2010 “CD Showcase” – Holiday


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By early November 2010, I was receiving numerous queries from people asking if I’d host another holiday show [1st was 12/24/2009, noted in the 2009 “CD Showcase” page]. So, I called my contact at the station to see if it was possible; it was. For the 2nd straight year, I hosted a show on Christmas Eve afternoon & had an absolute blast.



LYNN G (2nd grade Washington elementary school) … Elgin IL:
“Great to hear your voice again this year.”

“Just woke up – its 8am here on the 25th so MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!”

LAUREL K (Route 66) … Afton/Tulsa OK:
“Lots of great Christmas music, some of which I haven’t heard for many years. I think you’re a fantastic DJ.”
“I’m listening to my friend Cort Stevens’ radio show, online at wrmn1410.com. Lots of great Christmas music. Very retro stuff.”

TIFFANY V (college) … Milwaukee WI:
“Good to hear your voice again—and on the radio! Woo-hoo! Great show Cort! Thanks for getting me in the holiday spirit!”

JEANNE D … W Dundee IL:
“Thanks especially for the Chipmunks and for What Are You Doing New Year’s. Two holiday favorites I hadn’t heard yet this year.”

MICHELLE S (high school) … Elgin IL:
“You are doing an awesome job! We just opened gifts with our family to your show and now listening in the car on the way to another family party. Thanks!”

PAT B … Speedway IN:
“Merry Christmas from all your friends on the American Road forum!”

JOY J (sister) … IL:
” ‘Mommy, Uncle Cort!’ says your nephew! ”

JOHN H (NMCOA) … Greensburg PA:
“If you haven’t had a chance in the past to listen to Cort’s show……. try it! He does a great job with a great mix of music. It is a shame that he needs to pay them to get on the air.”

DENNIS & KAY C (NMCOA) … Kenosha WI:
“We are again enjoying your Christmas music show this year.”

JAKE G (FGMCC) … Graham WA:
“Your friend Kelly was in Jefferson TX. That is 11 miles from where I grew up. Small world. You are pretty good at this radio thing, why not full-time?”

MIKE B (Elgin City League softball) … IL:
“Sounds awesome! Getting me in the spirit! We gotta get you a full time gig.”

DON & PHYLLIS MICHAELSEN (former Elginites) … Forest City OH:
“You are a great DJ. We love the oldies you are playing! Keep it up!”

BETTY R … Plato Center IL:
“I am so enjoying your broadcast.”

CHRIS D (Route 66) … Kingman AZ:
“Awesome show! So many cool tunes new to me!”

“We are enjoying the music.”

DAVE W (NYMCC) … western NY:
“I got it on and will be playing it while I get things ready for my family to come here tonight.”

JOHN & DEE H (MCSS) … Uncasville CT:
“You sound great! Wow, I heard you mention Derek and Janie! What a cool present!”

KELLY & JANA H (ECML) … Terrell TX:
“Great show my friend!”

ROBERT P (college professor) … Fort Wayne/N Manchester IN:
“Got to hear a bit of your show today–great job! Enjoyed very much just hearing your voice again!”

HARRY … Rochester NH:
“Can’t wait to listen next year!!!”


  • ABBEY C (MC mailing list) … Fort Hood TX
  • ANN G … McHenry IL
  • ASHLEY M (Cheers&Gears) … Anderson SC
  • BRENDA M (cousin) … Carpentersville IL
  • CHIP K (Cheers&Gears) … New Baltimore MI
  • CHO CHO M (co-worker) … IL
  • CRYSTAL B (co-worker) … Schaumburg IL
  • DAVE W … IL (WRMN’s “Dave & Dave Show”, Monday nights, 6p-7p CENTRAL)
  • DENNY G … Cincinnati OH
  • DEREK & JANIE A (FGMCC / 2nd gen Yahoo / MCSS / IL MCs / etc.) … Clinton IL
  • FRANK O (MCSS / N M C O A) … Dunstable MA
  • HOLLY H (co-worker) … Elgin IL
  • JEN M (cousin) … Manheim PA
  • JOE L (Route 66) … Nashville TN
  • JULIANNE (cousin) & AUNT SALLY & others … Atascadero CA
  • JUSTIN & KATRINA I (ACHA) … Arlington VA
  • KEN & LIZ K (MCSS) … Tallahassee FL
  • KEVIN L (MCSS) … Pine Beach NJ
  • MARC K … Washington PA
  • MICHAEL B (MCML) … Oklahoma City OK
  • PHYLLIS T … Elgin IL
  • RANDY & TAMI W (MCSS) … Shelbina MO
  • ROSIE C (MI MCs) … Royal Oak MI
  • SCOTT B … Shelby Township MI
  • STEVE & CATHY S (CHD) … Sandwich IL
  • STEVE & MISSY (ChevyTalk) … near Youngstown OH/PA line
  • TAMMY W (college) … Wabash IN

12/24/2010 PLAYLIST

12:30p-1p US central

{…WRMN’s “tradio christmas” PROMO}
{“…even if the whole world has forgotten, a song remembers when” (Trisha Yearwood) …”live from WRMN’s Monte Carlo Studios in down Elgin…” show OPENING}
{“…bringing to life more of your forgotten favorites…” (Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life”) SEGUE}
JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS … christmas is coming
CHARLEY PRIDE … let it snow
{…”politically correct” WRMN Dave & Dave Show PROMO}
JERRY REED … christmas time’s a coming [“She Got the Goldmine”; “East Bound & Down”; etc.]
RONNIE MILSAP … it’s christmas
{“…putting the wheels under your forgotten favorites…” (Restless Heart’s “Wheels”) SEGUE}
KEITH WHITLEY … a christmas letter
HANDEL’S MESSIAH … for unto us a child is born
{“…the airwaves’ nostalgic highway…” (John Mayer’s “Route 66”) SEGUE}
MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR … hark! the herald angels sing

1p-2p US central

STATLER BROTHERS … christmas country style [“Don’t Wait On Me”…new version after lights on at Chicago’s Wrigley Field]
{…”why haven’t i heard from you” (Reba McEntire) + “home of the Radio Shopping Show, WRMN 1410 AM Elgin” SEGUE}
NAT KING COLE … o come all ye faithful
{…”moving on up” WRMN Dave & Dave Show PROMO}
JUICE NEWTON … christmas needs love to be christmas [“Queen Of Hearts”; “The Sweetest Thing”; etc.]
HARRY BELAFONTE … mary’s boy child
{“…hits from summer and other seasons” (Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69”) SEGUE}
WILD ROSE … star of bethlehem
ANNE MURRAY … go tell it on the mountain [“A Little Good News; etc.]
{“…laughter and good songs” (Rascall Flatt’s “Life Is A Highway”) SEGUE}
VONDA SHEPARD … this christmas [FOX TV’s “Ally McBeal”]
OAK RIDGE BOYS … the most inconvenient christmas [REQUESTED BY JEN M, Manheim PA]
{“…offers a wide variety of forgotten favorites” (George Jones’ “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”) SEGUE}
DEAN MARTIN … baby, it’s cold outside [REQUESTED BY DAVE W, of WRMN’s “Dave & Dave Show”]
GATLINS … little drummer boy [“All The Gold In CA”; etc.]
{“…wide variety of songs, country and otherwise” (Rod Stewart’s “Broken Arrow”) SEGUE}
JIMMY DEAN … it came upon a midnight clear
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS … all i want for christmas (is my 2 front teeth)
{“…you shouldn’t have to wait for your favorites, country and otherwise” (Statler Brothers’ “Don’t Wait On Me”) SEGUE}
MERLE HAGGARD … goin’ home for christmas [“If We Make It Through December”; etc.]
BING CROSBY … it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas
{“…Diving into more of your favorite hits … country & otherwise…” (Stephen Curtis Chapman’s “Dive”) SEGUE}

2p-3p US central

{…”a song remembers when” OPENING}
JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS … 12 days of christmas [REQUESTED BY DEREK & JANIE A, Clinton IL]
{…”Wheels” SEGUE}
LOUISE MANDRELL & RC BANNON … christmas is just a song for us this year
SYLVIA … reflections [“Nobody”; etc.]
{…”rt 66″ SEGUE}
DEBORAH ALLEN … rockin’ little christmas [“Baby I Lied”; etc.]
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA … christmas eve/sarajevo
{…WRMN’s “Tradio” Christmas PROMO}
GEORGE STRAIT … when it’s christmastime in texas
FRANKIE VALLI & THE 4 SEASONS … i saw mommy kissing santa claus
{…”summer” SEGUE}
THE McCARTERS … a baby just like you
LACY J DALTON … silver bells [“Black Coffee”; etc.]
{…”broken arrow” SEGUE}
COLLIN RAYE … what if jesus came back like that? [debuted on the country charts 11/25/1995]
{…”useless information” + “good holiday music” WRMN Dave & Dave Show PROMO}
KENNY ROGERS … christmas is my favorite time of year [“The Gambler”; etc.]
ELVIS PRESLEY … blue christmas [REQUESTED BY JULIANNE, cousin, CA]
{…”politically correct” D&D PROMO}
TANYA TUCKER … what child is this? [“What’s Your Mama’s Name?”; “Lizzie & The Rainman”; “San Antonio Stroll”; etc.]

3p-4p US central

JANE KRAKOWSKI … run rudolph run [FOX TV’s “Ally McBeal”]
{…”Life is a Highway” SEGUE}
JOHNNY CASH … i heard the bells on christmas day [“Ring Of Fire”; “One Piece At A Time”; etc.]
BURL IVES … holly jolly christmas [REQUESTED BY ANN G, McHenry IL]
{…”Fill Shoes” SEGUE}
GENE AUTRY … here comes santa claus
JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS … little saint nick
{…”Don’t Wait” SEGUE}
ALABAMA … christmas in dixie
DOLLY PARTON … hard candy christmas [REQUESTED BY ROSIE C, Royal Oak MI]
{…”Bring To Life” SEGUE}
THE JUDDS … who is this babe
COMMODORES … do you hear what i hear? [REQUESTED BY TAMMY W, Wabash IN]
{…”Dive” SEGUE}
AIR SUPPLY … winter wonderland
THE CHIPMUNKS … the chipmunk song
{…”useless info” D&D PROMO}
THURL RAVENSCROFT … you’re a mean one, mr grinch
BOBBY HELMS … jingle bell rock
{…”rt 66″ SEGUE}
JOSE FELICIANO … feliz navidad
WILLIE NELSON … pretty paper [“On The Road Again”; etc.]
{…”Wheels” SEGUE}
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA HANDBELLS … here we come a wassailing

4p-5p US central

GARTH BROOKS … silent night [REQUESTED BY CATHY & STEVE W, Sandwich IL, in memory of their son JASON; also dedication to others]
{…”Fill Shoes” SEGUE}
ED BRUCE … christmas started with a child
ANNE MURRAY … sweet little jesus boy [REQUESTED BY BETTY, Plato Center IL]
{…”Life is a Highway” SEGUE}
JOHN BERRY … o come, o come emmanuel
BRENDA LEE … rockin’ around the christmas tree
{…”Why Haven’t I Heard From You?” SEGUE}
SUZY BOGGUSS … i’ll be home for christmas
THE HARRY SIMEONE CHORALE … little drummer boy
{…”Dive in” SEGUE}
JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS … we wish you a merry christmas
BARRY GORDON … nuttin’ for christmas
{…”rt 66″ SEGUE}
GENE AUTRY … frosty the snowman
ELMO’n’PATSY … grandma got run over by a reindeer
{…”Summer” SEGUE}
JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS … the christmas wish
{…”Wheels” SEGUE}
{…”WRMN Tradio” PROMO}
{…”Don’t Wait” SEGUE}
THE JACKSON 5 … up on the housetop
DON McLEAN … rudolph the red-nosed reindeer [FOR MY NEPHEW]
{…misc SEGUES}
VONDA SHEPARD … what are you doing new year’s eve?