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Friday, July 29


Verse Chorus Verse by Nirvana and Wonderful by Circle Jerks make their first appearances in the top 10. Other than that, the list is pretty close to what it was the week before.  Okay, here it is, the top 10 songs played on KJRW the last week of July:

  1. Tommy the Cat - Primus
  2. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  3. Alone, Together - Strokes
  4. Next To You - Police
  5. Verse Chorus Verse - Nirvana
  6. Head Like A Hole - Nine Inch Nails
  7. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  8. God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols
  9. Wonderful - Circle Jerks
  10. Activity GRRRL - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Remember to vote for your faves by clicking the 'thumbs up' while they are playing on KJRW.

Hello, Cleveland!

It's Top 10 song list day, but before I post that, here are a couple other lists:

Top 5 cities in the U.S. listening to KJRW:
  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Huntsville, AL
  3. Cleveland, OH
  4. Little Rock, AR
  5. San Francisco, CA
Top 5 countries listening to KJRW:
  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Switzerland
  4. Greece
  5. Australia
Well, I find that interesting anyway.  Speaking of lists, I am adding more songs to the play list.  Any suggestions?

Tuesday, July 26


When Nirvana's Nevermind was released in September 1991, the number of copies shipped to U.S. retailers was 46,251. It has now sold over 25 million copies worldwide.  SPIN magazine celebrates "The 20th Anniversary of the Album That Changed Everything" in its August edition.  In its pages, many give their accounts of what the album means to them. 

It was my senior year at college.  Our station, WSCW played the crap out of the album.  I have to admit that it didn't grab me right away.  I was into Pearl Jam's Ten and the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Blood Sugar Sex Magic a bit more.  Those albums all came out within a week or so of each other.  All of them occupied my CD player, along with the Singles soundtrack for many months.  Nevermind grew on me.  From the bombastic beginning of Smells Like Teen Spirit to the sad ending of Something In The Way  -- and then after about ten minutes of silence, Endless Nameless surprised me.

What does Nevermind mean to you?  What is your favorite song on the album?  Come As You Are?  Polly?  Lithium?

SPIN has also put together a tribute album, Newermind, featuring covers by such artists as the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines (two bands Nirvana covered on their Unplugged album).  A few songs from Newermind will be on KJRW soon.

Friday, July 22


A couple songs just added to KJRW last week made it to the top of the list.  Here is this week's top 10:

  1. Tommy the Cat - Primus
  2. Head Like A Hole - Nine Inch Nails
  3. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  4. Alone, Together - Strokes
  5. Next To You - Police
  6. God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
  7. Last To Know - Evil Stig
  8. I Fought The Law - Clash
  9. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  10. Waiting Room - Fugazi
More songs added today, including requested Nirvana and Breeders.  Do you have any requests?

Friday, July 15


My trigger finger is itching.  I'm about to press start on a new list of songs.  Only the best rated songs are on along with some never before played on KJRW.  What were the highest rated songs last week?  I'm glad you asked!  Here they are:
  1. Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
  2. God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols
  3. Alone, Together - Strokes
  4. Next to You - Police
  5. Just What I Needed - Cars
  6. I Fought the Law - Clash
  7. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants
  8. Last to Know - Evil Stig
  9. What Do I Get? - Buzzcocks
  10. Bleed Together - Soundgarden

Monday, July 11


Have you heard the announcement for the WWYD Contest?  It goes a little something like this:

(Violin Music)
"Every day, thousands of people suffer from cruelty and neglect.  Some were rescued earlier this year.  But for others, help may come too late.  What Would You Do to bring KJRW into the lives of those less fortunate?  Write it in the Shout Out Box on the station page today.  Selected entries will win a KJRW Prize Pack."

It's no joke.  I am assembling prize packs now.  All you have to do is come up with a way to get other people to listen to KJRW.  I'll even take your entry here if you comment below.

June was the best month ever for KJRW. The play button was pressed 850 times.  People around the world listened for over 700 hours.  KJRW jumped up 126 spots in rank, and was in the top 23 percent of rock stations on Live 365.

Let's keep it going.  Help us get the word out, and win some prizes.

Friday, July 8


A lot of movement in the top 10 this week. Lou Reed at number one? That is a bit of a surprise. Nice to see a couple of Joan Jett songs, even if they are at the bottom of the list. Here is the KJRW Top Ten List for the first week of July:
  1. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  2. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  3. Just What I Needed - Cars
  4. Alone, Together - Strokes
  5. What Do I Get? - Buzzcocks
  6. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
  7. Stutter - Elastica
  8. Look Back And Laugh - Minor Threat
  9. Last To Know - Evil Stig
  10. Don't Abuse Me - Joan Jett
 More songs added today from the Pixies, Cicle Jerks and Sex Pistols.  And be sure to listen for the brand new Jane's Addiction!

Monday, July 4

Awesome America

Happy Independence Day!  Here are the 15 most Awesome America Songs, according to
  1. Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
  2. America Saturday Night - Brad Paisley
  3. American Pie - Don McLean
  4. American Boy - Estelle with Kanye West
  5. American Badass - Kid Rock
  6. Living In America - James Brown
  7. America F*ck Yeah - Trey Parker
  8. American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
  9. White America - Eminem
  10. American Girl - Tom Petty
  11. Banned In The U.S.A. - 2 Live Crew
  12. America - Simon and Garfunkel
  13. American Idiot - Green Day
  14. America - Neil Diamond
  15. Party In The U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
Do you agree?  I agree with a few.  But only one is playing on KJRW.  Guess which one.

Friday, July 1


A couple of "pretty" songs in the middle of the list.  And once again, a just added tune makes it to number one.  Here's the top ten rated songs on KJRW for the last week of June:
  1. Stutter - Elastica
  2. Stranger Than Fiction - Bad Religion
  3. Just What I Needed - Cars
  4. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
  5. Pretty Noose - Soundgarden
  6. Jose the Arab - Iggy Pop
  7. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  8. Charlit Movie Star - Lola Ray
  9. Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
  10. Look Back and Laugh - Minor Threat
Now I ask you, could you hear that mix of music anywhere but on KJRW?  I don't think so.  Adding  some "American" songs today for the Fourth of July Weekend.