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
Before I get to this week’s article, I want to thank everyone who participated in the find the error challenge in my February 17th article.  In case, you didn’t find the error, Glenn Frey had passed away in January not Don Henley.

Speaking of Frey and Henley, I am reminded of a group that was working Aspen, Colorado clubs in the fall of 1971 called Teen King. After one of the club managers pointed out that the band members were in their mid-20s, the Teen King became The Emergencies.  Two of those twenty something group members were Glenn Frey and Don Henley.  Along with Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon, The Emergencies worked Colorado clubs throughout 1971 working on perfecting their musical style.  However, before the close of the year, the group changed their name once more. They began going by the name “Eagles”.  At Henley’s insistence, they wouldn’t use a “The” in front of their name. 

Frey and Henley met when they had been hired as part of a backup band for Linda Ronstadt when she was working at Disneyland in July 1971 and they later played on her Eponymous album.  After the album was finished, the two musicians asked to be released from Ronstadt’s band and invited Meisner and Leadon to join them.  They were all sent to Colorado by their new manager to work on developing as a band. 

In January 1972, the group was signed to Asylum Records and sent to England in February to work with producer Glyn Johns. Johns had worked with some of the biggest British groups of the sixties, including, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, and The Beatles. The result of the recording session was the country rock album called “Eagles” released in June of 1972. 

The album produced three top 40 hits.  Their debut single, “Take It Easy”, peaked out at #12 on both the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts. The second release “Witchy Woman” gave the Eagles their first top ten hit when it peaked at #9 and the final release from the L.P., “Peaceful Easy Feeling” reached #22 giving the band three straight top 30 hits.  Quickly, the Eagles became one of the most in demand bands in the country. 

Unfortunately, the group suffered from the sophomore jinx and their second album “Desperado” failed to produce one top 40 hit. Real panic began to set in when the first two releases from their third album “On the Border” failed to return the band to the top 20. The first single "Already Gone" peaked at #32 and the second “James Dean” barely reached #77 during a short two-week stay on the Hot 100 charts.

Fortunately, the album’s third release, “Best of My Love” got the group back on track. Debuting at #92 on the November 30, 1974 charts it would go on to give the Eagles their first #1 hit when it topped the chart on March 1, 1975. “Best of My Love” would also give the group their first gold single.  The release started the band on the path to achieving five number one hit singles,  six number one albums and they would go on to win six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards. The Eagles became one of the most successful bands of the 1970s and to date they have sold over 150 million records worldwide.  

You can listen to all the work of the Eagles along with other songs from the rock & roll era by listening to WQMV AM 1060 or you can stream our programing to your computer, tablet or smartphone by going to our website 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!
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