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.
Here is the list of artists we paid tribute to on WTTS Remembers in 2017:
Walter Becker (Steely Dan)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Pat Dinizio (Smithereens)
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
Malcom Young (AC/DC)
**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:
Mary Tyler Moore
WTTS Remembers production support provided by:
Alex Bailey, Alex Lester, Jake Kuebler, McKenzie McCarthy, and Laura Duncan.
Source content provided by:
Channel 4 Television Corporation
The Recording Academy
On the Scene
Larry King Live
Warner Brothers Entertainment