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Thirty Years Of Those Were The Days

It seems like maybe ten years have gone by since I first played an old record on a new radio program called 'Those Were The Days'.  The first official Saturday night program aired on October 11, 1986.  Where does the time go?  This program has been such a blast through the years.  Each week it seems I am talking to a first time caller and there are listeners who were listening that first night.  It is my hope and goal that we are able to keep it going for a few more years!  Thanks to you for listening and to Ron and Beth Fruit for giving me a great place to work and the opportunity to play from my record collection each Saturday night.  I will be in the building Saturday night to take your requests and play trivia.  A look back at October of 1986 will be among our special features.  We will find out what was hot and happening when Those Were The Days first went on the air.  I was playing some of those songs when they were brand new. Thirty years later they are old enough to be played on Saturday night!  In 1986 the Monkees were playing on MTV and there were many requests for their music. The song Stand By Me by Ben E. King was a Top Forty hit and was an oldie at the same time after the movie of the same name was released.  During the next year Dirty Dancing soundtrack songs were big and Richie Valens tunes from the LaBamba soundtrack were hot.  There have been many trends through the years that have been fun to be a part of.  We have made the transition from records, cassettes, and radio station carts to cds and computers.  It has been an amazing thirty years.  We still have at least 21 or more years to go to break Ray Schroeder's Rem. With Ray record for the number of years on WRCO.

 

Phil

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