Who's working this week anyway? We all have New Year's Day off so we can recover from whatever we did the night before to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014. But don't worry, there'll be plenty of great classic rock and special programs for you on Jan 1. Don't miss THE BEATLES ON AIR - Live at the BBC Vol II One-hour show 10A - 11A Wed; and the BEST OF ROCKLINE 8:30 PM with DAVE MASON, PAT TRAVERS, EDDIE MONEY and more. IRIS is in the other four days this week and she'll have a chance for you to grab ERIC CLAPTON's Guitar Festival CROSSROADS on BluRay & CD if you're the winner on My 3 Songs during the noon hour. JEFF MITCHELL will be doing the Morning Music Marathon at 7:15am, giving away a pair of tickets to see the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP at the Tonic Lounge on Feb 8th. SHANNON has BILL JACKSON filling in for him Mon-Tues, then SHANNON'll be back Thur-Fri. Play Classic Rock Trivia at 3:45pm to win a pair of tickets to see the PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE at the Crystal Ballroom on March 27th. Birthdays to celebrate this week:(In case you need another excuse to party!)
Mon 12/30 - Big day for sports guys:LEBRON JAMES & TIGER WOODS; and Rock Pioneer BO DIDDLEY
Tues 12/31 - ANDY SUMMERS/POLICE; BURTON CUMMINGS/GUESS WHO; TOM HAMILTON/AEROSMITH
Wed 1/1 - COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD
Thurs 1/2 - CHICK CHURCHILL/10 YEARS AFTER
Fri 1/3 - JOHN PAUL JONES/LED ZEPPELIN; STEPHEN STILLS; SIR GEORGE MARTIN; JRR TOLKIEN
Sat 1/4 - MICHAEL STIPE/REM
Here's to a great year ahead for all of us! It'll be KGON's 40th Annniversay and we plan to celebrate all year long. Can't do it without you, so stay close.
Love you all,
Celebrate in whatever way works for you. I always rely on the 3 C's...Champagne, crustaceans & chocolate. Put that together with a day full of NBA games on TV and I'm in heaven! Rockstar Birthdays this week:
Mon 12/23 - JORMA KAUKONEN of HOT TUNA & JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
Wed 12/25 - NOEL REDDING of JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: ANNIE LENNOX - EURYTHMICS
Thurs 12/26 - MARS ULRICH of METALLICA
Fri 12/27 - MICK JONES founder of FOREIGNER; MIKE PINDER of MOODY BLUES
Sat 12/28 - EDGAR WINTER; DENZEL WASHINGTON
Sun 12/29 - NEIL GIRALDO - PAT BENATAR's husband and guitarist; RICK DANKO of the BAND; RAY THOMAS of MOODY BLUES Stocking Stuffers you can win this week: (No contests on Christmas day)
Morning Music Marathon with JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15am; Eric Clapton Guitar Festival Crossroads on BluRay & CD
My 3 Songs with IRIS - noon hour - Tommy by the Who - Deluxe Remastered CD Edition
Classic Rock Trivia 3:45pm with BILL JACKSON (Thurs-Fri only) Pr of tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld Jan 24th Holiday Programs on KGON:
24 Hours of Christmas - 2pm 12/24 til 2pm 12/25 Uncle Joe's Rockin' Christmas and Little Steven's Underground Garage Christmas A Go Go.
Rockline - Christmas night 8:30pm - TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Holiday Concert Special
Have a wonderful holiday from all of us at KGON! And rock with us into 2014, our 40th Anniversary year. It's gonna be big!!
Glad to report that IRIS is feeling better and is back playing your classic rock tunes. We missed her last week. Lil' I the puppy was so excited that she was sniffing around the studio even before IRIS walked through the door. Peek at the Week:
Musical chairs this week on the air. JEFF MITCHELL's on vacay, so KYLE DACHSEL will be doing traffic duties in the morning as well as playing the tunes at night and Get the Led Out. SHANNON takes Friday off, BILL JACKSON does afternoon shift that day. Birthdays to celebrate:
Mon 12/16 - BILLY GIBBONS of ZZTOP
Wed 12/18 - KEITH RICHARDS of ROLLING STONES turns 70! Also CHAS CHANDLER of ANIMALS & person who took JIMI HENDRIX to England and jumpstarted his career; Producer-director STEVEN SPIELBERG; ELLIOT EASTON of the CARS; BOBBY KEYS - saxman for many, including STONES, JOHN LENNON, CLAPTON & JOE COCKER
Thus 12/19 - ALVIN LEE of 10 YEARS AFTER;
Fri 12/20 - Original KISS drummer PETER CRISS; Studio engineer on "Let It Be" ALAN PARSONS, ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
Sat 12/21 - Genius/innovator FRANK ZAPPA; Youngest WILSON Brother, CARL WILSON of BEACH BOYS
Sun 12/22 - RICK NIELSEN, CHEAP TRICK Stuff you can win this week on KGON:
Morning Music Marathon KYLE (for JEFF) 7:15am - pr of tickets to GILBY CLARKE (ex-GNR) @ Tonic Lounge Dec 28th
My 3 Songs IRIS noon hour - Leatherman's Prize Pack worth $50
Classic Rock Trivia SHANNON 3:45pm - pr of tickets to JONNY LANG @ Roseland in Jan.
And remember, everyone who wins a prize on KGON this week goes into a Grand Prize drawing for an autographed TSO guitar.
Yeah, the band loves KGON so much they gave us several to share!
Enjoy your week!
Went to IRIS' Birthday party on Friday night to discover I'd missed her by about 5 minutes. She'd gotten bad news from her doctor and had to cancel her vacation in Mexico to deal with medical issues. As of now, we're waiting to hear what her next steps will be on this unexpected journey. She'll be updating us all on her Facebook page. Lucky that our friend JOHN WILLIAMS is available to fill in for her on the air. Let's all keep positive thoughts and love in our hearts for IRIS as she meets this new challenge.
Birthdays to celebrate:
Wed 12/11 - NIKKI SIXX of MOTLEY CRUE
Thur 12/12 - DICKY BETTS of ALLMAN BROS; Old Blue Eyes FRANK SINATRA; BOB BARKER of The Price is Right turns 90
Fri 12/13 - JEFF "SKUNK" BAXTER of STEELY DAN & DOOBIE BROS; Opinionated rocker TED NUGENT
Sat 12/14 - CLIFF WILLIAMS of AC/DC
Stuff you can win this week on KGON:
Morning Music Marathon w/ JEFF MITCHELL 7:15am - Free oil change from Hillside Imports
My 3 Songs (JOHN WILLIAMS in for IRIS) noon hour - $50 Gift Card to Portland Saturday Market
Classic Rock Trivia w/ SHANNON - 3:45pm - Pr of tix to GILBY CLARKE (formerly of GNR) at Tonic Lounge Dec 28 plus "Good 'Ol Freda" on DVD, story of BEATLES secretary
And, remember, EVERYONE who wins a prize on KGON this week goes into the Grand Prize drawing for an autographed TSO guitar. Good luck and stay warm!
IRIS HARRISON is having a birthday on Friday so we decided to throw a party at the Lotus Cafe before the BLACK CROWES concert. A bunch of lucky people have already won tickets to the party and there'll be a few more chances this week to win, so keep listening to KGON! Still tickets on sale for the Black Crowes concert at portland5.com. See you there!
Other birthdays to celebrate this week:
Mon 12/2 - RICK SAVAGE of DEF LEPPARD
Tue 12/3 - OZZY OSBOURNE
Wed 12/4 - GARY ROSSINGTON - LSKYNYRD guitarist;DENNIS WILSON of BEACH BOYS; PORTLANDIA'S FRED ARMISEN
Thurs 12/5 - Rock & roll pioneer LITTLE RICHARD; Blues legend SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON
Fri 12/6 - PETER BUCK of REM; Guitarist RANDY RHOADS; KIM SIMMONDS of SAVOY BROWN
Sun 12/8 - JIM MORRISON; PHIL COLLEN of DEF LEPPARD; GREGG ALLMAN
Stuff you can win this week on KGON: Morning Music Marathon with JEFF MITCHELL 7:15AM - Pr of tickets to see Journey & Steve Miller July 20th My 3 Songs with IRIS: noon hour - Copy of Leslie West's new CD from Music Millennium & 2 Fresh Baked bun Thickburgers from Carl's Jr Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON - 3:45PM Pr of tickets to the Black Crowes Friday plus a pair of VIP passes to IRIS' birthday party at the Lotus Cafe
PLUS!!! EVERYONE who wins a prize from any of these contests all week goes into a GRAND PRIZE drawing for an autographed TSO guitar! Good luck!
One more thing: This Friday from Noon to 2PM KGON's JEFF MITCHELL will be out ringing bells at Fred Meyer, 7555 SW Barbur Blvd, with the Salvation Army Red Kettle collecting donations for people in need this holiday season. If you could stop by during your lunch hour or while you're out shopping, anything you can give will be much appreciated.