Reelin' In the Years

Bob Labbe has been spinning his own personal 45rpm record collection since 1990 on WLRH hosting/producing Reelin’ In The Years. Incorporating the pop music tunes of 1950-1990, utilizing interviews with some of the biggest names in music, along with tidbits of the music and artists, and you have a unique mix of radio, the way it used to be. Each program also includes fun contests for super prizes.

Beginning in radio straight out of high school here in Huntsville, Bob celebrates 47 years in broadcasting in 2019. He's also worked in local television, and was enshrined into the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame for his coverage of sports. Bob is also an award-winning writer for local newspapers and magazines, and has served as a master of ceremonies and guest speaker for numerous events. He’s also in his 27th season as a high school basketball referee.

Bob has become known as the local “guru of oldies,” so join him each Friday night on WLRH and e-mail him at Reelin’ In The Years airs from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

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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. 

Reelin' in the Years (December 16, 2016)

Friday, December 16, 2016

On this edition of Reelin' In The Years, the annual Christmas show will air with a boatload of traditional pop music favorites for the holidays, plus some new additions to the Christmas music collection.

Reelin' in the Years (December 9, 2016)

Friday, December 9, 2016

We'll take a look at the latest songs to be chosen for the Grammy Hall of Fame on today's episode. There were 25 tunes selected, and we'll highlight most of them. Plus, we'll have a look back to this week in 1980 and hear the first announcement that one of The Beatles was murdered..."Dead on arrival."

Reelin' in the Years (December 2, 2016)

Friday, December 2, 2016

On this program, we'll hear songs of remakes. Plus, a special look back 15 years ago to the death of the "Quiet Beatle," George Harrison.

Reelin' in the Years (November 25, 2016)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!! On this program, I'll take a look at "Character Descripitions," or songs describing someone. Interviews this week include John Oates, Mark Volman (Turtles,) Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night,) Ronnie McDowell and David Crosby.

Reelin' in the Years (November 18, 2016)

Friday, November 18, 2016

On this week's Reelin' In The Years, I'll take a look at the nominees for the class of 2017 of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Plus, I'll take a special look at the late Leon Russell- a multi-talented guy.

Reelin' in the Years (November 11, 2016)

Friday, November 11, 2016

"Rain Dance" is the theme this episode. You'll hear tunes about rain- in an attempt to end the severe drought we're in. Interviews include Rita Coolidge, Gordon Lightfoot, BJ Thomas and many more... Plus a look back to 1975 and the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald!

Reelin' in the Years (November 4, 2016)

Friday, November 4, 2016

This is the 26th Anniversary Edition of Reelin'. Our feature: "Election 2016." (Tunes in pop music history that talk about the president, politics, elections, etc.) Plus, I'll have interviews with Felix Cavaliere (Young Rascals), Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) and Dennis Edwards (Temptations.)

Reelin' in the Years (October 28, 2016)

Friday, October 28, 2016

This week's program features tunes about "Doorways." Those songs that mention doors- opening and closing. Many of these center around relationships.

Reelin' in the Years (October 21, 2016)

Friday, October 21, 2016

This week, I'll have a feature on tunes about "Dreams." Plus interviews with Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Paul Revere, Steve Cropper, John Sebastin (Lovin Spoonful) and the writer of the hit song "The Gambler."

Reelin' in the Years (October 14, 2016)

Friday, October 14, 2016

This week, I'll take a look at songs that "Tie The Knot" - songs about weddings and marriage. I'll have interviews with John Ford Coley, Percy Sledge, Grame Edge of the Moody Blues and Huntsville's own Larry Byrom, the former Lee High student that joined Steppenwolf and is now one of the long-standing studio players in Nashville.

Reelin' in the Years (October 7, 2016)

Friday, October 7, 2016

This week, I'll take a look at songs that make promises...cross my heart. I'll interviews with the likes of twist legend Chubby Checker, along with memners of both the Spinners and the Guess Who. I'll also take you back to first Andy Griffith Show and the "Shot Heard Around The World" back in 1951.

Reelin' in the Years (September 30, 2016)

Friday, September 30, 2016

This week, I'll feature those sugar-coated songs, "Sweets For My Sweets." Plus, I'll have interviews with the likes of Todd Rundgren, Darryl Worley, Tommy James, Lionel Richie and more!




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