Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Spoken word

"Philadelphia - Greatest Little City in the USA"

Philadelphia’s Rebirth Begins Here

WCAU, one of Philadelphia‘s earliest radio stations (first broadcast:  May 22, 1922), could not sit idly by and allow Philadelphia’s less-than-stellar reputation go unchallenged — so it went on the offensive.  The result:  Just a Philadelphia Minute. WCAU — “a CBS-owned station, represented nationally by CBS Radio Spot Sales” —

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“Swimmy”: Sounds of a Buchla Box?

I am very appreciative that Scholastic Video, in partnership with Weston Woods, has done such a consistently great job adapting children’s literature for the small screen and in a way that appeals to people of all ages. One such adaptation is the story of a fish named Swimmy, who shows

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"20th Century Blues"

Lily Tomlin’s Got the 20th Century Blues

This 45 came into our household as a result of my mom, who worked in the 1970s at a mild-mannered classical music radio station by day (WGUC) that switched over to a hard rock format at the stroke of midnight (WFIB) when it ceased programming for the broadcast day.  This

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