Mike & Murphy

Mike McB & Murphy Friday Special Podcasts

Every Friday morning from 10 AM – 12 Noon Mike McB & Murphy present a themed music special here on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN. We repeat it after ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’ at 10 on Sunday too.  Each podcast is a 2 hour show which you may stop, start, and advance or rewind at will. Enjoy!

'Best Sellers of 1979' (December 6, 2019)


'TOP 30 Rock/Pop Guitarists' (November 22, 2019)


'The Hits of 1966' (November 15, 2019)


'Rock & Roll Hall of Fame SNUBS!' (November 8, 2019)


'Halloween Hangover' (November 1, 2019)


'The Women of Rock' (October 25, 2019)


'The Roots of Rock-N-Roll' (October 18, 2019)


'Top 35 of 1969' (October 11, 2019)



'Animal Songs' (October 4, 2019)


'Nautical & Island Songs' (September 27, 2019)


'Number Songs' (September 13, 2019)



'Judy Collins & Friends - Folk Rock with John Hill August 30, 2019)


'Woodstock At 50' (August 23, 2019)


'The TOP 30 Songs of 1964' (August 16, 2019)


'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' (August 9, 2019)


'Famous Singers Backing Other Artists' (August 2, 2019)


'The TOP 30 Songs of 1965' (July 26, 2019)


'50's to Early 60's - Drifters, Platters, & Coasters' (July 12, 2019)



'Summer Songs' (June 21, 2019)


'The TOP 30 Hits of 1971' (June 7, 2019)



'Dance Fever' (May 31, 2019)


'Outer Space' (May 24, 2019)



'Songs About Places' (May 17, 2019)


'Color Songs' (May 10, 2019)



'Folk AND Bubblegum!' (May 3, 2019)


'1969-1970 Change of a Decade' (April 26, 2019)


'Music Before The Beatles' (April 19, 2019)


'Money Songs' (April 12, 2019)



'Great Vocalists' (April 5, 2019)



'The Instruments of Rock 'n Roll; great Achievements by Rock Musicians!' (March 29, 2019)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees' (March 23, 2019)

'Rock Anthems & Iconic Songs' (March 8, 2019)


'Oscar Song Nominees & Winners' (March 1, 2019)



'Planes, Trains, & Automobiles' (February 22, 2019)



'Love Songs' (February 15, 2019)


'Grammy Winning Music' (February 8, 2019)


'The TOP 10 of the 50's, 60's, &70's' (February 1, 2019)


'The Summer of Love, 1967' (January 25, 2019)


'Name Songs' (January 18, 2019)


'The Songs of 1968' (January 11, 2019)


Pioneers of Rock N' Roll (December 14, 2018)


Cover Songs (December 7, 2018)



Singer Songwriters (November 30, 2018)


The DOO-WOP Show! (November 16, 2018)


ONE Group-TWO Songs: ONE that made the Top 40 & ONE that didn't (November 9, 2018)



The #2-s - Songs that ALMOST made it to the TOP (November 2, 2018)

History of SOUL (October 26, 2018)



San Francisco Bay Area Music (October 19, 2018)



Songs With Horns (October 12, 2018):


Story Songs - Songs that tell a story October 5, 2018)


Car Songs - Songs About Cars (September 28, 2018)


Music From The Brill Building (New York's Pop Music Recording Center) (September 21, 2018)

Music From & Influenced by Movies (September 14, 2018)


Top 20 Artists WITHOUT A #1 Hit (Hour 1) & The 10 Artists With The Most #1 Hits (Hour 2) (September 7, 2018)

Studios & Producers - Muscle Shoals (August 31, 2018) (PLEASE NOTE: There are some microphone issues!)


60's Music Diversity: Psychedelic (first hour) & Motown (second hour) (August 24, 2018):

Songs From the Vietnam War Era (August 10, 2018):


One Hit Wonders (July 27, 2018):


1955-1982: Top Song Of The Year (July 20, 2018):


Top 30 Charting Artists of the 70's (July 13, 2018):


Top 30 Charting Artists of the 60's (July 6, 2018):



1969: The Music of Woodstock (June 29, 2018):


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