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…

102.9 The Whale Bites

102.9 The Whale Bites

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The King is Gone

The King is Gone

Dick Dale, nicknamed “The King of the Surf Guitar,” died Saturday at age 81. He practically invented “surf music”.  He was in all those 60’s Beach movies playing the electric guitar in the sand with no amp (?) (Movie magic) Born Richard Monsour, Dale is credited with inventing the surf guitar sound during a lengthy…

Win tickets to Alice Cooper

Win tickets to Alice Cooper

Listen for Picozzi’s 30 Second Six Song Challenge and win tickets to Alice Cooper at Foxwoods Resort Casino on July 4th!

Use Your Imagination

Use Your Imagination

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh celebrates his 79th birthday today (March 15th). There has always been the question for the Grateful Dead song “Uncle John’s Band” from Workingman’s Dead in1970.  Was it inspired by a real band or is it the Dead with John substituted for Jerry? Mickey Hart sets the record straight: ”It was…

You Knew it

You Knew it

The Doobie Brothers are a year shy of their 50th anniversary. But we’ve always wondered about their name. We suspected but to be sure here is the guy who founded the band, Tom Johnston and he says what you suspect is at least partly true. “Ah, we were all sitting around the table on 12th…

They Were Lucky

They Were Lucky

U2 bassist Adam Clayton celebrates his 59th birthday today.(March 13) “With or Without You”” was U2’s first number-one hit in Billboard. Daniel Lanois, who co-produced it with Brian Eno, says they were lucky it worked out so well. He remembers how the track came together: “’With or Without You’ started out with a tom-tom rhythm…

Shake that Vitamin Bottle

Shake that Vitamin Bottle

Pete Townshend continues to work on the music for the new Who album in London, while Roger Daltrey is elsewhere, trying to wrap his head around Pete’s lyrics. Pete has been recording guitar parts and percussion, including a shaken vitamin bottle. He says one of the songs is about guns, a subject about which he…

Final Farewell?

Final Farewell?

On this day (3/11) in 2000, KISS kicked off their first farewell tour, with original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, in Phoenix, Arizona. Asked about the difference between that tour and the current End of the Road outing, Paul Stanley quipped “19 years” and then got serious. “When we did that farewell tour it…

It Didn’t Jump

It Didn’t Jump

Former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner turns 73 years old today (March 8th). The Eagles album On the Border had some great songs on it.  The first single was Already Gone, it just barely made it to top 40, James Dean was the second and that didn’t make it.  Confidence for single number 3 as it…