By the time I was hired at the local Contemporary Christian radio station (KBHL “New Life 95”) in 1980, the format had become what was then called “MOR” (middle of the road). Sometime after I got there, however, we started running a spot from CBS records for a new record by Bob Dylan. On Saturday nights we were allowed to play some of the better (i.e., up tempo) records.
From the “just for fun” bin, here is that spot.
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Scott did you have long hair back then?
Not particularly but I did have hair back then!
I’m bald too, not that that would be any sort of consolation ☹
Did you play any Stryper?
I’m guessing you guys might have played 2nd Chapter of Acts, Phil Keaggy (sp?), maybe some Daniel Amos, Lamb. That’s what I was listening to at least.
We played ’em all. Here are a couple of airchecks (audio clips) of Scott Campbell at KBHL from the same period.
They are down the page a bit.
For me fifty years ago, and right to this moment, “contemporary Christian music” is a cantata by J. S. Bach, and popular music is The Great American Songbook. I’ve been stuck in this rut since I was a wee tot, and much the better for it!