History of the "MemoryHits Show"

WHEN "MEMO - MEISTER" GERD ALZEN STARTED THE SERIES "20 YEARS OF ROCK´N´ROLL - RADIO"  IN 1974. THIS SHOW MADE AN EVEN GREATER NEW IMPACT ON ALL OLDIE FANS IN EUROPE - ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHERN PART OF GERMANY WHERE THIS SHOW WAS AIRED ON FM BY NDR 2 (NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK). A GREAT ADVANTAGE FOR ALL WHO LIKED TO TAPE THIS SHOW REGULARLY. BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE WEEKLY AIRED DLF SHOWS WERE CUT DOWN FOR THE NDR 2 - LISTENERS. BUT ONLY STEADY LISTENERS OF THE DLF - SHOWS GOT NOTICE OF THAT. NEVERTHELESS: THE FM-BROADCAST ON NDR 2 SOUNDED  EVEN COOLER REMINDING US THE OUTSTANDING  "US-RADIO-STYLE OF THE 50´S". FOR EXAMPLE THE TRAILERS OF THE ARTISTS, LABELS AND BACKGROUND STORIES AND INTERVIEWS OF THE STARS OF THE EARLY ROCK´N´ROLL. THAT GAVE US THE A REAL BIG KICK! WOW! FROM RHYTHM AND BLUES TO ROCK´N´ROLL, FROM THE RAVENS TO HARRY BELAFONTE, FROM BILL HALEY TO THE SAM PHILLIPS MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE AND SUN RECORDS! AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: ELVIS, "THE KING".....! NO  OTHER GERMAN RADIO SHOW HAD GOT SUCH A QUALITY AND RICH CONTENT OF INFORMATION RECALLING  THE YEARS BETWEEN 1955 AND 1965 LIKE "MEMORY HITS". OKAY: THERE WERE MANY OTHER SHOWS SIGNING UNDER "OLDIES BUT GOODIES" – BUT MOST OF THEM WERE ONLY RUNNING DOWN HIT AFTER HIT WITHOUT ANY SERIOUS AND EXCITING INFORMATION. EXCEPT THE AFN - SHOWS HOSTED BY OUR ROCK´N´ROLL BUDDY "JIM PEWTER" – BUT THIS WAS A US-RADIO SHOW. EVEN 3 DECADES LATER  THESE ORIGINAL "MEMORY HITS – SHOWS" ARE HEAVILY REQUESTED BY THE ROCK´N´ROLL AUDIENCE ALL OVER EUROPE. INDEED THE TAPE QUALITY HAS SUFFERED A LITTLE BIT OVER THE YEARS. BUT MANY OF THE TAPES COULD BE TRANSFERRED ON CD NOW. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THAT THOUGH   SOME OF THE BROADCASTS ARE ONLY OF AM-QUALITY. BUT ALSO THE  ACTUAL  "MEMORY HITS SHOWS" SINCE 1997 ON DLF-FM AND VIA CABLE NET ARE REAL GOOD. THE SOMEWHAT SMOOTHER KIND OF MEMOMEISTER´S TALKING AND TELLING ABOUT THE HISTORY AND PAST OF R´N´R – MUSIC IN THE 50´S AND 60´S HAVE BEEN MAKING GERD A REAL PRO IN THIS FIELD OVER THE YEARS. THE LACK OF JINGLES IS A RESULT OF THE DLF - CHANNEL POLICY - THEY ARE NOT WANTED ON THIS STATION,SORRY. THIS SHOW NEVER HAS LOST IT´S GLORY. MAYBE THE YOUNGER AND NEW LISTENERS OF THIS SHOW WILL GET AWARE OF IT ONLY LATER ON, WHEN IMITATORS MIGHT TRY TO COPY THIS FANTASTIC SHOW.

SO LET´S ALWAYS REMEMBER THE WORDS "MEMO-MEISTER GERD ALZEN"

KEEPS CALLING AT THE END OF EACH AND EVERY "MEMORY HITS SHOW" SINCE JULY 1969: 

"OLDIES FOREVER, ROCK ON BABY!" 

BÖRKS, THE ROCKIN´VOICE FROM THE COAST !  

(Börks died 2007)