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…

50th Annual Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun

50th Annual Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun

The 50th Hartford Boat Show January 17-20, 2019 at their new location at the New Expo Center at Mohegan Sun! The first winter-season Boat show in the Northeast!! It will feature over 400 watercraft and 125 exhibitors! Check out the workshops and seminars all weekend long! For more info click HERE Hours- Thursday, January 17: 12pm –…

Inspired by Calvin Klein

Inspired by Calvin Klein

35 years ago today (January 18th, 1984) Van Halen kicked off its 1984 tour in Jacksonville, Florida.  The album produced their only number 1 single “Jump”.  That was followed by “I’ll Wait”. David Lee Roth says the lyrics were inspired by a Calvin Klein model. The song was written by David Lee Roth, Eddie Van…

You never know who is on bass

You never know who is on bass

Ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor celebrates his 70th birthday today (January 17th).He was in the Stones from 1969 until 1974 so that means he played guitar on the album Exile on Main Street in 1972.  But not always guitar. On the song “Tumbling Dice” he played bass not Bill Wyman. He explains: how he, rather…

Never Been There

Never Been There

Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Born on the Bayou” was inspired by the swamp; a place John Fogerty had never been. It was on the album Bayou Country.  He’d never been to the Bayou either. The song was never a hit as it was the B-side of “Proud Mary,” which peaked at number-two on the Billboard Hot…

That’s NOT what they meant!

That’s NOT what they meant!

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant would have turned 71 today (January 15th).  Here’s a bit of history.  Back in the day if you had a hit single and it was moving up the Billboard Hot 100 quickly they put a bullet next to it.  That’s where the phrase “Number 1 with a bullet” came from.…

Win a Big Y World Class Market’s Big Game Party Platter

Win a Big Y World Class Market’s Big Game Party Platter

Big Y World Class Market has everything you need for a proper Big Game party.  Tasty Chicken Wings , delicious boneless Super Chicken Tenders, freshly made grinders, Shrimp platters, and don’t forget about the Pizza.  Think you can handle it?!  Make it easy and try a Party Power Pack with 40 Chicken Wings (BBQ, Buffalo,…

Not Tush?

Not Tush?

ZZ Top: “La Grange” might be the most significant Z Z Top song.  Tush is popular…the song I mean, but most people would say La Grange.  It was on their 3rd album Tres Hombres in 1978 and it was not their first single; that was “Francine,” from their second album, Rio Grande Mud. Nor was…

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago

America got its first taste of Led Zeppelin 50 years ago Saturday when their self-titled debut album was released. The band came together the year before when Yardbirds’ guitarist Jimmy Page recruited his old friend from his session days, bassist John Paul Jones, along with drummer John Bonham and singer Robert Plant.. Here is Jimmy…

She is not the joke

She is not the joke

Pat Benatar turns 66 today (January 10th). Her first big song was “Heartbreaker” off the album: In the Heat of the Night back in 1979. It was her breakthrough hit 40 years ago and she still performs it. In fact, she closes her shows with it. But she approaches the song very differently now than…