Weekdays9:00am–2:00pm

Podcasts

Todd Rundgren Talks New Book, Philly Shows, The Nazz and more!

One of Philadelphia's favorite sons, Todd Rundgren, has a new book called THE INDIVIDUALIST: digressions, dreams and dissertations. He's incorporating it into the latest tour which brings him to the Fillmore Philly May 1-2 with a book signing at Barnes and Noble too. Listen to my chat with this musical pioneer as we reminisce about…

Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons talks MGK Heavy Hitter Concert and more

The Doobie Brothers and Santana come to the BB&T Pavilion August 24 for MGK'S HEAVY HITTER concert. Founding Doobie and in the band ever since, Patrick Simmons called in to chat about touring with Santana, motorcycles and getting nekkid and silly for that Toulouse Street album cover shoot. Tickets on sale for the show now at Ticketmaster.…

THE BAND'S WITH ME author Sally Mann Romano

Sally Mann Romano has a book out called THE BAND'S WITH ME and it is one helluva rollicking ride through the 60's and mid 70's "counter" culture. She was part of the Jefferson Airplane inner circle, knew EVERYBODY and if she didn't, made sure she met them, and tells THE best stories about Frank Zappa,…

HIGHS IN THE MID-60s...A Chat with Music Industry Author Rick Levy

Rick Levy has been in the music business for over 50 years with roots in the Philadelphia music scene. From his days in a band called WAX with Rob Hyman (The Hooters) and through the years, Rick has parlayed the music business knowledge he's gained into a career not only playing music but managing other musicians' touring careers…

INT DENNY SOMACH

Billy Joel was still relatively unknown back in 1973 when he was booked to play the Roxy Theatre in Northampton, Pa. by then WSAN DJ Denny Somach. Due to WSAN's airplay of the COLD SPRING HARBOR album, Billy was enthusiastically received by the Roxy audience and Denny had the forethought to place a cassette recorder…

AS GOD IS MY WITNESS I THOUGHT TURKEYS COULD FLY!

As we get ready for this years MGK Turkey Drop tomorrow (11/20), I give you this. Quite a few years back (30 maybe?), Les Nessman (Richard Sanders), hapless newsman for WKRP IN CINCINNATTI, hopped on his news motor scooter and drove into the YSP studios to talk turkey. We had a chat about THAT infamous…

ARTIST FRANCIS DI FRONZO TALKS ABOUT CURRENT EXHIBIT

There is a fantastic exhibit currently showing at Stanek Gallery in Old City titled STORYTELLERS that brings together the art of Francis Di Fronzo and the photography of Victoria Browning Wyeth (yes, that Wyeth). The collections, although independent of one another, have subtle narrative parallels and will be on display through October 27, 2018. And don't…

Debbi Calton Talks to Moody Blues' John Lodge

Debbi Calton talked with Moody Blues bassist, vocalist and songwriter John Lodge who will be bringing his solo US tour to the Sellersville Theatre on 10/15. He opens up to Debbi about his early memories of Philadelphia, going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (finally!) and the difference between playing with The Moodys and…

Ian Anderson talks Jethro Tull, Woodstock, hot peppers and more

It's always a pleasure to talk to Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. He's an engaged conversationalist and has SO many interests. And aren't we thrilled that he's still bringing us the music of Jethro Tull 50 years after first forming the band? The tour brings Ian and the band to the Mann Music Center in…