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Leap Year Hits On Those Were The Days

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This Saturday night during Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 we will pay tribute to 'leap year' hits.  These are songs that were at the top of the industry during those years when there was a February 29th.  Starting in 1956 and jumping ahead 4 years each time, we will pay tribute to those 29th of February number one hits.  It will be a busy Saturday night.  I will be in the studio to take your requests and we will play trivia.  We will have lots of high school sports updates including highlights of the local wrestlers at the W.I.A.A. state tournament.  Join the 'Solid Gold' dancers and me for Those Were The Days old time rock and roll variety show this weekend.

 

Phil

1967-The Best Music Year Ever?

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There has always been a debate about which year was the best for popular music.  Many times music lovers will choose the year they graduated from high school or college.  When you are young and have less responsibilities, you seem to have more room in your mellon to store song memories.  The year of 1967 has long been a favorite.  Other years that are very good for memorable pop tunes include: 1966, 1969, 1973, and 1982 (the year they kicked me out of Ithaca High School for good). 

Our featured year on WRCOs' Those Were The Days this Saturday  night will be 1967.  It was a year that is similar to our Saturday night format because of the wide variety of songs that got played on Top Forty radio.  You could hear everything from the Blues Magoos biggest hit (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet, and Tom Jones crooning 'The Green, Green Grass Of Home'.  'Music To Watch Girls By' by the Bob Crewe Generation (which was the music of a diet soda commercial) was playing on those transistor radios and Chicagos' own Buckinghams were making a name for themselves with a number one 'Kind Of A Drag'.  Hear some of those great '67 tunes and your rock and roll requests of the fifties through the eighties on WRCO FM 100.9 this Saturday night. I will be in the studio and together we will have some fun. There may be an after party at the moon tower.  Those Were The Days my friend!

 

Phil

 

 

Have Some Fun In 1981

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Pop radio in February of 1981 featured a wide array of styles.  Disco had fallen out of the spotlight and Country cross over hits from Dolly Parton and Eddie Rabbitt were in the Top Ten.  Kool & The Gang were encouraging everyone to 'Celebrate'.  Music veteran Delbert McClinton was having his most famous pop hit.  I was the Court Jestor for the Ithaca High School basketball team.  I would take my Panasonic tape recorder/player with me on the road trips.  I wired a mini plug onto a large stereo speaker and we jammed all the way to La Farge, Kickapoo, Seneca, Wauzeka, De Soto, Weston, and Riverdale.  Popular groups and artists to play included: Queen, Off Broadway, April Wine, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Bad Company, and Styx.  This Saturday night, I will bring in my cassette tapes and we can jam again during WRCOs' Those Were The Days between six and Midnite.  Help program the songs I play from the fifties through the eighties and see if you can find the answers to the trivia questions.

 

Phil

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    Hello Phil, just wanted to tell you how much my family and I enjoy your Saturday night programs. I've lived in the Sauk City area

A DJ Guest And Your Requests On TWTD

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One of our guest dj's will star on Those Were The Days this Saturday night.  They have the opportunity because their family got the top bid during WRCOs' Walk With Grace radio auction which was held last Summer.  Jerry will get the chance to play some of his favorite songs during the first hour of Those Were The Days after his family gave him the hour of guest djing for Christmas!  I will be in the studio to take your request calls after that.  We will spotlight a Top Forty 'One Hit Wonder' when we talk about Wisconsin born Chi Coltrane who had a hit called Thunder And Lightning in 1972.  Perhaps you will win a prize when we ask a trivia question each hour during this Saturday nights' Those Were The Days'.  Hear the best of the fifties through the eighties on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night.

 

Phil

Late January 1974 On Those Were The Days

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This Saturday night on Those Were The Days, I will dig out some of the hot hits from this weekend in 1974.  You will hear some Top Forty treasures such as: You're Sixteen-Ringo Starr, The Joker-Steve Miller Band, Helen Wheels-Paul McCartney & Wings, Smokin'In The Boys Room-Brownsville Station,  and Show And Tell-Al Wilson.  It was a wonderful time for popular music and Top Forty radio.  It reminds me of Ma and Pa taking little Philip out with them for a Friday night fish fry (it was hard for them to find someone to babysit me!)  Mom would save up her quarters and hand them to me one at a time so that I could go play the jukebox (three plays for a quarter).  Every other 25 cent piece would go into the pinball machine (I was not a pinball wizard so the money did not last long).  Join me for Those Were The Days this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 between 6 p and Midnight.  We have been spinning the old tunes since 1986.  It has been very rewarding.  Last Saturday night a listener requested 'Color My World' by Chicago for her son's 28th birthday.  She told me that I played that for her the night her son was born 28 years ago!  That really made my night. 

Thanks for listening.

 

Phil

 

 

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