Radio Songs

There was an old Zenith radio that sat on a shelf in our garage for decades. It was an old tube model, brown bakelite Zenith, similar to the one on the left.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the center of get-togethers moved from the kitchen to the back yard, specifically the garage. That radio saw birthdays, wedding receptions, cookouts, tornado warnings, card games, pool parties. Nearly every weekend, doing yard work or playing, there was Ernie Harwell, announcing Tigers’ games. Or listening to WOHO, back when the station  actually played music.

So, in honor of that old radio, here are a few “radio” songs…

Border RadioThe Blasters – a great Americana rock & roll band.

Mexican RadioWall Of Voodoo – New wave band, almost a one hit wonder.

Spirit of the RadioRush – you know, Rush… Geddy freakin’ Lee!

Video Killed the Radio StarBuggles – Prophetic song that was the debut video on MTV when it began programming in 1981.

Radio GagaQueen – There are a handful of musicians who have passed that make me sad when I think of them… David Bowie, Terry Kath, and Freddie. Freddie Mercury was a singularly spectacular showman, and an amazing human being.

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