Saturday Night Oldies (1980-1982)
Launched at WYFR (103.5 FM) in Chicago... went from worst to first in the ARB ratings in less than six months... picked up by RKO Radio Network in 1982 for satellite distribution.

Solid Gold Saturday Night (1982-1988)
The first live, nationwide, request oldies show... syndicated by the RKO Radio Network on RKO 1 & RKO 2... picked up by the United Stations Radio Network (USRN) when it purchased RKO in 1985.

Solid Gold Scrapbook (1983-1988)
Also distributed by USRN, this weekly show featured five, one-hour, daily countdowns... most stations broadcast the show Monday-Friday at lunchtime - and then as a five-hour block on the weekend.

The Rock & Roll Oldies Show (1988-1991)
Radio's top-rated request oldies show moved from USNR to the Westwood One Radio Network in January 1988... as with SGSN, the Rock & Roll Oldies Show was broadcast live from New York.

New Gold On CD (1989-1991)
A Monday-Friday short-form radio feature distributed by Westwood One... New Gold On CD featured daily, five-minute stories behind the popular hits of the 60's & 70's... distributed on then-brand-new CD's.

American Gold (1991-2009)
This classic hits coundown show was launched by the ABC Radio Network in January 1991... a four-hour, weekly celebration of the greatest hits from the mid-1960's through the mid-1980's.

Rock & Roll's Greatest Hits (1991-2017)
Dick's request oldies show moved from Westwood One to ABC Radio Network where it enjoyed an 18-year run... the show was again picked up by the United Stations Radio Network in 2009

Yesterday...Live (1994-2004)
America's first all-70's music request radio show... Yesterday Live featured a great new jingle package by JAM Creative Productions and was broadcast live on Sunday afternoons by the ABC Radio Network.

The Classic Countdown (2009-2017)
The classic hits countdown show moved from ABC to the United Stations Radio Network in April 2009... a four-hour weekly countdown of the legendary rock, pop & soul hits of the 70's & 80's.

CBS-FM Classic Countdown (2009-2014)
This was a fully customized, New York City version of the Classic Countdown show produced exclusively for WCBS-FM and broadcast every Sunday night on New York's legendary CBS-FM 101.1.

Dick Bartley's Classic Hits (2017-present)
A brand new show distributed by USRN...
the weekly program features the most popular elements from The Classic Countdown and Rock & Roll's Greatest Hits: countdowns and listener requests.







The British Invasion 25th Anniversary
A 10-hour spectacular in honor of the 1964 British Invasion… featuring all the famous bands: Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, Animals, Zombies, Mindbenders, The Who, Hollies, Dave Clark Five, Manfred Mann, and all the rest.


The Motown Story
Recorded live in the Hitsville USA studio at 2648 West Grand Blvd in Detroit, this special told the story of Berry Gordy’s legendary Motown Records through the words & music of Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Otis Williams, Mary Wilson, and many more.


Live from Disneyland / Disney World
Many of my radio specials over the years originated from the Disney parks… New Year’s Eve was a favorite time… also Grand Openings of new park attractions… plus the first Saturday night of every month live from the Walt Disney World studio.


The Rolling Stones 1st Golden Decade
In honor of the band’s 40th anniversary, this special saluted “the world’s greatest rock & roll band” through interview clips and the group’s classic hits: Satisfaction, Paint It Black, Ruby Tuesday, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Women, and Brown Sugar.


Soul of the 60’s
A 10-hour presentation celebrating the greatest soul music of the 1960’s in chronological order… featuring Sam Cooke, the Isley Brothers, Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sly & the Family Stone, and more.


Beatles ’95 / Anthology
Featuring my exclusive interview with Sir Paul McCartney, this was the radio companion piece to the network television documentary “The Beatles Anthology” broadcast by ABC… an award winner at the New York International Radio Festival.


Endless Summer w/The Beach Boys
A celebration of the legendary “boys of summer” featuring all the band’s classic hits: Surfin’ USA, Fun Fun Fun, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, and Good Vibrations… plus an exclusive interview with Mike Love.


Live from Disney Wonder / Disney Magic
Disney entered the luxury cruise ship business in 1999 with the launch of the Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic… through special maritime satellite connections, I was able to broadcast live from both ships during tours of the Caribbean.


Chicago…Only The Beginning
A very special salute to the hall of fame band on the occasion of their 35th anniversary… featuring all the group’s legendary tunes: Make Me Smile, Saturday In The Park, Old Days, If You Leave Me Now – plus interviews with Walt Parazaider & Lee Loughnane.


Golden Girl Groups
A magical musical tour through the golden girl group era of the 1960’s… featuring the Shirelles, the Ronettes, the Angels, the Chiffons, the Shangri-Las, the Crystals, the Orlons, the Supremes, the Dixie Cups, and many more Top 40 legends.


Solid Gold Summer Hits
A Memorial Day weekend staple, this radio special celebrated the joy of summer through classic hits like: Summertime Blues, Sealed With A Kiss, Summer In The City, Hot Fun In The Summertime, Cruel Summer, Endless Summer Nights, and more. 









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