Tuesday 6pm: Tuesday Night MaxMusic Mix wih Dan Varroney

We’re celebrating Independence Day with John Mellencamp & Ray Charles and featuring music from: Glass Tiger, Britney Spears, Raspberries, Jason Derulo, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The O’Jays, Cheap Trick, Ed Sheeran, Portugal The Man, Imagine Dragons, Van Halen, Lindsey Buckingham, & Styx. Listen at https://t.co/Kwp2PCvpzM

Monday – Friday 12pm: Feature Artists

New month and new artists for your lunch hour.  This week:

Mondays – John Fogerty / Credence Clearwater Revival

Tuesdays – Bee Gees

Wednesdays – Bruce Springsteen

Thursdays – Mary Chapin Carpenter

Fridays – Garth Brooks

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions.  If you have a suggestion for the August artists, email us at artists@radiomaxmusic.com

In Memoriam: Joni Sledge (September 13, 1956 – March 10, 2017)

(Billboard Magazine) Joni Sledge, the second eldest sister in the hit pop group Sister Sledge, has died, a representative for the band says.

Sledge passed away at home in Phoenix, Ariz., Friday afternoon (March 10). She was 60 years old. Her cause of death has not been disclosed.

“Yesterday, numbness fell upon our family. Pray for us as we weep for the loss of our sister, mother, aunt, niece and cousin Joni Sledge. We thank you for privacy as we hurt for her presence, but also for embracing her radiance and the sincerity with which she loved life,” a statement issued by her family says.

Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge. The year 1979 saw the release of their breakthrough album We Are Family, which peaked at number three on the US Album Chart and went Platinum. With Kathy leaving in 1989, the group have since operated as a trio (with Kathy occasionally re-joining for one-off performances and several releases in the 1990s). Symbolizing strong family values, the siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era.

Sister Sledge’s 1979 single “We Are Family” reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earned them a Grammy Award nomination. Their other US hits include a 1982 cover of “My Guy”. The group had UK Top 20 hits with “Mama Never Told Me” (1975), “He’s the Greatest Dancer” (1979), “We Are Family” (1979), “Lost in Music” (1979), and “Thinking of You” (1984), before reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart with the song “Frankie” in 1985. Remixed versions of three of their singles in 1993 returned them to the UK Top 20. In 2015, Sister Sledge performed for Pope Francis at the World Festival of Families in Philadelphia. – Wikipedia

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7718232/joni-sledge-dead-sister-sledge

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

gsp2Well, it’s HUMP DAY once again which means, just ahead of the final presidential debate, you can listen to “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. This evening you will hear: Alexander O’Neal, the O’Jays, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Chuck Jackson, Peabo Bryson & Natalie Cole, Melba Moore & Freddie Jackson, Process & the Doo Rags, Run D.M.C. & Aerosmith, the Mary Jane Girls, the J.Geils Band and more. It gets underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Join me on the best station on the internet for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” and have a wonderful “HUMP DAY!”