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 (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!

Reelin' in the Years (September 23, 2016)

Friday, September 23, 2016

This week, I'll have feature songs about "Danger & Disaster." Plus interviews with Gary Talley (Box Tops), Dickey Lee, Paul Petersen, Jimmie Fadden (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Peter Cetera (Chicago), Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf), Otis Williams (Temptations), Johnny Rivers and Gordon Lightfoot

Reelin' in the Years (September 16, 2016)

Friday, September 16, 2016

This week, I'll take a look at songs about or mention and sometimes feature "Celebrities." I'll have interview with the late Davy Jones of the Monkees, Paul McCartney, Peter Cetera of Chicago and Sonny Lemaire of the group Exile.

Reelin' in the Years (September 9, 2016)

Friday, September 9, 2016

On the September 9 edition of Reelin' In The Years, the feature is "Liquid Sunshine- RAIN" with many tunes about mother nature's way of keeping us hydrated. Plus, interviews with Johnny Rivers, Ronnie Milsap, Peter Cetera, Lou Christie, Dickey Lee, Freddy Weller (Paul Revere & The Raiders) and Tommy Shaw (Styx.)

Reelin' in the Years (August 26, 2016)

Friday, August 26, 2016

On this episode, there'll be music for a "Dance Fever!" Plus interviews with Johnny Rivers, Jimmie Fadden of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Carole King, Ron Dante, the voice of the Archies and an exclusive interview with 1960's hit maker with "Angel In The Morning" Merrilee Rush.

Reelin' in the Years (August 12, 2016)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Reelin' in the Years (August 5, 2016)

Friday, August 5, 2016

On this week's episode, we'll hear some "One Hit Wonders...Plus One". These are artists who were known as one-hit wonders, but they actually had one more song make the charts.


Interviews include BJ Thomas, Alice Cooper and more. And I'll take us back to August 1 of 1981...a day that forever changed music!

Reelin' in the Years (July 29, 2016)

Friday, July 29, 2016

On this week's show, I'll feature songs about some of those artists most of us didn't realize have passed away. I'll also have a special look at my dear friend Pat Upton of the Spirial Starecase, who recently passed away.

Reelin' in the Years (July 22, 2016)

Friday, July 22, 2016

On the July 22 edition of Reelin' In The Years, I'll take a look at songs surrounding money...either too much or not enough..we've all been there. I'll have interviews with Frankie Sullivan of Survivor, Tony Joe White, Martha Reeves and Joey Molland of Badfinger.

Reelin' in the Years (July 15, 2016)

Friday, July 15, 2016

On this week's show, I'll have a special look at tunes about rock and roll celebrating itself. Self-Promotion in a sense, Plus I'll have interviews with Chriss Hillman and Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, Eric Burdon of The Animals, Mac Davis, Spencer Davis, John Gummoe of The Cascades and songwriter Roger Cook.

Reelin' in the Years (July 8, 2016)

Friday, July 8, 2016

This episode features tunes on initials and abbreviations and the explanations behind them. Interviews include Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Chubby Checker, David Hodo of the Village People, Eddie Money and the writer and singer from the Cascades and their No. 9 played song of the 20th Century, "Rythmn Of The Rain"

Reelin' in the Years (June 24, 2016)

Friday, June 24, 2016

This week, we'll take a look at songs about "Mountains," from the likes of Diana Ross, Fats Domino, Alabama and John Denver. Interviews include Johnny Rivers, Lionel Richie, Spponer Oldham, Donnie Fritts and Tom Johnson of the Doobie Brothers.




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