WQMV AM 1060
Playing the Best of 30 Years of Rock & Roll
For over 30 years Rock & Roll music dominated the airwaves of America and reflected the mood and energy of the nation.
In today’s world of packaged formats and automated radio stations, fans of real rock & roll find it impossible to enjoy the songs that were a soundtrack for their lives.
WQMV has developed a format that features the best of the entire rock & roll era. WQMV plays songs from 1955, the year that the first rock & roll song charted, to the 80s when the rise of the urban sound and modern country became a more profitable format for stations and record labels.
WQMV not only plays the top songs from each of the years of the rock era but we also play the songs that you remember but maybe they didn’t make a huge impact on the sales charts. We invite you to listen to WQMV and we can guarantee you will enjoy getting to hear once again the songs that played such a part in your life and relive the memories that they inspire.
Stream us online by clicking on the Jukebox on this page
and enjoy the Soundtrack of your Life from the best of 30 years of Rock & Roll.
Heard it on the Radio
By Austin Taylor
One of the holy grails for any music artist is to have a song that reaches the Number One spot on the Hot 100. Some artists can have a very successful career yet never have a #1 song. Take for example Creedence Clearwater Revival. During the course of their career, they released five songs that would peak at number two on the Hot 100, but they never had a single hit the top of the charts. Despite having four #1 hits on the R&B charts, Chuck Berry, a founding father of rock & roll, never had a #1 hit on the Hot 100 until 1972 when he released the novelty tune "My Ding-A-Ling" and that was long after he was a moving force in rock music. Some artist’s entire careers consist of only one, #1 hit song. For example, Toni Basil in 1982 released the song “Hey Mickey” that quickly raced up to the top of the charts but it also proved to be her only charting song.
There are some artists however that you just know must have had chart-topping hits because they are so revered in the music world. Let’s consider Aretha Franklin, the world renowned Queen of Soul. During her career, she recorded 77 songs that reached the Hot 100 charts, 17 of them would become top ten hits. Franklin is one of the bestselling female artists ever; having sold over 75 million records worldwide and she has been awarded 18 Grammy Awards. In 1987, Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame becoming the first female artist to be given that honor. What surprises most Aretha fans is that the year of her induction ceremony into the Hall of Fame she also scored her second and last #1 hit on the Hot 100.
The story begins twenty years before Aretha Franklin became a member of the Hall of Fame, when on June 3, 1967 she scored her first #1 hit on the Hot 100 with her release “Respect”. Just as a side note, Franklin’s release was a cover of a song written and recorded by Otis Redding, whose own version of the song peaked out at #35 on the Hot 100. Franklin turned the song into a feminist anthem when she reworked Redding’s song telling of a man offering a woman anything not to leave him, into a woman demanding respect from a man who had done her wrong. Her effort earn her two Grammy Awards in 1968, one for "Best Rhythm & Blues Recording" and the other for "Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female"
The year of 1967 would be outstanding for Aretha Franklin on the Hot 100 charts. Besides “Respect”, she would place four other songs in the top five of the charts and earn herself four gold records. Oddly, after such an outstanding year, Franklin would then begin a twenty-year period of her career where she would have a hit and miss relationship with the Hot 100 charts. During that period, she would release 47 songs that made the Hot 100 charts, eleven of them reaching the top ten. Only one of those releases, the 1971 song "Spanish Harlem" would come close to the top of the charts but it stalled out at the number two position.
In late 1986, Franklin released the album "Aretha (1986)" and she received word that she would be a part of the 1987 class of inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In January 1987, the single "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" a duet with George Michael was released from the "Aretha (1986)" album and by mid-April of that year the song took over the #1 spot on the Hot 100 charts, just short of the twenty-year anniversary of “Respect” doing the same thing.
Just like twenty years earlier, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" would earn Aretha Franklin two Grammy Awards, one for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and the other for Best R&B Performance by a Duo that she shared with George Michael. One odd thing about "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", despite becoming a runaway international hit, the song hit #1 in five countries and sold more than a million copies in the United States alone but the song was never certified gold. Just in case you are wondering, when the twentieth anniversary of "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" hitting the top of the charts rolled around, Franklin didn’t repeat the feat again, even though she was still releasing songs.
You can hear all the hits from the twenty plus year career of Aretha Franklin and all the best songs of the Rock & Roll era, when you listen to WQMV AM 1060 or stream them at www.wqmv1060.com.
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WQMV Regular Weekly Programs
Rock & Rolls 1st Decade 11am Mondays
This program explores what happened each day during the first ten years of the Rock & Roll era. This locally produced weekly program is hosted by Austin Taylor.
Snapshot 11am Wednesdays
This program examines the events that occurred during each week of the Rock era. Snapshot is written and hosted by Austin Taylor.
Tennessee Valley Views 8:10am Fridays
Every Friday WQMV does a remote broadcast from the Waverly Café where Wayne Coats hosts Tennessee Valley Views and interviews guests to keep our listeners informed about what is going on in Humphreys County.
The Feature Friday Countdown 11am Fridays
Each Friday we pick another week from 1955 to 1985 and count down the top 10 songs from the Cashbox Hot 100 music charts. Hosted by Austin Taylor, the Feature Friday Countdown demonstrates the strength of WQMV’s record library that boasts over 6000 songs.
Woods & Water 5:10pm Fridays
Woods & Water is WQMV’s outdoor show hosted by TWRA agent Ken Smith. The show keeps Humphreys’ County hunters and fishermen up to date on what is happening in the Woods & Water.
Waverly Church of Christ Services
10am & 6:30pm Sundays
Each Sunday, WQMV carries the Waverly Church of Christ morning and evening services live. The morning services are rebroadcast at 1pm on WAV3, Comcast Channel 3, Waverly’s Government Access Channel.
Richland Ave Church of Christ Sunday Services 11am
Every Sunday, WQMV carries the Richland Ave Church of Christ morning services. If you can not join the members of the Richland Ave Church of Christ for their services, they invite you to listen to their weekly broadcast.
The Daily Devotional 12:30pm Monday – Friday
Every Monday through Friday the members of the Waverly Church of Christ invite you to tune into their daily devotional aired on WQMV. This 15 minute program is designed to provide the listener with a daily dose of spiritual encouragement.
Nationally Syndicated Programs Airing on WQMV
Beatle Brunch 11am Tuesdays
Beatle Brunch is a weekly celebration of the Fab Four. The show includes songs and interviews with the Beatles and their associates, plus the latest Beatle news and reviews, live versions of songs and in-studio tracks. The show is hosted by Beatles expert and radio veteran Joe Johnson.
Off the Record 11am Thursdays
Joe Benson has hosted the nationally syndicated OFF THE RECORD program since 1998. Not only does Joe share his vast knowledge of classic rock artists and play their best music, but he also shares his in-depth conversations with the artists.
The Classic Countdown 1pm Fridays & 12 Noon Sundays
This weekly, four-hour countdown show is devoted to the classic hits of rock, pop and soul from the late 60’s to the early 80’s. “The Classic Countdown” is written and hosted by Radio Hall of Famer Dick Bartley.
Elvis Only 12 Noon Saturdays & 5pm Sundays
Elvis Only, the all-Elvis hour, is the only syndicated radio show of its kind and is hosted by Jay Gordon, one of the world’s most recognized Elvis Experts. For more than 20 years, Elvis Only has consistently entertained and delighted Elvis fans of all ages.
Rewind with Gary Bryan 1pm Saturdays
Rewind is a weekly show that focuses on the music of the 60s, 70s and 80s with host Gary Bryan sharing the insights of his 30 years of working with oldies stations across the country. The show was developed by rock legend Dick Clark and the show occasionally still features segments from American Bandstand.
Rock & Rolls Greatest Hits 6pm Saturdays
Broadcasting Hall of Fame announcer Dick Bartley has been hosting America's Classic Hits request radio show since 1982. His Saturday night Rock & Roll show is recognized as the first nationally syndicated request program and it has been entertaining rock fans for over 30 years. Rock & Rolls Greatest Hits toll free request number is 1-866-989-1975 and is open during each program.
The Beatle Years 4pm Sundays
Hosted by Bob Malik, The Beatle Years takes a look at the band and its music that defined a generation with an archive of classic hits and rare audio clips and interviews.
Into The 70s 8pm Sundays
Every Sunday night Larry James takes you back INTO The 70s. Playing the best music of that decade and bringing back the memories that that were uniquely the 70s!