Saturday, August 28, 2010

Spotlight on Norm N Nite

I am usually not at my computer at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon, but here I am listening to Norm N Nite on Sirius/XM 50s on 5. I'd like to thank Norm for keeping the music of the early days of rock n roll alive on the radio. Sadly terrestrial terrestrial radio has all but given up on the music of that era. It's that demographic thing again since that music appeals to listeners age 55+ who are not desirable to advertisers.

Norm was on WCBS-FM several times over the years. I loved the Top 20 Countdown show that he did on weekends since he played a lot of rarities. When WCBS-FM came back in 2007, Norm had some appearances on the Radio Greats Shows on Sunday nights, but since that show was cancelled he has only been heard on satellite radio. He is a walking encyclopedia of the music and artists of the "Heart of Rock 'n Roll."

In 1998 Karen, Lee and I visited the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. As we were waiting for our flight to Cleveland we saw Norm in the waiting area. I had a nice conversation with him about the Rock Hall.

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