Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rockin' In The Cradle Of Liberty: Sounds of Summer & WFIL

"Boss Radio"

During my growing up years in the late 1960's
and the 1970's summer was not summer without 
listening to the Top 40 pop music played over the air waves
from Philadelphia and WFIL-AM radio.

"The Boss" station could be heard from the city
to the shore, all across South Jersey and down to the
city of Wilmington  Delaware and
 as faraway as Staten Island, New York.

Although AM-radio  was gradually replaced by
higher frequency FM-radio, and WFIL today has a
religious talk show format, the memories of listening
to "The Boss" on the car radio while riding with
my parents going down the shore,  playing on the beach
or at picnics, or on my portable transistor radio in
the backyard while swinging higher and higher on
the swing set with my bare feet pushing 
 against the thick humid air of a sultry June night
are never far from my mind these days now
that summer is here once again.

Some of my favorite song memories
from "The Boss"

Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond

Up Around The Bend
Creedence Clearwater Revival

Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
The Fifth Dimension

Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes
Edison Lighthouse

Close to You
The Carpenters

Long Cool Woman
The Hollies

Indian Reservation
Paul Revere and The Raiders


Beach Baby
First Class

Magic Man

Crocodile Rock
Elton John

Rock The Boat
The Hues Corporation

Black Water
The Doobie Brothers

Moonlight Feels Right

Baby I Love Your Way
Peter Frampton 

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