It was a very nice surprise to find out that our show, Back To The 80’s, has been elevated into the Catholic Mass Media Awards Hall Of Fame, for winning the category Best Entertainment Radio Program 3 times (2003, 2004, 2008). I wasn’t even aware of such an honor! It was also a nice touch that on the year that we received the Hall Of Fame award, the show was again nominated in the same category. 2 other RX special programs were finalists in their categories, The Rx Concert Series and The Love Clinic.
I was really nervous to receive the award, but at the same time relieved when I found out that there were no speeches this year so all I had to do was to accept the award, pose for pictures, then go back to my seat.
It has been quite a journey for the show, having started it as Back To The 70’s, then stretched it to Back To The Seventies and Beyond (hosted by Bruce Romano during the 3 years we “disappeared”). And eventually Back To The 80’s when I hosted the show once again, upon our return in 2002. I think it’s just a matter of time before we transmogrify once again into Back To The 90’s anytime soon.
The show progressed at a brisk pace, with only a handful of presentors, handing out the awards my medium (print, radio, television). With no speeches, the awards were pretty much handed out at a comfortable speed. Of course Back To The 80’s is a team effort, Raphael Reyes writes the script, I host the program, and Tom Alvarez produces the final product. So we 3 share this award, and hopefully our listeners continue to enjoy the program, as we try to keep it as fresh as nostalgia gets, and we’re crossing our fingers that the show will still be on air for as long as people enjoy listening to it.
Flash, it’s the 2010’s! Will Back To The 90’s be nominated for any awards? Good night.