ABOUT:

WELCOME TO ALBUM ROCK WXYG.

 

If you grew up listening to underground, progressive rock, free form radio, or if you're just discovering or re-discovering the golden age of rock for the first time, we think you will be really happy that you have finally found your radio home.

 

We are returning to a better time when radio played all the great music - GENRES BE DAMNED!  Thousands and thousands of the greatest album rock songs ever recorded.  This is not a classic rock station where they play the same 200 songs over and over again.  This is album rock WXYG.

 

You will be able to listen to us over the air or you can tune in to our high quality internet stream.  Please feel free to suggest your favorite songs to us.  We will do our best to play them for you.  We welcome your suggestions and feedback.  Please let us know how we're doing.  The folks here at album rock "The Goat" who by the way are local owners and operators, hope that you love our new broadcast adventure as much as we love bringing it to you.  Now presenting a new age in broadcast radio - radio that returns the power of great music TO THE PEOPLE.

 

Please enjoy....Ladies and Gentlemen - ALBUM ROCK WXYG.

 

 

 

GOAT BUMPER STICKERS:

HOW TO GET YOURS...

 

1) Anywhere that Al Neff or The GOAT are appearing, there will be stickers.

2) Come by the WXYG studios in the “Red House” Mon-Fri during Business Hours.

3) Send us a Stamped, Self Addressed envelope. The stickers are 5” X 6” in size, so please send a “size appropriate” envelope, because you wouldn’t want us to fold your sticker.

The Address to send for your sticker is :
GOAT BUMPER STICKER
c/o TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING
1010 2ND STREET NORTH
SAUK RAPIDS, MN 56379

 

STREAMING:

LISTEN ONLINE.

 

Album Rock WXYG "The Goat" is online and mobile.  You can listen wherever you are as long as you have your computer and an internet connection or a portable phone.  If you can't hear audio or the player doesn't start, please  make sure you have installed Adobe's Flash Player (HERE)

 

*  FIREFOX USERS:  be sure to disable your AdBlocker before trying to load the add on.

 

 

ANDROID USERS:

Got an android phone:  Our regular streaming provider does support android phones...however...There's a great app that we found for Android phones at www.tunein.com that carries our live stream.  By the way is also supports iPhone, iPad, Palm, Blackberry, Samsung, Yahoo TV, Google TV and Roku.

 

 

 

CONCERTS:

UPCOMING SHOWS

THE GUESS WHO

July 13

Buck Hill

 

 

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

July 19

Treasure Island Casino

 

 

ELO

July 25

Xcel Energy Center

 

MARK KNOPFLER

August 30

Orpheum Theater

 

 

THE WHO

September 6

Xcel Energy Center

 

 

DEEP PURPLE

October 19

The Armory

 

 

 

SUNDAY'S LONG PLAY

"The Long Play with Al Neff" is a continuing Sunday evening Feature on The GOAT. This year, Every Sunday Evening, Album Rock WXYG, The GOAT will feature a full album at 8:00 PM from the halcyon musical days of 1969.

We hope you’ll tune in next Sunday evening, June 22nd, when The GOAT’S Feature Album will be the debut album from “FREE”, titled “Tons of Sobs”.

Tons of Sobs was released in the UK on 14 March 1969. While the album failed to chart in the UK, it did reach #197 in the US. Free are cited as one of the definitive bands of the British blues boom of the late 1960s even though this is the only album of their canon that can strictly be called blues rock. According to bass player Andy Fraser, the title effectively summed up the album.

Free were a new band when they recorded Tons of Sobs, and they were extremely young; none of them were yet twenty and the youngest, Andy Fraser, was just sixteen years old. They had achieved a following through constant touring, and their debut album consisted for the most part of their live set-list. With the band signed to Chris Blackwell's Island Records, Guy Stevens was hired to produce the album (he later became notable for producing early albums for Mott the Hoople and The Clash's legendary album London Calling [1979]). He opted for a minimalist attitude to production, due to the extremely low budget of about £800, creating a very raw and raucous sound – although it may have been that the relative inexperience of the band was also a contributing factor to this. As such the album is a marked contrast in production terms from the band's later albums. The simple nature of the recording meant that many tracks translated well into a live setting and several songs from this album were still performed even when the band had written and recorded many more for subsequent records.

The majority of the album was recorded over the course of a few days in October 1968. Originally slated for a November release, the album was delayed to early 1969 due to the late addition of their cover of "The Hunter". This track was a mainstay in their live sets and was recorded in a December 1968 session at Stevens' insistence.

Tune In and Turn On, this Sunday evening, June 22nd, and every Sunday evening at 8:00 PM for The GOAT'S "The Long Play with Al Neff".

 

 

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Into the Music is a series of radio profiles which highlights the artists, events, eras and evolution that shaped the sounds of popular music.

Into the Music provides listeners with a concise entry-point and guide to rock, pop, blues & folk music.

Into the Music is created by Hwy. 61 Productions to provide an informative, entertaining resource for each listener's own mission of musical discovery.

Our goal is to spread the sound and story of music through radio syndication, to as many people as possible... and help get them more deeply into the music.

 

Al Neff is a 30+-year radio veteran who has been refining the Into the Music concept for the past decade. He has a Master's degree in Popular Culture Studies and a black belt in Rock Trivia.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE:  June 17 to June 22, 2019 

Jun 17 - Monterey Pop Festival

Jun 18 - Muddy Waters 1

Jun 19 - Muddy Waters 2

Jun 20 - Steve Miller

Jun 21 - Steely Dan 1

Jun 22 - Steely Dan 2

 

 

F.C.C DISCLAIMER:

This station does not discriminate in the sale of commercial time, and will not accept advertising which, in its sole opinion, is purchased with an intent to discriminate unlawfully on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity. The advertiser hereby certifies that its purchase of commercial time is not made for an unlawful discriminatory purpose, including specifically that it is not based upon a decision to place advertising on a station on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity.

 

 

 

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