Win tickets to Tedeschi Trucks Band

Win tickets to Tedeschi Trucks Band

Listen to Picozzi all week for the 30 Second Six Song Challenge at 7:30am for tickets to Tedeschi Trucks Band with Drive by Truckers and Marcus King Band on July 6 at the Xfinity Theater in Hartford. Call 860-242-1029 to win.

Travelers Championship June 18-24

Travelers Championship June 18-24

The Travelers Championship is coming to the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell June 18-24th Featuring a week’s worth of special events and some of the world’s top golfers including defending champion Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rory McElroy, Jason Day, Paul Casey, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Bryson Dechambeau, Charley Hoffman, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk and others.…

Not an anthem but not bad

Not an anthem but not bad

Happy birthday to Ray Davies of The Kinks who turns 74 today.(June 21st).  He tours on his own now. All bands long to make “an anthem”  The Kinks wanted to do that with the song “Victoria” It’s about a working class man looking back on his life and the world he grew up in.  It’s…

Go With It

Go With It

You write a song and it’s bound to be similar to another song somewhere.  That happened to Sammy Hagar with Van Halen “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You”.  He was afraid people would think he borrowed too much from Ray Charles’ I Can’t Stop Lovin You” even though he didn’t.  But he still wanted to change the…

“Tail-Shakin Filly”

“Tail-Shakin Filly”

Heart’s Ann Wilson celebrates her 68th birthday today (June 19th). She has said that she is embarrassed by her lyrics for the song “Kick it Out”, but says a lot of women still identified with them. It was on the album “Little Queen” in 1977.  Ann Wilson: “The good part about ’Kick It Out’ is…

I wanted them to fight!

I wanted them to fight!

Foreigner will be joined by original members Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Dennis Elliott at select shows on their Juke Box Heroes Tour with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. You always wonder what the new guys think about the old guys, especially the upfront singers.  Gramm is scheduled to join the…

Win tickets to Boz Scaggs

Win tickets to Boz Scaggs

Every day in the 12pm hour, we pick a new listener of the day. If you’re picked we play your 3 picks with you on air! Plus you win a 102.9 The Whale specialty “Listener of the Day” prize pack and tickets to Boz Scaggs at Warner Theater in Torrington Thursday, June 28. Want to be…

The Zipper Hurts

The Zipper Hurts

Good news for fans of The Rolling Stones and fans of vinyl.  If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your vinyl collection you get your chance today (Friday) with the release of The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016. Each record in this 20-disc collection has been sourced from the original master tapes and pressed on 180-gram…

Yes, his name was Muff

Yes, his name was Muff

The Spencer Davis Group named after the singer-guitarist who founded it, Spencer Davis. the bass player of The Spencer Davis Group and co-writer of “Gimme Some Lovin’,”  was Muff Winwood who turns 75 years old today (June 14th). The real star of the band was not Spencer Davis but Muff’s younger brother Steve. In 1966…

Make It Up

Make It Up

When you can’t read the music make something up.  That’s what happened when Santana’s hit song “No One to Depend On” was written. It grew out of an appearance by the band on the TV show The Bell Telephone Hour. Carlos Santana explains that the band was actually given charts by conductor Zubin Mehta for…