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24Jul/17

On the Radar, week of July 24

Robert England

Gooood morning everybody!  We have a brand new #1^ this week, up from #2, Foo Fighters “Run” up 89 spins.  Stone Sour “Song #3” moves to #2, Metallica “Now That We’re Dead” is #3.  4^ is Royal Blood “Lights Out.”  5^ is Rise Against “The Violence.”

#6^ is Highly Suspect “Little One.”  Moving a notch to #7^, Greta Van Fleet “Highway Tune.”  The track is up a whopping 169 spins.  8^ is I Prevail “Alone.”  Single sales + SES = 3832 this week.  The album, “Lifeline” streams at 81 million.  The track is up 103 spins.  9^ is Green Day “Revolution Radio,” up 24 spins. 10^ is In This Moment “Oh Lord,” up 39 spins.   (more…)

23Jul/17

Joke Of The Week

This morning, the doctor told me I was colorblind.
It came completely out of the orange.

A man really hated his wife’s cat. One day, unbeknownst to his wife, he put the cat in his car and took it to the end of the block and let it go. When he got home he saw that the cat had beat him home.
Undeterred, he put the cat in the car and took it a few miles across the city and tossed it out the car again. Upon returning home, he was astonished to see that the cat had beat him home again.
Determined at this point, the man took the cat and drove him across the city, over the river, through the woods, and clear across three counties before putting the cat outside and driving off.
Several hours later the man’s wife was at home when the phone rang. She picked up and it was her husband.
“Is the cat there?” He asked.
“Yes…” she replied.
“Well put him on the phone, I’m lost”

I gave away all my dead batteries today.
Free of charge.

My doctor recommended to eat at Burger King more often
Well he said I should not have McDonalds anymore, but I know what he meant.

My friend, who’s star sign was cancer, died very ironically.
He was mauled by a giant crab.

I burned my Hawaiian pizza today
Should’ve cooked it on aloha temperature

The punch line comes before the question.
What’s the worst part about time traveling jokes?

What kind of shoes do kidnappers wear?
White Vans.

What do you call the grasshopper police?
Grasscoppers.

20Jul/17

Wayland: Write, Record, Tour… Rinse & Repeat

By Gary Susalis

Over the last few years the genre of rock has been pulled in so many different directions, leaving timeless vocal melodies and guitars to become far and few between. Wayland naturally possesses these qualities and more. Formed in 2010, the band was soon signed to Kiefer Sutherland’s Iron Works Records by hit singer/ song writer/ producer Jude Cole. Managed by Jesse James Dupree, Wayland released their first single “Welcome To My Head” which experienced high ranking on Mainstream and Active Rock charts. The follow up charting single “Reno” began to showcase Wayland’s diverse influences, from huge vocal harmony reminiscent of classic rock icons like Journey and Queen, and thick crunchy guitar riffs and pounding drums leaning on the hard rock side of the spectrum. With the release of 2014s “Get A Little” the band’s music video for the song went viral online bringing in massive social media and YouTube numbers, causing the song to hit #6 on ITunes Rock charts. 2016 brought the Active Rock radio hit single “Bloody Sunrise” taking the band into almost 5 straight years of non-stop touring, boasting 250+ shows a year. There’s no signs of Wayland slowing down any time soon. A full length album is expected in 2017 followed by a full tour in support of the release.

1. The band has been at it for 7 years now. What has been the biggest lesson you have individually learned about being in a band and collectively, what have you learned about making music for a living? (more…)

17Jul/17

On the Radar, week of July 17

Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  Is it hot enough for you?  There’s been some pretty hot records out there, so let’s discuss.  Number 1 again this week is Stone Sour “Song #3.”  This the fifth consecutive week.  Sitting patiently at #2^, Foo Fighters “Run,” up 48 spins.  #3^ is Metallica “Now That We’re Dead,” up 65 spins.  Only 13 spins separate the track from the Foo Fighters.  It’s going to be interesting.  4^ is Royal Blood “Lights Out,” up 75 spins.  5^, Rise Against “The Violence,” up 28 spins.

6^ is Highly Suspect “Little One,” up 67 spins.  7^ is I Prevail, “Alone.”  New close out adds at KISW, WRAT, WTPT and KMRQ.  Over 1300 single sales again this week, over 48,000 to date.  The album, “Lifeline,” over 108,000 to date.  Scooting from 10 to 8^, Greta Van Fleet “Highway Tune.”  The track is up 148 spins.  New airplay at KQXR and WXQR. WTPT moves the record to power this week. New adds at press time, Music Choice and WXRX. Moving a notch to 10^, In This Moment “Oh Lord.” (more…)

10Jul/17

On the Radar, week of July 10

Robert England

Gooood morning everybody!  I hope everyone is well rested from the 4th of July holiday.  Pace yourself- our next 3 day holiday is not until September 4th.  And that makes me sad.

The Bob UK chart disclaimer:  With the four day holiday last week and many people taking the week off, many of your favorite artists may show some fluctuation.  Not a time for a knee-jerk reaction.  Make your decisions wisely, grasshopper.

Number one again this week is Stone Sour “Song #3.”  When I see this title, it makes me think of The Count singing this song on Sesame Street.  (more…)

06Jul/17

Looking Ahead with Greta Van Fleet

By Gary Susalis

Firing twin barrels of arena-rock muscle and moving melodies, Greta Van Fleet is a modern rock & roll band rooted in the genre’s strongest traditions: super-sized hooks, raw riffage and the sweeping vocals of a front man who was born to wail.

The four-piece formed in Frankenmuth, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, where 20 year-old twin brothers Josh and Jake Kiszka began playing shows with their 17 year-old younger brother, Sam, and 17 year-old family friend Danny Wagner. Holding their practices in the Kiszka family garage and road-testing their songs onstage throughout Michigan, the four became a band of brothers whose songs mix classic chops with the thrill of teenage angst.

From sing-along choruses to fiery guitar solos, Greta Van Fleet rounds up a highlight reel of rock & roll heroics. These guys aren’t revivalists; they’re looking ahead, breathing new life into a sound that’s blasted out of car dashboards and living room stereos for decades. Arena-rock is a movement, and Greta Van Fleet just gave it a new set of wheels. (more…)

30Jun/17

Dylan Gordeuk. The New Captain of WSOU, Pirate Radio

I’m from Highland Park, a tiny town in central Jersey that’s known for being the birthplace of the band-aid and a lot of retired hippies. It is right across the Raritan River from Rutgers University, where most of my high school class ended up attending. I did not want to be near anyone I already knew for my college experience, so I ended up applying to Seton Hall based solely on being familiar with their radio station, WSOU.

I was not even planning to join the station until a friend dragged me up the elevator to where I would unknowingly spend a huge part of my collegiate career. I became Assistant Music Director after my first year and two years later, I was handed the keys to the Music Department.

 As far as my interest in music, I listened to more 50’s rock and acapella than any middle school kid should back in the day. Fortunately, I was never beat up for it. One day a group came on my Pandora playlist that covered Iron Maiden’s “Fear of the Dark”, after that I was hooked to a completely different genre. (more…)

26Jun/17

Oh the Radar, week of June 26

Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  As the 4th of July comes next week, I’ll be in Philadelphia watching our founding fathers rolling in their graves.  It’s going to be a busy week, so let’s get right to the music.  #1^ for the second week in a row is Stone Sour “Song #3,” up 77 spins.  The album, “Hydrograd,” is out June 30.  Can’t wait to hear “Song #1” and “Song #2.”  Moving a notch to 2^, Metallica “Now That We’re Dead,” up 109 spins.  Jumping from 6 to 3^, Foo Fighters “Run,” up 284 spins.  #5^ is Royal Blood “Lights Out.”  The track is up 70 spins. (more…)

23Jun/17

Radkey’s Rad Key To Success

By Gary Susalis

COMIC BOOKS. BOREDOM. ROCK N ROLL. VIDEO GAMES. MISFITS. RAMONES. WEEZER. THE MIDDLE OF AMERICA. THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. NIRVANA. PIZZA. DAD’S RECORD COLLECTION. SKATEBOARDS. AFROPUNK. MORE PIZZA.

A QUEST TO END FALSE ROCK.

That, in a nutshell, is Radkey. Def: Rad-Key. As in: “The Key to Rad-Ness”.

Like any great rock band, the gas in Radkey’s tank has been a will to rock on their terms. As pre-teens growing up in the Nowheresville of Saint Joseph, Missouri, they enrolled in rock n roll high school as their ticket out. With music-obsessed dad-and-former Wal-Mart employee, Matt Radke as road manager, the brothers played their first show opening for Fishbone in 2011 and haven’t looked back since. (more…)