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I'm the co-host of THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl (Sunday nights, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org).  As a freelance writer, I contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006, wrote liner notes for Rhino Records' compilation CD Poptopia!  Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and for releases by The Flashcubes, The Finkers, Screen Test, 1.4.5., and Jack "Penetrator" Lipton.  I contributed to the books Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, Shake Some Action, Lost In The Grooves, and MusicHound Rock, and to DISCoveries, Amazing Heroes, The Comics Buyer's Guide, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Comics Collector, The Buffalo News, and The Syracuse New Times.  I also wrote the liner notes for the four THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO compilation CDs, because, well, who could stop me?  My standing offer to write liner notes for a Bay City Rollers compilation has remained criminally ignored.  Still intend to write and sell a Batman story someday.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


You might think it would be a challenge for us to keep living up to our own breathless hype as The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet.  But it's easy, every single week, because we follow the surefire TIRnRR Two-Step Approach!  STEP ONE:  Know which rockin' pop records are great rockin' pop records.  STEP TWO:  play those.  Because next Saturday's BEATLECUSE 2016 will loom large in our legend, expect tonight's great rockin' pop records to include some British Invasion, and to certainly include something by THE ANIMALS (with Beatlecuse guest Hilton Valentine) and WINGS (with Beatlecuse guest Denny Laine), plus new music from THE JANGLE BAND, and other seemingly-random goodies to demonstrate why we believe our own hype.  Trust us. We got this.  Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, westcottradio.org