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Benny Banzai and Dr. Dave bring you the best from the greatest decade ever for music. From A Flock of Seagulls to ZZ Top, we'll feature our favorite tracks, the Top 40 hits, and the deep cuts. Take a trip back to a time when skinny ties and leg warmers were the height of fashion, when MTV still played videos, and music meant something. It's all about the music.
 
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In a rugged corner of West Texas, billionaire wildcatters and roughnecks are fueling an oil boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics. This modern-day gold rush has sent both big oil companies and scrappy start-ups scrambling to secure a piece of the action. Texas Monthly’s Christian Wallace follows characters along every rung of the oil field ladder, from the executive cutting billion-dollar deals to the itinerant pipeline worker risking life and limb, and fro ...
 
These are recordings from Boomtown Richmond, a new radio station in Richmond, VA that emulates old-fashion radio with live, local disc jockeys playing Timeless Rock N Roll, Pop and Soul as well as through its commitment to community. We can be heard locally on 92.9 FM, 1450 AM and worldwide through our stream (including phone apps). www.boomtownrichmond.com
 
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Welcome back to the 80s! Benny Banzai here. In my opinion, the best time for college radio was in the 80s. From January 1984 to May 1988, I was on air at KWSC-FM at Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. We were Pixies, The Ramones, The Replacements, The Smiths, Echo and the Bunnymen, R.E.M. and so many great bands that weren't getting much play on comm…
 
Once called “the miracle on the beach,” Synanon began in the 1960s as an experimental rehab facility in Santa Monica, California with a radical claim: It could cure heroin addiction. Before long, it would make an even bolder claim: It could cure any of your problems. All you had to do was move in. What started in a house on the beach, soon spread t…
 
Welcome back to the 80s! If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, you remember the School House Rock educational shorts that aired during ABC’s Saturday morning cartoons. Here’s some lyrics to the Multiplication Rock episode “Elementary, My Dear” that reveals the theme of Episode 17: Two times one is two, of course And it must occur to you You get an eve…
 
From Sean Kipe and Imperative Entertainment comes the story of former Georgia police officer Michael Chapel, convicted of the 1993 robbery and brutal murder of Emogene Thompson and sentenced to life in prison. However, with the recent surfacing of new information, Chapel’s story may have taken a dramatic turn – one that could potentially prove his …
 
Welcome back to the 80s! You can’t talk about the 80s without discussing the Cold War between the US and Soviet Union. There was real fear that tensions between these two superpowers would lead to nuclear war. Episode 16 “Cold War Kids” features such artists as U2, Sting, Prince, and Men at Work who wrote songs that reflected these anxieties. A sho…
 
Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore Richland exposed her father’s dark legacy, she vowed to clean up the family business – and hired her half-brother, Santino Reyes, to help her do it. But old habits die hard. In the shocking new third season, Eleonore reckons with what her father always taught her growing up: medicine is …
 
Welcome back to the 80s! Mixtape (noun): a compilation of songs from different artists recorded onto a cassette tape or a CD by an individual. Episode 15 features some of Benny Banzai's favorite 80s songs of all time. These are the songs he can listen to over and over again and still be excited like he was hearing them for the first time. Featuring…
 
Welcome back to the 80s! In honor of Valentine’s Day this month I’ve selected some of my favorite Love Songs of the decade. Be sure to have some tissues handy. This episode is sure to bring a tear to your eye. A shout out to those of you who have been with us since the beginning and welcome to our new listeners. As always, thanks to Team Boomtown: …
 
G'Day and welcome back to the 80s! This special Boomtown episode celebrates our listeners in Australia who have been with us from the very beginning. You've heard of Aussie artists like AC/DC, INXS, and Rick Springfield, but there are many other musicians Down Under you may not be familiar with who made some fantastic 80s music. A shout out to all …
 
Welcome back to the 80s. We love our listeners! When we started this podcast two years ago, we didn’t know what to expect. We were just hoping there were at least a few 80s music fans who would find our page and give us a chance. Since then we’ve discovered there are Welcome to the Boomtown fans in all 50 states (and Washington DC) and at least 52 …
 
Welcome back to the 80s! According to British music producer, musician and songwriter Paul Epworth, “Pop music has greater power to change people and to affect people because it's a universal language. You don't have to understand music to understand the power of a pop song.” We couldn’t agree more. In Episode 11 we celebrate the power of 80s pop w…
 
Welcome back to the 80s! Where were you at 12:01 am on August 1, 1981? If you weren’t living in New Jersey you missed seeing The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the first music video to launch the new cable channel, MTV. Over the next several years MTV would come to influence not only music, but also fashion, television, film, and advertisi…
 
Welcome back to the 80s! Merriam-Webster defines mega as: vast; of the highest level or rank, excellence or importance; greatly surpassing others of its kind. When applied to 80s music, the word mega defines a variety of singers and groups. Episode 9 features artists who dominated the decade such as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, and, of c…
 
Welcome back to the 80s! Stevie Nicks once said, “Don’t be a lady. Be a legend.” Certainly the 80s had their fair share both, with women topping the Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, and Dance charts. This episode features songs from not only Stevie, but Olivia, Dolly, Sheena, Pat, Janet, Whitney, The Divine Miss M, and many others. A shout out to those of …
 
Welcome back to the 80s! In case you were curious, Dr. Dave isn’t just a catchy 80s radio DJ name, he actually IS a university professor. Anyway, years ago he hosted an 80s music internet radio show at his school titled the “Forgotten 80s.” He’s revived that theme for this episode, selecting some of his favorite 80s songs from not only one hit wond…
 
Welcome back to the 80s! We close 2020, and celebrate our first year of podcasts, with a Christmas-ish episode. We’ll play your favorite 80s music, but sprinkle in a few Christmas songs to help get you in the mood for the holiday season. A shout out to those of you who have been with us since the beginning and welcome to our new listeners. As alway…
 
Welcome back to the 80s! It's time to turn the volume up to 11 and ROCK! Let's get back to basics with some killer guitar riffs, pulsating bass lines and thumping drums (OK, and maybe the occasional keyboard). Whether you're a black shirt, blue jeans wearing headbanger, shed a tear during power ballads or just like throwing up the Sign of the Horns…
 
Welcome back to the 80s! Or, more specifically, July 13, 1985. We're excited to bring you our 35th Anniversary tribute to one of the greatest music events of all time, Live Aid, the benefit concerts for African famine relief held at London's Wembley Stadium, and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. In this episode we will be spotlighting the London show. W…
 
Welcome back to the 80s! Episode 3 is here and it's our first themed episode. From the US, Europe, and Australia, this time we're featuring those great new wave tracks of the 80s. Thanks to those of you who have been with us since the beginning and welcome to our new listeners. And thanks again to the people who help up put this together: Alan (for…
 
No oil and gas baron since John D. Rockefeller has made more of an impact on society than George P. Mitchell. But this son of poor Greek immigrants who died a billionaire wanted to leave a legacy beyond oil and gas. Upstart: Find out how low your rate is at upstart.com/boomtown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
The uneasy alliance between ranchers and the oil industry goes all the way back to the early wildcatting days in West Texas. But today, that relationship is more fraught than ever. SimpliSafe: Get free shipping plus a 60-day money-back guarantee at SimpliSafe.com/boomtown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
During booms, the Permian Basin sees a rise in prostitution charges. But misperceptions and stereotypes about sex work have led to policies that may actually harm the women involved. SimpliSafe: Get free shipping plus a 60-day money-back guarantee at SimpliSafe.com/boomtown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Host Christian Wallace takes us back to his hometown in the Permian Basin, which is nearly unrecognizable to him today. We meet a few of the people whose lives have been upended by the biggest oil boom in U.S. history. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/Boomtown. Native: Get 20% off your first purchase at NativeDeodorant.…
 
Boomtown Richmond, Richmond’s local radio station, has just launched Boomtown Richmond Community Square, a public service program that puts the focus on local organizations that provide so many wonderful services, programs and events that strengthen and fortify the Greater Richmond area and its residents. This week’s edition features Chris Williams…
 
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