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NSN Podcast: Reliving glorious ’80s music

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Do you love ’80s music (and some ’70s)? If so, this is a fun podcast for you. Cory Giger and Ray Eckenrode discuss pop music, “We Are the World,” icons such as Bob Dylan, favorite bands and other things during this fun look at music.

This is from “Sports Central with Cory Giger,” which airs weekdays from 3-4 p.m. on WRTA in Altoona.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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  1. Eric Reinke

    January 6, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Trying to place Journey as a “poster child” for ‘80’s music leaves me wanting. Man, you missed a lot, poor guy. Luckily, I was exposed to so much more: The Pretenders, Talking Heads, Squeeze, U2, REM, B-52’s, XTC, The Smiths, the Psychedelic Furs, INXS etc. We were breaking free of the dreck of Disco (some of these guys began the rescue effort in the late ‘70’s), looking for more than another playing of Led Zeppelin IV or Who’s Next. Yes, these artists made few appearances with Casey Kasem, but that was the point! Journey had a few decent songs, but we’re talking serious cheese here!

    • Cory Giger

      January 6, 2021 at 11:55 am

      Boooo! Dislike! LOL. Hey, if Casey Kasem didn’t play it, then it doesn’t exist for me. I’m kidding, but only partially. I love my mainstream music from the late 70s (not disco) and early 80s.
      Thanks for listening to the podcast at least! Call in and tell me your music.

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