PODCAST – Thursday, April 29: 50 Years Of WPLR!

PODCAST – Thursday, April 29: 50 Years Of WPLR!

New Haven mayor Justin Elicker was on with Chaz and AJ to read a proclamation, celebrating 50 years of 99.1 PLR. (0:00)

Connoisseur Media CEO Jeff Warshaw was on to recognize the station’s 50th anniversary, and explained what it is like to own a radio station, and how he wound up buying WPLR. (8:38)

Senator Blumenthal called in to sing Happy Birthday, and reminisce about the events he has participated in over the station’s history. (14:32)

Live Nation’s Jimmy Koplik was on one phone line, and Governor Lamont was on another, both to celebrate the station’s 50th. The Governor was able to squeeze a little concert news out of Jimmy as well, another act booked for the new Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport that was not supposed to be announced until next week. (22:42)

Chaz and AJ spoke with their bosses, Kristin Okesson and Keith Dakin, about the station’s history, how PLR is different from many other rock stations around the country, and all the times Chaz and AJ have gotten them into trouble over the years. (30:01)

Chaz has been interviewing some of the legendary personalities from the last 50 years of PLR’s history, and had clips here from Marcia Simon, who admitted to one her biggest on-air mistakes. Then, it wouldn’t be a 50th anniversary celebration without hearing from Stoneman. (42:53)