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Oct
17

This Weeks Good Stuff

This Saturday night we will flash back to a weekend in October 1977. Hear from Fleetwood Mac, Firefall, Peter Frampton, Steve Miller Band, and Andy Gibb. Those are just a few of the artists that will be featured. According to Joel Whitburn's book,' Pop Annual', these were the top artists of 1977. 1. Fleetwood Mac 2. Leo Sayer 3. Steve Miller Band 4. Stevie Wonder 5. Eagles 6. KC & The Sunshine Band 7. Bee Gees 8. Rose Royce 9. Linda Rondstadt 10. Barry Manilow. Artists that made their Top 40 debuts in 1977 included: Jennifer Warnes, Genesis, Foreigner, Andy Gibb, Peter Gabriel, REO Speedwagon, Kenny Loggins, Chic, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The request line will be open for you to request a song and we will be playing trivia. We will have a high school sports broadcast on Saturday for a time. Join us before and after the sporting event for more of your favorites of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s on WRCO FM 100.9. Here is something really cool! Just by reading this blog, you will already know the answer to one of Saturday nights trivia questions. During 1977 many people thought the Beatles had reunited. There was a group getting played on the radio known as Klaatu. The group sold a few records partly because of the suspicious Beatles fans. They were actually a trio from Canada. The two sided hit that was getting played was Sub-Rosa Subway and Calling Occupants (which was also recorded by the Carpenters in 1977). On Saturday night I will ask you this question. Where did the group Klaatu get its name? The answer--the movie The Day The Earth Stood Still. Klaatu was the central character of the 1951 science fiction film. Be ready to say The Day The Earth Stood Still on Saturday night and win a prize from the bag of goodies.l Call me on Saturday night at 647-4155. Leave a message or a suggestion for a show on this blog. Phil-WRCO

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Oct
12

This Week On TWTD

I have had the great opportunity to interview many of the legends of the first 35 years of rock and roll.  This week  I got the rare chance to talk with Clarence Carter.  It was a real treat and I look forward to featuring some of his comments on this Saturday nights program. 

Clarence was born in 1938 in Montgomery, Alabama.  He has been blind since the age of 11.  The loss of sight did not prevent him from becoming an accomplished musician.  His first major hit was 'Slip Away' in 1968 which hit number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.  His biggest hit came two years later in 1970 when the song 'Patches' made it to number 4.  The song could have been Clarence Carter's life story, however, it was written by another one time Those Were The Days guest General Johnson.  Clarence Carter is still making music today and is looking for another hit.  Hear about his past hits and what he is doing now on this weeks show. 

 

We will also play trivia, feature song dedications,  and have another rock and roll party this Saturday night.  Request a song and try to stump the d.j. !  I love it when that happens.  You can win great prizes and impress your friends, family, and me.   The show starts shortly after 6:00 and runs until Midnight on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night.  We hope to hear from you this week and weekend.

 

Phil

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Oct
09

Thanks For the Memories!

It was a great night of music and fun. Thanks to WRCO alums Dave, Adam, Todd, and Chad. I hope they enjoyed the reunion of the Solid Gold dancers. It was a memorable night for me. Thanks to everyone who listened. Phil

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Oct
06

Saturday Night Interview With Ron Fruit

This weeks show will start as soon as the Riverdale homecoming football game with Boscobel is done.  Ron Fruit will stop by to chat about my 25 wonderful seasons of fun hosting Those Were the Days.  I am normally not  the one who gets interviewed!  The rest of the night we will feature the usual blend of music and goofy stuff.

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Oct
03

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