Category Archives: Radio’s Good ‘Ol Days

Jeanne Andersen’s Twin Cities Music Highlights

July 15, 2019

I wanted to give a shoutout to my friend Jeanne Andersen and her most excellent Twin Cities Music Highlights website. Jeanne covers the history of live music acts and venues in Minneapolis/St. Paul up to 1974. Special emphasis is given to her hometown of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Of particular interest to Drew’s Radio Site… Read More »

Rewound Radio Dan Ingram 4th of July Weekend Special

July 6, 2019

What are you listening to this 4th of July Weekend? If you’re surfing the streams (the modern day equivalent of “scanning the dial”), don’t forget about the Dan Ingram Electric Radio Theater on Allen Sniffen’s Rewound Radio. Dan is probably the greatest DJ that I never got to hear live. Because I grew up in… Read More »

7/12 Television KCMT Alexandria KNMT Walker

June 11, 2019

Back in the day, if you had a cabin in central or northern Minnesota, KCMT and KNMT were what you watched. Before the advent of satellite TV, you could receive just one channel. Actually, if you happened to be located between the two transmitters, you could receive two channels, but both aired identical programming. Channel… Read More »

You May Have Worked in Twin Cities Radio

June 10, 2019

1. If you know who did his show “stone blind and out of my mind”, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio. 2. If you knew “The Catman” before he became one of the premier morning and voice talents in the nation, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio. 3. If you were… Read More »

Rewound Radio WABC Memorial Day Weekend Special

May 25, 2019

Looking for something to listen to this holiday weekend? Check out Rewound Radio’s “WABC Rewound 2019”, now through Memorial Day. Enjoy original Musicradio 77 WABC Shows with everything that was included when they aired the first time: the DJ’s, the commercials, the jingles, AND the music! Allan Sniffen and his friends did a GREAT job… Read More »

WLS AM 89 New Year’s Montage 1960-89

June 4, 2019

Happy New Year’s, radio friends! Every New Year’s Eve, WLS in Chicago would count down the Top 89 songs of the year. At midnight, #1 would be played. Then, they would launch into a montage of the biggest hits from previous years. Each year, song snippets from the current year would be added. Eventually, it… Read More »

U100 WYOO AM/FM Minneapolis/St. Paul Revisited

May 1, 2019

40 years ago today, the greatest radio station in Twin Cities history pulled the plug and went dark. Now of course, that’s my personal opinion and many will disagree. But in my mind, U100 aka “The Supah Yeww” will always be the ultimate radio station to ever grace the Minneapolis/St. Paul airwaves. U100 was actually… Read More »

The GM Who Forgot His Own Station’s Frequency

March 26, 2019

I was talking to a long time radio buddy yesterday. As it often does, the conversation turned to owners, program directors, and general managers whom we had worked for back in the day. There was a small station in our area who had a notorious GM. This guy really loved the bottle. His drinking escapades… Read More »

670 WMAQ Chicago: A Look Back at the Q 1922-2000

April 1, 2019

If you haven’t yet seen this, Scott Childers gives us an excellent timeline of Chicago’s WMAQ. Scott starts at the beginning: 1922, when it first signed on as WGU. The big 670’s days as a legendary country outlet and flagship station of the Chicago White Sox are covered. “WMAQ’s gonna make me rich!” The short-lived… Read More »