The original caption for this picture read: Disc jockey Dick Clark, at podium at upper left, is surrounded by teen-age fans on his nationally televised dance show "American Bandstand" in Philadelphia, Pa. on June 30, 1958. Clark, the show's 28-year-old host, plays rock and roll records during the show that features dancing. (Associated Press)

I Remember That! Ep 14

Alrighty, guys, gals & pals, it’s time to switch that radio dial over to Balcony Radio. This week we’ve got the sweetest sounds that flipped your grandparent’s wigs. Kick off your loafers and hop on your socks to I Remember That Ep. 14, the oldies show that is too hip to quit, too hot to […]

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High Tea w/ The Beatles Ep 14 – The White Album Demos etal.

1968 was interesting time in Beatlemania. After breaking popular culture with Sgt. Pepper, they had to do something . . . So, they chose to fuck off to India and write 8 million songs in a month. In episode 14 of High Tea with the Beatles, we spin all the best demos and album tracks […]

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101 Series Lesson 132 – Teen Idols

Back in the 50s and 60s, everyone (especially¬†teenage girls) looked forward to the Saturday night sock hop. It’s where you could meet your local DJ, drink bad punch, makeout under the bleachers in the gym and listen to your favorite star lip-sync to their latest scratchy record. For Lesson 132 of the 101 Series we […]

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Have The Rolling Stones Killed Ep 14 – Stones in the 80s

A lot of things happened in the 80s. Pants got tighter. Hair got sturdier. The music got synth-ier. Unfortunately, all of these things happened to the Rolling Stones. In episode 14 of Have the Rolling Stones Killed, we look back at the pastel and mega-tour years of the 1980s. Unlike some other acts, a jacket […]

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101 Series Lesson 131 – Bands From Philly

Philadelphia is famous for a few things: a shitty bell, a fictional fighter, the worst sports fans on earth, heart-attack inducing cuisine . . . oh, and some of the best goddamn music produced in America. In Lesson 131 of the 101 Series, we get learnt on rock, pop, hip hop and soul from two […]

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Gimme Back My Song Ep 14 – Pop Favourites

Once you write a song, it doesn’t belong to you anymore. The Universe takes ownership. Sorry. On the bright side, The Universe lends songs out freely. And, you know what, some cover songs are freakin’ great. In this, episode 14 of Gimme Back My Song, we play the two dozen cover songs you’ll want to […]

Microphone on stage closeup on a blurred background.

101 Series Lesson 130 – Stand-Up Room Only, Vol. 4

At Balcony Radio there is one thing you can say for certain: we remember laughter. One of the greatest inventions of the 20th century was the comedy album. For Lesson 130 of the 101 Series we put away the guitars and drums and pic up the water bottle and the scribbly notebook. It’s comedy night […]

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From The Board Ep 14 – “Live” in the 90s

You bought the ticket. You paid for the surcharge. But then you remembered that it’s better to stay home. In Episode 14 of From the Board, our testament to the ‘live’ album, we save you the cost of parking and bring the music to you. For this installment, we focus on all the flannel shirt […]

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Found Gems Ep 14

Every star has hits, but they also miss. A lot. You have to fill the album out–and you’re not going to write a dozen bangers, no matter who you are. In our show Found Gems episode 13, we pay tribute to the best obscurities in your favorite artists’ playlists. Give some love to the tunes […]

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Embryonic Ep 14

It’s time to go back to before the egg. When a great idea is just a spark in the back of someone’s mind. We can’t answer the “which came first” question but we can listen to about 2 dozen sparks to find an answer. For episode 14 of Embryonic, we listen to early musical sculpturing […]