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TWTD With Mr. 1979...Phil Nee

Posted by on in Those Were The Days

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

This Week In 1964-Beatle Domination!

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This week in 1964, the Beatles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart.  The lads from Liverpool had the top 5 most popular songs in the Country. Here is a list of the top 5 from the first weekend of April, 1964.

#5. Please Please Me

#4. I Want To Hold Your Hand

#3. She Loves You

#2. Twist And Shout

#1. Can't Buy Me Love

 

This week on Those Were The Days we will look back at the most popular 1964 songs.  A few American artists were having success including: The Four Seasons,  The Beach Boys,  and the Temptations.  We will be playing your favorite requests from the first 35 years of rock and roll. You can be the winner of food, tickets, and perhaps even your own collectable WRCO hat!  I hope you tune in 100.9 FM this Saturday night for this weeks edition of Those Were The Days.

 

Phil Nee

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