Country Music Inductees 2016


Check It Out!  The "The Country Music Hall Of Fame" Announces The 2016 Inductees! 

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Hall Of Fame 2015

                       Charlie Daniels              Randy Travis              Fred Foster


Remembering Radio Show Host Who Passed Away


 Special Friend "Rich Lagerman" November 26, 2016 (78)


Radio Show Host Rich Lagerman Suddenly Passed Away!

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Rich Lagerman

November 26, 2016

Rich Lagerman suddenly passed away at age 78 on November 26, 2016. Rich was a good friend to Jack Boland and Dale Temple for over 14 years, sharing the airwaves together at WRDV-FM radio. Rich hosted a show called "Original Bandbox" every Thursday night at 6:00 PM. Rich was a master magician/technician at taking old 78 RPM records, cleaning them up, restoring them and transferring them to CDs. Rich would do this process for Jack's shows Riding the Rails and Riding Off Into the Sunset. Rich was the King of the 78s. It was just amazing what he could do so that we're able to enjoy the music of the old and rare 78s. Rich just loved his music that he shared with all of his radio listeners. Read more on what Rich had to say about his radio show and the music he played. Click Here! "Richard Lagerman" was a talented and wonderful man who will be greatly missed by everyone at "WRDV-FM" radio. For more information go to Richard Lagerman's Obituary.


Past Shows And Information For 2016


 January 08, 2016


The Life and Times of Hank Williams Part One!


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On January 08, 2016, 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 one!! 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!


 February 26, 2016


Merv Shiner "Live Interview"


Merv Shiner  180X135  72Friday night February 26, 2016 Jack Boland will be doing a live interview with Merv Shiner who will be celebrating his 95th birthday February 20, 1921. Merv Shiner was the first person to record the song "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" and had a million seller on this song. It was the beginning of a wonderfull career for Merv. Jack Boland and the guys at "Country Gold Classics" are looking forward to the live broadcast with "Merv Shiner'.


New Update Sign Jack Boland and his "Country Gold Classics" show on Friday night had such a great response to the Merv Shiner interview with Jack Boland along with Dale Temple. What a great show!


 March 4, 2016


53rd Anniversary Of "Grand Ole Opry" Stars Airplane Crash


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March 4, 2016, "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 53 years ago on Sunday March 5, 1963. Watch a video tribute Click Here! Info: Her Last Show


 March 11, 2016

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 in at 215-674-8002 and make a request for your special song. Enjoy!


Happy St. Patrick's day

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 March 18, 2016


A Special Tribute To "Sonny James The Southern Gentleman"


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Country singer Sonny James, who recorded romantic ballads like Young Love and turned pop songs into country hits, died on February 22, 2016 at the age of 87 in hospice care in Nashville, Tennessee. Sonny James was known as the "Southern Gentleman" for his gentle manners. James was born James Hugh Loden in Hackelburg, Alabama, and Sonny James was already singing for an audience at age four with other members of his family. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2006 and the Alabama Music Hall Of fame in 1987. To read more, see pics and videos......>> Click Here!




 March 25, 2016 Good Friday Special


Traditional Country & Bluegrass Gospel Music



March 25, 2016 "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 the world wide Web......>> Click Here!


 May 27, 2016 - Memorial Day Tribut         


Celebrating "Memorial Day Tribute" 

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May 27, 2016, "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 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 30, 2016 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 17, 2016 - "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.....>>  


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!


 July 01, 2016 - Tribute To Bill Haley And The Saddlemen    


Celebrating 11th Annual Bill Haley Tribute


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"Jack Boland" and his "Country Gold Classics"  local radio show will be celebrating their 11th 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), will play stand up bass fiddle. 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.


 August 12, 2016 - "DJ" For An Hour Guest Show Host!


 Vince Costello Is Back And is "DJ" For An Hour!


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"Vince Costello" is a "Guest Host DJ" for an hour on WRDV show "Country Gold Classics" with Jack Boland on Friday night August 12, 2016 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. Vince Costello is a Philadelphia fire fighter who made a very nice contribution and is now a WRDV supporter. You too, can participate in the radio program with a donation and be a "Guest Host DJ" for an hour and play your favorite music with Jack Boland, just like Vince Costello. To learn more on how you can participate in the program to be a "DJ" for a hour, go to the website.....>>  Why be a sponsor?.....>> Click Here! Vince Costello is a sponsor of "WRDV" and loves being a "DJ" for an hour with Jack Boland and "Country Gold Classics". Vince is a retired firefighter and now has his own show on "WRDV". Vince is on every Wednesday night from 10:00PM to 1:00AM playing big band and swing music. Way to go Vince!


  September 05, 2016 Celebrates Labor Day!


Remembering Those Who Helped Build Our Country!               Anni American Flag

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Labor Day is a holiday in the United States that is dedicated to workers across the country. The intention of the holiday is to recognize the contributions that laborers make to the United States as a whole. Labor Day is dedicated to honoring and remembering the achievements of the US worker. It is a national celebration which recognizes the contributions that American workers have made to the prosperity of their nation. The Central Labor Union observed the first Labor Day holiday in 1882 in New York City. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.


 December 16, 2016 Frankie Roberts Live!


Live Appearance With Frankie Roberts And The Countrysiders


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 December 23, 2016 - Christmas Show


"Jack Boland" is having his Christmas show on December 23rd, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on WRDV FM - 89.3. Jack will be playing Christmas Country and Blue Grass and 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 and click on the little red radio. Jack Boland say's......hope you enjoy the show everyone! "Merry Christmas!"


Jack Boland Is Wishing A Happy 95th Birthday To Merv Shiner!


 Jack Has Been A Long Time Fan And Follower Of Merv Shiner. What A Career He Has Had!


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Read More On Merv Shiner!


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In The Ghetto Song Click here!


First To Record Peter Cottontail And How It All Began For Merv Shiner. See The Video!


Album Cover/Peter Cottontail Merv Video Song!

Peter CottonTail Song!


To learn more about this amazing almost 96 year-old gentlemen, his personal life, family and his musical career will be an experience. But, most of all on how Peter Cottontail greatly influenced his career. For those of you who know or remember Merv Shriner or would like to get to know him now, you must read on to learn more about this wonderful man......>> Click Here!  Don't forget to make sure you check out the list of Merv Shiners Greatest Christmas Kiddie Hits!


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December 3, 2016 11th Annual Main Street Hatboro Train Show 


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The 11th Annual "Main Street Hatboro Train Show" is going to be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 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

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 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!!"




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 2014   

To view Many Train Show Photo Displays For 2013

To view Many Train Show Photo Displays For 2012  

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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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Scotty La Marca With Good Friend Dave Lynch

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 July 01, 2016 Celebrating The 11th Annual Tribute 

To Bill Haley And The Saddlemen!


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What a great live performance in the studio with Bill Turner (L), Joe Rex who is now 96 (M) and Nick DiSefano (R). Along with Danny and Charlie Newman. Their mom & dad were part of the Sleepy Hallow Ranch gang in Quakertown, PA. Also, Jim Thompson replacing Eric the K. after his passing. Joanne DeSimone, Rose Manteghian, Susan Ren, Wayne Young, Nathan Dorfman and Sid Dorfman were visiting the show.

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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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Nathan & His Dad Sid


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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!


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Bill Jacobs

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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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 Great Job John Lyons!


May 13, 2016 John Lyons had the opportunity to fill in for Jack Boland on "Country Gold Classics". Jack and his lovely wife took a well deserved vacation. John Lyons is the newest team member who works behind the scenes at WRDV-FM. John does the broadcasting of the weather forecasts and Public Broadcasting Announcements. John Lyons does a great job and everyone enjoys having John on the team. John is showing Marteka and William Lake's new CD.

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Jim Van Cleve...... Guest Host "DJ" For An Hour


June 17, 2016 Jim Van Cleve, one of our very own men behind the scene at "Jack Boland's Country Gold Classics" radio show. This is not the first time Jim has been a Guest Host  "DJ" for an hour. Jim donates every year to the fall fund drive and in return becomes a Guest Host "DJ" for an hour. Jim loves to showcase his favorite music for all of the "WRDV" radio listeners. Jim Van Cleve does a "Great" job!

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