APRIL 2007
WRMN 1410 AM, ELGIN IL
RADIO SHOW: "CD SHOWCASE"


NEWSPAPER

Mike Danahey's article about brokered shows on WRMN (including mine) appeared in the Thursday, March 29, 2007, edition of _The CourierNews_ on page D1 (Fox Valley Living section):
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/319004,3_5_EL29_BROKERED_S1.article
Archived copy of the article, used with permission


SEGUES


[Statler Brother's original "Don't Wait On Me"] "When the lights go on at Wrigley Field..." ... You don't have to wait any longer for the lights to go on at Chicago's Wrigley Field ... and you shouldn't have to wait to hear your favorite mix of songs, country and otherwise ... CD Showcase

[John Mayer's "Route 66" in the background] ... Getting your kicks on the airwave's nostalgic highway, CD Showcase on WRMN 1410 AM Elgin.

[Bryan Adam's "Summer of 69" in the background] ... Musical memories of summers and other seasons gone by, CD Showcase on WRMN 1410 AM Elgin.


APRIL 6 "CD SHOWCASE"

TIDBITS

I received Emails from listeners across the country:
jlb ... racingone.com
mizzjlb ... racingone.com
Bill and MrsBill ... racingone.com
blonde_stranger ... racingone.com
RP and MrsRP ... racingone.com
JarheadJrFan ... racingone.com
BadGTM ... racingone.com
George P ... 1st Gen MC Club
twomanymontes ... various MC boards
Joy ... my sis
Aunt Chris
Judy ... Jackson TN
Ann ... Weber-Stephen Products Co (where I work)

RacingOne.com even had a couple running threads going DURING the show! If other boards do the same, I'll mention it on the air :).

Emailed comments about the show:

RacineOne's RP ... "You should be proud you're the most popular topic on the board tonight. Anyway....good job playin' country from when I was growing up."

RacineOne's blonde_stranger (Manassas VA) ... "The show was great! You definitely play some tunes that just aren’t found on the airwaves anymore."

RacingOne's Bill and MrsBill ... "We are loving this great slow music, more then I thought, I like rock and roll but this is nice and relaxing to listen too!!! I missed you last year due to me being on delpoyment, but i am here this year. Keep up the great work Cort, we will be looking forward to all of your shows!!!"

Judy (Jackson TN) ... "The music sounds great and you sound even better."

Ann (IL) ... "Good show.........nice mix of songs! Must have been reading my mind......I was just going to request some Kathy Mattea, and there she was!"

Bigcarman, ChevyTalk.org ... where Dee Dee turned the post into a 'stickied' thread: "Cort, you've gotta be cruising at 35,000 ft!"

montecraig, TGMCC: "That's a great article some nice exposure for the shows, maybe you can get some sponsers and do this more regularly"

Praline, ValveReplacement: "I will try to listen in next show. I put an icon for the site on my desktop so I remember and can find the right site."


PLAYLIST

[Artist ... 'Song Title' ... debut date, weeks on chart, top #, other info]

7p-8p central

Alabama ... 'I'm In A Hurry' ... 09/26/92, 20, 2 @ #1 [next to last #1 song, which was 'Reckless' in 1993]
John Berry ... 'Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye'
Rosanne Cash ... 'Runaway Train' ... 08/13/88, 23, #1
Exile ... 'Give Me One More Chance' ... 08/11/84, 26, #1
Heart ... 'Will You Be There?'
Little Texas ... 'Amy's Back In Austin' ... 12/24/94, 20, #4
Mel McDaniel ... 'Stand Up' ... 09/14/85, 21 #5
Eddie Money ... 'I'll Get By'
Charley Pride ... 'Burgers and Fries' ... 10/21/1978, 14, 3 @ #2
Restless Heart ... 'Why Does It Have To Be?' ... 05/30/87, 25, #1
Sylvia ... 'Snapshot' ... 05/07/83, 18, #5
Clay Walker ... 'Live Until I Die'
Paula Abdul ... 'Straight Up'
Glen Campbell ... 'Country Boy' ... 06/07/75, 21, 3 @ #1 [also spent 2 weeks @ #1 on pop charts]

8p-9p central

John Conlee ... 'She Can't Say That Anymore' ... 09/13/80, 17, 2 @ #2
Forrester Sisters ... 'Letter Home' ... 06/25/88, 24, #9
Ty Herndon ... 'What Mattered Most' ... 02/25/95, 20, #1 [his 1st #1 hit]
Johnny Lee ... 'Sounds Like Love' ... 02/05/83, 18, #6
Anne Murray ... 'A Little Good News' ... 09/17/83, 20, #1
Kathy Mattea ... '18 Wheels & A Dozen Roses' ... 03/12/88, 20, 2 @ #1
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ... 'Modern Day Romance' ... 06/08/85, 21, #1
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ... 'Home Again In My Heart' ... 10/12/85, 21, #3
Eddy Raven ... 'Joe Knows How To Live' ... 06/18/88, 21, #1 [for my sister]
Ray Stevens ... 'The Haircut Song' ... 09/14/85, 14, #45
Dottie West ... 'You Pick Me Up' ... 10/20/79, 14, #12
Bryan Adams ... 'Summer of '69' [I call this a "Wedding RECEPTION song".]
Blackhawk ... 'I Can Sure Smell The Rain' ... 08/20/94, 20, #9
Holly Dunn ... 'Daddy's Hands' ... 08/23/86, 25, #7 [for Dad and sister]

9p-10p central

Sonny & Cher ... 'I Got You Babe'
Highway 101 ... 'Whiskey, If You Were A Woman' ... 05/23/87, 23, #2
Toby Keith ... 'He Ain't Worth Missing' ... 07/03/93, 20, #5
Andy & Terry Murray ... 'Treasures For The Road' [used this as my closing song during my college radio show]
Ronnie McDowel ... 'I Dream Of Women Like You' ... 02/25/84, 19, #7
Lee Roy Parnell ... 'What Kind Of Fool' ... 05/16/92, 20, 2 @ #2
Dan Seals ... 'My Old Yellow Car' ... 03/30/85, 19, #9
Kenny Rogers ... 'The Gambler' ... 10/28/78, 16, 3 @ #1
Kenny Rogers ... 'Scarlet Fever' ... 07/30/83, 18, #5
BJ Thomas ... 'Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love?' ... 02/12/83, 21 #1 [sang them song to TV's Growing Pains]
Brooks & Dunn ... 'Boot Scootin Boogie' ... 05/23/92, 20, 4 @ #1
Confederate Railroad ... 'Queen Of Memphis' ... 11/21/92, 20, #2
Fleetwood Mac ... 'Little Lies'
Lee Greenwood ... 'Fool's Gold' ... 08/18/84, 25, #3

10p-11p central

Michael Martin Murphy ... 'What She Wants' ... 12/01/84, 23, #8
Charly McClain ... 'Who's Cheatin' Who' ... 11/28/80, 17, #1 [recently re-recorded by Alan Jackson]
Eddie Rabbitt ... 'You Don't Love Me Anymore' ... 06/10/78, 14, #1 [his 2nd #1 hit ... first was in 1976]
John Schneider ... 'At The Sound Of The Tone' ... 08/30/86, 23, #5 [best known for his role as Bo Duke on TV's Dukes Of Hazzard]
Sheryl Crow ... 'Real Gone' [from the movie "Cars", which features '76/'77 MC]
Trisha Yearwood ... 'Walkaway Joe' ... 11/07/92, 20, #2
Earl Thomas Conley ... 'Angel In Disguise' ... 05/05/84, 21, #1
Earl Thomas Conley ... 'What I'd Say' ... 11/12/88, 24, #1
Shenandoah ... 'Mama Knows' ... 10/01/88, 21, #5 [their 1st Top 5 hit]
Boy Meets Girl ... 'Waiting For A Star To Fall'
Michael Johnson ... 'Gotta Learn To Love Without You' ... 04/26/86, 20, #12 [debuted on my sister's birthday]
Aaron Tippin ... 'You've Got To Stand For Something' ... 11/03/90, 20, #6
Roger Miller ... 'England Swings' ... 11/20/65, 15, #3
Bonnie Tyler ... 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'
Ricky Van Shelton ... 'Wear My Ring Around Your Neck' [from the movie, "Honeymoon In Vegas"]

APRIL 20 "CD SHOWCASE"


TIDBITS

COMMENTS:

Family friends, Terry and Peggy W (IL) ... "It's been good to hear you this evening. Like the songs."

Pam K (Elgin IL) ... "I'm listening again and enjoying it as always. You're a natural! The songs are indeed bringing back memories."

Tammy W, Manchester College friend (IN) ... "Thanks for the song. Any Janie Fricke song is good. Thought I'd let you know I have enjoyed your show and will try to listen next Friday."

ACHA's Suzy (TX) ... "I am enjoying your show. I hurried home to hear you tonight. Just had dinner with my husband at Chili's and wanted to catch your show. I like your line up of music tonight. It's helping me relax after a week of teaching first graders. Just wanted to say, someone from Texas was listening to you!"

ValveReplacement's Gina (OH) ... "Great show so far - happy to hear your voice again."

FGMC's Capri ... "Just listening as I cruise thru the FGMCC Forum……so far it is a great show! Nice to have some background music while I read!"

FGMC's Phil (Chesterton IN) ... "Go get em Cort, good radio voice."

FGMC's Tony (TEN3ZRO) ... "I'm listening Cort...sounds great..I love country music."

ChevyTalk.org's Bigcarman ... "Cort, just got on and am catching your show. Sounds good so far! Keep it up. I'll be here next weekend."

CarNuts.us' Falcon ... "Cort, I've got you tuned in and I'm waiting for some Merle Haggard and George Jones. You're doing good and keep those discs spinning."

CarNuts.us' KarnUtz ... "Keep 'em spinnin', you Monte-lovin' son-of-a-gun!"

ALSO RECEIVED EMAILS FROM:

Mary (ValveReplacement)
Michelle (ACHA)
twomanymontes (Dave from several MC boards)
RacingOne's Mizz jlb
Ann (Weber-Stephen Products Co)
Mom and Dad


PLAYLIST
[Artist ... 'Song Title' ... debut date, weeks on chart, top #, other info]

7:30p-8:30p central

Pam Tillis ... 'When You Walk In The Room' ... 8/6/94, 20, #2 [#35 pop hit for The Searchers, 1964]
TG Sheppard ... 'Only One You' ... 11/21/81, 19, #1
REO Speedwagon ... 'Time For Me To Fly' ... [what we were all thinking as we "bolted" from work today]
KT Oslin ... 'Come Next Monday' ... 9/29/90, 20, 2 wks @ #1 [what we don't want to be thinking about on a Friday]
Martina McBride ... 'Life #9' ... 1/8/94, 20, #6 [was on FOX's American Idol this week]
Tracey Lawrence ... 'If The Good Die Young' ... 2/5/94, 20, 2 wks @ #1
Mickey Gilley ... 'A Headache Tomorrow (Or A Heartache Tonight)' ... 2/14/81, 15, #1 ["appropriate" debut on Valentine's Day]
James Taylor ... 'Our Town' ... from the movie, "Cars"
Joe Diffie ... 'Pickup Man' ... 10/22/94, 20, 4 wks @ #1
Marshall Tucker Band ... 'Heard It In A Love Song' ... 4/16/77, 10, #51 [#14 on the pop charts]
Carlene Carter ... 'I Fell In Love' ... 7/14/90, 21, #3
Conway Twitty ... 'House On Old Lonesome Road' ... 8/26/89, 15, #19
BareNaked Ladies ... 'Pinch Me'
Gary Morris ... 'Headed For A Heartache' ... 10/17/81, 17, #8 [Gary's 1st Top 10 hit]

8:30p-9:30p central

Gary Morris ... 'Second Hand Heart' ... 7/28/84, 19, #7 [debuted the summer the Cubs won the NL East Division Championship ... but, today, they lost to the Cardinals, the favorite team of ValveReplacement's Mary ... who is listening and who I met during my October 2006 road trip]
Doug Stone ... 'Come In Out Of The Pain' ... 3/21/92, 20, #3
Dottie West/Kenny Rogers ... 'What Are We Doing In Love?' ... 4/4/81, 15, #1
Marie Osmond ... 'There's No Stopping Your Heart' ... 11/9/85, 21, #1
Alan Jackson ... 'Dallas' ... 1/11/92, 20, #1
Madonna ... 'La Isla Bonita'
Bryan White ... 'Sittin' On Go' ... 3/1/97, 20, #1
Billy Dean ... 'Only The Wind' ... 1/4/92, 20, #4
Merle Haggard ... 'Are The Good Times Really Over' ... 5/15/87, 18, 2 wks @ #2 [for Falcon, CarNuts.us]
Dolly Parton ... 'Tennessee Homesick Blues' ... 6/9/84, 20, #1 [for Ann, Weber-Stephen Products Co]
Lynyrd Skynyrd ... 'Sweet Home Alabama'
Ed Bruce ... 'You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had' ... 11/28/81, 21, #1 [Ed Bruce's only #1 hit]
Southern Pacific with EmmyLou Harris ... 'Thing About You' ... 8/3/85, 19, #14

9:30p-10:30p central

Oak Ridge Boys ... 'Gonna Take A Lot Of River' ... 7/30/88, 21, #1 [debuted a few days before the 1st night game at Wrigley Field ... I was at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh watching the Pirates beat the Mets 1-0]
Oak Ridge Boys ... 'Lucky Moon' ... 3/23/91, 20, #6 [both ORB songs for Mom and Dad]
Collin Raye ... 'What If Jesus Came Back Like That' ... 11/25/95, 11 weeks only
George Jones ... 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' ... 4/12/80, 18, #1 [CMA Single Of The Year; for Falcon, CarNuts.us]
Janie Frickie ... 'Somebody Else's Fire' ... 9/21/85, 23, #4 [debut 2 days after my birthday; Janie is from South Whitley IN ... near where I went to college, N Manchester IN, Manchester College; for Tammy W ... college friend]
Journey ... 'Don't Stop Believing'
Keith Whitley ... 'Miami, My Amy' ... 11/2/85, 20, #14
T Graham Brown ... 'I Wish I Could Hurt That Way Again'
Vince Gill ... 'The Radio'
Melissa Manchester ... 'Don't Cry Outloud'
Diamond Rio ... 'Meet In The Middle' ... 3/23/91, 20, 2 wks @ #1
Sawyer Brown ... 'Heart Don't Fall Now' ... 2/1/86, 18, #14
Chicago ... 'Love Me Tomorrow'
Shania Twain ... 'If You're Not In It For Love I'm Outta Here' ... 11/18/95, 20, 2 wks @ #1

10:30p-11:30p central

Roxette ... 'Listen To Your Heart'
Roxette ... 'It Must Have Been Love' ... from the movie "Pretty Woman"
Skip Ewing ... 'Burnin' A Hole In My Heart' ... 10/29/88, 22, #3
Wynnona ... 'No One Else On Earth' ... 8/15/92, 20, 4 wks @ #1
Billy Ray Cyrus ... 'She's Not Crying Anymore' ... 9/5/92, 20, #6
Lionel Cartwright ... 'In My Eyes' ... 10/14/89, 21, #12
Baillie and the Boys ... 'Long Shot' ... 10/18/88, 27, #5
Suzy Bogguss ... 'Drive South' ... 12/5/92, 20, #2
John Anderson ... 'When It Comes To You' ... 4/18/92, 20, #3 [song 1st recorded by Dire Straits on their 1991 album "On Every Street"]
Don Williams ... 'Tulsa Time' ... 11/4/78, 16, #1 [#30 pop hit for Eric Clapton in 1980]
Patsy Cline ... 'I Fall To Pieces' ... 4/3/61, 39, 2 wks @ #1
Don Mclean ... 'American Pie'
Loretta Lynn ... 'Coal Miner's Daughter' ... 10/31/70, 15, #1
Everly Brothers ... 'Bye Bye Love' ... 5/13/57, 26, 7 wks @ #1

APRIL 27 “CD SHOWCASE”

TIDBITS

THANK YOU to ALL who listened and sent Emails to me before/during/after this and every show ... I hope you enjoyed what you heard!

Stephen (TriplePlate/CarNuts.us) recorded the April 20 and April 27 shows...so, if you are interested in hearing them, let me know.

COMMENTS:

Anthony...ACHA...Pittsburgh PA: "Sounding good and I am listening...nice way to start off my birthday which is tomorrow!!!!"

OldDood...GMI...Michigan: "I am not a big country fan...but these are good ones. That is what is neat...hearing well placed songs and cutting through the 'crap'."

BigCarman...ChevyTalk.org...Tucson AZ: "I'm listening. Bring back the childhood memories."

John...El Camino Mailing List...St Charles IL: "Cindy & I are Listening right now Cort. Great job. Interesting Mix of current and classic. Definitely a 'Road Feel'. Hope you get to continue to do what you love."

Jared...FGMC/MMG...Anderson SC: "Finally able to listen to your show, man I been missing all of these good old songs. Awesome Show."

Eddie...TGMCC/MCSS...Stafford VA: "Doing a fine job so far, I was in a grouchy mood, but your music seemed to calm me down."

Sean...TGMCC...Pennsylvania: "You are doing great. Keep up the great job!!!"

Dave/twomanymontes...several Monte Carlo-related boards...New York: "I liked the intros you did. I hope you get some sponsorship."

Stephen M...TriplePlate/Carnuts.us...Olney MD: "You're coming in loud and clear here.... My wife and I are running around the house getting ready for some family that's coming to visit, so we'll be away from the computer from time to time, but we're happily taping away ... Thanks for the memories."

Pete/Leadfoote...RDN...Australia: "I finally got the time difference worked out ......you're comin' through loud n clear mate."

Angela...Wisconsin: "You sound like you are having fun!"

Donna...Elgin IL: "I hope your broadcasts have been all you hoped they would be. Best wishes."

Aunt Marian (Email to Mom & Dad)...near Pittsburgh/Johnstown PA: "Just want you to know that we heard Cort on the radio via computer Friday night. Was good to hear his voice and he sounded good. Keep up the good work, Cort."

ALSO RECEIVED EMAILS FROM:

Ray B...El Camino ML; chevyasylum.com...Utah

Craig...MonteCraig from various MC-related boards...Colorado

Michael B...MC Mailing List...Oklahoma (formerly in Texas)

JLB...RacingOne...Tennessee

Jamie/SouthernDirtRacing...RacingOne

Michelle...achaheart.org...Michigan

Jeff...Vocal Chaos; co-worker at Weber-Stephen Products Co...Illinois

Ann...Weber-Stephen Products Co...Illinois

Melissa...former co-worker at Chase Insurance...Illinois

PLAYLIST
[Artist ... 'Song Title' ... debut date, weeks on chart, top #, other info]

7:30p-8:30p central

David Frizzell & Shelly West ... 'You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma' ... 1/17/81, 17, #1
Johnny Duncan ... 'Slow Dancing' ... 2/24/79, 14, #6 [#10 pop hit for Johnny Rivers, 1977]
Amy Grant ... 'Baby Baby'
Hank Williams Jr ... 'Born To Boogie' ... 6/13/87, 20, #1
Travis Tritt ... 'Anymore' ... 9/14/91, 20, 2 wks @ #1
Bellamy Brothers ... 'Rebels Without A Clue' ... 9/3/88, 19, #9
Patty Loveless ... 'Blame It On Your Heart' ... 4/13/93, 20, 2 wks @ #1
Patty Loveless ... 'Timber I'm Falling In Love' ... 5/27/89, 20, #1 [her 1st #1 hit]
Mark Chestnut ... 'I'll Think Of Something' ... 6/13/92, 20, #1
Richard Marx ... 'Endless Summer Nights' ... these are just around the corner!
Jerry Reed ... 'East Bound & Down' ... 8/13/77, 15, 2 wks @ #2 [from movie, "Smokey and The Bandit"]
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers ... 'Broken Lady' ... 12/27/75, 19, #5
Savage Garden ... 'Crash & Burn' ... [for Angela]
Statler Brothers ... 'The Class of 57' ... 8/19/72, 15, #6

8:30p-9:30p central

Statler Brothers ... 'Hello Mary Lou' ... 11/20/85, 20, #3 [#9 pop hit for Rickey Nelson, 1961]
Dwight Yoakum ... 'A Thousand Miles From Nowhere' ... 6/26/93, 20, #2
Lorrie Morgan ... 'Dear Me' ... 4/15/89, 22, #9
Tanya Tucker ... 'What's Your Mama's Name?' ... 3/24/73, 17, #1 [her 1st #1 hit]
Fastball ... 'The Way'
Crystal Gayle ... 'If You Ever Change Your Mind' ... 9/13/80, 18, #1
Johnny Cash ... 'Ring Of Fire' ... 6/8/63, 26, 7 wks #1
Reba McEntire ... 'And Still' ... 5/7/95, 20, #2
Reba McEntire ... 'Fancy' ... 3/2/91, 20, #8
Blake Shelton ... 'Austin' [for Mom]
Michael Bolton ... 'Steel Bars'
Robert Ellis Orrall ... 'A Little Bit Of Her Love' ... 3/20/93, 20, #31 [used his most-popular hit "Boom! It Was Over" as last year's last song]
Tim McGraw ... 'Maybe We Should Just Sleep On It' ... 10/12/96, 20, #4
Air Supply ... 'Every Woman In The World' [for Melissa from Chase Insurance]

9:30p-10:30p central

Vocal Chaos ... BoDeans' "Good Things" ... Chicagoland IL-based a cappella group, who celebrated 10 years together in 2006; Jeff from Weber-Stephen Products Co is a member
The Jukes ... "Barbara Ann" ... Jackson TN-based a cappella group; Manchester College friend Kevin was a member
Carrie Underwood ... 'Before He Cheats' ... American Idol winner
Better Than Ezra ... 'Extra Ordinary'
Juice Newton ... 'Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me' ... 5/22/82, 10, #30 [#7 on the pop charts]
Michael W Smith ... 'Friends'
Jimmie Rodgers ... 'Honeycomb' ... 10/14/57, 13, #7 [4 wks @ #1 on the pop charts]
Ronnie Milsap ... 'Smokey Mountain Rain' ... 10/11/80, 14, #1
Ronnie Milsap ... 'A Woman In Love' ... 9/3/89, 26, 2 wks @ #1
Annie Lennox ... 'Little Bird'
JoDee Messina ... 'Heads Carolina, Tails California' ... 1/27/96, 20, #2
9 Days ... 'Good Friend'
Rebecca Lynn Howard ... 'Forgive'
Barbara Mandrell ... 'Sleeping Single In A Double Bed' ... 9/9/78, 15, 3 wks @ #1

10:30p-11:30p central

Barbara Mandrell ... 'Fooled By A Feeling' ... 8/11/79, 14, #4
Rascal Flatts ... 'Life Is A Highway' ... from the movie, "Cars" [for Dad]
Lonestar ... 'What About Now?' ... [travel theme ... I love road trips!]
Taylor Dayne ... 'I'll Be Your Shelter'
Moe Bandy/Joe Stampley ... 'Roll On Big Mama'
Waylon Jennings ... 'Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol Boys)' ... 8/23/80, 17, #1 [for sister and bro-in-law]
Rod Stewart ... 'The Motown Song'
George Strait ... 'The Chair' ... 9/21/85, 22, #1
George strait ... 'Easy Come, Easy Go' ... 8/1/93, 20, 2 wks #1
Bonnie Raitt ... 'Something To Talk About' [for Heather]
John Mayer ... 'Route 66' ... from the movie, "Cars"
Marty Robbins ... 'El Paso' ... 11/9/59, 26, 7 wks @ #1 [2 wks #1 on pop charts]
The Judds ... 'I Know Where I'm Going' ... 5/9/87, 19, #1
Tammy Wynette ... 'Stand By Your Man' ... 10/19/68, 21, 3 wks @ #1
Steve Wariner ... 'Why Goodbye' ... 4/7/84, 18, #12 [debuted a couple months before the "Sandberg Game", 6/23/84, in which Chicago Cubs' Ryne Sandberg hit 2 Home Runs off St Louis Cardinals (and former Chicago Cubs) closer, Bruce Sutter; a couple ValveReplacement members are Cardinals fans]