Reelin' In the Years

Reelin' In The Years is one of America's last old-school radio programs of its kind.

Host Bob Labbe slings stacks of wax for four hours every Friday night, recounting and exploring the history of pop music, starting in the 1950s.

Every song comes straight from Bob's vast collection of 45rpm records. This show also features live call-ins, interviews, prizes and weekly trivia games.

Reelin' In The Years airs Fridays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Follow the show on Facebook!

Reelin' in the Years (May 19, 2017)

Friday, May 19, 2017

"Sequels" is the theme this week on Reelin' in the Years. The original storyline will be followed by the sequel of the storyline by the same artist. We'll also have interviews with Peter Cetera (Chicago), Susan Cowsill (Cowsills), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), Chubby Checker, Paul Anka and Lesley Gore.

Reelin' in the Years (May 12, 2017)

Friday, May 12, 2017

This week's episode features a Mother's Day celebration, entitled "Thanks Mom," with songs about mothers. The show will include exclusive interviews with Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) Doug Gray (Marshall Tucker Band) and Henry Fambrough (Spinners)...and more!

Reelin' in the Years (May 5, 2017)

Friday, May 5, 2017

This week's show will have my Huntsville-exclusive interview with the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and the lone remaining original member of the Marshall Tucker Band. I'll also feature music from years gone by.

Reelin' in the Years (April 28, 2017)

Friday, April 28, 2017

This week's feature will be songwriters who became famous singers. Interviews include Mac Davis, Jackie DeShannon, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie,) Little Peggy March and Tommy DeCarlo (Boston.)

Reelin' in the Years (April 21, 2017)

Friday, April 21, 2017

This week, we'll have a feature on the "Mouthharp," better known as the harmonica. Songs with strong harmonica sounds including those from Young Rascals, Bob Dylan, Culture Club and many more. Plus, I'll have interviews with the likes of Elton John, Glen Campbell and members of the Turtles, Young Rascals and Boston.

Reelin' in the Years (April 14, 2017)

Friday, April 14, 2017

This week we'll take a look at "Follow The Bouncing Ball" as the feature. We' also will have an exclusive interview with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers along with interviews with Larry Byrom of Steppenwolf, Tommy James, Otis Williams of the Temptations and Jay Proctor of nthe 1960's group Jay & The Techniques.

Reelin' in the Years (April 7, 2017)

Friday, April 7, 2017

On the April 7 edition, I'll have a feature of "From Spinners to Winners." These are songs by those singing stars who were once disc jockeys. Plus, I'll have interviews with Chris Hillman (Byrds), Chris Squire (Yes), BJ Thomas, Tommy James and Henry Fambrough (Spinners.)

Reelin' in the Years (March 31, 2017)

Friday, March 31, 2017

This week, I will feature tunes of "Power & Control," including classics from Pink Floyd, Lesley Gore and even a tune titled, "Superman."

Reelin' in the Years (March 24, 2017)

Friday, March 24, 2017

This week is a special look at the legend Chuck Berry, plus an interview with Freda Payne, as she talks about her classic hit "Band Of Gold."Interviews include John Ford Coley, Gordon Lightfoot and Johnny Crawford.

Reelin' in the Years (March 17, 2017)

Friday, March 17, 2017

This week, I'll have a special look at songs that have "Different Arrangements." I'll also have interviews with Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Gary Talley (Box Tops), Greg Errico (Sly & The Family Stone), Gary Talley (Box Tops) and Ray Stevens.

Reelin' in the Years (March 10, 2017)

Friday, March 10, 2017

This week, I'll have an exclusive interview with Martin Barre, guitarist with Jethro Tull, plus interviews with such music legends as Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Mark Lindsay, the late Rob Grill of the Grass Roots and singer Bobby Vinton. I'll take you through songs that have the same title with different tunes.

Reelin' in the Years (March 3, 2017)

Friday, March 3, 2017

This week, I'll have a feature on "Duets." This is anywhere from Johnn Cash-June carter, to Sonny & Cher to Marvin Gaye-Tammi Trerrell. I'll also have interviews with the late Davy Jones of the Monkees, along with Tommy Shaw of Styx, Eddie Money and Jerry Butler.

Reelin' in the Years (February 24, 2017)

Friday, February 24, 2017

On the Feb. 24 edition of Reelin' In The Years, I'll take a look at artists who used their songs for self-promotion! Also, a look back at the third appearance of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

Reelin' in the Years (February 17, 2017)

Friday, February 17, 2017

On the Feb. 17 edition of Reelin' in The Years, I'll take a look at songs about "Light Shines," which comes in all different ways. Plus interviews with members of the Box Tops, Foreigner, Buckinghams along with talks with Lesley Gore, Todd Rundgren, Neil Diamond and Juice Newton.

Reelin' in the Years (February 10, 2017)

Friday, February 10, 2017

On the February 10 edition, I'll have tunes about men..."Man Songs." I'll also have interviews with members of the Temptations, Turtles, Three Dog Night along with Elton John, Johnny Rivers and the late Jerry Reed.

Reelin' in the Years (February 3, 2017)

Friday, February 3, 2017

It's a look at remakes this week. Some of the best "Re-dos," as I like to call them, will be on the turntables. Interviews include: the Temptations, Kansas and the Classics IV, along with talks with singers Bobby Vinton, Al Wilson and Neil Diamond.

Reelin' in the Years (January 27, 2017)

Friday, January 27, 2017

This week, we'll have tunes that are Storybook Characters. Interviews include Neil Diamond, Ray Stevens, as well as members of the Temptations and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Reelin' in the Years (January 20, 2017)

Friday, January 20, 2017

This week, it's songs about "The American West." Tunes from Bonanza to El Paso to Rhinestone Cowboy. I'll have interviews with Bobby Goldsboro, Dewey Bunnell of America and the legendary 12-string guitarist Roger McGuinn of the Byrds.

Reelin' in the Years (January 13, 2017)

Friday, January 13, 2017

This week's episode will feature music and interviews with members of the 2017 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Interviews include members of Yes, Journey and many more.

Reelin' in the Years (January 6, 2017)

Friday, January 6, 2017

On the first program of 2017, we'll have a look back to the stars we lost in 2016... it's my annual Farewell feature. We'll also hear interviews with Pat Upton (Spiral Starecase), Leon Russell, Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf) and others. 




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