Saturday, August 31

TOP TEN

The top and bottom stay the same in this week's list of your favorite songs on KJRW:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. Kid - The Pretenders
  3. Whip It - Devo
  4. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
  5. Head Over Heels - Go-Go's
  6. Possum Kingdom - Toadies
  7. Dream All Day - Posies
  8. Turning Japanese - Vapors
  9. Neat Neat Neat - Damned
  10. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Next week is the last week of New Wave Summer.  Listen for songs from Squeeze, Yaz, Pet Shop Boys and more on KJRW.

Wednesday, August 28

RIDE THE WAVE

re-posting this for the last week of NEW WAVE SUMMER:

When the first wave of Punk Rock receded, Post-Punk and New Wave music rose in its wake.  New Wave was one of the definitive music genres of the 1980's, gaining popularity through videos aired on MTV.  In turn, New Wave led to the development of College Rock and Grunge of the late 1980's/early 1990's.  You could say that New Wave is the bridge from Punk to Grunge.  We cross that bridge on KJRW.  We are at midspan of New Wave Summer.  Please continue to enjoy songs from the Cure, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, Blondie, the Smiths and more.  Get the commemorative T-shirt at the KJRW Corner Store.

Saturday, August 24

TOP TEN

Hey, it's another KJRW Top Ten with Poets of the Fall in the number one position:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
  3. Whip It - Devo
  4. What You Say - Sugarcult
  5. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  6. Miss World - Hole
  7. What Love Is - Dead Boys
  8. Possum Kingdom - Toadies
  9. Neat Neat Neat - Damned
  10. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
There are less than 2 weeks left of New Wave Summer on KJRW.  Listen for Duran Duran, Madness, Boomtown Rats and more.

Friday, August 23

MIND YOUR MANNERS



New video from Pearl Jam!  "Mind Your Manners" is the first single from their tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt.  Guitarist Mike McCready said this was his attempt at a Dead Kennedys sound.  It sounds like Pearl Jam is really rocking again.  The album will be released on October 15th.  "Mind Your Manners" will be on KJRW soon.



Wednesday, August 21

MUSIC NEWS FROM AP


SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say former teen heartthrob David Cassidy was pulled over in upstate New York for failing to dim his headlights and charged with DWI after tests showed his blood-alcohol content at .10, higher than the state's legal limit of .08.

Schodack (SKOH-dack) Police Lt. Joseph Belardo says Cassidy was stopped shortly after 12 a.m. Wednesday about 10 miles south of Albany.

The charge is a felony because Cassidy has a 2011 conviction for driving under the influence in Florida. He lives in Fort Lauderdale but is staying in upstate New York for a racing meet in Saratoga.

The 63-year-old "Partridge Family" star is free on $2,500 bail. He's due in Schodack Town Court on Sept. 4.

Cassidy's publicist had no immediate comment.This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 booking mug released by the Schodack (NY) Police Department shows actor-singer David Cassidy. Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," is free on $2,500 bail after being charged with felony driving while intoxicated in upstate New York. Schodack Police Lt. Joseph Belardo says Cassidy was stopped early Wednesday for failing to dim his headlights about 10 miles south of Albany. Belardo says Cassidy was charged with DWI after tests showed his blood-alcohol content at .10, higher than the state’s legal limit of .08. (AP Photo/Schodack Police Department)

Tuesday, August 20

I HATE MUSIC


Superchunk released their 10th studio album today.  They are an indie rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, consisting of singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan, guitarist Jim Wilbur, bassist Laura Ballance, and drummer Jon Wurster. You will hear a song from the new album, I Hate Music soon on KJRW.  You can pick up the album by clicking the link to the right.

Saturday, August 17

TOP TEN

There are a few changes to the list this week, but the Happy Song remains at the top spot on KJRW:

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. Whip It - Devo
  3. What You Say - Sugarcult
  4. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  5. Miss World - Hole
  6. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
  7. Neat Neat Neat - Damned
  8. Kiss Them for Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  9. One Thing - INXS
  10. Potential Suicide - Wipers
KJRW favorites from Soundgarden, White Stripes, Iggy and more just added back into the mix.

Saturday, August 10

TOP TEN

This week on KJRW, Poets of the Fall is replaced at the number one spot by... Poets of the Fall.

  1. The Happy Song - Poets of the Fall
  2. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
  3. What You Say - Sugarcult
  4. One Thing - INXS
  5. Cars - Gary Numan
  6. Peaches - Stranglers
  7. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  8. Potential Suicide - Wipers
  9. Oh Woe Is Me - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  10. Sour Times - Portishead
More New Wave Summer songs next week from the Flying Lizards, Specials, Big Country and others!

Tuesday, August 6

NO CHRISTMAS IN JULY

There were over 2 thousand visits to the station page last month.  People pressed the play button on KJRW over eleven hundred times in July.  The most streams were launched in a few months.  So, our rank among all the rock stations on Live365 went up a couple notches.  The time VIP listeners spent with KJRW and the amount of people that made us a preset station was double that of June.   However, the average time spent listening to the station was the lowest ever, so our overall rank went down.

People spent the most time listening in the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Italy, Australia, Greece, U.K., Canada, Slovak Republic and Chile.

Our home base of Washington State was again tops in listening, as well as:  California, Georgia, New York, Texas, North Carolina, Missouri, Alabama, Arizona and Connecticut.

Do us a favor?  When you check out the KJRW station page on Live365.com, hit the play button and give us a listen.

Saturday, August 3

TOP TEN

The Top Ten tracks do the shuffle this week on KJRW, while Poets of the Fall remain at number one:

  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. Cars - Gary Numan
  3. What You Say - Sugarcult
  4. I Need - L7
  5. The Guns of Brixton - Clash
  6. Peaches - Stranglers
  7. Destroy - Eyeliners
  8. Baby Baby - Vibrators
  9. Last Life - Ruby
  10. Oh Come On - Julie Ruin
Lots more New Wave Summer songs from the likes of Midnight Oil, English Beat and Eurythmics soon on KJRW.  Remember to click the thumbs up icon if you like a song that is playing on KJRW.  The songs with the most thumbs up make their way into the Top Ten.