102.9 The Whale City of the Week

102.9 The Whale City of the Week

102.9 The Whale will be traveling all over Connecticut all summer long!! Each week we will pick a different city and show up with our Whale Van stuffed with lots of free stuff for you!! Including Bic Flex Razors, Citgo Gift Cards, Movie Passes and other 102.9 the Whale merch!! This week find us in…

Download the Whale Alexa skill

Download the Whale Alexa skill

Stream on. Now you can stream The Whale on Amazon Echo! It’s easy! Just enable the skill and then say “Alexa, open The Whale”.  Here’s how: Step 1: Open your Alexa app. Step 2: Select “Amazon Alexa Skills” from the upper left menu. Step 3: Search for 102.9 The Whale Step 4: Click on the…

Oye Vay

Oye Vay

Original Santana singer and keyboardist Gregg Rolie celebrates his 72nd birthday today (June 17th). The Santana song “Oye Como Va” from the album Abraxas in 1970 surprised the band. Gregg Rolie recalls that the non-Latino members of Santana were taken aback at the idea of covering “Oye Como Va.”. He recalls that he had to…

Win tickets to see Sublime with Rome, Soja and Special Guest Common Kings

Win tickets to see Sublime with Rome, Soja and Special Guest Common Kings

Miss Klonk during her 10@10 will have tickets to check out Sublime with Rome, Soja and special guest Common Kings at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, July 11, 2019! Plus one lucky winner will receive a $25 food voucher to Pasta Vita in Avon or Wethersfield. Pasta Vita is the premier place to go with…

Win tickets to see Art Garfunkel at the Warner Theater in Torrington

Win tickets to see Art Garfunkel at the Warner Theater in Torrington

Listen to Picozzi at 7:30a and play his 30 Second 6 Song Challenge! You could score tickets to see Art Garfunkel “In Close Up” at the Warner Theater in Torrington on Saturday July 13 2019! Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark…

It wasn’t a song…yet

It wasn’t a song…yet

Alan White, who replaced Bill Bruford as the drummer in Yes in 1972, turns 70 today (June 14th). Bruford, by the way, turned 70 last month. The Yes song “Owner of a Lonely Heart” which ended up on the album 90125 in 1983 was only half done when Jon Anderson came into the picture. He…

He obviously passed the audition

He obviously passed the audition

Mick Taylor was named to replace Brian Jones in The Rolling Stones 50 years ago today (June 13th). The Rolling Stones: “Honky Tonk Women” was the song he played on for his “audition”.  He thought he was brought in to do some overdubs because Brian Jones couldn’t make the session. It turned out to be…

This time’s a charm?

This time’s a charm?

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s complete Woodstock performance will go on sale this summer. The hour-long set began just after midnight on August 17th, 1969 and includes “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Green River.” Creedence took the stage later than planned, following The Grateful Dead, who ran long. CCR declined to be included in the Woodstock…

Play Our Song!

Play Our Song!

ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard celebrates his 70th birthday today (June 11th).  The song “Cheap Sunglasses”  from the album: Deguello in 1979 is a fan favorite.  The fans let them know that they couldn’t drop it from the set. Bands that have been at it for a long time know you can only play so…

He swooped in to save the day

He swooped in to save the day

Stevie Nicks released her second solo album, The Wild Heart, on this day in 1983 (June 10) The song stand out making in to number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 was “Stand Back”.  It was inspired by and then completed by Prince. Stevie Nicks wrote “Stand Back” after hearing Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” on…