What’s a Bitchin’ Oldie?

B100.fm is redefining Oldies one song at a time © I asked a young-end millennial about  his favorite kind of music. I was excited when he replied, “I really like the oldies.” So, I asked him to name some, “Oh you know like Flo Rida, LMFAO, Ne-Yo, Snoop, and early Bieber.” Obviously, an Oldie is not a new song. But it IS beloved. We all have our own definition for an Oldie…  Most say it’s depends on when they first heardRead more

San Diego’s Stereo Favorites for July 8, 1977

Who remembers these songs from the Summer of 1977? B100.FM Now plays most of these songs (Stereo Favorites and Favorite New Music) Plus another couple of thousand from the ’70s and ’80s. Tune in…your song is coming. How many of the albums listed above are still in your vinyl collection? No, really we want to know. Someone borrowed our Barry Manilow Live album back in 1977 and we’d like it back. And for those who never heard of The Tidal WaveRead more

FLASHBACK: B-100’s Top 100 Hits of 1977 (part two)

By HERC, who Bobby has officially appointed to the newly added staff position of ‘B100.fm Chief Intern and All-Powerful Jedi Helper Guy’ Back at the end of July 2017, my wife read an article online about her favorite local radio disc jockey, Bobby Rich (that’s him above giving the thumbs up). The article said that he had retired in February but he was keeping busy running the internet station he started as a hobby in 2011. Curious about his internet station – Bobby’sRead more

When MTV Still Played Music (1983)

The first Video Programming chart appeared in the Billboard issue dated January 29, 1983. Consisting solely of self-reported information on the frequency of airings of music videos from MTV, the chart listed Weekend Events (upcoming concerts and specials) as well as four levels of airplay, all dated January 19, 1983: New Videos Added Heavy Rotation (3-4 plays a day) Medium Rotation (2-3 plays a day) Light Rotation (1-2 plays a day) Bobby’s B100.fm plays some of those songs listed in the four categories nearly thirty-five years down the line, including two of the NewRead more

HERC’s Hidden Hits, Heard on B100.fm

“You think it’s easy finding new oldies? B100.FM does it every day!” Among the untold number of rediscovered blasts from the past that Dr. Boogie has unearthed, dusted off and shared with B100.fm listeners are these “mid-chart stiffs” I heard recently.  In my experience, you are unlikely to hear these three juicy choices on any radio station anywhere on the planet. Or in the universe, for that matter. Third Rail’s “Run, Run, Run” features future bubblegum pop star Joey Levine recounting the monotonyRead more

THE POWER OF SUGGESTION – – – – – listener commentary

So you’ve been listening to your new favorite radio station for a few weeks now and you really like what you’ve been hearing: +a great mix of tunes from different genres spanning decades; +playful station identification spots and comedy bits that enhance rather than detract or distract from the music; +and a complete lack of commercials. It is Bobby’s B100.fm and it is radio for music fans!Read more