Songs of Summer

As promised, in celebration of the first day of summer, today’s “Moldy Oldies” show featured “songs of summer,” with titles and/or subjects related to sunshine, summer fun, or with some connection to this season.  In case you missed it, below is a list of the songs I played this afternoon:

  • The Who – Summer Time Blues
  • Eddy Heywood – Soft Summer Breeze
  • Richie Havens – Here Comes The Sun
  • Silver Convention – Fly, Robin, Fly
  • Nat King Cole – Those Lazy-Hazy Days of Summer
  • John Denver – Sunshine On My Shoulder
  • Jonathan Edwards – Sunshine
  • Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night
  • Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
  • Chicago – Saturday In The Park
  • First Class – Beach Baby
  • Zombies – Time Of The Season
  • Bobby Hebb – Sunny
  • Boz Scaggs – Miss Sun
  • Richard Marx – Endless Summer Nights
  • Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues
  • War – Summer
  • Donovan – Sunshine Superman
  • Cream – Sunshine Of Your Love
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights
  • Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime
  • Percy Faith – Theme from A Summer Place
  • Terry Jacks – Seasons In The Sun
  • Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  • Animals – House Of The Rising Sun
  • 5Th Dimension – Aquarius Let The Sunshine In

Moldy Oldies show returns!

After a four-week hiatus, I’ve decided to return today for a “first day of summer” edition of the Moldy Oldies show on WCUR. It will be from 4 to 6 p.m. this afternoon (although I may decide to start a bit earlier). My focus today will be on “songs of summer,” although I will be happy to play requests as well.

If you are unfamiliar with the Moldy Oldies show, this is a program I’ve been doing for many years on WCUR. As faculty adviser to our campus radio station, I feel that it is important for me to spend some time every week “in the trenches” doing a show on the air. Besides, I enjoy playing music from an earlier generation. So on most Thursday afternoons during the school year, I’m on the air from 4 to 6 p.m. I typically play mostly classic pop music from the 1960s and 1970s, with occasional tunes from before or after these decades. I often have a guest or two each week, and regularly feature an interview segment at 5 p.m. (coordinated by my former student and now “Associate Producer” Kathy Schlegel).

I don’t know how many more shows I’ll do this summer, but I’ll try to keep things going for at least some of the time. Since I’m on sabbatical leave this fall, I hope to have guest hosts fill in for me, as I won’t be able to be on campus. Doug “Mush” Carrol has said he would do a few, and I believe Kathy will also pitch in to keep things going with the interview segment.

So if you want to enjoy some tunes from the past, listen to WCUR-FM 91.7, or online at, Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m. To call in requests, dial 610-436-2478, or send an instant message to AIM screen name wcur919.

Volunteer English Program Interview

On the March 29, 2007 edition of my “Moldy Oldies Show” on WCUR, Kathy and I talked with Linda Grosse and Bill Lalicker from the Volunteer English Program in Chester County. Below is a link to the broadcast.

For more information about the Volunteer English Program, visit their web site at And for more information about WCUR, or to listen live, visit

CMA 2005 Convention

This year’s College Media Convention was supposed to be in New Orleans, but because of Hurricane Katrina, the meeting was held in Kansas City. This year 11 West Chester University students joined me for three days of learning, sharing and networking. I offered three sessions myself for CBI (College Broadcasters Incorporated), one of the groups co-sponsoring the event. The WCU students who joined me for CMA 2005 included five from WCUR, four from The Quad, and two from WCU-TV. Here’s a picture of the “WCU Media Gang.”

WCUR OMG 1000!

Tonight was WCUR’s Battle of the Bands, also known as OMG 1000! Taking home the $1000 prize was…Back of the Bus! Congratulations to all four bands making the final cut, who performed to a packed Sykes Union ballroom. And a special thank-you to all of the WCUR staff for their hard work in making this a great promotional event for WCUR, West Chester University’s student-operated radio station.




Back of the Bus wins WCUR’s OMG 1000! pbh.gif

The Moldy Oldies Show

Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., I host the “Moldy Oldies Show” on WCUR, 91.7 FM. I’m the faculty advisor to West Chester University’s radio station, and doing an airshift each week keeps me in the thick of things. And I enjoy playing music from the era when I used to be a professional radio announcer. Helping me each week are Douglas, executive producer and doowop dandy, Kathy, associate producer and interviewer extraordinaire, and Marcus, assistant producer and caustic commentator. Each week we present some great music, interview a local notable, and talk about what’s going on. We gladly play requests from my extensive oldies collection. Check it out, Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6 on 91.7 FM, and on our web stream at

Host Dr. Phil

Executive Producer Douglas

Associate Producer Kathy

Assistant Producer Marcus