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New Rock Book by Philadelphia Author

Philadelphia writer James A. Cosby has just released his first book called “Devil’s Music, Holy Rollers and Hillbillies” with the subtitle:  How America Gave Birth to Rock and Roll.  (McFarland & Co Publishers) The book focuses on the origins of rock music. Cosby spent much of his youth listening to rock and wondered how something…

Kenn Kweder Movie Premieres

If anyone in the Philly music scene deserves a film made about him it's Kenn Kweder, the musician who has entertained countless people over the past four decades in his dozen or so groups. Congratulations to Temple U film grad John Hutelmyer and his team including Rob Nicoliades on the completion of  “Adventures of a…

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical opens

The Broadway hit, “Beautiful - The Carole King Musical” made its Philadelphia premiere last night at the Academy of Music and runs through April 3, 2016. If you are one of the 25 million people who bought Tapestry, Carole King’s 1971 album, that’s enough reason to see the show. But there are so many more!…

One Liberty Observation Deck is now open

A very exciting addition to Philadelphia opened this weekend called One Liberty Observation Deck. You can now take the elevator at One Liberty Place all the way up to the top of the building – 57 floors - or more than 833 feet – to catch a spectacular view of our city and suburbs. The…

Songwriter Makes Film About Songwriters

Scot Sax has made a really good first film called “Platinum Rush.” He’s a singer songwriter from Philadelphia who has had a lot of experiences in the music business and wanted to find out how it’s been for others. He set out to interview other songwriters he admired from a distance. In this documentary, Scot…

Welcome To WMGK.com

After months of work, we’ve just unveiled the new WMGK.com and we can’t wait for you to check it out. Explore.  Listen to the station.  Check out a recap of the fun we had on today’s show.  Catch up on the latest Classic Rock news.  Enter exciting contests.  And now, do this all from your mobile and tablet devices as…

SNL 40th - Ten Observations

Anybody who is reading this or listens to WMGK has watched Saturday Night Live at some point in its 40 years of being on NBC-TV. It’s our show. It’s our generation. It’s our people. So when I heard about the 40th anniversary special that was airing (last night) I was not only psyched but interested…

2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

Last January, I crossed off a bucket list item by going to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It was an event that stayed with me all year as I saw so many of the films that debuted there open here in Philadelphia and the world. One of those, Whiplash has risen to…

Happy Birthday Rod Stewart

Saturday, January 10 is Rod Stewart's birthday and I'm excited to be on the air between 3pm-7pm to play some of his music and share a story or two about him. He’s somebody that’s been a part of my rock ‘n roll upbringing. I first heard his gravelly voice on the Jeff Beck album TRUTH.…

Philadelphia Film Festival October 16-26

Fall in Philadelphia means it’s time for the Film Festival. This year it runs from Thursday, October 16 to Sunday, October 26. The Festival kicks off with a special presentation of St. Vincent, a rousing comedy starring Bill Murray. Director Ted Melfi and young actor and Philadelphia native, Jaeden Lieberher will be in attendance for…