22Jun/17

“Real Rock Nights” debuts on 6/23

“Real Rock Nights” is the brainchild of KSHP-DB’s Alan “Shep” Shepherd, and is an idea that was born out of necessity rather than his “want” to return as a radio air-talent.

After searching for quality rock shows currently in syndication, it became apparent that there were very few that entertained the idea of being on a digital station. A large hole existed for professional DB specialty shows. (more…)

22Jun/17

WZBH Welcomes Carolina as new MD/Middays

ADAMS RADIO GROUP SALISBURY/OCEAN CITY Active Rock WZBH (93.5 THE BEACH) PD JOHNNY MAZE checks in to announce that CAROLINA has joined as the new Music Director/Middays on WZBH. She comes from sister ADAMS RADIO GROUP LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO where she was on air at KHQT/KSNM.  Previous experience for CAROLINA includes her time at KFMA in Tuscon, AZ. MAZE crosses the hall where he was on the air in afternoons at sister Classic Rock WGBG BIG 98.5 to host afternoons on The Beach. Rounding out the lineup, WZBH signs HARDDRIVE XL to be heard every weeknight from 7p – 12a.

20Jun/17

Foo Fighters Announce ‘Concrete and Gold’ Album, U.S. Tour and Cal Jam Fest Concert Event

Foo Fighters have been rolling out new songs in the live setting of late, which teased the fact that new music was en route. We can now tell you that the band has a new album titled Concrete and Gold that’s set to arrive on Sept. 15 via Roswell Records / RCA.

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” says Dave Grohl about the upcoming release. Pre-orders for the album have already started at the band’s website.  Read More

19Jun/17

On the Radar, week of June 19

Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  Did you know that mangoes can get sunburned?  I just learned this on my Snapple cap.  Let’s get to the music.  We have a new #1^ this week, Stone Sour “Song #3.”  The track is up 135 spins.  This is a nice accomplishment in just eight weeks.  #3^ is Metallica “Now That We’re Dead,” up 93 spins.  New power rotation at WCPR, WFXH and WXQR.  Moving 6 to 4^, Royal Blood “Lights Out,” up 80 spins. (more…)

12Jun/17

On the Radar, week of June 12

Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  I hope you all had a good weekend- we’re a week away from the official summer solstice. Let’s get to the music. Moving up from #2 to #1^ this week, Volbeat “Black Rose f/ Danko Jones,” up a whopping 205 spins.  Moving a notch to 2^, Stone Sour “Song #3,” up 129 spins.  Moving 5 to 3^, Metallica “Now That We’re Dead,” up 112 spins.   (more…)

05Jun/17

On the Radar, week of June 5

Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  I hope everyone had a good weekend. Let’s check out this week’s Active Rock chart.  Seether “Let You Down” continues its four week reign at #1.  Moving a notch to #2^ is Volbeat “Black Rose” featuring Danko Jones, up 47 spins.  Only 95 spins separate the two.  Moving 5 to 3^ is Stone Sour “Song #3.”  The track is up 180 spins.  4^ is Mastodon “Show Yourself,” up 24 spins.  Moving 7 to 5^, Metallica “Now That We’re Dead.”  The track is up a whopping 203 spins.

Moving a notch to 8^, Royal Blood “Lights Out.”  #9 is Skillet “Back From the Dead.”  Moving a notch to #10, Avenged Sevenfold “God Damn.”   (more…)

25May/17

Rock On The Range Wraps Biggest Year Ever With 135,000 In Attendance

Metallica by Sam Shapiro

The 11th annual Rock On The Range was the festival’s biggest year yet, with a sellout crowd of 135,000 in attendance May 19, 20 & 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Though the weekend began with challenges due to inclement weather and the unexpected tragedy of Chris Cornell’s passing, in the end the music and performances shone through. Through these challenges, Rock On The Range carried on, sets were rescheduled to accommodate the weather delays, and the weekend was capped by a first-ever ROTR performance from the legendary Metallica. (more…)

23May/17

On the Radar, week of May 22

maxresdefault-9-1Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  We are saddened and shocked to hear of the death of Chris Cornell.  He was and innovator, collaborator, magnificent vocalist, talented musician and poetic songwriter.  Welcome to the Hand of God, Chris.  May you Rest In Peace and always in our hearts.

Addiction, depression, anxiety and other mental disorders effect millions of Americans.  We would be remiss not to take this opportunity to mention this and provide a couple of resources:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (open 24 hrs, 7 days)
800.273.8255. Also information, help and prevention here.  Sadly, all of us know someone who suffers from addiction, mental or emotional disorders. (more…)

18May/17

Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Dies at 52

Chris_Cornell_2015Absolutely shocking and tragic news, as Chris Cornell suddenly died last night (May 17) at the age of 52 following Soundgarden‘s performance at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
Cornell, a dynamic vocalist and guitarist whose versatile showmanship as Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog’s frontman was a signpost of the grunge era.
We are devastated by the sudden loss of this true rock legend. Our condolences go out to his family, friends! R.I.P. Chris! 🙁

16May/17

Buckcherry Guitarist Keith Nelson and Drummer Xavier Muriel Exit the Band

BuckcherryIt may have surprised a few earlier this month when it was revealed that Buckcherry‘s Josh Todd and Stevie D were starting up a new group known as Josh Todd & the Conflict, but that apparently is just the beginning of a bigger shakeup in the Buckcherry ranks. Todd’s longtime cohort in Buckcherry, guitarist Keith Nelson, and drummer Xavier Muriel have both exited the band.

Stevie D. confirmed the news in a social media posting, while also stating that the band plans to honor their scheduled Buckcherry dates with Kevin Roentgen and Sean Winchester sitting in on their summer shows. Winchester is also the drummer for Josh Todd & the Conflict.

The guitarist’s statement on the matter reads as follows.

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