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WE STAND WITH UKRAINE!

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WE STAND WITH UKRAINE!

This weekend’s HitOldies programming is dedicate to the bravery of President Zelinski and those who remain to fight the evil forces of darkness unleashed upon these innocent people by Russian president Putin. Our hearts are with the PEOPLE of Ukraine, who are suffering the horrors of a war they did not want.

I call upon all of our visitors to take a moment to pray for these brave people.

Sir Elton John gave Rina Sawayama’s upcoming album his seal of approval

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Sir Elton John gave Rina Sawayama’s upcoming album his seal of approval

This article appeared at https://www.music-news.com/news/UK/146957/Sir-Elton-John-gave-Rina-Sawayama-s-upcoming-album-his-seal-of-approval

Sir Elton John gave Rina Sawayama’s upcoming album his seal of approval.

The ‘Tiny Dancer’ hitmaker and the 31-year-old singer previously joined forces on the hit ‘Chosen Family’, and Rina has revealed the music legend blasted out songs from her follow-up to her self-titled 2020 debut studio album on his “humongous boombox”.

Rina told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “I wrote a record during lockdown, which was really difficult.

“I felt I just didn’t have anything to write about because, like a lot of people, I wasn’t doing anything. But I managed to do it and it is coming out this year.”

She added of Elton: “We spent some time in the summer together and he has this humongous boombox which he listens to music on. I played him my songs and he loved them.”

Elton, 74, crowned Rina’s first LP his “album of the year”.  Speaking to the Japanese singer-songwriter on FaceTime for his Apple Music radio show ‘Rocket Hour’, he told her: “Hi Rina! It’s so wonderful to talk to you because so far you have made my album of the year. This is my favourite album of the year.”

The ‘Dynasty’ singer replied: “Stop it, no way.”

Elton said Rina was on his “bucket list” of artists he wanted to quiz on her music because he’s “so fascinated” by her.  He went on to say: “It’s a phenomenal record.

“We’ve been playing a lot of it on our show … you’re on my bucket list because I wanted to talk to you because I’m so fascinated about you.”

The ‘Rocket Man’ singer also praised The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ and Perfume Genius’ ‘Set My Heart On Fire Immediately’, but insisted that ‘SAWAYAMA’ is “the strongest album of the year by far”.  Elton also said that he could see Queen of Pop Madonna releasing the album’s track ‘Bad Friend’.He added: “It encompasses so many styles of music. ‘Bad Friend’, for example, is a song that Madonna would die for.”

HitOldies is #AlanaStrong

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HitOldies is #AlanaStrong

Alana was diagnosed in late July/ early August of 2012 with ALL. After test results came back it showed that she had the Philadelphina Chromosome as well.

HitOldies is joining with Mix105Indy.com in lifting up Alana in prayer as she battles this crippling disease. Alana is 18 years old and attends Taylor High School in Kokomo, Indiana. She was first diagnosed with Lukemia as a small child. She beat the illness in elementary school but now it has returned and she is suffering from it once again.

 

 

A Facebook has been created in support of Alana. The person who created the group writes:

I created this group for those who know Alana to post positive thoughts & messages to share with her family & friends. You are also more than welcome to post memories of fun times you have had. I know there will be many more happy memories with her. I know there are a few fundraisers in the works for her so you may share those as well here. No negativity will be tolerated. I don’t anticipate any but I’m just stating up front that it is NOT allowed.
Also if you don’t personally know Alana or her family but want to join so that you can support her in her fight, please feel free to join! The more prayers, the better.
What Cancer Cannot Do
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot quench the spirit.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.

You can show your support for this young woman by joining the group at this link: (13) Prayers For Alana | Facebook

New HitOldies Schedule – March 2022

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New HitOldies Schedule – March 2022

Schedule

Weekdays

(All Times EASTERN)

  • WEEKDAYS 6am – 10am The Steve Garren Big 80s Morning Show
  • TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 10am – 2pm Matt Craig with NEW YORK’S BEST ROCK
  • MONDAY & FRIDAY 10am – 2pmSteve West with NEW YORK’S BEST ROCK
  • WEEKDAYS 2pm – 6pm: Big Daddy – Top 40 Timeline America to the World!
  • WEEKDAYS 6pm – 9pm: Bob Gilmore – WBLQ Time Machine
  • WEEKDAYS 9PM – 12am: Steve West – WBLQ Time Machine
  • WEEKDAYS 12am – 6am: Hitoldies Music

Specialty Programming

  • Saturday 5am – 7am:Grooveline with Ryan Duran”
  • Fill-In: One Hit Wonders with Dan Sweeney
  • Fill-In: Nothing But Old 45s with Larry Kratka – Classic Rock, Pop and 80s versions

Weekends

  • Saturday 7am – 1pm: Daniel Coulombe simulcast with 88.9 CJMQ Sherbrooke, PQ
  • Saturday 1pm – 2pm: Frank Cavallaro simulcast with 88.9 CJMQ Sherbrooke, PQ (Isaac Shane returns in April with a new time slot)
  • Saturday 2pm – 3pm: Retro Playlist” with Bob Gilmore (on hiatus until April)
  • Saturday 3pm – 5pm: Various
  • Saturday 5pm – 8pm: Auston Douglas
  • Saturday 8pm – 10pm: Ted Silver simulcast with 88.9 CJMQ Sherbrooke, PQ
  • Saturday 10pm – 12am: Top 40 Timeline with Big Daddy (Weekend Edition)
  • Sunday 12am – 1am: New York’s Best Rock with Magic Matt Craig (Replay from previous week)

 

  • Sunday 5am – 7am: Airchexx Live with Steve West (Classic Radio Aircheck Show)
  • Sunday 7am – 9am: Steve Garren Big 80s Morning Show
  • Sunday 9am – 2pm: Daniel Coulombe simulcast with 88.9 CJMQ Sherbrooke, PQ
  • Sunday 2pm – 4pm: Brett Your Radioman
  • Sunday 4pm – 6pm:  Kenny Tosh
  • Sunday 6pm – 7pm:  “New York’s Best Rock” with Magic Matt Craig
  • Sunday 7pm – 9pm:  Rockin’ Richie Norris
  • Sunday 9pm – 12am: “Jammin’ Oldies” with The Real Mark James!

ALL OF OUR STAFF PERSONALITIES BROADCAST LIVE WHENEVER POSSIBLE
Syndicated shows are indicated with an asterisk *

 

New Schedule: Magic Matt hosts 10am – 2pm

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Magic Matt CraigTuesday, Wednesday and Thursday here on HitOldies, Magic Matt Craig takes the reigns from Steve Garren after the morning show and plays all those BIG hits you remember from the 70s, 80s and 90s! It’s a midday full of fun, birthdays, today in history and the weather for Southern New England, done the way radio used to sound!

We have all the fun and all that great music from a library of over 10,000 songs! Matt also hosts “New York’s Best Rock” every weekend and pulls from one of the largest music libraries on the web!

Don’t miss Magic Matt,  10am to 2pm Weekdays right here on HitOldies!

And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen… Something Totally Different

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And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen… Something Totally Different

While HitOldies is all about the music, some of our members are into other types of radio frequency. This short article will attempt to introduce our listeners who aren’t familiar with Amateur Radio already, into the interesting world of voice repeaters, networking, and internet links.

Ham radio is not CB. It’s not the FRS (Family Radio Service), nor is it the newly created GMRS licensed service. Amateur radio is a service in every stretch of the imagination, where technically inclined individuals are licensed by the FCC and use a super-wide variety of communications devices for the express purposes of providing a bonafide service to the community, the enjoyment of the radio hobby, and experimentation with new technology and communications modes and methods. It goes without saying that the ham radio community has had a hand in the development of everything from satellite radio to remote control devices.

I could write an entire book on what the ham radio community does and how to get into it, but that wouldn’t be in the spirit of our HitOldies community. Besides, most of you would probably get bored reading. But I do wish to talk about my latest ham radio ‘toy’, how entertaining it is for me, and how it relates to data streaming, such as how we stream the hit music to you on your devices here at HitOldies.

At left is the exact model that I’m using. This is the ZUM Radio “ZUMspot Elite 3.5 Pi-Star MMDVM”. It’s the latest in a line of interfaces that take the RF transmitted from a user’s (my) UHF digital transceiver, decode it and send it along an internet stream to a server that connects virtually hundreds of thousands of different audio connection servers, in the 6 different digital modes currently being used in the Amateur Radio service. These include P25, Yaesu System Fusion and Icom’s “D-Star” modes, plus DMR and a couple of others. This technology has been around for serveral years, although these internet linking modems are a relatively new thing, going back to 2017 and they are constantly evolving and upgrading.

Here’s the fun thing. I have several UHF (440 mHz band) transceivers here in my ‘shack’. While the availability of digital repeaters down at my low elevation along the river is almost non-existent, this opens up the whole world to me, while I drop back to low power (1 watt on my Icom ID-31 ht and 5 watts on my Yaesu FTM400XDM mobile rig). I literally talk to the entire world, depending upon what server I connect to. And don’t think this is my radio talking to the internet only. The other side of this “tunnel” is connected to actual radios, transmitting RF to specific regions. For instance, yesterday, while I was on this main computer programming HitOldies music, my Icom radio was connected to the node known as “America-Link”. That node is so popular that it has hams from all over the world tuned in. In this case, I talked with another operator named Tommy, who was located in northwest England. Just using a small walkie-talkie-looking device set to low power – one watt, from my back porch. And while I was talking to him through my internet connection, understand that the same internet connection was streaming the audio you hear on HitOldies! The bandwidth used to carry on this conversation, or, QSO as we call it in ham radio, is very small. This uses very few resources.

If you want more information on ham radio, how you might get involved, or if you’re a ham now, and want to just share your stories, send an email to hitoldies2020@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to point you in the right direction. Alternately, go to arrl.org, and read for yourself what amateur radio is all about and discover how you can get licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.

I’ll see you on the air!

Steve “West”, K1FRC
Owner/PD
HitOldies.net

Check out the All-New “Jammin’ Oldies” with The Real Mark James!

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Check out the All-New “Jammin’ Oldies” with The Real Mark James!

Be sure to check out the NEW “Jammin’ Oldies” classic Dance, 70s Disco, Motown & 80s and 90s Rhythmic show! It’s hosted by Jammin’ 105 New York’s own Mark James, and you’ll really LOVE everything he puts into this show. Then, watch it LIVE on the Vaughn Live app and at VaughnLive.com, and see how radio is REALLY done!

Every Sunday night from 9pm to Midnight, right here on the home for the BIG hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s!

HitOldies is Now On TuneIn!

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HitOldies is Now On TuneIn!

HitOldies is now on the TuneIn player! This will increase our visibility in a big way!

Click on this link or look for the TuneIn player on the sidebar! For those of you wondering, this is the old Airchexx Live channel. Now, it’s all HitOldies programming!

From time to time, we will have special programming on this channel only. Watch this site for programming notes or go to our facebook page, https://facebook.com/hitoldies

HitOldies Personalities Help Celebrate The 74th Anniversary of WLAM Lewiston-Auburn (Audio and Video)

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HitOldies Personalities Help Celebrate The 74th Anniversary of WLAM Lewiston-Auburn (Audio and Video)

The Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021. WLAM celebrates the 74th anniversary of it’s first broadcast by bringing back the top 40 format it had in the 1960s and 1970s. The actual date of WLAM’s first broadcast was September 3, 1947. There are no recordings that we know of that event. But we did have airchecks of the station in the mid and late 70s. Going by that, Bob Gilmore, Robby Bridges and Steve West brought back the format that so many in Central Maine remember.

From one of the old jocks who was at WLAM in its heyday, “WLAM was THE go-to music station in much of Central Maine, at least until 98 JBQ became popular on FM” Armed with that knowledge and a 5kw signal that blankets most of Maine, and at night, the Canadian Maritimes and even Norway, we set out to entertain as they did in the old days!

We’ll post ALL the shows once they are edited. They are in the player below.


Now, a teaser. A scoped video version of Robby Bridges 7pm show from our Airchexx Classic Radio YouTube Channel (below)

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