Originally written September 15, 2013.
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All right. Good Friday evening, y’all, and welcome to another edition of Top 10 Flashback! All content is original and exclusive to this blog, except, of course, for the music itself. Any rebroadcast or other use of this material…aw, fuck it.
Tonight we will go back many, many years to a time I barely remember myself. A time filled with cool cars, great music, and President Johnson. Well, two out of three ain’t bad, right? The year was 1966, and we will tune into AM 920, WOKY in Milwaukee. All but two of these songs should be familiar to most of you.
Originally written September 2, 2013, slightly edited September 3, 2014.
Good evening! What we’re gonna do right here is go back. Way back. Back into time. When the only people that existed were troglodytes. Cavemen. Cavewomen. Neaderthal…
Oh, excuse me! Let’s do a Top 10 flashback from 45 years ago this week. We’ll travel to, believe it or not, Anchorage, Alaska, and hear the top ten tunes from Radio 900, KFRB’s Pacemaker ’68 survey.
Ready? Then let’s take the average caveman, at home, listening to his stereo…
So what’s up, loyal readers? You may have heard we had an epic rainfall here Monday – about 5″ of rain in an hour. Thought I was gonna have to build an ark to get around. Continue reading
So, how’s it hangin’, loyal readers? Getting hot where you’re at? I’m not sure, but I think we are in the dog days of summer. I once read where that term came from, but I can’t remember and I’m too damn lazy to look it up. This summer hasn’t been bad here at all – a few high 80’s/low 90’s days, but mostly just nice, sunny days in the mid-upper 70’s. Works for me. If the temps are brutal where you are, beat the heat with a Top 10 flashback! Continue reading
Well, good Sunday, loyal readers! No, I didn’t go on hiatus again, I was coaxed out of retirement to host a family friend’s wedding reception Friday night. Had to set up both the DJ system and a projector/screen for a video slideshow. Had a great time, saw some people I hadn’t seen since the late 90’s, got to check out a few well-dressed hotties half my age, and made some extra money. Thinking about hanging my shingle back up. You can hire me as a DJ or karaoke host for your wedding or other event, or you can just hit me up for a Top 10 flashback! Continue reading
Greetings, loyal readers, and welcome to a happy summer weekend. Get everything done you need to, but set aside a little time for a Top 10 flashback!
This week we’re visiting 1968, a year in which shit started getting real. Martin Luther King was assassinated less than three months prior, Robert Kennedy died earlier in June, and Abbie Hoffman and the rest of the Chicago Seven were making their final plans to disrupt the Democratic National Convention. So the music of the summer of ’68 must have been all about the counterculture and the anti-war movement, right? Um, no. Continue reading
Originally written October 18, 2013.
What’s up, loyal readers? It’s the weekend, and time to give you T10FB fans another look into our musical past. Sorry, no podcast this week; the time I would have spent doing that was spent watching the ALCS, mostly in agony. Being a Detroit sports fan is like being constantly cockteased, and in this case, all the great pitching in the world doesn’t negate the fact that if you want to win, you must score more runs than the other team. Winning two at Fenway isn’t out of the question, but it won’t happen if the hitting doesn’t improve. The Tigers are paying Prince Fielder $23 million this year alone for…whatever the fuck it is he’s doing. The only times I’ve seen him on base in the playoffs have been after ball four, and that ain’t happening much, either.
OK, rant over. This week we will travel to the teeming metropolis of Starkville, Mississippi, and point our AM tuner at 980, WKOR, and listen to the top ten songs on their Super Sound Survey from this week in 1969.
Originally written March 5, 2014.
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Yo! It’s Friday night, and you know what that means! Yeah, I know, it means you gotta work tomorrow. Lots of people in those shoes these days, but you can take back one little piece of your weekend with a Top 10 flashback!
Originally written December 27, 2013.
Hey, loyal readers! Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? Me neither. So let’s celebrate the end of the year with a Top 10 flashback!
The charts from smaller markets can be interesting. Some just go by Billboard magazine, but others actually take the pulse of the city they’re in. The station we’re featuring appears to have used the latter approach. 590 WARM was THE Top 40 station in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and they still survive today with a satellite-fed oldies format. This week we will look at their final top 10 of 1968.
Originally written November 8, 2013.
Hey there, loyal readers! That time has come once again. No, not for that, for Top 10 Flashback!
Podcast fans: there is a podcast this week. Didn’t have time do do voiceovers, but there are correct jingles and commercials from 1967, mostly for movies. Download it here:
This week we will head west to San Diego and look at the ten biggest songs on 136/KGB, the station that later gave us the San Diego Chicken. KGB was a Drake/Chenault “Boss Radio” station at the time, like KHJ, KFRC, and CKLW; this type of tight, no-nonsense sound was taking over from the earlier “personality” formats.