Thursday 10pm: RadioMax Special – Music of Heatwave

Heatwave were an international funk/disco band formed in 1975. Its most popular lineup featured Americans Johnnie Wilder Jr. and Keith Wilder (vocals) of Dayton, Ohio; Englishman Rod Temperton (keyboards); Swiss Mario Mantese (bass); Czechoslovak Ernest “Bilbo” Berger (drums); Jamaican Eric Johns (guitar); and Briton Roy Carter (guitar).

They were known for their singles “Boogie Nights”, “The Groove Line”, and “Always and Forever”.

Johnnie Wilder died in his sleep at his home in Dayton, Ohio on May 13, 2006. On 5 October 2016, Temperton’s death was announced after what was described by his music publisher as “a brief aggressive battle with cancer”. Temperton had died at the age of 66 in London the previous week and his funeral had already taken place. The exact date of his death was not announced. Keith Wilder died on October 29, 2017.

In Memoriam: Keith Wilder (1952 – 2017)

(TMZ) Keith Wilder, the lead singer of the ’70s funk band Heatwave, has died.

Wilder’s had several massive hits, including “Always and Forever,” “Boogie Nights” and “The Groove Line.”
Wilder had been suffering from serious health problems recently and died in his sleep Sunday, according to his cousin and bandmate, Billy Jones.

“Always and Forever” was the group’s biggest hit … as it went platinum. “Boogie Nights” broke the top 10.
Keith summed up his band simply … “We just kept it real and kept it pure.” The group was nominated for 2 Grammys but didn’t win.

Wilder was 65.

Heatwave were an international funk/disco band formed in 1975. Its most popular lineup featured Americans Johnnie Wilder Jr. and Keith Wilder (vocals) of Dayton, Ohio; Englishman Rod Temperton (keyboards); Swiss Mario Mantese (bass); Czechoslovak Ernest “Bilbo” Berger (drums); Jamaican Eric Johns (guitar); and Briton Roy Carter (guitar).

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

I’ve got some nice songs for you this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” You’ll hear: Sylvester, Heatwave, the Bar-Kays, Gene Chandler, the Impressions, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Bloodstone, Phil Collins & Phillip Bailey, Main Ingredient and others. Check us out at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” just for you this “Hump Day” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7am ET

Music_Of_The_Year_1978This week on the Sounds of The 70s it’s “The Hits from this Week in 1978 & 1979” with Dan Varroney today at 7:00 am ET at http://www.radiomaxmusic.com. We’ll feature, Andy Gibb, A Taste of Honey, City Boy, Bob Welch, Cars, Robert Palmer Jackson Browne, Bill Labounty, Jefferson Starship, ELO, Cheap Trick, Eddie Rabbit, Heatwave, Eddie Money, John Stewart, Donna Summer, and so much more.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

summer-kickoffIt’s the “Seventies Summer Kick-Off” with Dan Varroney tonight at 7:00 pm ET. We’ll feature popular summer tunes from the Bee Gees, Eddie Money, The Jackson 5, Grass Roots, Gordon Lightfoot, Joe Cocker, Derek and the Dominos, Heatwave, Lobo, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Maynard Ferguson, Orleans, Skylark, Wings, Frankie Valli, Gallery, Pilot, Deep Purple, The Eagles, Dobie Gray, Styx, The Partridge Family, Billy Joel, Elvis Presley and so much more.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

70sIt’s Seventies Prom Night tonight at 7:00 pm ET. Tonight we’ll feature tunes popular on Prom Night throughout the Seventies. You’ll hear Bob Welch, Captain and Tennille, The Raspberries, Led Zeppelin, Bachmann Turner Overdrive, Peaches and Herb, ABBA, Billy Joel, Chicago, ELO, Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Croce, Eric Clapton, Bread, Heatwave, Player, Thin Lizzy and so much more.