WTTS Remembers

Join us for WTTS Remembers as we pay tribute to those artists we lost in 2020. Listen on Sunday, December 27, at 11 AM and 11 PM, and on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at noon.

WTTS Remembers is presented by McFarling Foods and supported by Brother’s Floor Covering. Listen by using your smart speakers, the WTTS Mobile app, or, as always, on 92.3 FM.

Special Programs On New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve, we looked back at the music of 2018. Throughout the day, WTTS Remembered the legends we lost this year. Then at 5pm, Laura Duncan counted down the Top 20 WTTS Songs of 2018.

Here are the top 20 songs of 2018

1. Foster The People – “Sit Next To Me”
2. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – “You Worry Me”
3. Lovelytheband – “Broken”
4. Vance Joy – “Saturday Sun”
5. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
6. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – “A Little Honey”
7. Revivalists – “All My Friends”
8. Death Cab For Cutie – “Gold Rush”
9. Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
10. The Record Company – “Life To Fix”
11. John Mayer – “New Light”
12. Florence & The Machine – “Hunger”
13. Mumford & Sons – “Guiding Light”
14. Rayland Baxter – “Casanova”
15. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Keep A Little Soul”
16. Decemberists – “Sucker’s Prayer”
17. Portugal The Man – “Tidal Wave”
18. Hozier – “Nina Cried Power”
19. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – “Hey Mama”
20. Leon Bridges – “Bad Bad News”

Here is the list of artists we paid tribute to on WTTS Remembers in 2018

Aretha Franklin
Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane)
Dennis Edwards (The Temptations)
Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries)
Yvonne Staples (The Staple Singers)
Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)
Richard Swift

WTTS Remembers production support provided by:

Alex Bailey, Alex Lester, Christine Brackenhoff and Laura Duncan.

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Nothing evokes passion and emotion like music, especially music that has been a part of the soundtrack of our lives. These songs that we love from our favorite artists are like snapshots in our family photo album. Each one provides clues to our history, our tragedies, our triumphs and our loves. Music bonds us as a community. And when one of the contributors to our life’s soundtrack dies, we lose a piece of ourselves, a friend who has been “through it all” with us. The heartbreak is shared and the feeling of our own mortality is real. This past year as we have experienced the loss of many in our musical family, I feel strengthened by our shared grief and expression of gratitude. I ask to find comfort together in the music they created for us and remember those times in our lives punctuated in song.

Here’s to a brand new year, brand new music and brand new memories.

Laura Duncan

David Bowie

Glenn Frey / s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane

Earth, Wind & Fire performing at Bonnaroo 2015

George Martin with The Beatles

Merle Haggard / Ga Fullner / Shutterstock.com

Florence Henderson / Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Florence Henderson singing the National Anthem courtesy of I.M.S.

Joey & Rory Feek / s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Gene Wilder / s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Lemmy / yakub88 / Shutterstock.com

Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher / Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com


Leonard Cohen / Route66 / Shutterstock.com

Leon Russell / Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com

Sharon Jones / Sergei Bachlakov / Shutterstock.com

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

George Michael / Slavko Sereda / Shutterstock.com


WTTS Remembers

Produced by:

Jim Ritter

Jake Kuebler

McKenzie McCarthy

Source content provided by:

Inside Entertainment

Soundbreaking from PBS

Roxy Bar TV

Radio Béton

The Wrecking Crew Channel

Daptone Records

Leonard, an Adrienne Clarkson Documentary

Fox News Radio

The Oprah Winfrey Show

The I.M.S. Radio Network