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82 Rules! Those Were The Days

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This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will flash back to this weekend in 1982.  Our Those Were The Days radio program will spotlight top songs from the likes of The Cars, J. Geils Band, Rick Springfield, and Joan Jett to name a few.  I was just wrapping up my high school basketball career in which I led the Ridge and Valley conference in scoring during warm-ups.  Uncle Rico got it right in the movie Napoleon Dynamite as he attempted to direct his time machine back to '82!  If the coach would have put me in the fourth quarter, we would have won state. 

I will be in the studio and I hope to talk with many of you as we discuss the past and play some of the coolest hits from the fifties through the eighties.  We had some great requests from more than a sixty mile radius around Richland Center this past Saturday night.  Hello to our new listeners in Elroy!  Get ready for trivia Saturday night everytime we give you more cowbell. 

Phil Nee-Class of '82 President

A Forty Year Flashback To 1977

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On this Saturday nights Those Were The Days, I will dig up some old records from January of 1977.  My dad surpised me on Christmas day 1976 with the gift of a new stereo record changer. He told me to pick one out and he would buy it. I had a difficult time finding a stereo with a cassette player/recorder.  All of the consoles still featured an 8 track player.  I had already collected many cassette tapes and wanted to drop the 8 tracks in the waste basket.  The only stereo in Richland Center that had the cassette technology was at a store in the Richland Square called 'Capps'.  It was a console model made by Panasonic.  By January of 1977 I was the mix tape making king!  There were so many good songs on the radio from such groups as; Aerosmith,  Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, Boston, and many others.   My new speakers rattled the windows in the old farm house.   I will be playing some of the best 1977 January tunes this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.   Your requests will be welcomed and perhaps you can win a trivia prize.  We will feature one question per hour during the six hour show.  Perhaps you can stump the dj!  I will look foward to talking with you between 6 PM and Midnight Saturday night.


We will play more hits from the fifties through the eighties on this Saturday nights Those Were The Days.  It is all part of a 'retro-Saturday' on  WRCO FM 100.9.  This weekend the request line will be open for the six hour show and we will ask you a few trivia questions.  Rare Earth will be the featured group.  They cranked out five Top Twenty hits from 1970 through early 1972.  Hear memories from original drummer and lead singer Pete Rivera during Saturday nights radio show.  The songs of Rare Earth are better known now than when they were new.  I Just Want To Celebrate has been used in several television and radio commercials during the past few years. 

I am still amazed at the long distance calls that we have getting lately.  A first time caller from Mount Sterling checked in last weekend and it was great to chat with them.  The top request of the night was for the song 'I Love You' by the Volumes which was a number twenty-two hit on the Billboard chart back in 1962.  That is a cool song that we had never played in the thirty plus years of the program!  There is still so much great music that we have not yet featured.  Maybe you can try to stump the old d.j. this Saturday night during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.


Happy Birthday Elvis & A New Year Of TWTD

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This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will be back to play some rock and roll from the fifties through the eighties during our Those Were The Days radio show.  We will have a lot of fun features including a look back 50 years to early January of 1967 when the Doors released a debut album.  Courtesy of Kent Kotal and we will begin a year long salute to 1967.  It is a year that I feel is the best ever for popular music and during 2017 I will attempt to show you why.   We will also say happy birthday to Elvis Presley.  Elvis would have been (will be???) 82 on Sunday January 8th.  He  has been our most requested artist through the years.  Even though his movies have been shot down by the critics, soundtrack songs from Elvis seem to be popular requests lately.  Perhaps you can request your favorite Elvis movie song this Saturday night.  I will be in the studio and will be trying to talk with as many listeners as I can.  The 'trivia cowbell'  will be ringing and you can try to win a prize.  This Saturday night between 6 and Midnight you can hear 'live and local' radio the way it use to be with Those Were The Days.


Two of my favorite things are music and trivia.  The two will come together on Saturday night.  It will be a rare evening when Those Were The Days (now in its 31st year) will combine with Triviathon (the 29th annual).    Hear our usual variety of songs featuring the best of the fifties through the eighties pop radio memories.  We will be looking at some of the top year end songs during that era.  Triviathon will feature questions with  local, regional, national, and international topics.  If you do not register to be an official team on the WRCO website by noon Friday (30th), you can still play along with your friends and family during your New Years Eve celebration and see how your answers compare. 

I want to take this time to thank you for listening to Those Were The Days during 2016.  It was another rewarding year with new listeners joining our solid gold family.  Please support our sponsors of the program.  Those Were The Days would not be possible if it was not supported by area businesses.  The year of 2017 will bring more old time rock and roll fun.  We are planning new features including a year long salute to 1967 which I consider the best year ever in popular music.  Our friend Kent Kotal and his Forgotten Hits website will be dedicated to all things '67 through the entire year.  Check out Forgotten Hits and hear some of the songs and tidbits during our six hour music and request show on Saturday nights.  Happy New Year!  


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