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Radio School 1982

In the summer of 1982, I was prepping to go to Trans American School of Broadcasting.  My old buddy Marty Richards and I loaded his Ford Courier pickup and moved to Wausau in August.  There were some wild times had by all and someday we can write a book about the pranks that were pulled.  It has been forty years and I am not sure that the statuate of limitations would allow us to proceed with that yet.  It was a great time to be a young rapscallion.  There was a new television channel that we did not get on the farmers 3 package back in Ithaca.  We suddenly went from 3 to 40 channels, however, most of the time we just watched one.  MTV was less than a year on the air and we watched videos 24/7 when we weren't  playing arcade games at the Schofield Shopko mall.  Some of my favorite songs while I was playing Donkey Kong included: Heat Of the Moment-Asia,  Let It Whip-Dazz Band,  Crimson and Clover-Joan Jett,  When It's Over-Loverboy,  Kids In America-Kim Wilde,  Juke Box Hero-Foreigner,  Fantasy-Aldo Nova,  Hurts So Good-John Cougar, 867-5309 (Jenny)-Tommy Tutone, Don't Talk to Strangers-Rick Springfield, (Oh) Pretty Woman-Van Halen  and The Other Woman-Ray Parker Jr.  

During Those Were the Days on WRCO Saturday night, I will be playing the biggest songs from the summer of 1982.  Hear the best of the fifties through the eighties between six and midnight.  I will delve into the cassette tape archives for interview highlights from some of our memorable guests through the years.  We will not be taking requests this time.  It has been since March since I have taken a family night and this weekend we will celebrate a wedding and my little grandaughter will get her first flower girl gig.  I hope you will save your requests for next Saturday night when we return.  Thanks for supporting the show since 1986.


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