We called ourselves Long Time Comin’.


So, a long, long time ago there were 10 of us, and we made music.  We swam in a big pond, Chicagoland, and we worked really hard.  All in all, we were better than most, but not as good as some.  We got a break in early 1971, and were invited to cut a 45.  When I’ve spoken of this in the past, I never had a copy to play for anyone, as I lost my copies long ago.  Our bassist, Steve Burger managed to drop his vinyl copy to digital, and we played it this morning, thanks to Kevin Gallagher putting into our audio delivery system, exactly as it was pressed in 1971, and that includes the wear and tear “skip” at the front end.  For those of you who have wondered… hear it here.

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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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