Friday, September 28

KJRW TOP TEN

"Bleed Together" by Soundgarden remains at the top this week, and just may be the number one song of the year on KJRW.  We will find out in December, when we countdown the Top 112 of 2012.
  1. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  2. Andres - L7
  3. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
  4. Wonderful - Circle Jerks
  5. Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails
  6. I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
  7. New Radio - Bikini Kill
  8. Rise Above - Black Flag
  9. Steady, As She Goes - Raconteurs
  10. Sweet '69 - Babes In Toyland
A bunch of tunes never heard before on KJRW have just been added.  Remember to click the "Thumbs up" icon while they are playing if you like them.

Friday, September 21

KJRW TOP TEN

Lots of old favorites in the list this week, including the first song ever played on KJRW (at number 5):
  1. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  2. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  3. Giant Killer - TAD
  4. Still In Hollywood - Concrete Blonde
  5. Kick Out the Jams - Presidents of the U.S.A.
  6. We're A Happy Family - Ramones
  7. Breed - Nirvana
  8. 12XU - Wire
  9. Don't Abuse Me - Joan Jett
  10. Wonderful - Circle Jerks
Listen for the new Dollyrots song, and be sure to give it a thumbs up or down.

Friday, September 14

KJRW TOP TEN

Soundgarden makes a triumphant return to the top this week.  Here are the most popular songs on KJRW at the midway point of September:
  1. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  2. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
  3. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  4. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  5. School Days - Runaways
  6. Precious - Pretenders
  7. Dreaming - Blondie
  8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
  9. Take It Off - Donnas
  10. Rock 'N' Roll High School - Shonen Knife
Next week, the return of all your favorite songs from KJRW's first year online...

Tuesday, September 11

SCHOOL DAYS

It's Back-To-School time!  Here a few tidbits about KJRW artists:

Before he joined the Police, Sting was a strict teacher.  He denies the lyrics in "Don't Stand So Close To Me" are autobiographical.

Greg Graffin got his Ph.D at Cornell, and now teaches there when he is not rocking out with Bad Religion.

Dexter Holland was a Ph.D candidate in molecular biology at the University of Southern California, but he gave it up to front The Offspring full-time.

The Descendents' album proclaims Milo Goes To College.  Milo Auckerman did, and earned a Ph.D in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin.

Prior to Nirvana, Kurt Cobain left high school just a few weeks before graduation. He did return later - as a janitor.

Stay in school, kids!

Saturday, September 8

KJRW TOP TEN

Suprisingly, "Too Shy" remains at the top the first week of September.  The only New Wave Summer song on the list.  That makes room for classics from the likes of the Clash and Ramones.  The Hives (from Sweden) drop down one place.
  1. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
  2. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  3. B Is for Brutus - Hives
  4. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  5. Andres - L7
  6. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
  7. Dancing with Myself - Generation X
  8. I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
  9. London Calling - Clash
  10. New Radio - Bikini Kill

Tuesday, September 4

COLD WIND IN AUGUST

KJRW did set some records in August, but nothing to brag about.  People spent the least time listening to the station since it launched at the end of 2010.  The play button was pressed the fewest amount of times.  Some still listened to KJRW in:
  • U.S.
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Portugal
Inside the U.S., these places were tops in listening:
  • Seattle, WA
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Manchester, NH
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Detroit, MI
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Norfolk, VA
Maybe KJRW fans were on vacation.  It seems as if the audience has been coming back over the past week.  Let's hope it's better in September.  New Wave Summer ends soon.  Preparations have begun for the Top 112 of 2012 countdown.

Saturday, September 1

KJRW TOP TEN

Two freshly added New Wave Summer songs make it into the KJRW Top Ten this week.  The two songs kicked out were the subject of last week's trivia question.  The cool thing about Bikini Kill and Beastie Boys being next to each other in the previous list is that Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Ad Rock of Beastie Boys have been together since 1997.
  1. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
  2. B Is For Brutus - Hives
  3. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  4. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  5. Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
  6. Shout - Tears for Fears
  7. Destination Unknown - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  8. Sugar Kane - Sonic Youth
  9. Our Lips Are Sealed - Go-Go's
  10. Lips Like Sugar - Echo and the Bunnymen
Trivia Question:  What country are the Hives from?

Listen to KJRW for new songs from Green Day and Jane's Addiction!