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Remembering 1987 On T.W.T.D.

Back in the Spring of 1987, I was a new dj on WRCO and was planning a wedding to the lovely June.  I had finished my six month stint as the host of the WRCO Top Forty night time show.  I loved that gig, however, it was time to move to afternoons with the chance to do more sports broadcasts at night. Marv Erdmann and Dave Turk took over the night time hours on WRCO.  As the music director,  my job was to preview all of the new music and decide whether it was air worthy.  Record companies were still sending new music through the mail on 45 r.p.m. records.  This would be fazed out in the next couple of years as cassette and cd singles would take over.   When I hear music from 1987, I can still see the record labels.  Each radio station single had a tag on it which would list the month it was released and the intro time. This meant that the d.j. could talk over the instrumental music before the singer started singing.  There was a box in the radio booth that contained all of the latest records.  Sometimes dj's and their friends would come by and borrow a record.  This made it difficult if you were doing a countdown show...'and the number 4 song is....I am sorry, someone borrowed that one'.  Some of my faves from the Spring of '87 include:  The Final Countdown-Europe,  Don't Dream It's Over-Crowded House,  Midnight Blue-Lou Gramm,  Livin On A Prayer-Bon Jovi, Light of Day-Joan Jett, and I Wanna Go Back-Eddie Money.

This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 and dot com,  Those Were The Days will take you back to the late 1980's.  You can request any of your favorites from the 1950's through the 80's.  Make sure to listen for the 'Magic Cow Bell'.  Everytime that rings, that means it is trivia time.  I hope you will join me for some fun on Saturday night between six and midnight.

Phil

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