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About johnnymaraca

host of Johnny Maraca's Rock & Roll Riot, the rockingest show on the radio. 60 years of rockin' rhythm and blues, from the late '40s pioneers like Louis Jordan to Elvis, Chuck Berry, CCR, Stray Cats, Ramones and tons more. Friday and Saturday nights at 7 on 97.7 the Beach, listen live at http://977thebeach.ca, and WRSG in Middlebourne, West Virginia, Tuesdays 6-8 pm.

Minutes to memories

Days turn to minutes and minutes to memories. Life sweeps away the dreams that we have planned. So sang, and wrote, John Mellencamp. On Friday June 1st, I gathered my radio memories after 11 years at 97.7 the Beach (don’t … Continue reading

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Being paid what you’re worth

In December of 1985 I drove 100 miles or more to start my first job, after graduating from the journalism program at Centennial College in Toronto. In Durham. Not “region” as I had thought based on the job posting in … Continue reading

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Real men don’t play slowpitch

One afternoon, when I was in my early 30s, I stood at the urinal at The Harbour Inn, in Owen Sound. I was wearing my slowpitch uniform which, if I recall, sported the logo of our sponsor, the local Ford … Continue reading

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What team do you play for?

I’m a team player but, with apologies to Lorde, I’m not on anyone’s team. Teams used to unite us. Now, thanks to Zuckerberg and his team that sells our data to other teams, teams divide us. Setting up showdowns of … Continue reading

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