Razor 94.7 welcomes new mid-day host and digital coordinator

Razor947 clearWoodward Radio Group is happy to announce the addition of new mid-day host, Kaytie to the team at Razor 94.7 (WZOR-FM). Kaytie will also be serving as digital coordinator for both Razor and 105.7 WAPL, Wisconsin’s Rock Station.

“Kaytie will be a great addition to Razor’s lineup and the culture at Woodward Radio Group,” says WAPL/WZOR Brand Manager Ryan “Elwood” Bjorn. “She’s incredibly passionate about connecting with the audience and making a positive impact in the community.” (more…)


RadioContraband Wraps Up Another Successful Rock Convention

kurt awardThe RADIO CONTRABAND ROCK RADIO CONVENTION 2017 wrapped up another successful event which ran from last WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th thru FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th at the HARD ROCK HOTEL in LAS VEGAS, NV. The event kicked off last WEDNESDAY night with a Kick Off Party at GOOSE ISLANDS club in HARD ROCK HOTEL.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY featured several panels and there were also Artist Listening parties and Meet & Greets with ELEVEN SEVEN’s PAPA ROACH and ISLAND RECORD’s INCUBUS, plus a Q & A with CAROLINE artist ALTER BRIDGE.

The event also included Music Showcases at the HARD ROCK CAFÉ and VINYL in the HARD ROCK HOTEL.

The festivities concluded on FRIDAY evening with the Rock Radio Awards for 2016 at VINYL in the HARD ROCK HOTEL. Hosted by hARDDRIVE Radio host LOU BRUTUS, here is the complete list of this year’s winners: (more…)


Megadeth Win Best Metal Performance at 59th Annual Grammy Awards

1486964352664Congratulations to Megadeth for winning Best Metal Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards!

Nominees included Baroness’ “Shock Me,” Gojira’s “Silvera,” Korn’s “Rotting in Vain” and Periphery’s “The Price is Wrong.”

“Fantastic! Only took 12 tries to get this,” Mustaine said during his acceptance speech. “Last time we were here we were talking to Kenny G and he asked me how many times we were here and he goes, ‘We’ll 11 isn’t that bad.’ I said, ‘How many times did it take you?’ And he said, ’21,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, my god. If it takes 21 times… I don’t know if I’ll live that long.”

Mustaine continued, “It’s a little weird that we ended up being category 69, but somebody’s got a sense of humor.”

Take a look at the rock and metal categories below and the winner in each category:




7huu_SR17DAY1PapaRoachonDeck2M4A20792byChris--1After selling out in record time, ShipRocked 2017 set sail from Miami on January 16 onboard Carnival Victory for four days and nights of a three-ringed floating rock ‘n’ roll circus on the high seas, led by headliners Breaking Benjamin, along with Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil and more. 3,000 ShipRockers shared in “The Greatest Vacation On Earth,” enjoying a packed itinerary of more than 40 performances from 20+ bands – including a pair of unforgettable deck stage sets from ShipRocked’s own all star band The Stowaways — a day on the beach on beautiful Grand Turk in Turks & Caicos, sideshows, theme nights, and more. (more…)


WIIL is looking afternoon on-air talent….

wiilAlpha Media – Waukegan-Kenosha is looking for a talented professional Afternoon Drive On-Air Talent for Northern Chicagoland Active Rock Station, 95 WIIL Rock. The ideal candidate is an experienced on-air personality who is capable of wearing many hats on the programming team, is able to assist with the promotions department, and has a passion for the rock format and lifestyle. The right person understands the interaction between the talent, clients, and audience at live remotes, appearances, station events, and on-air are a vital part of the station’s ratings and success. (more…)


Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Korn, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour Lead All-Star Lineup For Chicago Open Air

7huu_AdmatCOA2017--1The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including legendary rock artists Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count, and many more.

Check out the official Chicago Open Air video announcement.

Tickets for Chicago Open Air go on sale Friday, January 20 at Noon CT at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.

In addition to three days of nonstop rock, Chicago Open Air’s celebration of everything loud will also include Gourmet Man Food featuring local and regional cuisine, the Headbangers Bier Hall highlighting top brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences, and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. The weekend gets started with The Chicago Open Air Kick Off Fiesta (details to be announced in February) and the official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party at Concord Music Hall on Thursday, July 13.

The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows: (more…)


Is a Smashing Pumpkins Reunion in the Works?

Smashing-PumpkinsIn January of last year, Smashing Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan expressed little desire to reunite the band’s classic lineup that delivered all-time albums like Gish and Siamese Dream. His stance seemed to soften as the year played out and now there’s even more reason to believe fans will have the opportunity to witness the core four members of the legendary alternative band back onstage together.

As a guest on 99.7 WLUP, Corgan told Mancow Muller (audio below), “I just talked to (Pumpkins guitarist James Iha) the other day — things look good for us to play.” The Smashing Pumpkins frontman was reluctant to reveal whether this meant Iha would be rejoining the group or playing with Corgan in some other capacity.

In March of 2016, Iha stepped onstage with Corgan and original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (listed as a touring member of the band) in Los Angeles as part of the Pumpkins’ ‘In Plainsong’ tour. The guitarist played through songs like “Mayonaise,” “Soma,” “Rocket,” “Spaceboy,” “Today,” “Whir” and “Disarm.” Read More


Rock On The Range Sells Out In Record Time

7huu_rotr2016colorlogowithlightening-1Tickets for the 11th annual Rock On The Range have sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale. This marks the fifth consecutive advance sell-out for Rock On The Range, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America’s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival. +LIVE+, featuring the group’s original lineup of Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion) has just been added to Rock On The Range, along with Of Mice & Men. (more…)