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Where Were You In '72?

During 2022 we will on occassion go back fifty years and remember the hits and stories of 1972.  Saturday night during our Those Were The Days radio show we will recall the hits during Spring of '72.  I was a child prodigy of the radio and could name most Top Forty hits after hearing just a few notes, and could tell you the frequencies of the AM stations that were playing the latest songs.  Public schools let students out for the Summer sooner than they do now.  By this time in the month of May, I was settling in for a Summer of farming and surfing (the radio dial). There was nothing better than a black cherry popsicle (with 2 sticks),  a swim in the Willow Creek,  a trip to Richland Center to check out the latest 45's,  a visit to Gus's Gas Station for a Mallow Cup and a Hillbilly brand grape pop, or a nice day at the old farm house as I played records on our portable record player on the porch.  Some of my favorite songs from the Spring of 1972 include:  Run, Run, Run- Jo Jo Gunne,  Family Of Man-Three Dog Night,  Doctor My Eyes-Jackson Browne,  Oh Girl-Chi-Lites, It's Going To Take Some Time-Carpenters,  I'll Take You There-Staple Singers,  Baby Blue-Badfinger,  Rocket Man-Elton John, Too Late To Turn Back Now-Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose,  and You Could Have Been A Lady-April Wine.

We continue to hear from listeners that listen to our Saturday night stream here at wrco.com.  Last week we had a request from Seattle, Washington!  We will be spinning all of the hits from the fifties through the eighties between six and midnight.  When you hear the 'Magic Cowbell' take the trivia challenge and win from our awesome sponsors.  Those Were The Days will be live and local again Saturday night between six and midnight.  I hope to hear from you.

Phil

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