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Pretend That You're a D.J.

When my parents bought me a Panasonic cassette tape recorder in 1974, I suddenly began creating make believe radio shows.  We owned a small reel to reel machine before that, however, with only about 10 minutes available for recording, it made for short mix tapes.  The cassette opened up the possiblity of 30, 45, or even 60 minutes per side.  For a few years I had dreamed about one day being on the radio.  When I saw the movie American Graffitti and Wolfman Jack, it made me even more sure of what I wanted to do for a job.  I began doing pretend radio shows on tape.  With the help of several K-tel greatest hits records, I could recap the hits of the year for 1971 through 1974.   A few of these tapes have survived.  During a recent converstation with a listener of Those Were the Days, they suggested that I feature some of those tapes.  It may be a bit embarrassing, but I have decided to play back a few of those examples of 12 year old Phil Nee practicing to be a big time radio d.j.!  Had I known that someday those tapes would be on an actual radio station, I would have worked harder at sounding better.   It should be a great deal of fun and I hope you enjoy it.

This Saturday night young man Phil Nee will meet old man Phil Nee during Those Were the Days on WRCO FM 100.9 and We will be taking your phone calls if you have a request.  You could be the winner of a trivia prize if you solve our nostalgic puzzles.  Our stories behind the songs will focus on a couple of famous songs with girls names in their titles.  We will head to the interview archives and tell you how the song Suzie-Q came to be and one of the great hits from summertime 1972 (50 years ago!!) , Brandy (You're a Fine Girl).  It is suppose to be a nice weather weekend and Those Were the Days will provide you with a great soundtrack from beautiful southwest Wisconsin.


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