Remember When Podcasts

Remember When

Remember When


Remember When is a big, fluffy comfort zone. Like resting your head on a squishy down pillow. A welcome oasis from the world of stress; a rest stop along life’s super highway. Well, you get the idea…. Each Saturday night – from 11pm-1am – your hosts Steve Ross, Jimmy Murray along with your neighborhood correspondent, Jackie Strauss, invite you to kick back, relax and gaze into life’s rear view mirror and admire the reflection – as Remember When takes flight! Remember When is unique – and uniquely Philly! It’s live and local and unlike other talk shows, Remember When has no edge, nor confrontation – just smiles! That’s the way we like it. And we think you will, too!

  • Spring Snow

    March 26, 2015

    This week Steve and Jimmy discussed the surprise snowstorm on the first day of spring. Also, some birthdays we found astounding, because of the ages of those celebrating. We did the Bunny Hop and sang along with Cab Calloway's "Hi De Ho Man" - and asked our Remember When'ers a very important question: Should Cab's song replace our cu
  • Spring Snow and More Fun

    March 26, 2015

    More on the “Spring Snow” and Miss Mildred's weekly joke was dedicated to Ballantine Beer - "Make the 3-ring sign and ask the man for Ballantine!" We also reminisced about former pro bowler and trick-shot artist Andy Varipapa. And that topic was right down the alley of our Remember When'ers! :-)
  • The Gong Show & Philly Reform School!

    March 17, 2015

    On the latest nostalgic episode of "Remember When," we saluted Gene Patton - a widely popular character on the old Chuck Barris "Gong Show - where he was known as, "Gene Gene The Dancing Machine." Gene recently passed away at age 82. We also discussed how scary it was if - as students who misbehaved - were routinely threatened with b
  • St. Paddy's Day

    March 17, 2015

    In addition to Philly Reform School, Steve and Jimmy talk about St. Paddy's Day (our own Jimmy Murray was last year's Grand Marshall of the parade), and parallels drawn with Purim - a festive Jewish holiday also noted for its good cheer - where celebrants often get footloose while imbibing their favorite alcoholic beverage of choice. Perhaps, it wa
  • Hoagies vs. Subs

    March 11, 2015

    Steve and Jimmy ask: Do you prefer a "Philly Hoagie," or, a "White House (of Atlantic City fame) Sub?" The responses were varied, interesting and often passionate - as one might suspect about such a contentious topic, with such national implications involved!
  • Daylight Savings

    March 11, 2015

    More on the great Hoagie vs. Sub debate, and Miss Mildred's weekly joke saluted "John's Bargain Stores" - a now defunct chain of stores, that served as the forerunner for what we now know of today, as the "dollar store." Plus, winter weather - past and present - and the beauty of last week's snowfall - one that resembled a
  • The Day The Music Died

    February 11, 2015

    This week, Steve and Jimmy discussed the famous "coin flip" between Richie Valens and Buddy Holly's guitar player, Tommy Allsup, before the tragic plane crash that killed Holly, Valens and The Big Bopper, on February 3, 1959 - and became known as, "The day the music died." We also Remember When potato chips came in only one flavor an
  • Chip Flavors

    February 11, 2015

    This week, Steve and Jimmy discussed the famous "coin flip" between Richie Valens and Buddy Holly's guitar player, Tommy Allsup, before the tragic plane crash that killed Holly, Valens and The Big Bopper, on February 3, 1959 - and became known as, "The day the music died." We also Remember When potato chips came in only one flavor an
  • Gene Hackman and Tastykakes

    February 4, 2015

    This Week on Remember When, we mentioned that Gene Hackman was celebrating his 85th birthday and spoke of his long cinema career and his best roles - according to our Remember When'ers. We also discussed Tastykakes - and asked if listeners believed that they once tasted better than they do now. We also asked how these were referred to, in homes growing
  • Dinner or Supper?

    February 4, 2015

    Steve and Jimmy have more on Gene Hackman and Tastykakes, and in your home growing up was it: Dinner, or supper? Parlor, or living room? Refrigerator, or icebox? Steve mentioned what a trooper his dog, Maddy, was, having to wear a protective cone around her neck from scratching a bad wound. Then, others chimed in with pet stories of their own."
  • Charlie Gracie - Hour 1

    January 26, 2015

    Our special in-studio guest was Philadelphia's first Rock and Roll star, the great Charlie Gracie! A product of South Philly, Charlie made an auspicious debut when his classic song, "Butterfly" skyrocketed to # 1 on the pop charts, in 1957. His follow-up, "Fabulous" reached # 15 and was covered by two "Sirs" - Paul McCartne
  • Charlie Gracie - Hour 2

    January 26, 2015

    Our special in-studio guest was Philadelphia's first Rock and Roll star, the great Charlie Gracie! A product of South Philly, Charlie made an auspicious debut when his classic song, "Butterfly" skyrocketed to # 1 on the pop charts, in 1957. His follow-up, "Fabulous" reached # 15 and was covered by two "Sirs" - Paul McCartne
  • Family Fun - Part 1

    January 20, 2015

    This Week, "Remember When" may have achieved a broadcast milestone, as Steve was joined - not only by his Mom, Mildred, who told her usual hysterical weekly joke, but also his 17-year-old daughter, Nicole - who in very precocious fashion joined in the conversation. WOW! That represented three generation on the radio at the same time! It was lots o
  • Nepotism is Alive and Well

    January 20, 2015

    This Week, "Remember When" may have achieved a broadcast milestone, as Steve was joined - not only by his Mom, Mildred, who told her usual hysterical weekly joke, but also his 17-year-old daughter, Nicole - who in very precocious fashion joined in the conversation. WOW! That represented three generation on the radio at the same time! It was lots o
  • Elvis at 80?

    January 12, 2015

    This week on "Remember When,' we talked about if Elvis were alive today, he'd be 80! And with Rod Stewart turning 70 and we asked "how is that possible?!" We also define and discuss "Spaghetti westerns."
  • Spaghetti Westerns

    January 12, 2015

    This week on "Remember When,' we talked about if Elvis were alive today, he'd be 80! And with Rod Stewart turning 70 and we asked "how is that possible?!" We also define and discuss "Spaghetti westerns."
  • New Year's Eve

    January 6, 2015

    New Year's Eve - past and present. Did you go out and party, or stay home and watch the ball drop. And, if it were the latter, and since there's no more Guy Lombardo, or, Dick Clark, which network did you watch it on? Finally, as we all know, telephones have changed drastically over recent years. So, we also asked "Remember When'ers what
  • More New Year's

    January 6, 2015

    More on New Year's Eve - past and present.
  • Christmas Wrap Up

    January 6, 2015

    The gifts Santa brought - including the one listeners hated, but had to act like you loved! We also read a wonderful Christmas column, from The Philadelphia Daily News - authored by WPHT’s own Christine Flowers. Christine recalled a harrowing time from her youth when her family moved and she was afraid Santa Claus would not be able to find her new house.
  • More Christmas Wrap Up

    January 6, 2015

    More on The gifts Santa brought this year and some of your favorite gifts through the years.
  • Holiday Fun For All!

    December 23, 2014

    On an extended edition of Remember When, it’s the holiday season - past and present - including Christmas and Chanukah. Including several different spellings for Hanukkah - and while Jimmy was all for keeping the "Christ" in Christmas, Jackie and Steve were adamant about keeping the "Han" in Hanukkah! Lots of holiday fun with contribution
  • Holiday Fun!

    December 23, 2014

    On an extended edition of Remember When, it’s the holiday season - past and present - including Christmas and Chanukah. Including several different spellings for Hanukkah - and while Jimmy was all for keeping the "Christ" in Christmas, Jackie and Steve were adamant about keeping the "Han" in Hanukkah! Lots of holiday fun with contribution
  • Holiday Fun

    December 23, 2014

    On an extended edition of Remember When, it’s the holiday season - past and present - including Christmas and Chanukah. Including several different spellings for Hanukkah - and while Jimmy was all for keeping the "Christ" in Christmas, Jackie and Steve were adamant about keeping the "Han" in Hanukkah! Lots of holiday fun with contribution
  • Holiday Cheer!

    December 16, 2014

    The Remember When crew welcomed musical performers Eddie Bruce & Tom Adams into our studio, to sing and play some classic Christmas Carols and to discuss the good ol' days! Ho, Ho, Ho, Happy Holiday Hugs to all of our Remember When'ers!
  • Christmas in the Good 'ol Days

    December 16, 2014

    The Remember When crew welcomed musical performers Eddie Bruce & Tom Adams into our studio, to sing and play some classic Christmas Carols and to discuss the good ol' days! Ho, Ho, Ho, Happy Holiday Hugs to all of our Remember When'ers!