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WTTS Remembers

2 Comments 31 December 2017

Listen to an encore presentation of WTTS Remebers on  Thursday, January 4 at 7pm on 92-3 WTTS and on our live stream

Nothing evokes passion and emotion like music, especially music that has been a part of the soundtrack of our lives. These songs that we love from our favorite artists are like snapshots in our family photo album. Each one provides clues to our history, our tragedies, our triumphs and our loves. Music bonds us as a community. And when one of the contributors to our life’s soundtrack dies, we lose a piece of ourselves, a friend who has been “through it all” with us. The heartbreak is shared and the feeling of our own mortality is real. This past year as we have experienced the loss of many in our musical family, I feel strengthened by our shared grief and expression of gratitude. I ask to find comfort together in the music they created for us and remember those times in our lives punctuated in song.

Here’s to a brand new year, brand new music and brand new memories.

-Laura Duncan

Here is the list of artists we paid tribute to on WTTS Remembers in 2017:

Chuck Berry
Walter Becker (Steely Dan)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Gregg Allman**
Butch Trucks
Pat Dinizio (Smithereens)
Glen Campbell
J. Geils
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
Charles Bradley
Malcom Young (AC/DC)
Fats Domino
Jim Nabors
Tom Petty

**WTTS’ Rob Humphrey spoke with Gregg Allman and one of his most well known producers/contemporaries Don Was before Allman passed away.  Hear the interviews here, and here.

On our program we also paid tribute to these other notable performers who passed away in 2017:

Don Rickles
Mary Tyler Moore
Adam West
Roger Moore
Jerry Lewis
Hugh Hefner
Erin Moran
Al Jarreau
Gordon Downie
Joni Sledge
David Cassidy
Don Williams
Mel Tillis

WTTS Remembers production support provided by:

Alex Bailey, Alex Lester, Jake Kuebler, McKenzie McCarthy, and Laura Duncan.

Source content provided by:

Universal Pictures
Channel 4 Television Corporation
PBS News
Adlercast Films
The Recording Academy
On the Scene
Larry King Live
CNN
PCH Films
Warner Brothers Entertainment
MTV
CBS
ABC
Loudwire
Daptone Records
and Homage

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2 Comments so far

  1. Gary Poole says:

    I appreciated the Tribute for those who passed. I missed part of the comment about Tom Petty’s music . . . it is vast, meaningful and what? Thank you if you can respond. Happy New Year to you.

  2. Jake Keebler says:

    Hey Gary, The word you are looking for is “permanent”.
    Thanks for listening!


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