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Steve Miller Turns 70!

Posted by on in Those Were The Days

This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will be spinning some of the most popular songs from Steve Miller.  He was born October 10th of 1943 in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  He has long been a fave of those that requests songs on Saturday night during our program.  Recently on my favorite website Forgotten Hits, there was a list of the top ten Steve Miller tracks.

 

1.  Abracadabra

2.  The Joker

3.  Rock'n Me

4.  Fly Like An Eagle

5.  Jet Airliner

6.  Take The Money And Run

7.  Swingtown

8.  Jungle Love

9.  Heart Like A Wheel

10.Living In The USA

 

Hear some of these Saturday night!  We will be playing your requests and serving up a few tough trivia questions.  Saturday night until Midnite its Those Were The Days.

 

Phil

Huey Lewis' Sports Turns 30!

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The release of the album Sports by Huey Lewis & The News in the Fall of 1983 brought good rock and roll back to the charts.  It was nice to hear a saxophone on Top 40 radio again. Five songs from the album made the Billboard Top 100 and all 9 got radio play.  Hear a few of those tunes on this Saturday nights edition of Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  Here is a track listing for the classic Huey Lewis album that many had on cassette, album, 45's, and have now digitally downloaded.

 

Side One                                                      Side Two

The Heart Of Rock & Roll                                 Walking On A Thin Line

Heart and Soul                                              Finally Found A Home

Bad Is Bad                                                    If This Is It

I Want A New Drug                                         You Crack Me Up

                                                                   Honky Tonk Blues

 

We will be taking your requests this Saturday night during our 6 hour music of the 50's through the 80's get together.  While many stations have forgotten about the tunes from the 50's thru 1963 (pre-Beatles), we still get requests for them and are glad to play them.  Win some cool prizes this weekend!  Try your luck when we play trivia on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

Those Were The Days!

 

Phil

 

Vicki Lawrence On Those Were The Days

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Vicki Lawrence will be my special guest this Saturday night!  She will be talking about the release of Seasons 1 and 2 of Mama's Family on DVD and memories of the Carol Burnett Show.  Saturday nights were family nights around our old Curtis Mathes TV set.  Watching all of the CBS programs with our favorite at 9 pm the Carol Burnett Show.  I could relate to 'The Family' sketch especially when they played board games.  Since Those Were The Days is a music show, I will ask Vicki about her number one hit "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" which topped the charts in 1973.

 

I hope that you will request a song and play trivia with us this Saturday night from 6 pm until Midnight on WRCO FM 100.9.  You could be the winner of a copy of season 2 of Mama's Family! We will again dig out those old pop radio memories from the 50's through the 80's.

 

Phil

 

Recent Comments - Show all comments
  • mike
    mike says #
    mr moto
    I forgot that Vicki L. sang the Night the Lights Went Out. That song was huge. Most people remember the Reba version.
  • don
    don says #
    diamonddon
    I love Vicki Lawrence. We grew up watching her. You got to interview her. How cool was that? Don

Ray Graffia-New Colony 6 On TWTD

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It seems like it is 'old friends' month on WRCOs' Those Were The Days!  Ray Graffia has been our guest a few times over the past 27 years. His group, the New Colony Six,  has even played a couple of shows for us including our 10th Anniversary celebration!  The group was the first Chicago area rock and roll group of the 60's to get radio airplay when a song called I Confess became a hit.  There are legions of fans that love the group for its garage tunes of the mid 60's, and another large group that remember them for the huge radio ballads Things I'd Like To Say and I Will Always Think About You.  Ray Graffia will give us more memories of the band and we will ask him about a show here in Wisconsin coming up!  On Sunday September 29th, the New Colony Six will perform in La Crosse during the October Fest celebration.  The group will play at the Southside Festgrounds on the Bier Halle Main Stage from 5 pm until app: 6:30.  I hope to see some of our Those Were The Days listeners Sept. 29th at the event cheering the group on!

 

We will also be taking your requests this Saturday night the 22nd of September and playing trivia between 6 p and Midnight.  It is always amazing to hear folks calling in from locations at least one hour away.  That makes being at the station most every Saturday night very rewarding.  Thanks again for listening.

 

Phil-WRC0

Tommy Roe Guests This Week

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Tommy Roe has been our featured artist a few times over the years.  We will talk about his new album this Saturday night on Those Were The Days.  Tommy has a new single called 'Mempis Me' which we are playing in our Country format.  He is the answer to several trivia questions and he will talk about his 1963 British tour in which the Beatles were his opening act!  When he played at Richland Center High school in 2005, he told me he was retiring.  It is great to hear that he is un-retired and playing for his fans again. 

 

I will be taking your requests this Saturday night and we will be popping a few trivia questions.  Tune in 100.9 WRCO FM for the best music from the 50's through the 80's.

 

Phil

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