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.

 

NEW GOAT T-SHIRTS:

THE NEW GOAT T-SHIRTS ARE IN.

 

Select sizes are stil available!!!
High quality, stylish, comfortable and cool...VERY COOL

GET YOUR GOAT ON!!!

Purchase online or stop into the Goat studio at the Redhouse

1010 2nd St. N

Sauk Rapids, MN 56303

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GOAT BUMPER STICKERS ARE IN:

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

MOLLY HATCHET

Saturday, November 17

Medina Entertainment Center

 

 

BOB SEGER & SILVER BULLET BAND

Wednesday, December 12

Xcel Energy Center

ELTON JOHN

Thursday, February  21, 2019

Target Center

 

 

ELTON JOHN

Friday, February  22, 2019

Target Center

 

 

 

SUNDAY'S LONG PLAY

In the world of Progressive Rock, 1968 may well have been the greatest year of all. The diversity alone is astounding. "The Long Play with Al Neff" is a continuing Sunday Evening feature on The GOAT. Every Sunday Evening, Album Rock WXYG, The GOAT features a full album at 8:00 PM from the halcyon musical days of 1968.

Tune in next Sunday evening, November 18th, when The GOAT’S Feature Album will be the Debut album from ”Fleetwood Mac”.
Fleetwood Mac, also known as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, is the debut studio album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 24 February 1968. The album is a mixture of blues covers and originals penned by guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer, who also share the vocal duties. It is the only album by the band not to feature keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie in any capacity.
The release of the album brought the band overnight success; in the UK, the album reached No. 4 and stayed on the charts 37 weeks, despite the lack of a hit single. The album barely made the charts in the US, reaching No. 198. Even though the album has sold over a million copies in the UK, it has never received a certification there. As of June 2015, the album has sold over 150,000 copies in the US.

On 19 April 1967, John Mayall, the frontman of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, gave his bandmate Peter Green free studio time at the Decca Studios in West Hampstead, London to use as he wished. Four songs came out of the recording sessions, one of them being an instrumental called "Fleetwood Mac", named after the rhythm section, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. The other three songs recorded that day were "First Train Home", "Looking for Somebody" and "No Place to Go". After this recording session, Green approached Fleetwood and McVie with the idea of forming a new band. While Fleetwood, who had been fired from The Bluesbreakers, was willing to join immediately, McVie was initially hesitant. Green was sure that McVie would join his band, so he advertised in Melody Maker for a temporary bassist. Bob Brunning answered the ad and was told that they would play at the Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival in a month.
Green was adamant about recruiting a second guitarist in Fleetwood Mac to divert some of the spotlight away from him. Fleetwood Mac's producer, Mike Vernon told Green of an "amazing slide guitarist" while searching for new bands to add to the label's roster. The guitarist's name was Jeremy Spencer, who had formed his own band called the Levi Set Blues Band in the mid 1960s. Vernon played Green a demo tape of the band so he could hear Spencer's guitar playing. Green later dropped in on a Levi Set's gig in Lichfield, and informed Spencer that he was now a member of Fleetwood Mac.

By the time of the Windsor Festival, Green had already gained recognition for replacing guitarist Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, which helped boost the band's profile. Shortly after Fleetwood Mac's live debut, McVie became disenchanted with the Bluesbreakers, and left following Mayall's decision to add a horn section to the lineup. McVie subsequently joined Fleetwood Mac, replacing Brunning.

The album sold well in the UK, reaching number four on the British charts. Upon release, Barry Gifford (writing for Rolling Stone) praised the album, and described it as "potent enough to make the South Side of Chicago take notice".
Tune In and Turn On, Next Sunday evening, 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:  November 12 to November 17, 2018 

Nov 12 - Rush 1

Nov 13 - Rush 2

Nov 14 - Velvet Underground

Nov 15 - Bob Seger 1

Nov 16 - Bob Seger 2

Nov 17 - Buffalo Springfield

 

 

 

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