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On the Radar, week of April 24

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Gooood morning everybody!

Papa Roach “Help” is #1^ again for the 4th consecutive week, up 37 spins.  Jumping 4 to 2^, Starset “Monster,” up a whopping 218 spins.  Track sales are up again, 5% this week of 4,700.  Rate the Music #2 men 18-24, #4 men overall, #2 people 18-34, #3 people 25-34.  New power rotation at KDJE.  If you don’t have Starset in power yet, make that move and let’s get the band their first #1 single.  3^ is Seether “Let You Down,” up 126 spins.  Strong track sales again this week, over 1150.  New power rotations at WFXH, WFTK, KAZR, KLAQ, WXNX and many more.  Scooting from 7 to 5^, Mastodon “Show Yourself.”  The track is up 48 spins.   (more…)


Joke Of The Week

Is sex a joke?
Because I don’t get it.

The oldest computer can be traced back to Adam and Eve.
It was an apple but with extremely limited memory. Just 1 byte. And then everything crashed.

My friends wife rang me today asking if I’d seen him.
“Not since yesterday.” I answered.
“I knew he was lying!” she screamed, “He told me that he was at your house all night.”
“Erm… he… has,” I replied.
“Don’t stick up for him! You just said that you hadn’t seen him since yesterday.”
“Yes, well…” I paused, “…We’ve been playing hide and seek.”

Carl opened a zoo and made the entry fee $60. No one turned up.
Carl made the entry fee $30. Yet again, no one turned up.
So, Carl made the zoo free to enter, soon enough, it was full.
Carl shut the gates, released the lions, and made the exit fee $60.

I wanted to marry my English teacher when she got out of jail.
But apparently, you can’t end a sentence with a proposition.

Why is “Dick” short for Richard?

Why did the sperm cross the road?
Because I put on the wrong pair of socks. (Really sorry.)

After a long day, I like to lie down on my bed, look up at the stars and think to myself:
Where the fuck has the roof gone?

My girlfriend and I laugh at how competitive we are.
But I laugh more.

A man goes to get his passport renewed.
He goes to the counter and is jotting down his personal information.
“Alright sir, can I have your full name please?”
“Pepepeter Bbbbbbbbryant”
“Excuse me, sir, are you a stutterer? ”
“No, ma’am, my father was a stutterer, and the guy who made my birth certificate, an asshole”.

An atom loses an electron.
It says, “man, I really gotta keep an ion them.”

A man woke up in the morning deeply repentant after a bitter fight with his wife the previous night.
He noticed with dismay the crate of beer bottles that had caused the fight.
He took it outside and started smashing the empty bottles one by one onto the wall.
He smashed the first bottle swearing, “you are the reason I fight with my wife”.
He smashed the second bottle, “you are the reason I don’t love my children”.
He smashed the third bottle, “you are the reason I don’t have a decent job”.
When he took the fourth bottle, he realized that the bottle was still sealed and was full. He hesitated for only a moment and said
“you stand aside, I know you were not involved.”


On the Radar, week of April 17

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Goood morning everybody!  Hope you all had a good holiday weekend, remember that Peeps will be 75-90% off in your retail establishments.  #1^ again this week, Papa Roach “Help.”  The track is up an additional 55 spins.  Jumping 5 to 3^, Seether “Let You Down.”  The track is up 147 spins.  Single sales are over 1200 again this week.  4^ is Starset “Monster,” up 50 spins.  Single sales of 1,797 this week, 40,398 to date.  Streaming this week, 411,160.  (#3 streaming rock record, behind alternative and top 40 hit artists Twenty One Pilots and Missio.)   New airplay at KEGL.  New rotation moves at WBYR and WTPT.  Moving a notch to 5^, Pop Evil “If Only for Now,” up 63 spins. (more…)


Killswitch Engage Are Releasing “AOJB” Vinyl and Beer

5901f44f-3771-4328-9b30-263eb0225810Killswitch Engage’s Alive or Just Breathing (Roadrunner) was released on May 21, 2002 and has since secured its reputation as a modern classic, as noted by its election to Decibel’s elite Hall of Fame canon. The record celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The band, which released its most recent album Incarnate in March 2016, is commemorating the occasion with an 180-gram black vinyl version of the album that drops on May 12.

Fans can pre-order the vinyl here; there are 15-year anniversary merch bundles also on sale. (more…)


Rock Out Till You Black Out with Mark “Elwood” Mailler

Profile 3By Gary Susalis

Rock N Roll! Mark “Elwood” Mailler here! I was born and raised in beautiful Jersey and a proud Monmouth University Graduate. I am 34 years old and currently live in Chicago. I am the Program Director and Morning Drive Host at WRXQ Q Rock 100.7 right outside of Chicago in Joliet, IL. I got into Rock Radio in college and got my first gig at WCHR The Hawk right on the Jersey Shore (I am not Italian, I’m Polish, so no fist pumping) From there I headed down south to Myrtle Beach, SC and spent many years at WKZQ where I pretty much did all day parts and learned a ton about the business with some great people including my best bud Mason Brazelle. After 7 years at KZQ, my wife was given a promotion to head the finance department at House of Blues Chicago for Live Nation. So I sadly had to leave KZQ and head north to Chicago. After a short run with IHEART radio and Good Day Chicago TV, I was given the chance to host Morning Drive at WRXQ and jumped all over it. Worked side by side with great programmers and personalities such as Mark Zander, Tim Dukes, and more. In 2014 I became Program Director and decided to make a change as WRXQ was a Classic Rock Format. I slowly began playing more Active Rock, 90s, and 2000s to move the format forward in the Rock Radio World. Huge Thank you to John Perry of WIIL who let me annoy him on a daily basis for info and more.  The last 4 years have been some of the most exciting years in my radio career and can’t wait to see what’s next! (more…)


On the Radar, week of April 10

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Goood morning everybody!  This past weekend I was up in Fresno for KKBZ’s Blazefest, featuring Shinedown, Sick Puppies and As Lions.  There was a big crowd, ready to rock from when the gate opened.  Each band got to showcase more of their material with extended sets.  As always, Shinedown brought down the house.  As Lions were impressive, and Sick Puppies has never disappointed.  Unfortunately, All That Remains had to cancel their appearance after Delta Airlines had problems at their hub in Atlanta due to violent thunderstorms.  Special thanks to KKBZ’s Jon Ballard and staff for their hospitality. Now on to the music. (more…)


5 Questions with Oshie Bichar from Beartooth

OshieBy Gary Susalis

1. First off, huge congrats on breaking into the Top 5 on the charts! How do you think radio’s love and support for the band has affected your most recent success?

Being on the radio is cool! It’s pretty wild to see a Beartooth song getting so much love in that world. If it’s bringing more people to the shows, we’re all for it!

2. Until recently, the rock genre seemed to be carried by the legacy artists who have been carrying the torch for nearly 2 decades. Now, there seems to be a new era of bands that are ready to take charge and lead the genre into the next era. Besides Beartooth, what other bands do you feel are the leaders of Rock and what is it about you and the other bands that have been drawing the masses in droves to your shows and to listen to your music? (more…)