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Hello 1979

January 24, 2024 at 10:51 AM UTC

This Saturday night Those Were the Days radio will go parking in 1979. Those tunes will take me back to my Junior Varsity basketball days. The mighty Bulldogs fought hard for wins that season wearing tight shorts and long socks. There were lots of long bus rides featuring frosted windows and heaters that sort of worked. The AM radio came through loud and clear on those cold winter nights of long ago. My team was better at singing than playing basketball and we weren’t very good with either skill. I am sure the bus driver was annoyed as we belted out YMCA when the new Village People record played on the air. Some of my favorite songs from January 1979 include Hold the Line-Toto, September-Earth, Wind and Fire, Every 1’s a Winner-Hot Chocolate, Shake It-Ian Mathews, Soul Man-Blue Brothers, Blue Morning, Blue Day-Foreigner, Crazy Love-Poco, and New York Groove-Ace Frehley.

It will be great to be back in the studio live this Saturday night for Those Were the Days. I missed you last week. The Green and Gold benched me, but it is time for me to get back in the game. Last week while the game was on, I was putting together future shows. We have some fun ones coming up in the next few weeks including tributes to Buddy Holly and the Beatles 1964 invasion of America. Give me a call this Saturday night. Help me program music from the fifties through the early nineties. You can hear Those Were the Days on WRCO FM 100.9, WRCO.com, and when you download the Civic Media app.

Philip

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