Welcome to the Nostalgic Ramber

Hans Jeff Borger is heard on WRGE 97.9 FM in Ocala, FL featuring Christian programming.

"The Nostalgic Rambler" radio show previously heard on Gene Martin & Friends has been suspended due to my commitments at WRGE.

Why a blog? I wrote a book "The Little Grownup: a nostalgic Michigan boyhood" which should appeal to most baby boomers. A mass market book? Well, not yet...but the potential is there! (Be sure to buy it at "finer on line bookstores" everywhere!)

The comments presented in "The Nostalgic Rambler" probably won't be of interest to the masses...anymore. If grandma and grandpa and their friends were still alive, then it would be a different story.

I live in the past. My time warp is a comfortable cocoon even if it sometimes drives my wife crazy. The music of the 1940s and 50s, the stars of those days were big stuff in their day, but are now almost forgotten. Oddly enough, I was born in '64 so those iconic years were for the most part over by that time.

Through "The Nostalgic Rambler" I maybe can help share my love and knowledge for those times and things...all at one time important pieces of Americana but now a bit faded in memory.

The woman who did the blog about cooking all of Julia Childs' French Cuisine Cookbook in a year got a sweet movie deal out of her blog experience. I wouldn't mind that but would be happy to know that you are reading this....and maybe enjoying my time warp, too.

Hans Jeff Borger

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Gene Martin Big Band Dance Party

As you might know, my radio show "The Nostalgic Rambler" is heard Saturdays from 2-4pm on WKSG 89.5 fm in Ocala as well as on line at www.TheGeneMartinShow.com.

Gene is "Mr. Music" of our area and has been a beloved radio man for years. November 2 he held a big band dinner dance at the Ocala Hilton and the fans came out of the woodwork to attend. It reminded me of what it must have been like in the big band heyday.

Singer Mark Raisch was the star singer, dazzling the audience

People still love to dance to good music!

It was great to see the folks come up and talk to Gene about how much they love the music on the radio station. 

Gene Martin was a bit under the weather due to a recent illness. He couldn't play his sax for the crowd,  but he still managed to get some of those desserts he always talks about on his program....

Here's a pic of me with Gene and Don Bruce who also has a show on the station. Thanks to all those who attended and who told me they are out there listening!