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Let Freedom Rock Fest Review - CSB's Stu Franks

Posted 7/7/2014 9:54:00 AM

WMGK’s “Let Freedom Rock Fest” has become, like Halloween and the winter holidays, a “wait all year in anticipation” type of event. This year’s iteration delivered in every way it could. Things kicked off with this year’s Houseband contest winner, Musician Impossible, launching into such classic rock faves as “Separate Ways”, “Carry On Wayward Son”, and “Bohemian Rhapsody”. They did their best to stay faithful to the songs we have all sung along to for decades, and their dedication showed.

Before we knew it, Don Felder of the Eagles had taken the stage. He and his band didn’t hold back as they started their festivities with Already Gone. The band could have been confused for the Eagles themselves if you closed your eyes. Don Felder played a great selection of Eagles hits, along with a couple of his own solo works like “Heavy Metal” (Takin’ a Ride) and “You Don’t ...

Journey/Steve Miller Band Concert Review - Nate Rosborough

Posted 6/25/2014 6:45:00 PM

WMGK has teamed up with the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (CSB) to give some of their standout students the chance to write and record concert reviews for some concerts coming to the Susquehanna Bank Center this summer.  CSB's Nate Rosborough reviewed the Journey/Steve Miller Band/Tower of Power Show on 6/22.

Check out his written and audio review....

A San Francisco Treat in Camden, NJ

On the night of June 22, 2014, the Susquehanna Bank Center was transformed into the famous Fillmore Auditorium, as 3 of the Bay Area's biggest artists rocked a packed house by the river in Camden, NJ.  Journey and Steve Miller Band, with special guest Tower of Power, kicked off the Summer Concert Series with a celebration of sounds that only few acts can follow.

Rain clouds were spoiling the party a bit, as Tower of Power opened up the show.  The gray clouds soon gave way ...

Unreleased Billy Joel tracks and footage surfacing

Posted 5/21/2014 1:28:00 PM

Billy Joel just released a 2 CD set "A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia." The live album was recorded in 1987 during his USSR tour and adds 12 previously unreleased tracks to the original release. 

Check out this exclusive first listen to a fantastic version of "She's Always a Woman."

A new one-hour concert special "The Bridge to Russia Concert" also starts airing on WHYY on 6/1 at 8pm.

The Setlist will feature Angry Young Man, Allentown, Goodnight Saigon, A Matter Of Trust, Only The Good Die Young, Uptown Girl, Big Shot, and Back In The USSR. And previously unseen performances of Innocent Man, Honesty, and You May Be Right.

A First Friday First

Posted 10/4/2013 11:03:00 AM

The Best Concerts of The Summer

Posted 8/30/2013 12:49:00 AM

With summer drawing to a close, talk around the station centered around the following question….'What were the best concerts that came to the Philadelphia area this summer'?

Here’s what we came up with in no particular order.  Let us know what YOU think by commenting below. 

Yes brought their first ever, Yestival, a multi-band festival celebrating progressive rock, to Susquehanna Bank Center on 8/3. The lineup featured YES, performing 2 classic albums in full quadraphonic sound (“The Yes Album” & “Close To The Edge”)
plus special guests The Musical Box, Carl Palmer’s E.L.P. Legacy, Renaissance.

Heart and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience blew the crowd away with intense sets. Here’s what MGK’s Debbi Calton thought of the show….
TOTALLY loved our Let Freedom Rock Fest. What an ...


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