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Celebrate Christmas Like It's 1978

On this Saturday nights' edition of Those Were The Days, we will flash back to the end of the year in 1978.  I will be in the studio to hopefully chat with many of my Saturday night friends.   We will be spinning a few fave rock and roll Christmas tunes and playing trivia.  Christmas time in 1978 was a bit of a rough patch for my family.  My dad had to be hospitalized and that left the family to try and keep the farm running during a bitter cold and snowy Winter.  At Christmas we were thankful but fearful of what the new year would bring.  His surgery went well in early 1979 and he lived to see many more Christmas seasons with his family.  The Top 40 music of that time got me through.  The radio was always on in the barn.  Many mornings I had to shovel manure before getting on the school bus.  Looking back on it now, I am greatful that I learned about hard work early in life.  When I hear some of those late '78 songs, I am right back in that cold barn with the radio turned up loud.  The cows were kicking to such hits as: Hold The Line-Toto,  Every 1's A Winner-Hot Chocolate,  New York Groove-Ace Frehley,  Bicycle Race-Queen,  Instant Replay-Dan Hartman,  My Best Friends Girl-The Cars,  and Straight On-Heart.  I hope you will find some time to tune in 100.9 Fm Saturday night when once again we fly back to Those Were The Days.   Merry Christmas to everyone out in Southwest Wisconsin radio land.  When I count my blessings this holiday season, I will think of being lucky to work in radio all of these years and the loyal listeners of WRCO.

Phil

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