1980s sports

# 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?

PLAYLIST:
(Hour 1)
"Centerfold" - The J. Geils Band
"The Message" - Grandmaster Flash
"Maneater" - Hall & Oates
"Rock the Casbah" - The Clash
"Rosanna" - Toto
"Allentown" - Billy Joel
"The Heat of the Moment" - Asia
"Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor
"Little Red Corvette" - Prince
"Save a Prayer" - Duran Duran

(Hour 2)
"Ebony and Ivory" - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
"I Ran (So Far Away)" - A Flock of Seagulls
"Don't Talk To Strangers" - Rick Springfield
"Hearts" - Marty Balin
"Love Plus One" - Haircut 100
"I Know What Boys Like" - The Waitresses
"Abracadabra" - The Steve Miller Band
"Body Language" - Queen
"Physical" - Olivia Newton-John
"Up Where We Belong" - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Theme from "Magnum P.I." - Mike Post, featuring Larry Carlton
"Vacation" - The Go-Gos
"And I'm Telling You I'm NOT Going" - Jennifer Holliday (a Tony Award Winner in 1982!)

COLUMBUS in 1982:
- (Columbus) Central High School closes its doors after 58 years in June.
- State Representative John Kasich (R, Westerville) is elected to the 12th District of the U.S. Congress, defeating the only Democrat to serve the 12th since the 1930s, one-term incumbent Robert N. Shamansky (D, Bexley).
- Richard Celeste is elected Governor of Ohio.
- The Capitol South Plan is laid out by City Officials in the Downtown area.
- The City of Columbus hiked the Income Tax up to 2 percent.
- Gahanna Mayor John Breen is recalled from Office after an altercation with a youth at a local fast food restaurant.
- COTA goes on strike for 17 days in November.
- A young Denison University freshman, Laura Carter, is killed by a stray bullet in the Near East Side, inspiring the Christopher Cross song "Think of Laura".
- A young 20 year old firefighter, Maurice Gates, is killed in a fire in Franklinton in 1982.

# 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

# 188: 1981 - Music & Headlines


2:00:48 minutes (110.61 MB)

Tonight on the Show, we're headed back to 1981. Columbia becomes the first re-usable Space Shuttle. Prince Charles marries Lady Diana in one fairytale wedding, while Luke and Laura (on General Hospital) get hitched in the other. MTV launches (in fact, it launched 35 years ago today). The first cases of AIDS are diagnosed. Ronald Reagan is sworn in as President, and both he and Pope John Paul II dodge separate assassination attempts. Solidarity is formed in Poland. Sadat is assassinated. Hill Street Blues & Dynasty debut, as does Indiana Jones. Dreamgirls, The Pirates of Penzance, and A Soldier's Play debut on Broadway. The Rubik's Cube is created. Those were just some of the happenings of 1981.

SONG LIST:
"(Just Like) Starting Over" - John Lennon
"Celebration" - Kool and the Gang
"Hill Street Blues Theme" - Mike Post, featuring Larry Carlton
"Believe It Or Not (The Greatest American Hero Theme)" - Joey Scarbury
"Autumn Breeze (General Hospital Theme)" - Jack Urbont
"Elvira" - The Oak Ridge Boys
"Queen of Hearts" - Juice Newton
"Morning Train (Nine to Five)" - Sheena Easton
"Wordy Rappinghood" - The Tom Tom Club
"Under Pressure" - Queen & David Bowie
"Just the Two of Us" - Bill Withers with Grover Washington Jr.
"Boogie Wonderland" - Earth, Wind, and Fire
"Take It On The Run" - REO Speedwagon
"The Indiana Jones Theme" - John Williams
"Start Me Up" - The Rolling Stones
"Endless Love" - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
"Waiting for a Girl Like You" - Foreigner
"Angel of the Morning" - Juice Newton
"Sukiyaki" - A Taste of Honey
"Girls on Film" - Duran Duran
"Arthur's Theme/The Best That You Can Do" - Christopher Cross
"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
"Being With You" - Smokey Robinson
"Key Largo" - Bertie Higgins
"Stars on 45 Medley" - Stars on 45
"Hooked on Classics" - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
"Woman" - John Lennon

TONY AWARDS:
Best Play: Amadeus
Best Musical: 42nd Street

EMMY AWARDS:
Best Comedy: Taxi (ABC)

# 156: 1985, The Music and Headlines (Full Two Hours)


2:02:41 minutes (112.32 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.

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

(Hour 2)
"Take On Me" - A Ha
"Rhythm of the Night" - DeBarge
"You Spin Me (Like a Record)" - Dead or Alive
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - Tears for Fears
"Easy Lover" - Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
"Obsession" - Animotion
"Turn Up The Radio" - Autograph
"Man In Motion" - John Parr
"Smooth Operator" - Sade
"Living In America" - James Brown
"We Are The World" - USA for Africa (a.k.a. Pick an a-list musical artist that was VERY popular in 1985, and chances were that they volunteered themselves for duty for this Award-winning, fund-raising song, which raised $ 50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia)

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers
NBA:
Stanley Cup:
World Series: Kansas City Royals
NCAA Tournament:
NCAA Women's Tournament:
College Football:

# 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)

This Isn't George Orwell's 1984 (1984: Music and Headlines, Part 2)


59:26 minutes (54.43 MB)

Tonight on the show, 13 more songs from 1984. Songs from Phil Collins & Philip Bailey, Queen, Kenny Loggins, Yes, Deniece Williams, and The Romantics are on Side B to this Mix Tape of Music from 1984.

On the DJBC Happy Hour Express - Headlines from 1984:
- The Olympics in Sarajevo (Winter) and Los Angeles (Summer)
- The Most Lopsided U.S. Presidential Election in American History
- Terms of Endearment sweeps the Academy Awards
- Thriller and the King of Pop sweep the Grammy Awards
- Georgetown wins the NCAA Tournament, coach John Thompson is the first Black coach to win the Tournament in NCAA history
- L.A. Raiders win Super Bowl XVIII, thrashing the Washington Redskins; Coach Tom Flores is the first Hispanic coach to win a Super Bowl
- Magic vs. Larry, Round III in the NBA Finals

And in Columbus in 1984:
- The Republicans Cleaned House in the November Elections in Franklin County Government
- Three Central Ohio Teams played for State Football Titles, with two coming up short, and the third winning the first of four in a row
- The Buckeyes beat That Team Up North and punch their ticket to Pasadena, with a little help from a couple of key players, including two future big name Freshmen
- Buck Rinehart becomes Columbus' 45th Mayor
- A suburban City Manager is ousted after accusations of embezzlement
- Columbus > Cleveland, in terms of population in Ohio
- WTTE Channel 28 takes the airwaves for the first time

ENTERTAINMENT:

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1983 movies):
Best Picture - Terms of Endearment
Best Director - James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment
Best Actress - Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment
Best Actor - Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies
Best Supporting Actress - Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously
Best Supporting Actor - Jack Nicholson, Terms of Endearment
Best Original Song - "Flashdance...What a Feeling" - Flashdance

GRAMMY AWARDS:
Album of the Year - "Thriller" (Michael Jackson; produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones)

This Isn't George Orwell's 1984 (1984: Music and Headlines, Part 1)


59:19 minutes (54.32 MB)

Tonight, a look back at some of the music from 1984. Songs from artists like Van Halen, Billy Ocean, Phil Collins & Genesis, The Thompson Twins, and Ashford & Simpson.

Coming soon to The DJBC Happy Hour Express, 1984: Music & Headlines, where some of the highlights from 1984 included:
- The most lopsided U.S. Presidential Election in American history as Ronald Reagan wins re-election by winning 49 out of 50 states (Minnesota was the one state Reagan lost)
- A divine intervention resulting in a top sports honor as Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie throws a "Hail Mary" on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy.
- A historic first in college basketball as John Thompson is the first African-American coach to win the NCAA Tournament.

And locally:
- Newark Catholic wins the State Football Championship in Division V. Two teams only separated by 2.4 miles (according to Google directions) are runners-up in Divisions II (Whitehall) and IV (Bishop Hartley).
- A movie, "Teachers" was filmed at defunct Central High School.
- WTTE Channel 28 makes its debut on the airwaves.
- Dana G. "Buck" Rinehart is sworn in as Columbus's Mayor.

SPORTS:
- The NBA Draft is remembered as one of the greatest drafts ever with future NBA legends Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, among those drafted.
- The Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis in the middle of the night.
- Boston College defeats the defending champions Miami on a "Hail Mary" on Thanksgiving weekend.

Champions:
NBA: Boston Celtics
Super Bowl XVIII: Oakland Los Angeles Raiders
World Series: Detroit Tigers
NCAA Men's Tournament: Georgetown Hoyas
Big Ten Football: Ohio State
Local High School Football: Newark Catholic Green Wave (Division V)
Heisman Trophy: Doug Flutie (QB), Boston College

SONG LIST (Hour # 1):
"1984" - Van Halen
"Hot for Teacher" - Van Halen
"Caribbean Queen" - Billy Ocean
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" - Phil Collins

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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