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It's silly song Sunday here on Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site! Join us as we look back on some of those silly songs from way back when. Novelty songs that in many cases were hits. Such songs as "Monster Mash", "Beep Beep", "Camp Granada", and "Purple People Eater" along with many more, are recalled as being catchy tunes that made us laugh at the same time. We look at this genre of music and how it was once quite popular but really is not around anymore. In the fun-filled days of the 50s and 60s (and actually before that!) no one was afraid to satirize things in daily life, everyone had fun listening to those tunes. But today, sadly, the creative freedom that once was has been hidden away in our politically correct times. However, we have a great treasury of these classic songs to enjoy to this day. Next, we salute our affiliated station KPRI in Pala, California. They have adopted the KPRI call sign as of earlier this year, and those historic call letters bring us to the fascinating topic of early FM Radio. We recall what early FM was, and how it changed the landscape of radio listeners, coinciding with the early years of the high fidelity craze in the 1950s. With the advent of FM radio you could listen to whole sides of albums, and unique music that normally would not be heard on AM radio. It was a fascinating time when FM was developing and we look back to those early days. Finally we remember former CBS Radio Newsman Reid Collins, who passed away on April 19, 2018. Mr. Collins' work on CBS Radio spanned most of the era of the 1960s and 70s. He was heard on the hourly news as well as covering many of the space shots of the era. Later, he worked for CNN as a newscaster and covering many of the historic events of the 80s and 90s. The passing of Reid Collins marks the end of an era in radio journalism. Our Retro-Commercials are for Toastettes Toaster pastries from 1968, and for the 1970 Chrysler, the third in a musical series of commercials from that year. Click here to listen: https://bit.ly/2SL0B9s