Saturday Morning Classic Country Show

Join Wayne Brosius every Saturday morning from 7-Noon for the Saturday Morning Classic Country Show on Clarion PA’s

 WWCH Radio 1300 AM and here on c93radio.com!

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Upcoming Spotlight Segments on the Saturday Morning Classic Country Show.  Airtime is Saturdays from 7:00 to Noon on  WWCH AM 1300 and c93radio.com

 

5/19/18:  Top 10 Country Groups:  There have been plenty of country bands and groups over the decades, especially since the eighties.  On today’s show, Wayne counts down the top groups of the classic country era (before the early nineties) from #10 to #1, using the number of hits and the success of those hits as the determining factor.  We’ll play a few selections from each group.  The Oak Ridge Boys?  The Statler Brothers?  Alabama?  The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band?  They’re all in the top ten, but who will be number one?  Tune in and find out!

5/26/18:  Hank Williams Jr:  This giant of country music has been famous almost since day one, largely due to who his daddy was.  However, he soon established himself as a great singer/songwriter/performer/ in his own right.  He lived in his father’s shadow for many years but went on to write and record great classics himself like Standing In The Shadows, Family Tradition, Born To Boogie, and All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight.   Hank Jr. turns 69 years old today and we celebrate with a look back at his hit-making days that began at age fourteen.

6/2/18:  Carl & Pearl Butler:  Carl was born 91 years ago today, thus the tribute to he and his wife Pearl.  Carl wrote some hits for other artists such as If Teardrops Were Pennies for Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, but his biggest success came in 1962 when he recorded the song Don’t Let Me Cross Over with Pearl.  That record hit number one on the Billboard Country Chart and stayed there for more than two months.  On today’s show we’ll play that smash and other hits the pair had together that stretched into the late sixties.  You’ll also hear Carl’s one and only solo hit.

6/9/18:  Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper:  This wife-husband duo got married on this day in 1941 so we take the opportunity to remember their classic hits on today’s show.  The Coopers worked at radio station WMMN in Fairmont, West Virginia and other stations before performing for ten years at the WWVA Jamboree in the forties and fifties.   That was about the time they started recording for Columbia Records as well.  Their sound was acoustical with a lot of fiddle, dobro, and mandolin.  On today’s show, you’ll hear their big chart-makers There’s A Big Wheel and Big Midnight Special plus many more.  Both of the Coopers are now deceased, but their music lives on on The Saturday Morning Classic Country Show.

6/16/18:  Billy Crash Craddock:  Crash turns 79 today so we celebrate with a look back at this great seventies and eighties hit-maker.  His best known song is Rub It In, which went to #1 in 1974, but he actually had 40 other hit singles, 18 of which went into the top ten.  We’ll look back at the life and music of Billy Crash Craddock on today’s don’t-miss show.

 

 

 

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