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Comment on Too Hot by Tom Nawrocki

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:16:13 +0000

I could still sing the chorus (badly) of each of those Anne Murray hits, but I have no recollection whatsoever of Andy Gibb's "Desire." The future Mrs. Bartlett was absolutely correct about "Him." You should have taken that as a very positive sign.

Comment on Purpose by Yah Shure

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:43:03 +0000

Whenever the name of any personality at the station I worked at in the late '70s was mentioned in Billboard or Radio & Records, a solicitation letter from the Electric Weenie would arrive shortly thereafter, without exception. Also without exception: the first letter of each person's last name was misspelled on said offers. We figured if that was the best they could do, their actual product must literally be a joke.

Comment on Purpose by Scott Bennett

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:13:22 +0000

It sure would be interesting!

Comment on Further Down Behind the Masquerade by March 21, 1980: Stand by Me – One Day in Your Life

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:00:03 +0000

[…] wrong cut or on not playing “Train in Vain” at all. The station’s program director, an impatient fellow under the best of circumstances, is not […]

Comment on The Concert by March 21, 1980: Stand by Me – One Day in Your Life

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:00:00 +0000

[…] play Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati; it’s the first rock concert held at the venue since the deaths of 11 people in a stampede at a Who concert the previous December. Rick James plays Cleveland with his opening act, Prince. The Outlaws play at […]

Comment on Two Tall Trees by The Lives We Led | The Hits Just Keep On Comin'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:41:06 +0000

[…] to Hibbing a few times over the years, reportedly going incognito. But whether or not we actually return to the places we remember, we never entirely shake the lives we led there. Hibbing aside, Minnesota is still very much a […]

Comment on On Melvin Road by The Lives We Led | The Hits Just Keep On Comin'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:41:04 +0000

[…] if you wanted the truest possible answer—I would tell you that it’s there, on Melvin Road, even though I have had 10 different addresses since I moved away in 1980, and I’ve been at […]

Comment on Purpose by Timothy Morrissey

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:28:38 +0000

I subscribed to Danny Day's jock prep service in the early 70's. Wish I'd kept some of the material. Each week you got about 12 pages of bits, jokes, "unusual news", and even a station promotion idea or two. I have no recollection of what it cost; couldn't have been a lot, or my GM would have nixed it.

Comment on Purpose by mackdaddyg

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:57:56 +0000

If you look at the classifieds in older Billboard magazines, you'll see ads for these services. It would be interesting to see what a package of the material they sent was like.

Comment on Purpose by jb

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:47:09 +0000

Show prep services were a real thing, although the Internet rendered them largely obsolete. You'd get a packet of stuff in the mail with featurish or humorous material, in many cases with the jokes built right in, but not always. If it was a station subscription, you'd be competing with other jocks on the staff to use the stuff, so many jocks would have their own subscriptions. Joke services were a real thing, too. The problem with them was, as you indicate, they often weren't all that funny. And even when they were, the jock using them had to be able to pull the humor off. It had to flow naturally from who he was to begin with. You can't be a complete clod in every other respect and then sell a Letterman-esque wisecrack at the end of a bit.