Friday, June 29

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

New Wave Summer songs dominate the Top Ten this last week of June on KJRW:
  1. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
  2. Girl U Want - Devo
  3. Rock the Casbah - Clash
  4. I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls
  5. Rock Lobster - B-52's
  6. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
  7. Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
  8. Unite - Mancie
  9. Surrender - Cheap Trick
  10. Radio - New Hell Republic
More New Wave crashes in from Depeche Mode, Cyndi Lauper and Frankie Goes to Hollywood soon on KJRW.

Friday, June 22

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

New Wave Summer has begun!  There's only one New Wave song on the list, but it's at the top.  Also making it into the top 10 on KJRW this week is the new More of Anything song.  Here are the tracks that ain't so whack:
  1. Girl U Want - Devo
  2. Unite - Mancie
  3. 1.22 Giggawatts - More of Anything
  4. Radio - New Hell Republic
  5. Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
  6. Take It Or Leave It - Strokes
  7. Hate To Say I Told You So - Hives
  8. Bitchin' Camaro - Dead Milkmen
  9. Hash Pipe - Weezer
  10. Lee Majors Come Again - Beastie Boys   

Monday, June 18

NEW WAVE SUMMER

In the late 1970's, Paul Weller of The Jam was on the T.V. show, Tomorrow.  He told host Tom Snyder that what his band played was called New Wave, and that Punk Rock was a term made up by the media.  I believe that New Wave was a lighter, synthesizer-infused type of music that evolved from gritty Punk Rock.

Now that I think about it, the last time I listened to and enjoyed Top 40 or Contemporary Hit Radio, it was filled with New Wave music.  Blondie, The Cars, The Police, The Pretenders, Duran Duran and Eurythmics dominated the airwaves.

KJRW starts sprinkling in New Wave songs on the first day of summer.  So tie a knot in your skinny tie and get ready to ride the wave!  New Wave Summer begins Wednesday on KJRW.


P.S.  You can find that Paul Weller interview on the Tomorrow show on You Tube.  (I enjoyed the part with the cute brunette from The Runaways.)

Friday, June 15

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

Halfway through June, we see some changes at the top.  Here are the songs that got the "thumbs up" this week on KJRW:
  1. Radio - New Hell Republic
  2. Unite - Mancie
  3. Girl U Want - Devo
  4. Lee Majors Come Again - Beastie Boys
  5. Kiss Them for Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  6. Everyday I Love You Less and Less - Kaiser Chiefs
  7. Hash Pipe - Weezer
  8. Kid - Pretenders
  9. We Want the Airwaves - Ramones
  10. Vive le Rock - Adam Ant
Listen for "Dad" songs for Father's Day.  And get ready for the summer!

Friday, June 8

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

The list hasn't changed much in the past few weeks.  The Chiefs are still in the top spot.  Here are the top ten songs on KJRW for the first week of June:
  1. Everyday I Love You Less and Less - Kaiser Chiefs
  2. Kiss Them for Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  3. We Want the Airwaves - Ramones
  4. Hash Pipe - Weezer
  5. Vive le Rock - Adam Ant
  6. Girl U Want - Devo
  7. Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
  8. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
  9. Kid - Pretenders
  10. The Hardest Button to Button - White Stripes
New songs from the Dollyrots and More of Anything coming your way.  A new Seattle band, Prat Attack makes its debut on KJRW this week.  If you like what you hear, be sure to check them out at the Mix in Georgetown on the 23rd.

Wednesday, June 6

MAY THIS BE LOVE

Who was listening to KJRW in the month of May?
  • U.S.A.
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Poland
  • Chile
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Phillipines
  • Mexico
and inside the U.S.:
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Washington, DC
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Springfield, IL
  • New York, NY
Maybe it wasn't love.  We didn't set any records in May.  But, people spent more time listening to KJRW than last month, and more streams were launched than in the last couple months.  Consequently, our rank among the rock stations (and all the stations) on Live365.com went up a few notches.

A special summer feature will kickoff in late June.

Friday, June 1

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

Meet the new list, same as the old list.  (to paraphrase a Who classic)  Not much has changed in the top 10 for the last week of May:
  1. Everyday I Love You Less and Less - Kaiser Chiefs
  2. We Want the Airwaves - Ramones
  3. Kiss Them for Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  4. Vive Le Rock - Adam Ant
  5. Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
  6. Train In Vain - Clash
  7. Over - Sugarcult
  8. The Hardest Button to Button - White Stripes
  9. Pretty Noose - Soundgarden
  10. Girl U Want - Devo
Songs from Girl in a Coma, Band of Skulls and more added soon.  Big plans in the works for summer, which officially begins in a few weeks.