"Reeling in the Years" to Air Friday Night on WJLE

June 24, 2013
Shawn Jacobs and Dennis Stanley

Many of us have often had a longing for the past, a yearning for yesterday. With nostalgia in mind, another edition of "Reeling in the Years" will air on WJLE the night of June 28th.

Former WJLE announcers Dennis Stanley and Shawn Jacobs host the program that will primarily feature the pop/rock music and artists of the 1970s.

"We'll be playing many of the songs that today's 50 to 60 year old residents remember as teens and young adults, " said both Jacobs and Stanley. "The music you will hear on our show will bring back many fond memories. We've made sure our playlist includes songs that were popular during the summer years of the decade. We're even going to play the Number 1 song of the week of June 28, 1974. It's those little details we want to incorporate into our show to make it even more enjoyable."

The program will also showcase the diversity of the pop/rock music scene during the decade.

"During those days WJLE and radio stations throughout the country were playing music that ranged from soul, rock, southern rock to disco music. All of those genres were mixed within the same program, and ironically, it worked," said Jacobs.

"In addition, the 70s was the last decade in which announcers were as much a part of the program as the music," added Stanley. "We hope to bring that kind of entertainment back to life with our show."

The June 28 program will air from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on WJLE-FM 101.7. It is the second "Reeling in the Years" show with the first having aired in December last year and two more are planned for this year.

"We've tentatively agreed with WJLE to do shows again in September and December," the two announced. "The exact dates will be announced closer to show time on WJLE and WJLE.com."

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