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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, September 4, 2016


RADIO WORTH PAYING FOR! Rest assured, this ain't no pledge drive (though we are in urgent need of your tax-deductible donation ASAP at http://sparksyracuse.org/support/); no, this is just a demonstration of what you'd be supporting. We bill each week's show as The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet, and then we aim to justify that hype. Tonight, we aim to knock you out. As each track plays loudly 'n' proudly, we want the listener to say one of three things: I love this song!; Wow, what a pleasant, unexpected kick to hear this song!; and I've never heard this song before, but now I wanna have its baby! Tune in. Listen. Believe. And then pay up. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org