Happy day before Halloween. We won’t play Superstition or Thriller or Ghostbusters or even Monster Mash (how much can we stand) but did play Dinner with Drac (1958), Morgus the Magnificent (1960) and The Mummy (1959) which turned up in stereo.

Our Fall Fundraiser was for the most part a success, and thanks to all who pledged. We are still $650 short of the $4000 goal for the four hours we were on, and if you missed your chance, you can go pledge through the WNCU website. And as an 8 Track Flashback website special, I will extend my 100 year NCCU Centennial celebration 1910 Lincoln Penny premium to at least the first 20 pledges of $35 or more that come in the door. Prompt payment is the determiner, if we get more than 20 payments I will see what I can do about getting more pennies.

Thanks for listening…Jim Davis

Goal for the station: $56463.00    goal for 8 Track Flashback  $4000, we raised $3350.00

Well, the time is here where once again we need listeners to help us keep the show on the air on WNCU. Radio shows have come and gone on WNCU over the years, the reason 8 Track Flashback has survived (even a brief period when I left the show..) is because the listeners want to hear this music on the air and support the show and the station financially.

See the list of premiums on the page at the top of the site, and call if you see something in particular you would like before it gets gone.

So even if you can’t pledge enough to get a CD as a premium, don’t think you can’t help. $25 and $35 pledges add up, and every little bit helps, so give us a call, 919-560-9628 and make a pledge during the show to demonstrate yout support, or this time next year we may be gone.

We would like to thank the following who have shown their support and pledged:

James Davis

L H Lazarus

James Smith

Cathy Cole

Margaret Eason

Patrick Marlin or Martin (volunteer’s hadwriting ambiguous…)

Jon Miller

Some one who had pledged previously requested Palisades Park by Freddie Cannon

A donor also requested Frenzy by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

John Clifford

(we have more to thank, just waiting for info…)

We have a nice selection of premiums, I’ve set up a page for them with some comments. Next Saturday is the big day, I am hoping we will get good participation, a bunch of $10-20 pledges from folks who don’t necessarily want a CD but want to support 8 Track Flashback would really help to demonstrate to the station that the listeners are out there and enjoy the show. The number to call is 919-560-9628, or go to the website at www.wncu.org

So call us up, make a pledge, and ask for something, we’ll do your requests, dedications and shout outs for four hours Saturday October 23rd.

Glad the cooler weather is here. Fall is my favorite season.  Last week we did our monthly countdown of the top 18 R&B chart records from September 1960, and while I was putting a few tunes in the system I came across some material I had not added yet, in particular some early Reggae from ‘Johnny Nash (Stir it up, Cupid), Desmond Dekker (007-Shanty town from 1967) and Jimmy Cliff.  Also a Percy Sledge album with some of his earlier stuff, and the Tymes “Trustmaker” album.

Fall means our fall Fundraiser at WNCU. Every doller is important and in these tough economic times Public/noncommercial radio stations are particularly vulnerable as their parent institutions are cash strapped and looking for money. Stations at Rice University and Vanderbilt have gone on the block, and Pittsburg may lose one of it’s Public stations if a community group can’t pony up cash to buy WDUQ.

So remember to call in and support WNCU in general and 8 Track Flashback in particular. Looks like we will be pitching on October 23rd.

To that end, I’d like to get suggestions as to what CDs you would like to see as premiums, I’ll see what I can find and get a listing up here on the website. Just send me a comment and Thanks in advance for your support.