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 VINYL IS KING T'S ARE IN

The new limited edition Goat "Vinyl Is King" T's are in and ready to find a place in your GOAT Tee collection!  Comfortable high-quality 100% cotton!

When they're gone they're gone. Get 'em while they're hot and be cool!!
 

Order Onine or stop into the station at

1010 2nd St. N

Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

 

 

 

 

GOAT GUEST DJ:

HERE'S HOW...

 

Remember, THIS could be you. Simply, Get a piece of paper. Tell us a little about yourself and why you want to be a Goat Guest DJ. Then give us a list of about 25 songs you might want to play. Send your letter and list to

 

GOAT GUEST DJ, TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING

1010 2nd St. N,

Sauk Rapids MN 56379

Don't forget to listen Every Saturday Afternoon at Noon, or better yet, come be the WXYG, The GOAT GUEST DJ.

 

 

 

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

UFO

February 13

Medina Entertainment Center

 

 

HEAD EAST / FIREFALL

February 22

Medina Entertainment Center

 

 

KISS

February 22

Xcel Energy Center

 

 

BOB WEIR & WOLF BROTHERS

March 10

The Fillmore

 

 

GYPSY / CROW

March 21

Medina Entertainment Center

 

EAGLES

April 3

Xcel Energy Center

 

 

EAGLES

April 4

Xcel Energy Center

 

 

CHICAGO

April 11

Treasure Island Casino

 

 

JOURNEY & THE PRETENDERS

June 7

Xcel Energy Center

 

 

ELTON JOHN

June 15

Xcel Energy Center

 

 

ELTON JOHN

June 16

Xcel Energy Center

 

 

 

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, December 8th, when The GOAT’S “Long Play” will be “As Safe as Yesterday Is”, the debut album by Humble Pie, released in August, 1969.

As Safe as Yesterday Is is a blend of heavy blues, crushing rock, pastoral folk, and post-mod pop. Marriott contributed six songs to the album, one co-written with Frampton, who also contributed two solo efforts. The record opens with a cover version of Steppenwolf's "Desperation" and the track "Growing Closer" was written by ex–Small Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan who actually rehearsed with Humble Pie early on, before deciding instead to form The Faces with Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Kenney Jones, and Ronnie Lane.
The single-only track "Wrist Job" (the UK B-side of "Natural Born Bugie") is a reworking/completion of "The Pig's Trotters", a track that Marriott originally wrote for The Small Faces, although that version only exists as an instrumental backing track. It is thought to be one of the last tracks Marriott recorded with them before leaving the group in early 1969 and was not officially released until it appeared on the band's complete Immediate Records recordings boxed-set in 1995.

Mike Saunders (later to become singer in punk band Angry Samoans) is credited for one of the first coinings of the term heavy metal as a subgenre in a 1970 review of As Safe as Yesterday Is for Rolling Stone, in which he wrote: "Here Humble Pie were a noisy, unmelodic, heavy metal-leaden shit-rock band, with the loud and noisy parts beyond doubt."

New Musical Express called it "a good LP and one that will grow in estimation with each listen," though "a sameness on certain numbers" was observed. A review in Melody Maker said, "Critically speaking Humble Pie aren't offering anything particularly new. It would be nice to hear more of their instrumental and vocal ability showcased as it gets submerged in the production, but as a team they work well together and given a fair chance and hearing, the group will develop into an important musical entity." A retrospective review by heavy metal historian Martin Popoff gave the album an 8 out of 10 and noted "a Stonesy rock 'n' roll immediacy gripping the proceedings, a number of these tracks sounding very much like the blueprint for The Black Crowes, especially Desperation and the title track, both languid and loud, confident at the road ahead."

*** Personnel :
Steve Marriott - vocals (01,02 [fade-out vocals],03,04,05,06,07,08 [second vocals],09,10), guitar (01,03,05,06,09,10), slide guitar (02), acoustic guitar (07), harmonica (04,07), organ (02,03,05,09,10), goofs (09), tablas (04), piano (06)
Peter Frampton - vocals ([backvocals],10), guitar, slide guitar (07), organ (01), tabla (05), bass tablas (07), piano (03,08,10)
Greg Ridley - bass, vocals, happy noise (07), percussion (05), skins (04)
Jerry Shirley - drums, grins and explosions (01), percussion (04,05,07), tablas (07), harpsichord (08), big ones (02), piano (05), lead thumbs (03)
Guests :
Lyn Dobson - flute (04,08), sitar(08)
Andy Johns - producer

Tune In and Turn On, next Sunday evening, December 8th, 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:  December 2 to December 7, 2019 

December 2 - ZZ Top 1

December 3 - ZZ Top 2

December 4 - Steve Miller

December 5 - John Lennon 1

December 6 - John Lennon 2

December 7 - Little Richard

 

 

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