Back in the early part of September, I was asked to write a review of The Beatles Stereo Remasters (Boxed Set) for The Patriot - the official campus newspaper of the University of the Cumberlands. I was glad to comply. So, just in case you absolutely have to read one more critique of the new CDs, my review is available online at "Getting Better: The Beatles Stereo Remasters." Thanks to everyone at The Patriot for publishing this review and posting it on their website!
WCCR officially launched its fall schedule on September 8th. "Strictly the Sixties" is on the air twice a week - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until noon (EST). I'm looking forward to the new season and the opportunity to play some of the recently remastered Beatles music in both mono and stereo. The Beatles are back on top in a lot of ways; of course, every day is Beatles Day on "Strictly the Sixties." Turn on, tune in, Get Back!
Hi. Welcome to my blog. My name is Keith Semmel and I host a weekly (sometimes twice-weekly) radio show called "Strictly the Sixties" on WCCR, 94.5 FM, the radio station of the University of the Cumberlands. This goofy little show has become a very important part of my life. I thought I knew a lot about the music of the 1960s when I started the program five years ago, but I have learned a lot! Every few weeks I discover another great "lost" band or under appreciated album that I missed the first time around. Yes, I'm that old! And that's the real reason for starting this blog; I want to share some of my discoveries with you and invite you to do the same. I hope this will be a forum for sharing comments and questions about all kinds of sixties music: pop, rock, soul, country, psychedelic, folk, progressive, instrumental, garage, surf, reggae, bubble-gum and everything in between. Beginners as well as "seasoned veterans" are welcome to comment here. If you love the music of the 1960s and enjoy talking about it with other fans, I hope you will find this a fun and informative blog. Thanks for reading!
I am a professor of Communication Arts at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. I teach a variety of classes including: Introduction to Mass Media, Radio Broadcasting, and Film History. I also serve as the General Manager for our campus radio station, WCCR.