Jump to content
American Road Magazine
Celebrating our two-lane highways of yesteryear…And the joys of driving them today!

Merry Christmas

Recommended Posts

2 more nights and the fat man flys again!!!! :lol: I've heard that he uses the old cross country highways (20, 30, 40, 66 etc) as navigation points!!!!!!!!!


Anyway - here's wishing everyone in my American Road family a very, very MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all.


Please travel safe this holiday season - and thru all the upcoming year. We don't want to loose anybody.




Alex Burr :D

Memphis, TN

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Alex, Denny, and the whole gang, have a great holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!


We are busy carpeting and setting up the new headquarters for the National Parks Highway and hope to open soon after the 1st.


Have a great holiday!




Keep the Show on the Road!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ditto! Merry Christmas to all.


Alex, I'll be celebrating Christmas in your state but won't make it to your city this time. I'm in Knoxville this morning; Heading to Chattanooga.


Sorry to miss you this trip, Denny - y'all travel safe, hear.



Alex B

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Right back at everyone ... MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


If you're interested, please feel welcomed to tune into my special Christmas radio show, as I will pay WRMN so I can host "CD Showcase...Holiday Edition" Christmas Eve again this year!




The radio show is 12/24/2010 during these US time zones:


eastern = 1:30p-5:30p


CENTRAL = 12:30p-4:30p


mountain = 11:30a-3:30p


pacific = 10:30a-2:30p







1410 AM, Elgin IL




(click "listen live!" at the top right-hand corner)




EMAIL me before/during/after:










Joey R (Chevy_Crazy), ChevyTalk:

"Listening live to your show in Newfoundland."


Mrs. Glaser:

"This is your former Washington [elementary] School teacher. It's great to hear your voice."


Dennis (taught by my grandfather, Virgil W), Edmond OK:

"Way to go Cort; thought I would drop in and say hello from me and all your friends along Route 66.... ... I liked your 'small world' vignette."


Kay & Dennis C, NMCOA:

"We are really enjoying the music."


Ann, McHenry IL:

"Playing some good songs........a good mix!"


Lorraine, IL:

"You sound so good on radio! Glad I got to hear you again."


Dave (twomanymontes), NY:

"This is great! Now we just need to figure out how to get you a full time gig!"


Bill, RacingOne:

"Thanks for the show Cort, nothing better to do on Christmas Eve then to listen to some great Christmas music while getting ready for Christmas!!!"





Cort | 37.m.IL.pigValve.pacemaker | 5 Monte Carlos + 1 Caprice Classic |

MCs.CC + CHD.models.HO.legos.RadioShows + RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"He came to town on a cold dark night" ... Collin Raye ... 'What If Jesus Came Back Like That?'

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know a few people from here tuned into my Christmas Eve radio show, so posting this here for you to see!




Downtown Elgin IL, near WRMN's studios:






I appreciate all of you who wrote in during the live radio show, posted on Facebook & sent Emails after the broadcast. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I had a blast hosting it.



Several asked "why do you have to pay?" to do this. It is a "brokered" show; WRMN sells airtime.






__12/24/2010 show PLAYLIST__



12:30p-1p CENTRAL


{...WRMN's "tradio christmas" PROMO}

{"...even if the whole world has forgotten, a song remembers when" (Trisha Yearwood) ..."live from WRMN's Monte Carlo Studios in down Elgin..." show OPENING}


{"...bringing to life more of your forgotten favorites..." (Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life") SEGUE}

JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS ... christmas is coming

CHARLEY PRIDE ... let it snow

{..."politically correct" WRMN Dave & Dave Show PROMO}

JERRY REED ... christmas time's a coming ["She Got the Goldmine"; "East Bound & Down"; etc.]

RONNIE MILSAP ... it's christmas

{"...putting the wheels under your forgotten favorites..." (Restless Heart's "Wheels") SEGUE}

KEITH WHITLEY ... a christmas letter

HANDEL'S MESSIAH ... for unto us a child is born

{"...the airwaves' nostalgic highway..." (John Mayer's "Route 66") SEGUE}

MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR ... hark! the herald angels sing





STATLER BROTHERS ... christmas country style ["Don't Wait On Me"...new version after lights on at Chicago's Wrigley Field]

{..."why haven't i heard from you" (Reba McEntire) + "home of the Radio Shopping Show, WRMN 1410 AM Elgin" SEGUE}

NAT KING COLE ... o come all ye faithful


{..."moving on up" WRMN Dave & Dave Show PROMO}

JUICE NEWTON ... christmas needs love to be christmas ["Queen Of Hearts"; "The Sweetest Thing"; etc.]

HARRY BELAFONTE ... mary's boy child

{"...hits from summer and other seasons" (Bryan Adams' "Summer of '69") SEGUE}

WILD ROSE ... star of bethlehem

ANNE MURRAY ... go tell it on the mountain ["A Little Good News; etc.]

{"...laughter and good songs" (Rascall Flatt's "Life Is A Highway") SEGUE}

VONDA SHEPARD ... this christmas [FOX TV's "Ally McBeal"]

OAK RIDGE BOYS ... the most inconvenient christmas [REQUESTED BY JEN M, Manheim PA]

{"...offers a wide variety of forgotten favorites" (George Jones' "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes") SEGUE}

DEAN MARTIN ... baby, it's cold outside [REQUESTED BY DAVE W, of WRMN's "Dave & Dave Show"]

GATLINS ... little drummer boy ["All The Gold In CA"; etc.]

{"...wide variety of songs, country and otherwise" (Rod Stewart's "Broken Arrow") SEGUE}

JIMMY DEAN ... it came upon a midnight clear

ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS ... all i want for christmas (is my 2 front teeth)

{"...you shouldn't have to wait for your favorites, country and otherwise" (Statler Brothers' "Don't Wait On Me") SEGUE}

MERLE HAGGARD ... goin' home for christmas ["If We Make It Through December"; etc.]

BING CROSBY ... it's beginning to look a lot like christmas

{"...Diving into more of your favorite hits ... country & otherwise..." (Stephen Curtis Chapman's "Dive") SEGUE}

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER ... deck the halls





{..."a song remembers when" OPENING}

JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS ... 12 days of christmas [REQUESTED BY DEREK & JANIE A, Clinton IL]

{..."Wheels" SEGUE}

LOUISE MANDRELL & RC BANNON ... christmas is just a song for us this year

SYLVIA ... reflections ["Nobody"; etc.]

{..."rt 66" SEGUE}

DEBORAH ALLEN ... rockin' little christmas ["Baby I Lied"; etc.]

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA ... christmas eve/sarajevo

{...WRMN's "Tradio" Christmas PROMO}

GEORGE STRAIT ... when it's christmastime in texas

FRANKIE VALLI & THE 4 SEASONS ... i saw mommy kissing santa claus

{..."summer" SEGUE}

THE McCARTERS ... a baby just like you

LACY J DALTON ... silver bells ["Black Coffee"; etc.]

{..."broken arrow" SEGUE}


COLLIN RAYE ... what if jesus came back like that? [debuted on the country charts 11/25/1995]

{..."useless information" + "good holiday music" WRMN Dave & Dave Show PROMO}

KENNY ROGERS ... christmas is my favorite time of year ["The Gambler"; etc.]

ELVIS PRESLEY ... blue christmas [REQUESTED BY JULIANNE, cousin, CA]

{..."politically correct" D&D PROMO}

TANYA TUCKER ... what child is this? ["What's Your Mama's Name?"; "Lizzie & The Rainman"; "San Antonio Stroll"; etc.]





JANE KRAKOWSKI ... run rudolph run [FOX TV's "Ally McBeal"]

{..."Life is a Highway" SEGUE}

JOHNNY CASH ... i heard the bells on christmas day ["Ring Of Fire"; "One Piece At A Time"; etc.]

BURL IVES ... holly jolly christmas [REQUESTED BY ANN G, McHenry IL]

{..."Fill Shoes" SEGUE}

GENE AUTRY ... here comes santa claus

JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS ... little saint nick

{..."Don't Wait" SEGUE}

ALABAMA ... christmas in dixie

DOLLY PARTON ... hard candy christmas [REQUESTED BY ROSIE C, Royal Oak MI]

{..."Bring To Life" SEGUE}

THE JUDDS ... who is this babe

COMMODORES ... do you hear what i hear? [REQUESTED BY TAMMY W, Wabash IN]

{..."Dive" SEGUE}

AIR SUPPLY ... winter wonderland

THE CHIPMUNKS ... the chipmunk song

{..."useless info" D&D PROMO}

THURL RAVENSCROFT ... you're a mean one, mr grinch

BOBBY HELMS ... jingle bell rock

{..."rt 66" SEGUE}

JOSE FELICIANO ... feliz navidad

WILLIE NELSON ... pretty paper ["On The Road Again"; etc.]

{..."Wheels" SEGUE}

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA HANDBELLS ... here we come a wassailing





GARTH BROOKS ... silent night [REQUESTED BY CATHY & STEVE W, Sandwich IL, in memory of their son JASON; also dedication to others]

{..."Fill Shoes" SEGUE}

ED BRUCE ... christmas started with a child

ANNE MURRAY ... sweet little jesus boy [REQUESTED BY BETTY, Plato Center IL]

{..."Life is a Highway" SEGUE}

JOHN BERRY ... o come, o come emmanuel

BRENDA LEE ... rockin' around the christmas tree

{..."Why Haven't I Heard From You?" SEGUE}

SUZY BOGGUSS ... i'll be home for christmas

THE HARRY SIMEONE CHORALE ... little drummer boy

{..."Dive in" SEGUE}

JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS ... we wish you a merry christmas

BARRY GORDON ... nuttin' for christmas

{..."rt 66" SEGUE}

GENE AUTRY ... frosty the snowman

ELMO'n'PATSY ... grandma got run over by a reindeer

{..."Summer" SEGUE}


JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS ... the christmas wish

{..."Wheels" SEGUE}

{..."WRMN Tradio" PROMO}

{..."Don't Wait" SEGUE}

THE JACKSON 5 ... up on the housetop

DON McLEAN ... rudolph the red-nosed reindeer [FOR MY NEPHEW]

{...misc SEGUES}

VONDA SHEPARD ... what are you doing new year's eve?






__12/24/2010 show COMMENTS & SHOUT OUTS__


People tuned in from all over, including Elgin IL, across the United States (New York to California) and AUSTRALIA!



JOHN H (N M C O A) ... Greensburg PA:

"If you haven't had a chance in the past to listen to Cort's show....... try it! He does a great job with a great mix of music. It is a shame that he needs to pay them to get on the air."


LYNN G (2nd grade Washington elementary school) ... Elgin IL:

"Great to hear your voice again this year."


DENNIS & KAY C (N M C O A) ... Kenosha WI:

"We are again enjoying your Christmas music show this year."


JAKE G (FGMCC) ... Graham WA:

"Your friend Kelly was in Jefferson TX. That is 11 miles from where I grew up. Small world. You are pretty good at this radio thing, why not full-time?"


JOY J (sister) ... IL:

" 'Mommy, Uncle Cort!' says your nephew! "



"Just woke up - its 8am here on the 25th so MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!"


LAUREL K (Route 66) ... Afton/Tulsa OK:

"Lots of great Christmas music, some of which I haven't heard for many years. I think you're a fantastic DJ."


MIKE B (Elgin City League softball) ... IL:

"Sounds awesome! Getting me in the spirit! We gotta get you a full time gig."


TIFFANY V (college) ... Milwaukee WI:

"Good to hear your voice again---and on the radio! Woo-hoo! Great show Cort! Thanks for getting me in the holiday spirit!"


DON & PHYLLIS MICHAELSEN (former Elginites) ... Forest City OH:

"You are a great DJ. We love the oldies you are playing! Keep it up!"


BETTY R ... Plato Center IL:

"I am so enjoying your broadcast."


CHRIS D (Route 66) ... Kingman AZ:

"Awesome show! So many cool tunes new to me!"



"We are enjoying the music."


DAVE W (NYMCC) ... western NY:

"I got it on and will be playing it while I get things ready for my family to come here tonight."


JEANNE D ... W Dundee IL:

"Thanks especially for the Chipmunks and for What Are You Doing New Year's. Two holiday favorites I hadn't heard yet this year."


JOHN & DEE H (MCSS) ... Uncasville CT:

"You sound great! Wow, I heard you mention Derek and Janie! What a cool present!"


KELLY & JANA H (ECML) ... Terrell TX:

"Great show my friend!"


MICHELLE S (high school) ... Elgin IL:

"You are doing an awesome job! We just opened gifts with our family to your show and now listening in the car on the way to another family party. Thanks!"


PAT B ... Speedway IN:

"Merry Christmas from all your friends on the American Road forum!"


ROBERT P (college professor) ... Fort Wayne/N Manchester IN:

"Got to hear a bit of your show today--great job! Enjoyed very much just hearing your voice again!"


HARRY ... Rochester NH:

"Can't wait to listen next year!!!"



ABBEY C (MC mailing list) ... Fort Hood TX

ANN G ... McHenry IL

ASHLEY M (Cheers&Gears) ... Anderson SC

BRENDA M (cousin) ... Carpentersville IL

CHIP K (Cheers&Gears) ... New Baltimore MI

CHO CHO M (co-worker) ... IL

CRYSTAL B (co-worker) ... Schaumburg IL

DAVE W ... IL (WRMN's "Dave & Dave Show", Monday nights, 6p-7p CENTRAL)

DENNY G ... Cincinnati OH

DEREK & JANIE A (FGMCC / 2nd gen Yahoo / MCSS / IL MCs / etc.) ... Clinton IL

FRANK O (MCSS / N M C O A) ... Dunstable MA

HOLLY H (co-worker) ... Elgin IL

JEN M (cousin) ... Manheim PA

JOE L (Route 66) ... Nashville TN

JULIANNE (cousin) & AUNT SALLY & others ... Atascadero CA

JUSTIN & KATRINA I (ACHA) ... Arlington VA

KEN & LIZ K (MCSS) ... Tallahassee FL

KEVIN L (MCSS) ... Pine Beach NJ

MARC K ... Washington PA

MICHAEL B (MCML) ... Oklahoma City OK

PHYLLIS T ... Elgin IL

RANDY & TAMI W (MCSS) ... Shelbina MO

ROSIE C (MI MCs) ... Royal Oak MI

SCOTT B ... Shelby Township MI

STEVE & CATHY S (CHD) ... Sandwich IL

STEVE & MISSY (ChevyTalk) ... near Youngstown OH/PA line

TAMMY W (college) ... Wabash IN


































Cort | 37.m.IL.pigValve.pacemaker | 5 Monte Carlos + 1 Caprice Classic |

MCs.CC + CHD.models.HO.legos.RadioShows + RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Welcoming in the new year" ... Vonda Shepard ... 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?'

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...