Sunday, December 27

THE TOP 115 OF 2015

It's the end of the year, so there has to be a countdown, right?  Newcomer Big Data tops the list of songs you gave the thumbs up.  The Clash, Ramones and Social Distortion are in a three way tie for most songs in the countdown.  Here is the Top 115 of 2015:

  1. Dangerous – Big Data
  2. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  3. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  4. Change the World – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  5. Woman – Wolfmother
  6. Know Your Rights – Clash
  7. Violet – Hole
  8. Human Fly – Cramps
  9. Strangelove – Depeche Mode
  10.  Song 2 – Blur
  11.  I Was Wrong – Social Distortion
  12. Porch – Pearl Jam
  13. Nearly Lost You – Screaming Trees
  14.  Incinerate – Sonic Youth
  15.  Suspect Device – Stiff Little Fingers
  16.  Maxwell Murder – Rancid
  17.  Communist Eyes – Germs
  18.  Cannonball – Breeders
  19.  Drug Train – Social Distortion
  20.  Merchandise – Fugazi
  21.  Got the Time – Anthrax
  22.  Seether – Veruca Salt
  23.  Fall Behind Me – Donnas
  24.  I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are – Runaways
  25.  Teen Age Riot – Sonic Youth
  26.  Celebrity Skin – Hole
  27.  Breathe – Prodigy
  28.  Bittersweet Symphony – Verve
  29.  Ring of Fire – Social Distortion
  30.  Rockaway Beach – Ramones
  31.  God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols
  32.  All Apologies – Nirvana
  33.  Look Back and Laugh – Minor Threat
  34.  Bad Reputation – Joan Jett
  35.  American Idiot – Green Day
  36.  The Passenger – Iggy Pop
  37.  Blood Sugar Sex Magic – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  38.  Self Esteem – Offspring
  39.  Clampdown – Clash
  40.  Suburban Home – Descendents
  41.  Los Angeles – X
  42.  Tighten Up – Black Keys
  43.  Love In Plaster – Hives
  44.  Corona – Minutemen
  45.  We Are the One – Avengers
  46.  1 2 X U – Wire
  47.  Halloween II – Misfits
  48.  Waiting Room – Fugazi
  49.  Questioning My Sanity – L7
  50.  My Hero – Foo Fighters
  51.  Empty Head – Screaming Females
  52.  Henrietta – Fratellis
  53.  Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  54.  Quitter – Rhones
  55.  It Haunts You Now – Go Betty Go
  56.  If You Could Only See – Tonic
  57.  Paul Revere – Beastie Boys
  58.  Indecent – Spunk Lads
  59.  Radio – New Hell Republic
  60.  Alternative Ulster – Stiff Little Fingers
  61.  Pronoia – Strange Wilds
  62.  Underground – Sneaker Pimps
  63.  House of the Rising Sun – Adolescents
  64.  Straight To Hell – Clash
  65.  Radar Love – Ministry
  66.  Bodies – Sex Pistols
  67.  Repeater – Fugazi
  68.  Sappy – Nirvana
  69.  Kids In America – Kim Wilde
  70.  I Hate Myself For Loving You – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  71.  Natural One – Folk Imposion
  72.  Howlin’ For You – Black Keys
  73.  My Generation – Green Day
  74.  I Just Wanna Have Something To Do – Ramones
  75.  New Wind – 7 Seconds
  76.  The Hardest Button To Button – White Stripes
  77.  What Love Is – Dead Boys
  78.  Kiss Them For Me – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  79.  Friction – Television
  80.  Wild Thing – X
  81.  Lexicon Devil - Germs
  82.  Wendy – Descendents
  83.  Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
  84.  Personality Crisis – New York Dolls
  85.  Ven Cerca – Girl In A Coma
  86.  Nazi Punks Fuck Off – Dead Kennedys
  87.  Spoonman – Soundgarden
  88.  Rise – Public Image Ltd.
  89.  Closer – Nine Inch Nails
  90.  One Way Or Another – Blondie
  91.  Straight Ahead – Pennywise
  92.  Stranger Than Fiction – Bad Religion
  93.  Rocket – Smashing Pumpkins
  94.  Prisoner of Society – Living End
  95.  What Do I Get? – Buzzcocks
  96.  We Care A Lot – Faith No More
  97.  Crimson Wave – Tacocat
  98.  Queer – Garbage
  99.  Search and Destroy – Iggy and the Stooges
  100. The KKK Took My Baby Away - Ramones
  101. Two of a Kind – Beat Dolls
  102. Precious – Pretenders
  103. Pigs In Zen – Jane’s Addiction
  104. Gone Daddy Gone – Violent Femmes
  105. Sweet Jane – Velvet Underground
  106. Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  107. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  108. Jocko Homo – Devo
  109. Wild in the Street – Circle Jerks
  110. Kick Me to the Curb – Dollyrots
  111. When You Find Out – Nerves
  112. Kick Out the Jams – Bad Brains with Henry Rollins
  113. Plowed – Sponge
  114. Scoff – Nirvana
  115. Ghost Town – Specials

Thursday, December 17

WHAT'S GOING ON (in the middle of December)

Midway through December, KJRW is back in the top 20% of the stations streaming on Live365.com.  People are spending more time with us, listening to all the cover tunes.  Your favorite songs currently are:
  1. All I Want - Offspring
  2. Holiday In Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
  3. Imagine - A Perfect Circle
  4. Come On, Let's Go - Girl in a Coma
  5. Scoff - Nirvana
  6. Friend to Friend in Endtime - Lungfish
  7. Ghost Town - Specials
  8. Porch - Pearl Jam
  9. Clampdown - Clash
  10. Plowed - Sponge

Watch this space for the big list of all your favorite songs of the year, the Top 115 of 2015 later this month.  KJRW adds Punk Rock Christmas tunes to the mix this week.  

FYI, since Last Monday falls between Christmas and New Year's this month, our guest round of the Shadowland Pub Quiz is postponed until Monday, January 4, 2016.


Tuesday, December 8

WHAT'S GOING ON (at the beginning of December)

We're a week into December and KJRW has been Under the Covers.  There were 500 visits to the station page this week.  There are back-to-back Joan Jett songs on your favorite song list this week, which makes our Jetthead Program Director happy.  There are also a couple cover songs.  Maybe there will be more next time.

  1. Scoff - Nirvana
  2. Plowed - Sponge
  3. Porch - Pearl Jam
  4. Suspect Device - Stiff Little Fingers
  5. I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are - Runaways
  6. Change the World - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  7. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  8. Wild Thing - X
  9. 1 2 X U - Wire
  10. Fell in Love with a Girl - White Stripes

KJRW Declares War on Christmas later this month!  

Get Under the Covers with KJRW all winter long!



Tuesday, December 1

WHAT'S GOING ON (at the Beginning of Our 6th Year)

Hello and welcome to December, the beginning of KJRW's 6th year online!  We launched 5 years ago with the Presidents of the U.S.A.'s cover of the MC5's Kick Out the Jams.  Consequently, we kick out our 6th year with covers.  It's our most popular feature, so we're starting it early.  Get Under the Covers with KJRW all winter long!

All Request Fall came to a close as November and our 5th year online ended.  The most requested songs in November were:
  1. Special - Garbage
  2. When You Find Out - Nerves
  3. Song 2 - Blur
  4. I Only Fucked You As A Joke - Childbirth
  5. Communist Eyes - Germs
  6. Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
  7. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
  8. Celebrity Skin - Hole
  9. Straight Ahead - Pennywise
  10. N.W.O. - Ministry
  11. Suburban Home - Descendents
  12. Clampdown - Clash
  13. 1 2 X U - Wire
  14. What Love Is - Dead Boys
  15. Breathe - Prodigy
KJRW's rank on Live365 went up because people spent more time listening to the station than they had in the previous month.  There were over 18 hundred visits to the station page in November.  People listened the most in:
  1. U.S.A.
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Canada
  4. Switzerland
  5. Mexico
  6. Colombia
  7. Spain
  8. Venezuela
  9. Italy
  10. Japan
Inside the U.S., listening was tops in:
  1. Seattle, WA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. El Paso, TX
  4. Albany, NY
  5. Philadelphia, PA
  6. Detroit, MI
  7. Kansas City, MO
  8. Austin, TX
  9. Chicago, IL
  10. Louisville, KY

Please help us start out our 6th year strong with a donation. KJRW is totally listener-supported.  We do not receive any money from the ads you hear on the station.  All the ad money goes to Live365.
And tell a friend about KJRW.  They'll thank you... or punch you.  We think it's worth the risk.