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…)


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…)


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…)


Trans-Siberian Orchestra Creator and Guitarist Paul O’Neill Dies at 61

music-tsoSad news to report from theatrical rock phenoms Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Paul O’Neill, who created Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has passed away at age 61.

Before founding Trans-Siberian Orchestra and playing guitar in the group, O’Neill worked for Leber-Krebs Inc., the management company that helped launch the careers of Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Ted Nugent, The New York Dolls, Scorpions, Joan Jett and many others. He later made a name for himself as a prolific producer. O’Neill’s first major releases came with Aerosmith’s Classics Live I and Classics Live II in 1986 and 1987, respectively. From there, he became the go-to producer and co-writer for Savatage, manning the board for 10 albums from the American band. (more…)


Full Identities of Ghost Members Revealed, Lead Guitarist Opens Up on Breakup and Lawsuit Against Papa

53467_0_wide_ver1491489877Simon Soderberg, also known as Alpha, the former guitarist of Ghost, has revealed the identities of all the Nameless Ghouls that are suing frontman Tobias Forge, while also opening up on the whole situation with the following Facebook statement (via Reddit):

“As of yesterday we, four signatories from the band Ghost, have filed a lawsuit with the Linkoping District Court. We are suing Tobias Forge (‘Papa Emeritus’) – the band’s lead singer who has also been responsible for the finances of the band since its founding.

“As of the filing of this lawsuit we are requesting that the court, under penalty, oblige Tobias Forge to declare the incomes as well as expenses of the band concerning the years between 2011 and 2016. (more…)





Bobaflex Hits The Road

ccgf_TourPoster--1BOBAFLEX are hitting the road for their 2nd tour of the year as they continue to promote their new single HEY YOU (Pink Floyd cover).   The tour will include an appearance at the inaugural ROCK IN TO SPRING in Las Vegas (April 30th).

BOBAFLEX have been in the studio recording their yet untitled 8th album which is slated to be released this summer.   HEY YOU (Pink Floyd cover) is the lead single.

“Our first tour this year was a great run and a way for us to introduce HEY YOU as part of our live show and visit many radio stations playing it.” Marty McCoy says.  “This time around we been wanting to do shows with Another Lost Year for a several years and our schedules fell in to place so they will be with us through May 7th.”   Rounding out the bill will be Milwaukee’s The Complication fronted by Annie B. (more…)


WQLZ announces newest member!

Mo-WQLZMid-West Family Broadcasting rocker WQLZ-FM (Springfield, IL) is proud to announce the addition of Mo Lightning to the line-up. Mo will join PD Wes Styles on-air as part of the 3rd String Morning Show, replacing the recently exiting Kaytie.

Mo travels to us from California where he was the host/moderator for Wizard World Comic Con tour. With Wizard World he moderated for the likes of William Shatner, Stan Lee (creator of Marvel Comics), the cast of The Walking Dead, various WWE Superstars, and countless more. His previous stops in radio include WRSW, WRBR, and KBQI. (more…)


On the Radar, week of 4/3

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Goood morning everybody!  I hope you all had a good weekend. Let’s review the chart. Moving from #4 to 1^ this week, Papa Roach “Help.” The track is up 303 spins. Congratulations to the Eleven Seven crew.  At 2^, Korn “Take Me,” up 78 spins. Jumping 6 to 4^, Starset “Monster.”  Rate the Music scores: #1 men 18-24, #2 men 18-34, #1 people 18-24 and #2 people 18-34. New power rotation KNCN. “Monster” sold 1800 tracks sold this week, 37,000 to date, The album Vessels has sold 32,000 to date.  Now is the time to move this up in rotation- you are part of a great building story.  (more…)