After all these years, I have had a conversation with Stan Wall who has been my friend for almost 50 years. Stan owns WLSW 103.9 FM and is going to start to run my Music for Young Lovers show on Saturday nights from 10 - midnight. This is the same show that ran in syndication across the country 20 years ago but has never been heard in Pittsburgh. It will be fun to have the radio show back on the air again in Pittsburgh. After all these years, I'm thankful there is still an interest in it. I am also putting my record collection on CDs and will have them available soon. I am still working on the book and have pulled hundreds of photographs from dances, concerts, TV shows, recording studios, bands, and other events from the 60s and 70s, including a Three Rivers concert that Porky Chedwick and I did together which featured acts like Chuck Berry, the Shirrelles, Skyliners, and others.
Speaking of Porky, sometime in the early 70s, (I can't remember the exact time because the tape is not dated), I had Porky come to the WIXZ studios on a Saturday night, and for 4 hours, he was my guest on the air and we did my show together. It was one of the best nights I've ever had on the radio, and to this day is one of my fondest memories because, like many Pittsburgh area residents of our generation, I too can remember listening to Porky on WAMO in my car when I was 16 years old. He was an inspiration to me then, and still is today.
A few weeks ago, my 66th birthday came and went, and increasing age and decline in health recently has prompted me to share my experiences and events in my career over the decades in Pittsburgh. It's been over 20 years since I've left the Pittsburgh area to go to Phoenix for the syndication of my show. Let me first say, I have never in the past 20 years released any CDs, reissued any of my Music For Young Lovers albums or authorized the issue of any material that I produced. It's stunning how people feel they have a right to use pieces of my life, my name, my work, what I created from my imagination without any regard to how I or my family would feel. Now that I have that off my chest, for the last several years I have enjoyed going through old radio shows, TV shows, and transferring my record collection to CD. I want to share the fun that I've had putting these together - of the 60's - when many of us were young and idealistic. Some of the projects I'm working on are transferring my record collection to CD, pulling all the photographs from the 60's and 70's for a book that I am in the process of writing, and editing radio specials that I produced in 1969 on various Pittsburgh groups including the Jaggerz, Vogues, Racket Squad, DeeJays, Swamp Rats, etc. Also, I'm working on a Skyliner special that I produced at the network studios in Phoenix with Jimmy Beaumont in 1988.
I also want you to know that I have no computer skills whatsoever, and my wife and family are helping me set up and operate this website. Thanks for all their help
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