I can now be heard Sundays from 10a-2p. Hope you get to tune in!
Refreshing change of pace...just in time for baseball season once April rolls around and I can enjoy those Saturday trips down to Philadelphia to see my beloved Phillies. And while we're on it, everyone seems to talk about the "4 Aces" in Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt and now Cliff Lee. Try to beat that hand!
Speaking of refreshing...the music on WSUS has been sounding better than ever. Even though I don't live in the immediate Sussex County, NJ area I've been tuning in via the iheart radio app on my iPhone 4. Remember, if you have an iPhone, Droid or Blackberry, be sure to download the app. It's absolutely free! You can find the link on the WSUS website.
We've gotten so much snow that at this point, I've become immune to it. I'm not a big fan of it, but it hasn't deterred me from taking my morning and afternoon walk despite the arctic chill in the air. Speaking of which, please do what you can to remove any and all snow and ice on sidewalks and pathways. That way, nobody gets hurt and people can enjoy the great outdoors!
In the last 10 years, I've grown to love the classic sound of Motown. Artists like The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vendellas and others were part of that era where every time you heard one of their songs, it made you feel good. The city of Detroit, MI really cranked out some great tunes like "Jimmy Mack", "It's The Same Old Song", "Shotgun", Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Come See About Me" and many others too numerous to mention.
As a teenager in the early 1980s, I got drawn to a new song that hit the radio airwaves from Phil Collins. He did a faithful remake of the The Supremes "You Can't Hurry Love" and once I bought the cassette tape to his album, I couldn't stop listening to it. That was my first real exposure to Motown, though I didn't realize it at the time and that it would be a long time before coming to the conclusion that it was The Supremes version that answered my question...
Many years later when I was working in Atlantic City, a vision came to me. I became enthralled with anything and everything that had to do with the classic 1960s sound of Motown. Every time I got to hear or play anything from that incredible era, I turned up the volume. So I did a little research and discovered that around the time of my birth, the song "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes was all over the radio. At that moment, I drew a conclusion that when my mother gave birth to me at the hospital in Philadelphia, either the doctors and nurses must have had the radio on as I came into the world or my mom and dad must have had the radio on to keep me entertained in my first few months of my life. Sounds silly, but if the story is true, then my parents must have wanted me to be exposed to good things in the world through the popular songs of the day.
Spring time...a time where plant life and other things start to bloom. It's a refreshing time of the year, though my favorite time is the summer (I'll talk about that another time), I look forward to spring since our clocks have moved forward to Daylight Savings Time and I can enjoy the early evening hours with some natural daylight left. And baseball season is already getting in gear. I've been checking out the World Baseball Classic and Team USA is defying the odds, especially after their win against Puerto Rico this past Tuesday evening. I have so much respect for the MLB players that are involved in this series because they are doing it for the love of the game. Hopefully, Team USA will go all the way and win it all!
By the way, if you noticed something different on my profile to the left of this blog, you're very observant! My time on the air has been expanded and I am now on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays from Noon to 4 p.m. on WSUS. Of course, if you're out of the area, you'll be able to tune in via your computer at www.wsus1023.com. Thanks for listening...we've got a great staff of people working here and I'm glad to be a part of it. And of course, listeners like yourself are the reason why we all enjoy being here!