Blog
2 minutes reading time (356 words)

Fun In the Sun In '81

Saturday night on WRCO I will be spinning more of the greatest vinyl hits of all time during Those Were The Days.  Our chart will come from the third week of July in 1981.  It was the Summer before my Senior year of high school and I consider it one of the great times of my life.  There was hay to make, softball to play,  friends to socialize with,  black cap pie to eat, and great tunes on the radio.  There were trips to Dog n' Suds, and Richland Center area stores in hopes of getting a date with the young ladies that worked there.  I am sure they were impressed with a 'high water' pants farm boy!  Some of the tunes that I was cranking in the '75 Ford Maverick included:  This Little Girl-Gary U.S. Bonds,  The Stroke-Billy Squier,  Don't Let Him Go-REO Speedwagon,  Urgent-Foreigner,  Tom Sawyer-Rush,  and Fire and Ice-Pat Benatar.  One of the best songs of the year was The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) by the Greg Kihn Band.  We blasted that tune every time it came on the radio.  Music has the power to transport you back to a time and place. When I hear some of the songs from that time, I am transported back to pulling loads of hay with the farm truck while the sweet Top 40 sounds crackled out of the AM radio speaker.  My dad was never pleased when I would not jump out of the truck right away so that I could hear the conclusion of a song! 

Those Were the Days will be here for you on Saturday night with the best of the fifties through the eighties on FM 100.9 and wrco.com.  The magic cow bell will ring before of our trivia questions and I guarantee that we will have some fun.  It is thrilling to know that people are listening outside of Wisconsin and it is rewarding to know that they are listening at the Starlite 14 Drive-In or at a milking barn in Hillsboro. Give me a call or send us a message Saturday night between six and midnight.

Phil

×
Stay Informed

When you subscribe to the blog, we will send you an e-mail when there are new updates on the site so you wouldn't miss them.

Hotter Than July Hits Of 1977
Summer Of 1974
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, December 03 2022

Captcha Image

Recent Comments

Guest - Deborah K. Warming Up In 1979
November 22 2022
Last weeks show brought home many memories. I heard many songs that don’t often play. It is good t...
Guest - oldies dave Cool Kids Halloween Party!
October 28 2022
I have always loved Haunted House by 'Jumpin' Gene Simmons (not the Kiss guy). The Halloween songs ...
Guest - Amy d. A Love Note To 1972
September 23 2022
I graduated from high school in 1972. It was a great era to grow up. Thanks for the show.
Guest - Jen S. Dirty Dancing Is 35!
August 20 2022
Dirty Dancing is my all time favorite movie. Yeah!
Guest - Dave B. Party With the Beach Boys
August 05 2022
I love the Beach Boys! I am glad to see you spotlighting them. My favorites are some of the late 6...
Guest - Terri Nee-Holtz Rock n' Rodeo Hits
June 09 2022
Sister Mary said you were discussing the cheese roll. My daughter attended it. Said it was "wild m...
Guest - Debbie Stafslien Let's Try 1982 Again
April 23 2022
1982 was a dynamite year for music. MTV was a driving force. When I watch old clips i can’t believ...
Guest - Shelly 1977 April Hits
April 08 2022
1977 was a great year for albums. ELO-Out Of The Blue and Meatloaf were among my faves.
Guest - Donna Clements Little River Band With Phil
February 13 2022
The Little River Band and me I have been following the little River band since early 80s when you pl...
Guest - Craig Woodhouse Sitting By The Radio In 1972
January 14 2022
Although not a 1972 song, I'll make my request now for "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes. This is probab...