Year-End Fund Drive: Thank You For Your Support

Your support of Tube City Community Media Inc. over the past two years has been outstanding. Thank you.

We have been helped by the G.C. Murphy Co. Foundation, the E.R. Crawford Trust, Finney Funeral Homes and many, many other people.

In the 12 months ending Nov. 30, 2017, we served 5,305 listeners. That's a 47 percent increase over the previous year.

If you use this service, and you can afford to make a donation, we would be grateful for a contribution.

We are an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charity.

Donations may be made by check or money order to Tube City Community Media Inc., P.O. Box 94, McKeesport 15134; or via PayPal at: http://www.tubecityonline.com/contact/

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Goffus Golden Oldies Christmas Holiday Programs Have Arrived

Santa Claus is here at least for the annual Goffus Golden Oldies Christmas Holiday Programs featuring all kinds of nifty tunes from the 50’s and 60’s with some bonus tracks and a splash of songs from our local Pittsburgh area artists.  From now through and including December 30, tune in to hear “the standards” along with some Christmas Holiday tracks that you don’t often hear on the “radio”.  Thank you for listening to Goffus Golden Oldies, a new show every Tuesday morning at 6:00 am, with Encore presentations of Tuesday’s Program Thursday evening at 7:00 pm and Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL.

Goffus Golden Oldies Christmas Holiday Programs

Santa Claus is on the way and so are the annual Goffus Golden Oldies Christmas Holiday Programs featuring all kinds of nifty tunes from the 50’s and 60’s with some bonus tracks and a splash of songs from our local Pittsburgh area artists.  The extravaganza starts during the last week of November after the Thanksgiving Holiday.  More later as Santa Claus gets closer.  Thank you for listening to Goffus Golden Oldies, a new show every Tuesday morning at 6:00 am, with Encore presentations of Tuesday’s Program  Thursday evening at 7:00 pm and Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm.

Smooth Relaxing and Easy Show #75 with Eric O'Brien

Wow! It’s unbelievable that my show has lasted this long. Of course, if you’re counting the way I am it seems a lot longer than it really has been – by the weeks, it’s 75; by months, just 17! This Friday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. is the 75 th program for Smooth, Relaxing and Easy. (It will re-air Monday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 31 at 8:00 a.m. I don’t have anything special planned for the program, but I want to thank those who listen on a regular basis. Doing this program really is not about an ego for me as much as it is providing the world with music that refreshes the soul. This format (at least one similar to it… I’d like to think of put my own spin on it) used to be prevalent on the FM dial. Unfortunately, younger listeners felt it was their parents’ music or associated it with riding an elevator or having a root canal, and eventually advertisers felt that it wasn’t hitting their target demos. I personally feel that instrumental music with the occasional vocal mixed in, is a perfect recipe for relaxation. In today’s society I think relaxation is more necessary than ever. On SRE I try to avoid politics and other stress-inducing topics and provide an aural escape for two hours each week. Our new shows premiere every Friday at 1 o’clock… just as you are about to wind down your work week. Our re-air on Monday at 6 o’clock in the evening provides solace after that start-of- the-work- week Monday feeling that you always get. And the Tuesday 8:00 a.m. re-air gives you that boost in case Tuesday is disguising itself is Monday.

I thank the board of WMCK.FM for giving me the outlet for SRE. It truly is a labor of love and an opportunity for me each week to do radio the way that I’ve always wanted to do it. Thank you to the listeners, whether regular or occasional, for tuning in and hopefully enjoying it. (And please don’t forget to join us on our Facebook page!)

https://www.facebook.com/SmoothRelaxingEasy/

Oh! Let me not forget more note of thanks to Warren Schroeger. Warren worked with the format in itsheyday and has shared some cuts of music, advice about the show, and even his voice! You hear Warren’s creative prowess with the sweepers four times an hour! I think without his sage advice, I might have given up!

Second Anniversary of WMCK.FM and Goffus Golden Oldies

Back on October 6, 2015, this producer/host was proud and honored to officially sign on WMCK.FM McKeesport’s very own Internet Radio Station.  As we celebrate our second anniversary, let’s return to October 6, 2015 and remember the very first program in the series of Goffus Golden Oldies Tuesday October 3 at 6:00 am with Encore presentations Thursday October 5 at 7:00 pm and Saturday October 7 at 3:00 pm. During the past two years, it has been my pleasure to present these programs for you.  My wish is that all of you continue to listen to the truly wonderful assorted programs on WMCK.FM, including Goffus Golden Oldies with your host/producer Doug Goffus.  Again, Thank You for listening.