Pop radio in February of 1981 featured a wide array of styles. Disco had fallen out of the spotlight and Country cross over hits from Dolly Parton and Eddie Rabbitt were in the Top Ten. Kool & The Gang were encouraging everyone to 'Celebrate'. Music veteran Delbert McClinton was having his most famous pop hit. I was the Court Jestor for the Ithaca High School basketball team. I would take my Panasonic tape recorder/player with me on the road trips. I wired a mini plug onto a large stereo speaker and we jammed all the way to La Farge, Kickapoo, Seneca, Wauzeka, De Soto, Weston, and Riverdale. Popular groups and artists to play included: Queen, Off Broadway, April Wine, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Bad Company, and Styx. This Saturday night, I will bring in my cassette tapes and we can jam again during WRCOs' Those Were The Days between six and Midnite. Help program the songs I play from the fifties through the eighties and see if you can find the answers to the trivia questions.
Phil Nee hosts WRCO FM's Those Were the Days every Saturday night from 6-12M. Phil is also heard weekday mornings on WRCO FM 100.9 in Richland Center, WI.