Enter to win: Daze Between ft. Warren Haynes & Grace Potter

Enter to win: Daze Between ft. Warren Haynes & Grace Potter

Daze Between is coming to Westville Music Bowl in New Haven on Sunday August 8, 2021. Featuring Warren Haynes & Grace Potter, Lettuce Celebrates JGB, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass and more. Tickets are on sale at www.westvillemusicbowl.com.

Enter to win a pair of tickets!

Send us your video to be the ‘Foreigner Choir’

Send us your video to be the ‘Foreigner Choir’

Send us an mp3 or a YouTube link of your choir singing to be in the running to open for Foreigner! One group will be selected and you’ll be on the big brand-new stage at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport on Tuesday, August 31.

Send us an email to Drew.Carrano@wplr.com with the following:

  • Your Name
  • Choir/School Name
  • Choir Director’s Name
  • Email Address
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Video/MP3 of Choir
If chosen choir must be available to perform on the night of the show (August 31st). Choir must consist of up to 25 performers. Open to Junior High or High School Choirs in Connecticut. Winning choir will perform classic rock songs for up to 10 minutes on stage at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater BEFORE Foreigner. Tickets for the performers for the Foreigner concert not included.
Deadline to submit is Sunday August 22, 2021.
Photos: Terrificon at Mohegan Sun

Photos: Terrificon at Mohegan Sun

We had a great time at Terrificon: Connecticut’s Terrific Comic Con at Mohegan Sun’s Expo Center! Big thanks to everyone that stopped by the 99.1 PLR booth. Great job “King of the Nerds” Mitch Hallock and his crew for putting on another great convention!

Chaz and AJ Show Rundown: Monday, August 2

Chaz and AJ Show Rundown: Monday, August 2

6:00. 69% of Americans have this in them right now. Let’s see where we all come out.

6:20. Jewlery thief gets away thanks to a celebrity.

6:30. Celebrity encounters. Call yours in! 877-764-2535

7:00. A car catches fire at a gas pump in Stratford. Fire Marshall Bob Daniel on the phone.

7:20. Dumb Ass News. Harmonica and beat boxing.

7:30. Killer Karaoke: Another horribly bad church singer.

8:00. The King of the Nerds…Mitch Hallock. How was Terrificon this past weekend?

8:20. Jimmy Koplik. Any changes at the amphitheater? What should Jimmy’s Club be called? 877-764-2535

9:00. News. Laurie Hollander from Help Our Military Heroes and Don Shubert, President of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association

9:20. Dumb Ass News. Mother brings baby on robbery.

9:30. Only fans model Dare Taylor talks about the weird foot fetish requests.

 

99.1 PLR McDermott Chevrolet & Lexus This Year in PLR History: 2002

99.1 PLR McDermott Chevrolet & Lexus This Year in PLR History: 2002

PLR is 50! All of 2021, we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary. Check out the PLR archives here and check out some of the station’s great history.

Listen daily at 11am, 1pm, 5pm and 9pm as we highlight some of the great music from all 50 years. This week is 2002.

Every day, we will dip into a year that brought us some of the greatest albums of all time, some interesting items in the news and amazing moments in film and TV.

Win tickets to Bellator 264

Win tickets to Bellator 264

Bellator 264: Gegard Mousasi vs. John Salter comes to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday August 13, 2021 at 9:00pm. The Bellator MMA Middleweight World Championship will be up for grabs at Mohegan Sun!

Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.

Listen to Phil this week at 12:30 for your chance to win a pair of tickets. Be the ninth caller at 882-WPLR and the tickets are yours!

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Must be Connecticut resident, 18 years of age or older to be eligible to win. One prize per person, per household. No purchase necessary. Some additional restrictions may apply.

Enter to win: One Night of Queen at Hey Stamford Food Festival

Enter to win: One Night of Queen at Hey Stamford Food Festival

One Night of Queen will be performing at the Hey Stamford Food Festival on Sunday August 15th at Mill River Park Collaborative on Washington Blvd. in Stamford. For more info visit www.heystamfordfoodfest.com.

Enter to win a pair of admission tickets to see the show!

Note: Admission to the Hey Stamford Food Festival does not include food or beverages. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

PODCAST – Friday, July 30: The Week In Flubbles; Cedric The Entertainer; Comedian Mitch Fatel

PODCAST – Friday, July 30: The Week In Flubbles; Cedric The Entertainer; Comedian Mitch Fatel

The Flubble Montage! A week’s worth of screwups and missteps for your listening pleasure, enhanced by two tired hosts who stayed up late for a concert. (0:00)

Cedric the Entertainer was on the phone to share the story behind his name, and when he knew for sure his mom would support his career choice in comedy. (4:34)

Comedian Mitch Fatel was in studio, and opened up about his anxiety early in his career. After achieving a life-long goal to appear on Letterman, he was invited back and freaked out that he wouldn’t be able to live up to his previous performance. (15:42)

Boss Keith’s Top 5 was his top takeaways from the first show at the new Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport. Leave Drew alone! (38:25)

50 Years, 50 Albums 1974: Bad Company ‘Bad Company’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1974: Bad Company ‘Bad Company’

Bad Company’s debut album came in with the most votes over Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Second Helping and Eric Clapton’s 461 Ocean Blvd.; both excellent albums. Bad Company, formed in 1973 in Surrey, England, is often referred to as a super group with members Paul Rodgers from Free, drummer Simon Kirke, Mott the Hoople’s guitarist Mick Ralphs, and King Crimson’s Boz Burrell on bass; three huge bands at the time. The album was released on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records label and managed by Peter Grant (Zeppelin’s Manager) until 1982. This debut album kicked off some of the most iconic classic rock songs of all time, was certified five times platinum, and sold over 20 million copies making it the 46th best selling album of the ’70s.

Learn more about the album:

The story behind the song: Bad Company by Bad Company

How Bad Company’s Debut Changed Perceptions About Supergroups

An Introduction To Bad Company

Essential video:

Listen to the album:

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