92.9 WTUG will be counting down the best old-school R&B with some classic hip hop joints from #500 to #1 all this holiday weekend. It kicks off Friday, May 27th at 9 a.m. and runs until Monday, May 30th.

The “Old School 500 Countdown” is more than just a countdown. It tells the stories behind the greatest songs of all time. It’s the message behind the music, from the people who made the music. There will be over 450 interviews that you don’t want to miss.

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Be sure to listen live on the free 92.9 WTUG app while you are spending time with your family & friends, cooking out, playing a game of spades, or at the swimming pool.

Listen out for exclusive interviews with Rick James, Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson, Freddie Jackson, and many others. Seriously, there will be 450 interviews all this holiday weekend.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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