Playing Dance, Disco and R&B Hits
from the 70s and 80s 7PM to
12AM Every Saturday Night!
I'm a local guy, from Hagerstown, MD. I started in radio in 1977 at WQCM in Hagerstown, when top 40 on FM was a new thing. From there I did some part time on air work in 1978 at the old Disco 93, WKYS.
In the early 80s I worked at WZYQ, Z-104 in Frederick, MD. (A station from which I have been fired 3 times!) I also worked part time at WBSB, Baltimore, B-104 . In 1985, I took the plunge and decided to try moving to another area to further my radio career. I was midday DJ and music director at WNVZ, Z-104 in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA. . But I was homesick for Maryland, so in 1986 I took the Program Director/Morning Show at WQCM.
In 1987, I went back to Baltimore to do Mornings at WWMX, Mix106 . Then I finally made it back to DC in 1990 working for the New Mix 107.3, WRQX. I did just about every shift there filling in from Mornings to weekends. I stayed at Mix until 1995, when I took the afternoon shift at a new radio station in town, The New Bright 99-5! (Anyone remember that?) Soon, Bright 99-5 went back to it's old call letters, WGAY, and became Relaxing Favorites from Yesterday and Today.
In 1998, I had a short stint at WASH, then moved to Florida and Texas, before getting homesick again and returning to the area in June 2001. Since then I've been doing part time work at both WASH and Big 100.3.
In 2008, I'm ecstatic to be playing the jammin dance hits of the 70s and 80s on WASH FM!
I ask for your support, please listen and tell all your friends to listen, so I don't have to move again!
Hear the latest Jammin' Saturday Night Show here. www.jamminsaturdaynight.com
Judge Makes Idiot Let World Know He's an Idiot!
We can only hope 58-year-old Richard Dameron of Cleveland will think twice before harassing police officers again. After threatening officers in 911 calls he made, he first had to serve jail time. But the judge also ordered Dameron to stand outside a local police station holding a large sign describing himself as an idiot and apologizing to police. He was supposed to do it back in June, but didn't show up and told Judge Pinkey Carr that he was drunk and didn't have a ride. Judge Carr ordered him to an additional 90 days at that time. Dameron finally began the vigil Monday and must stand outside for three hours each day for the rest of the week. His homemade sign actually reads: "I apologize to Officer Simone and all police officers for being an idiot calling 911 threatening to kill you. I'm sorry and it will never happen again." (CBS News)
I'm a Sexy Freemason and I Know It?
Police in Battle Creek, Michigan said they broke up something of a wild orgy early Sunday morning at a Masonic Temple. A source called it an "out of control sex party." According to reports, the first officer to walk inside was shocked to find a couple performing a lewd sex act, along with drugs, multiple nude women and men videotaping it. Officers made "multiple arrests" though reports on the story don't make clear what, if any, charges were filed against party attendees. In an apparent attempt to shirk responsibility for the event, a temple spokesperson told reporters that an outside group paid $900 to host a "dance party" at the temple that night and that the Masons had no idea what was really going on. (WWMT News)
New Smart Car Folds Up For Easy Parking
With a click on a smartphone, the experimental "Armadillo-T" electric car made in South Korea will park itself and fold nearly in half, freeing up space in crowded cities. The quirky two-seater, named after the animal whose shell it resembles, may never actually see production but it is part of a trend of developing environmentally friendly vehicles for urban spaces. The car can travel 60 miles on a 10-minute charge at a max speed of 37 miles per hour. When it comes time to park, the rear of the vehicle folds over the front, almost halving its body length to just 5.4 feet. For now the Armadillo-T cannot legally travel the roads in South Korea because it does not meet certain mandatory criteria, such as withstanding crashes. A video demonstrating the prototype has been viewed almost 800,000 times YouTube. (Reuters)
How Not to Spice Up Your 40th Birthday!
Two British women have been arrested in Portugal after they were thrown into a van in what turned out to be a fake kidnapping that was allegedly planned to spice up their 40th birthday celebrations. But, the apparent abduction in a Lisbon Square looked so real to passersby that a string of emergency calls were made to police who then raced into action, sending several emergency response vehicles to chase the van. Terrified callers said they had seen masked men forcing two women into a white van before speeding off. When police stopped the vehicle they discovered the pair were part of an elaborate kidnap attempt taking place on holiday with their friends. The two women have since been freed without charge after they appeared at a private court hearing in the capital on suspicion of criminal simulation, a crime which carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. A spokesman for the court said: "No action will be taken against any of the participants. We understand they were playing a game. (Ananova)
As you listen to the potential songs of summer, does it seem like the old familiar disco beat has returned? Whether it's Bruno Mars, Treasure, Daft Punk's Get Lucky or Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines (which is said to be a bit too close to Marvin Gaye's Got To Give It Up). Give them a listen and see if the Old 70s beat is returning.
Here are candidates for Song Of The Summer...
"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. and Pharrell
"We Can't Stop," Miley Cyrus
"Get Lucky," Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell
"I Love It," Icona Pop, featuring Charli XCX
"Treasure," Bruno Mars
Check out Barbara Eden in her Jeannie outfit at age 78!