Sunday Program Schedule

August 18, 2019
Editor In Chief

SUNDAY
12:00 AM ET – MIDNIGHT MADNESS ROCK SHOW WITH MICHAEL TIFFANY
04:00 AM ET – RADIOMAX MIX
06:00 AM ET – BRIT ROCK WITH DOMINIC FORBES (ENCORE)
09:00 AM ET – VINYL RESTING PLACE WITH WILLIE B
12:00 PM ET – THAT THING WITH RICH APPEL
03:00 PM ET – DAN SWEENEY’S ONE HIT WONDERS
05:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES WITH BOBBY JAY (ENCORE)
07:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES 2: THE 80’S WITH BOBBY JAY (ENCORE)
09:00 PM ET – VINYL RESTING PLACE WITH WILLIE B (ENCORE)

Saturday Program Schedule

August 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

SATURDAY
12:00 AM ET – DAN VARRONEY SHOW (ENCORE)
02:00 AM ET – MIKEROSCOPE WITH MIKE LANG (ENCORE)
03:00 AM ET – EMPIRE STATE SOUL CLUB WITH CONNIE T. EMPRESS (ENCORE)
06:00 AM ET – LP LOUNGE WITH WILLIE B (ENCORE)
08:00 AM ET – MUSIC EXPERT RETRO COUNTDOWN WITH JEFF MICHAELS
12:00 PM ET – BRIT ROCK WITH DOMINIC FORBES
03:00 PM ET – SYLVIA’S CLASSIC ROCK SHOW WITH SYLVIA FOUNTAIN
05:00 PM ET – DICK LEE AND 60’s GARAGE ROCK FROM CALIFORNIA 
07:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES WITH BOBBY JAY
09:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES 2: THE 80’S WITH BOBBY JAY
11:00 PM ET – SAMMARCO BEATS WITH CHRIS SAMMARCO

Friday Evening Schedule

August 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

FRIDAY ON RADIOMAXMUSIC
04:00 PM ET – ACROSS THE TRACKS FEATURING ONE IN THE TITLE

06:00 PM ET – SOUNDS OF THE 70S WITH DAN VARRONEY
08:00 PM ET – MIKEROSCOPE WITH MIKE LANG
09:00 PM ET – EMPIRE STATE SOUL CLUB – BEACH MUSIC 67 WITH CONNIE T. EMPRESS
10:00 PM ET – SYLVIA’S CLASSIC ROCK SHOW WITH SYLVIA FOUNTAIN

Friday 4pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 4)

August 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Rise Against, INXS, Bad Company, Maroon 5, Kid Rock, Queen, Montgomery Gentry, Doobie Brothers, Theory of A Deadman, Beatles, Smash Mouth, Carole King and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Friday 2pm: Spot Light Artist – Kool and The Gang

August 16, 2019
Editor In Chief

Kool & the Gang are an American musical group formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 by brothers Robert “Kool” Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis “D.T.” Thomas, Robert “Spike” Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West. They have undergone numerous changes in personnel and have explored many musical styles throughout their history, including jazz, soul, funk, rock, and pop music. After settling on their name following several changes, the group signed to De-Lite Records and released their debut album, Kool and the Gang (1970).

The band’s first taste of success came with their fourth album Wild and Peaceful (1973), which contained the US top ten singles “Jungle Boogie”and “Hollywood Swinging”. Kool & the Gang subsequently entered a period of decline before they reached a second commercial peak between 1979 and 1986 following their partnership with Brazilian musician/producer Eumir Deodato and the addition of singer James “J.T.” Taylor to the line-up. Their most successful albums of this period include Ladies’ Night (1979), Celebrate! (1980), and Emergency (1984), their highest selling album with two million copies sold in the US, and the hit singles “Ladies’ Night”, the US number one “Celebration”, “Get Down on It”, “Joanna”, and “Cherish”. The band continue to perform worldwide, including as support for Van Halen in 2012 and their fiftieth anniversary tour in 2014.

Kool & the Gang have won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, and, in 2006, a Music Business Association Chairman’s Award for artistic achievement. In 2018, the Bells, Brown, and Taylor were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their discography includes 23 studio albums and almost 70 singles. They have sold 7.5 million and 4.5 million RIAA-certified albums and singles, respectively, in the US.

Thursday 11pm: Feature LP: Matt Nathanson – Sings His Sad Heart (2018)

August 15, 2019
Editor In Chief

Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson isn’t afraid to share his feelings with you, for better or worse. Known for his platinum single “Come On Get Higher,” his blend of rock, folk, and pop, and his appreciation for all things pop culture (his last release was a Def Leppard tribute E.P. called Pyromattia), the San Francisco based artist has built a dedicated following over the past twenty-five years. He has continuously released albums every few years, supported acts like Train and the Fray in concert, and consistently sold out venues on his own headlining tours. His music is comprised of sincere lyrics backed by a blend of acoustic and electric guitar, trending more towards folk or pop depending on the mood he’s in.

Nathanson’s tenth album, Sings His Sad Heart, is exactly what it sounds like. As Nathanson explains on his website, the album is about breaking up with someone and “being the only one left hung up in the past.” The songs alternate between stream-of-consciousness reminiscing and one-sided conversations with an ex, be it a result of physical or emotional distance. There’s a noticeable lack of immediacy and devastation to be heard throughout the tracks, with Nathanson instead lamenting in a wistful tone, looking back at the relationship and exploring regrets.

The songs on Sings His Sad Heart move through the different phases of a breakup, describing emotional highs and lows. Opening track “Mine” handles regret (“All the ways I tried to run when you were mine”) with a soft pop sound; “Way Way Back” takes on jealousy (“I’m sure he’s easier than I was/If you like that sort of thing/He looks better with his shirt off, yeah, but can he sing?”); “Best Drug” gives a bright look about the elation of being in love with a rollicking beat that invites you to dance; and the Train-esque “Let You Go” takes care of longing (“If you see me smile it’s all pretend/The only reason I still call our friends/Is the chance that one of them will say your name”) with an epic quality. One of the strengths of Sings His Sad Heart is that while the songs on it are mostly about the emotional roller coaster of a breakup, the album itself doesn’t wallow in misery or bitterness.

Album highlights include “Different Beds,” a cinematic breakup song that runs through adventures they had together. With an opening line like “Do you remember when we met/The first thing that you said/‘I’m done with men/They all let me down,’” and electric guitar accents, this track sounds more like some of Nathanson’s older fare, perhaps even a response to his 2011 single “Modern Love.” The single “Used to Be” is also reminiscent of his past work. The chorus is catchy and memorable (“I’ve got a king-sized bed and a PhD in the way it used to be”) set against a pretty piano background. Besides being a standout on Sings His Sad Heart, it’s also one of Nathanson’s favorites: “When I recorded the demo for that song, we did that just piano and vocal. I remember driving around in a rental car in Los Angeles listening to it over and over, and it felt like it wasn’t me singing. It felt like I was listening to somebody else’s song, which never happens,” he explained to Digital Journals.

Ctsy: https://www.theyoungfolks.com/music/126579/album-review-matt-nathanson-sings-his-sad-heart/

1. Mine 3:16
2. Way Way Back 3:43
3. Different Beds 3:36
4. Best Drugs 3:04
5. Used To Be 3:10
6. Back Together 3:03
7. Long Distance Runner 2:53
8. Gimme Your Love 3:13
9. Let You Go 2:35
10. Sadness 3:21

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Queen – A Day At The Races (1976)

August 15, 2019
Editor In Chief

A Day at the Races is the fifth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on December 10, 1976. It was the band’s first completely self-produced album, and the first not to feature producer Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded at Sarm East, The Manor and Wessex Studios in England, A Day at the Races was engineered by Mike Stone. The title of the album followed suit with its predecessor A Night at the Opera, taking its name from the subsequent film by the Marx Brothers.

The album peaked at #1 in the UK, Japan and the Netherlands. It reached #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was Queen’s fifth album to ship gold in the US, and subsequently reached platinum status in the same country.

A Day at the Races was voted the 67th greatest album of all time in a national 2006 BBC poll.

1. “Tie Your Mother Down” 4:48
2. “You Take My Breath Away” 5:09
3. “Long Away” 3:34
4. “The Millionaire Waltz” 4:54
5. “You and I” 3:25
6. “Somebody to Love” 4:56
7. “White Man” 4:59
8. “Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy” 2:54
9. “Drowse” 3:45
10. “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)” 5:50

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