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Beginning Friday, April 7 (continuing April 14, 21 and 28), I'm hosting a radio show 8p-11p central time, with 8-8:05, 9-9:05 and 10-10:05 being newscasts. I signed a contract (I'm paying for the airtime) with the local radio station (WRMN 1410 AM) to host "CD Showcase", something I've been wanting to do ever since I graduated college. If it "takes off", I may be able to get advertisers to offset some of the costs ... and continue doing the show throughout the year. We'll see ;).

If you're not in the NE IL area, you can listen online:

www.wrmn1410.com

click on "warp radio"

Here are a few of the promos/segues I recorded for the show....

("The Song Remembers When" by Trisha Yearwood in the background) ... Tired of hearing the same new songs with a few "oldies" thrown in whenever a station feels like it? Listen to CD Showcase, with your host Cort Stevens, 8-11 every Friday night in April. You'll hear a wide variety of hits -- country & otherwise, old & not-so-old -- because a song remembers when, on CD Showcase.

("Dive" by Stephen Curtis Chapman in the background) ... Diving into more of your favorite hits -- country & otherwise -- because a song remembers when on CD Showcase, with your host, Cort Stevens.

("Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" by George Jones in the background) ... Cort Stevens may not be able to fill the shoes of those big name commercial radio stations, but he offers a wide variety of forgotten favorites for your listening pleasure right here on CD Showcase.

("Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence in the background) ... Bringing to life more of your forgotten favorites -- CD Showcase with your host Cort Stevens.

("Why Haven't I Heard From You?" By Reba McEntire in the background) ... Are you enjoying CD Showcase? Perhaps you have a question, comment, suggestion, or are interested in sponsoring the show.... Cort Stevens wants to hear from you. Send him an Email to wrmnshowcase@aol.com. Meanwhile, enjoy more of your favorites right now on CD Showcase, only on the home of the Radio Shopping Show, WRMN 1410 AM Elgin.

Can ya tell I'm excited about this? ;)

Cort, "Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip", 32swm/pig valve/pacemaker

MC:family.IL.guide.future = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/

"Get the word out" ... Collective Soul ... 'Feeling Better Now'

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Awsome! :D

I'll tune in for sure if I'm home.

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Cort Stevens......that name just screams big time DJ 8)

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*nods*

Thank you all! I don't think I captured my full excitement for this in the intial post ;).

Variance ... nope, no interviews ... all music!

And, z28 ... best reply I've seen ... he he he :).

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AM radio! If I drive to your neck of the woods I could hear it on my AM radio-only 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme four door!

Road trip!! :P

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Fly,

He he he...I'll have to remember that ;).

XP,

Absolutely road trip here!!! Would be cool! My '76 MC, like your '77 Olds, has an AM-only radio. I keep meaning to replace it, though ... he he he.

Heh...and that reminds me of that GM "AM Radio" commercial ... and, thus, of that song ... he he he

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I could drive my '76 1/2-ton up there, its still got the original AM unit in there with a single speaker (I've got a modern am/fm/cd head unit in the center console, but I do like the AM radio too.

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Come on up, 76ChevyTrucker!

And, as for that extra unit, I've been thinking of leaving the original AM radio in my '76 ... and getting an FM/AM radio unit to put elsewhere, but I'm not sure where that'd work. It would fit in the glove compartment, but I use that ;). He he he

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glove box for a stereo hiding hole.....feasible, but like you said, you'd lose your space. See with mine, I built a center console to go in there, and I wanted to keep the orignal AM unit since it still worked just fine, but at the same time be able to crank out the tunes with a modern unit too.

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76ChevyTrucker,

My AM radio still works ... sometimes. So, I want to replace it, but keep it for "safekeeping". A console wouldn't look good in the MC, I don't think....

And, NOS ... thank you!

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It's been 10 years since I last hosted a radio show, having hosted "The Saturday Evening Mostly Country Music Show" for 3 years on my college's radio station, WBKE, 89.5 FM, N Manchester IN, ending that show in May 1996, right before I graduated. Since then, I've had a lot of different experiences, met a lot of people, and added heavily to my musical collection. So, now, I'm very excited about hosting "CD Showcase" on Elgin IL's WRMN 1410 AM ... perhaps even more excited than I am about getting my older 4 Chevrolet Monte Carlos out for this year in a few weeks.

What will hear if you tune in? Some great artists ... and history of some of the songs/artists. So, if you're so inclined, please mark your calendar for this Friday, April 7, as well as April 14, April 21 and April 28 and join me! Remember, the show is 8p-11p Central time, which translates to 9p-midnight Eastern, 7p-10p Mountain and 6p-9p Pacific. If you can't get WRMN on your AM dial, fire up the web ... and go to http://www.wrmn1410.com ... and click on "Warp Radio" on the list to the left. Keep in mind that the first five minutes of every hour is for USA Network news.

If you plan to record the show and are willing to share a copy with me and/or others, please Email me at wrmnshowcase@aol.com.

Still wondering what to expect? The following artists are among the ones you will hear throughout the month of April...

John Anderson

Barenaked Ladies

Bellamy Brothers

Suzy Bogguss

Glen Campbell

Mary-Chapin Carpenter

Johnny Cash

Chicago

Earl Thomas Conley

Johnny Duncan

Exile

Fastball

Janie Fricke

Larry Gatlin

Crystal Gayle

Mickey Gilley

Vince Gill

Merle Haggard

Waylon Jennings

The Judds

Annie Lennox

Patty Loveless

Barbara Mandrell

Richard Marx

Ronnie McDowell

Reba McEntire

Jo Dee Messina

Ronnie Milsap

Gary Morris

Michael Martin Murphy

Juice Newton

Oak Ridge Boys

KT Oslin

Dolly Parton

Eddie Rabbitt

Colin Raye

Jerry Reed

REO Speedwagon

Sawyer Brown

George Strait

Sylvia

Tanya Tucker

Steve Wariner

Hank Williams Jr

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Hey Cort... I'm listening right now. :)

Several great songs thus far. I'm not a big country fan but some of

the Country songs you've played were very enjoyable.

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Variance,

Thanks for the bump!

Sixty8,

I appreciate you listening last night ... I did see your Email to me, but didn't have a chance to reply ... tho, I did reply earlier tonight.

That written ... yep, the first of the 4 shows is history! To those who listened &/or Emailed me (wrmnshowcase@aol.com), thank you! For those that didn't hear the show on Friday, April 7 (maybe you forgot about it ... or had other plans, etc.), here is the playlist.....

8p-9p central

ALABAMA ... the closer you get (group formed as Young Country, 1969; changed to Wildcountry, 1972; became Alabama, 1977 ... 17 weeks on the charts, #1; Rita Coolidge pop hit in 1981)

CARLENE CARTER ... come on back

JOHNNY DUNCAN ... thinkin' of a rendezvous

FASTBALL ... out of my head

EDDIE RABBITT ... repetitive regret

DOUG STONE ... i thought it was you

RONNIE MILSAP ... stranger in my house

TANYA TUCKER ... lizzie & the rainman (debuted April 26, 1975, 15 wks on the charts, #1)

MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY ... still taking chances

BAILLIE & THE BOYS ... wilder days

MOE BANDY/JOE STAMPLY ... where's the dress? (debuted June 1984, 16 wks on the charts, #8)

FLEETWOOD MAC ... everywhere

MEL MCDANIEL ... baby's got her blue jeans on

MERLE HAGGARD ... mama tried

COLIN RAYE ... little rock

9p-10p central

REO SPEEDWAGON ... can't fight this feeling (requested by Gina, valvereplacement.com)

JOHNNY LEE ... looking for love (from the movie "Urban Cowboy" w/John Travolta; debuted July 1980, 14 wks on the charts, 3 at #1)

BROOKS & DUNN ... brand new man

MARK CHESTNUT ... almost goodbye (debuted September 1993, 20 wks on the charts, #1)

ANNIE LENNOX ... walking on broken glass

THE BELLAMY BROTHERS ... forget about me

JOHN CONLEE ... friday night blues (debuted May 1980, 16 weeks on the charts, 2 at #2; Conlee is a former mortician & DJ)

PATTY LOVELESS ... you can feel bad

MICHAEL JOHNSON ... give me wings

SHENANDOAH ... the church on cumberland road (debuted January 1989, 21 wks on the charts, 2 at #1)

JOHN ANDERSON ... 1959 (debuted November 1980, spent 17 wks on charts, #7, 1st Top 10 hit)

ROD STEWART ... broken arrow (dedicated for Jan from heart-related boards, on 2-year anniversary of her mother's death)

REBA MCENTIRE ... why do we want (what we know we can't have)?

REBA MCENTIRE ... is there life out there?

10p-11p central

OAK RIDGE BOYS ... i wish you could have turned my head (& left my heart alone)

OAK RIDGE BOYS ... everyday

(requested by Terry of 2000montecarlo.com, listening from sunny Sarasota FL)

JOHNNY CASH ... 1 piece at a time (played for the carnuts listening)

BILLY DEAN ... billy the kid

MARTINA MCBRIDE ... independence day

GARY MORRIS/CRYSTAL GAYLE ... another world (used on "Another World"; this duet also had a hit that was used on "Dallas", makin' up for lost time)

BRYAN WHITE ... so much for pretending

AARON TIPPIN ... there ain't nothin' wrong with the radio (mentioned my 5 MCs ... & how this fits a few of them)

EVANESCENCE ... my immortal

CONWAY TWITTY ... saturday night special (mentioned radio show on college radio station on Saturday nights for 3 years)

DON WILLIAMS ... old coyote town (debuted January 1989, 21 wks on the charts, #5)

ANDY & TERRY MURRAY ... tony & i (mentioned Church Of The Brethren related)

KT OSLIN ... 80s ladies (first Top 10 hit)

OK ... so ... did anyone tape it? If so ... PLEASE let me know :).

I'll have different artists & favorite songs on each of the next 3 shows, April 14, 21 & 28. So, please mark your calendars & join me! Remember, the show is 8p-11p Central time, which translates to 9p-midnight Eastern, 7p-10p Mountain & 6p-9p Pacific. If you can't get WRMN on your AM dial, fire up the web ... http://www.wrmn1410.com ... click on "Warp Radio" on the list to the left.

AND...with all of the comments I've received, I'm in hopes that I can find sponsors so that I can keep the show going after April. If you are interested, please contact me at wrmnshowcase@aol.com.

Cort, "Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip", 32swm/pig valve/pacemaker

MC:family.IL.guide.future = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/

"We all have a song that somehow touched our lives" ... Kenney Chesney ... 'I Go Back'

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To those who listened &/or Emailed (wrmnshowcase@aol.com) during the 2nd of 4 shows, Friday, April 14, thank you! When you listen, Email me so I know you are "out there" ... and I may mention you on the air!

Only 2 shows left ... April 21 & 28 ... so, if you're interested, please mark your calendars! Remember, CD Showcase [which runs commercial free & is NOT-for-profit; I pay the station per hour to broadcast, which isn't cheap ... the goal is to educate] is LIVE 8p-11p Central time (9p-midnight Eastern, 7p-10p Mountain & 6p-9p Pacific). If you can't get WRMN 1410 AM, fire up the web ... http://www.wrmn1410.com ... click on "Warp Radio" in the left-hand-side menu.

SPECIAL THANK YOUs TO...

...ChevyTalk.org's DeeDee, who created an ad for CD Showcase & "stickied" it at the top of her "Drive In" forum on ChevyTalk (I moderate the Monte Carlo forum).

...Automobileforum, which "stickied" my post

...Stephen M (Carnuts.ws & Tripleplate), who captured the first (& 2nd) shows ... & sent me the 1st show on CD, which I listened to via a media player on my computer!

APRIL 14 PLAYLIST

8p-9p central

JUICE NEWTON ... angel of the morning [debuted March 1981, 11 weeks on the charts, #22; #4 on the pop charts]

VINCE GILL ... cinderella [Vince's 1st Top 5 hit, debuted March 1987, 21 wks, #5]

MARIE OSMOND ... i only wanted you [When at the Kane County (IL) Fair in the mid 1980s, Marie planned to have the video of this song playing while she sang, but due to technical difficulties, could not.]

VONDA SHEPARD ... searching my soul [theme from FOX's hit TV series "Ally McBeal"]

PAM TILLIS ... cleopatra, queen of denial [debuted May 1993]

GLEN CAMPBELL ... still within the sound of my voice [debuted October 1987, 23 wks, #5]

LACY J DALTON ... black coffee

JERRY REED ... she got the goldmine (i got the shaft) [debuted July 1982, 17 wks, #1 (2 wks)]

JEANNIE C RILEY ... harper valley pta [debuted August 1968, 14 wks, #1 (3 wks); CMA's "Single Of The Year"]

DAVID FRIZZELL ... i'm gonna hire a wino to decorate our home [debuted May 1982, 23 wks, #1]

SHELLY WEST ... flight 309 [debuted July 1983, 18 wks, #4; earlier in the year had #1 hit with "Jose Cuervo"]

WYNONNA ... come some rainy day [Many people have mentioned to me about how cool it is I'm "following a dream" by hosting CD Showcase. But, too often, we tend to put dreams away for a "rainy day" ... and that's what this song is about.]

IRENE CARA ... fame [theme from movie & TV show]

9p-10p central

CW MCCALL ... convoy [debuted November 1975, 15 wks, #1 (6 wks)]

JODEE MESSINA ... you're not in kansas anymore [debuted July 1996]

RASCALL FLATTS ... i'm movin' on [for my parents, especially Dad]

HOLLY DUNN & MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY ... a face in the crowd

SYLVIA ... nobody [debuted June 1982, 24 wks, #1]

BONNIE RAITT ... something to talk about

DAVID ALLAN COE ... the ride [Coe never had a #1 hit; best hit was from 1984, "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile", topping at #2; "The Ride" debuted March 1983, 19 wks, #4]

GEORGE STRAIT ... baby's gotten good at goodbye [debuted January 1989, 18 wks, #1]

KATHY MATTEA ... 455 rocket [requested by Stephen from carnuts.ws]

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN ... dive

LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROS ... she used to be somebody's baby [this is one of my favorites, a song they didn't sing when they appeared at Elgin's Hemmens Auditorium a couple of years ago; debuted August 1986, 22 wks, #2]

SUZY BOGGUSS ... hey cinderella [debuted December 1993, 20 wks, #5]

TG SHEPPARD ... somewhere down the line [TG had string of #1 hits in the early 1980s, including "I'll Be Coming Back For More", "Do You Want To Go To Heaven", "I Loved 'Em Every One", "Party Time", "Only 1 You", "Finally"; this song debuted in June 1984, the same month of the "Sandberg Game", in which Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs blasted 2 home runs off St Louis Cardinals ace closer Bruce Sutter on a Saturday "Game Of The Week" to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals and go on to take the 1984 NL East Division title ... 21 wks, #3]

10p-11p central

GEORGE JONES ... the one i loved back then (better known as "the corvette song") [praline from valvereplacement.com requested George Jones; this song is for the car enthusiasts out there ... and spring and "car season" are just around the corner!]

MICHAEL W SMITH ... place in this world

BARBARA MANDRELL ... angel in your arms [debuted August 1985, 18 wks, #8; also was #6 pop hit for Hot, 1977]

RONNIE MCDOWELL ... you're gonna ruin my bad reputation [debuted June 1983, 22 wks, #1]

MICKEY GILLEY ... don't the girls all get prettier at closing time [debuted February 1976, 16 wks, #1]

SKIP EWING ... the coast of colorado [Craig, "monte7852" from the Monte Carlo boards, listening in from Colorado!]

FORRESTER SISTERS ... lonely alone [debuted July 1986, 24 wks, #2 (2 wks)]

CHARLEY PRIDE ... i don't think she's in love anymore [debuted April 1982, 18 wks, #2 (2 wks)]

DOTTIE WEST & KENNY ROGERS ... anyone who isn't me tonight [debuted September 1978, 14 wks, #2]

MICHAEL BOLTON ... how am i supposed to live without you?

CRYSTAL GAYLE ... it's like we never said goodbye

WAYLON JENNINGS & WILLIE NELSON ... just to satisfy you [debuted March 1983, 18 wks, #1 (2 wks)]

JOHN BERRY ... change my mind [debuted July 1996, 20 wks, #10]

ROXETTE ... things will never be the same

Cort, "Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip", 32swm/pig valve/pacemaker

MC:family.IL.guide.future = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/

"We missed a page or 2 somehow" ... Suzy Boggus ... ' Hey Cinderella'

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Thank you for listening &/or Emailing (wrmnshowcase@aol.com) me during the 3rd of 4 shows, Friday, April 21! Only ONE show left ... FRIDAY, APRIL 28! Remember, CD Showcase [commercial free, NOT-for-profit; I pay the station per hour to broadcast ... goal is to educate] is LIVE 8p-11p Central time (9p-midnight Eastern, 7p-10p Mountain & 6p-9p Pacific). If you can't get WRMN 1410 AM, fire up the web ... http://www.wrmn1410.com ... click on "Warp Radio" in the left-hand-side menu.

When you listen, Email me so I know you are "out there" ... I may mention you on the air!

"Shout outs" &/or dedications during the April 21 CD Showcase went out to...

...Allen & Cheryl K (N Manchester IN)

...Birdie (Topeka KS)

...Les (1st gen MC club, MI)

...Jewel & Carol (fellow Cubs fans in Elgin IL)

...Amy (fellow Manchester College alum in IN)

...Greg (Chevytalk.org; Batavia IL)

...Bubba, Smyce, CMA, Mizz Jlb, Racemom (from RacingOne.com)

...Gina/geebee (valvereplacement.com, OH)

...Melissa & Heather (from work)

...mentioned an April 22 car show in Elgin (at start of show)

Among others, previous "shout outs" &/or Emails received from...

...Terry (2000montecarlo.com; Sarasota FL)

...Stephen (tripleplate.com & carnuts.ws)

...my sister & parents

...Drachen (carnuts.ws)

...Tom/Xeonite (2000montecarlo.com; MI)

...Silvester/Sixty8panther (cheers&gears)

...Jan (heart-related forums)

...Gina (valvereplacement.com, Chicagoland)

...George P (1st gen MC club, Chicagoland)

...Leo K (1st gen MC club, MI)

...Rosie (various MC clubs, MI)

...Maka (valvereplacement.com)

...Arlene (valvereplacement.com)

...Jim D (El Camino Mailing List, IA)

...Praline (valvereplacement.com)

...Rachel (from where I work)

...Jason (from where I work)

...Craig/monte7852 (MonteCarloCity.net / montecarloss.com / etc., Colorado)

...AnthonyPugs (achaheart.org, PA)

SPECIAL THANK YOUs TO...

...ChevyTalk.org's DeeDee, who "stickied" an ad for CD Showcase at the top of her "Drive In" forum on ChevyTalk ... I moderate CT's Monte Carlo forum!

...Automobileforum, which "stickied" my post

...Stephen M (Carnuts.ws & Tripleplate), who is capturing all 4 shows for me!

APRIL 21 PLAYLIST

8p-9p central

JOE DIFFIE ... 3rd rock from the sun [surprised this was not used on the NBC sitcom of the same name]

SAWYER BROWN ... used to blue [1985 CMA Horizon Award winners]

EDDY RAVEN ... should've been gone by now

CHER ... if i could turn back time

LITTLE TEXAS ... what were you thinking? [this song proves memory does not always = reality; I thought this was at least a top 10 hit, but after debuting on the country charts in October 1992, it spent 20 weeks on the charts, topping at only # 17]

TOBY KEITH ... should've been a cowboy [Toby's 1st single; debuted March 1993, 20 wks, #1 (2 wks)]

SOUTHERN PACIFIC ... any way the wind blows [debuted May 1989; from the movie "Pink Cadillac" with Clint Eastwood]

BJ THOMAS ... 2 car garage [debuted November 1983, 21 wks, #3]

EXILE ... yet [debuted September 1990, 20 wks, #7]

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER ... i feel lucky [debuted May 1992, 20 wks, #4]

KEITH WHITLEY ... 10 feet away [married to Lorrie Morgan, died of alcohol abuse in 1989; song debuted June 1986, 26 wks, #9 (1st top 10 hit)]

T GRAHAM BROWN ... she couldn't love me anymore [debuted a week before my birthday September 1987, 22 wks, #4]

CHICAGO ... i don't want to live without your love

9p-10p central

TRACEY LAWRENCE ... can't break it to my heart [debuted June 1993, 20 wks, #1]

MICKEY GILLEY & CHARLEY MCCLAIN ... paradise tonight [debuted July 1983, 22 wks, #1]

TRAVIS TRITT ... tell me i was dreaming [debuted April 1995, 20 wks, #2]

ED BRUCE ... after all [debuted November 1983, 21 wks, #4]

LORRIE MORGAN ... watch me [debuted September 1992, 20 wks, #2 (2 wks)]

BARRY MANILOW ... could it be magic [requested by Melissa from work]

always [special request for Jewel & Carol, friends from Elgin]

CONFEDERATE RAILROAD ... daddy never was the cadillac kind [for Amy from college; debuted March 1994, 20 wks, #9]

BILLY RAY CYRUS ... could've been me [debuted July 1992, 20 wks, #2]

AMY GRANT ... hope set high

DIAMOND RIO ... in a week or 2 [what might happen if you don't do something; debuted November 1992, 20 wks, #2 (2 wks)]

BILLY CRASH CRADDOCK ... rub it in [debuted June 1974, 16 wks, #1 (2 wks)]

BARENAKED LADIES ... if i had a million dollars

MONTGOMERY GENTRY ... speed [1 of my favorites from this group]

10p-11p central

DOLLY PARTON ... think about love [debuted November 1985, 22 wks, #1]

CLAY WALKER ... then what?

JANIE FRICKE ... she's single again [Janie is from S Whitley IN, near Manchester College, N Manchester IN; debuted May 1985, 22 wks, #2]

AIR SUPPLY ... all out of love [for Heather from work]

DAVE DUDLEY ... six days on the road [for Greg/ChevyTalk; Dudley worked as DJ at radio stations in IA, ID & MN; debuted June 1963, 21 wks, #2 (2 wks)]

TIM MCGRAW ... all i want is a life

DOTTIE WEST ... lesson in leavin' [song recently re-recorded by Jo Dee Messina; West died in a car crash in Nashville in 1991; debuted February 1980, 15 wks, #1]

LIONEL CARTWRIGHT ... give me his last chance [debuted June 1989, 24 wks, #3]

ELVIS PRESLEY ... moody blue [for Cheryl, N Manchester IN]

HIGHWAY 101 ... who's lonely now? [debuted October 1989, 26 wks, #1]

RICKY SKAGGS ... cats in the cradle [skaggs had a string of #1 hits in the early 1980s; song was a #1 pop hit for Harry Chapin in 1974; Skaggs' version of this song debuted April 1996, spent only 11 weeks on the charts, topping at #45]

MADONNA ... crazy for you

TRACE ADKINS ... chrome [for the car lovers still listening]

RAY STEVENS ... the streak [most people seem to associate Ray Stevens, who is not a relative of mine that I am aware, with country music; however, this song debuted on the country charts April 1974, spent 13 weeks, topping at #3 ... meanwhile, it topped the pop charts at #1 for 3 straight weeks; Stevens hosted his own TV show in 1970]

April 28 CD Showcase "sneak preview"...you'll hear these artists...

Robert Ellis Orrall

Alabama

Paula Abdul

Boy Meets Girl

Charlie Daniels Band

Neil Diamond

Citizen King

Earl Thomas Conley

Alan Jackson

Journey

The Judds

Melissa Manchester

Richard Marx

Shania Twain

Steve Wariner

Hank Williams Jr

Trisha Yearwood

McBride & The Ride

Loretta Lynn

Mel Tillis

Terri Clark

Chely Wright

Mark Collie

Willie Nelson

Blake Shelton

LeAnn Rimes

Bonnie Tyler

Billy Vera

Cindy Lauper

Phil Collins

Soul Asylum

Freddy Fender

Charlie Rich

Rosanne Cash

Billy Swan

The Kendalls

Terri Gibbs

Randy Travis

Johnny Horton

Lynn Anderson

Cort, "Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip", 32swm/pig valve/pacemaker

MC:family.IL.guide.future = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/

"What I really need is an open road" ... Montgomery Gentry ... 'Speed'

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Thank you for listening &/or Emailing (wrmnshowcase@aol.com) me during the last CD Showcase, Friday, April 28! I hope that you enjoyed the show and that the songs brought back some memories ... even if the whole world has forgotten. I enjoyed showcasing the songs for you listeners each week and will miss it. I'm glad I had the opportunity.

"Shout outs" &/or dedications during the last CD Showcase went out to...

...Bubba, mizzjlb, shellcat & others listening from racingone.com

...Jan from heart-related boards

...8dei1, VT, etc. from RaceDayNews.com

...Stephen M (carnuts.ws & tripleplate.com)

...Dave (twomanymontes; MonteCarloCity.net & MonteCarloSS.com)

...Melissa from work

...Keith (kw; MonteCarloCity.net)

...Pete (1 Gen MC club)

...Les (1 Gen MC club)

...cousin Jen from Manheim PA

...Joy/Eric (sis & brother in law)

...softball teams from Elgin City Softball League (Tempco, Tuesdays & Elgin Industires/Jakes Pizza, Fridays)

APRIL 28 PLAYLIST

8p-9p central

THE JUDDS ... let me tell you about love [their last #1 hit; debuted July 1989, spent 21 weeks on the charts, topped at #1]

JOURNEY ... faithfully [from mizzjlb to Bubba on Racingone.com]

JOHNNY HORTON ... battle of new orleans [debuted April 1959, 21 wks, #1 (10 wks)]

TERRI GIBBS ... somebody's knockin' [debuted October 1980, 20 wks, #8]

LYNN ANDERSON ... rose garden [debuted November 1970, 20 wks, #1 (5 wks)]

BILLY VERA ... at this moment [used on TV's "Family Ties"]

ALAN JACKSON ... midnight in montgomery [debuted April 1992, 20 wks, #3]

HANK WILLIAMS JR ... attitude adjustment [debuted June 16, 1984, 18 wks, #5; debuted 1 week before "Sandberg Game" ... Cubs vs. Cardinals]

CHELY WRIGHT ... single white female

MELISSA MANCHESTER ... you should hear how she talks about you

WAYLON JENNINGS / WILLIE NELSON / JOHNNY CASH / KRIS KRISTOFFERSON ... highwayman [debuted May 1985, 20 wks, #1]

BLAKE SHELTON ... austin

BONNIE TYLER ... it's a heartache [debuted April 1978, 15 wks, #10; topped at #3 on pop charts]

9p-10p central

MCBRIDE & THE RIDE ... sacred ground [debuted March 1992, 20 wks, #2 (2 wks)]

LORETTA LYNN ... i lie [debuted January 23, 1982, 19 wks, #9]

THE KENDALLS ... heaven's just a sin away [debuted August 1977, 20 wks, #1 (4 wks) ... CMA Single of the Year]

PHIL COLLINS ... against all odds

FREDDY FENDER ... before the next teardrop falls [debuted January 1975, 17 wks, #1 (2 wks); CMA Single of the Year; Freddy's 1st release]

MARK COLLIE ... even the man in the moon is crying [debuted August 1992, 20 wks, #5]

ROSANNE CASH ... 7 year ache [debuted February 1981, 19 wks, #1; Rosanne's 1st #1 hit]

EARL THOMAS CONLEY ... don't make it easy for me [debuted January 1984, 18 wks, #1]

EARL THOMAS CONLEY ... chance of loving you [debuted September 1984, 22 wks, #1]

RANDY TRAVIS ... hard rock bottom of your heart [debuted January 1990, 26 wks, #1 (4 wks)]

RICHARD MARX ... hazzard

BILLY SWAN ... i can help [debuted October 1974, 14 wks, #1 (2 wks); 1-hit wonder, 1st release & only #1 hit for Billy]

DAN SEALS ... you still move me [debuted October 1986, 22 wks, #1; heard this one driving through Wyoming in October 2004, after the ValveReplacement.com reunion in Golden CO ... and en route to Ray's home, of Monte List and El Camino list fame]

TRISHA YEARWOOD ... wrong side of memphis [debuted March 1992, 20 wks, #5]

10p-11p central

ALABAMA ... angels among us [several requests for this, including Jewel and 8dei1 of RaceDayNews.com; I heard this one en route to college after I had been sick]

NEIL DIAMOND ... america [for Melissa from work]

TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD ... 16 tons [debuted November 1955, 21 wks, #1 (10 wks); #1 on pop charts for 8 wks]

MEL TILLIS ... coca cola cowboy [debuted June 1979, 15 wks, #1; from movie "Every Which Way But Loose" starring Clint Eastwood]

SHANIA TWAIN ... any man of mine [CD skipped into next song ... weird situation ... he heh]

SOUL ASYLUM ... runaway train

CHARLIE RICH ... the most beautiful girl [debuted September 22, 1973, 3 days after I was born, 18 wks, #1 (3 wks); #1 on pop charts for 2 wks]

TERRI CLARK ... better things to do

GENE WATSON ... 14 karat mind [debuted October 1981, 19 wks, #1; Gene's only #1 hit ... another 1-hit wonder]

CINDI LAUPER ... time after time

STEVE WARINER ... the weekend [debuted April 1987, 23 wks, #1]

LEANN RIMES ... life goes on

RAY STEVENS ... mississippi squirrel revival [debuted December 1984, 14 wks, #20]

ROBERT ELLIS ORRALL ... boom! it was over [during my college radio show, I closed every show with "Treasures For The Road" by Andy & Terry Murray; thought about using that here, but opted for something different]

Cort, "Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip", 32swm/pig valve/pacemaker

MC:family.IL.guide.future = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/

"It was worth all the while" ... Green Day ... 'Time Of Your Life'

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