Reelin' in the Years: Pop Music from 1950s - 1990s

Friday, December 7, 2018 The event started -163 days ago

1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Nursing Building

Room 103B

Join OLLI at UAH in a special anniversary celebration, Twenty-five Years of Lifelong Learning at UAH! 

Bob Labbe, Pop Music Historian and WLRH Radio Host, will be the final speaker in the series.

Join the guru of the oldies himself, Bob Labbe, of the radio show, Reelin' in the Years. Labbe will speak about the history of pop music from 1950-1990, the era of the 45-rpm record. Labbe has more than 20,000 45-rpm records in his personal collection, which he uses in his travels through four decades of pop music, intertwined with pieces of pop music trivia and interviews with some of the biggest names in pop music history.

Bob attended Elkins Institute in Nashville and Columbia School of Broadcasting. As the TV sports anchor at WAAY, Channel 31, from 1979-91, he was voted No. 1 sports personality in the local market several times. Labbe's career includes stints at WAHR-FM, WAAYAM, WVOV AM, The Huntsville Times, the City of Madison, SportsMed, several Army and NASA contracts at Redstone, and the Madison Weekly News. Labbe can still be seen on TV as the spokesman for a local tire  company, and hosting a weekly four-hour live radio show on WLRH. Labbe is best remembered as a member of the Huntsville media over the past four decades and for his numerous reporting awards in TV, radio and newspapers.

Please join us in this anniversary speaker series which is free and open to the public.  For more information visit


College of Professional and Continuing Studies, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Public, Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni


Alissa McKinnon 256.824.6183 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Nursing Building

1610 Ben Graves DriveHuntsville, AL 35899

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