It was August of 1973. My parents were smiling as I got on the school bus for the new school year. It was tough to walk while wearing my new school pants. The bus driver nearly had to pull me up the steps because I couldn't bend my legs! Some great songs were playing on the radio as I went back to school late that Summer. Some favorites included: Brother Louie-Stories, Live And Let Die-Wings, Get Down-Gilbert O'Sullivan, We're An American Band-Grand Funk, Shambala-Three Dog Night, and Diamond Girl-Seals & Crofts. The bus radio sounded good except when it went by a farm with a Super 98 electric fencer. You could hear the snap of the fencer on the AM radio while the bus was rolling along. Once in a while some Junior High girls would bring their portable 45 battery powered turntable and they would try to play some of the top hits of the day. Everything was fine until the bus hit a pot hole or drove into a bumpy driveway and the record would skip. Hopefully none of my records skip this Saturday night when I spin the best radio hits ever on WRCO FM 100.9. I will be in the studio to answer all of your requests during our six hour Those Were The Days radio show.