HGR recap 5/26/13: Memorial Day Special 2013!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the May 26 edition of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99's weekly local music program, "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on WRKY-FM (www.rocky1049.com) and WRKW-FM (www.rocky99.com).

We honored Memorial Day tradition this week, by presenting our most popular show every year, the Memorial Day Special! For two hours, we traversed Local Music Memory Lane, hearing songs from past bands and artists of the area music scene! For the first 90 minutes, we heard numerous recordings from the local music archives, some going back to the 1960s! In the show’s last 30 minutes, we paid homage to some of the fallen musicians of the area music scene, including David Cherry, who just passed away last weekend. We hope you enjoyed this year’s set of local music memories, and remember that we celebrate area music scene past every week with the “Local Music Flashback,” and we also will revisit Local Music Memory Lane during Thanksgiving weekend in late November!

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

BACK STREET BOYZ – “We Like to Dance” (1987)
TOMMI-GUNN – “K.M.A.” (1986)
LICKETY SPLIT – “Bring It on Home” (1978)
BACKSEAT VAN GOGH – “Catch a New Wave” (1980)
NITRO – “Magic” (1982)
HARPO – “Gas House Alley Rock” (1987)
BEAUS OF BEETHOVEN – “Goin’ Away” (1966)
THE WOOLLY THUMPERS – “Come Closer” (1969)
NEOGUMBO – “Star” (1997)
NIXON PIT CREW – “Pure Thought” (1993)
WANTED – “The Big Man” (1989)

HOUR TWO:

SHOCKZONE – “Second Chance” (1986)
THE REGIME – “Victorious” (1986)
WINDFLOWER – “Supernatural Mind” (1976)
CUT THE MUSTARD – “Fired” (1980)
BASHFUL – “Into the Battle” (1985)
FATAL MAIM – “For Every Evil” (1989)

(MEMORIAL TO FALLEN AREA MUSICIANS:)

BIG DADDY & BABY BLUE EYES – “Down” (2001, Dave Cherry)
JOHN BAKER – “River Road” (1999)
KORRUPTION – “Sight” (1997, live at Wanda’s, Mechanicsburg) (Steve McCulley)
BLACK ANGEL – “Black Angel” (1985, Barry Russell)
RAPID FIRE – “Hot Night Comin’ (1986, Jeff Wallack)

On our next program, we welcome Johnstown-based rockers Ground Resonance on the show! We’ll meet the members and learn the group’s story, and hear recorded songs from them! We will also update “Local Music News,” dig into the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and review John Hahn’s Darkness Falls CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” Ground Resonance visits the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!

And the “Homegrown Rocker” is available for digital download off either Rocky website after each and every show. Just check on either (www.rocky1049.com) or (www.rocky99.com) and download your copy of the show! If you live beyond the signal range of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99, you can now download west-central PA’s longest-running local music show!

Also, bands and artists are welcome to add their upcoming shows to the “Homegrown Rocker” event calendar! Go to the “Homegrown Rocker” section of either Rocky website and click on “Events,” and add your shows for free!

Upcoming guests and specials include:

JUNE 9 – SUMMERHILL
JUNE 16 – FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL w/BORN & THE BEANSTALK
JUNE 23 – 2ND STREET
JUNE 30 – BIG ATLANTIC
JULY 7 – MYCENEA WORLEY
JULY 14 – ALL REQUEST SPECIAL
JULY 21 – RICH EDMUNDSON
AUG. 4 – THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT SPECIAL
AUG. 18 – THE LAMPSHADES
SEPT. 1 – COVER SONG SPECIAL
SEPT. 15 – LOCAL MUSIC THEN & NOW SPECIAL
NOV. 10 – PATCHED TOGETHER BENEFIT PREVIEW
NOV. 24 – LOCAL MUSIC MEMORY LANE SPECIAL

For regular updates on what is happening on the area music scene, pay a visit to Rockpage (www.rockpage.net). Rockpage features band links, a message board, "Homegrown Rocker" updates, live show and CD reviews in “JP’s Corner," and other local music scene information.

Bands and artists interested in having music aired on "The Homegrown Rocker" are invited to send their broadcast-quality recordings to: WRKY Radio, One Forever Drive, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648; ATTN: Jim Price. Or drop the recordings off at the station during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM. You can also email me with inquiries about the show at profjp@rocky1049.com.

Jim Price