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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.

Last Day Of School 1978

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As the school year ended in 1978, I was set to put on my blue denim suit  mom bought me at Murley's Mens Wear in Boscobel.  Eighth grade graduation was that night and there were young ladies to impress!  I could sing the John Travolta part in the song 'You're The One That I Want' (it had been released a few weeks before the movie Grease).  Finding a soon to be Freshmen girl that could sing the Olivia part was a challenge.  My problems were always the same in the seventies and eighties.  I was worrying about girls and how to raise enough money to buy the latest albums or forty-fives.  There was plenty of good music that Spring.  Songs from such groups as Atlanta Rhythm Section, Abba,  The Sweet,  Steely Dan and Electric Light Orchestra were catching my ear. Solo artists having hits included:  Billy Joel, Andy Gibb, Gerry Rafferty,  Warren Zevon, and Patti Smith.  I was singing these songs over the whine of the Farmall Super C tractor while I cultivated corn.  Dad would put me on the tractor seat from the end of May until July fourth (corn was knee high by the fourth of July) so I could knock down weeds.  The little white ear plug patched into my transistor radio could not overcome the tractor noise.  The tractor made the AM full of static.  As a result I had to sing all of my faves for entertainment.  Join me for more memories this weekend on WRCO FM 100.9.  I promise that I wont sing (very much).  It will be fun to spin a few of those tunes from 1978.  You can call and request a song from any era of the fifties through the eighties during Those Were The Days this Saturday night between 6p and Midnight (608) 647-4155.

 

Phil Nee

It has been about twenty years since I had the chance to interview Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Ben E. King.   Sadly Ben passed away on April 30th. This week I dug back in the archives and found that old interview.  You can hear portions of my talk with Ben E. King and a few of his solo hits and songs from when he led the Drifters during this weeks Those Were The Days Saturday night between 6 p and Midnight.  Thanks for all of the great requests this past Saturday night.  It was great to be back in the studio for a live show.  Some of our avid listeners in the Lone Rock area even had a 'welcome back Phil' party.  They grilled food and listened to Those Were The Days.  It is the season for campfires, camping out, and hopefully 100.9 WRCO FM on the radio.  I will be in the studio this week to take your requests and we will be playing our hourly trivia game during the best of fifties through the eighties rock and roll hits.

 

Phil

Hey Rock n' Rollers!  I look forward to being back live in the studio this Saturday night for Those Were The Days.  On this weekends WRCO FM 100.9 show, we will feed you with some fun food songs.  You could have a 'Cheeseburger In Paradise', 'Jambalaya', 'Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie', and other delicious song treats!  I hope you are 'Hungry', for 'Bread And Butter'.  It will be 'Yummy, Yummy, Yummy'. The request line will be open for those of you who want to contribute a song choice.  Maybe you will be the one that wins the trivia challenge and a prize from our grab bag of goodies. 

Last weekends It Really Should Have Been A Top Ten Hit was great fun to put together.  Here is a list of the Top Ten in case you missed them....

10.  Things I'd Like To Say-The New Colony Six   1969

 9.   Born To Run-Bruce Springsteen    1975

 8.   Mr. Dieingly Sad-The Critters  1966

 7.   Morning Girl-The Neon Philharmonic  1969

 6.   Pretty Ballerina-The Left Banke  1967

 5.   God Only Knows-The Beach Boys  1966

 4.   Shame Shame-The Magic Lanterns  1968

 3.   Will You Be Staying After Sunday?-The Peppermint Rainbow  1969

 2.   Nothing But A Heartache-The Flirtations  1969

 1.   Can't Find The Time-Orpheus    1968

 

I will be ready to rock and roll with you again this Saturday night.

 

Phil

 

Another tax filing deadline has passed.  It hurt me this year when April 15th rolled around, however, helping in my recovery is the great music we play on Saturday nights during Those Were The Days.  Once again this year we will teaming with our oldies friend Rich Appel from Rewound Radio for the 'It Really Should Have Been A Top 10 Hit' countdown.  Join me for the Top Forty-Five 45's that should have been bigger.  There was a record number of music lovers that filed an I.R.S. vote in 2015.   We have been featuring the countdown each year since 2009 and I feel that this years list of songs may be the strongest yet!  You will hear songs from such artists as ABBA, The New Colony Six, Neil Diamond, Three Dog Night, The Raspberries, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys, and Bruce Springsteen.  One hit wonders will include:  Spiral Staircase, Diesel, Gunhill Road, Easybeats, Sniff 'N The Tears, Flirtations,  Christie, and Neon Philharmonic.  I know that you will enjoy this years countdown.  We will not be taking your requests this week.  There are five Saturday nights in the month of May.  I will be opening the request line for four of the five Saturday evenings.  It would make me very happy to have someone request one of the 'It Really Should Have Been' songs during a future Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9. 

 

Phil

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