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Bill Way's Medium Cool

Release Date: 11/16/2017

DIXIE MAFIA MEETS BUFORD PUSSER: THE TRUE STORY show art DIXIE MAFIA MEETS BUFORD PUSSER: THE TRUE STORY

Bill Way's Medium Cool

Recorded in December of 2016, this interview with historian and author Robert Broughton is the most in depth discussion ever of an infamous era in West Tennessee crime. We discuss how a West Tennessee Sheriff named Buford Pusser became a symbol of 'heroism' because of a movie. 'Walking Tall' reached millions of people over two generations with its glamorization of one of the darkest periods in West Tennessee history. I lived it day by day at that time in my life. The whole story is here warts and all. Take the time to listen to this show however you can. Listen to it in one setting or break it...

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A JOURNEY WITH JOHN KILZER show art A JOURNEY WITH JOHN KILZER

Bill Way's Medium Cool

I have always considered John Kilzer to be one of the greatest lyricists in songwriting history. This show is a fantastic example of exactly what I am talking about. In addition to some incredible songs, this show goes deep into the life changes John went through to get to the life he lives today.  Music, memories and magic...that's what this show is all about. Enjoy.

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OJ, HURRICANE OPAL, AND DELBERT MCCLINTON show art OJ, HURRICANE OPAL, AND DELBERT MCCLINTON

Bill Way's Medium Cool

Here is an early example of why Bill Way's show stayed #1 for more than 24 years. It clearly defines the 'I don't know what's coming next" style that Bill perfected. This show was recorded in 1995 on the day AFTER the O.J. Simpson case came to an end with a not guilty verdict. The commentary on the show that day has proven to be right on target for sure. You'll hear calls from a variety of people from Miss Willa at her best to the late and legendary Jack Knepp. The interview with Delbert McClinton is one of very few that he has ever done. It will take you deep inside the mind of a unique...

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THE FABULOUS DELACARDOS & CARL PERKINS show art THE FABULOUS DELACARDOS & CARL PERKINS

Bill Way's Medium Cool

Recorded in 1998, this extraordinary show about the Delacardos and how it all began features Judge Christy Little and her husband Steve. You'll hear songs and inside stories about the group who performed for 33 1/3rd years. The magic moment came when rock legend Carl Perkins called. Unfortunately it was the last time I ever talked to Carl after years of interviews on both radio and television. I'll never forget this day. And neither will you if you take the time to hear this remarkable show.. 

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THE LEGEND OF HARRY WAYNE CASEY (KC).  show art THE LEGEND OF HARRY WAYNE CASEY (KC).

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Here's my conversation with one of the biggest stars of the 70's...KC of KC & The Sunshine Band. From record store employee to superstar he told it all when we talked in 2013. It's a truly amazing story of rags to riches and everything in between. With the release of the self-titled second album in 1975 came the group's first major U.S. hit with "". It topped the R&B chart in April and hit number one on the in August. "" also became a number one hit in November 1975 and the group did well at the 1976 . The 1976 album yielded two number one singles: "" and "". Another hit, "", peaked...

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THE DEATH OF DAN FOGELBERG show art THE DEATH OF DAN FOGELBERG

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Here is the final show Norbert Putnam and I did on Dec. 16, 2007. That was the day Dan Fogelberg died. Norbert's involvement with Fogelberg made music history. Norbert's memories of one of America's most talented singer/songwriters defines the magic moment when major talents combine. Great songs. Great singer. Great memories. That's what this show is all about.

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*WARNING*: THIS SHOW MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE! show art *WARNING*: THIS SHOW MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

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In my 30+ years doing talk radio this interview with a guy named Josh Wadley affected me more than any show I have ever done. It’s brutally honest. It’s heartbreaking in places. It’s a story unlike any you have ever heard before. Some elements of this show, especially the section about drugs, may be very upsetting. If drugs have affected you in any way, from personal use to enduring the trials of a family member, this show definitely WILL change your life. Feel free to share this piece with anyone you think can use it.  

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DR. ROGER WHITE OF THE MAYO CLINIC: AFFAIRS OF THE HEART show art DR. ROGER WHITE OF THE MAYO CLINIC: AFFAIRS OF THE HEART

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Dr. Roger White is a world renowned member of the The Mayo Clinic Cardiology staff. His expertise is sought out by physicians worldwide as a preeminent authority on treatment for the major killer known as heart disease. Anethesiology is his specialty. Telling his story in terms everyone can understand is what has made him famous. Prepare to learn a lot from Mayo Clinic staff member Dr. Roger White, M.D.

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WITH A NAME LIKE WINK YOU HAVE TO BE GOOD show art WITH A NAME LIKE WINK YOU HAVE TO BE GOOD

Bill Way's Medium Cool

Few people have ever carried their talent from Jackson,Tn. to the world more widely than Wink Martindale. This incredible conversation from March 7, 2000 (the date of WNWS's first Mardis Gras parade) will take you into a world more compelling than you can imagine. The career, the stars, the story of a life very well lived.  From million selling records to 19 of television's most highly rated game shows, Wink tells it all. Elvis, Bette Midler and Johnny Carson are just a few of the people Wink will tell you about in this very special show I still treasure as one of the best shows of my...

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THE MAGICIANS FROM MUSCLE SHOALS show art THE MAGICIANS FROM MUSCLE SHOALS

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How did a town of 12,000 people turn out two men who are responsible for the sale of more than 100,000,000 records worldwide? Turn up this episode from 2007 and you'll certainly know. Norbert Putnam and Jimmy Johnson either played on or produced some of the biggest hits in Rock & Roll history. These are the guys who made superstars every day of their lives. The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, Paul Simon and Lynrd Skynrd are just a few of the major artists who found their biggest success when they found Norbert and Jimmy. This episode is truly one of a kind.  

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Here is an early example of why Bill Way's show stayed #1 for more than 24 years. It clearly defines the 'I don't know what's coming next" style that Bill perfected.

This show was recorded in 1995 on the day AFTER the O.J. Simpson case came to an end with a not guilty verdict. The commentary on the show that day has proven to be right on target for sure.

You'll hear calls from a variety of people from Miss Willa at her best to the late and legendary Jack Knepp.

The interview with Delbert McClinton is one of very few that he has ever done. It will take you deep inside the mind of a unique performer who has been more successful than he will ever admit.