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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 NewsThe Syracuse New Times, Big Stir magazine, and AHOY Comics.  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, April 15, 2018


Yeah, last week's show was a look back into the pop music of the past. This week? NEW music! New music from Ed Ryan, more new music from Ed Ryan, new music from The Junior League, and new music from Australian pop god Michael Carpenter with his group The Supahip. Fans of the older stuff needn't worry--we'll still play some classics, too. And we'll all hail the return of a TIRnRR Fave Rave, with the intergalactic debut of "He And She," a BRAND-NEW track from the glory, the splendor, the wonder of STEVE STOECKEL & HIS THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO ALL-STARS! We ARE the world! Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, on the air in Syracuse at Spark WSPJ-LP 103.3 and 93.7 FM, and everywhere at sparksyracuse.org

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