Phil Nee

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Spring And Those Were The Days Will Arrive Soon!

I am excited about the arrivial of Spring.  The cold March winds keep slapping me in the face this week.  Perhaps some warm Spring songs on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night will motivate Mother Nature to bring on the next season. During our  Those Were The Days radio program, we will play a few Spring related songs from the fifties through the eighties.  One of the earliest rock and roll songs that paid tribute to the new season came from a group of local guys.  They were known as the Kollege Kings and later were renamed Vilas Craig and the ViCounts.  A record called Spring Fever was recorded in April of 1959 at Kay Bank Studios in Minneapolis.  This has been requested during the Saturday night show often over the years.  Many remember seeing Vilas and the band play live around Wisconsin.  Others like the sound of a record that was a hard rocking song and perhaps ahead of its time.  There are other songs that remind me of Spring even though the lyrics don't have anyting to do with the season.  That first time I could ride my Huffy bike (which featured a banana seat) following a long Winter was heavenly for a young boy.  I would strap my Panasonic radio to the back and try to catch some tunes while I rode to the main road.  My dad would be working in the tractor shed getting ready to turn some soil and plant the oats.  It is amazing how certain songs can paint a picture in your mind that is very vivid even though it may have been forty to forty-five yeears ago.  I will be spinning some tunes on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night that will paint memories.  We will be playing trivia and taking your requests.  Celebrate Spring, St Patrick's Day,  the weekend, family and friends, or whatever you want!  Just make sure you tune in WRCOs' Those Were The Days on FM 100.9.  It could get wild this Saturday night!


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Saturday, May 30 2020

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