Thursday, July 25, 2013

Top 10 WJET and GO Radio May 1970

I'd like to dedicate the next song to....Captain Dan and WMCE FM. Today we're taking a look back at Erie radio history during the week of May 10-16, 1970 with surveys from WJET AM 1400 and GO Radio 103.7 FM.

Three songs made the Top Ten on both stations:
"Up Around the Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival was #1 on JET and #5 on GO. 
"Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel was #2 on JET and #3 on GO
"Love Land" by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band was #9 on JET and #10 on GO

WJET-AM had:
"My Baby Loves Lovin'" by White Plains at #3
"Hey Lawdy Mama" by Steppenwolf at #4
"Time To Get Together" by Country Coalition at #5
"The Seeker" by the Who at #6
"Come Saturday Morning" by the Sandpipers at #7
"Something's Burning" by Kenny Rogers & the First Edition at #8
"What Is Truth" by Johnny Cash at #10

GO Radio 103.7 had:
"Turn Back The Hands of Time" by Tyrone Davis at #1
"Fall Inside Your Eyes" by Jackie Lomax at #2
"Make Me Smile" by Chicago at #4
"Vehicle" by the Ides of March at #6
"You Make Me Real/Roadhouse Blues" by the Doors at #7
"Last of the Wine" by the Robbs at #8
"Get Ready" by Rare Earth at #9

And a special shout out to Jeff George for hooking me up with the surveys!

Enjoy more historic facts and photos of Erie, PA at: Old Time Erie


  1. I LOVE WMCE! I grew up in Erie, and play WMCE at my Chicago office every day. The station brings back the best memories of my hometown. I'm so glad that Captain Dan mentioned you this morning. He really likes your website - and so do I!

    Keep up the fantastic work, Debbie.


  2. I was the WJET good guy of the day Jan 6th 1968 &1969 :)

    Free Mickeys D burger :) and a card stating I was good guy for the day ...

  3. Truly THE best Erie blog on the internet....never miss a day...bravo on a job well done.....keep up the GREAT work.And for those displaced Erie folk, like Melissa in the windy city, who would like to hear how radio use to be and still is thanks to Mercyhurst University here's where and thanks Melissa. Send me an email for a special shout out or if you wish call the presto requesto line at 814-824-2294. thanks again Debbie and keep bringing back the memories. As we say: 1 song can bring back a thousand memories and we have a lot more than just one song. The Captain
    Dan F. Geary