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That Thing With Rich Appel

Radio Producers

Show Description

If you loved the fast-paced top 40 radio of the 1960s and 70s - where DJs talked up to the vocals, acappella and “shotgun” jingles stood out, and the commercials were almost as good as the hits - you just might like that thing with Rich Appel.

that thing… is a weekly three-hour celebration of that radio, highlighting those jingles, commercials and all the hits (from the rock ’n roll 50s through the rockin' 80s), along with features like “The Slow Dance Make-Out Song of the Week” (or “SLO-MO”), “Needles and Spins” (where listeners - and Rich - tell stories and memories attached to specific songs), “A Year in an Hour,” "The K-Tel Hour" and “The World’s Shortest Countdown.”

that thing… show-length specials include “Class Reunions” (this year for the classes of 1966, 1971 and 1976) and the countdown of the annual “I.R.S. (as in, 'It Really Shoulda' been a bigger hit) 10-99" at tax time in April, after listeners file their own 'I.R.S. forms.'

that thing... is built on a foundation of soundbites, drop-ins, songs attached to “this week in history” events and birthdays, and just plain silly stuff. It all happens at the Chestnut Cabaret, the bar/studio where Inga serves the drinks and Rich serves up the music. You can join the fun as it happens on that thing...’s Facebook page.

that thing... was also recently immortalized in print (see back cover of the new book Ranking the '70s, at left)!

Weekly Show Schedule

Tuesday:
  • 15:00 - 18:00
Saturday:
  • 21:00 - 00:00


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