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.

102.9 The Whale Farmington Bank City of the Week

102.9 The Whale Farmington Bank City of the Week

This summer 102.9 The Whale wants to meet every one of you. We want to give you a fist pump, hook you up with a prize and celebrate your town! It’s the 102.9 The Whale Farmington Bank City of the Week. Every day our van, our under appreciated street-teamer and prizes will show up in…

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…

Tommy Plus 3

Tommy Plus 3

Roger Daltrey’s tour, in which he performs The Who’s Tommy in its entirety, is under way. Backed by local orchestras for the 12 shows in 10 cities, he tosses in two other Who staples during the encore — “Who are You” and “Baba O’Riley,” along with “Always Heading Home” off his new album, As Long…

Paul is Sneaky

Paul is Sneaky

There’s been a rash of Paul McCartney activity the past few days that indicates that something is afoot with the former Beatle. Rumors are swirling that something for the White Albums 50th is being planned.  Or is it. It began with a series of sightings of Paul, accompanied by Late Late Show host James Corden,…

He Was The Cute One

He Was The Cute One

The Rolling Stones parted ways with founding member Brian Jones 50 years ago today — June 8th he said it was “personal differences”.  Many say that was just a face-saving cover for his increasing problems with drugs, drink, violence and disinterest in the band’s musical path, Brian Jones left the band he originally brought together…