Special Programming — Dave Skill Flashback Specials & Audio Features




Saturday, February 4
12:10-6:00 PM

“Beatles Spectacular”

WATD’s Dave Skill takes us on another one of his musical journeys across the big pond to Liverpool for six hours of music from the Beatles. Dave will have Beatles trivia, too. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! 

Saturday, March 18*
(*previously scheduled for the 25th)
12:10-3:00 PM

“Southern Soul”

A Musical Trip to the Cradle of American Music

We invite you to take a musical trip to the cradle of American Music…places like Memphis and Muscle Shoals…for the Sweet Sounds of Southern Soul Music…artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett… just to name a few.

and then from 3:00-6:00 PM:

“The British Invasion”

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War in 1775. And the British were back again in the mid-1960’s, when British musicians stormed the United States with a new sound that rocked our nation. You’ll hear all your favorite British Invasion songs, plus music trivia, too, exclusively on 95.9 WATD.

Saturday, April 22

12:10 PM -3:00 PM 

“The Wrecking Crew – Rock and Roll’s Best Kept Secret”

Have you ever heard of the musicians known as the “Wrecking Crew”? Well, it was the nickname for a group of studio and session musicians that played anonymously on many hit records during the 1960s and 1970’s. The musicians backed dozens of popular singers, and were one of the most successful groups of studio musicians in music history. You’ll also hear portions of Dave’s interview with Denny Tedesco, the son of legendary “Wrecking Crew” guitar player Tommy Tedesco.

 “Covering the Cover Versions” 

3:00 PM–6:00 PM 

In popular music, a cover version is a new performance or recording of a previously recorded, commercially released song by someone other than the original artist or composer. For example, the Beach Boys hit song “Sloop John B” is actually based on a folk song first made popular in the Bahamas in the 1930’s, and was recorded in 1950 by the folk group, The Weavers, under the title “The Wreck of the John B. And Dave Skill will be featuring cover songs like this and lots more. 

Monday, May 29

9:30 a.m – 2:00 PM

Memorial Day Special

“Welcome to Summer 2016 – ‘60’s Summer Oldies” 

Summer officially arrives on June 21st. But, for most of us, Memorial Day signals the “UNOFFICIAL” start of summer. And, to honor that tradition, you’re invited to join WATD’s Dave Skill on Memorial Day as Dave plays all your favorite summer songs from the 1960’s from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. Start the summer off on the right foot with WATD’s Dave Skill on Memorial Day, on 95.9 WATD.


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