Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ron Santo's continued omission from the National Baseball Hall of Fame is a joke. What better way to turn a frown into a smile than to do a podcast of Comedy Bits. No way is Joe Morgan and his pack of cronies going to get the last laugh.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

I was Moving in 1987. I was out of radio and had been for 5 years. It was time for a change of scenery. Moving to Arizona was one of the best decisions I ever made. Some of the songs I listened to back then are featured on this show. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Chicago radio legend Tommy Edwards, who's been hosting afternoons on Love FM since October, is moving up to mornings. As morning personality, Edwards will succeed John Monds, who left last month to host afternoons at KRBV-FM in Los Angeles. No word on if Uncle 'Lar might be an occasional guest.

Monday, February 12, 2007

So The Dixie Chicks comeback is complete. Bullsh*t!

Just because they were given 5 Grammy Awards proves nothing. Only 11,000 members of a select group vote on those awards. Their peers might love them, but the American public still does not.

Where are their CD sales? In the toilet. What about airplay on ANY radio stations? Almost non-existent. Who is going to their concerts? Judging by the rescheduling of dates and half-full shows, only their most ardent fans.

Even the lead clucker, Natalie Maines, knows the truth. TVs across the nation tuned to another channel after The Police finished & The Chicks took the stage.

What did I do during their performance? I took a "Natalie." In fact, just thinking about those three dodos makes me want to take another "Natalie."

Can anybody loan me a can of Oust? I might need a plunger and a fresh roll of Northern, too.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Leave it to Tommy Edwards to drag his old radio pal Larry Lujack into 21st century cyberspace. At Edwards' urging, the legendary Superjock has begun keeping a blog from his home in Santa Fe, N.M. It's posted at:

"Nothing new with me," Lujack writes. "Just hangin' out . . . golfin' a few balls . . . awaiting my next ill-fated comeback."

Edwards now hosts afternoons on Bonneville International rhythmic oldies WILV-FM (100.3).

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Inspired by The Stepfather of Soul, Davewillieradio delves into Classic Soul. Some of these songs were on mainstream Top 40 stations and should be played on Oldies outlets, but don't seem to make the cut.

Included is a tribute to The Spinners' Billy Henderson, who recently passed away.

This show was 30 minutes longer than normal. It was difficult to leave any of these great tunes out. The ones that didn't make this show will be featured in upcoming casts.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

And The Cradle Will Rock as Van Halen will reunite with original singer David Lee Roth for a 40 city summer tour of North America.

It will be the first time that Roth performs live with the band since 1984, when he was replaced by Sammy Hagar. A brief reunion with Roth in 1996 resulted in two new songs but no tour.

Original bassist Michael Anthony will not be a part of the reunion. Late last year he was replaced by Eddie Van Halen's 15-year-old son Wolfgang.

On March 12, Van Halen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Just helping out my friend, jb, at The Hits Just Keep On Comin'.

Enjoy Hoochie Koochie Lady by Elf.

It's time to Rock Your Socks Off at Davewillieradio. Featured on this show is a Pat Benatar 3-Pack. We've also got some Rolling Stones and Loverboy. Special thanks to homercat at Good Rockin' Tonight for the Tim Curry tune. This one almost made my head explode!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

After nearly 30 years, the Eagles will soon release their first album of all-new music. The band was nearing completion on an album of all-new material. "It's coming out in 60 to 90 days, if we don't kill each other first," founding member Don Henley told the crowd Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

"The Long Run" in 1979 was the Eagles last album featuring all-new studio material. That album included the Grammy-winning single "Heartache Tonight." My favorite tune was "The Disco Strangler." I remember playing it on a turntable like it was yesterday.

The group officially disbanded in 1982. They reunited in 1994 for a comeback tour featuring Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmidt and Don Felder. The band appeared together again in 1998, with past members Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Their new album will feature Henley, Frey, Walsh, and Schmidt.