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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?

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

# 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"

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

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