Pillow Talk with Alan Almond on 100.3 WNIC (HORIZONS #58)

In Detroit MI in the 80s and 90s, there were two voices of night time radio: the Electrifying Mojo and Alan Almond. Alan ran from 8pm to Midnight with his Pillow Talk on WNIC, and the Electrifying Mojo ran from 12am onward with his Midnight Funk Association on WJLB.

Both men are equally responsible for Christopher Wind being the broadcaster he is today.

Alan was an enigma--he was famously never photographed. But his voice, rich and tobacco-deepened, was known across the metro area. He was the voice of the night time, the voice of us all.

Tonight Christopher dons a "Halloween costume," a persona of his spiritual father Alan Almond, without whose passing in 2015, HORIZONS would not exist. His voice, as best he can imitate it, will be Alan's; the words he speaks will be about 65% culled from things Alan has said; the commercials are all period-specific to the Detroit area, and the selections are songs you would have likely heard on Pillow Talk in '86.

Tonight from 10pm to Midnight, journey with us as BFF.FM in 2016 becomes WNIC in 1986. Pillow Talk

Playlist

  1. Angela (Theme from Taxi) by Bob James on Touchdown (Tappan Zee)
  2. Missing You by Diana Ross on Swept Away (RCA Records)
  3. Lady by Kenny Rogers on Country Classics (-)
  4. You Are My Lady by Freddie Jackson on Rock Me Tonight (Capitol)
  5. Jean by Oliver on Good Morning Starshine (Crewe Records)
  6. Caught Up in the Rapture by Anita Baker on Rapture (Elektra)
  7. Vincent by Don McLean on American Pie (UA)
  8. If Only for One Night by Luther Vandross on Love, Luther (-)
  9. Separate Lives by Phil Collins on White Nights (-)
  10. On My Own by Patti LaBelle on Winner In You (MCA)
  11. Every Time You Go Away by Paul Young on The Secret of Association (Columbia)
  12. Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg on Portrait (Epic)
  13. Break
  14. You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker on I Can Stand a Little Rain (-)
  15. The Last Time I Made Love by Joyce Kennedy on single (-)
  16. Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott on Shake You Down (Columbia)
  17. Variations on the Kanon by George Winston on December (Windham Hill)
  18. All I Know by Art Garfunkle on Angel Clare (Columbia)
  19. Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt with Aaron Neville on Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like a Wind (Elektra)
  20. Somewhere by Barbara Streisand on The Broadway Album (Capitol)
  21. Almost Paradise by Mike Reno & Ann Wilson on Footloose Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (-)
  22. Secret Lovers by Atlantic Starr on As the Band Turns (A&M)
  23. Into the Night by Benny Madones on Never Run, Never Hide (Polydor)
  24. Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You by Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack on Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack (Atlantic)
  25. Summer Madness by Kool & the Gang on Light of Worlds (Delight Recorded Sound)