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The Summer Of 1979

I remember the Summer of 1979 very well.  That time is often blasted because it was the era of Disco music.  That Summer featured much more than Disco!  Tunes from Bad Company,  Styx, Kansas, Blondie, Cheap Trick,  and Supertramp were in regular rotation on the radio. The Disco tunes weren't bad either.

It seemed like I was making hay all Summer.  Once in a while it would rain and I could go for a Coney Dog at Dog N' Suds.  I made 25 cents for every load of hay I helped with!  I would stack up my quarters and head to the Eskin Theatre or the Starlite 14 Drive In and enjoy Summer of '79 movies such as:  Alien,  Breaking Away,  Escape From Alcatraz,  The Frisco Kid,  Moonraker,  Meatballs, More American Graffitti, and The Muppet Movie. 

I haven't found a good enough time travel machine on the internet.  The best way is to listen to the songs that bring back a million memories.  You can do that with me on Saturday nights edition of Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

Philip James Nee

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Guest - steve sheski on Sunday, 29 June 2014 19:06
Saturday Night Pleasures

I thoroughly enjoy your Saturday evening programming; especially when I have to make the long drive back home to Madison after a fun evening out with my Richland Center family of friends. Thanks for keeping me focused, energized and in good spirits. I can connect with your summer chores back in the day; my father "farmed" us out to the neighboring farmer; and hauling in hay and oats were summer staples which kept us busy and out of trouble!

I thoroughly enjoy your Saturday evening programming; especially when I have to make the long drive back home to Madison after a fun evening out with my Richland Center family of friends. Thanks for keeping me focused, energized and in good spirits. I can connect with your summer chores back in the day; my father "farmed" us out to the neighboring farmer; and hauling in hay and oats were summer staples which kept us busy and out of trouble!
Phil Nee on Monday, 30 June 2014 10:43
RE:Saturday Night Pleasures

Thanks Steve. I am very thankful that there are folks out in radio land that can relate to my madness. I am honored that you listen to Those Were The Days on your drives because there are many other choices to tune to. So many stations are automated and have syndicated programs. WRCO still believes in local radio and personality. I hope this old dj still has a few more good years on the radio. I will talk with you soon.

Phil

Thanks Steve. I am very thankful that there are folks out in radio land that can relate to my madness. I am honored that you listen to Those Were The Days on your drives because there are many other choices to tune to. So many stations are automated and have syndicated programs. WRCO still believes in local radio and personality. I hope this old dj still has a few more good years on the radio. I will talk with you soon. Phil
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