Jan 23, Miami, FL, USA; Recording artist Madonna performs during her Rebel Heart Tour stop at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Elkman-USA TODAY NETWORK

Casey Kasem's AT 40 from August 16, 1986!

Each Saturday morning at 6:00 AM, 94.5 KOOL FM presents a classic episode of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 . You’ll hear a countdown from this same weekend, back in the 1980’s! Kick off your weekend with 94.5 KOOL FM and Casey Kasem as he counts down “the hits from coast to coast.” This Saturday,...
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B-52s, OMD and Berlin Meet & Greets

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I can remember the juke box in college in the little local bar we would hit during happy hour. Pitchers of beer for $1. We could go to happy hour with five bucks in our pocket and come back with four and be very "happy". On that little juke box was all of the bands you will see at the Lost 80's...
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There have been some pretty great documentaries lately regarding music and performers we all love. Queen has "Bohemian Rhapsody" which launched a craze for Freddie and the boys. Elton John put a twist on his documentary to be a musical adaptation of his early years. No bring in ZZ Top! There is a...
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Listen: New Joan Jett song "Fresh Start"

Joan Jett. What can you say? Rock star. Runaway. Blackheart. Hall Of Fame. Yeah, that's a lot. She continues to perform, show after show, on the road day after day. Does she ever stop? Will she ever stop? On stage, along with her band, they leave it all out there. She loves her job. She loves to...
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Bryan Adams fights to change copyright laws in Canada

Imaging writing a song, or painting a picture, or creating something. That work is yours. You own it. Now imagine you sign a deal with someone to help you get your art out to the public. Your goal is to create art that you think other people will like, and you can make a living off of. So you hire...
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New Night Ranger Music- "Truth"

1982, I was just a sophmore at University Lake School in Hartland, Wisconsin when I heard "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" by Night Ranger . I can remember sitting in the band practice room sitting behind the drum set with my KOSS Turtle Shell headphones plugged into my Panisonic Boombox with the Night...
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Aerosmith "Walks This Way" back to school.

Remember playing songs in school using the instruments provided in the band room? Sometimes you had to improvize, but that was the fun part! Sometimes those songs sounded better done with those instruments than the real thing. Jimmy Fallon has been doing this bit for a while now and it has always...
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Charlie JAM of the Day

You see the athletes walking into the tunnel getting ready for the game wearing their headphones. If you go to the gym, you see everyone wearing earbud or headphones. What are they listening to? What songs do they listen to to get pumped up for the game or a good workout? I think each of us has a...
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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson Will Get The Billboard Icon Award

She's been an icon to us for years. And now, Billboard magazine is going to give Janet Jackson their Icon Award in a ceremony May 20th from Las Vegas. According to the Associated Press , Kelly Clarkson will host the live event which will feature Janet's first live TV performance in nine years...
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