Monday, May 31, 2010

Ross' Wacky-Ass Vinyl Find of the Week

Here's one for Len. Actually, it may belong to Len's since I found it here at the station.

He was no fool. He'd never get the attention of the promoters in the highly lucrative world of polka music with a name like Joe Oberaitis. It may as well have been "Joe Blow". Not to be daunted, Joe renounced his birth name and took a step into the flashy by anointing himself "Mr. Polka Dynamite". And the rest is history. Look at the new found confidence brought on by his career choice. You can tell that he's ready to take on the polka world with such hits as "Dancing Doll Waltz" and "The Golden Kielbasa", a tune which I hope I never find out the backstory. And backed by his polka posse, there's no stopping this wildman.


God bless you, "Mr. Polka Dynamite"... and your polyester gang of four. You make our weddings and ethnic festivals something to remember.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



Join us tonight at midnight for Side One of "British Steel" by Judas Priest on 105.7 WAPL.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



It's Side One of Def Leppard's "High 'n' Dry", tonight at midnight on 105.7 WAPL.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



Join us tonight at midnight for Side Two of Metallica's Black album on 105.7 WAPL.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ross' Wacky-Ass Vinyl Find of the Week



If you're used to seeing the Gomer Pyle-side of Jim Nabors, the musical side may come as quite a shock. In reality, his singing career started at the same time as his acting career. Although Nabors has professionally retired his baritone voice to become a gentleman macadamia nut farmer in Hawaii, he still tries to perform at least one song a year. He will be returning to the Indianapolis 500 this weekend to sing "Back Home In Indiana", a tradition since 1972. He can still belt it out, too. Not bad for a guy who will be eighty in a couple weeks.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

S-A-TUR-DAY... NIGHT!

Big night tonight on WAPL.

6-8pm - Yours truly.
8-9pm - Stone Temple Pilots Radio Special, previewing the new album coming out on Tuesday.
9-Mid - House of Hair w/Dee Snider.


And you thought all you'd have to look forward to tonight was sudoku.

Sometimes you feel like a nut...

The Dundas Testicle Festival is tonight. Two Of A Kind Bar has their outdoor tent set up and they're ready to rock with 1st Degree at 3-7pm. Then it's Half Empty starting at 7:30pm until whenever. Need directions? It's #1 on the map below.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



We remember the late Ronnie James Dio with Side Two of "Holy Diver" tonight at midnight on 105.7 WAPL.

There's nothing wrong with this video.



That is...

1)...if you don't think John Parr looks like a creepy peeper when he's looking through the window.

2)...if you don't get uncomfortable watching JP sing to each member of the cast towards the end.

3)...if you don't notice the resemblance between John Parr and WAPL's Scott Stevens.


Discuss.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



We remember the late Ronnie James Dio with Side One of "Holy Diver" tonight at midnight on 105.7 WAPL.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



Inh honor of his new album, we'll be playing both sides of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" on consecutive nights. Tonight at midnight, Side Two on 105.7 WAPL.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



Inh honor of his new album, we'll be playing both sides of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" on consecutive nights. Tonight at midnight, Side One on 105.7 WAPL.

Ross' Wacky-Ass Vinyl Find of the Week



By purchasing this album at an antique store for a buck, little did I know of the many questions it would raise:

1) How many people were there in Up With People?

2) Why are they always smiling?

3) Why do they have their own theme song?

and...

4) Why is it that Joe Calgaro knows the theme song word for word?

Seriously. He comes into my office, picks up the album and sings the Up With People theme song, dead nuts on. What the f**k? I'm not as disturbed about him singing the song as I am that song. Who the hell knows that? You should ask Calgaro about his love for Up With People. Kinda weird and a bit creepy.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



It's "Some Girls" by The Rolling Stones tonight at midnight on 105.7 WAPL.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



Side One of Springsteen's "Born To Run" tonight at midnight on 105.7 WAPL.

Ross Maxwell suggests a friend for you on Facebook...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



Happy Birthday, Billy Squier! We celebrate with Side One of Billy's "Don't Say No" release from 1981 tonight at midnight on 105.7 WAPL.

The New Fantastic Four

Don't get me wrong. I'm all about Iron Man. But here's a superhero team I'd really like to see.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rockin Apple Sider



Tonight at midnight, Side One of Queen's "The Game" on 105.7 WAPL.

A Message For Our Local Racing Community

For a number of years, I've been reporting national and local racing results on WAPL's In The Draft. And while its easy to pronounce the names of NASCAR drivers just because I hear them on a weekly basis, its just as easy for me to completely obliterate some the names of our local drivers. You've heard it. Hell, there's some names that I'll pronounce different ways each time I read it off. No, I don't do it on purpose. I just don't have the correct pronunciation of your name.

So here's what I need from y'all. If I'm mispronouncing someone's name during In The Draft, e-mail me and let me know how it should be read. I feel bad not knowing I'm butchering a driver's name so help a brother out and catch my In The Draft reports Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:40 on 105.7 WAPL... "Your Station For Speed".

Ross' Wacky-Ass Vinyl Find of the Week



Here's one that no God-fearing family can live without. As the back of the album states, "Here is a family that truly enjoys singing the praises of the Lord..." I can tell. Look at 'em. They're itching to pull out the ol' gee-tar and belt out such favorites as "Little Church of White", "Don't Let Me Cross Jordan Alone" and -- my personal fave -- "No Rioting or Looting in Glory". Dang-a-lang!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Rockin Apple Sider



Tonight at midnight check out Side Two of "Cheap Trick at Budokan" on 105.7 WAPL.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Rockin' Apple Sider



This week we're playing albums from artists who were also in prominent bands. Don't miss out on the Red Rocker tonight at midnight. Apple Sider features Side One of Sammy Hagar's "Three Lock Box" on 105.7 WAPL.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Apple Sider - Tonight at Midnight



This week we're playing albums from artists who were also in prominent bands. Get ready to enjoy the dulcet tones of Ozzy Osbourne and Side One of "No More Tears" on Rockin' Apple Sider tonight at midnight on 105.7 WAPL.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Apple Sider Tonight!



This week we're playing albums from artists who were also in prominent bands. Tonight at midnight on Rockin' Apple Sider it's Joe Walsh and Side One of "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get" on 105.7 WAPL.

Advice for Baseball Fans Everywhere

DON'T RUN OUT ON THE FIELD DURING A GAME!