50 Years, 50 Albums: Vote for 2002’s album

50 Years, 50 Albums: Vote for 2002’s album

Every Friday at 1pm Mike Lapitino plays 4 songs off a classic album from the past 50 years. This week we’re celebrating 2002 and we want you to pick the album! This week’s picks are: Audioslave – Audioslave Foo Fighters – One by One Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way Vote on Twitter at…

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…

PLR 50th Stickers

PLR 50th Stickers

Some fun events this summer celebrating our PLR 50th! We’ve been loving our orders of circle stickers​ from Sticker Mule. Check them out!

Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Bruce Barber

Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Bruce Barber

Chaz talks to Bruce Barber, half of the legendary Smith and Barber Morning Show which was heard on WPLR from 1985 until January of 2003 (minus one year for a job at a station in Tampa). Bruce takes us through everything from his start in radio, what caused the show to come apart and what…

Throwback Concert: RUSH at New Haven Coliseum 1978

Throwback Concert: RUSH at New Haven Coliseum 1978

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1978! That year PLR presented RUSH at New Haven Coliseum. Joining them in New Haven were fellow rockers Blue Oyster Cult. Rush hit the road in 1978 to support their fifth studio album “A Farewell To Kings,” which featured…

Throwback Concert: AC/DC at The Shaboo Inn 1978

Throwback Concert: AC/DC at The Shaboo Inn 1978

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1978! Remember the old Shaboo Inn in Willimantic? The venue lasted a little over a decade and it closed its doors forever in May 1982. Before its closing, The Shaboo Inn was one of the premier concert venues in…

Throwback Concert: Bruce Springsteen at New Haven Coliseum 1978

Throwback Concert: Bruce Springsteen at New Haven Coliseum 1978

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1978! That year PLR presented Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at New Haven Coliseum. Springsteen hit the road in 1978 to support the “Darkness on the Edge of Town” album, which featured such hits as Prove It…

50 Years, 50 Albums: Vote for 1978’s album

50 Years, 50 Albums: Vote for 1978’s album

Every Friday at 1pm Mike Lapitino plays 4 songs off a classic album from the past 50 years. This week we’re celebrating 1978 and we want you to pick the album! This week’s picks are: Van Halen – Van Halen The Cars – The Cars Rolling Stones – Some Girls Vote on Twitter at 991PLRFM Visit…

Throwback Concert: Steve Miller Band at New Haven Coliseum 1992

Throwback Concert: Steve Miller Band at New Haven Coliseum 1992

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1992! That year PLR welcomed the Steve Miller Band to New Haven Coliseum. This was Steve Miller’s first time playing at the Coliseum and his first time playing a show in New Haven since 1968’s performance at Yale’s Woolsey…

Throwback Concert: RUSH at New Haven Coliseum 1992

Throwback Concert: RUSH at New Haven Coliseum 1992

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1992! That year PLR welcomed RUSH with special guest Primus to New Haven Coliseum. RUSH hit the road in ’92 to support their fourteenth studio album “Roll The Bones,” which featured such singles as Dreamline, Ghost of a Chance,…