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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!


  1. Wow, what memories I have of doing the show
    with Bud !! Wish we could do it again, or at
    least a reunion type show. I put a bug in his
    ear about this about a year and a half ago !!

    Paul Hitt

  2. Great to hear from you, Paul! I'd be happy to post any memories that you would like to share.

  3. A couple of good memories: the sock hops that Bud used to do; I remember one at Irving Mall in
    Irving Tx and one at a skating rink in south east Dallas. Another good memory was when Bud
    interviewed Del Shannon on the air during Nostalgia Place, and Del telling how "Runaway"
    came to be written. Im sure I'll come up with
    more memories.

  4. Paul, how did you get the "Nostalgia Place" gig?

  5. I was originally put in touch with Bud by an
    uncle of mine, the late Bill Hagman, who was
    a co worker of Bud's at WFAA in Dallas. Bill
    knew I was interested in getting into radio,
    so he put me in touch with Bud, knowing
    that Bud would be an excellent teacher,and
    it just so happens that we were both
    fanactical record collectors. After about
    2 months of doing Nostalgia Place, Bud
    contacted me and asked if I would be
    interested in joining him. Of course I
    said yes, so he cleared it with then
    program director, Ira Hayes. The rest is

  6. Paul, were you a student at North Texas? How old were you when you started working with Bud?
    Are you still involved in radio?

  7. No, I was a student and graduate at U.T. at Arlington in 1972. I was 23 when I started working with Bud, and I am not still involved in radio. I went to work for Mesquite Police Department, Mesquite Tx as a 911 police/fire dispatcher in 1976 and retired from that job in December, 2005. I am currently taking it easy and enjoying retirement. To keep busy I do sock hops and devote a lot of time to record/cd collecting.