Radio in the 80s

Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including a new Dolly Parton album of 80s covers, the “Beetlejuice” sequel finally has a release date, and the how the 1988 WGA strike gave us the worst season of “Star Trek.”

Then, the trio discusses how radio in the 80s affected their lives throughout that decade, and why “kids today” won’t have the same experience.

Introduction – :25

Announcements – 4:20

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1980s News – 6:00

Radio in the 80s and Now – 37:22

Wrap-Up & Your Feedback – 1:10:12

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