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Sep 12, 2017

Here's my conversation with one of the biggest stars of the 70's...KC of KC & The Sunshine Band. From record store employee to superstar he told it all when we talked in 2013. It's a truly amazing story of rags to riches and everything in between.

With the release of the self-titled second album KC and the Sunshine Band in 1975 came the group's first major U.S. hit with "Get Down Tonight". It topped the R&B chart in April and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August. "That's the Way (I Like It)" also became a number one hit[1] in November 1975 and the group did well at the 1976 Grammy Awards. The 1976 album Part 3 yielded two number one singles: "I'm Your Boogie Man"[1] and "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty".[1] Another hit, "Keep It Comin' Love", peaked at number two. Their success lasted until the fifth album; their last chart topping hit was "Please Don't Go" in December 1979, hitting number one[1] for one week in January 1980, and becoming the first number one hit of the 1980s.

Sep 7, 2017

Here is the final show Norbert Putnam and I did on Dec. 16, 2007.

That was the day Dan Fogelberg died.

Norbert's involvement with Fogelberg made music history.

Norbert's memories of one of America's most talented singer/songwriters defines the magic moment when major talents combine.

Great songs. Great singer. Great memories.

That's what this show is all about.

Sep 7, 2017

In my 30+ years doing talk radio this interview with a guy named Josh Wadley affected me more than any show I have ever done.

It’s brutally honest.
It’s heartbreaking in places.
It’s a story unlike any you have ever heard before.

Some elements of this show, especially the section about drugs, may be very upsetting. If drugs have affected you in any way, from personal use to enduring the trials of a family member, this show definitely WILL change your life.

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