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Those Were The Days Returns! 1969 Spotlight

After two weeks of Green Bay preseason football, it will be time to take those old records off the shelf.  I am so excited to play fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties music on the radio again and that will happen Saturday night on FM 100.9.  The request line will be open for you to dedicate a song during this holiday weekend.  We will also pull out a few hits from this weekend in 1969!  As little Phil was getting on the kindergarten bus that Fall, there were many great hits on the radio including:  Sweet Caroline-Neil Diamond,  Honky Tonk Woman-Rolling Stones,  Green River-C.C.R., Sugar Sugar-Archies (a favorite among the kindergarten class at Neptune school),  and Lay Lady Lay-Bob Dylan.  On Saturday morning I would watch the Curtis Matthis television set and see shows like The Banana Splits (tra la la la la la la tra la la la la la la).   The first episodes of Scooby Doo were also airing and I loved the Captain Crunch commercials that encouraged me to bug Dad at Wilson's Grocery Store in Richland Center to buy a box.  There was probably an action figure or a treasure map inside.  Growing up in the country is a great thing for a youngster.  My childhood seems magical as I look back on it now.  Those of us that grew up on a farm sometimes felt isolated and far away from excitement.  That is where the radio came in.  Listening to local radio and those far off signals late at night gave us a taste of what was happening in places we had only read about.  I am proud to say that I have now passed 31 years of working in radio and hopefully that will continue for a long time.  The medium of radio has meant so much to me for my entire life.   Thank you for being a part of it.  Perhaps we can talk on Saturday night when Those Were The Days will be back on WRCO FM 100.9?

Phil

D.J. Practice In The Fall Of 1982
Green And Gold But No Solid Gold
 

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