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The Hits Just Keep on Comin' Podcast

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Stories about music, radio, and stuff that is neither music nor radio, some first told at the non-award-winning website of the same name.

Stories about music, radio, and stuff that is neither music nor radio, some first told at the non-award-winning website of the same name.

Location:

United States

Description:

Stories about music, radio, and stuff that is neither music nor radio, some first told at the non-award-winning website of the same name.

Twitter:

@ja_bartlett

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 12: Late for Your Life

10/16/2020
"This is the greatest time of day, when all the clocks are spinning backwards, when all the ropes that bind begin to fray, and all the black and white turns into colors." A podcast about October.

Duration:00:20:58

Episode 9 (repost): The Fair and the Farm

7/22/2020
Although I never wanted to be a farmer myself, the farm is fine place to be from. This episode is about the farm I grew up on and my adventures at the annual county fair

Duration:00:17:23

Episode 11: Festival Summer

6/12/2020
In 1970, 18-year-old Steve Benton attended two major Wisconsin rock festivals, Sound Storm and Iola. In this episode, he tells about his experiences.

Duration:00:28:54

Episode 10: Pressure Night

5/1/2020
What's it like to introduce rock stars from the stage, or nearly kill one of your co-workers by accident? Listen to some more tales from my radio career.

Duration:00:21:06

Episode 9: The Fair and the Farm

3/13/2020
If I ever wanted to be a farmer, I don't remember it. But the farm is a fine place to be from. In this episode, hear about an incident from my farm-kid past and take a walk around the farm itself.

Duration:00:17:23

Episode 8: Random Radio Tales

1/31/2020
Tales from a life spent in radio: a celebrity and a bad boss come to town, the tale of a surreal job interview, and brief encounters with random listeners.

Duration:00:15:30

Episode 7: Have Yourself an Easy-Listening Christmas

12/16/2019
Why do people listen to contemporary music 11 months a year but can't get enough of the same decades-old recordings at Christmastime?

Duration:00:21:47

Episode 6: J. T. and the Boomers

11/15/2019
Thoughts about the persistence of baby-boomer music and why everyone’s taste in music, and not just boomers’ taste, never seems to change, inspired by a James Taylor concert.

Duration:00:17:37

Episode 5: Delivering The News

10/25/2019
I have never been formally trained as a reporter, but I have nevertheless pretended to be one. Hear about my experiences, about some of the people who taught me how to do it, and some of the memorable breaking-news stories I have reported as a DJ.

Duration:00:16:44

Episode 4: Listening to the Pioneers

8/23/2019
The Pioneer Era of Recording spans appoximately the late 1880s to around 1920, from the birth of the phonograph to the beginning of electrical recording. This podcast sketches the history of the era, profiles some of the stars, and even includes bits of some famous Pioneer-Era songs.

Duration:00:22:11

Episode 3: Teacher Needs a Beer

8/9/2019
The first non-music, non-radio related episode of this podcast is about a part-time teaching job I have and some of the stuff I have experienced while doing it. It's an adventure.

Duration:00:16:57

Episode 2: A Summer on the Radio

7/19/2019
All about my first full-time job as a nighttime rock and roll DJ in Freeport, Illinois.

Duration:00:15:17

Episode 1: Four Rock Festivals

6/28/2019
In 1969 and 1970, four rock festivals, three in Wisconsin and one in Iowa, made headlines and memories. This is the story of the Midwest Rock Festival, Sound Storm, the Iola People's Fair, and the Wadena Rock Fest.

Duration:00:24:18