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I am happy to announce that our Saturday Night program that aired a while back will be rebroadcast Saturday in Lake County Illinois and streamed live to the World.  The moving and grooving 'Walk Don't Run" marathon will hit the airwaves Saturday at 11am.  Thanks to Kent Kotal for making this happen.  We have been proud to work with him on past projects and many of you have enjoyed all of the features of his Forgotten Hits website.  Thanks to WRLR 98.3 for agreeing to playback the six hour program.  It follows their 5k run/walk on Saturday morning.  You can listen in through their website Saturday and than listen to WRCO live Saturday night. That is a total of 12 hours of Those Were the Days!.   Their station link is below.

 

Phil

 
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TWTD With Mr. 1979...Phil Nee

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Hey Rock n' Rollers!  I will be back with a live show this Saturday night.  I hope you enjoyed last weeks focus on 1973 and 1983.  There were good coments on the outstanding Spring songs from both of those great pop music years.

 

This week on WRCOs Those Were The Days, we will park in 1979 and show you how good radio sounded that Spring!  There were still a few samples of disco, however, new wave groups such as Blondie were coming up.  Harder edged songs from the likes of Van Halen and Boston were hanging around the Top 40.  The city of Boston also gave us the Cars and that group was blasting out of car radios. 

 

I hope to hear from you.  Request one of your favorites during the first Saturday night in May.  We will be awarding prizes to those that answer the trivia questions correctly.  Win food, gift certificates, and water park passes this weekend when you hear the 'Magic Cow Bell' ring. Turn it up loud!

 

Phil Nee

WRCO FM 100.9

Early 1973 And Should Have Been Biggers!

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Hey Rock and Rollers! Join me for some early 1973 pop radio memories on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night.  Hear a few of the 45's I bought at Saffells' music store in Richland Center in 1973.  Some of them I may have to put a washer on the tone arm so they wont skip!  Later in the program I will be sharing with you the results of Rich Appel's annual 'Should Have Been A Top Ten Hit survey.  the poll of music fans from all over the World has had some interesting results.  The Beach Boys fared very well this year, and Chicagos' own New Colony Six have a couple of songs in the top 25.  Join us for Those Were The Days Saturday night when we check out all of the classic hits and misses from the 50's through the 80's.

 

Phil Nee

Hey Rock n' Rollers!  Tune in 100.9 FM on Saturday night and hear some cool tunes from this weekend in 1969.  Hear stories behind some of the top songs of the day from those that recorded them. Listen for songs from the Fifth Dimension, Gary Puckett, the Beatles and many more!   I hope to hear from you this weekend!  Give me a call on the request line (608) 647-4155.  There have been many great requests during the month of April.  If I can't find what you are requesting, I will work on digging it up for a future show. 

 

I will be out on Saturday (April 20th) digging for hidden gems during the 6th Annual National Record Store Day.  This day celebrates independent record stores across the nation.  If I find a few golden nuggets, I may bring those back with me and play them Saturday night!

 

Phil

Parking With The Radio On In 1976!

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We will park our magic car in the year of 1976 this Saturday night during WRCOs' Those Were The Days.  You will hear some of the great songs that were on the Billboard music chart including:  Dream Weaver-Gary Wright,  Dream On-Aerosmith,  Lonely Night (Angel Face)-Captain And Tennille, Show Me The Way-Peter Frampton,  Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen,  Love Machine-The Miracles, and December 1963 (Oh What A Night)-The Four Seasons.  When I hear these songs I may want to ride my Huffy bike to the gas station and buy a Double Cola and a Charleston Chew.

 

Request a pop radio song from the 50's through the 80's during Those Were The Days this Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

Phil

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