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Happy Birthday Tommy Roe

Tommy Roe has been a long time friend of WRCO and Those Were The Days.  The station played his 60's songs when they were brand new.  Tommy was a featured performer at a show we hosted at Richland Center High School back in 2005 along with Bobby Vee and the Crickets (what a show it was). His song 'Sweet Pea' was the song my daughter and I used for the dad-daughter dance at her wedding.  It was her favorite song when she was a little girl and I used to play it on the radio for her.   He has been my phone guest several times and will join me again this Saturday night to talk about his new music project and a new major label record deal.  Tommy Roe turned eighty this past week and his new song is called '80'.  We will give his tunes the spotlight during our retro Saturday on FM 100.9 and wrco.com.

Back in the school days, we would get out of school for the Summer around the middle of May.  The fun would begin and music was always a big part of it when I was a 'wee Nee'.  The radio was always on and the songs of Spring and Summer still take me back to those care free days.  I bought a radio that bolted on my bike handlebars and it worked okay until you rode under a powerline or were near an electric fence.  We had an old tube radio in the barn that took about 2 minutes to warm up before it would come on blaring.  That is where I heard many songs that I still love.  It was only an AM radio so we had 1450 (WRCO AM) tuned in.  When my dad wasn't around or not paying attention, I would tune it slightly to 1400 (WISM) out of Madison.  They had a great playlist of top tunes and songs that were only big in the Badger State. The old truck radio could tune in far off signals at night and sometimes I would sit in the cab and try to find the station that was farthest from my home in rural Richland Center.  I used to dream about playing those same songs on my radio show.  That is what I have been doing since 1986!  Join me for trivia, 50's thru 80's music and special guest Tommy Roe Saturday night between six and midnight on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco.com.

:Phil

 

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