45 years of WIDB has been celebrated – early reports say a good time was had by all

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As the last straglers are leaving Giant City we can close the book an another WIDB reunion. Based on the smiles, laughter and endless stories it appears that 45 was a big success. If you weren’t here this year, I’m pretty sure if you ask anyone that did attend they’ll suggest you do everything you can to make it the 50th in 2020.

We have lots of pictures coming soon, but here are a few to get us started. These photos are courtesy of Drew Swim. Click any pic to enlarge.

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Drew, thanks for being so diligent with the camera and taking so many great shots. We’re looking forward to seeing pictures from everyone that attended.

Some More Pictures from the 45th Anniversary Reunion Sh’bang

It’s time to dip into some more pictures from the 45th Anniversary Reunion. Thanks to Steve Meisner, Ray Vallone, Kathleen Funk Linton, and John Amberg for the use of your snaps. Click any pic to enlarge.


These three were there!

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So were these four!


Hey look! These four people were there too!

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Four of these six guys were there. Oh wait, the other two made it too! But at least one of them was also on an entirely different plane at the same time (HINT: he’s not wearing a hat).


And these two. They both made it. And here they are at Pinch Penny.

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Wait a minute – these people made it to the reunion too? And they were at the open house? The guy in the back appears to be stealing a bunch of albums.

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It wouldn’t be an IDB reunion without at least one fez. And there were several this year. And these two. They were there too. If you’re counting, I think the guy was on the right was in the picture above this one. The guy in the back was actually that blurry in real life. It was weird.

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These two guys were even on the TV! And they took calls. And there was spontaneous singing.

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It’s the Human Reunion Centipede. Hey wait a minute, we’ve already seen these three guys. And of course, there was a special visit from the Fezley Cup…


That’s another taste of the 45th reunion. A whole boatload of pictures coming soon. Thanks again John, Kathleen, Ray, and Steve for the use of your pics. Looking forward to seeing even more pics taken at the reunion (keeping in mind the Iron Clad Agreement, of course).

Another trip through the WIDB record wall – XTC’s English Settlement

Some records get more love than other from the WIDB jocks, and XTC’s fifth album was definitely one of those albums. Three songs went on to become pinks cuts (WIDB staples) and seven more became yellow cuts (songs that should be more than familiar to regular WIDB listeners). The vinyl inside was changed several times, but we kept the original well-worn textured cover.

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Here are the two original comment cards from the back cover.

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Return to the WIDB record wall: Jason and the Nashville Scorchers

Here is WIDB’s much loved copy of Jason and the Scorchers’ Fervor EP from 1983. The record was voted #14 in the year end DJ poll and the vinyl was replaced at least a few times.

The comment card mistakenly says the band is from is from Carbondale, which isn’t wrong since frontman Jason Ringenberg did go to SIU for a while. 2 comment cards are below the fold…

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