Before I started this blog, I posted about songs from old AT40s on Facebook, January-July 2017. I’ll be moving them here over time. This entry has been edited somewhat from the original.
In early June of 2012 I started listening regularly to AT40 rebroadcasts on terrestrial radio stations. At first it was just the 1970s shows on WWRW in Lexington but over time I’ve found via the TuneIn app a number of stations from literally around the globe on which I can hear both 70s and 80s shows. Now I most often listen to WTOJ (Watertown, NY), KCPI (Albert Lea, MN), KOKZ (Waterloo, IA), KZOY (Sioux Fall, SD), KWVF (Santa Rosa, CA), CHNS (Halifax, NS), CKWW (Windsor, Ont), and KLFM (Bendigo, Victoria, Australia). One of the nicest features for me about catching shows from the first half or so of the 70s is that I’ve been introduced to lots of tunes I don’t remember from back in the day.
I was a big fan of Melissa Manchester’s “Midnight Blue” in the summer of 75. She made the top 10 two other times but also scored a number of minor hits. One of them, at its peak position of #27 here, is one of those songs I don’t know that I’ve heard outside of February/March 76 rebroadcasts. It’s very, very nice.