K-Chuck Radio: Another dive into my college radio days…

From 1981 to 1985, I spent most of my college time at the studios of our college station, WHCL.  88.7 FM on the left side of your dial, don’tcha know. On occasion, I’ve blogged about the myriad of records we played at that station, as we grew from a five-watt low-power station that nobody could…

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K-Chuck Radio: The Evolution of “Solid Rock”

It’s the winter of 1982, and through a friend in Australia who sends me Oz Rock records, I discover the rock band Goanna – a rock band with a social conscience.  I also discover their #1 hit “Solid Rock” – a charging beat with a powerful statement to return tribal lands that were yanked away…

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K-Chuck Radio: More One-Hit Wonders from the 1970’s

I’ve found an Internet radio station that broadcasts classic American Top 40 episodes – they’ll play one from the 1970’s, then follow it up with an episode from the 1980’s.  And in listening to these compilations – all hosted by radio legend Casey Kasem – you discover that there were some amazing songs out there…

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K-Chuck Radio: The Monster Soulful Groove

Sometimes, there’s a song out there that captures your consciousness.  It makes you smile, it surges your emotions, it takes you to a place you weren’t expecting to visit. So on today’s K-Chuck Radio, I felt like bringing some powerful music to you.  Soaring vocals, emotive lyrics, spectacular harmonies. And let’s start with… THE MAGIC…

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K-Chuck Radio: Until we get power again…

Rise and shine, Chuck.  Up and at ’em.  Look at my clock and … I can’t see my clock. Oh no.  It finally happened.  The diabetes has captured my eyesight. No… wait a second … My eyes didn’t lose power… The Town and Village lost power.  No electricity from the storm. So until the power…

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K-Chuck Radio: Edison Diamond Discs

What I have for you today are some very rare and very intriguing recordings from the 1920’s.  They were produced by Thomas Edison’s phonograph company, and were manufactured on records that could not be played on standard phonographs. Such were the Edison Diamond Discs, a flat disc phonograph that promised better fidelity than the standard…

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K-Chuck Radio: But they’re not doing the Time Warp…

I’ve blogged in the past about my affinity for the 1970’s cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  I’ve mentioned about how I binge-watched it in college, using that and a purchased audience par-ti-ci-pa-tion record to learn the call and response cues.  I’ve penned a K-Chuck Radio blog post about the cultural affinity of the…

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K-Chuck Radio: That time when Playboy went “after dark…”

If you haven’t heard by now, Hugh Hefner – the man who brought us Playboy magazine and all that came with it and after it – passed away last night at the age of 91.  And while there will certainly be plenty of tributes to the man and his publishing empire and the cultural revolution…

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K-Chuck Radio: Motown like you’ve never heard it before

Guys and gals, today I’m bringing you some of the rarest, most unique tracks out there from the Motown Records vaults.  Some of them are early recordings from your favorite artists and groups, some of them are radically altered versions, and some – well, I’ll just let you hear them. As much as Motown was…

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K-Chuck Radio: Sedaka’s Back

What if I told you that one of the most prolific songwriters / singers / performers of rock and roll’s early years – a man who reinvented his career over and over and over again, whose music could be heard throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s – is inexplicably NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall…

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