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Walkinat9

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A great way and better chance to hear Karen & Richard on the radio is to rush back in time and listen to the original 1970s radioshows. Maybe many of you have been doing that as well already. I find myself enjoying those old programs a lot in these lockdown times, mostly British, Dutch and American ones. And there's loads and loads of them on Mixcloud.com

Been hoping to find a KFRC show from the late 1970s with K&R's jingle in it...no luck so far, but plenty of other stuff. Great to hear their music among their contempararies this way and get surprised by their song unexpectedly by listening from start to finish...

...like on this show from the US:
KRLA August 10, 1971 (Russ O'Hara)

Or this one from the UK:
Capital Radio Dec. 28, 1973 (Kenny Everett)

Luckily you can search for shows (don't forget to use the "tag button" as well and then keep scrolling down...and down...and down...). Who knows what you might find :)
 

GDB2LV

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T.J.Lubinsky interviews Richard during the pledge breaks about the R.P.O. album. He calls it a concept album, Richard agrees. Richard says it’s the finest Carpenters album ever made. It’s one of the gifts if you donate this time. Nothing else new.
 

tomswift2002

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T.J.Lubinsky interviews Richard during the pledge breaks about the R.P.O. album. He calls it a concept album, Richard agrees. Richard says it’s the finest Carpenters album ever made. It’s one of the gifts if you donate this time. Nothing else new.
Which version is it? The one with postman or without?
 

GDB2LV

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Without. 3 short interviews with Richard during the pledge breaks. I don’t think he will be doing much more in the way of vocals again. If you listen to him on the show from 2015 to now, you’ll hear the difference in his voice when he talks. Just a feeling, and sad if that’s it. Hope I’m wrong. He can still do other things like a second RPO, or eventually release buried treasures we all want to hear own and hear.
 

tomswift2002

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Without. 3 short interviews with Richard during the pledge breaks. I don’t think he will be doing much more in the way of vocals again. If you listen to him on the show from 2015 to now, you’ll hear the difference in his voice when he talks. Just a feeling, and sad if that’s it. Hope I’m wrong. He can still do other things like a second RPO, or eventually release buried treasures we all want to hear own and hear.
In 2015 I remember them using footage of a Richard from the 90’s. The most recent interview with Richard that I remember is the 2013 Como DVD and you could hear how dried out his vocal cords were from smoking.
 

GDB2LV

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Yes. That’s most likely the source. I don’t know if he still smokes, but that would definitely be a reason why his voice is rough or raspy sounding, plus his age. Maybe he gave them up by now?
 
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