1978 – The Post-Disco Era


Steely Dan - FM Dire StraitsThe Last Waltz



Thank goodness the Disco storm from the previous year had subsided somewhat while Progressive Rock was reclaiming its territory as Rock music’s true art form!

Musically-speaking, 1978 was a good year with plenty of variety across multiple genres.  As for me, I was living and breathing College Radio 24/7 during that year..

Also In 1978:

  • Minimum wage in the U.S. was $2.65 per hour
  • The average annual income was $16,975
  • A new car sold for $5,405
  • You could build a new house for $54,749
  • A loaf of bread was 42 cents
  • A gallon of gas was 63 cents
  • First Class postage was only 15 cents

This week, we’ve programmed a good show… a true and varied sampling, respectful of both your ears and eyes…

Listen to Progressive FM Rock from 1978 right here right now on TuneIn!

So what were your favorite tunes from this year?  Please share your thoughts, comments and opinions with us….

And thanks for listening!