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)

 

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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

NEIL YOUNG

January 26

Pantages Theater

 

 

NEIL YOUNG

January 28

Orpheum Theater

 

 

ELTON JOHN

February  21

Target Center

 

 

ELTON JOHN

February  22

Target Center

 

 

ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION

March 1

Dakota Jazz Club

 

 

KISS

March 4

Target Center

BLUE OYSTER CULT / THE TUBES

April 5

Medina Entertainment Center

 

 

CHICAGO

May 11

Treasure Island Casino

 

 

THE GUESS WHO

July 13

Buck Hill

 

 

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

July 19

Treasure Island Casino

 

 

MARK KNOPFLER

August 30

Orpheum Theater

 

 

THE WHO

September 6

Xcel Energy Center

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY'S LONG PLAY

In the world of Progressive Rock, 1969 established progressive rock albums and bands as the number one most important music being produced. From The Beatles to the Stones to Led Zeppelin to Crosby, Stills and Nash to CCR to the Allman Brothers Band, everything being released seemed like magic music.

"The Long Play with Al Neff" is a continuing Sunday Eveningfeature 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.
Tune in Next Sunday evening, January 27th, when The GOAT’S Feature Album will be the debut album from “Led Zeppelin”.
Led Zeppelin is the eponymous debut album by Led Zeppelin. It was released on 12 January 1969 in the United States and on 31 March in the United Kingdom by Atlantic Records.

The album was advertised in selected music papers under the slogan "Led Zeppelin – the only way to fly". It initially received poor reviews. In a stinging assessment, Rolling Stone magazine asserted that the band offered "little that its twin, the Jeff Beck Group, didn't say as well or better three months ago … to fill the void created by the demise of Cream, they will have to find a producer, editor and some material worthy of their collective talents", calling Page a "limited producer" and criticising his writing skills. It also called Plant "as foppish as Rod Stewart, but nowhere near so exciting". Because of the bad press, Led Zeppelin avoided talking to them throughout their career. Eventually, their reputation recovered by word of mouth as a good live band.

Rock journalist Cameron Crowe noted years later: "It was a time of 'super-groups', of furiously hyped bands who could barely cut it, and Led Zeppelin initially found themselves fighting upstream to prove their authenticity."

However, press reaction to the album was not entirely negative. In Britain the album received a glowing review in Melody Maker. Chris Welch wrote, in a review titled "Jimmy Page triumphs – Led Zeppelin is a gas!": "their material does not rely on obvious blues riffs, although when they do play them, they avoid the emaciated feebleness of most so-called British blues bands". In Oz, Felix Dennis regarded it as one of those rare albums that "defies immediate classification or description, simply because it's so obviously a turning point in rock music that only time proves capable of shifting it into eventual perspective". In comparing the record to their follow-up Led Zeppelin II, Robert Christgau wrote in The Village Voice that the debut was "subtler and more ambitious musically", and not as good, "because subtlety defeated the effect. Musicianship, in other words, was really incidental to such music, but the music did have real strength and validity: a combination of showmanship and overwhelming physical force."

The album was a commercial success. It was initially released in the US on 12 January 1969 to capitalize on the band's first North American concert tour. Before that, Atlantic Records had distributed a few hundred advance white label copies to key radio stations and reviewers. A positive reaction to its contents, coupled with a good reaction to the band's opening concerts, resulted in the album generating 50,000 advance orders. The album reached number 10 on the Billboard chart. The album earned its US gold certification in July 1969.

Tune In and Turn On, Next Sunday Evening, January 27th, 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:  January 21 to January 26, 2019 

Jan 21 - Traffic 1

Jan 22 - Traffic 2

Jan 23 - Joe Walsh

Jan 24 - Stevie Ray Vaughan 1

Jan 25 - Stevie Ray Vaughan 2

Jan 26 - Emmylou Harris

 

 

 

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