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1977 April Hits

In the Spring of 1977 I began my baseball career as a back up right fielder on the Ithaca Junior High baseball team.  It was a difficult position to play with a glove on one hand and my other hand holding up my pants.  As I patroled the outfield, many songs were playing in my head.  Some of my favorites from April of 1977 include:  Lido Shuffle-Boz Scaggs,  Couldn't Get It Right-Climax Blues Band,  Do Ya-E.L.O. ,  Calling Dr. Love-Kiss,  Night Moves-Bob Seger,  Hotel California-Eagles,  The Things We Do For Love-10cc,  So In To You-Atlanta Rhythm Section,  Carry On Wayward Son-Kansas, and Heard It In A Love Song-Marshall Tucker Band.  For those that think that Disco music dominated the airwaves, they were not there.  That music got a lot of play (and I still like some of it), but there was a good variety of styles making the Hot 100.
When I finished with my night time chores, I would sit by my Panasonic Stereo with a BSR turntable, cassette player/recorder and AM/FM tuner.  It was there that I would scan the radio dial and try to catch some of my favorite tunes.  One of my favorite stations for stealing the hits was D.93 out of Dubuque (now KAT FM).  They played many songs that would not be big hits nationwide.  I also taped songs heard on WRCO,  Z-104 and WISM out of Madison, and WLS out of Chicago.  

This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 and that former Junior High back-up right fielder will be spinning the fiftties through the eighties hits.  I look forward to hearing from you between six and midnight and perhaps you will take one of our trivia challenges.  The name of the show is Those Were The Days.  I will also remember a friend of the program, Bobby Rydell, who passed away this week.  I will be waiting all week for Saturday night!


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Guest - Shelly on Friday, April 08 2022 08:30
Great vinyl in '77

1977 was a great year for albums. ELO-Out Of The Blue and Meatloaf were among my faves.

1977 was a great year for albums. ELO-Out Of The Blue and Meatloaf were among my faves.
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