Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WERG-FM Erie, PA Heavy Metal Show Nov. 6, 1984 Richie Van Halen Survey

Richie Van Halen WERG Heavy Metal Show Survey 11/6/1984

You can listen live to Mix 94.1 Canton's Best Mix and hear Kathy and Rik every morning from 6 to 10 a.m. But did you know Rik got his start in Erie, PA when he was a student at Gannon University? It's true!

Here's a survey from the 'Heavy Metal Show' from Nov. 6, 1984, when Dio topped listener requests with "The Last in Line" and Van Halen topped Richie's weekly faves with "Hot For Teacher." Gotta love Rich's comment about Helix (Barforama!).

Richie Van Halen was also a DJ at WMDI-FM around 1980, but it must have been when he was in high school. It's great to see someone making a living doing what they love. Long live rock!

Check out Rik's blog: http://www.mix941.com


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  2. I also worked with Richie at Burbach Broadcasting (K104/WEYZ) in 1984/1985. I was on K104 and Richie worked at WEYZ AM 1450 (The Music Of Your Life.)

  3. Richie was Harborcreek's own Rich Cowell (forgive me if misspelled).

  4. I still have a cassette from a Richie Van Halen show from the early 80's