Thursday, April 28, 2011

ARCA CD & Record Show Update

The CD & Record Show is still on! Obviously, the storms that raged through Alabama on April 27 caused a lot of damage and was responsible for many deaths. We at ARCA are very saddened to hear the horrific stories from everyone affected by this. Some of our own members were hit in one way or another. The Bessemer area where the Civic Center is (our show location) was not affected. There are no travel problems or power problems in vincinity. All interstates are open and the hotels in the area are fine. All of our dealers are still coming and are very much looking forward to it.

We hope to have a great crowd in spite of the storm damage throughout the state. The weather for both days of the show is supposed to be fantastic. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Almost Show Time

The 30th annual ARCA CD & Record show is April 29th & 30th. The show opens for general admission at 4 P.M. on Friday (April 29th) with a special early bird period at 1 P.M. Even with a date conflict with the Austin Show, which was scheduled much later than the ARCA show, we are nearing a sellout of dealer space. This year’s show will feature many of your favorite dealers as well as several new ones. We recommend you allow plenty of time to browse the huge dealer inventory.

Brother John of 97.7, the Peach will be our special guest Saturday morning (April 30th). Brother John has been around the Birmingham radio market since the early 70s and has been the anchor DJ of the Peach for the last five years. Come meet, talk music and share memories with Brother John between 10 A.M. to noon.

We are experiencing a large number of out of state visitors to our CD & Record Show Page. If you haven’t previously been to our show, please contact us if you need any recommendations/advice. We want your trip to be both productive and enjoyable. We can be reached at

If you are bringing children, Alabama Adventure Theme Park. opens on April 30th. It’s located one exit away. After we close Saturday, head to the Schaeffer Crawfish Boil. for food and entertainment.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Meeting - Special Guest

This was a last minute confirmation, but we are happy to announce that Brother John of 97.7, the Peach will be our special guest at this month's meeting on April 16. Brother John has been around the Birmingham radio market for quite some time and has been with the Peach for several years. In fact, he is their anchor DJ. He has agreed to come talk with us about his days in radio and should have some very interesting stories to tell. The Peach is the only station in Birmingham to still play all Oldies. I say Birmingham because, although the station was based in Chilton County, they have moved their tower, boosted their signal and are in the process of moving their studios to Pelham. You can now pick them up in Chilton, Shelby and Jefferson counties clearly. Guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings which are at the Homewood Library from 2 until around 4:30, and, bring a friend.