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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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