A good ballad always got my attention growing up. Berlin found mainstream success with this chart-topper from 1986, then Jessica Simpson scored a minor hit with a cover version in 2004.
This stop on the tour of radio airchecks takes us back to February of 1974 and the 100.7 FM frequency, which was then home to rock station WDAE-FM.
I’m typing this on a Saturday morning, and I’m hearing these noises once every few moments rumbling outside. There’s a morning thunderstorm in the area, but I don’t know if it’ll rain.
Here on the west coast of Florida, it could be sunny one minute, stormy the next, thanks to the very humid weather. Thunderstorms go off like putting popcorn in a microwave if the atmospheric conditions are right, and they often are.
Sure enough, I just got an alert off of my Weather Channel IPhone app as I type this. Not a storm warning, but a special weather statement. There’s some storms just west of me that have flared up.
My weather advice in times like these? Turn off anything you don’t need to use, like the TV, modem, and so forth. If the power flashes or is lost, turn off the air conditioner, as you won’t need it as the rain keeps the temps down.
My rule of thumb as to when the best time to power down is if you can see lightning in daytime hours, or if you can hear thunder before counting off three seconds once you see a flash of lightning.
Don’t be stupid and stay outside like I did one day in 2007, though I wasn’t in any danger.
Another one of those songs that should have been a hit in the US, but wasn’t, While disco songs were the meal ticket of the Bee Gees in the 70’s, it was nice to be reminded of this 1979 tune which has a bit of a Caribbean flavor to it.
One of my favorite highway videographers, Freeway Jim out of the Atlanta area, was in my neck of the woods recently. Thought I’d show his recent tour of Pinellas County and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Hillsborough County.
One of those songs that gets stuck in your head, so this 2001 Kylie Minogue piece is appropriately named.
How long has WRBQ been on the air in Tampa Bay?
This is from their first month on the air, December of 1973.