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"Hot Rod Radio USA" with Wings Kallahan

Hot Rod Radio

It all started in 1963 when Wings Kalahan received a tape recorder (which he still has & still works) for Christmas. There was a kind of magic a person could perform with a recorded voice.  He made up radio skits with his friends and recorded them.  It was like old-time radio.  So Wings started a little entertainment business during high school in 1970.

He began his entertainment career as a disc jockey at parties, record hops and clubs.  A friend invited him to read the news at night on a local radio station.  At that time Wings’ full-time job was as an auto mechanic at a Mercedes-Benz dealership.  Automobiles were always a big part of his life, but fixing cars for a living was getting old.  He loved modifying, souping up, and drag racing old cars, primarily Chevrolets. Wings has built everything from a ’23 Ford T-bucket to a street wheelstanding 1963 Nova wagon. Wings was leaning more towards broadcasting for a living and fixing cars for fun.  He combined an automotive and broadcasting background to start the “Cruisin’ with Wings” disc-jockey road show. The year was 1977.  Quoting Wings “I noticed a real void of professionalism with announcers in the motorsports industry, and I felt I had something very unique to offer it.” Enter Kalahan Communications LTD.  Kalahan Communications provides a unique form of entertainment and promotion to the motorsport industry.  In addition to producing Hot Rod Radio USA®, Wings continues to announce at indoor automotive shows produced by Championship Auto Shows and outdoor automotive events produced by the National Street Rod Association.  Since 1977, the “Cruisin’ with Wings” show has provided this service to hundreds of motorsports venues from coast to coast.

Wings and his lovely wife Mary live in rural Wisconsin along with their collection of cars which include Chevrolets, Studebakers, 1948 REO truck, 1951 Henry J, and a ’32 Ford Highboy Roadster.  Wings Kalahan is a genuine hands-on car guy and innovative broadcaster.  At the SEMA Show in 2005, Wings was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame.

Hot Rod Radio USA® is not an automotive talk show. We’ll leave those shows to the other guys.  Hot Rod Radio USA® is an oldies/classic rock music program with a light automotive theme, geared to the musical tastes of the baby boomer generation. Wings’ love of music and hot rods is evident to all who listen to his selection of both the smash hits and obscure recordings from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.  If the lyrics don’t say “hot rod”, they will bring back memories of your own cruisin’ nights and hot rod days!  It’s motorhead music madness at its finest!  Between the music, Wings liberally sprinkles his own hilarious patter and sound effects reminiscent of the “superjocks” of yesteryear.

Tell a friend and join us every Saturday Morning from 11am to 1pm for Wings Kallahan and “Hot Rod Radio USA,” only on WISL Radio!

email Wings with your requests at wings@hotrodradio.com

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Sunday Polkas with Tom Kutza

“We are family, Polka Family…” These words are heard every Sunday at Noon on Tom Kutza’s Polka show. Sung by the Polka Family, one of Tom’s favorite Polka bands, this song describes exactly what he presents every weekend. Whether you like the classics like Jimmy Sturr, Eddie Blazonczyk and Larry Chesky or the new groups like The Boys, we’re all one big Polka Family, in that a good Polka can put a smile on your face and a dance in your step!

Tom’s been playing the polkas for over 50 years on WISL Radio and now the tradition continues right here at www.1480wisl.com. Join Tom for two hours of, fun, memories, great guests and of course Polkas… Every Sunday afternoon from 12 Noon to 2pm. Learn more about Tom’s career, CLICK HERE to check out Tom’s page in the WISL Hall of Fame!

Have a polka you’d like Tom to play, or a memory you’d like to share? Let him know! Email you request to polkas@1480wisl.com!

 

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2012 Anthracite Heritage Festival Shamokin

The Radio Anthracite gang was in Shamokin on Saturday, May 26th 2012 with their museum under a tent!  Each year Radio Anthracite participates in the Shamokin Anthracite Heritage Festival.  This year Radio Anthracite paid tribute to local legends “The Laurie Sisters”, The Victoria Theater, Eddie Costa as well as presenting the sounds and history of WISL radio.  Former WISL morning mayor, Tom Kutza was on hand to talk about the people and history of WISL and Shamokin.  The festival started at 10AM and lasted until 4PM.  It was hot under the tent.  Even our digital live link overheated.  Many people came out to see Tom and some of the old equipment and pictures from the station.  WISL alumni Dave Lennard, Dennis Edwards and Sherry Friedman (Daughter of Bernie Sax) also stopped by for the annual event.

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Weekend Schedule

WEEKEND PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

Midnight to 11:00 AM “The Greatest Hits of The 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s”

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM “Hot Rod Radio” with Wings Kalahan

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM “The Greatest Hits of The 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s”

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM “Greatest Hits USA with Rick Williams”

10:00 PM to Midnight “The Greatest Hits of The 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s”

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Midnight to 11:00 AM “The Greatest Hits of The 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s”

10:00 AM “Call to Worship”

10:30 AM “The Lutheran Hour”

11:00 AM “Catholic Perspectives”

11:30 AM “Billy Pearl for Today’s Army”

12:oo NOON to 2:00 PM “Sunday Polkas with Tom Kutza”

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM “Saving The 70’s with Mike Walker”

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM “The Greatest Hits of The 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s”

5:00PM to 9:00 PM “The Best of: L.A. Tarone’s Sunday Night Hall of Fame”

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM “The Doo-Wop Vault with Big D”

11:00 PM to Midnight “The Greatest Hits of The 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s”

Programming Schedule

WEEKDAYS ON WISL

David Weiss and "News That Matters"
David Weiss and “News That Matters”

“News That Matters with David Weiss” – Weekday Mornings at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30

Nelson Lauver - "The American Storyteller"
Nelson Lauver – “The American Storyteller”

“The American Storyteller Radio Journal” with Nelson Lauver – Weekday Mornings at 8:50

Pete Wambach
Pete Wambach

“This is Pennsylvania” with Pete Wambach – Weekday Mornings at 9:50

David Weiss - Host of "Take Two"
David Weiss – Host of “Take Two”

“Take Two” with David Weiss – Weekday Afternoons at 5:50

 

WEEKENDS ON WISL

HotRod-Radio

“Hot Rod Radio USA” with Wings Kallahan – Saturday Morning from 11am to 1pm

“Greatest Hits USA” with Rick Williams – Saturday Nights from 7pm to 11pm

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Sunday Polkas with Tom Kutza – Sunday Afternoons from 12 Noon to 2pm

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“Saving the 70’s” with Mike Walker – Sunday Afternoons from 2pm to 4pm

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The Best of L.A. Tarone’s Sunday Night Hall of Fame – Sunday Evenings from 5pm to 9pm

Big-D

“The Doo Wop Vault” with Big D – Sunday Nights from 9pm to 11pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2012 Anthracite Heritage Festival Shamokin

The Radio Anthracite gang was in Shamokin on Saturday, May 26th 2012 with their museum under a tent!  Each year Radio Anthracite participates in the Shamokin Anthracite Heritage Festival.  This year Radio Anthracite paid tribute to local legends “The Laurie Sisters”, The Victoria Theater, Eddie Costa as well as presenting the sounds and history of WISL radio.  Former WISL morning mayor, Tom Kutza was on hand to talk about the people and history of WISL and Shamokin.  The festival started at 10AM and lasted until 4PM.  It was hot under the tent.  Even our digital live link overheated.  Many people came out to see Tom and some of the old equipment and pictures from the station.  WISL alumni Dave Lennard, Dennis Edwards and Sherry Friedman (Daughter of Bernie Sax) also stopped by for the annual event.

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Contact Us

Mail:

Radio Anthracite
128 Merion Ave
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
 

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(610) 941-4728

 

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8 thoughts on “Contact Us”

  1. Hi, found your station on loudcaster and enjoying it. I am on loudcaster as well. I tried to send you an email but there doesn’t appear to be one that I could find. Could you shoot me an email? I’d like to ask ya something. Thanks!

  2. tom, i never met you, but it nice to see a polka show back on the air. welcome back. i did a polka weekend show on wbax wpts ward and warm for alot of years. i retired in 2009. ill try and listnen on sundays.. happy music is polka music..best of luck tom..sam liguori forty fort,pa.

  3. Love the site and the stream. Was the last engineer of WNAK before it was changed.

    One thing, why do you K-Tel the songs? Let ’em play to the end!

    Best Regards,
    Don

  4. Love the web site. Spoke recently with the Morning Mayor, and he turned me on to the site. I grew up listening to WISL, and I ended up working there briefly in 1985-86 as the news director. Good times, a really fun gang to work with, and great memories.

  5. Great to hear you on line preserving one of my favorite radio stations that I listened to when I was growing up. I fondly remember the studios as I would visit on week ends when I could. Then I was listening to you & living in Lykens. Now I’ll listen to you in in FL.

    I worked at several stations in PA unfortunately never at WISL.

  6. Hey, great to hear you are preserving the great sounds of the 50’s. Love the Doo Wop Vault, I collect this music and your host does a great job.just wish you can play it more and earlier. Keep up the great work and bringing me back to the music I grew up with.

  7. Great work on the Polka show! I grew up listening to Sunday noon time and afternoon polka radio programs when I lived in Lykens.

    There are plenty of music varieties on the air in Palm Coast, FL, but no Polkas. My wife & I listen nearly every Sunday.

    Thanks.

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