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Summer Hits and Coney Dogs

If you have listened to my Those Were the Days radio program, you know that I have a nostalgic craving for Dog N' Suds cuisine from time to time.  There was a franchise in Richland Center when I was growing up.  I became addicted to their coney dogs and occasionally a Texas burger.  There are not many Dog N' Suds restaurants left.  For my coney fix, I have to drive to Tomahawk, Wisconsin or Richmond, Illinois.  I have visited the Richmond site a few times over the years and I have to say that when I chew on a coney, I am magically back in 1979.  During those long ago summer days, we would spend time baling hay and doing all the chores on the farm and than cruising to the drive in for some nourishment before night time milking.  The radio was always blasting all the hits of the day as we flexed our muscles trying to impress the car hops (they were not). Some of the tunes from the Summer of '79 that remain favorites of mine include:  I Want You To Want Me-Cheap Trick,  Renegade-Styx,  Rock N' Roll Fantasy-Bad Company,  Heart Of Glass-Blondie,  Dance The Night Away-Van Halen,  Gold-John Stewart,  I Was Made For Lovin You-Kiss,  Blow Away-George Harrison,  and Love Takes Time-Orleans.  

I look forward to spinning your requests from the fifties through the eighties on Saturday night between six and midnight on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco.com.  We will feature some fun trivia and memories of 1979.  You could win some cool prizes including tickets to the upcoming Wisconsin State Rodeo finals which will happen next weekend (June 10th, 11th, and 12th).  I hope to hear from you during Those Were The Days Saturday night.  I wont be able to have any coney dogs flown in, but the tunes will be tasty!

Phil

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