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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 8/22/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for August 22, 2017:

1992: The Police performed together for the first time in six years at Sting’s wedding reception. Sting married longtime girlfriend Trudie Styler on the 20th.

1992: Nearly a year after its initial release, Pearl Jam peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their debut album Ten which spent four weeks at number two.

1987: Bon Jovi headlined the eighth annual Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. on a bill that also included Dio, Metallica, & Cinderella. During Bon Jovi’s set, Paul Stanley of Kiss, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden & Dee Snider of Twisted Sister joined them onstage for a rendition of “We’re An American Band”.

1987: The Grateful Dead peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with In the Dark which was their highest charting album & go on to sell two million copies in the U.S.

1981: Foreigner’s fourth album appropriately titled 4 reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first of ten non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.

1977: Peter Frampton began a three night stand at Madison Square Garden. All three concerts were sold out.

1970: Cosmo’s Factory by Credence Clearwater Revival reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart at the start of a nine week run on top.

1970: Derek and the Dominos entered Criteria Studios in Miami to begin recording their first and only album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

1970: Elton John signed with MCA Records’ Uni subsidiary in the U.S. at the invitation of label boss Russ Regan.

John Lee Hooker born in 1917
Donna Godchaux-singer for Grateful Dead born in 1947
Vernon Reid-guitarist for Living Colour born in 1958
Layne Staley-singer for Alice in Chains born in 1967


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Congratulations to the East Alabama Star competition qualifiers! Now, it’s time for the Finals this Saturday, July 1 at Buck Wild Saloon in Smiths Station.

Derailed in Auburn on Saturday June, 24:

  • Lauren Moore of Auburn, AL
  • Stacy Sims of Auburn, AL
  • Sarah Parsons of Auburn, AL

Locals on Summerville on Saturday, June 10:

  • Dylan Marler of Phenix City, AL
  • Mike Holt of Columbus, GA
  • Alexis Calhoun of Phenix City, AL

Happy “Ours” in Salem, June 9:

  • Niki Kelley of Opelika, AL
  • David Howe of Salem, AL
  • Brandy Butler of Beulah, AL

Locals on Summerville on Saturday, June 3:

  • McKensy Blaylock of Smiths Station, AL
  • Amber Fergason of Phenix City, AL
  • Samantha Thornton of Phenix City, AL

Rockin’ Robin’s on Friday, June 2:

  • Donald Jenkins of Opelika, AL
  • Levi Lewis of Auburn, AL
  • Kenny Ray of Opelika, AL

Buck Wild’s Saloon on Thursday, June 1:

  • Morgan Rodriguez of Columbus, GA
  • Jason Alford of Smith’s Station, AL
  • Donald Mustard of Dothan, AL

Happy “Ours” on Friday, May 25:

  • Tammy Moody of Phenix City, AL
  • Barbara Bottoms of Salem, AL
  • Donna Patterson of Valley, AL

Locals on Summerville on Saturday, May 20:

  • Cailey Huckaby of Smiths Station, AL
  • Aaron Dawson of Phenix City, AL
  • Phil Hebert of Smiths Station, AL

Rockin’ Robin’s on Friday, May 19:

  • Brooklyn Bailey – Opelika, AL
  • David Corry – Alexander City, AL
  • Dale Hodnett – Opelika, AL

Buck Wild’s Saloon on Thursday, May 18:

  • Tracy Adamson – Roanoke, AL
  • Marsha Coulter– Valley, AL
  • Brett Gehrs – Fortson, GA

All qualifiers are heading to the East Alabama Star Finals on July 1!

Enter, compete and you can instantly be on your way to be crowned the first ever East Alabama Star! Click HERE for details and entry forms.


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The Wings Summer Concert Series continues with your chance to win tickets to see Rod Stewart in concert.

Wings 94.3 along with Pepsi, Four Seasons Federal Credit Union and Gil’s Auto Sales are giving four lucky Wings listeners a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Rod Stewart….along with special guest Cyndi Lauper….live in concert  at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Sunday July 9.

Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper in concert, part of the Wings Summer Concert Series……from the radio station sending you to see the classic artists in person – Wings 94.3.