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The new Huey Lewis & The News album has a name and release date:
12/05/2019
Album News About Huey Lewis & The News - Greatest Hits 98.1 FM

The new Huey Lewis & The News album has a name and release date:

We now have a title and release date for the first Huey Lewis & The News album of new music since 2001. “Weather” will be released on February 14th. They did release a studio album of covers in 2010, but this otherwise breaks a near-two-decade drought of all-new songs from the band. Here you can...

Murph : Look !  It's a Christmas Show you might be familiar with :)
12/05/2019

Murph : Look ! It's a Christmas Show you might be familiar with :)

“What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary. ”
It's A Wonderful Life opens tonight! Call 715-832-7529 or visit cvtg.org for tickets!

The Festival of Toys is ON! Visit us at the Festival Foods on Mall Drive to donate toys! We'll be here today until 5 pm,...
12/05/2019

The Festival of Toys is ON! Visit us at the Festival Foods on Mall Drive to donate toys! We'll be here today until 5 pm, as well as tomorrow from 6 am to 5 pm. We hope to see you there!

The rumors are true:  Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts...and Motley Crue.  And they're coming to Milwa...
12/04/2019
The Stadium Tour: Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett, and...Motley Crue - Greatest Hits 98.1 FM

The rumors are true: Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts...and Motley Crue. And they're coming to Milwaukee:

The rumors have been swirling for days, and it is now official: a mega-tour is coming in the summer of 2020, dubbed “The Stadium Tour,” featuring Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett, and most interestingly, Motley Crue — the band that signed a binding legal agreement in 2014 to never again tour. So...

Wednesday evening, we have a new Steve Perry Christmas recording:
12/04/2019
The Latest From The Greatest: Steve Perry - Greatest Hits 98.1 FM

Wednesday evening, we have a new Steve Perry Christmas recording:

On Wednesday evening’s “The Latest From The Greatest,” Alex Edwards has a new Christmas recording from Steve Perry: “Silver Bells.” In 2018, Perry released his first new recordings since 1994, and the former Journey lead singer now has his take on the Christmas classic. Hear the entire tun...

Murph: So , apparently, according to some guy on the radio ITS NATIONAL COOKIE DAY.. so, what's your favorite Christmas ...
12/04/2019

Murph: So , apparently, according to some guy on the radio ITS NATIONAL COOKIE DAY.. so, what's your favorite Christmas Cookie? And if you have any ideas of how I can switch up my Peanut Butter Blossoms this year, let me know ! I'll pick out some random winners from our uber smart, ultra helpful Greatest Hits 98.1 listeners after 9 this morning and award some Micon Movie Tickets !

The place where "Ramblin' Man" was recorded is again hosting musicians:
12/02/2019
A Legendary Southern Rock Studio Is Open Again - Greatest Hits 98.1 FM

The place where "Ramblin' Man" was recorded is again hosting musicians:

Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA, was integral in the development of southern rock — it’s known as the “Birthplace Of Southern Rock.” It’s been renovated and re-opened to mark its 50th anniversary. “Ramblin’ Man” by the Allman Brothers Band was recorded there, along with songs by...

11/26/2019

Tuesday Morning Shouts from Murph: The list is growing..Greatest Hits 98.1 listeners who are telling us how they're listening to Greatest Hits 98.1 Christmas-- A shout to Amanda who likes listening in the kitchen, Eddie J who listens as he walks his basset hound, Ruth who is thinking the Christmas Lights Trolley Tour sounds like a neat thing ( It is !)
Keep it coming ! And keep enjoying Greatest Hits 98.1 Christmas.

BONUS: If you drop me a quick comment about How YOU listen to Greatest Hits 98.1 Christmas I'd love to send you some Micon Cinema Tickets. I'll randomly select 10 winners tomorrow morning ( Wednesday )

New Heart A'Comin'
11/25/2019
Heart To Record New Music - Greatest Hits 98.1 FM

New Heart A'Comin'

Heart will hit the studio again soon. Nancy Wilson told Ultimate Classic Rock that the band will record new music before doing more tour dates in 2020. She said: “I’ve got a lot of song ideas in my head and in my notes on my phone, and [I’ve been] singing into my phone,” she explains. …

Murph: Jingle all the way !  Check this out.. Artists who have performed JINGLE BELLS ( Many of whom you will hear on Gr...
11/22/2019

Murph: Jingle all the way ! Check this out..

Artists who have performed JINGLE BELLS ( Many of whom you will hear on Greatest Hits 98.1 Christmas ! )
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Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – on Christmas Album (1968)
Barenaked Ladies – on the album Barenaked for the Holidays (2004)
Booker T. & the M.G.'s – on the album In the Christmas Spirit (1966)
The Carpenters – on the album Christmas Portrait (1978)
Barry Manilow and Exposé – single, also included on the album Because It's Christmas (1990)
Frank Sinatra – on the album A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra (1957)
Ray Conniff and the Singers – on the album Christmas with Conniff (1959)
Chicago – on the album Chicago ###III: O Christmas Three (2011)
The Partridge Family – on the album A Partridge Family Christmas Card (1971)
John Denver – on the album Whose Garden Was This (1970) & the album "Christmas, Like a Lullaby" (1990)

PLUS.. More than 300 Other versions ..I KNOW.. Wow !

Murph: Tonight--at Church of the Good Shepherd on Cedar Street in Eau Claire--The Stand in the Light Memory Choir. The a...
11/21/2019

Murph: Tonight--at Church of the Good Shepherd on Cedar Street in Eau Claire--The Stand in the Light Memory Choir. The audience will be seated at 6:15. Showtime 6:30.

Murph : Yes! Fans of the Christmas Musical Alphabet-- There is at least one Christmas Song that starts with Z .." Zat Yo...
11/21/2019

Murph : Yes! Fans of the Christmas Musical Alphabet-- There is at least one Christmas Song that starts with Z ..
" Zat You, Santa Claus" recorded in 1953 by Louis Armstrong and the Commanders, in 2003 by Garth Brooks and by Buster Poindexter in 1987( to name a few ) and it was featured in the movie THE GRINCH

ICYMI:  A '70s design from a UW-Eau Claire student is back as the Brewers' main logo:
11/20/2019
Brewers Have A New, Yet Old, Look - Greatest Hits 98.1 FM

ICYMI: A '70s design from a UW-Eau Claire student is back as the Brewers' main logo:

The Brewers did end up releasing a new logo on Monday — and, as expected, it’s an updated version of their classic ’80s-era “ball-in-glove” logo designed by UW-Eau Claire student Tom Meindel. They came out with four new uniforms: a cream home version (an allusion to Milwaukee’s “Cream ...

Murph: Seating arrangements for next week's big meal are being decided as we speak, so this is a fair question. At what ...
11/19/2019

Murph: Seating arrangements for next week's big meal are being decided as we speak, so this is a fair question. At what age did you finally get to move to the Big Kids Table ( or grownups table, if you insist) ? Or haven't you made it there yet?

Murph: We're getting close to GO TIME for Thanksgiving--So our pressing question for you Greatest Hits 98.1 Foodies is t...
11/18/2019

Murph: We're getting close to GO TIME for Thanksgiving--So our pressing question for you Greatest Hits 98.1 Foodies is this..Giblets, YES or NO ? And.... GO ! ( turkey photo is featured on popsugar.com )

On the Sunday Night Special this weekend, listen to side 2 of "Welcome To The Real World" by Mr. Mister, and side 1 of "...
11/16/2019

On the Sunday Night Special this weekend, listen to side 2 of "Welcome To The Real World" by Mr. Mister, and side 1 of "The Dream Of The Blue Turtles" by Sting.

Tonight on 10 Great songs from a Great Year @ 8 pm: It's 1970 and Van Morrison, Vanity Faire, BadFinger, Clapton and the...
11/16/2019

Tonight on 10 Great songs from a Great Year @ 8 pm: It's 1970 and Van Morrison, Vanity Faire, BadFinger, Clapton and the 5th Dimension all make it to the show !

11/15/2019
Eddie Kendricks August.16.1974 Keep On Truckin'

Here's the Top 5 At Five on Friday from November 15, 1973:

5. "Space Race" Billy Preston
4. "Photograph" Ringo Starr
3. "Heartbeat - It's A Love Beat" Tony DeFranco & The DeFranco Family 70's
2. "Midnight Train To Georgia" Gladys Knight & The Pips
1. "Keep On Truckin'" Official: Eddie Kendricks

Midnight Special

Murph: Two weeks from the big day with the big parade with the big balloons- Here are some of my favorites--what are you...
11/14/2019

Murph: Two weeks from the big day with the big parade with the big balloons- Here are some of my favorites--what are yours? Let me know and I'm going to to treat 10 of you awesome Greatest hits 98.1 listeners with tickets to Micon Movies where maybe you can go see LAST CHRISTMAS, FROZEN TWO, MIDWAY or maybe that Star Wars deal that Alex can't stop talking about. We'll pick out some winners after 8:30. And Yes, Pictures do count for extra credit ( I'm looking for Mighty Mouse and Underdog yet, two of my all time faves)

11/13/2019

Murph here.
Are you done shoveling Luc‘s driveway yet?

On our Sunday Night Special this weekend, we have side 1 of "No Secrets" by Carly Simon, and side 1 of "Like A Virgin" b...
11/09/2019

On our Sunday Night Special this weekend, we have side 1 of "No Secrets" by Carly Simon, and side 1 of "Like A Virgin" by Madonna.

11/08/2019
Cher - Gypsys Tramps And Thieves

These are the songs on the Top 5 At Five on Friday from November 8, 1971:

5. "I've Found Someone Of My Own" The Free Movement
4. "Maggie May" Rod Stewart
3. "Imagine" John Lennon
2. "Theme From Shaft" Isaac Hayes
1. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" Cher

Cher performing Gypsys Tramps And Thieves in early 70's (Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour)

United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley
11/08/2019

United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley

We've been everywhere, from Augusta to Lake Holcombe with a last stop in Cadott....6 out of 12 United Way "Read to Me" Book Month events are done! Our thanks to the Augusta School District and our Literacy Champions there: Dr. Linda from Osseo Augusta Veterinary, John Murphy from Greatest Hits 98.1, Leslie from the Augusta Public Library and Ms. Nikki from the Family Resource Center Inc.!
We thank the Holcombe School District 4K & 5K and the bear toting Ms. Becce from River Source Family Center! And we thank the Cadott School District and our Literacy Champions, Leah from IFLS Library System and Samma from the Cadott Community Library! 🐻🐻🐻

Today on the Sunday Night Special, we have side one of “Ringo” by Ringo Starr, and side one of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowe...
11/03/2019

Today on the Sunday Night Special, we have side one of “Ringo” by Ringo Starr, and side one of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” by Neil Diamond.

Alex says- Who’s up for a- Day After Halloween Greatest Hits pun?
11/01/2019

Alex says- Who’s up for a- Day After Halloween Greatest Hits pun?

NEVER ROAM ALONE through the garden of great music. Let John Murphy be your guide all morning long!....(The argument cou...
10/31/2019

NEVER ROAM ALONE through the garden of great music. Let John Murphy be your guide all morning long!....(The argument could also be made that it's actually the Travelocity Gnome that has been dressing up as John Murphy all this time) Great costume, Murph! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

This Sunday, the Sunday Night Special has side 1 of "Freeze-Frame" by The J. Geils Band, and side 1 of "Make It Big" by ...
10/27/2019

This Sunday, the Sunday Night Special has side 1 of "Freeze-Frame" by The J. Geils Band, and side 1 of "Make It Big" by Wham!.

10/25/2019
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

The Top 5 At Five on Friday from October 25, 1985, was:

5. "Head Over Heels" Tears for Fears
4. "Miami Vice Theme" Jan Hammer
3. "Take On Me" A-ha
2. "Part-Time Lover" Stevie Wonder
1. "Saving All My Love For You" Whitney Houston

Watch the official music video for 'Saving All My Love For You' by Whitney Houston Listen to Whitney Houston: https://WhitneyHouston.lnk.to/listenYD Subscrib...

Luc chatted Tuesday with Marlon Hargis, the keyboardist in Exile Band Official.  The band released "The Garage Tapes" in...
10/22/2019
Marlon Hargis/Exile - Greatest Hits 98.1 FM

Luc chatted Tuesday with Marlon Hargis, the keyboardist in Exile Band Official. The band released "The Garage Tapes" in August; listen to the interview for info about this new collection of unreleased songs (the band will be Hartford and Edgerton this Friday and Saturday, respectively).

Marlon Hargis – keyboardist in Exile – talks about their new release “The Garage Tapes” and the material included, including how the arrangements changed before final recordings by the band and others (like Alabama), plus the music and writing of the band.

The Sunday Night Special this weekend features side 1 of "Street Survivors" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and side 1 of "It's Only ...
10/19/2019

The Sunday Night Special this weekend features side 1 of "Street Survivors" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and side 1 of "It's Only Rock 'N Roll" by The Rolling Stones.

10/18/2019
herb alpert - rise 1979

Here is the Top 5 At Five on Friday from October 18, 1979:

5. "I'll Never Love This Way Again" Dionne Warwick
4. "Sail On" The Commodores
3. "Pop Muzik" M
2. "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson
1. "Rise" Herb Alpert

original video 1979

Scenes from Rock The Dome For The Y on Saturday night at the Loopy Dome, to benefit the Chippewa Falls YMCA’s Strong Kid...
10/13/2019

Scenes from Rock The Dome For The Y on Saturday night at the Loopy Dome, to benefit the Chippewa Falls YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.

This weekend, the Sunday Night Special features side 1 of "H2O" by Hall & Oates, and side 2 of "Colour By Numbers" by Bo...
10/13/2019

This weekend, the Sunday Night Special features side 1 of "H2O" by Hall & Oates, and side 2 of "Colour By Numbers" by Boy George & Culture Club

Time for another Greatest Hits pun! - Alex
10/08/2019

Time for another Greatest Hits pun! - Alex

On the Sunday Night Special this weekend, we have side 2 of "Teaser And The Firecat" by Yusuf / Cat Stevens, and side 2 ...
10/06/2019

On the Sunday Night Special this weekend, we have side 2 of "Teaser And The Firecat" by Yusuf / Cat Stevens, and side 2 of "Lionel Richie" by Lionel Richie.

10/04/2019
John Mellencamp - Jack & Diane

The Top 5 At Five on Friday from October 4, 1982, was:

5. "Who Can It Be Now?" Men at Work
4. "Eye In The Sky" The Alan Parsons Project
3. "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" Chicago
2. "Abracadabra" Steve Miller Band
1. "Jack & Diane" John Mellencamp

Music video by John Mellencamp performing Jack & Diane. (C) 1982 John Mellencamp under exclusive license to the Island Def Jam Music Group #JohnMellencamp #J...

A reminder that the Toto concert is tonight in Minneapolis!
10/01/2019
Greatest Hits 98.1

A reminder that the Toto concert is tonight in Minneapolis!

Luc chatted with Steve Lukather, guitarist for Toto, ahead of their October 1st concert in Minneapolis. He talks about his career with Toto and as a session player, working with Ringo Starr, and more.

We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' "Abbey Road" this Sunday.  First, we're playing the entire album ...
09/28/2019

We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' "Abbey Road" this Sunday. First, we're playing the entire album on the Sunday Night Special at 8 p.m. Then at 9 p.m., listen to "Abbey Road At 50: All Access," featuring interviews with The Beatles, as well as features from the newly-released Super Deluxe Edition of the album. Enjoy!

09/27/2019
Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Here's the Top 5 At Five on Friday from September 27, 1970:

5. "Julie, Do Ya Love Me" Bobby Sherman
4. "Cracklin' Rosie" Neil Diamond
3. "Candida" Dawn
2. "Lookin' Out My Back Door" Creedence Clearwater Revival
1. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Diana Ross

Live at Caesar Palace in Las Vegas September 1979.

Today, we talked to Jason Scheff (former longtime bassist/singer in Chicago) about "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour ...
09/26/2019
Jason Scheff/"It Was Fifty Years Ago Today" - Greatest Hits 98.1 FM

Today, we talked to Jason Scheff (former longtime bassist/singer in Chicago) about "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019 - A Tribute To The Beatles' White Album" (including Mickey Dolenz, Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, and Joey Molland of Original Badfinger). They'll be in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Jason Scheff (longtime bass player and singer in Chicago) talks about playing on the “It Was Fifty Years Ago Today” tour featuring the music of “The White Album” by The Beatles, his bass guitar influences, his cohorts on the tour (Todd Rundgren, Mickey Dolenz, Christopher Cross, and Badfinge...

Murph: The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild's production of The Who's TOMMY is coming next week to the JAMF theatre at the ...
09/26/2019

Murph: The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild's production of The Who's TOMMY is coming next week to the JAMF theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence -- I'll make this easy for Greatest Hits 98.1 Fans. Name a WHO Song, any WHO song and I'll randomly pick out a winner from all the responses we get between NOW and 8:40 this morning, Once again--I ask you, Who are you ? Step up and be a member of My Generation--answer me with a title of a song from the WHO !
( Note: No phone a friend to Horatio from CSI MIAMI to get hints of songs from The WHO )

09/25/2019
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