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# 265 - 1980: Music and Headlines


2:03:26 minutes (113.01 MB)

1980. John Lennon Assassinated. The Miracle on Ice. The Olympic Boycott. The Iran-Iraq War begins. The Hostage Crisis and the Rise of the Reaganites. Who Shot J.R.? Pac-Man. Rubik's Cube. The Screen Actors Guild Strike of 1980. Those were some of the things that took place in 1980 as we transitioned out of the 1970s into the 1980s.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NCAA Football: Georgia Bulldogs
NCAA Basketball: Louisville Cardinals
Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup: New York Islanders
World Series: Philadelphia Phillies
Big Ten Football/The Game: Michigan Wolverines

ENTERTAINMENT:
- The Screen Actors Guild goes on Strike, leading to a boycott of the Emmy Awards, where only ONE actor (the late Powers Boothe) showed up, and believe it or not, that actor won.
- Who Shot J.R.? brings "Dallas" to cult status. (Spoiler: It was Kristin. Seriously. You've had 38 years.)
- John Lennon is shot to death outside his apartment in New York. News of his death was broken live on Monday Night Football, as fans mourned all over the world.
- Evita dominates the Tony Awards. Best Play Children of a Lesser God and 1981 Tony Winners 42nd Street and Amadeus make their Broadway debuts. 42nd Street director/choreographer Gower Champion passes away on the morning of the show's opening performance.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: Taxi (ABC)
Drama Series: Lou Grant (CBS)
Limited Series: Edward and Mrs. Simpson (Syndicated)
Drama or Comedy Special: The Miracle Worker (NBC)
Daytime Drama: Guiding Light (CBS)
Actor, Comedy: Richard Mulligan, Soap (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Cathryn Damon, Soap (ABC)
Actor, Drama: Edward Asner, Lou Grant (CBS)
Actress, Drama: Barbara Bel Geddes, Dallas (CBS)
Actor, Limited Series or Special: Powers Boothe, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (CBS) - the ONLY Actor to show up to accept their Emmy on Emmy night
Actress, Limited Series or Special: Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker (NBC)

# 250: 1988: Music and Headlines


1:59:22 minutes (109.3 MB)

1988 is where the time machine is headed tonight. Songs from Michael Jackson, Terence Trent D'Arby, Robert Palmer, Taylor Dayne, Carly Simon, and The Phantom of the Opera.

COLUMBUS in 1988:
- The Saga of Wexley continues between Limited Brands CEO Les Wexner, the City of Columbus, and the Village of New Albany
- John Cooper becomes the Head Coach of the Ohio State Football Buckeyes, leading them to a 4-6-1 season.

CHAMPIONS:
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
Super Bowl XXII: Washington Redskins
AFC: Cincinnati Bengals
NFC: San Francisco 49ers
Heisman Trophy: Barry Sanders, OSU
College Basketball: Kansas
College Football: Notre Dame
The Masters: Curtis Strange
High School Basketball: Wehrle (Boys, Division IV) and Upper Arlington (Girls, Division I)
High School Baseball: Bishop Watterson (Division II) and Newark Catholic (Division III)
The Game/Big Ten: Michigan

EMMYS:
Comedy Series: The Wonder Years (ABC)
Drama Series: thirtysomething (ABC)
Soap: Santa Barbara (NBC)
Variety Program: Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (CBS)
Drama/Comedy Special: Inherit the Wind (NBC)
Limited Series: The Murder of Mary Phagan (NBC)
Actor, Comedy Series: Michael J. Fox, Family Ties (NBC)
Actor, Drama Series: Richard Kiley, A Year in the Life (NBC)
Actor, Limited Series/Special: Jason Robards, Inherit the Wind (NBC)
Actor, Daytime Drama: David Canary, All My Children (ABC)
Actress, Comedy Series: Beatrice Arthur, The Golden Girls (NBC)
Actress, Drama Series: Tyne Daly, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Actress, Limited Series/Special: Jessica Tandy, Foxfire (CBS)
Actress, Daytime Drama: Helen Gallagher, Ryan's Hope (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: John Larroquette, Night Court (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Larry Drake, L.A. Law (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Limited Series/Special: John Shea, Baby M (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime Drama: Justin Deas, Santa Barbara (NBC)

# 227: 1987: Music & Headlines


2:00:45 minutes (110.55 MB)

HEADLINES:
- President Reagan orders Soviet Premier Gorbachev to "tear down the Berlin Wall".
- Iran Contra

LOCAL HEADLINES:
- Ohio State FIRES Head Coach Earle Bruce after nine seasons; The B*ckeyes go out on top in Bruce's final game, a 23-20 win over Michigan. Ohio's last win in Ann Arbor until Jim Tressel became coach.
- Wexley (Which involves Buck Rinehart, Les Wexner, Columbus, and New Albany; which led to the sprawl of the tiny fishing village of New Albany, which led to the conception of Easton down the road)
- Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart is re-elected.

LOCAL SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Baseball, D-I: Upper Arlington Golden Bears
Boy's Basketball, D-II: Columbus St. Francis DeSales Stallions
Football, D-IV: Gahanna Columbus Academy Vikings
Football, D-V: Newark Catholic Green Wave
Field Hockey: Bexley Columbus School for Girls Unicorns

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers (the LAST Magic vs. Larry Championship meeting)
NCAA Tournament: Indiana Hoosiers
World Series: Minnesota Twins
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
NCAA Football: Miami Hurricanes
NCAA Women's Basketball: Tennessee Lady Volunteers (first-ever win for Lady Vols)
Big Ten Football: Michigan State Spartans
The Game: Ohio State (in their "Bowl Game" in 1987, Earle Bruce's FINAL game), 23-20 in Ann Arbor

Also in sports, the Denver Broncos finished off the Cleveland Browns in "The Drive" in the 1986 AFC Championship Game in Cleveland, leading John Elway and the Broncos to a Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: The Golden Girls (NBC)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Daytime Drama: As the World Turns (CBS)
Drama Special: Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
Limited Series: A Year in the Life (NBC)
Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Michael J. Fox, Family Ties (NBC)
Lead Actor, Drama Series: Bruce Willis, Moonlighting (ABC)
Lead Actor, Limited Series/Special: James Woods, Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)

# 190: 1982: Music & Headlines


2:08:37 minutes (117.76 MB)

#WhereWereYouIn82?

(COMING SOON)
PLAYLIST:

COLUMBUS:
- Central High School closes its doors after 58 years.

HEADLINES:

SPORTS:
- The NFL goes on strike, cancelling half of the season's games.
- The NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament is held for the very first time.
Super Bowl XVI: San Francisco 49ers
Stanley Cup: New York Islanders
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
World Series: St. Louis Cardinals
NCAA Women's Basketball (First-Ever Tournament Held): Louisiana Tech
NCAA Tournament: North Carolina Tar Heels (led by a freshman wearing # 23 named Jordan)
FIFA World Cup: Italy
Big Ten Football: Michigan Wolverines

Local Champions:
Girls' D-I Basketball: Northland Lady Vikings
Girls' D-II Volleyball: St. Francis DeSales Stallions
Girls' D-III Volleyball: Newark Catholic Green Wave
Golf: Upper Arlington Golden Bears
Girls' Cross Country, D-I: Upper Arlington Golden Bears
Girls' Cross Country, D-II: Olentangy Braves
D-IV Football: West Jefferson Roughriders
D-V Football: Newark Catholic Green Wave

ENTERTAINMENT:

EMMYS:
Comedy Series: Barney Miller (ABC)
Drama Series: Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Limited Series: Marco Polo (NBC)
Daytime Drama: Guiding Light (CBS)
Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Alan Alda, M*A*S*H* (CBS)
Lead Actor, Drama Series: Daniel J. Travanti, Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Lead Actor, Limited Series/Special: Mickey Rooney, Bill (CBS)
Lead Actor, Daytime: Anthony Geary, General Hospital (ABC)
Lead Actress, Comedy: Carol Kane, Taxi (ABC)
Lead Actress, Drama: Michael Learned, Nurse (CBS)
Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Ingrid Bergman, A Woman Called Golda (Syndicated), posthumous
Lead Actress, Daytime: Robin Strasser, One Life to Live (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Christopher Lloyd, Taxi (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Michael Conrad, Hill Street Blues (NBC) (NOTE: All five nominees in this category were from the same show, an Emmy first)

# 189: 1986: Music & Headlines


1:59:35 minutes (109.5 MB)

1986. Challenger exploded. Chernobyl left devastation in the Ukraine. The US invaded Libya. Iran-Contra. Hands Across America. Teddy Ruxpin. The Groundball in Game 6. The Drive. The Guarantee. ALF. The Venus Butterfly (yeah, we can't talk about that one on the air). James Stenbeck is resurrected from the dead. Those were just some of the things that happened in 1986.

SONGS:
L.A. Law Theme Song - Mike Post
Walk of Life - Dire Straits
Sara - Starship (the band formerly known as Jefferson Airplane, or remnants of it, anyway)
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
Living In America - James Brown
Manic Monday - The Bangles
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle
Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
The Village/Adagio for Strings - from Platoon Soundtrack
Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
When The Going Gets Tough - Billy Ocean
Stuck With You - Huey Lewis and the News
Venus - Bananarama
Life in a Northern Town - The Dream Academy
The Final Countdown - Europe
&
(Last Call Intro) Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector

HEADLINES:

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA - Boston Celtics
Super Bowl XX - Chicago Bears
Stanley Cup - Montreal Canadiens
World Series - New York Mets
World Cup - Argentina
NCAA Tournament - Louisville Cardinals
NCAA College Football - Penn State Nittany Lions
Heisman Trophy - Vinny Testaverde, QB, Miami
Master's - Jack Nicklaus (his FINAL Major victory)
Indy 500 - Bobby Rahal
The Memorial - Hal Sutton
The Game GUARANTEE - Michigan, 26-24 over the B*ckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 22
High School Football - Bishop Hartley (Division IV) and Newark Catholic (Division V)
High School Basketball - Wehrle (Boys' Division III) and Columbus South (Girls' Division II); Columbus South was the Division II Boys' Runner-Up

# 156: 1985, The Music & Headlines (Part 2 of 2)


59:28 minutes (54.46 MB)

Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion. Magic's Lakers beat Larry's Celtics in the NBA Finals in six games, and "That Team Up North" beat the B*ckeyes in the Big House, after the B*ckeyes got upset by Wisconsin, following an upset of # 1-ranked Iowa at the Shoe. The Columbus Citizen-Journal Newspaper was laid to rest, after attempts to buy the fledgling newspaper came up millions of dollars short.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series - The Cosby Show (NBC)
Drama Series - Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Limited Series -
Made for TV Movie -
Daytime Drama - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Actor, Comedy Series - Robert Guillaume, Benson (ABC)
Actress, Comedy Series - Jane Curtin, Kate & Allie (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series - John Larroquette, Night Court (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series - Rhea Perlman, Cheers (NBC)
Actor, Drama Series - William Daniels, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Actress, Drama Series - Tyne Daly, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series - Edward James Olmos, Miami Vice (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series - Betty Thomas, Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Actor, Limited Series/Movie/Special - Richard Crenna, The Rape of Richard Beck (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Limited Series/Movie/Special - Karl Malden, Fatal Vision (NBC)
Actor, Daytime Drama - Darnell Williams, All My Children (ABC)
Actress, Daytime Drama - Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light (CBS)

# 156: 1985, The Music & Headlines (Part 1 of 2)


59:54 minutes (54.86 MB)

Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion. And Columbus bid farewell to the Columbus Citizen-Journal.

Sports Champions:
Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers
World Series: Kansas City Royals
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers (Magic > Larry...again)
NCAA Men's Tournament: Villanova Wildcats
NCAA Women's Tournament: Old Dominion Lady Monarchs
The Game: Michigan
Local High School Football: St. Francis DeSales Stallions (Division III) and Newark Catholic Green Wave (Division V)

SONG LIST:
(Hour # 1)
"The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News
"Shout" - Tears for Fears
"We Built This City" - Jefferson Airplane Starship
"Don't You Forget About Me" - Simple Minds
"Glory Days" - Bruce Springsteen
"Neutron Dance" - The Pointer Sisters
"Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" - Margaret "Shug" Avery
"The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley
"Miami Vice" Theme - Jan Hammer
"Moonlighting" Theme - Al Jarreau
"According to Our New Arrivals" - Leon Redbone
"A View to Kill" - Duran Duran
"One Night in Bangkok" - Murray Head
"Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits

1985 (The People's History): http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1985.html#events
1985 (Spiffy): http://www.spiffy-entertainment.com/1985mem.html
1985 (In the '80s): http://www.inthe80s.com/time1985.shtml
1985 (1980s Flashback): http://www.1980sflashback.com/1985/news.asp

1985 Promo (to August 10)


0:35 minutes (553.51 KB)

August 3 & 10 Promo for "The DJBC Happy Hour"

1983 : The Music, The Headlines, and Then Some (Part 2 of 2)


59:32 minutes (54.51 MB)

Tonight, Side B to this 1983 soundtrack.

Playlist:
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Puttin' on the Ritz - Taco
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Allentown - Billy Joel
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Say It Isn't So - Hall and Oates
She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
Down Under - Men at Work
Baby Come to Me - James Ingram and Patty Austin

ENTERTAINMENT:
- M*A*S*H signs off after 11 seasons with the most-watched Series Finale in television history, becoming the # 1 most-watched program for 27 years.
- Death comes to Sesame Street, as the residents mourn Mister Hooper.

EMMY AWARDS (NBC cleaned up in Primetime, while ABC dominated in Daytime):
Comedy Series: Cheers (NBC)
Drama Series: Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Dramatic Special: Special Bulletin (NBC)
Limited Series: Nicholas Nickleby (Syndicated)
Daytime Drama: The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Lead Actor, Comedy: Judd Hirsch, Taxi (NBC)
Lead Actress, Comedy: Shelley Long, Cheers (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Christopher Lloyd, Taxi (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Carol Kane, Taxi (NBC)
Lead Actor, Drama: Ed Flanders, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Lead Actress, Drama: Tyne Daly, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: James Coco, St. Elsewhere, "Cora and Arnie" (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Doris Roberts, St. Elsewhere, "Cora and Arnie" (NBC)
Lead Actor, Limited Series/Special: Tommy Lee Jones, The Executioner's Song
Lead Actress, Limited Series/Special: Barbara Stanwyck, The Thorn Birds (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Limited Series/Special: Jean Simmons, The Thorn Birds (ABC)
Lead Actor, Daytime: Robert S. Woods, One Life to Live (ABC)
Lead Actress, Daytime: Dorothy Lyman, All My Children (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Darnell Williams, All My Children (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Louise Shaffer, Ryan's Hope (ABC)

GRAMMYS:
Album of the Year - "Toto IV" (Toto)

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