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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 three 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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Listen To THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Right Now! (I mean, if you wanna)





Did you miss this week's exciting edition of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl? Well, so did most of the folks who tuned in, given the pesky gremlins that took over our webcast and made us sound less like Alan Freed and more like Max Headroom. But fear not! The whole shebang is available for you to download and listen at your non-buffering leisure: TIRnRR Doctored Without Buffers. You'll hear new music from The Bookends, The Greek Theatre, and Diamond Hands, and you'll also hear a few tracks from our forthcoming CD compilation This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4, performed in stellar fashion by Ray Paul, Stepford Knives, The Grip Weeds, The Smithereens, and P. Hux. It's just possible we even slipped in one additional TIRnRR#4 track without telling anyone. Not, y'know, like anyone could have heard me if I'd said.

Since the TIRnRR archive is now up to date, that means you can also dig out and dig in with all of our recent shows, including last week's Meghan & Dana Show, plus:

A Firestone Family Radio Show

PLAY ON! Power Pop Heroes Volume 4 (which also featured lots more from TIRnRR#4)

When Wave Was New

Featured Act Cotton Mather

That Show When We Were Still Being Coy About TIRnRR#4

The All-Vinyl Edition

And a whole bunch more, too, all available to click 'n' acquire free for nuthin' at www.westcottradio.org. You can also load up on Mark Hughson's Everyone's Invited, Mike Adams' The Record Farm, J. Boggz' Music Buffet, and Papa Andy's Play I Some Music. Go! NOW!!

For all you true-believer terrestrial radio fans in Central New York, Spark Syracuse continues its ongoing effort to launch the new FM signal which will beam This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio to the enthusiastic and the puzzled alike, impartially. If you're in Liverpool, we specifically need your help in securing a spot for our antenna. Cue the graphic!



In order for Spark Syracuse to commence our planned, FCC-approved broadcast as 93.5 and 103.3 WSPJ-FM, our antenna needs a home in Liverpool. Our webcast will continue on Westcott Radio, but now This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl and many other fine radio programs can finally return to the terrestrial airwaves as well. We can't do any of that until we mount the damned antenna. Can you help? Spark Syracuse needs you.