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Sep
23

Radio Heaven In 1967

It has been a little while since I have visted 1967 during my Those Were The Days radio show.  On this blog we have many times mentioned what a great year for music '67 was.  Music changed a great deal in 1968.  It could be argued that 1967 was Top 40 radios' last great year.  There were so many 2 to 3 minute melodic hits on the radio.  Saturday night between six and midnight, I will be dropping in a few choice cuts from this weeks Billboard chart from all of those years ago. A group from Memphis had the number one song.  It was one of the shortest songs ever to top the survey. 'The Letter' by the Box Tops clocked in at just under 2 minutes and wound up to be the biggest of the year.  Other Phil favorites from this week in 1967 include:  Come Back When You Grow Up-Bobby Vee,  Never My Love-Association, Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison,  I Had A Dream-Paul Revere and the Raiders,  Gimme A Little Sign-Brenton Wood,  Gettin' Together-Tommy James,  Things I Should Have Said-Grass Roots,  Expressway To Your Heart-Soul Survivors,  Blues Theme-Davie and the Arrows,  and Museum -Hermans Hermits.  I hope you will join us for radio fun this Saturday night and request something from 1967 or from any of the years that we feature.  We play stuff from the fifties through the early '90's. 

We have fun with trivia every time we get together. Listen for the 'Magic Cow Bell' on Saturday night which signals another question. Those Were the Days can be heard on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco.com each Saturday night.  It is a part of the stations 'retro' Saturdays.  It follows music and headlines of the past on the Backtrackin show that airs at 5:30. I have enjoyed hearing Saturdays With Simo on Saturday afternoons.  Chris Simonson plays great tunes from the fifties through the seventies.  Many of those tunes you may have first heard on WRCO radio all of those years ago.  That program will now be starting at 12:30 and it will air until 5 pm each week.  I hope that you will make us a part of your Saturday.

I count my blessings each day.  My family welcomed a new granddaughter recently.  I hope you will join 'poor old grandpa Phil' on Saturday night.

Phil Nee

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Sep
16

One Hit In The Eighties

Back in the eighties, I was a legend on the baseball and softball diamonds.  Noone had seen a player like me.  I had the ability to make an outstanding play and than drop a routine pop up.  I did much better playing the hits on my record players.  I could get a good hit once in a while.  Like my career on the diamond, the 80's had a lot of one hit phenoms!  This week on Those Were The Days, we will play the Top Ten 80's One Hit Wonders.  This will be a fun countdown and if you would like to hear an 80's gem or any tune you can think of from the first 40 years of rock and roll, please give me a call.  I watched a lot of MTV when I wasn't playing softball or annoying the ladies.  When I hear some of those 80's hits, I can picture the cheesy videos that went with them.

Give me a call and we can talk about old times this Saturday night.  We will feature the usual trivia treats.  Tell your friends that they can listen to Those Were The Days live on line.  You can do a special long distance request.  Between six and midnight Saturday night you can hear the greatest grooves ever on FM 100.9.  Those Were The Days, my friend.

Phil

 

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Sep
09

The Center Of Attention 1980

It was the fall of 1980.  I was a rough, tough, ( in my mind), center on the Ithaca football team.  There was a lot of responsibility expected of me.  My job was to snap the ball and help protect the quarterback.  If I could fall just right, I could slow down the nose guard just enough to give the qb more time.  It did take the defense a little longer to step over me as I lay on and sometimes in the sod.  The center always wound up at the bottom of the pile especially on extra points and field goals.  As I was being used as a chisel plow by the other team, there were many great songs from 1980 running through my brain.  Some of my favorites from this weekend in 1980 include:  Emotional Rescue-Rolling Stones,  I'm Alright-Kenny Loggins,  All Over The World-E.L.O.,  Hot Rod Hearts-Robbie Dupree,  Let My Love Open The Door-Pete Townsend,  Drivin' My Life Away-Eddie Rabbitt,  Boulevard-Jackson Browne,  and Take Your Time (Do It Right)-S.O.S. Band.  With those great tunes in my head, I wonder how I even remembered the count to snap the ball!

This Saturday night on my radio show, Those Were The Days, I will be playing some of the hot hits from 1980 and the tunes from all of the decades that we feature.  The request line will be open again and I will be hosting trivia contests during the six hour show.  If you have friends and relatives outside of the big broadcast signal of WRCO FM 100.9, let them know that Those Were The Days can now be heard worldwide!  Go to this website (wrco.com) and look for the headphones.  Make sure you click on 100.9 and you will be able to hear WRCO programs whereever you are.  I hope to talk with you on Saturday night between six and midnight.  We will keep on rockin'.

Phil

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Sep
02

T.W.T.D. Salutes Your Favorite Albums

In 2018 we featured a countdown of top albums from the rock and roll years.  At that time, I asked for listener votes so that another countdown could be featured at a later date.  This Saturday night, during Those Were The Days, you will be able to hear Southwest Wisconsins' favorite albums.   The list features albums from 1965 through the late 80's.  Groups such as Queen, the Cars,  Def Leppard, Steve Miller Band,  Journey, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones,  C.C.R., and Pink Floyd all will be well represented along with many more.  It will be a special Labor Day weekend feature from WRCO FM 100.9.  I hope that you will tune in Saturday night between six and midnight.  Every song that we play will be a winner.  You will hear some of the best known tracks from the best albums of all time.  We will not be taking your requests during this weekends show.  That feature will return next time.

I was always a fan of the 45 and for a poor farm boy a 98 cent record was what I could afford.  If I was patient, I could save my chore money and spend $3.98 for an entire album.  A greatest hits album would give me the most bang for my buck, however, some releases had enough good songs which made them like a best song compilation.  There were times when I would borrow an album from a friend and tape it on cassette.  After a few listens, I would determine whether it was worth spending the extra dough to buy it.  Thousands of albums later, I still get a thrill when I buy a vinyl record and play it for the first time.  

Have a safe and a relaxing Labor Day weekend.  I hope you will join the fun Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 during our Those Were The Days show.

Phil

 

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Aug
26

Another 50th Anniversary Salute!

It seems that we have celebrated many fifty year milestones of iconic events during the last couple of years.  Last year marked fifty since man walked on the moon and Woodstock.  This year we mark a half century since Apollo 13, the Beatles breakup and final new record,  and the album Tommy.  On this Saturdays' Those Were The Days radio show, I will take a look at the Billboard chart hits from this weekend in 1970.  That year saw the debut of soft rock acts such as; Bread, Carpenters, and Dawn.  Singer songwriters such as James Taylor, Neil Diamond, and Joni Mitchell had lots of success.  Motowns' Stevie Wonder, Supremes, and the Spinners were on the charts.  Creedence Clearwater Revival was the top band in the land.  The year of 1970 was a great year for music and on WRCO FM 100.9 we will spotlight all that was going on in pop culture fifty years back. 

Join us for the usual trivia features, requests, and the adventures of the WRCO Solid Gold Dancers.  I am proud to hear about the family gatherings that feature all ages listening to the radio.  That is truly 'old school'.  Last Saturday night we had a trivia winner that will be going into 8th grade this school year.  That made me happy as that will mean the music I love and enjoy may live on for at least another generation.  Congratulations to our winner, Jay, who will be going to the Starlite Drive-In in Richland Center to enjoy the Encore Live Metallica concert this Saturday night after winning the giveaway last weekend.  He wont be able to listen all of Those Were The Days this week on FM 100.9, but I know he is going to be jamming with friends at the outdoor. 

I will be working all week for Saturday night!  Please give me a call between six and midnight and we will talk!

Phil

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Aug
19

Shall We Dance?

During this Saturday nights Those Were The Days, I will be pulling out a few classic songs that have special dances.  Some of my favorites include: The Locomotion-Little Eva/Grand Funk/Kylie Minogue,  Twist and Shout-Isley Brothers/Beatles,  Tighten Up-Archie Bell and the Drells,  Bristol Stomp-Dovells,  Pony Time-Chubby Checker,  The Stroll-Diamonds,  Land of 1,000 Dances-Wilson Pickett, and Kung Fu Fighting-Carl Douglas.  You can dance along at home with WRCO FM 100.9.  Our solid gold dancers will be trying to keep up with the music.  Who will win the WRCO Dance Off Challenge?  The oddsmakers are saying that Ron Fruit might be the winner since he signs the paychecks.

Perhaps you will win one of the trivia contests on Saturday night.  We will give away a pass for up to six in a car to see the Encore Drive-In Nights Metallica concert at the Starlite Drive-In Saturday night August 29th!  You will have to be listening to WRCO FM 100.9 between six and midnight this Saturday night (22nd).  In the words of Ed Sullivan, "we will have a really big shoe" this weekend!  Give me a call at 608 647-4155 with your song suggestions.  I will be sitting by the rotarty dial phone.  It has a long cord that stretches all over the studio.  I can be digging through records and talking with you at the same time.  We are 'old school' on Saturday nights at WRCO.  Let's have another memorable time this weekend as we celebrate summer and classic rock and roll.

Phil

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Aug
12

New School Pants In 1974!

One of my fears of going back to school was getting new school pants.  My mom would load me in the Impala and we would look for good deals at the Richland Outlet,  Krouskops' Department Store, or J.C. Penny.  I was so worried that the clerk would be checking my waist, or inseam measurements just as one of my friends was walking by.  That was why I did not like to go to the barbershop.  One time I was in the chair by the big window with the barber working on my mop.  Some older fellows went walking by and pointed at me and doubled over with laughter.  It was a traumatic moment for young Philip.  After that it was a challenge for my poor mother to get my hair cut.  She had to bribe me.   I was able to get a new 45 record if I did not complain.   This helped me build up my record collection.  

On this weeks Those Were The Days, we will flash back to new husky jeans with flare legs and new 45's in 1974.  Some of my radio favorites included: Taking Care Of Business-BTO,  Rikki Don't Lose That Number-Steely Dan,  Clap For the Wolfman-Guess Who,  You Haven't Done Nothin'-Stevie Wonder,  Tell Me Something Good-Rufus,  The Night Chicago Died-Paper Lace,  and Waterloo-Abba.  You can hear a few of these classics and all of the songs we play from the fifties through the eighties on WRCO FM 100.9 between six and midnight Saturday night.  Perhaps we can bring back a memory that you have not thought of for many years.  The 'magic cowbell'  will signal trivia time.  We continue to meet new friends on the phone each week during WRCOs' Those Were The Days.  Thank you for letting me borrow your ears each and every Saturday night.

Phil

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Aug
05

The Summer Of 1965 Top Forty Glory Days

Top Forty radio in 1965 featured so many songs that are still well rememberd today.  During this weeks Those Were The Days show on WRCO FM 100.9, I will be digging out some of the best from the Summer of '65.  WRCO FM 100.9 went on the air for the first time that year.  WRCO AM 1450 first took the air in the Fall of 1949.  AM radio was king for many years.  The FM band was still not popular for a long time, however, Southwest Wisconsin listeners that actually had a receiver found out how much clearer the music sounded.  Some of my faves from 1965 Summertime include:  I Like It Like That-Dave Clark Five,  I Can't Help Myself-Four Tops,  I Want Candy-Strangeloves,  Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me-Mel Carter,  I'm A Fool-Dino, Desi, & Billy, and Help -The Beatles.   We all can use a little fun.  Saturday night is my favorite time of the week.  There are so many listeners that have become like family and if they don't call, I worry about them!  We always have a blast.

It is great to know that some people do remember the trivial things that I do.  After we asked about the peanut butter spread known as Koogle Saturday night,  several listeners checked in to say they remember eating that stuff in the '70's.  A few wondered if they can still buy that.  I googled Koogle and it does not look like it is still manufactured.  It seems that it has gone the way of another 70's favorite, Pizza Spinners.  Those Were The Days radio features the hits and the trivia every Saturday night from six to midnight.   Come along with us to happy times each weekend during WRCOs' Retro Saturdays.

Phil

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Jul
29

I wish I was a Blues Brother!

The Blues Brothers movie was released forty years ago this Summer.  My buddies and me could not wait for it to make its way to Richland Center.  After seeing it at the indoor and later the outdoor theater, we had many of the lines memorized.  We were all Saturday Night Live fans and grew up watching Dan Akroyd and John Belushi each week.  I was familiar with their version of 'Soul Man' when it was released to radio in 1978.  Someone brought their album Briefcase Full Of Blues to the band room at Ithaca High School and we used to listen to that whenever we could. It was so good.  The Blues Brothers introduced us to so many songs that we may never have been aware of. I had never heard of Cab Calloway until the Blues Brothers movie.  The movie music was the soundtrack to my Summer of 1980.  Us fellows would often attempt to dress up like the Blues Brothers. We did not have Donald 'Duck' Dunn or Steve Cropper to back us up, so some guys had to play their combs.  If you put a piece of paper over your comb and hummed, you could almost sound like you were playing a harmonica.  Some of the young ladies in our class were actually impressed for a few minutes.

We will be remembering the Blues Brothers during Those Were The Days on FM 100.9 Saturday night.  There will also be a special spotlight on the movie American Graffitti which was released August first of 1973.  When I saw Wolfman Jack on the big screen, I knew what I wanted to do with my life.  Perhaps you will suggest a song during our six hour music celebration on Saturday night.  The best of the fifties through the eighties will be back in the spotlight.  You will also have a chance to win a prize if you can be the first to answer during trivia time.  Let's have a rock and roll party on Saturday night.

Phil

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Jul
22

K-tel Records Were The Best!

I have written about K-tel records many times on this blog.  For a farm boy on a budget, these albums were gold.  Even though some of the early ones crammed 22 songs on one album and cut most songs down to about 2 minutes a piece.  A song that was over seven minutes such as Layla by Derek & the Dominoes was only a minute and a half!  It did not make a difference to me.  Other generations can relate with the Now series of greatest hits cd's or spotify. In the 70's and 80's, K-tel was all that we had.  My mix tapes were awesome! There were so many songs that I had never heard before and would have never have bought (especially on side 2 of those greatest hits comps).  Many of those tunes have become favorites of mine thanks to those budget albums.  During this weeks Those Were the Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9, I will play a few highlights from some of the most memorable K-tel releases including 1975's Out Of Sight,  Disco Mania, and Music Express and from 1980  Rock 80!   There was nothing like putting on a K-tel album and sitting on the front porch at the old farmhouse in the Summertime.  Saturday night I will be back there in my mind.  Perhaps you can contribute to the playlist?  We will spin the best music from the fifties through the eighties between six and midnight Saturday night.  It wont even cost you $4.99 for the record or $5.99 for the 8 track tape!  It is free....but wait there's more.  You could be the winner of fun prizes when we play trivia.  WRCO will leave the light on for you and the phone will be answered.  We are live and local on Saturday nights.  That is hard to find on local radio these days.

It has been a sad last week here at WRCO.  Saturday we will say goodbye to Ray Schroeder.  I have followed his Rem. With Ray program all of these years.  He has been a mentor,  father figure,  partner in crime,  and willing participant in many on air skits.  He was still driving himself here to record his programs until recently.  To be able to do that for 57 years and still be broadcasting at 95 years old was simply amazing.  I will always remember Ray and the laughs that we shared.  WRCO will feature archived shows Saturday afternoons for the near future.

Phil

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Jul
15

Party Like Its 1983

In 1983 the mobile dj business was booming.  I was rolling in up to 50 dollars a night!  By the time I went and bought the latest songs on 45 rpm records, and bought gas, I almost broke even.  It was a great time for music with MTV influences and dance tracks ruling the charts.  This week on Those Were the Days, you can join me in a simpler time.  The best of the fifties through the eighties will be back on the air.  We will stop and park for a little while in 1983.  Our curfew is Midnight, so we will have you home by than.  Some of my faves from the Summer of 1983 include:  Our House-Madness,  Is There Something I Should Know-Duran Duran,  1999-Prince,  Cuts Like A Knife-Bryan Adams,  She's A Beauty-The Tubes,  Rock Of Ages-Def Leppard, and Rock and Roll Is King-ELO. These were all favorites at the bars, schools, church socials,  softball tournaments, and parties that we invaded.  You will get a slice of that Summer when you tune in Those Were The Days this weekend.   It will be a blast from the past this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 between six and Midnight when we take those old records off the shelf.  Perhaps you will be the winner of one of the six trivia prizes that we give away.  

Phil

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Jul
08

1975 Summertime Treats!

Saturday night on WRCOs' Those Were The Days we will be serving up some treats.  The best of the fifties through the eighties will take flight, and we will stop and go parking in 1975.  That was a great Summer for songs.  In between unloading hay bales, I would have my Panasonic radio blasting Top Forty songs.  In between loads of hay, there was nothing better than sitting in the shade and eating a black cherry popsicle (with 2 sticks in each treat).  You could break them in half and share them, but who would want to do that?  When the hay was made for the day, we would take a dive in Willow creek.  The water was so cold after a 90 degree day in the barn.  My trusty Panasonic rado was on the creek bank.  Some of my fave '75 radio tunes included:  Magic-Pilot,  Hey You-Bachman Turner Overdrive,  Sister Golden Hair-America,  Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)-Doobie Brothers,  I'm On Fire-Dwight Twilly Band,  and I'm Not In Love-10 cc.  July was the month in which the combines would be pulled from the sheds for harvesting oats.  I have vivid memories of sitting on the tractor that was hooked to a gravity box and waiting for the combine to unload.  As I waited WLS was announcing its number one song that week,  Listen To What The Man Said by Paul McCartney and Wings.  

I hope that you will be able to join for all or some of the six hour salute to rock and roll on WRCO FM 100.9 this Saturday night.  The request line will be wide open and there will be plenty of trivia.  Escape to the land of great memories during Those Were The Days Saturday night between six and midnight.

Phil 

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Jul
02

An American Salute On Those Were The Days

This Saturday night on Those Were The Days we will be touring this great land through music.  I will be back to the studio and will be ready to take your requests and quiz you with trivia questions.  Celebrate the fourth of July with us!   We may take the Last Train To Clarksville.  On the way we may say hello to Kentucky Woman or stop by Bowling Green.  Some of our favorite towns named in rock and roll songs include:  Kansas City,  Detroit Rock City,  La Grange,  Galveston,  Memphis,  and San Francisco.  Those Were The Days will taking you all over America on the night of the fourth.  I hope you will join me for the best pop music from the fifties through the eighties between six and Midnight Saturday night.

I hope you enjoyed our Summer songs countdown last Saturday night.  It was a blast to put that together.  There were a lot of Beach Boys harmonies and songs that you could practically feel the sun shine from. The number one song was Summer In The City by the Lovin Spoonful.   If you would like to see the complete list of the songs that were counted down, you can go to forgottenhits.com.  Kent Kotal is assembling a brand new list which will be released later this Summer.  If you would like to vote on your fave Summer songs, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Kent will be taking your votes through Saturday (the 4th).

Have a safe and healthy holiday weekend.  If you get the chance, join me for Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night.

Phil

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Jun
17

1986 A Life Changing Summer

It was the Summer of 1986 when I received a phone call from Ron Fruit at WRCO.  He was letting me know that they could use some night time help at the station.  This worked out well for me because I was still helping out on the farm and could spin Top 40 records at night!  We were still mostly playing 45 RPM records at WRCO in 1986.  Some of the top songs this week in 1986 included:  No One Is To Blame-Howard Jones,  Tuff Enuff-Fabulous Thunderbirds,  All I Need Is A Miracle-Mike and the Mechanics,  Like A Rock-Bob Seger,  Your Wildest Dreams-Moody Blues,  Dreams-Van Halen,  and Be Good To Yourself-Journey.  It was a great time to be in radio because new technology was coming in, however, I got the chance to play vinyl records,  cart machine tape commercials, and reel to reel tape shows.  Those formats were starting to become 'old school' at that time.  I am so greatful that I got that call in 1986!  The radio ride has been a great blessing to me.  This Saturday night during our Those Were The Days radio show on WRCO FM 100.9, I will spin a few of those songs that I first played on the air.  We will be taking your rock and roll requests and will be spinning tunes from the fifties through the eighties between six and midnight Saturday night.

Phil

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Jun
10

Those Were The Days Stimulus Package!

Saturday night during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9, you will get some songs that are right on the money.  I will be spinning the best of the fifties through the eighties and the theme of the night will be songs about money.  The number one thing songwriters write tunes about is love and relationships.  I am not sure where money related tunes show up on the list, however, there are many songs about the subject.  We could fill most of the six hour radio show with songs about the almighty dollar.  Some faves include:  For The Love Of Money-O' Jays,  Rich Girl-Hall & Oates,  Take The Money and Run-Steve Miller Band,  Money (That's What I Want)-Barrett Strong,  Can't Buy Me Love-Beatles,  and Money For Nothing-Dire Straits.  Join the old rock and roll party on Saturday evening between six and midnight.  Perhaps you will be the winner during our hourly trivia challenges!  As I often say,  It is rewarding to hear from so many listeners that are just discovering what we do on WRCO Saturday nights.  There are also those that have been with us since the opening night of the show in October of 1986 (Marilyn,  Rick,  Mary,  Mystery Man,  Gayle,  Julie,  Darrell,  Bonnie, Bruce,  and Gary).  I will be here Saturday night and I hope you will as well.

Phil 

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Jun
03

Back In '82!

I am very much like Uncle Rico in the movie Napoleon Dynamite.  Both of us wish we could go back to 1982 and help our teams win state.  That is the year that I graduated from high school and prepared for life as a disc jockey.  Uncle Rico, it appears, bought a van to live in.  We both were able to live the American dream.  The time travel machine that Uncle Rico bought on line does not work.  It appears the only way we can go back to that year is in our minds as we listen to popular tunes of that year.  This week on WRCO FM 100.9, we will be featuring a few tracks from the Summer of '82.  I am postive that this statement is biased, however, 1982 was the best year of the decade for music.  As I was preparing that Summer to leave the farm for the first time and go off to broadcast school,  some of the songs my girl friend and me were listening to included:  Heat Of The Moment-Asia,  Crimson and Clover-Joan Jett,  Did It In a Minute-Hall & Oates,  Fantasy-Aldo Nova,  Caught Up In You-.38 Special,  My Girl-Donnie Iris,  Play The Game Tonight-Kansas,  Only The Lonely-The Motels,  Dancing In The Street-Van Halen,  I Found Somebody-Glenn Frey,  and Still They Ride-Journey.  That is a playlist that can help me in my case for '82 being the best year for '80's music.   Saturday night during WRCO's Those Were The Days radio show, you can go back with us to the fifties through the eighties between six and midnight.  The trivia games will highlight our six hour tribute to the best music every pressed on vinyl.  I hope you can join the party on FM 100.9 this weekend.

Phil

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May
27

Out Of School In 1973

In the Summer of 1973 I was employed unloading hay for 25 cents a load.  If we had a good day,  I could afford to blow it all on two 45 records!  There were so many great songs to waste your haying money on during that Summer.  I was still making mix tapes on a reel to reel tape machine.  My cassette recorder was still a year away.  Some of my faves on the radio included:  Little Willy-Sweet,  Stuck In The Middle With You-Stealers Wheel,  The Cisco Kid-War,  No More Mr. Nice Guy-Alice Cooper,  One Of A Kind (Love Affair)-Spinners,  Long Train Running-Doobie Brothers,  Shambala-Three Dog Night,  Kodachrome-Paul Simon,  and Back When My Hair Was Short-Gunhill Road.  What a great time for Top Forty radio!  It was fun to stay up late.  That is when WLS radio out of Chicago came in the best. You could hear them play the most requested songs of the day. They opened the playlist up a little more at night. Although Chicago seemed a million miles a way to a kid in Southwest Wisconsin, it made me feel like I was little cooler because I Iistened.    This week during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9, I will spin a few of those fantastic 45's that I bought in the Summer of '73.  I will be in the studio to play all of your requests from the fifities through the eighties.  We are lining up some classic trivia questions, so get ready!  

Phil

 

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May
20

Rock And Roll Duos

Saturday night during Those Were The Days, I will be paying tribute to some of the great rock and roll duos.  We could play six hours of songs recorded by a pair of artists through the years.  Hall and Oates have been the most successful during the rock and roll era.  The Everly Brothers were the pioneers of dual harmony with their sibling voices which blended so well.  Other favorite Those Were The Days dous include:  Sam and Dave,  Righteous Brothers,  Carpenters,  Chad and Jeremy,  Peter and Gordon,  Simon and Garfunkel, Sonny and Cher, and Ike and Tina.  During WRCOs'  Those Were The Days we will play all of your favorite requests from the fifties through the eighties.  Ring us up and ask for a dedication.  You can impress your out of town friends when you request a song for them or win a trivia contest.  Keep your social distance and have a great holiday weekend with WRCO FM 100.9.   Thanks for all of the fun last Saturday night.

Phil

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May
13

Back 60 To 1960!

This Saturday night on WRCOs'  Those Were The Days, we will fly back to the year of 1960.  Many songs were on the charts that we still play on the radio after all of these years.  Top songs included:  Stuck On You-Elvis,  Cathy's Clown-Everly Brothers,  Lonely Weekends-Charlie Rich,  Wild One-Bobby Rydell,  Finger Poppin' Time-Hank Ballard, and Cherry Pie-Skip and Flip. It will be fun to travel back to a more innocent time.   I will look forward to being back for a live show Saturday night.  We have received good feedback for the show that was on Memorex last weekend.  It was indeed an amazing countdown of essential classic rock songs and there was not a bad one in the bunch.  It was a great family night for me and we even had the radio on for some jams as we social distanced at home.  I was tired and ready for bed by 9:30!  This Saturday I will get my nap and drink a couple of Ski soda pops.  That will keep the rock and roll party going until Midnight.  Perhaps you will win one of the trivia challenges.  Those Were The Days will be heard between six and Midnight this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.

Phil

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May
06

Essential Classic Rock Countdown

This week on WRCO FM 100.9, I will have the pleasure of counting down the best Classic Rock songs of all time.  I have thousands to back up the 'best' label.  Courtesy of ForgottenHits.com this list was compiled last year.  Here is some of the background from Kent Kotal of F.H.  

as voted on by Classic Rock Fans from all over the country.

We monitored 30 Classic Rock Stations from 20 major cities across America for 100 days, documenting their daily play lists ...
We factored in six of those stations who ran Top 500 Memorial Day Countdowns ...
We factored in other published lists, not limited to Sirius / XM, Rolling Stone, Ultimate Classic Rock and others ...
We factored in downloads for all nominated tracks ... nearly 5000 titles in all were nominated before we pared the list down to The Top 3333 Most Essential Classic Rock Tracks Of All-Time.
But most importantly, we factored in the votes of Classic Rock Nation ...
And, when all was said and done, just under one million votes and/or points were tabulated to determine the rankings shown in the final list.
 
Thanks, Kent.  This Saturday night on Those Were The Days I will play the Forgotten Hits-Top 50 Essential Classics plus several extras.  Join me between six and midnight on WRCO FM 100.9.   Get your pen and paper ready and write them down.  This could be the ultimate playlist for your favorite listening device.  This is one of the best countdowns I have ever been a part of!   I will not be taking your requests this week.  That feature will return next Saturday night.   Stay well!  Keep on rockin'.
 
Phil


 

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