Reelin' In the Years

Bob Labbe has been spinning his own personal 45rpm record collection since 1990 on WLRH hosting/producing Reelin’ In The Years. Incorporating the pop music tunes of 1950-1990, utilizing interviews with some of the biggest names in music, along with tidbits of the music and artists, and you have a unique mix of radio, the way it used to be. Each program also includes fun contests for super prizes.

Beginning in radio straight out of high school here in Huntsville, Bob celebrates 45 years in broadcasting in 2017. He's also worked in local television, and was enshrined into the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame for his coverage of sports. Bob is also an award-winning writer for local newspapers and magazines, and has served as a master of ceremonies and guest speaker for numerous events.

He has become known as the local “guru of oldies,” so join Bob each Friday night on WLRH and e-mail him at bob@wlrh.org. Reelin’ In The Years airs from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

 

Reelin' in the Years (July 14, 2017)

Friday, July 14, 2017

This week, I'll take us through a feature of artists who more or less had a huge career or sorts after their deaths. You can also expect interviews with the likes of John Kay of Steppenwolf, Freda Payne, Paul Anka and KC & The Sunshine Band.

Reelin' in the Years (July 7, 2017)

Friday, July 7, 2017

On this week's program, it's a special look at some tunes that have a "countdown" somewhere in the recording. There will also be interviews with members of Steppenwolf, KC & The Sunshine Band, O'Jays, Temptations, Beatles, Grass Roots, Monkees and Wilson Pickett.

Reelin' in the Years (June 30, 2017)

Friday, June 30, 2017

This week's featured tunes: "Fictional Characters." Plus, I'll have interviews with John Kay (Steppenwolf,) Dewey Bunnell (America,) Everly Brothers, Steve Cropper, Chris Squire (YES,) Colin Hay (Men At Work,) Otis Williams (Temptations,) and Ray Stevens.

Reelin' in the Years (June 23, 2017)

Friday, June 23, 2017

This week, I'll have songs of "Greetings," plus interviews with Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Steve Cropper, Tommy James and members of Badfinger and the Yardbirds.

Reelin' in the Years (June 16, 2017)

Friday, June 16, 2017

This week, I'll feature songs and dates- tunes that mention dates within the songs. Interviews will include Neil Diamond, Mac Davis, Paul McCartney, Eric Burden, Steve Cropper and more.

Reelin' in the Years (June 9, 2017)

Friday, June 9, 2017

 This week, I'll have a feature on Flip-To-Hit. Tunes that were once B-Sides for others artists, and ended up being a hit for a different artist. I'll also have interviews with Don Felder of the Eagles, Don Barnes of 38 Special, Tommy James and Steve Cropper...and more!

Reelin' in the Years (June 2, 2017)

Friday, June 2, 2017

This week's episode, I'll have my Huntsville-exclusive interviews with Don Felder, former member of the Eagles, and Jim McCarty, founding member of the Yardbirds. I'll also have a special look at the 50th anniversary release of the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Reelin' in the Years (May 26, 2017)

Friday, May 26, 2017

This week, we'll have Huntsville exclusive interviews with both Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds and Don Felder formerly of The Eagles, as well as personal interviews with the legendary Steve Cropper and Bill Medley- both members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Reelin' in the Years (May 19, 2017)

Friday, May 19, 2017

"Sequels" is the theme this week on Reelin' in the Years. The original storyline will be followed by the sequel of the storyline by the same artist. We'll also have interviews with Peter Cetera (Chicago), Susan Cowsill (Cowsills), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), Chubby Checker, Paul Anka and Lesley Gore.

Reelin' in the Years (May 12, 2017)

Friday, May 12, 2017

This week's episode features a Mother's Day celebration, entitled "Thanks Mom," with songs about mothers. The show will include exclusive interviews with Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) Doug Gray (Marshall Tucker Band) and Henry Fambrough (Spinners)...and more!

Reelin' in the Years (May 5, 2017)

Friday, May 5, 2017

This week's show will have my Huntsville-exclusive interview with the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and the lone remaining original member of the Marshall Tucker Band. I'll also feature music from years gone by.

Reelin' in the Years (April 28, 2017)

Friday, April 28, 2017

This week's feature will be songwriters who became famous singers. Interviews include Mac Davis, Jackie DeShannon, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie,) Little Peggy March and Tommy DeCarlo (Boston.)

Reelin' in the Years (April 21, 2017)

Friday, April 21, 2017

This week, we'll have a feature on the "Mouthharp," better known as the harmonica. Songs with strong harmonica sounds including those from Young Rascals, Bob Dylan, Culture Club and many more. Plus, I'll have interviews with the likes of Elton John, Glen Campbell and members of the Turtles, Young Rascals and Boston.

Reelin' in the Years (April 14, 2017)

Friday, April 14, 2017

This week we'll take a look at "Follow The Bouncing Ball" as the feature. We' also will have an exclusive interview with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers along with interviews with Larry Byrom of Steppenwolf, Tommy James, Otis Williams of the Temptations and Jay Proctor of nthe 1960's group Jay & The Techniques.

Reelin' in the Years (April 7, 2017)

Friday, April 7, 2017

On the April 7 edition, I'll have a feature of "From Spinners to Winners." These are songs by those singing stars who were once disc jockeys. Plus, I'll have interviews with Chris Hillman (Byrds), Chris Squire (Yes), BJ Thomas, Tommy James and Henry Fambrough (Spinners.)

Reelin' in the Years (March 31, 2017)

Friday, March 31, 2017

This week, I will feature tunes of "Power & Control," including classics from Pink Floyd, Lesley Gore and even a tune titled, "Superman."

Reelin' in the Years (March 24, 2017)

Friday, March 24, 2017

This week is a special look at the legend Chuck Berry, plus an interview with Freda Payne, as she talks about her classic hit "Band Of Gold."Interviews include John Ford Coley, Gordon Lightfoot and Johnny Crawford.

Reelin' in the Years (March 17, 2017)

Friday, March 17, 2017

This week, I'll have a special look at songs that have "Different Arrangements." I'll also have interviews with Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Gary Talley (Box Tops), Greg Errico (Sly & The Family Stone), Gary Talley (Box Tops) and Ray Stevens.

Reelin' in the Years (March 10, 2017)

Friday, March 10, 2017

This week, I'll have an exclusive interview with Martin Barre, guitarist with Jethro Tull, plus interviews with such music legends as Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Mark Lindsay, the late Rob Grill of the Grass Roots and singer Bobby Vinton. I'll take you through songs that have the same title with different tunes.

Reelin' in the Years (March 3, 2017)

Friday, March 3, 2017

This week, I'll have a feature on "Duets." This is anywhere from Johnn Cash-June carter, to Sonny & Cher to Marvin Gaye-Tammi Trerrell. I'll also have interviews with the late Davy Jones of the Monkees, along with Tommy Shaw of Styx, Eddie Money and Jerry Butler.

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