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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Texas Radio Hall of Famer

Bud Buschardt inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame!

Bud was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame this past Sunday, November 14. The ceremony took place at Tin Hall, northwest of Houston. Bud was presented his award by special presenter and fellow Hall of Famer, Ron Chapman.

Click here to listen to Bud's introduction.

Click here to see the bios of the inductees.

Congratulations Bud!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Greetings, folks! Just a quick note to let you know I have not forgotten about this blog. I've been really busy but I will have more music for your enjoyment posted soon!
Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Part three...

Spotlight artist of the evening, The Rolling Stones. From July 6, 1975.

Is anyone still out there listening to these? Don't Gimme Shelter. Gimme some feedback!

Click here to listen.

Friday, March 5, 2010

July 6, 1975 - The Rolling Stones - part two

No, not "Topsy, Part Two." That's Cozy Cole. This is part two of the Rolling Stones show.

Click here to listen.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

July 6, 1975 - The Rolling Stones

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones! Click here.

Sorry for the delay in adding new clips. The leaders of these old tapes have a bad habit of separating from the hubs. If anyone knows where I can get a cassette repair kit, I would appreciate it.

Radio Shack used to carry one, but no more.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hey Paula on LeCam Records - Jill and Ray (1963)

Here's the original LeCam Records 45 of "Hey Paula" by Jill Jackson and Ray Hildebrand before their names were changed to Paul and Paula.

The image is the 45 from my collection. The audio is courtesy of Bud Buschardt.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sept. 28, 1975, Pat Boone - Part Four

Here's the final installment of the Sept. 28, 1975 show featuring Pat Boone.

Click here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wonderful WFAA

WFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth. Call letters established 6/26/1922 at 833 kc (other sources say 750 kc,) moved to 630 kc on 5/15/1923, moved to 600 kc on 4/15/1927, moved to 550 kc on 11/16/1927, moved to 800 kc on 5/25/1929 (shared with WBAP, and existed only on 800 to 1939,) moved to 600 kc in the late 1930s, moved and merged with KGKO at 570 kc on 5/1/1938
(WBAP's Amon Carter bought KGKO in 1938 as a second frequency for WBAP and WFAA to share; Carter sold half of it to WFAA on 7/26/1940 for $250,000,) moved with WBAP to 820 kc on 3/29/1941 (the national moving day for clear channel stations as a result of the Treaty of Havana.) Station shared frequencies with WBAP-820 from 1929 to 5/1/1970 to maximize use of 820's clear channel signal (they traded dayparts, and each used the 600 or 570 frequency when the other was using 820 (see KGKO, below.) Expanded to current 50kW on 5/10/1930 (using transmitter near Grapevine, built in 1929; new tower opened in 1938, and was the tallest man-made structure in the Southwest at the time.)

Original FRC license date was 6/5/1922. Granted dual-city license on 2/22/1973. Format: Variety, Middle of the Road (4/27/1970-?,) Top 40 (?-11/2/1976,) News/Talk. Owner: A. H. Belo (Alfred Horatio Belo) Broadcasting.

Call letters stood for "Working For All Alike," and also noted as "World's Finest Air Attraction." Nickname: "Newstalk 57" (11/2/1976 to 1983.) Sister station to KERA-FM (1947 version)/WFAA-FM/ KZEW-FM and the "Dallas Morning News" (formerly "Dallas News and Journal" in WFAA's earliest days.)

First network-affiliated station in Texas (initially with NBC beginning 4/2/1923; later with Texas Quality Network, ABC [to 8/1/1975] and CBS thereafter,) first US station to carry educational programs, first to produce a serious radio drama series, first to air a state championship football game, the first to air inaugural ceremonies. Original personalities for the station were drawn from columnists and editors at sister "Dallas Morning News." The phrase, "Shut 'er down, Eddie!", was the nightly signoff indicator.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Buddy Holly on the Arthur Murray show - 1957

You probably got enough Buddy Holly a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn't resist this clip.

I love the way Mrs. Murray refers to them as "rock and roll specialists."

Friday, February 19, 2010

September 28, 1975, Pat Boone - part three

Here's part three of the Pat Boone show. I have to apologize for the quality (or lack thereof.) I think the frequency had drifted a bit.

Click here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Osmonds and Kate Smith

In the Nov. 16, 1975 Nostalgia Place broadcast (posted on January 31, 2010), Bud mentions the Osmonds singing "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" with Kate Smith.

Believe it or not, the video clip is posted on YouTube.
The big question is "why?" ;)

(Unfortunately, the clip I had planned to use was removed, but this is from the same medley just after "I Dig Rock and Roll Music."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

September 28, 1975, Pat Boone - part two

And now, part two of the Pat Boone show. Bud gives some interesting details on Pat when he was a student at North Texas State.

This clip continues the BBC "History of Rock" feature from yesterday, Jimmy Clanton's "My Own True Love" (based on "Tara's Theme" from Gone With the Wind), Pat Boone's tepid cover of "Ain't That A Shame", Marvin Rainwater's only hit, Gene Pitney and The Ravens.

(The Ravens got cut off, so I spliced in the full song. It was too good to be abbreviated.)

Click here to listen to part two.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

September 28, 1975 - Pat Boone

Here's a 20 minute clip from the September 28, 1975 show featuring Pat Boone as Spotlight Artist of the evening.
I have replaced "To The Aisle" by the Five Satins with a modern digital copy because there was CB interference on the original recording. It is one of my favorite doo-wop songs of the era and I thought it was too pretty not to hear uninterrupted.
I had to speed it up by about 5% to match the recorded version on tape. I'm not sure if the recording was too slow or my playback machine is too fast, but that's one thing I don't miss about analog recording!
(It does make me wonder what the original tempos of these songs were, being that they were ALL recorded on analog equipment.)

This clip also features Bo Diddley, Jimmie Rodgers, The Nightcaps (which I have also updated) and the Animals. Tune in for part two tomorrow!

Click here to listen!

More info on the Cruisin' 1957 album that Bud plays.

Monday, February 15, 2010

More "Love" songs

To go along with yesterday's "love" theme, here is a list of "love" songs that hit the top of the charts - all 113 of them!
(Oddly, there have only been 73 "love" songs hit the top of the UK charts. Does that mean Americans are more romantic?)

Pre-Rock Era:
Benny Goodman - Taking A Chance On Love (1943)
Bing Crosby - I Love You (1944)
Mills Brothers - You Always Hurt The One You Love (1944)
Perry Como - Prisoner Of Love (1946)
Nat King Cole - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (1947)
Mario Lanza - Be My Love (1951)
Doris Day - Secret Love (1954)
Jo Stafford - Make Love To Me! (1954)

Rock and Roll Era:
Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (1955)
Joan Weber - Let Me Go Lover (1955)
Elvis Presley - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (1956)
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender (1956)
Pat Boone - April Love (1957-1958)
Tab Hunter - Young Love (1957)
Pat Boone - Love Letters in the Sand (1957)
Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him (1958)
Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love (1959)
Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1961)
Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You (1962)
Tymes - So Much In Love (1963)
Beatles - Love Me Do (1964)
Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love (1964)
Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love (1964)
Supremes - Baby Love (1964)
Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love (1964)
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders - Game of Love (1965)
Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (1965)
Supremes - Stop! In The Name of Love (1965)
Young Rascals - Good Lovin' (1966)
Petula Clark - My Love (1966)
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love (1966)
Beatles - All You Need Is Love (1967)
Supremes - Love Is Here and Now You're Gone (1967)
Lulu - To Sir with Love (1967)
Doors - Hello, I Love You (1968)
Supremes - Love Child (1968)
Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You (1968)
Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue (1968)
Henry Mancini - Love Theme From 'Romeo And Juliet' (1969)
Jackson Five - The Love You Save (1970)
Partridge Family - I Think I Love You (1970)
George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (1973)
O'Jays - Love Train (1973)
Paul McCartney - My Love (1973)
Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love (1974)
Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You (1974)
Eagles - Best Of My Love (1975)
Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds - Fallin' In Love (1975)
Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You (1975)
Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) (1975)
Captain and Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together (1975)
Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow (1976)
Miracles - Love Machine Part 1 (1976)
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster (1976)
Diana Ross - Love Hangover (1976)
Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (1976)
Paul McCartney - Silly Love Songs (1976)
Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen) (1977)
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (1977-1978)
Emotions - Best Of My Love (1977)
Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out (1979)
Barbra Streisand - Woman in Love (1980)
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1980)
Air Supply - The One That You Love (1981)
REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You (1981)
Eddie Rabbitt - I Love a Rainy Night (1981)
Diana Ross and Lionel Richie - Endless Love (1981)
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n Roll (1982)
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) (1984)
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You (1984)
Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It (1984)
Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover (1985)
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love for You (1985)
Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is (1985)
Huey Lewis and The News - The Power of Love (1985)
Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name (1986)
Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love (1986)
Steve Winwood - Higher Love (1986)
Peter Cetera - Glory of Love (1986)
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of All (1986)
Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You (1987)
Def Leppard - Love Bites (1988)
Will To Power - Baby I Love Your Way/Free Bird Medley (1988)
Phil Collins - Groovy Kind of Love (1988)
New Kids On The Block - I'll Be Loving You (Forever) (1989)
Nelson - (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection (1990)
Taylor Dayne - Love Will Lead You Back (1990)
Roxette - It Must Have Been Love (1990)
Madonna - Justify My Love (1990-1991)
Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time (1990)
Mariah Carey - Vision of Love (1990)
Stevie B - Because I Love You (The Postman Song) (1990)
Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You) (1991)
Wilson Phillips - You're In Love (1991)
Color Me Badd - All 4 Love (1992)
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (1992-1993)
Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) (1993)
UB40 - Can't Help Falling in Love (1993)
Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes (1993)
Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting - All for Love (1994)
Celine Dion - The Power of Love (1994)
Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love to You (1994)
Bryan Adams - Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman (1995)
Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (1996)
Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love (1999)
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You (2000)
Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z - Crazy In Love (2003)
Mario - Let Me Love You (2004-2005)
Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Love You (2006)
Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. - My Love (2006)
Usher feat. Young Jeezy - Love in This Club (2008)
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love (2008)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day from!

I remember Bud doing a "57 Nostalgia Place" show covering "Songs with 'Love' in the Title." (I wish I had that one recorded.)

Here is the list of "love" songs from that show (click to enlarge):

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Part 5 of the Buddy/Bopper/Ritchie tribute show

Here's the final episode of the tribute show. Hope you've enjoyed it!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tribute show to Buddy, Ritchie & the Bopper

As promised, here's part one of the tribute show that originally aired on February 3, 1974. This was not recorded off the radio so there are no commercials. Special thanks to the man himself, Bud Buschardt, for sharing this with me. I have compressed it into 96 bps mono to cut down on the file size. It probably still sounds better than it did on AM in 1974!

Click here to listen.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Little Richard & Tom Jones

This has nothing to do with "Nostalgia Place" except that I first heard many of Little Richard's hits on the show. Here's Little Richard & Tom Jones singing "Good Golly Miss Molly" - a duet that predates "Ebony & Ivory" by many years!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bud on KERA Channel 13 (PBS)

This is part of a program by the Dallas Community College District. I don't remember the name of the show, because missed the beginning. It still airs on KERA occasionally.
It is dated 1976, the last year of "57 Nostalgia Place."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Remembering Buddy Holly: Sept. 7, 1936 - Feb. 3, 1959

Click the newspaper to see a larger version.

Stay tuned for a Buddy Holly/Big Bopper/Ritchie Valens Tribute show that aired on "57 Nostalgia Place" in 1974!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

November 16, 1975 continued...

More from the show with Paul Anka as Spotlight Artist.

Click here to hear.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bud in the news...

The Dallas Morning News, that is. From November 2, 1975. (Click to enlarge.)

And if you want to hear the song "Smoky Places", here it is.

I'll go ahead and add Dicky Doo and the Don'ts (Gerry Granahan) for fun.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

November 16, 1975

Here's a show with Paul Anka as Spotlight Artist.

Featured songs: "Got a Lot of Livin' To Do" - Elvis Presley, "Everlasting Love" - Robert Knight, "This Diamond Ring" - Gary Lewis & the Playboys, "It's Only Make Believe" - Conway Twitty, "Tonight My Love, Tonight" - Paul Anka and even some C&W from Hank Locklin.

Click here to listen.

(Oh, and I'm sorry about the howling sound during the first part of the recording. That's probably AM radio frequency drift.)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A third clip from Sept. 21, 1975

Here's the last clip from the Connie Francis show featuring the "DJ Jamboree" and WKMH out of Detroit in 1956 via the Cruisin' series.

Songs: "Gee" by the Crows, "In the Still of the Night" by the Five Satins, "Together" by Connie Francis and a classic Budweiser commercial with the Crew Cuts ("Sh-Boom").

Here's the video version of the commercial:

Budweiser • The Crewcuts ♠ Where There's Life There's Beer 1952 - The best free videos are right here

Remember, where there's life, there's Bud!

Friday, January 29, 2010

More from Sept. 21, 1975

Here's another clip from the Connie Francis show. Pay particular attention at the 15:00 mark and you'll hear a blooper when Bud has his turntable set to the wrong speed for Valerie Carr's "After Midnight (When the Boys Talk About the Girls.)"

Other songs featured: "Sugar Sugar" by the Cadillacs, "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & the Comets, "Stupid Cupid" and "Who's Sorry Now" by Connie Francis.

Click here to listen!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

September 21, 1975

Here's a recording of "Nostalgia Place" from September 21, 1975 with Connie Francis as Spotlight Artist of the evening.

Featured songs: "The Poor Little Doggie" by The Scholars (Kenny Rogers first band), "Raining In My Heart" by Slim Harpo, "Raining In My Heart" by Buddy Holly, "My Happiness" by Connie Francis and "Gee Baby" by Joe & Ann off the fabulous Ace label out of New Orleans.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Another podcast

More Beach Boys from July 13, 1975.

Featured songs: "Little Deuce Coupe" by the Beach Boys, "All Around the World" by Little Richard (not the same song as recorded by Little Willie John), "Forever" by Little Dippers and "Here Today" by Beach Boys (off the legendary Pet Sounds album.)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Promo bumper #1

Here's an old WFAA "57 Nostalgia Place" bumper for ya.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The first podcast!

Here is the first podcast. An original 57 Nostalgia Place recording featuring the Beach Boys as Spotlight Artist. I can't remember what the date was. I will post it when I find it. Bear in mind, this is only a 16 minute clip.

Bud Buschardt's 57 Nostalgia Place

Songs featured: "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" by the Beatles, "Are You Really Mine" by Jimmie Rodgers, "I Can Hear Music" by the Beach Boys (originally by the Ronettes), "Indian Love Call" by Ernie Freeman, and a historic CBS news broadcast.
(Notice that the price of oil was $5.25 a barrel!)

OK, based on Alexander Butterfield's appearance on 60 Minutes, the date of this show was July 13, 1975!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Q&A with Bud Buschardt

How did you get your start in radio?

I started in college at the University of Houston campus radio station KUHF-FM which was then run entirely by students. I was inspired by local DJ's on music stations KLBS, KILT and KNUZ.

Whose idea was 57 Nostalgia Place and how did it get started?

It was my idea. I had proposed it to WFAA management years earlier, but it took then-new program director Ira Lipson to get it started. It was first called "Midnight Nostalgia" and went on the air on January 27, 1974. It moved to Sunday nights on April 16, 1974 and was re-named "57 Nostalgia Place" to match the old "77 Sunset Strip.

Who were your celebrity guests?

Lots of local folks and almost anyone who came through town on tour. I'll have to look them up. There were lots!

Which one did you enjoy the most?

One of the most colorful guests I had was a record producer named Major Bill Smith. No one had ever asked him about the making of his hits, so it was a first for him...and for me too. It was a different angle to the old philosophy of just interview the stars. There are people behind the scenes you can give very memorable experiences. Major Bill produced Hey Baby (Bruce Channel), Hey Paula (Paul and Paula) and Last Kiss (J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers). I also interviewed some of the stars of 'Happy Days' before the show became a hit.

Which celebrity guest would you most have liked to appear on your show? I know you have a fondness for Buddy Holly.

For sure. I did the closest thing by having Maria Elena on the show.

Who was your cohort, Paul?

Paul Hitt was a Radio-TV major at UT-Arlington. He answered phones and kept tabs on telephone surveys that we did.

How did you get involved with the "Mr. Peppermint" TV show?

When I was a cameraman at WFAA-TV, we would switch shifts. We'd work six months on the the night crew and six months on the morning crew. That's when I met "Pep". Later, I officed with him and directed the show for a few years. Nice guy.

What was the "DJ Jamboree"?

That was a segment of the program where I would run DJ airchecks from all over the country and from way back when. I would edit in the complete songs (since DJ airchecks rarely have the full song on them) and play them back as if a jock from the past was doing a 10-15 minute segment of the show.

How long did you work for WFAA?

A total of 17+ years.

Where have you worked after WFAA?

I worked at KVIL radio in Dallas and the Satellite Music Network which became ABC Radio.

How did you meet Ron Chapman?

Ron did lots of commericals at Channel 8 when he was "Irving Harrigan" on KLIF. He eventually did a show on WFAA-TV called "The Group and Harrigan...then Chapman" which featured local high school students lip-syncing the hits of the day.

Thanks for your time, Bud!

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! B.B.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Greetings and Welcome!

Welcome to the new 57 Nostalgia! We have been off the internet for a while now, but we are back for 2010 and the future. Sorry for the "dead air" time. Since we were last here, I got laid off from my job, went to graduate school, got married and had a child.
I decided to make this new site a weblog format. I thought it would be more easily updated, both by me and special guests from time to time.

If you are wondering what this site is all about, I created it as a tribute page for "57 Nostalgia Place", one of the first oldies radio programs. It was a creation of DJ Bud Buschardt and broadcast on Sundays 7 pm to 12 am on 570 AM WFAA in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex from 1973 to 1976.

My father and I would listen to the shows and, more often than not, he would record them on cassette and reel-to-reel tapes. I hope to post a few of these as .mp3 "podcasts" in the near future. We lived about 90 miles southwest of Ft. Worth on a busy state highway. Since this was during the CB boom of the mid-1970's, you may hear CB transmissions break in occasionally!

Stay tuned!