Phil Nee

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Fall Of 1983 Mix Tape Highlights

Back in 1983 I was a mix tape king!  Making tapes with the top hits, oldies, and foolish skits mixed together, was what I lived for.  Once in a while I would put together a tape and send it to a radio station.  While my demos were not very good, I did get a couple of part time offers.  Most were offering a few hours a week for minimum wage in a far away town.  How was a young guy suppose to pay rent, buy the latest 45 r.p.m. records, and a bottle of Ski?   I was helping on the farm during the day and playing my little records at bars, high school record hops, and parties at night.  Some of the most popular songs in the Fall of 1983 included: Burning Down The House-Talking Heads,  Delirious-Prince,  Don't Cry-Asia,  (She's) Sexy + 17-Stray Cats,  Safety Dance-Men Without Hats, Uptown Girl-Billy Joel, Modern Love-David Bowie,  Heart and Soul-Huey Lewis, and She Works Hard For the Money-Donna Summer.   MTV was the number one place for music lovers to discover new music months before it would hit the charts.  I would watch  videos and the next day march to the Music Shop in downtown Richland Center where I would order the latest hits for the dances.   This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9, I will be cranking out a few hits from 1983.  After going on a long weekend tour to visit friends last weekend,  I will be back to host a live edition of Those Were The Days Saturday night.  Please give a call if you are within range of our signal.  The Solid Gold Dancers and me will be hosting the festivities with trivia and all kinds of jumping hits!  This Saturday night between six and midnight WRCO FM 100.9 will have the live radio light on for you.  Lets party like it's 1983.


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