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Rock n' Roll For Mama

During our Saturday night program on FM 100.9 and, we will remember our moms.  I am very fortunate to still have my mom in my life.  She was a teacher in a one room school.   She was able to keep order for all 8 grades.  Years later when I was born, mom was already prepared to discipline me if she needed!  She realized my love of music and would use that to help my behavior.  Many of my 89 cent 45 records came from bribes to behave and get good grades,  take my bath, or get my hair cut with no fuss.  One time she even bought me the 3 record set 'Wings Over America'  by Paul McCartney and Wings when she realized that my allowance would not be able to afford such a purchase.  Mom has listened to the radio all her life and remembers the day that WRCO first signed on the air back in the fall of 1949 when she was a first year student at the Richland County Teachers College.  She still has the radio on 24/7 and even has listened to Those Were The Days for all of these years.  On the Saturday night show, I will play a few songs with mom or mama in the title including:  That's All Right Mama-Elvis,  Mama Told Me Not To Come-Three Dog Night,  Mamma Mia-ABBA,  Mama Can't Buy You Love-Elton John,  Mother In Law-Ernie K. Doe, Mothers Little Helper-Rolling Stones, and I'll Always Love My Mama-Intruders. 

You will be able to request anything that fits the format of fifties through the eighties rock and roll.  I still get new songs and new country requested every week.  Those Were The Days has been on the air since 1986 and we have never strayed from classic Top 40 and rock format.  Not that those other songs are not good, it is just that Saturday night is the time to shine a light on tunes that we can only play once a week.  Perhaps you will win one of our six trivia prizes Saturday night between six and midnight. Win one for your mama.  Happy Mothers Day weekend.


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