Listen all weekend at the start of each hour as we take a look back a classic song from 1982. We’ve been celebrating the year we started all week long. Tune in Monday as we switch the calendar to another year and highlight tunes throughout the week.
Back after two sold out shows in 2020! A cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Cramden, DiBitetto is a social media sensation, best known for his viral videos including Bread and Milk, Ticked Off Vic, and the New York Yankee and Giant Locker Rooms. Vic’s videos have been viewed more than 750 million times worldwide. Vic is headlining sold-out theatres from Miami to Boston and New York to Las Vegas – get your tickets early, these shows will sell out!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the advertised date of a performance is subject to change as we abide by local and federal guidelines. Due to social distancing guidelines your seat choices may be modified and we will do our best to accommodate you. Original tickets will be valid for any rescheduled date or reissued. If you are a ticket holder unable to attend a rescheduled date, there are no refunds; however, exchanges will be available through the box office.
The flubble montage. A collection of all the mistakes made for the week. A “flubble” is a combo of a flub and a mumble, which sometimes unintentionally creates a new word. (0:00)
Dumb Ass News – A pastor is spreading the spirit of the Lord, through his farts. Seriously. During the break, Chaz and AJ called Pat from CT Park Shame, who is able to fart on command, so he can “bless” them. (7:43)
The Tribe has been calling and emailing for weeks about a commercial they believe Chaz voiced. During Fun Fact Friday, Chaz debunked that, and re-enacted the spot to prove his point. It may have back-fired. (14:29)
More Fun Fact Friday, with calls from David Letterman, Matthew McConaughey, and John Travolta. (21:29)
Boss Keith’s Top 5 this week focused on the things that he thought Chaz and AJ could have done differently. Of course, that meant criticizing their choices for best movie endings, and how the score is calculated in a game. (33:26)
99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1982!
That year 99.1 PLR presented Aerosmith at New Haven Coliseum. In 1982 Aerosmith hit the road to support their seventh studio album, “Rock in a Hard Place,” the first and only album to not feature lead guitarist Joe Perry. Rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford did not appear on the album as well. Despite all of this, Aerosmith carried on with replacements to join original members Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer.
Today we look back at Aerosmith’s 1982 show in New Haven…
Tour: Rock in a Hard Place
Special Guests: Pat Travers Band and Rose Tattoo
Tuesday November 9, 1982
New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Ticket Price: $11.50
Band Lineup: Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Jimmy Crespo, Rick Dufay
The third album from Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast was their breakthrough album in 1982 featuring new lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Released just a year after Killers,Beast showed the writing skills of Bruce and of course his vocal talents. Dickinson didn’t get the writing credits on the album due to his obligations with former band Samson, none the less it received critical and commercial success putting the band at the top of the early Heavy Metal scene so much so that radio stations at the time only played Maiden at night! Things have changed since 1982. At this time, we welcome Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast to the WPLR Hall of Fame.
How a very serious illness led to Mark Kaplowe’s love affair with radio. He entered the WPLR building on Chapel Street in 1975 and eventually became the afternoon drive host. He shares why he hoped Stoneman didn’t bounce off the wall twice, meeting Bono of U2, the moment Wiggy fired him and how he went on to become one of the most sought after voice over talents in America.
Brandon Dufour of The Next Street driving school was on to let the Tribe know they are looking to hire 40 driving instructors, and then gave Chaz and AJ a test to see if they might qualify. (0:00)
Jimmy Koplik from Live Nation was on with encouraging news about summer concerts in Connecticut, and to unveil the official name of Bridgeport’s amphitheater. Then the Tribe called in for stories from their favorite shows, including the time KISS blew out all the lights. (7:40)
Tina from the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk was on to talk about the new 4D movie theater, and Chaz and AJ tried to brainstorm some ideas for movies they could show. (29:21)
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