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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, October 16, 2016


Man, whatta show! We've got new music from The Legal Matters, new music from David Myhr, new music from Steve Somerset's Shadow Kabinet, AND a whole bunch of great stuff from our featured act, The Go-Go's! Throw in sumpin by Elvis Costello, The Isley Brothers, and Teenage Fanclub, and that'll still leave a little room for us to surprise ourselves. If we call it The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet, I figure we'd damn well better be ready to back up that claim. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org