Steely Dan’s Link To WKRP In Cincinnati

by Kevin Burton    It was 1978 when FM radio overtook AM. But the song that marked the occasion was sort of a medium-sized hit.      We’re talking “FM” by Steely Dan.     So what’s your definition of a hit song?     Is it based on how much it sells? How high it gets on …

Yo, Hartville, Ready For Your Closeup?

by Kevin Burton    Apologies right up front here, because Garrison Keillor would do this story better than I.    The US Census Bureau announced Nov. 16 that Hartville, Missouri, population 594, is the “center of population” for the United States.    Here is what that means, according to the Census Bureau release:    “If …

This Artist Socked It To Us Twice In 1968

by Kevin Burton    In 1981 Dolly Parton hit number one on both the country and pop charts with the song “9 to 5.”     But which female solo artist was the first to hit those two heights, 13 years before that?    Hint: It’s her birthday today.    The song in question was country …