BetteBack February 23, 1991: Styx, Bette Midler songs become anthems of war

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
February 23, 1991


Since the Persian Gulf War began 36 days ago, Styx’sShow Me The Way” and Bette Midler‘s “From a Distance” have become unofficial anthems for people with family and friends serving in the armed forces .

In each song, the singer asks for strength and courage to make it through life’s difficult times.

Bob Spence, program director for Aurora-based Y-108 FM, said the station has increased the rotation of these songs on its play lists, .
“Show Me The Way” is a topfive song nationwide and gets played every four hours, Spence said.

“From a Distance,” though no longer a top 10 hit, is aired every 24 to 36 hours.

“These two songs, plus any song that has a deep meaning seems to be requested,” Spence. said. “We’ve been trying to keep our finger on the pulse the of the community.”

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