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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, July 24, 2016


Radio worth paying for!  As Spark! Syracuse, the near-future FM radio home of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl, prepares to intensify fundraising efforts to actually, y'know, get on the air awready, TIRnRR wants to do its part to earn your support.  Now, this ain't pledge week at PBS, so we're not gonna bludgeon you with pledge breaks and pleas for your hard-earned green; no, we're going to inspire you to donate generously, of your own free will.  How?  By being better. We've been billing this little dog 'n' pony show as The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet since shortly before the dawn of time, and we've lived up to the claim.  Tonight, we show you once again why we're worth it.  Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org