WHUS Ancient Archives

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THE EARLY 70s WHUS ANCIENT ARCHIVES WITH LES MORRELL

I grew up in NY and was hooked on Alan Freed, Murray the "K", Cousin Brucie, etc. When I came to UConn, I stumbled into the Student Union Building on a Friday Night, and saw "Sexy Rex Faithful" (Mike Johnson) on the air through the double doors leading into WHUS Master Control. He came out of the studio and told me that I too could do this! The rest is history. As a freshman, I did various off-air jobs until getting my own shows in 1968: "Stage & Screen", "The Blues Show", and "Classical". In 1968, I took over the Ancient Archives Show, which moved to Saturday night from 9pm - 2am.

THE ANCIENT ARCHIVES CLUB

Rockin' Russ Ginns has converted a 1972 Ancient Archives Club Show tape to CD digital audio. MP3 files of the CDs may be available for playing or downloading from the WHUS Radio whus.org website at some time in the distant future. Here are the Playlists for each CD that Rockin' Russ converted from audio tape. The 1972 broadcast featured guest host Jerry Restelli with recordings by Connecticut artists. Links will be provided below for each file if and when they ever become available on the whus.org site.

                                     CD 1 (9:30pm to 10:15pm) 

   TITLE                                                          ARTIST (* indicates Connecticut artist) 

I Love My Baby

Neil Sedaka & The Tokens

Wheels

Joe Therrien & His Rockets*

Just Ask Your Heart

Frankie Avalon

Send Me Flowers

Six Teens

A Night With Daddy G

Church Street Five

Darla My Darlin'

Academics*

A String Around My Heart

Cleftones

Satisfied

Cashmeres

Do The Bird

Dee Dee Sharp

Comin' Home

Nutmegs*

Leroy

Jack Scott

Angel Face

Neons

Now That Summer Is Here

Vidells

He's Got The Power

Exciters

A Story Untold

Nutmegs*

                                      CD 2 (10:15pm to 11:00pm)

    TITLE                                                        ARTIST (* indicates Connecticut artist) 

Little Darlin'

Willows

Got The Feelin'

Fabian

Rudy's Rock

Bill Haley & The Comets

I Feel Good

Shirley & Lee

Shame, Shame, Shame

Smiley Lewis

It Happened Today

Skyliners

Come On Little Girl

Eddie Quinteros*

Danny Boy

Conway Twitty

Every Day Of The Week

Students

Tell Me Why

Norman Fox & The Rob Roys

Movin' With Max

Moonriders*

It Ain't Gonna' Be That Way

Marv Johnson

Rock Little Frances

Five Willows

Les Morrell talks about a 1971 Ancient Archives Club show with Ray Hardman on WNPR