Monday 4pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2002 (Part 4)

August 26, 2019
Editor In Chief

January – The Glenn Beck Program launched on 47 stations on Premiere Radio Networks.
January 21 – A train derailment in Minot, North Dakota kills one person and knocks out power throughout the region, spilling 250,000 gallons of toxic anhydrous ammonia for fertilizer purposes. The designated primary station for the EAS in Minot, Clear Channel-owned KCJB 910-AM, fails to air any disaster information. The EAS had to be activated by local law enforcement; Minot police were unable to do so, and KCJB couldn’t due to being all-automated in the overnight hours. The incident gradually attracts controversy, as well as attacks on Clear Channel from future Minnesota senator Al Franken.
March 11 – BBC 6 Music, the first new BBC music radio station in decades, is launched.
May 29 – After 2 years with rhythmic oldies, KBTB/Seattle begins stunting on this day as “Quick 96.” 2 days later, KBTB flips back to classic hits as KJR-FM.
July 8 – KHBZ-FM in Oklahoma City shifts to Alternative Rock.
November 4 – After 36 years in the country format, KIKK-FM/Houston flipped to smooth jazz as KHJZ, “95.7 The Wave.”
December 2 – radio2XS launches onLine from Sheffield

“Dawson McKay & The Get Up Gang” becomes “The Get Up Gang with Dawson, Wendy, and Levi” as Dawson moves from KASH 107.5 in Anchorage, Alaska to Albuquerque New Mexico’s 92.3 KRST.

KDWN in Las Vegas, Nevada fires Doug Basham, despite receiving the highest ratings of any other host on the station including nationally syndicated ones, allegedly for spending “too much time bashing the president.”

CBS Radio fires Opie and Anthony of The Opie and Anthony Show from WNEW-FM, following the backlash of their Sex for Sam 3 promotion in New York City, NY.

Tuesday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2002 (Part 2)

August 20, 2019
Editor In Chief

May 8 – Mariah Carey signs a new record contract with Island Def Jam Music Group.
May 12 – We Will Rock You, a jukebox musical based on the songs of Queen, opens at the Dominion Theatre in London, England.
May 21
Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge forms post-hardcore side-project band Box Car Racer. Their album Box Car Racer is released.
Eminem releases The Eminem Show, one of the bestselling hip-hop album of 2002
May 22 – Members of Alien Ant Farm are injured in an early morning tour bus crash in Spain that claimed the life of the driver.
June 1
Graham Coxon leaves Blur during Think Tank’s recording sessions, after tensions with the other members mainly due to its alleged alcohol problems and disagreement about the choice of Fatboy Slim as producer. Coxon only contributed in one song, Battery in Your Leg. He was later “replaced” on tour by Simon Tong, former guitarist of The Verve.
The Prom at the Palace is held in London to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Performers include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus, Kiri Te Kanawa, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna.
June 5 – U.S. soul and R&B singer R. Kelly, is charged with 21 counts of having sexual intercourse with a minor after a videotape allegedly showing him engaged in sexual acts with an underage girl is broadcast on the internet.
June 11
Paul McCartney marries second wife Heather Mills in a lavish ceremony at Castle Leslie in Ireland.
American Idol premieres on Fox.
Korn releases fifth-studio album, Untouchables.
David Bowie releases his twenty-second studio album, Heathen. The album marks a commercial comeback for Bowie in the US, becoming his highest-charting album in the country since 1984’s Tonight.
June 12 – BMG Music agrees to acquire the rest of Zomba Music Group in a deal reportedly worth $3 billion.
June 15 – The Los Angeles, California, USA, radio station KROQ-FM airs the 10th Annual Weenie Roast show with Bad Religion, Hoobastank, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Eat World, Moby, New Found Glory, P.O.D., Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, The Strokes, System of a Down, Unwritten Law, The Vines, The Violent Femmes and Rob Zombie.
June 18 – Mexican Pop-Singer Paulina Rubio, releases her sixth studio album and first debut-English crossover album in the U.S., titled Border Girl through Universal Records, she performed for the very first time live her hit single Don’t Say Goodbye on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 56,000 copies becoming Rubio’s highest charting album in the U.S. It was eventually certified gold by RIAA, indicating sales of over 500,000 units.
June 19 – Hikaru Utada releases the album Deep River, which sold 2,350,170 copies in a week, debuting at number 1 on the weekly, monthly, and annual Oricon album chart. This would be her third time at number 1 on the year-end rankings of that particular chart, a record for any Japanese musical act or worldwide.
June 20 – Pop star Britney Spears, at only 20 years of age, is ranked by Forbes as the world’s most powerful celebrity.
June 21-23 – The first Bonnaroo Music Festival is held in Tennessee. Performers include Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule and Norah Jones.
June 25 – The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra releases an arrangement of the Romeo and Juliet 1968 film soundtrack on the Silva America label. Will Smith also comes back with the release of his third solo studio album Born to Reign.
June 27 – The Who bassist John Entwistle is found dead in a Las Vegas hotel room on the eve of the band’s new tour. He was 57.
June 30 – The Glastonbury Festival features headline acts Coldplay, Garbage, Stereophonics, Orbital, Roger Waters, Rod Stewart, and Air.

Monday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2002 (Part 1)

August 19, 2019
Editor In Chief

January 1 – Eric Clapton marries his 25-year-old American girlfriend in a surprise wedding ceremony at a church in the English village of Ripley, Surrey.
January 8 – The Black Crowes announce they are taking a hiatus.
January 14 – Adam Ant is committed to a psychiatric hospital two days after being arrested for carrying a firearm into a London pub that Ant claims was fake.
January 18 – Rapper C-Murder is arrested and charged with second-degree murder over a fatal shooting in a Harvey, Louisiana nightclub on January 12.
January 23 – Virgin Records buys out its contract with Mariah Carey for $28 million, essentially paying her to not record any more music for the label.
February 3 – U2 perform during the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVI. U2’s performance becomes a tribute to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack.
February 4 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has a notoriously antagonistic interview with Terry Gross on National Public Radio. Simmons continuously baits the host with sexual come-ons throughout the interview while Gross repeatedly calls Simmons “obnoxious.” Simmons refuses to grant NPR permission to post the interview online, but unauthorized transcripts and audio exist.
February 13 – Jennifer Lopez becomes the first singer to have a remix album, J to tha L-O!: The Remixes, debut at number one, selling over 156,000 copies.
February 15 – Popstar Britney Spears landed her first starring role in Crossroads, a teen drama road film alongside Zoe Saldana. Although film was largely panned, the film grossed $61.1 million worldwide.
March 7 – Burton C. Bell leaves Fear Factory after falling out with Dino Cazares. Fear Factory soon disband.
March 12 – Silverchair withdraw from the Gone South festival in Australia after Daniel Johns contracts reactive arthritis.
March 15 – Liverpool Airport is rechristened Liverpool John Lennon Airport in an official ceremony.
March 24 – Takahiro Nishikawa leaves Dreams Come True.
March 25 – Celine Dion returns to the music scene after a three-year absence with the album A New Day Has Come.
April 17 – Pop-punk giants Blink-182 and Green Day co-headline the two-month Pop Disaster Tour.
April 25 – Member of R&B group TLC, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes dies in car accident in Honduras.

Thursday 6pm: Top 50 Country Hits of 2002 with Ron Kovacs

December 28, 2017
Editor In Chief

Join Ron Kovacs Live for the Top 50 Country Hits of 2002.  6pm ET Live on RadioMaxMusic.

Wednesday 9pm: RadioMax Rewind – David Hemsley

September 6, 2017
Editor In Chief

In this edition of RadioMax Rewind we feature David Hemsley.  First a program from November 11, 2002 followed by the Weekend Experience from June 4, 2011.

Thursday 10pm: RadioMax Rewind

September 22, 2016
Editor In Chief

rewind-bc-2002This week on Radiomax Rewind we go back to 2002 with the Bette Carl Show from January 15 2002 featuring the Sounds of the 50’s and 60’s.

Saturday 6pm: RadioMax Rewind

August 6, 2016
Editor In Chief

RadioMax RewindMike Singh is off this week and we feature RadioMax Rewind, programs from the archives.  In this installment we go back to November 11, 2002 with David Hemsley.  6pm ET

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