Ronnie's Radio Page

Ronnie Allen hosts one or more radio shows each week exclusively for this Jersey Girls Sing! website.

Each show is one hour in length, features interviews and music and is broadcast several times (air times vary) on WNJC-1360AM in Washington Township, NJ (near Philadelphia) and simulcast on the World Wide Web.

On each show Ronnie talks by phone or face-to-face with one or more of the most popular recording artists of the "oldies era."

Every show is archived permanently on this page before premiering the following week on the radio station.

Ronnie welcomes your feedback and suggestions for future shows. You can write to him at


Following is a list of Ronnie's archived shows.

Placing your mouse pointer over a show's title will highlight it and will also provide you with a brief message describing its contents.

To LISTEN to a show, simply click on its title.

Nov 21, 2007 (The Paris Sisters) This show, to me, is as poignant as any that I have ever done. The Paris Sisters are three lovely ladies with heavenly voices whose soft beautiful recordings have touched hearts around the world for close to 50 years. Their legacy is so much more than merely their best known hits: the top ten smash "I Love How You Love Me," "He Knows I Love Him Too Much" and "Be My Boy." It's hard to believe that the three sisters were dancers before they were singers. With my heartfelt appreciation to Albeth and Sherrell for their kindness, I dedicate this show to the loving memory of Priscilla Paris.
Sisters Albeth and Sherrell participated in this show.

Nov 21, 2007 (Frankie Ford and Jay Siegel) Frankie's immensely popular water travel hit "Sea Cruise" is one of the most memorable oldies of the late 50s: it's a quintessential example of the New Orleans sound and, according to him, it's on 220 compilation albums; he played himself (supposedly recording his hit) in the 1978 Alan Freed biopic "American Hot Wax." Jay sang lead on all of the Tokens' hit recordings, including the chart-topping "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" which, according to him, hit #1 in 36 different countries; over the years his group has worn many hats as recording artists, producers, songwriters, publishers and commercial jingle singers.
Jay has been the lead singer of the Tokens for nearly 50 years.

Nov 15, 2007 (Ginny Wright and Jim Ed Brown) The spotlight shines on two fabulous country music performers. Ginny, a country star of the early 50s, had a smash hit duet with Jim Reeves called "I Love You," his first-ever duet hit with anybody; she was a member of the Louisiana Hayride and did shows with many country music greats; she starred on the show in which an up-and-coming singer named Elvis Presley made his first appearance. Jim Ed Brown was the lead singer of the Browns, who had pop and country hits with "The Three Bells" (#1 on both charts), "Scarlet Ribbons" and "The Old Lamplighter"; he also had a very successful career as a solo singer and as a duet artist with Helen Cornelius.
Jim Ed's group, the Browns, consisted of himself and his two sisters, Maxine and Bonnie.

Nov 15, 2007 (Sonny Curtis) Sonny wrote and sang the legendary "Mary Tyler Moore Show" theme called "Love Is All Around." He also wrote the Everly Brothers' "Walk Right Back" and the Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law" and several other hits, more than I can say here. (Oh yes, he wrote THAT one too!) He also has played guitar as a member of the Crickets. This soft-spoken gentleman is truly a gentle man who has accomplished quite a lot!

Nov 12, 2007 (Bobby Vee) Bobby's #1 record "Take Good Care Of My Baby" and #2 record "Run To Him" were but two of his 14 national Top 40 and 38 Hot 100 hits. His stories about the biggest ones are fascinating and sometimes humorous. These days he is one of rock and roll's most active performers.

Nov 8, 2007 (The Chordettes) The legendary Chordettes, famous for their incredible barbershop harmony, had hits with the chart-topping "Mr. Sandman," "Lollipop" and many others. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame in 2001. Words can hardly describe their wonderful sound. Their music is timeless and this interview show was fun on so many levels.
Chordettes appearing on the show are Lynn Evans and Margie Needham.

Nov 1, 2007 (Billy Joe Royal and Jimmy Clanton) Billy Joe sang the hits "Down In The Boondocks" and "I Knew You When" and later became a very successful country singer. Jimmy sang the hits "Just A Dream" and "Venus In Blue Jeans" and starred as "Johnny Melody" in the Alan Freed motion picture called "Go, Johnny, Go."

Oct 24, 2007 (Dickey Lee and The Chad Mitchell Trio) Dickey had pop hits with "Patches" and a song about a girl with a sweater; he also has been a successful country singer and songwriter. The Chad Mitchell Trio were "slightly irreverent" and were one of the most popular folk groups of the 60s, masters of both the satircal and the serious; words cannot do them justice, they must be heard to be appreciated, and you can hear them here!
Trio members appearing on the show are Chad Mitchell and Mike Kobluk.

Oct 21, 2007 (Peggy King) "Pretty Perky Peggy King" was the girl singer on the wildly-successful "George Gobel Show" for three seasons (1954 through 1956) and recorded the legendary Hunt's Tomato Sauce radio jingle, just two of her many credits. This multi-talented singer-actress worked with many of the biggest recording and motion picture stars in the business. And, oh yes, she is a very funny lady!
Peggy was in the radio studio with Ronnie.

Oct 17, 2007 (Gary Lewis) Gary Lewis and the Playboys was the only recording act in the 60s to have its first seven releases each reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. The first of those was the #1 hit "This Diamond Ring." Like his legendary dad Jerry, he can be a wild and crazy guy, judging from this interview!

Oct 17, 2007 (Janie Grant and Paul Petersen) Janie had hits with "Triangle" (self-penned) and "That Greasy Kid Stuff." Paul, who played Jeff Stone on TV's "Donna Reed Show," had hits with "My Dad" and "She Can't Find Her Keys."

Oct 10, 2007 (Duane Eddy) Duane is the most successful rock and roll instrumentalist of all time. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994. "Twangin' Eddy"'s biggest successes were "Because They're Young" and "Rebel Rouser" two of 29 charted hits in the U.S.

Oct 3, 2007 (Charlie Gracie and Ron Dante) Here's two more chart-topping acts! Charlie, a rockabilly pioneer, hit #1 with "Butterfly." Ron, as lead singer of the Archies, hit #1 with "Sugar, Sugar."
Ron Dante was the anonymous lead singer of the Archies, all the anonymous singers in the Cuff Links and also one third of the Detergents.

Sep 26, 2007 (Ronnie Dove and Kathy Young) Ronnie had 11 top 40 hits, including "Right Or Wrong" and "One Kiss For Old Time's Sake." Kathy's hit "A Thousand Stars" (sung with the Innocents) is one of the most memorable sounds of the girl group era.

Sep 19, 2007 (C.W. McCall and Ginny Arnell) C.W. sold 30 million copies worldwide of his legendary hit "Convoy." Ginny recorded duets with an unknown Gene Pitney and then recorded her fondly-remembered hit "Dumb Head"; shortly thereafter she recorded it in Japanese!

Sep 12, 2007 (The Dixie Cups and Gogi Grant) Here's two chart-topping acts! The Dixie Cups hit #1 with "Chapel Of Love"; Gogi hit #1 with "The Wayward Wind."
Dixie Cups appearing on the show are sisters Barbara and Rosa Hawkins.

Sep 5, 2007 (Jimmie Rodgers) Jimmie's string of hits including "Honeycomb" and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" was IMPRESSIVE. His story of his own survival is TRULY INCREDIBLE.

Aug 29, 2007 (The Pixies Three and Chuck Girard) The Pixies Three sang the hits "Birthday Party" and "442 Glenwood Avenue." Chuck, a born-again Christian, sang lead on the Castells' hit "Sacred" and the Hondells' hit "Little Honda."
Pixies appearing on the show are Midge (Bollinger) Neel, Kaye (McCool) Krebs and Bonnie (Long) Walker. Chuck was the lead singer of both the Castells and the Hondells.

Aug 21, 2007 (Jill Corey and Randy Starr) Jill sang the hits "I Love My Baby (My Baby Love Me)" and "Love Me To Pieces." Randy (the singing dentist) sang the hit "After School" and wrote songs for Elvis including the hit "Kissin' Cousins."

Aug 14, 2007 (Sue Thompson) Born Eva Sue McKee, this delightful lady with the "little girl voice" sang memorable hits including "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)," "Norman" and many others.

Aug 7, 2007 (debut show with special call-ins) This show contains call-ins from Eddie Rambeau and Paul Evans and also brief pre-recorded interview snippets with Lou Christie and Bobby Vee.

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