacked on my desk at the old radio station building.  Some of my favorites from that era include:  Something So Strong-Crowded House,  Seven Wonders-Fleetwood Mac,  Since You Been Gone-The Outfield,  Shakedown-Bob Seger and Alone-Heart.  There was a one hit wonder called Heart And Soul by T-Pau which I still think is a great radio Summer song.  That year my life was quickly changing as my girlfriend, June, became my fiance and wedding plans were being finalized. Young ladies in the Ithaca area were breathing a sigh of relief because I was off the market!  A wedding was held on a beautiful September day.  I am proud to say that we will celebrate thirty years later this year.

I hope you will join our Those Were The Days radio party this Saturday night from six until midnight on WRCO FM 100.9.

Phil

On the Those Were The Days radio program this Saturday night we will play for you some amazing hits from the fifties through the eighties.  This Saturday will be July 15th and we will pay tribute to the number 15 with songs through the years that only made number 15 on the Billboard charts.  I think you will be impressed with the number of songs that stalled out fifteen spots from the top, however, they are very well known today.  Some of the favorites include:  China Grove-Doobie Brothers,  S.O.S.-Abba,  Give A Little Bit-Supertramp,  Words-Bee Gees,  Laugh Laugh-Beau Brummels,  Drivers Seat-Sniff n' the Tears,  Refugee-Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Cuts Like A Knife-Bryan Adams.  This proves that being number one is not always better.  It seems these songs did not get overplayed and are more fondly remembered now.  I will be answering my own phone and hopefully you will give me a call with a request between six and midnight.  You could also win tickets, food, and merchandise, when we play trivia during the radio party on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night.

Phil

 

 

Summer of '72 On Those Were The Days

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It was so great to get back home just in time to host Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 this past Saturday night.  Our wonderful trip to Switzerland had only one snag.  We were held over in Canada for a night.  I woke up Saturday morning in Montreal and we caught the 8 am to Chicago.  Our arrival time by car to Sextonville was 3:15 p.  One hour later I was at WRCO preparing for the show.  Perhaps I will be better rested and over the jet lag this Saturday night when we again take those old records off the shelf.  Your requests will be welcomed and we will be playing trivia.  The feature will be a trip back to the Summer of 1972.  It was a great time for music.  I was busy trying to buy all the records my small income could afford.  I would ride along with dad once a week to the feed mill.  I would walk to Schultz Brothers (the dime store) and look at the records and the model cars.  Than I would run fast in my Pro-Ked sneakers to Saffells music store.  They had a portable record player and I could audition new songs from Elton John, Gallery,  Looking Glass,  The Hollies,  Bill Withers,  and a new group called The Eagles.  Those are great memories for me and I will play a few of those 45 r.p.m. records this Saturday night between six and midnight during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  Please give me a call that night at (608) 647-4155.

Phil  

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