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  Saturday Morning at 8:00 a.m.

Plant Talk is a live, interactive, hour-long radio gardening show. Hosted by “The Ohio Nurseryman,” Fred Hower has over 50 years of experience as a horticultural consultant, certified arborist, and landscape designer. Fred is a walking encyclopedia of horticulture information, and he answers listeners' questions in a friendly and entertaining way. The show is not only educational...it’s fun! You can ask Fred a question by calling 1-866-PLANTTALK or by sending him a message at fred@planttalkradio.com. Then, listen each Saturday at 8:00 a.m. for Fred's answers on Plant Talk!

Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

Casey Kasem was one of the most recognizable voices in radio and television. Millions of fans around the world still find his name synonymous with musical countdowns. On the air for over 50 years, Casey founded the radio staple American Top 40, which continues to be the most relevant source for pop music hits. To this day, there is no better way to experience classic hits than with Casey and the Classic American Top 40 Countdown. Join us every Saturday afternoon as we rotate between the ‘70s and the ‘80s.


The '70s
It’s the decade that brought you great music from The Carpenters, Donna Summer, The Eagles, The Bee Gees, and more!  Re-live this groovy decade with these full three-hour and four-hour length classic American Top 40 shows ranging from 1970-1979.


The '80s
Artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Prince ruled the charts in the 1980s. Put on your sweatband and leg warmers, and enjoy these full four-hour length classic American Top 40 shows. The episodes range from 1980-1988.

Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Every Sunday morning, WJER listeners are treated to the smooth jazz sounds of The Dave Koz Radio Show. Dave welcomes guests like George Benson, Kenny G, Rick Braun, Keiko Matsui, and James Ingram – a lineup that gets music fans excited each week. In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Dave Koz has received nine Grammy® nominations, had nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, toured the world, been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and hosted the weekly two-hour internationally syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show continuously for more than 20 years. 

    Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.

Written and hosted by Radio Hall-of-Famer Dick Bartley, this weekly four-hour countdown is devoted to the classic hits of rock, pop, and soul from the late '60s to the early '80s. Presented in a fast-paced, top-20 style, The Classic Countdown features exclusive interview comments from the musicians, songwriters, and producers who made the music. It also includes entertaining news, movie, sports, and TV drop-ins. Tune in to WJER every Sunday evening to count down the hits with Dick Bartley!