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1975-76 Winter Time Classics-Christmas & More

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We will rock and roll back to the mid-70's on Those Were The Days this Saturday night.  Enjoy great rock and roll from many artists that are associated with the 70's.  Get your Elevator Shoes on and dance along with the tunes between 6 p and Midnight this week on 100.9.  We will be taking your requests and playing a few of your favorite rockin' Christmas songs.

 

Thanks for all of the great coments on our Vilas Craig and the Garage Bands show that aired this past Saturday night.  It was fun putting it all together.  In case you missed it,  The Shadows Of Knight were voted the top garage band by the readers of Kent Kotal's Forgotten Hits website.  Their song Gloria is a staple  amoung rock and roll greats of the 60s.

 

We will talk with you Saturday night!

 

Phil-Those Were The Days WRCO FM 100.9

On this Saturday nights Those Were The Days we will feature more local, regional, and garage rock from the 60's than ever before.  Between 6:00 and 8:00 you can hear the Vilas Craig And the ViCounts story.  Portions of this segment ran back in 2004 and we have had many requests since than to bring it back.

The rest of the night will be devoted to 60's Garage Rock.  Courtesy of the Forgotten60sHits.com web site.  Over 9,000 votes were counted and from that tally we will count down the 40 best garage bands.  Hear great tunes from the likes of The New Colony Six,  Paul Revere And the Raiders,  Tommy James And the Shondells,  The Robbs,  Kingsmen,  Question Mark & The Mysterians,  Love,  The Standells,  Ides Of March,  Shadows of Knight, and many more.  Join the fun Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9.  You will hear some wild, rare, rockin', stuff.

 

Phil-TWTD Host

Barry Winslow-Snoopy And Those Were The Days

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On this Saturday nights show, we will return to those younger days when a group of locals could cut a silly song in the garage.  A few days later it might be  playing everywhere in the country.  This was the story of the Royal Guardsmen who hit with Snoopy Vs. The Red Barron and Snoopys Christmas.  Barry Winslow of the group will recap the story of those Snoopy songs.  We will be taking your requests and playing trivia on Those Were The Days this Saturday night.  Join the gang from all around Southwest Wisconsin that will be checking in with their favorite songs.

 

I hope to talk with you Saturday night.

 

Phil- WRCO FM 100.9

November Of '73 With The Nee

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This Saturday night on WRCOs' Those Were The Days, we will go back to one of my favorite years of music.  Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Three was a great year for music.  My all time favorite music year is 1967, however, 1973 is a close second.  There was so much variety of music on the charts and this weekend we will share with you a slice of the Billboard Music Survey.  As you enjoy one last cold turkey sandwich, you will be able to enjoy tunes from the 1950's through the 1980's.  Give me a call during this holiday weekend and request a favorite.  I love it when someone trys to stump me!

 

Phil

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Gerrry Marsden And Great Tunes

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This week on WRCOs' Those Were The Days we will feature a few of the hits of Gerry And The Pacemakers.  They were solid hit makers for a couple of years in the 60's and were managed by Beatles manager Brian Epstein.  They are known best for a few ballads, however, they could play some rockers.  The solid gold request line will be wide open for 6 hours worth of requests and the 'Magic Cow Bell' will ring to signal trivia time this Saturday night.  I hope that you will join the party on WRCO Fm 100.9.

 

Phil

What's In Store? 1974!

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Hey Rock And Rollers!  I hope that you will tune in for some of the big hits of 1974 on this Saturday nights Those Were The Days.  Hear behind the scenes stories about songs from Neil Sedaka,  the Raspberries,  and Bachman Turner Overdrive.  It was a great time for pop radio.  I remember taping songs off the radio.  It was tough to start taping when the dj stopped talking and before the singing began.  I still have a few of those tapes today.  It is true that I collect alot of junk, however, it just relates to music and I don't think they will be making a reality show out of me. 

 

Hear the best of the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night from 6 until Midnight.  We will be playing our quiz games and spinning your requests.  I can't wait for another dose of Saturday night!

 

Phil

I Can't Wait For Some Tunes From '68!

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This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 we will return to our normal schedule after a couple of weeks with shorter request time. Those Were The Days will feature 6 hours of great old rock and roll hits and we will stop for a time in 1968.  There were some terrific tunes that were big on the charts and we will remember some of those golden goodies on this weekends show.  Join us for trivia every time you hear the 'Magic Cow Bell' ring.   So sit back and relax, steal the last of the kids Halloween candy, and tune in WRCO FM Saturday night.  You will hear some rock and roll radio fun.  I guarantee it!

 

Phil

This Week In Rock And Roll History

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Hey Rock And Rollers !!!  Join me this week for some of the biggest rock and roll songs from the Autumn seasons of days gone by.  Hear the Four Seasons,  O'Jays, Naked Eyes, and many more groups that were having hits.  Join us before Sectional Championship Volleyball and after the match as well.  We will take requests later on in the night.  Thanks for sticking with us last week.  We received lots of calls from folks that were requesting great tunes during the last two hours of the show.  I will talk to you Saturday night and I will play for you some of the greatest pop hits of all time!

 

Phil

Southern Fried TWTD Rock

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Southern Rock has long been a popular genre of music and this Saturday night Those Were The Days will feature some of the best.  Ultimate Classic Rock recently came out with its Top 10 best Southern Rock songs of all time and we will count them down for you.  You may be surprised by the number one song on the list. There are a few standards that did not make the top 10. There is even a British band with a song in the Southern Rock Top 10!  I will be broadcasting volleyball  this Saturday night.   I will be back later in the night to play your rock and roll requests!  Please give me a call Saturday night. 

On October 12th Those Were The Days was officially 26 years old.  Thanks for all of the musical memories!  I would like to say that we have grown up together, however, I don't feel like I have grown up yet!

 

Phil Nee 

Southern Fried TWTD Rock

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Southern Rock has long been a popular genre of music and this Saturday night Those Were The Days will feature some of the best.  Ultimate Classic Rock recently came out with its Top 10 best Southern Rock songs of all time and we will count them down for you.  You may be surprised by the number one song on the list. There are a few standards that did not make the top 10. There is even a British band with a song in the Southern Rock Top 10!  I will be broadcasting volleyball  this Saturday night.   I will be back later in the night to play your rock and roll requests!  Please give me a call Saturday night. 

On October 12th Those Were The Days was officially 26 years old.  Thanks for all of the musical memories!  I would like to say that we have grown up together, however, I don't feel like I have grown up yet!

 

Phil Nee 

Paul Evans Singer-Songwriter On TWTD

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On this Saturday nights Those Were The Days, hear my conversation with Paul Evans.  He was the writer and performer on several big hits in the 50's and 60's.  Those songs include:  Seven Little Girls, and Happy Go Lucky along with hits for Elvis (I Gotta Know),  and Bobby Vinton (Roses Are Red).  He was a writer when rock and roll was young and he has a lot of tales about those days. 

Join WRCO FM 100.9 for Those Were The Days on Saturday night after CBS news at 6:00 pm and until 12 midnight.  Request a pop hit from the 50's through the 80's and I will see if I can dig it up for you.  Several tried and failed to stump me last Saturday night.  It is always great to hear from so many that enjoy the variety of music that we play.  It is fun to imagine what is going on out there in radio land and who is listening.  Last week we heard from an Elvis impersonator who was traveling through the area.  Two weeks back a couple called us for a song on their wedding night!    I love radio very much, however, I don't remember listening to the radio the night I got married. 

I hope to hear from you on Saturday night.

 

Phil

Get Your Kicks In '66

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This week on Those Were The Days, we will feature some of the top songs from this weekend in 1966.  There was a lot happening as music was changing that Fall.  Groups like the Association were having great success with beautiful melodies, the Monkees were first on tv and even out sold the Beatles late in the year.  Motown groups were all the rage and harder edged 'garage rock' was hitting the mainstream.  Enjoy the hits from this weekend in 1966 Saturday night on WRCOs' Those Were The Days. 

Enjoy the greatest pop radio memories from the 50's through the 80's.  Those Were The Days features a great soundtrack for campfires!  Maybe you will win a trivia prize.  I hope to hear from you Saturday night.

 

Phil

This week on WRCOs'Those Were The Days, KC of KC And The Sunshine Band will be my phone guest.  Although I have been blessed with the chance to interview hundreds of artists from the 50's through the 80's, the chance to have Harry Wayne Casey (KC) as a guest has never happened before.  Did you know?.....KC was a co-writer of George McCrae's number one hit 'Rock Your Baby' a year before the Sunshine Band hit it big...The Sunshine Band was the first act to score four # 1 pop hits in one 12 month period....KC's music has been featured in over 75 movies.

 

Have a disco good time Saturday night and request a song from our always expanding library of vintage tracks.  Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 can be heard from 6 p to Midnight.

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Disco Daddy Phil Nee

I have really enjoyed all of the great Saturday night requests recently.  There has been a great variety of music from all eras.  Thanks for the thoughtful dedications.  It is always fun when I get asked to play a song that has never been played on the show.  This seems to happen every week.  Join us for more Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 from 6:00 p - Midnight on Saturday night.

 

Phil

Where Were You In '82?

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This week on Those Were The Days we will hang out for a time during a weekend in 1982. I will be back to take your favorite rock n' roll radio requests from the 50's through the 80's. The 'magic cow bell' will ring when it's trivia time. I can't wait to dig out more vinyl memories for you during this Saturday nights edition of Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9 !

 

Phil

Guest Night For GRACE

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This week on Those Were The Days we will have many features.  Hear some of the top songs from this weekend in 1972 and 1978.  Two of my children will take a crack at showing up the Old Man when they dj an hour of the show between 9 p and 10 p.

Earlier this Summer 2 listeners stepped up to the plate and bid big money for the chance to program an hours worth of their favorite songs.  This Saturday night they get what they payed for.   From 7:00 o' clock until 8 hear the songs chosen by 'Team Marlene'.  Marlene Tilsner has a great lineup of special dedications to her family and friends.  From 8 p until 9 p  join us for WPEP courtesy of WRCO.  Jeff Peper was the winning bidder and will unveil some of his favorites for family and friends.

It will be a fun night of great music from the 50's through the 80's on Those Were The Days Saturday night!

 

Phil

Labor Day Weekend 1967 And Your Requests

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The year of 1967 has always been a favorite music year for me.  This week on Those Were The Days we will play a few of those AM radio classics from the last few weeks of the Summer Of Love.   The song 'Light My Fire' by the Doors had recently hit number one and the group would make a memorable appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in the fall of 1967.  Bobby Vee was having a comeback hit with 'Come Back When You Grow Up',  The Beatles were proclaiming "All You Need Is Love",  and the Monkees were singing about a 'Pleasant Valley Sunday' during the first weekend of September in 1967.  Another reason that I am so fond of 1967 is that my wife June was born that year, however, don't tell her I told you so.  The song 'Brown Eyed Girl' by Van Morrison has always reminded me of her.  That was a big radio song this weekend 45 years ago.

 

On Those Were The Days this Saturday night you can enjoy 6 hours of great radio memories.  Call us with your requests, play trivia, and win a prize donated by one of our sponsors.

 

Phil

A Rick Nelson Profile And Your Requests

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On Those Were The Days this week, I will feature exerpts of an interview I recorded this week with Sheree Homer.  Sheree has written a book called Rick Nelson, Rock 'n'Roll Pioneer.  Sheree will give her thoughts on why she feels that Rick Nelson is over looked when people talk about the early days of rock and roll.  Hear some great tracks from a legendary artitst that began on his parents tv show at 8 years old.  He went from teen idol to adult superstar and became one of the first to blend Country music with Rock And Roll.

 

I hope to talk with you Saturday night when you request a song.  It is always great to talk music, movies, tv, and other stuff from the 50's through the 80's.  Those Were The Days can be heard from 6:00 p until Midnight on Saturday nights on WRCO FM 100.9.

 

Phil

Your Requests With Philvis And Elvis

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What a great night of requests this past Saturday night!  You made me dig for songs not played in a while and some that we have never played.  The hotline will be open and the 'Magic Cow Bell' will be ringing when its trivia time this Saturday night. We will also feature a few Elvis favorites and rare cuts.  

Many of us can well remember where we were on August 16th of 1977 when we first heard the news of his death.  I was with a cousin of mine and we were taking some time for bike riding because the rain that day had postponed the hay making.  When we got back to the house I went to my room and turned on the radio.  ABC news was just starting on WRCO and the newscast began with a portion of the song Hound Dog.  The newsman than stated that the King Of Rock And Roll had died in Memphis.  It didn't seem like it was real.  It took a few hours for it to sink in.  I had been a big Elvis fan as a very young boy.  I even saved my change and sent away for an Elvis record that was advertised on TV.  I used to imitate him in front of the mirror and branched out to Mrs. Varana's classroom in 5th grade.  This even won over a few 6th grade girls who actually talked to me after my Elvis tributes!  

Elvis is probably more popular today than in 1977.  We still get some of his songs requested each weekend.  Request one of your favorite Elvis tunes during this weekends program.  I hope to hear from you this Saturday night. 

 

Phil

Thanks For Helping G.R.A.C.E.

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During the recent Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination radio auction, two of our great Saturday night listeners were  winning bidders and will now get to program their favorite songs during an hour of Those Were The Days.  Thanks to everyone who bid on this unique chance.  Congratulations to Marlene and Jeff.  They will each get to tell me what to play during an hour of Those Were The Days.  The show will air on Saturday night September 8th.  Thanks to everyone who helped G.R.A.C.E. in any way this year.

 

Phil

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