Seventy years ago today, the Allied Forces stormed the beaches at Normandy, and thus the beginning of the end of World War II. Today, President Obama and other world leaders gathered there to pay tribute to the many soldiers who died there, and to salute the survivors, now mostly in their 90s, to thank them for their role in preserving freedom.
Thirty years ago this week, Bruce Springsteen released Born in the USA. He was transformed into a Superstar™ and was widely misunderstood, especially by politicians like Ronald Reagan who attempted to hijack the title track for his own purposes, but apparently never bothered to listen to the actual lyrics!
This morning, Greg Mitchell of The Nation joined me to discuss the phenomenon and his piece, “‘The Guardian’ Thanks Reagan for Making Springsteen a Political ‘Boss’“.. and of course, any chance I get to post my one and only picture with Bruce, I’ll take!
And as is our new practice every Friday morning, we end the week by reaching back into my radio archives and pulling out an interview from the past. Today, we went back 20 years to July 6, 1994, just days after we signed the then-brand new KSCA fm 101.9/Los Angeles on to the air. Our very first in studio guest was former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.
And with that, we’re done for the week.
Enjoy the weekend… we’ll be back Monday to, once again, take on the world, radio or not!