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.