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"I saw you on the wireless back in '52"/You Tube
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August 1, 1981…Ladies And Gentleman, Rock ‘N Roll!

At 12:01 am, August 1, 1981, a few thousand people in New York and Northern New Jersey got to witness history. MTV debuted 30 years ago today, playing-gasp!-music videos! Where has the time gone?

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The AWESOME 80′s Live on WFGR! All Weekend Long! [VIDEO]

Take a trip back in time this weekend…to the 80′s! It’s an AWESOME 80′s weekend EVERY weekend on WFGR! Put on your leggings, find that skinny tie, break out the boombox and turn it up!

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Listen to WFGR Online – Check Out Our New Streaming Player and Playlist

We've got a great new way for you to listen to WFGR online and check out what songs we're playing on the radio right now.

Hit the Listen Live button on the right side of this page to open our new streaming player - where you can listen to us online, read more about the songs and artists you're hearing, and look back at what we've played. You can also buy songs on Amazon or iTunes.

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Barry Manilow Does Techno

Okay, well maybe not exactly. Manilow turned 65 today. I've always been a huge fan... You may or may not remember this song. It was the early 1980's and manilow was easing away from the sappy balads.

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American Idol Judge Jennifer Lopez “May Or May Not” Return Next Year

The AP out of London is reporting this morning that Jennifer Lopez may come back for a second year as a judge on "American Idol." Or she may not.

Jennifer is quoted as saying "You know, this is the question of the hour. I don't know, I don't know," 

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Soap Opera Star Eric Braden on the Bob and Tom Show
Soap Opera Star Eric Braden on the Bob and Tom Show
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Another Bob And Tom Comedy Video: [VIDEO]

Soap star Eric Braden joined the Bob and Tom show recently and read the lyrics of a comedy song. A dramatic reading of "Since My Baby Turned Gay". Richard Bowden is playing the guitar.

Remember start your day with a laugh on the Bob and Tom show

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The Awesome 80′s Live Every Weekend On WFGR!

Take a trip back in time this weekend…to the 80′s! It’s an AWESOME 80′s weekend EVERY weekend on WFGR! Put on your leggings, find that skinny tie, break out the boombox and turn it up!

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Bob in GR/liverockshow.com
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Next Chance To Win Seger Tickets! Tonight @ Red’s On The River In Rockford!

It’s Bob Seger Week 2 at WFGR! And TONIGHT at 5 you can win the next pair of tickets to what could be Bob’s last show! It’s Saturday night at the Van, and the ONLY place to win your tickets on the spot is TONIGHT at Red's On The River in Rockford!

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Van Halen (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Van Halen (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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Now…Announcing The New Ultimate Classic Rock Site!

Crazy about Queen? Love that Led Zepplin? Nuts about Nugent? Now there's a place in cyberspace for all things Classic...Well besides Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR and wfgr.com! It's "Ultimate Classic Rock"!

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WIN Eddie Money/Survivor Tickets This Weekend With The Awesome 80′s!

It’s an AWESOME 80′s weekend THIS weekend on WFGR! Brought to you by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort! Win Eddie Money and Survivor tickets all this weekend! On the air and online HERE: "Eddie Money and Survivor Tickets!"

Put on your leggings, find th

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Roger Waters jams at the Hollywood Bowl/tabletpc2.com
Roger Waters jams at the Hollywood Bowl/tabletpc2.com
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Who Says The Album Is Dead? Not Def Leppard Or Pink Floyd!

Just heard last night Def Leppard is releasing a new album in a couple of weeks. And not only digitally, but on CD AND on album! Good Job DL!

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Steve Winwood Is Celebrating Today [VIDEO]

Are you cutting birthday cake today?  All of us at Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR salute you!  And you are in good company.  Also cuttin' cake today is Cheryl Burke (27) from Dancing with the Stars.

Melanie Chisholm, Sporty Spice (35)

and rocker Steve Winwood (63) who  started his career with the Spencer Davis Group and Traffic.  He plays a mean Hammond organ!  Here's a live video from one of his concerts with Eric Clapton . 

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