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Saturday, May 26, 2007

WABC REWOUND MEMORIAL DAY


That's right, we're here again. The annual REWOUND SHOW on WABC RADIO. For this day every year, WABC ceases being a talk radio station and REWINDS back to its big, big, music past. WABC MUSICRADIO!

Johnny Donovan spends the entire year compiling old audio clips from the 60s, 70s, and early 80s and putting it all together along with old commercials and a bit of narration to tell us what's coming up.

The radio station of my childhood, WABC heard in the New York City Tri-state area is running their annual Rewound Show, playing the actual broadcasts, with the old commercials as well, of the heyday of that station and of AM radio. Like TV Land for radio this Memorial Day, all day, from 6am to 6pm EST. Hosted by Johnny Donovan.

For those of you who listened to the radio during the 60s and 70s, and who of us didn't?, you'll want to tune in. For those who are too young to have experienced it, you'll want to listen, as well.

Trust me.

This was when we lived in a culture much less vulgar than we have today. Take a look at the links and see how popular this Rewound show is and Mark Simone's Oldies show and you'll get an idea of how many folks loved that innocent time and how many, like me, yearn for a simpler time, a more elegant age, when men were men and... whoops got carried away there ;)

Do your soul a favor. Unplug that ipod from your head. Pull those white wires right out, turn it off and put it away. Then, invite some friends over or go visit them. If you live in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area turn on the radio, or click on the link. And laugh, and sing along, and like me, cry a little for the feelings of happiness shared and memories rekindled that this broadcast will heighten in your spirit and in those of us out here listening right along with you.

Happiness: We're all in it together.

bobby r.


Site dedicated to the station's heyday I'll be posting at their forum throughout the show. Look for posts by bobby r. That's me! HERE

Tune in, and enjoy!!

Listen HERE


"Rewound, which will air May 28 for the ninth consecutive year, includes hour-long segments with shows from such noted air personalities as Dan Ingram, Cousin Brucie, Ron Lundy, Harry Harrison, Chuck Leonard, George Michael, Bob Cruz, Steve O'Brien and Charlie Greer, among others."

Here's a preview of what the show is like: PREVIEW

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