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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, January 1, 2017


Yep, it's well past time to push 2016 off a cliff and let it plummet into the abyss it deserves. Nonetheless, tonight we're gonna celebrate the great music we played throughout this otherwise-regrettable year, with TIRnRR's annual COUNTDOWN SHOW! Playin' back what we played a lot over the last twelve months, the countdown will serve up an irresistible array of rockin' pop brilliance, from the 1960s right on through The Year That Can't Be Named. We'll have a countdown of our 13 most-frequently played artists in 2016, and a blowout countdown of our Top 44 most-played tracks. Why do we keep billing this as The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet? Because. It. IS! COUNTDOWN!! Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern www.westcottradio.org