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Help me assemble an awesome playlist this Saturday night for Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  The best of the fifties through the eighties will live again in the dairy air of Southwest Wisconsin.  Last week you really gave me some great tunes to look for.  It is even more fun when songs are requested that we seldom hear.  One of the special features this week will be an in studio interview recorded recently with Bert Koelbl who was a member of Underground Sunshine.  They were a group from the Montello Wisconsin area which made it all the way to American Bandstand in 1969.  Their version of the Beatles 'Birthday' was played on many stations and it went number one in a lot of cities. I always like the followup single (which was written by David Gates) called Don't Shut Me Out.  Check out youtube for video of the groups Bandstand appearance.  Hear some inside tidbits from Bert.  He stopped by WRCO radio promoting his new solo cd called Silly Reasons.  It is a very good mix of folk, rock, and country songs.  You can find out more at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Play trivia with us and have a great time listening to the radio.  We bring the old days back every Saturday night during WRCOs' Those Were The Days.

 

Phil

This Saturday night we will say happy birthday to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys on WRCOs' Those Were The Days.  Hear some of the best Beach Boys tunes on FM 100.9 along with anything you request from the pop charts of the 1950s through the 1980s.  I recently saw the movie 'Love And Mercy' which is a bio-pic about Brian Wilson and his genius and personal demons.  I have read mixed reviews about it.  I really liked the movie especially the 60's Brian Wilson when he was creating classics in the studio for the Beach Boys.  Films about the era that have all of the visuals always appeal to me.  There may be some Hollywood tweaks to the story, but the music is incredible!  Overall I give it a thumbs up. You should go see it if you get the chance.

I hope you will join the family of Those Were The Days radio listeners during this Saturday nights program between 6 and Midnight. 

 

Phil

Summertime Fun In 1972

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This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will stop and park for a time in the year of 1972.  We will hear such songs as: Sylvia's Mother-Dr. Hook, Nice To Be With You-Gallery, Oh Girl-Chi-Lites, Rocket Man-Elton John, and one hit wonders like How Do You Do by Mouth and MacNeal.  All the kids were singing along with Alice Cooper.  Schools Out was a brand new 45 in '72. As these songs played in my head, dad was getting out the haying equipment.  The rest of the Summer featured some hard work.  My parents paid me 25 cents per wagon of hay I helped unload.  If I finished 14 to 16 loads, I was ready to go to Richland Center and blow my earnings on a new album.  I helped pay the Osmond families' dentist by buying their records. 

I will be taking your requests and dedications this weekend during Those Were The Days.  Give me a call and lets have some fun!  In a town where you can still go roller skating.  You can still see an outdoor movie and you can still call the radio dj and talk with them about playing a song.  Join me for Those Were The Days this Saturday night between 6 p and Midnight.

 

Phil

608 647-4155

 

 

Rockabilly Hits On Those Were The Days

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Saturday night on WRCO FM you will hear a few of the best 'Rockabilly' tunes of all time.  This is a genre of music that never seems to go away.  Our faves include:  Ooby Dooby by Roy Orbison,  Be Bop A Lula-Gene Vincent,  Baby Lets Play House-Elvis, Hello Mary Lou-Rick Nelson, and several tracks from Wanda Jackson.  Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets is often requested on the show.  It came out originally in 1954 which makes it one of the oldest songs we get requests for during Those Were The Days. Hear coments from author Sheree Homer.  She will talk about her 3rd book 'Dig That Beat' which features interviews with thirty-nine artists.  

I look forward to hearing from you on Saturday night when we open the phone line for requests (608) 647-4155.  Last week we set the record for number of requests during Those Were The Days and I stopped taking them during the last hour of the program.  Get ready for the trivia games as well during this Saturday nights Those Were The Days radio show.

 

Phil

Where Were You In '82?

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Join WRCO FM 100.9 for Pop Radios' greatest hits from the fifties through the eighties this Saturday night.  On Those Were The Days this weekend I will again be going back to the 'Phil Nee Era'.  We will go parking in 1982 with big radio hits including:  867-5309 (Jenny)-Tommy Tutone, Heat Of The Moment-Asia,  Don't Talk To Strangers-Rick Springfield, and more.  It was the year that they let me graduate from high school.  What a great time to be young!  It was a sad time at I.H.S. but not for our teachers (they seemed very happy).  I would spend the Summer preparing for Trans American School Of Broadcasting by playing Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, and Frogger.  It was the first time that I saw MTV and I wanted to be a VJ someday.  I bought a second pair of headphones so my girl friend and me could both listen to my cassette Walkman at the same time.  It was fun to mobile dj with my high school buddy, Marty, with 2 turntables, and a cassette player.

I hope you will tune in for more memories and music this Saturday night.  The request line will be available and you can take the trivia challenge on this weeks Those Were The Days.

 

Philip Nee

Class Of 1982

 

p.s.  Have a neat Summer.  Maybe we can party sometime.  It has been fun having classes with you.  Stay Cool.

What is your favorite music decade?

Recent Comments

1973 is one of the best years for popular music! I am glad you will be there Saturday.
bobbyc
See you next year Phil. Happy New Year to you and all the staff.
Jeff Peper
I wanted to be in Karen Valentines class room at Walt Whitman High School. I would have behaved in ...
I loved to watch television in 1970. I wasn't a Marsha Marsha fan as much as I was a fan of Karen V...
Dave V
I love 1976 tunes. The Bi-Centenial and everything was painted red, white, and blue. I recall heari...
Joe Ebral
The Woodstock Festival has always fascinated me. Thanks for doing a show about it. It is good to h...
Greg S.
Thanks Steve. I am very thankful that there are folks out in radio land that can relate to my madne...
30.06.2014 in The Summer Of 1979
I thoroughly enjoy your Saturday evening programming; especially when I have to make the long drive ...
steve sheski
29.06.2014 in The Summer Of 1979
Hi Phil, could you play something from Eddie & the Cruisers. Maybe, Tender years? Thank you for th...
Jennifer
I love that tune. I remember hearing that in high school.
George