Hooters Thirsty Thursday Tailgate Party

Hooters Thirsty Thursday Tailgate Party

Watch the game at Hooters. Buy a beer, take home the team glass!! This season, join 102.9 The Whale and Hooters for all the Thursday Night football Fun!! Every Thursday, from 6-8p, with a different game and a different prize each week. 9/27 at Hooters of Wethersfield (1731 Berlin Turnpike) with Ed Sabatino 10/4 at…

Listener of the Day

Listener of the Day

Every morning 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. Want to be the 102.9 The Whale’s Listener of the Day? Send us an email now here with: Your…

Bowie was Easy

Bowie was Easy

David Bowie was easy to work with.  Guitarist Earl Slick has played off and on with David Bowie through tours and albums. He played on the album Station to Station and remembers Bowie giving simple directions on what he wanted for the song “Golden Years” which made it to number 10 on the Billboard Hot…

At least they didn’t try to call it Hey Jude

At least they didn’t try to call it Hey Jude

The late REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath would have been 69 today (October 18th). He wrote a lot of the REO songs but wasn’t sure which ones were worthy or what to name them. The song that became “Take It on the Run”, Gary wanted to call Don’t Bring me Down…there was already a song…

Lying or Joking

Lying or Joking

The late Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack would have been 72 years old today (October 17th). He says he helped get Pat Simmons through a case of writer’s block on the song “Black Water” on the album: What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits in 1974.  The song made it to number 1. Here is…

2018 Meriden Markham Fly-In and Public Safety Festival

2018 Meriden Markham Fly-In and Public Safety Festival

2018 Meriden Markham Fly-In and Public Safety Festival Saturday October 20, 2018 Rain Date – Saturday October 27, 2018 The airport is located at 213 Evansville Ave., Meriden CT 06451 Parking: Free parking is located on Evansville Avenue across the street from the airport at Gate 3. Handicapped parking is at Gate #2 at the…

Grateful Bluegrass

Grateful Bluegrass

Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead celebrates his 71st birthday today (October 16th). The Grateful Dead’s two 1970 albums — Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty — marked a return to the band’s acoustic roots. Bob Weir was asked if “Friend of the Devil” in particular had been an attempt to get back to the bluegrass…

If he didn’t cut it; he would of been cut

If he didn’t cut it; he would of been cut

50 years ago today (October 15th, 1968) at a show at Sussex University in England, the band previously called The New Yardbirds was billed as Led Zeppelin for the first time. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” was a song on the first album in 1969. Jimmy Page learned the song from a Joan Baez record…

Merry McDonald

Merry McDonald

Michael McDonald puts a fresh spin on his Christmas recordings with Season of Peace which goes on sale today. There is a newly recorded take on “Winter Wonderland” added to 14 previously released tracks. Michael McDonald talks about the album: “Which is a compilation of pretty much all the Christmas albums I’ve done over the…