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Tuesday 2/16/21 9pm ET: Musical History Tour with Ron Sevean

Saturday 1/22/2021 Program Schedule


Friday 1/22/2021 12pm ET: New Music Show

Take a listen to NEW MUSIC being added to RadioMaxMusic

Tuesday 1/19/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: Styx – Cornerstone (1979)

Cornerstone is the ninth studio album by the American rock band Styx, released in 1979. Styx’s third straight multi-platinum selling album, Cornerstone was Styx’s first album to earn a Grammy nomination, which was for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. Like the four previous Styx albums, the band produced the album themselves. Styx recorded the album at Pumpkin Studios in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Cornerstone is best known for including the group’s only #1 Billboard Hot 100 Single, the power ballad “Babe”. The album also includes the folk rock song “Boat on the River”, which was a hit in Europe, though it failed to chart in the United States.

Cornerstone became Styx’s first US Top 5 album, peaking at #2 on the Billboard album chart.

1. “Lights” 4:38
2. “Why Me” 3:54
3. “Babe” 4:25
4. “Never Say Never” 3:08
5. “Boat on the River” 3:10

6. “Borrowed Time” 4:58
7. “First Time” 4:25
8. “Eddie” 4:15
9. “Love in the Midnight” 5:25

Dennis DeYoung – vocals, keyboards, accordion
James “JY” Young – vocals, electric guitars
Tommy Shaw – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, autoharp
Chuck Panozzo – bass guitar
John Panozzo – drums, percussion

Friday 11/27/2020 6pm ET: Friday Night All Request Show with Ron Kovacs

Join Ron Kovacs 6pm for the weekly Simulcast featuring your request and for the next few weeks we’ll be taking your Christmas tunes requests also from the RadioMaxMusic Christmas station.

Tuesday 11/24/2020 2pm ET: Feature LP: Jewel – Pieces of You (1995)

Pieces of You is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Jewel, released on February 28, 1995 by Atlantic Records. It was produced by Ben Keith, who has also produced works for artists such as Neil Young and Patsy Cline. Featuring acoustic guitar-based songs written when Kilcher was a teenager, the album is composed of both live recordings from 1994 at The Innerchange, a coffeehouse in San Diego, and studio recordings completed at Neil Young’s personal studio in Redwood City, California.

After its release in February 1995, the album initially failed to chart. Two years later, in 1997, Bob Dylan invited Kilcher to tour with him as his opening act, which gave the album widespread public exposure. The single “Who Will Save Your Soul” eventually received airplay, and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200, almost exactly two years after its release. Other hits included were “Foolish Games” and “You Were Meant for Me”, as well as the UK single “Morning Song”. After two years, the album was re-released featuring the re-recorded versions of “You Were Meant for Me” and “Foolish Games”. Despite a mixed critical response, the album is listed at number 64 of the “Definitive 200” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As of 2010, the album had sold 7.3 million copies in the U.S. It was certified 12× Platinum for shipments of 12 million copies in the U.S., making it one of the best selling debut albums of all time.

On September 28, 2020, Jewel announced that the album would be rereleased in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the album’s release. It will be released in multiple formats including the original album remastered, alongside a 4-CD box set containing B-sides, demos, outtakes, and live performances of the album’s songs.

1. “Who Will Save Your Soul” 4:00
2. “Pieces of You” 4:15
3. “Little Sister” 2:29
4. “Foolish Games” 5:39
5. “Near You Always” 3:08
6. “Painters” 6:43
7. “Morning Song” 3:35
8. “Adrian” 7:02
9. “I’m Sensitive” 2:54
10. “You Were Meant for Me” 4:13
11. “Don’t” 3:34
12. “Daddy” 3:49
13. “Angel Standing By” 2:38
14. “Amen” 4:32
15. “Emily” 3:10
16. “Foolish Games” 4:00

Jewel Kilcher – vocals, guitar
Robbie Buchanan – piano
Oscar Butterworth – drums
Charlotte Caffey – piano
Tim Drummond – bass
Mark Howard – bass
Craig Young – bass
Spooner Oldham – keyboards
Kristin Wilkinson – strings

In Memoriam: Len Barry (1942 – 2020)

Len Barry (born Leonard Borisoff; June 12, 1942 – November 5, 2020) was an American vocalist, songwriter, and record producer.

Born on June 12, 1942 raised in Philadelphia, Barry had little thought of a show business career while still in school. Instead, he aspired to become a professional basketball player upon his graduation. It was not until he entered military service and had occasion to sing with the US Coast Guard band at Cape May, New Jersey, and was so encouraged by the response of his military audiences, that he decided to make music a career.

Upon his discharge from military service, Barry returned home to Philadelphia and formed the Dovells. Barry was the lead singer, appearing on all of the group’s best selling records, such as “Bristol Stomp”, “Hully Gully Baby”, and “You Can’t Sit Down”, among others. “Bristol Stomp” sold over one million copies and was awarded a RIAA gold disc. As a Dovell, he also toured with James Brown. Barry also made film appearances with the Dovells in films such as Don’t Knock the Twist, toured the UK with the Motown Revue. Barry also had guest appearances on US television on Bandstand and later American Bandstand, Shindig, and Hullabaloo. Soon after leaving the group, Barry recorded his first solo single “Lip Sync”.

As someone who sang rhythm and blues, he recorded hits in 1965 and 1966 for Decca Records in the US and released by Brunswick Records: “1-2-3”, “Like a Baby”, and “I Struck It Rich”, a song he wrote with Leon Huff of the Philadelphia International Records producers, Gamble and Huff.

His first two hits also made the Top Ten of the UK Singles Chart. “1-2-3” reached number three. Those songs also peaked at number 2 and 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart respectively. “1-2-3” sold over four million copies, and gave Barry his second RIAA gold disc and a Grammy Award nomination for Contemporary Rock & Roll Male Vocal Performance. Both “1-2-3” and “Like a Baby” were composed by Barry, John Madara, and David White (musician).

He has performed at the Apollo Theatre in New York; the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.; The Regal Chicago, Chicago; Illinois; The Fox Theatre (Detroit) in Detroit, Michigan; and The Uptown (Philadelphia), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also toured with Sam Cooke, The Motown Revue in the United Kingdom, and appeared on Top of the Pops.

He became a major singing star in The United Kingdom. Highlights of his European tour included featured performances at the London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall as well as numerous appearances throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Barry’s respect of the Native American culture led him to write and produce the instrumental “Keem-O-Sabe”. The song went to number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 for The Electric Indian.

He also did writing and production work with WMOT Productions. With Bobby Eli he helped write the hit singles “Zoom” for Fat Larry’s Band and “Love Town” for Booker Newberry III.

In May 2008, Barry reinvented himself as an author with the publication of novel, Black-Like-Me. The storyline involved a pair of Caucasian siblings growing up in a largely African-American neighborhood, accepted by some, rejected by others.

In 2011, Barry was featured in the PBS Series My Music: Rock, Pop & Doo Wop.

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Len Barry among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Len Barry died on November 5, 2020.

Monday 11//2/2020 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Hits of The 60’s and The 70’s

We debut a Monday only program featuring the Hits of the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Debuts Monday 11/2/2020 1pm ET.

Thursday 10/15/2020 3pm ET: The Balcony Show with Ann Thatcher

Friday 10/9/2020 12:15 am ET: Feature LP: Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl (1998)

Dizzy Up the Girl is the sixth studio album by American rock band the Goo Goo Dolls, released on September 22, 1998 through Warner Bros. Records. The album is often noted for being the album which propelled the Goo Goo Dolls into success, although they already enjoyed some recognition with the downbeat track “Name” in 1995. Dizzy features more upbeat compositions than they had previously recorded. It is also the band’s first album to feature drummer Mike Malinin.

1. “Dizzy” 2:43
2. “Slide” 3:34
3. “Broadway” 4:00
4. “January Friend” 2:46
5. “Black Balloon” 4:11
6. “Bullet Proof” 4:39
7. “Amigone” 3:17
8. “All Eyes on Me” 3:59
9. “Full Forever” 2:53
10. “Acoustic #3” 1:58
11. “Iris” 4:51
12. “Extra Pale” 2:12
13. “Hate This Place” 4:24

Mike Malinin – drums
Johnny Rzeznik – lead and rhythm guitar, lead vocals, producer
Robby Takac – bass guitar, lead vocals on tracks 4, 7, 9, & 12, producer

Tekashi 6ix9ine hospitalised after overdosing on diet pills and caffeine — NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM

Tekashi 6ix9ine has had a two-day stint in hospital after it was reported that he overdosed on weight loss pills and caffeine. In an interview with The Shade Room, 6ix9ine revealed that he took two doses of Hydroxycut, a weight loss pill, as opposed to the recommended dose of one. The double dose caused his heart…

Tekashi 6ix9ine hospitalised after overdosing on diet pills and caffeine — NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM

Saturday 9/26/2020 6pm ET: Euro Chart Show with Dave Graham

Join Dave Graham for the return of the Euro Chart Show. 



Saturday 9/26/2020 1am ET: Euro Chart Show with Dave Graham

Join Dave Graham for the return of the Euro Chart Show.  Encore 6pm ET.



Thursday 9/24/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Bellamy Brothers

The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country music duo consisting of brothers David Milton Bellamy (born September 16, 1950) and Homer Howard Bellamy (born February 2, 1946), from Darby, Florida. The duo had considerable musical success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit “Let Your Love Flow” in 1976, a Number One single on the Billboard Hot 100.

Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting 20 number one singles and more than 50 hits overall on the country charts. To date, they have released more than 50 albums, primarily on Curb Records. They have also enjoyed success in continental Europe, with a compilation album topping the Norwegian charts in 2011 and over two dozen hit songs that were released outside the US market. In 2013, their album Bellamy Brothers & Friends: Across the Sea landed at No. 5 in the Swiss music chart and took the top spot in album sales for weeks in Switzerland. It was their third major release in Europe in three years. Their album Mermaid Cowgirl, recorded in Switzerland and released in 2014, won them Gold Record status in Switzerland. They also recorded four albums in Germany with Ralph Siegel for release to the European market.


Wednesday 8/26/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Icehouse – White Heat – 30 Hits

White Heat: 30 Hits is a two-disc compilation album released by Australian band Icehouse on August 29, 2011 in Australia. While it is technically their third best-of compilation, following 1989’s Great Southern Land and 1992’s Masterfile (not counting a singles box set released in the mid-1990s that was not widely distributed), it is the first such compilation spanning the band’s entire career, including both their early- to mid-1980s hits and material from their most commercially successful period, beginning with the Man of Colours album.

The album presents the band’s complete singles catalogue, all in chronological order, with 15 tracks on each disc. There is also a 3-disc edition which includes a DVD featuring all 32 of the band’s music videos, also in chronological order. The DVD contains a 5.1 mix in Dolby Digital AC-3.

The compilation was announced on July 7, 2011, in a press release by Universal Music.

Following the release of the Flowers Icehouse 30th Anniversary edition earlier this year, I was overwhelmed by the incredible amount of support and enthusiasm there was out there for the entire Icehouse catalogue. Many of the requests for what to put out next focused around some of the compilations we had released in the past.

I looked at the past sets and realised that there had never been a collection of every single we’d ever released throughout the history of the band nor a DVD compilation of every clip so that’s what we decided to do. Our criteria for the inclusion of tracks was that they had to have been released somewhere in the world as a single AND have had a clip made for them (in a couple of cases, two clips!). (Iva Davies, speaking in the press release).

The album artwork was designed by Sydney design studio Debaser, and features the laser cage in which Iva Davies performed in during the band’s time as Flowers. This can be seen in the “Flowers Folio” section of the band’s website. The tracks were remastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301 Mastering.

The album was certified platinum in Australia in 2014.

1. “Can’t Help Myself” (as Flowers) 3:10
2. “We Can Get Together” (as Flowers) 3:46
3. “Walls” (as Flowers) 4:22
4. “Icehouse” (as Flowers) 4:24
5. “Love in Motion” (original single mix) 3:40
6. “Great Southern Land” 5:16
7. “Hey, Little Girl” 4:25
8. “Street Cafe” (single mix) 4:12
9. “Glam” (single version) 3:22
10. “Taking the Town” 3:34
11. “Don’t Believe Anymore” 5:17
12. “Dusty Pages” (single version) 4:03
13. “No Promises” 4:40
14. “Baby, You’re So Strange” 3:58
15. “Mr Big” 3:31

1. “Cross the Border” 4:23
2. “Crazy” 3:23
3. “Electric Blue” 4:24
4. “My Obsession” 4:09
5. “Man of Colours” 5:12
6. “Nothing Too Serious” 3:27
7. “Touch the Fire” 3:48
8. “Jimmy Dean” 3:42
9. “Big Fun” 4:00
10. “Miss Divine” 4:20
11. “Anything Is Possible” 4:20
12. “Satellite” 4:19
13. “Big Wheel” 4:27
14. “Invisible People” 6:11
15. “Love in Motion” (with Christina Amphlett) 4:41