50 years after the iconic music festival, Woodstock attendee Mark Rice stopped by NCC to talk about his adventure and share his memorabilia. FM89 News and Traffic reporter Cheyanne Daniels interviewed Rice for The Chronicle – click the link below for the full interview.
Every year, WONC competes in a number of awards competitions. This year, we’ve been nominated for seven Student Silver Dome Awards by the Illinois Broadcasters Association! Congratulations to our staff members who will represent WONC on Septemeber 20th when the winners are announced!
Riot Fest 2019 is right around the corner, and we’ve got not one…not two…not three…but FOUR pairs of 3-day passes to give away!
Each weekday from August 5th to August 30th, listen at 7:30am, 12:30pm, and 4:30pm to qualify to win a pair of 3-day passes. Then, each Friday at 5:30pm, we’ll draw a winner!
See bands like Blink-182, Andrew WK, The Flaming Lips, Rise Against, The Raconteurs, Slayer, and even The Village People! Don’t miss out on your chance to go to Riot Fest! Listen throughout August to qualify!
Also, there are a bunch of rules you should know about. Click here to read them!
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing Frank Iero and the Future Violents in concert at a small venue called The Social in Orlando, Florida. Following the May 31st release of their new album, Barriers, Frank Iero and the Future Violents played a set consisting of a nice mix of old and new songs. They opened the show with “Moto-pop,” the eighth track off their new fourteen-track record. With the heavy guitar riffs accompanied by a blast of confetti into the crowd, it made for an exciting, energizing start to the show that got the crowd fired up.
Something sentimental Frank Iero does at all his shows is plays a song called “B.F.F.” – a song Frank always makes sure to mention was written by his daughter, Lily, to her twin sister, Cherry. I asked Frank before the show if his daughters know he plays their song, and he assured me that they know and love that people all around the world sing along every night.
Frank Iero and the Future Violents closed their set with a song called “Great Party” featuring Kayleigh Goldsworthy on the keyboard. They followed this with an encore of two songs from their 2016 album, Parachutes, ending the show with a crowd favorite, “Oceans.” Overall, the energy of the show remained high, and it was easy to see the passion on these musicians faces as they played a killer set. It was the type of show you never want to see end because the music was phenomenal, the whole venue was riding on positive vibes, and everyone in the room was having a great time. If you’d like to share in that type of experience, you can check out Frank Iero and the Future Violents when they come to Riot Fest in September, and check out their new album, Barriers, now. I also had a chance to talk with Frank Iero, which you can listen to below.
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