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Trini Lopez With Phil On Saturday Night

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He may be the only artist that has been able to claim that he was friends with Buddy Holly, Elvis, and Frank Sinatra.  Trini Lopez will be my guest on the Saturday night show Those Were The Days.  I remember hearing Mr. Lopez's records on the radio when I was just a wee nee.  His first hit came in 1963 with 'If I Had A Hammer'.  He did a killer version of the song 'Kansas City' later that year.  His hard work from humble beginnings paid off when Buddy Holly helped him in Texas, later he was on Frank Sinatra's Reprise record label, and appeared in the classic movie The Dirty Dozen.  He was a fellow Vegas performer with Elvis.  He could have retired years ago, however, he recently put out his sixty-fifth album!  I have had the chance to interview hundreds over the past 28 plus years of doing the program.  Trini Lopez is a first time guest on Those Were The Days.  Join me for pop radio memories from the fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties this Saturday night between Six and Midnight.  I will be taking your requests and will be playing trivia.  I hope to hear from you!



Those Were The Days Flight 1976

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This Saturday night on Those Were The Days I will be digging out chart classics from this weekend in 1976.  These were big hits as the Fall was coming on strong.  Hear big tunes from the Steve Miller Band,  Wild Cherry,  Earth Wind & Fire, Gordon Lightfoot, and seldom heard songs from Roxy Music and Ringo Starr. We will take time out for Regional Championship High School Volleyball and than close out the second half of the show with your rock and roll requests.  Take the trivia challenge and impress your friends during Those Were the Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  I will put on my P.F. Flyers and my husky sized bell bottom pants along with my Partridge Family t-shirt to host Those Were The Days.  I hope a bunch of our lady listeners can contain themselves when they find out what I will be wearing!



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    I love 1976 tunes. The Bi-Centenial and everything was painted red, white, and blue. I recall hearing the Steve Miller Band on th

They Came From Canada On TWTD

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This week on our Saturday night program, we will spin some songs from some of our favorite Canadian artists.  There were so many great songs that came from Canada especially in the late sixties and early seventies.  One of my all time favorite groups The Guess Who led the way with many memorable hits and albums.  Paul Anka broke through in the fifties and many followed from the North.  Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Andy Kim, The Band, Lighthouse, and Anne Murray all brought huge hits to the United States record surveys.  Later harder edged groups such as Loverboy,  April Wine,  Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Rush, Triumph, and Trooper hit the airwaves in the states.  Bryan Adams had a big run of great music starting in the 1980s.  Hear the best of Canada on this weeks Those Were The Days radio show.  I will be back to take your requests and play trivia.  From Six until Midnight Saturday night WRCO FM 100.9 will transport you back to great memories and good times.

Thanks to Lon Arbegust for being our guest last Saturday night.  It was great to hear from a Richland Center man who was actually at Woodstock in 1969. 


Woodstock, Beach Boys, And Cowbells On TWTD

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On this Saturday nights Those Were The Days show on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night,  we will feature a talk with a Richland Center man who was at the 1969 Woodstock Music And Art Fair!  Later in the night you can hear the Top Ten Beach Boys radio hits counted down.  We will share with you some 'Cowbell Classics' and 70's Party Favorite songs during this Saturday nights program.  We will not be taking your requests this week.  Hang on to those and give me a call next week on October 18th when we have our next live request show.  I hope you enjoy this weeks show.  It will be a good one!



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    The Woodstock Festival has always fascinated me. Thanks for doing a show about it. It is good to hear it from a local point of v

The year of 1967 was a great year for music with a wide array of styles.  It may have been Top Forty radios' finest year.  On WRCO FM 100.9 between 6 and Midnight Saturday night, we will shine our Ford Maverick headlights on that era.  The Box Tops from Memphis were on top of the pop scene with 'The Letter'.  Chicagos' Buckinghams were having one of four top 10 hits that came during the year for the group.  Tommy James was on the radio, Bobby Vee was having a comeback hit,  and Milwaukees' Esquires were in the Top Twenty.  I hope you give me a call to request a song this Saturday night.  Last week you made it tough on me.  I was digging for stuff all night long and I loved it!  Win some food, tickets, and other fun stuff when we play trivia this weekend during Those Were The Days.

What is your favorite music decade?

Recent Comments

1973 is one of the best years for popular music! I am glad you will be there Saturday.
See you next year Phil. Happy New Year to you and all the staff.
Jeff Peper
I wanted to be in Karen Valentines class room at Walt Whitman High School. I would have behaved in ...
I loved to watch television in 1970. I wasn't a Marsha Marsha fan as much as I was a fan of Karen V...
Dave V
I love 1976 tunes. The Bi-Centenial and everything was painted red, white, and blue. I recall heari...
Joe Ebral
The Woodstock Festival has always fascinated me. Thanks for doing a show about it. It is good to h...
Greg S.
Thanks Steve. I am very thankful that there are folks out in radio land that can relate to my madne...
30.06.2014 in The Summer Of 1979
I thoroughly enjoy your Saturday evening programming; especially when I have to make the long drive ...
steve sheski
29.06.2014 in The Summer Of 1979
Hi Phil, could you play something from Eddie & the Cruisers. Maybe, Tender years? Thank you for th...
I love that tune. I remember hearing that in high school.