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
In the 1960’s a movement began in the art world called minimalist design. This philosophy believed that less was more in art when it came to color and detail. This "less is more" philosophy has even been adopted by computer and smart phone designers to help streamline the operating software. Many of those announcing on the radio back in 1974 wished that the song writing team of Larry Butler and Chips Moman had adopted the "less is more" idea when they wrote the B.J. Thomas song, "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song". Even though it wasn’t the longest song title ever, this Grammy winning song still holds the record for having the longest title of any song reaching the number one spot on any of the record charts.
However, there is a great example of the idea of "less is more" in music given to us by a German disco group called Silver Convention who made it to the top of the Cashbox Top 100 charts twice in the mid-seventies with songs that used fewer words. The European import first broke into the American market with a 1975 release called "Fly, Robin, Fly" that reached the top spot on the Cashbox charts in November of that year holding that position for a week. The song used only six words, “Fly, Robin, Up, To, The and Sky” mixing and matching them as the only lyrics in the tune. This song was such a runaway hit that in 1975, besides topping the Cashbox charts, it also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, the Disco Dance charts for three weeks and the Billboard R&B charts for one week. "Fly, Robin, Fly" also earned Silver Convention a gold record and oddly won the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance.
Less than a year later in June of 1976, Silver Convention found themselves back at the top of the Cashbox charts with the song "Get Up and Boogie". Sticking with their proven "less is more" formula the song contained only six original words, "Get, Up, And, Boogie, That’s and Right". Once again, the tune held the top of the Cashbox charts for one week. Unfortunately, the song stalled at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and only made it to the top ten on the other major charts. Despite continuing to release songs until 1979, Silver Convention never made the top 40 in America again.
Just a couple of side notes on today’s topic, Silver Convention’s two releases don’t hold the record for a song with the least amount of lyrics reaching number one on the charts. That honor belongs to a song that reached the top spot on the Cashbox Top 100 five months before "Fly, Robin, Fly". Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony took the top spot with "The Hustle" a song that used only five words for the lyrics. Earlier I mentioned that "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" wasn’t the longest title used for a song. That honor belongs to a song released by folk singer Christine Lavin, who in 1985 released a song called; "Regretting What I Said to You When You Called Me at 11:00 On a Friday Morning to Tell Me that at 1:00 Friday Afternoon You're Gonna Leave Your Office, Go Downstairs, Hail a Cab to Go Out to the Airport to Catch a Plane to Go Skiing in the Alps for Two Weeks, Not that I Wanted to Go With You, I Wasn't Able to Leave Town, I'm Not a Very Good Skier, I Couldn't Expect You to Pay My Way, But After Going Out With You for Three Years I DON'T Like Surprises!!". Looking at that title does make me very glad I don’t work on a folk music station!
You can always hear the long and short of the rock era, every day on WQMV and you can stream the station on your computer, tablet or smartphone by going to our website at 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!