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?

(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

# 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)

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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