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WQLZ Adds To Line-up With Addition of Kaytie F.

Wes Styles, Operations Manager of Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WQLZ & WLCE, has officially announced the hiring of Kaytie Fajfar to the Springfield, IL cluster.Styles tells RadioContraband “We’re excited to have Kaytie join the team at WQLZ. Though we can’t say what her official role is just yet… I can say ...

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On The Radar, week of 3/30

On The Radar, week of 3/30

Robert England Goood morning everybody!  As we enter April, there will be no jokes here, just the facts, man.  Let’s get right to it.  The Foo Fighters “Congregation” continue their stronghold on the #1* slot this week, with 2* Halestorm “Apocalyptic” making up a little ground with the Cumulus rock stations ...

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WXRX looking for Afternoon Host.....

WE can't begin to believe there is an opening available!   Mid-West Family Broadcasting/Rockford is looking for a  Talented Afternoon Host.   You  must be able to relate and entertain a Rock Audience.   Must possess MONSTER production skills and be be prepared to put the Rock in RockfordCall Jim Stone if you ...

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Life, Radio.....and Zoolander with Brock Havens

I get to talk about myself!  YAY!!  So, I started in radio kind of by accident.  Summer of 2004 I was taking a tour of my soon-to-be campus at Elmhurst College, which is just 18 miles (or 2 hours in traffic) west of Chicago.  I was going there to play ...

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On the Radar, week of March 23

On the Radar, week of March 23

Robert England Goood morning!  It’s a beautiful Monday, so let’s get this done.  There’s a lot of big records on your desk today, including Muse “Dead Inside.”  This is one of the most important rock bands on the planet right now.  They sell out arenas quicker than the Buffalo Bills are ...

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Editorial

On The Radar, week of 3/30

Posted March 30th, 2015 by beatrixd and filed in Editorial
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canvasRobert England

Goood morning everybody!  As we enter April, there will be no jokes here, just the facts, man.  Let’s get right to it.  The Foo Fighters “Congregation” continue their stronghold on the #1* slot this week, with 2* Halestorm “Apocalyptic” making up a little ground with the Cumulus rock stations moving the track to power.  The track is exactly 180 spins behind the Foos, with Pretty Reckless “Follow Me down” at #3*, and The Offspring “Coming For You” at #4*. Waiting its turn Sixx AM “Stars” at #5. Now with 4 new increases into power and a Cumulus Rock re-add Sixx AM is back in the race. Continue Reading »

Industry Profiles

Life, Radio…..and Zoolander with Brock Havens

Posted March 23rd, 2015 by beatrixd and filed in Industry Profiles
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BH PICI get to talk about myself!  YAY!!  So, I started in radio kind of by accident.  Summer of 2004 I was taking a tour of my soon-to-be campus at Elmhurst College, which is just 18 miles (or 2 hours in traffic) west of Chicago.  I was going there to play football and more than likely just get a teaching degree, that is, until we came across the campus radio station.  88.7 WRSE was where I did my first broadcast ever and caught the radio bug.  I recently listened to an old aircheck of my show “Classic Rock with Brock”(catchy, right?)…not gonna lie…it was terrible.  Anyways, I spent 2 years there and also interned at 97.9 the Loop & Q101 before I finally said “This is it.  This is what I want to do with my life.”  So, January of 2007, I moved out to Huntington Beach, California to attend the Academy of Radio & Television Broadcasting. Continue Reading »

News

WQLZ Adds To Line-up With Addition of Kaytie F.

Posted March 30th, 2015 by beatrixd and filed in News
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QLZ-Site-Header_DropShadow2Wes Styles, Operations Manager of Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WQLZ & WLCE, has officially announced the hiring of Kaytie Fajfar to the Springfield, IL cluster.

Styles tells RadioContraband “We’re excited to have Kaytie join the team at WQLZ. Though we can’t say what her official role is just yet… I can say that this is only the start of a sinister plot for complete domination in the market.” Continue Reading »

Tour Announcements

AC/DC Announces U.S And Canadian Tour Dates

Posted February 12th, 2015 by beatrixd and filed in Tour Announcements
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12487413_max_1After opening the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, AC/DC will be carrying that momentum into a string of U.S. and Canadian tour dates this summer.

The tour will kick off in Foxborough, Massachusetts on August 22 and conclude in Los Angeles on September 28. The new ‘Rock or Bust’ tour has 13 North American stops and is the first time the band will perform in the states since the ‘Black Ice’ tour that began in 2008. 

Chris Slade will be on drumming duties for the tour just as he was for the Grammy show. Last year, drummer Phil Rudd was released from the group when he was charged with threatening to kill a man in the AC/DC family. Continue Reading »

Artist Profiles

Aranda

Posted January 21st, 2015 by beatrixd and filed in Artist Profiles
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arandaListening to hard-hitting rock band Aranda is explosive — like combining Woodstock with hearing the blast of an atom bomb — it’s an experience!

Brothers Dameon and Gabe Aranda have been writing and playing music together since they were kids. Music has always been a major force in their lives. Continue Reading »

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Like A Storm: The Down Under Beer Challenge

Posted March 2nd, 2015 by admin and filed in NEW VIDEO

 

Halestorm – “Amen” [Official Music Video]