ARCHIVES - 2017

  

FraFrankie Roberts Has Died (April 20, 1934 - December 1, 2017)

 

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Frankie Roberts 190X233  72Frankie Roberts and the Countrysiders  have been a performing guest with Jack Boland several times. His last time spent with Jack Boland and Country Gold Classics was December 16, 2016. We are all so very sorry to announce his passing on December 1, 2017.

 

Frank Robert Bedo, age 83, husband of Claudia J. (Boston) Bedo, of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, died Friday, December 1, 2017 in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-Neuroscience Building.

 

Born on April 20, 1934 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, he was a son of Frank and Mary (Scribner) Bedo. A veteran, he served as a Military Police member for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a singer/songwriter of traditional country music for over 50 years and was known known as Frankie Roberts. He also produced the Frankie Roberts Ranch Show and performed at various venues around the world including the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

 

He is also survived by four sons: Scott G. (Kasey) Bedo of Orlando, FL, Justin A.C. (Brandy) Bedo of Ridgely, MD, Frank Robert Bedo, II of Reading, PA, Todd D. (Ashley) Bedo of Hill AFB, UT; Grandchildren: Layna, Landon, Aspen, Cecily, Emery, Julianne, and Nicholas.

 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service at Limerick Chapel, 378 West Ridge Pike, Limerick, Pennsylvania on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Family Greeting starts at 10am followed by Memorial Service at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Limerick Chapel. Online condolences may be offered at www.royersfordfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home.
Listen to one of Frankie Roberts songs "My Yellow Roses Say I Love You" We will miss Frankie!

  

Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees 2017

 

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   Alan Jackson
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  Don Schlitz

 

 

December 2, 2017 12th Annual Model Train Show

 

The 12th Annual Main Street Hatboro Model Train Show For 2017

 

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The 12th Annual "Main Street Hatboro Train Show" is going to be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9 AM to 3 PM. The location is at the Keith Valley Middle School, Horsham, Pennsylvania. Admission $5.00 and children under 12 are admitted free. "Jack" will be there with his "O" guage bridge building display along with his friends and their railroad train exhibits. Make sure you stop on by and say hello to Jack and his train buddies! Hope to see you there! To learn more......>>>Click Here!

 

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 Retired Railroad Train Conductors

 Casimar Smitka (L) George Ether (R)

 Giving Historical Facts And Stories.

New Update Sign The Main Street Hatboro Train Show  was a big success last year! Jack was happy to see many of his friends at the event and to say "Hi"! Frank Crispo, The Country Picker  and wife Judy were there. What a "Great Day!!"

 

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A big "Thank You"  to all the vendors!

Thank you everyone from all the vendors!

 

View Our Past Train Show Events

                               (Photos By Sid Dorfman - Thank you, Sid)

 

To view Many Train Show Photo Displays For 2016

To View The Hatboro Train Show Particulars  2016

To view Many Train Show Photo Displays For 2014   

To view Many Train Show Photo Displays For 2013

To view Many Train Show Photo Displays For 2012

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Jack Boland's Bulletin Board 2017

 

January 14, 2017 Craven Hall Open House

 

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The Craven Hall Historical Society  and the John Fitch Steamboat Museum will have their open house January 14, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Tours can also be arranged on Thursday mornings between 10:00AM and 12:00 noon. To make a tour appointment, please call 215-675-4698 at least one week prior to your requested appointment. Learn more about Craven HallLike us on Facebook......>> Facebook

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Mar & William Bluegrass Music 

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Marteka Lake has some new and very exciting news to share with all of her fans and she can't wait to tell you! To find out more about Marteka and what is happening in her music career.....Just click on her photo!

 

 

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Marteka And William Lake
 

Marteka and William Lake are outstanding and gifted in the field of traditional bluegrass music. Marteka is the sister and she's one hot 5-string banjo player. William, the brother, is on the guitar and he is one hot picker and sings mountain music the way it should be sung. He also plays upright bass. Marteka and William are rapidly making a name for themselves in bluegrass music. They have received a lot of press already and are creating quite a storm among social media followers also. Marteka and William Lake are from Hacker Valley, in Webster County, West Virginia. Marteka and William Lake now have a new CD out called "Keepin' It Real".

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Marteka And William's New Gospel "CD"

 

Marteka and William Lake are in many practice sessions and are working very hard putting their new CD album together. The new gospel CD is expected to be released sometime in the spring. Marteka and William's Facebook fan page has about 30,000 fan club members and growing.Their many European fans want to know when Marteka and William are going to perform across the ocean. They are really getting very well known for their talent in the bluegrass industry.

  

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"Marteka And William" just announced that they are accepting pre-orders for "Gospel Memories",

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their new Gospel CD! They expect to ship in a few weeks. To pre-order ......>>

To view the new "CD" album cover and the list of songs.......>> 

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Information And Interest

 

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Jack WRDV"Jack Boland"  is a very interesting man and is the show host of his radio program called "Country Gold Classics" on WRDV - FM 89.3. Jack is a really great guy with many friends who think the world of him. Frank & Judy Crispo are very good friends with Jack Boland and his wife Marty. Jack has always had a deep passion and a great love for Traditional Country and Bluegrass music. Jack grew up in a loving home filled with country and bluegrass music and the musicians who played the country and bluegrass music.

 

To Learn More About Jack Boland....... >

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 "Mel Tillis" Has Died At Age 85

 

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Country Music Hall of Fame member (Lonnie) Mel Tillis died on Sunday (Nov. 19, 2017) at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure, according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. Continue To Read More!

Mel Tillis has had an illness, surgery and subsequent hospital stay that began in early 2016.  Illness Info:

Read More About Mel Tillis Read more about Mel Tillis and his career on Wikipedia.  Mel Tillis will be missed!!

 

Past Shows And Information For 2017

 

 January 06, 2017 - Part Two!

                                                                                                                                                                                                

The Life and Times of Hank Williams Part Two!

 

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On January 06, 2017, Jack Boland and the guys at the radio station are excited to present a three-hour show on "The Life And Times Of Hank Williams", part two! This is going to be a really "Great" show! There will be many interesting things to learn about "Hank Williams" and his short-lived life. He died on January 01, 1953 at the age of 29. Make sure you mark this show on your calendar!! You don't want to miss it! To listen to one of Hank's all time greatest songs......>> Click Here!

 

 March 03, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                

54th Anniversary Of "Grand Ole Opry" Stars Airplane Crash

 

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March 03, 2017, "Jack Boland"  will be broadcasting a very special show on remembering the tragic loss of Patsy Cline (age 30), Hawkshaw Hawkins (age 41) and Cowboy Copas (age 49). We lost them to a fatal airplane crash 54 years ago on Sunday March 5, 1963. Watch a video tribute Click Here! Info: Her Last Show

 

 March 17, 2017

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Jack Boland and the guys behind the scene. Tune in and listen to some Irish tunes Jack has put together for your pleasure! Especially if you are Irish, you are really in for a treat. Make sure you call 215-674-8002 and make a request for your special song. Enjoy!

 

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Dancing Lepprecahaun Pot Of Gold Three Leaf clovers

  

 April 14, 2017 Good Friday Special

 

Traditional Country & Bluegrass Gospel Music

 

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April 14, 2017 "Jack Boland" and his "Country Gold Classics" show will be broadcasting a three hour special show of country and bluegrass gospel music. We hope you will tune in to WRDV 89.3 and enjoy the music of the real time when country was truly country and bluegrass music. Let us put country back in the meaning of country music. Let us not forget the country artists that started country and bluegrass gospel music of way back when. Make sure you tune in and enjoy this great music of long ago. To listen on

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 April 21, 2017 Special - Remembering The Ones We Lost

 

Merle Haggard And George Jones - Our All Time Country Music Artists

They Will Always Be Remembered And Never Forgotten!

 

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A tribute to Merle Ronald Haggard who died on April 6, 2016 at the age of 79 in Oildale, California. Haggard  continued to tour and record until shortly before his death. It was so very sad when George Glenn Jones died on April 26, 2013 at the age of 81 in Nashville, Tennessee. He continued to perform until his death, ending a 61-year career. They will be deeply missed!

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 May 12, 2017 Celebrating Mother's Day 

 

There is no influence so powerful as that of a Mothers love. Moms are like buttons - they hold everything together! Always remember Mom!      

 

Mother's Day

 

"Jack Boland" and his radio program "Country Gold Classics"

  will be broadcasting a special three hour program of special music

  celebrating "Mother's Day". Mother's Day is a very special day and

  we must always remember our MOM! A Mother holds her child's hand

  for a while - but holds their heart forever. May "God Bless", MOM!

 

 May 26, 2017 - Memorial Day Tribut         

 

Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who served. All Gave Some, Some Gave All! Gone But Never Forgotten! Honor The Brave!


May 26, 2017, "Jack Boland"  and the guys at the Memorial Day radio station are excited to present a three hour show celebrating "Memorial Day". Jack has put together a patriotic show with all of your favorite traditional country artists. "Memorial Day"  is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. Let's us all join in and celebrate and remember "Memorial Day" on May 29, 2017 and remember what it means! Tune in every Friday night from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and listen to "Jack Boland" and his "Country Gold Classics". On The Web....>> Click Here!

  

 June 16, 2017 Celebrating Father's Day

 

Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a "DAD"! The best "DADS" get promoted to "Grandpa"! Always remember"DAD"!

Father's Day "Jack Boland"  and his radio program "Country Gold Classics" 

will be broadcasting some special music celebrating "Father's Day". Father's Day is also a very special day for Dad, too! We must not forget "Dear Old Dad"! So, lay back, turn the radio on and listen to the special music Jack has chosen for this special "Father's Day" program. Judy Crispo writes.....The greatest gift you could ever have received from "God"....... I call him Dad! I Miss you Dad, loving you always, Judy!

 

 June 22, 2017 - "DJ" For An Hour Guest Show Host

 

Our Very Own Jim Van Cleve Will Be Guest DJ For An Hour!

 

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Jim Van CleveJim Van Cleve (The Baron Of Bristol) will be "Guest Host DJ"  for an hour on WRDV - FM's 89.3 "Country Gold Classics" with Jack Boland's radio show on Friday night June 17, 2016 to showcase his program of music. Jim Van Cleve donates his time to the radio station and answers the request lines for Country Gold Classics. Jim's donation to the WRDV " which benefits him to be DJ for an hour. You too, can participate in the program with a donation and be a "Guest Host DJ" with Jack Boland, just like Jim Van Cleve did. Read more, go to the website.....>> www.WRDV.org  

 

 July 07, 2017 - Tribute To Bill Haley And The Saddlemen    

 

Celebrating Their 12th Annual Bill Haley Tribute

 

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"Jack Boland" and his "Country Gold Classics"  local radio show will be celebrating their 12th annual "Tribute To Bill Haley And The Saddlemen" on Friday night. This will be a live appearance in the studio with Bill Turner and Al Rex, (an original Comet with The Saddlemen), is in poor health and is unlikely to attend. The original "Bill Haley and The Saddlemen" group was formed in late 1949. "Bill Haley and the Saddlemen" ceased to exist when they became "Bill Haley and his Comets"  in 1953. If you would like to learn more about "Bill Haley and the Saddlemen"......>> Click Here! Tune in every Friday night and listen to "Jack Boland"  (WRDV - FM - 89.3) and his "Country Gold Classics". You will hear some songs you never heard before. "Jack" digs really deep to find these special songs to present to his loyal radio listeners who love traditional country music.

  

 November 10, 2017 Remembering Veterans Day!          

 

Veterans Day is a day to remember all those who served. All Gave Some, Some Gave All! Gone But Never Forgotten! Honor The Brave!


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official United States public holiday, we observe annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Our Veterans are thanked for their service to the United States on Veterans Day. Veterans are very special people who have spent part of their lives, from a few months to many years, serving our country in the military. This is very important because it means that without veterans, we would not have the freedoms we often so carelessly enjoy. May God Bless our Veterans!

 

 December 22, 2017 Christmas Show

 

"Jack Boland" is having his Christmas show on December 22, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on WRDV FM - 89.3. Jack will be playing Christmas Country and Bluegrass Music for three (3) hours. Make sure you call in on the request line at 215-674-8002 and request that special Christmas song that has a special meaning to you. Remember, you can also tune in and listen to Jack at their website www.wrdv.org and click on the little red radio. Jack Boland says......hope you enjoy the show everyone! "Merry Christmas!"

 

What's Happening At The Radio Station

 

Frank Crispo and a few band members from "The Senior Power Band" stopped on by to visit Jack Boland at the WRDV - FM radio station. The guys in the second picture from left to right are: Johnny Iatrarola, John Hartley and Frank Crispo. 

          

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 The Men Behind The Scene At "WRDV" Radio Station

 

The generous volunteers that devote their time at WRDV - FM 89.3 local radio station every Friday night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm working with Jack Boland the MC of "Country Gold Classics". Left to right: Dave, Sid, Jim, Nathan and John. Nathan is the son of Sid Dorfman who is also behind the scenes and answeres the request line. That is, when Nathan is on break from Graduate School at the University of Pittsburgh. All the guys do such a good job at WRDV "Country Gold Classics"! Jack Boland say's, Thank You Guys!

    

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Guess which one of the guys above is me now?   Remembering Dave Lennox - Our Team Member

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He is one of the guys at behind the scene at the Country Gold Classics RDV radio. Have you guessed who this guy is, yet?  Click on his photo!

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Dave Lennox  was one of

the men behind the scene at Country Gold Classics. Dave donated his time by answering the request lines at RDV. We are saddened to have lost Dave Lennox on June 23, 2013. We all miss you buddy! God Bless!

 
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  Please Meet Bill Jacobs! Another Team Member For Country Gold Classics.

 

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Bill Jacobs is another very important man behind the scene at "WRDV" and a very good friend of Jack Boland. Everyone here at Country Gold Classics has a title in connection for what they do for the radio station. We call Bill Jacobs the "engineer"! Whenever there is a technical problem or breakdown with the equipment, Bill is the man who is always there to save the day! What would we do without Bill Jacobs? Bill also donates his time to the radio station with his program "Weekend Express" on every Friday afternoon from 3:00PM to 6:00PM playing great music from the big band era. Jack Boland and everyone here at "WRDV" would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Bill Jacobs for his kindness and wonderful consideration he gives to the radio station! 

 

     

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