Lionel Richie is 75!

Happy birthday to one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Lionel Richie! We first met him in the 1970s with the Commodores, and then really fell in love with him during the 80s with his incredible ballads. He also had us ‘Dancing on... Read More.

It’s Juneteenth!

Juneteenth is a federal holiday marking the effective end to slavery in the United States. It’s considered the longest-running African American holiday but wasn’t a federal holiday until 2021, when President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. President Abraham Lincoln signed the... Read More.

The Eight Videos That Made Us Love Paula Abdul

Happy birthday to Paula Abdul! The singer/choreographer/dancer/actress/TV personality is an unbelievable 62 years old today! Do you remember who ‘discovered’ her? She was 18 and was a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers. She later became their head choreographer for the Laker Girls and caught the attention... Read More.

OJ Bronco Chase: Where Were You?

There are some key moments in our nation’s history that we all instantly remember: where we were, what we were doing, who we were with, how we felt. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Challenger space shuttle explosion. And, on this day in 1994, the... Read More.

Happy Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney

One of our favorite Beatles, Paul McCartney, is celebrating his 82nd birthday today! That’s right, James Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool, England. He remains one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, first with the Beatles, then with... Read More.

Your Father’s Day Playlist

Happy Father’s Day! Today is a day to honor fathers and the men in our lives who give guidance, support, and love. Music is a great part of any celebration, so here is our Throwback Nation Radio Father’s Day Playlist! “Father Figure” – George Michael

We First Met Mariah 34 Years Ago Today!

Mariah Carey released her self-titled debut album 34 years ago today, on June 12, 1990! The album topped the Billboard 200 chart for 11 consecutive weeks. It was the best-selling album in the United States in 1991. The album helped Carey win Best New Artist... Read More.

‘Ghostbusters’ Turns 40!

Our favorite funny-scary-supernatural film, “Ghostbusters,” was released in theaters 40 years ago today! Starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis, it was an instant hit with moviegoers. It was followed by “Ghostbusters II,” an all-female remake in 2016,... Read More.

‘Reading Rainbow’ is 41 Today!

The show you probably watched at home and in the classroom is 41 years old today! “Reading Rainbow” premiered in 1983 as a children’s television series designed to encourage reading. Do you remember the theme song?“Reading Rainbow”... Read More.

There’s a New #2 Soda in the U.S.

If you ask someone in the United States if they want a soda, it’s pretty likely they’ll want a Coke. The second most likely answer? It’s not Pepsi anymore… it’s Dr Pepper! The trade publication Beverage Digest just released new market share data showing Coke is still... Read More.