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!

  • D-Day

    June 11, 2015

    Since "Remember When" was airing on June 6th, we naturally, spend quite a bit of time discussing the 71st anniversary of D-Day - the invasion of Europe that essentially brought Hitler's Germany to its knees. Several Remember When'ers - including our resident poet laureate, Lou - related stories about their memories of D-Day.
  • Bakeries!

    June 11, 2015

    This week: We remember the old bakeries and how the clerks would build a white box filled with goodies, then, tie white string (a spool of it hanging above) around it, for the trip home. A "Lyrics Quiz", and Miss Mildred's joke of the week!
  • What A Voice!

    June 5, 2015

    This Week, we discussed how once each local television network affiliate had their own staff, or, booth, announcer. Each had a pleasing, distinctive voice, one that became identifiable with each respective station. Incidentally, those voices - indentified by various "Remember When'ers - were George Thomas, Channel 10, Gary Geers, Channel 3, Jim McC
  • Milestones

    June 5, 2015

    We found it utterly amazing that a couple of famous "Clint's" were getting so long in the tooth. Clint Eastwood celebrated his 85th birthday and Clint Walker, formerly TV's "Cheyenne," turned 88. Eek! Mom brought hysterics to the show with one of her predictably funny jokes and our "Remember When'ers" checked-in w
  • Reduce Your Risk Of Stroke

    May 15, 2015

    Knowing the warning signs of stroke could save a life. Learn the signs and find out how to reduce your risk of stroke during this edition of Res-Q HealthLine with Paul Perrello and Dr. Eric Lebby.
  • Mom

    May 15, 2015

    More for Mom on Mother's Day. Remember When'ers called-in with their special remembrances of their Moms - some still here; others who have gone to Heaven. There were some wonderful stories shared and it was a real warm n' fuzzy couple of radio hours!
  • Yabba Dabba Doo!

    May 6, 2015

    This Week: TV, Movies and more. Steve and Jimmy talked about "The Flintstones" - the animated hit show of the 60's. We played their show's theme and asked our "Remember When'ers if they knew Fred's signature slogan: "Yabba Dabba Doo!".
  • TV, Movies and More!

    May 6, 2015

    This week: Old Westerns - including some Hopalong Cassidy one's from the 1940's. And Steve and Jimmy asked penetrating questions like, "At age 82, is Willie Nelson now too old to sport a braided ponytail?" And, how incredible it seemed that Cloris Leachman just celebrated her 89th birthday! Remember When'ers fondly recalled some of h
  • High School Reunion

    April 30, 2015

    Steve talked about attending his high school reunion on Saturday, but would not divulge which one it was. How times are a-changing: a sign on the front door of a local bank branch that said: “Please remove hats, hoods and sunglasses before entering the branch.” And words that are no longer used.
  • Swell

    April 30, 2015

    We recalled some words no longer used nowadays - one's like "skeedaddle," "swell," and "yonder." And, when our parents warned us not to sit too close to the TV set, or, we'd "ruin our eyes”. Miss Mildred told another one of her hysterical jokes and our resident poet laureate, Lou, called-in with yet another winnin
  • The Lone Ranger!

    April 24, 2015

    This week we talk: "The Lone Ranger" - a topic that fascinates many Remember When'ers, and we discovered that Tonto's real name was not Jay Silverheels, but Harold J. Smith! Whoda thunk it? Then, the subject of Joey Coyle came up. In February, 1981, Coyle - an unemployed longshoreman - found a bag of money that contained $1.2 million, tha
  • Backup the Brinks Truck

    April 24, 2015

    This week we talk: "The Lone Ranger" - a topic that fascinates many Remember When'ers, and we discovered that Tonto's real name was not Jay Silverheels, but Harold J. Smith! Whoda thunk it? Then, the subject of Joey Coyle came up. In February, 1981, Coyle - an unemployed longshoreman - found a bag of money that contained $1.2 million, tha
  • The Twelfth

    April 17, 2015

    With barely and hour and change with which to work, our "Remember When" phone lines quickly lit-up like a Christmas tree, with Remember When'ers eager to chime-in before our closer, Sweet Renee, saw to it that Remember "Went" into night! Our resident jokester, Miss Mildred, told one of her best - at least according to our callers - w
  • 4.4.15 HOUR 2 | Remember When

    April 7, 2015

    On our latest edition of Remember When we talked about Easter and Passover holidays and our memories of these holidays from our past.
  • 4.4.15 HOUR 1 | Remember When

    April 7, 2015

    On our latest edition of Remember When we talked about Easter and Passover holidays and our memories of these holidays from our past.
  • Lava, Lava and More Lava

    April 2, 2015

    Our latest nostalgic adventure on Remember When was lots of fun. We talked about lava lamps, cakes of lava soap and lava from volcanos! Mom's joke featured Pez - the candy and it's familiar dispenser - that brought back lots of fun memories from Remember When'ers!
  • More Lava Talk, trivia the lovable "Toots" and more!

    April 2, 2015

    More Lava talk, plus Mom's joke of the week that featured Pez - the candy and it's familiar dispenser. Trivia contests and ‘Remember When’ regulars, including lovable "Toots" - who reeled off a slew of funny things
  • 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