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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 31 Years Ago Today
Here's a commercial for the radio station WFYR 103.5 FM featuring the band Chicago "Hard For Me To Say I'm Sorry," Lionel Richie "All Night Long," Aliotta, Haynes, and Jeremiah "Lake Shore Drive" and Irene Cara "What A Feeling."
"Chicago's Warmest Rock" (Not hot, just warm apparently)
Too bad 103.5 doesn't play music like that anymore. Comment posted by 1980sfan on Saturday, July 12th 2008 at 9:41am.
you said it 80's fan, now it's that dreadful "Kiss FM" even The Blaze (which replaced WFYR) had a few good songs on it's playlist Comment posted by Galagafleetcommander on Monday, July 14th 2008 at 8:26pm.
I remember when it was 103.5 The Beat (around 2000). Boogie down! ;) Comment posted by 70s80s on Monday, July 14th 2008 at 9:18pm.
I thought the Blaze, the Rock (which followed the Blaze), the Beat and even WFYR were decent stations. I think the KISS format sucks. Comment posted by LaPrincess on Tuesday, July 15th 2008 at 2:11pm.
The Beat was awesome, I cried when they became KISS : ( Now I just listen to my mp3's/cds and ignore radio. Comment posted by esmooth99 on Wednesday, July 16th 2008 at 3:46pm.
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Can't beat the million-dollar sound of a jingle performed by the Ron Hicklin Singers. Even after 40 years, "At McDonaaaald's..." still sticks to the brain. It's been so long since a memorable uptempo jingle has been used in a national ad campaign, using one would stand out against all the maudlin and futuristic aural wallpaper used today.
If I'm not mistaken, that's a billboard for Ronrico rum visible through the window at 0:35. Even though no one at home was going to be putting this spot on "pause" in 1975, it surprises me they let that slip into something so tightly produced.
T.K. - You're correct - I hadn't noticed that, but this is the last regular appearance of Frazier Thomas on Family Classics that has yet been found. I don't have the opening for "The Black Swan" but I do have the last half hour or so including the complete ending, some of which you see here. I'll have to give this a proper posting at a later time.
Less than two months before the death of Frazier Thomas... am I right in that this is the latest of his regular appearances to have surfaced so far? (I'm not counting the clips used in the retrospective stories in April.)
The intro music to the car show sounds like it came from this catchy number used on the CHEK-TV Friday Night Movie in 1981. WGN's recording sounds like it came from someone holding a mic up to a record player in their basement, however. I'd love to hear it in full.