Win a Big Y Gift Certificate to get a Holiday Platter

Win a Big Y Gift Certificate to get a Holiday Platter

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 a Big Y Gift Certificate to get a Holiday Platter. Want to be the 102.9…

Holiday Light Fantasia- Goodwin Park

Holiday Light Fantasia- Goodwin Park

 Join 102.9 The Whale this holiday season at Holiday Light Fantasia!! We will be there Saturday Nights in December!! Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season’s destination.  The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights.…

He Thinks it’s Great

He Thinks it’s Great

Motley Crue bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx turns 60 today (December 11th). He thinks Mötley Crüe’s “Without You” is a great song. He calls it an even, emotional song with a surrealistic, trippy video. He also wrote it and it made it to number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was one of two…

Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Walnut

Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Walnut

On December 10th, 2004, Brian May and Roger Taylor announced that Queen would be touring in 2005 with Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers. They tour with Adam Lampert now and the movie is out, Queen more popular than ever.  At one time though they received some criticism for the song “Somebody to Love” The thought…

Fighting in the Street

Fighting in the Street

Beggar’s Banquet, which includes “Street Fighting Man,” was released in the U.S. 50 years ago today (December 7th, 1968) The Rolling Stones: song “Street Fighting Man” was inspired by a Mick Jagger visit to France where there happened to be riots in the streets. In 1968 many radio stations thought its lyrics were subversive and…

Win tickets to Ice Fest at Holiday in the Park at Six Flags New England

Win tickets to Ice Fest at Holiday in the Park at Six Flags New England

Listen for Picozzi’s 30 Second Six Song Challenge to win a pair of tickets to see Ice Fest at Holiday in the Park at Six Flags New England. Six Flags New England, hosts its first ever Ice Fest on December 8 & 9. Be sure to experience the coolest event this holiday season with 10 life-size…

Maybe They Just Don’t Like Him

Maybe They Just Don’t Like Him

Original KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley says he has yet to be contacted by the band about being part of their End of the Road farewell tour.  Ace said, “There’s always a chance I might get that emergency phone call… I told my agent to build it into my contract, in the event I do…

They Were Changing

They Were Changing

Former Foreigner bassist Rick Wills — who also played with Bad Company, Roxy Music and Frampton’s Camel, and has been on Foreigner’s Then and Now Tour — celebrates his 71st birthday today (December 5th). When Foreigner’s 3rd album “Head Games” came out it was a little different.  The title track featured Rick Wills and Lou…

They have guns; they hate guns

They have guns; they hate guns

Gary Rossington turns 67 today (December 4th). The Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Saturday Night Special” like many Skynyrd songs was based on a true story.This one was written about a real incident at a time when the band was down on guns. The song was on the album: Nuthin’ Fancy in 1975. Written by Ed King…

Load of Crap

Load of Crap

Ozzy Osbourne celebrates his 70th birthday today (December 3rd). As you probably know Ozzy has had many battles with drugs and alcohol.  “Mama, I’m Coming Home” was written during a time when he was done with all that.  It might be a metaphor for coming home to sobriety. The album was” No More Tears” in…