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 (June 16, 2017)

Friday, June 16, 2017

This week, I'll feature songs and dates- tunes that mention dates within the songs. Interviews will include Neil Diamond, Mac Davis, Paul McCartney, Eric Burden, Steve Cropper and more.

Reelin' in the Years (June 9, 2017)

Friday, June 9, 2017

 This week, I'll have a feature on Flip-To-Hit. Tunes that were once B-Sides for others artists, and ended up being a hit for a different artist. I'll also have interviews with Don Felder of the Eagles, Don Barnes of 38 Special, Tommy James and Steve Cropper...and more!

Reelin' in the Years (June 2, 2017)

Friday, June 2, 2017

This week's episode, I'll have my Huntsville-exclusive interviews with Don Felder, former member of the Eagles, and Jim McCarty, founding member of the Yardbirds. I'll also have a special look at the 50th anniversary release of the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Reelin' in the Years (May 26, 2017)

Friday, May 26, 2017

This week, we'll have Huntsville exclusive interviews with both Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds and Don Felder formerly of The Eagles, as well as personal interviews with the legendary Steve Cropper and Bill Medley- both members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Reelin' in the Years (May 19, 2017)

Friday, May 19, 2017

"Sequels" is the theme this week on Reelin' in the Years. The original storyline will be followed by the sequel of the storyline by the same artist. We'll also have interviews with Peter Cetera (Chicago), Susan Cowsill (Cowsills), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), Chubby Checker, Paul Anka and Lesley Gore.

Reelin' in the Years (May 12, 2017)

Friday, May 12, 2017

This week's episode features a Mother's Day celebration, entitled "Thanks Mom," with songs about mothers. The show will include exclusive interviews with Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) Doug Gray (Marshall Tucker Band) and Henry Fambrough (Spinners)...and more!

Reelin' in the Years (May 5, 2017)

Friday, May 5, 2017

This week's show will have my Huntsville-exclusive interview with the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and the lone remaining original member of the Marshall Tucker Band. I'll also feature music from years gone by.

Reelin' in the Years (April 28, 2017)

Friday, April 28, 2017

This week's feature will be songwriters who became famous singers. Interviews include Mac Davis, Jackie DeShannon, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie,) Little Peggy March and Tommy DeCarlo (Boston.)

Reelin' in the Years (April 21, 2017)

Friday, April 21, 2017

This week, we'll have a feature on the "Mouthharp," better known as the harmonica. Songs with strong harmonica sounds including those from Young Rascals, Bob Dylan, Culture Club and many more. Plus, I'll have interviews with the likes of Elton John, Glen Campbell and members of the Turtles, Young Rascals and Boston.

Reelin' in the Years (April 14, 2017)

Friday, April 14, 2017

This week we'll take a look at "Follow The Bouncing Ball" as the feature. We' also will have an exclusive interview with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers along with interviews with Larry Byrom of Steppenwolf, Tommy James, Otis Williams of the Temptations and Jay Proctor of nthe 1960's group Jay & The Techniques.

Reelin' in the Years (April 7, 2017)

Friday, April 7, 2017

On the April 7 edition, I'll have a feature of "From Spinners to Winners." These are songs by those singing stars who were once disc jockeys. Plus, I'll have interviews with Chris Hillman (Byrds), Chris Squire (Yes), BJ Thomas, Tommy James and Henry Fambrough (Spinners.)

Reelin' in the Years (March 31, 2017)

Friday, March 31, 2017

This week, I will feature tunes of "Power & Control," including classics from Pink Floyd, Lesley Gore and even a tune titled, "Superman."

Reelin' in the Years (March 24, 2017)

Friday, March 24, 2017

This week is a special look at the legend Chuck Berry, plus an interview with Freda Payne, as she talks about her classic hit "Band Of Gold."Interviews include John Ford Coley, Gordon Lightfoot and Johnny Crawford.

Reelin' in the Years (March 17, 2017)

Friday, March 17, 2017

This week, I'll have a special look at songs that have "Different Arrangements." I'll also have interviews with Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Gary Talley (Box Tops), Greg Errico (Sly & The Family Stone), Gary Talley (Box Tops) and Ray Stevens.

Reelin' in the Years (March 10, 2017)

Friday, March 10, 2017

This week, I'll have an exclusive interview with Martin Barre, guitarist with Jethro Tull, plus interviews with such music legends as Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Mark Lindsay, the late Rob Grill of the Grass Roots and singer Bobby Vinton. I'll take you through songs that have the same title with different tunes.

Reelin' in the Years (March 3, 2017)

Friday, March 3, 2017

This week, I'll have a feature on "Duets." This is anywhere from Johnn Cash-June carter, to Sonny & Cher to Marvin Gaye-Tammi Trerrell. I'll also have interviews with the late Davy Jones of the Monkees, along with Tommy Shaw of Styx, Eddie Money and Jerry Butler.

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.

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