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ROCKOLLECTIONS: HOME FOR THANKSGIVING 2013 PT.2 END

I really miss doing these Thanksgiving shows with Engineer Ken Stanley.

They and the Christmas Shows were the most fun for us each year.
Like every Rockollections, I get to make a statement, send a message.
As I have said many times, Music is my form…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 26, 2013 at 10:53pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HOME FOR THANKSGIVING 2013 PT.1

A different kind of start this year, as I am perplexed by all this Black Friday business.

Seems to me that instead of people being thankful for what they HAVE, they are more interested in what they WANT!
Once again, I remind you that Thanksgiving is the most heavily traveled time of the year in the U.S.

50 million travelers…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 24, 2013 at 10:53pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO RADIO- GHOST OF RADIO PAST FINALE

This Salute To Radio has been 15 years in the making.
To begin this Grand Finale, I'll have a look at how it must feel for a struggling artist or band to finally get played on the radio- subject nowadays to the odorous, obscene power of Program Directors.…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 20, 2013 at 11:28am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO RADIO- RADIO IN FILM AND TV

Nearing the Finale, the first of the last two Chapters of our Salute To Radio, I'll start with a song I only have on an old cassette from the 80's.

And it sounds it, lol!

Then a brief look, not as long as I would have liked, at how Radio has been portrayed in other Media.

In this case, Film and TV.

All leading us to the Sad Life of a DJ, and the best song ever about that.

One that had to be…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 17, 2013 at 11:43pm — 14 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO RADIO- BROKEN RADIOS AND HEARTS

Moving on with the Salute to Radio and my 15 Years as the host of Rock Lives, Rockollections or anything else you want to call it…as long as it’s nice!
To start, I will finally be playing that song I mentioned way back in in Chapter Two- one of the all-time great Rock & Roll Namedropping…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 13, 2013 at 10:48am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO RADIO- SEX AND THE RADIO

Still Saluting Radio, and now over 15 years ago I did the first Rock & Roll show at a station that never played that Music.

Back then it was quite a bit different- more emphasis on my talk rather than Music.

I would read the Billboard album reviews and tell what were the top 10 or 20 songs on the charts.

But the most fun thing was Engineer Ken and I each time wondering what we could get away with.

Could I play 2 songs…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 11, 2013 at 1:22am — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO RADIO- THE FALL OF FM

Anyone who has ever listened to my show knows that I do not have any rules about what I am going to play.

Here's the inside scoop on how I work it- most times doing a Theme, the Opening or the Last Song comes to me, sometimes both.

After that, I think of every song I can on the topic and make a list.

Then the most important part- I play them!

And while one is playing, the song that should come next becomes…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 6, 2013 at 8:43am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SALUTE TO RADIO- THE RISE OF FM

Time to continue our Salute To Radio, for my 15th Anniversary doing the Rock show.

Previously, I made some promises here- I say them again.

You will hear the BEST damn songs about Radio you will ever hear!

As a kid I liked the radio, but when I heard FM, I fell in love!

These next two chapters will be about the grand, and for the most part failed, experiment of FM Progressive Rock…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 4, 2013 at 12:16am — 8 Comments

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