1982.
It was the year I came back to WAAL...for the 2nd time!
My first tour of duty was 1978 to 1980.

I remember the day I returned.
It was Memorial Day 1982 and I was the only one in the radio station.
That made me a bit nervous, because if I had questions or problems, there would be no one around to help me!

Back then, we used turntables and albums to play music.
No computers anywhere in sight.
Amazing how times have changed!

Musically, it was a good year for Rock.
Here are some of my favorite picks from 1982.
What are some of yours?

Favorite Rock Songs From 1982

  • 1. Van Halen - Pretty Woman

    The Best of Both Worlds
  • 2. The Scorpions - No One LIke You

    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions
  • 3. Rainbow - Stone Cold

    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rainbow
  • 4. Joan Jett - I Love Rock-n-Roll

    I Love Rock 'N Roll (Remastered)
  • 5. Asia - Heat Of The Moment

    Asia
  • 6. .38 Special - Caught Up In You

    Anthology
  • 7. Aldo Nova - Fantasy

    The Best of Aldo Nova
  • 8. John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack & Diane

    Words & Music - John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits
  • 9. Rush - New World Man

    Chronicles (Remastered)
  • 10. Loverboy - Working For The Weekend

    Get Lucky (Remastered)