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Songs About Radio

Through the years there have been many songs written about the medium of radio, d.j's, dedications,  listening to the radio, and radio stations.  Saturday night on WRCOs'  Those Were the Days, I will dig out a few of those tunes.  I am a radio geek and have been since the early 70's.  My Panasonic AM radio was my night time friend.  I would attempt to find a cool sounding station and mark where it was on the dial.  Many times the next night that station was not there.  It had just faded in from somewhere in North America.  On cold winter nights I could sometimes hear signals out of Canada with French speaking announcers who would play English singing artists and groups. Even better than the music of the time was the d.j.'s with their frantic deliveries. 

Many have written tunes about listening to the radio.  Some of my faves include:  Life Is A Rock (but the radio rolled me)-Reunion,  Clap For the Wolfman-Guess Who,  Last D.J.-Tom Petty,  Yesterday Once More-Carpenters,  FM (No Static)-Steely Dan,  Radio Ga Ga-Queen,  Pilot of the Airwaves-Charlie Dore,  Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?-Ramones,  The Spirit of the Radio-Rush,  and Video Killed the Radio Star-Buggles.  I will play a few of these on Saturday night on FM 100.9 and between six and midnight.  If you have any suggestions for radio related songs, please give me a call.  I will be playing all of your requested hits Saturday night during Those Were the Days.  

While I wish the green and gold had one more NFL game this season, they would have blocked our TWTD show because they would have played late Saturday afternoon if they had beaten the Lions.  On the bright side, we will be on with our full six hour rock and roll party!   I will look forward to it all week!


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January 1983
1973 From the Nee


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