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On April 12th, 1954, Bill Haley And His Comets recorded "Rock Around The Clock" for Decca Records.  It is considered the first rock and roll song to top the charts.  This week on WRCOs' Those Were The Days we will remember that great history making tune. From our golden vault of interviews, hear from James Myers who was one of the writers of the song, and Marshall Lytle who was a member of Bill Haley's Comets.  We will say happy birthday to David Cassidy and John Kay of Steppenwolf.  Get ready to win some cool stuff when we play trivia.  Your classic rock and roll requests are only a phone call away Saturday night.  I hope to hear from you.  Our ratings should be better this week because we will not be going head to head with the Badger men's basketball team! 

 

Phil-WRCO TWTD

Spring 1976 Radio Hits

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What was I doing in the Spring of 1976?  I was listening to the radio as I did the chores, rode my Huffy bike with the banana seat and the sissy bar,  popped zits, and watched Happy Days and Laverne And Shirley.  Sal Bando and Hank Aaron were playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. I was playing my trumpet in band for our director Mr. Olie.  Dad was planting oats and I was feeling my oats.   The music was 'neat'!   This weekend on WRCOs' Those Were The Days you can go on a date with me to 1976.  We will spin some 45's on my Close and Play.  Songs like Right Back Where We Started From by Maxine Nightingale,  Bohemian Rhapsody from Queen,  Love Machine by the Miracles, and David Bowie's Golden Years.  I will be playing from '76 and your rock and roll requests this Saturday night from 6 pm to Midnight.  We will be playing trivia and giving you the chance to win.  Listen to us and watch the Badgers in the Final 4 at the same time.  Those Were The Days can relieve your stress while you watch another intense battle!

 

Phil-WRCO

The Spring Of 1969!

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Hey kids!  This is Phil Nee and I hope you will check in with me during this Saturday nights edition of Those Were The Days.  We will be spinning the best of the 50's through the 80's pop radio memories.  We do play a few album cuts, blues records, and  novelites.  You will get a chance to program the show again on Saturday night.  Listen for the 'Magic Cow Bell' for a chance to win a great prize.  This weekend I will look at some of the biggest hits from this weekend in 1969.  Tommy Roe's Dizzy was enjoying another weekend at number one.  The Foundations were singing Build Me Up Buttercup,  and the Zombies were enjoying their last big record (Time Of The Season).  We will give you insight Saturday night on one of the Springs one-hit-wonders Hot Smoke And Sassafrass by Bubble Puppy!  The Spring of '69 saw our friends from the New Colony Six enjoy National attention with Things I'd Like To Say.  I know that we will have a good time this Saturday night.  Thanks for listening all of these years.

 

Phil

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Spring Fever Rock And Roll!

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This week we will feature some of the all time great rock and roll songs about Spring and songs that were famous in the Spring.  This should bring back lots of memories about green grass, baseball, young love, and radio hits.  One of the favorite local requests is Vilas Craig & The Vi-Counts song called 'Spring Fever'.  They were initially known as the Kollege Kings.  The group traveled from Richland Center to Kay Bank studios in Minneapolis to record Spring Fever.  The year was 1959 and the 45 they recorded has been a collectable over the years.  It will be great to play it for you again on this Saturday nights edition of Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  Play trivia and request a song during our six hour salute to the 50's through the 80's pop radio memories.  I hope to hear from you this weekend.

Phil-WRCO

From The Back Of The 45 Case

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This Saturday night on Those Were The Days I will be in the studio for the live six hour request show.  The last couple of weeks we shared time with local sports.  I had better get rested because I know many have been saving requests!  On the program this weekend I will give you the story behind the song when we bring back some long lost 45's.  Special coments from Bo Donaldson and Austin Roberts will be featured.  They wont be talking about their biggest hits but a couple of songs that are finely crafted forgotten pop hits.  We will be giving you more cowbell this weekend and playing trivia during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 from 6 p until Midnight.  The Solid Gold Dancers will be jumping and jiving.  Hopefully Ray Schroeder still has his zip (53581) !

 

Phil Nee (TWTD Host)

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