It’s 1960. It’s Saturday. Super Duper Charlie Cooper is about to count down this week’s Top 10 hits. On Monday, you’ll head to Turner’s Records to buy the No. 1 hit. On a 45. For $1.

If you remember those days – or wonder about how people got music before downloads – you’ll enjoy the Sept. 10 Second Saturday at the West Virginia State Museum at the Culture Center. From 10 a.m. to
2 p.m., Charlie Cooper will be taking a shift at Radio WVSM.

“Surrounded by the sounds from the 50s and 60s, I’ll be showing everyone how the earliest DJs made their magic with old studio equipment – including spinning turntables,” Cooper said. “Visitors will discover how the DJs ignited a cultural revolution with the sounds of popular music.” Cooper will share his insight into the music market then and now in the studio, which will be set up in the museum’s Soda Shop.

Second Saturday programs are designed for all ages. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information about the West Virginia State Museum, call 304-558-0162.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.