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Rock 50 September Preview

by on Sep.24, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

As we have done each year since the tragedy of 9/11 took place, our tribute show airs this month.    This year’s show is this Saturday, September 29, at 11:00AM Pacific Time.  We’ll play a best of Hardcore/Classic Rock in the first hour.  In the second hour, we’ll play a mix of songs from some of the greatest artists in the world.  We honour and regret the terrible loss of life created by 9/11.  Regards for hopeful thoughts, strength and health to those who live in the memory.

Stay strong.  Stay safe.

–Bill

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August Rock 50 Preview

by on Aug.15, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

If you like Metal and Hard Rock check out our show airing Saturday, August 18, 2012. Last month, I said I’d play another Blues segment in the second hour of the show, however, I’ve canceled that idea. Instead, I’ll play the entire Deep Purple CD titled “Machine Head,” featuring the great Jon Lord on keyboards/Hammond to honor his passing in July.

We will also be playing some solid, heavy – very heavy- Metal bands for you – i.e. Soilwork, Metallica and Lamb of God, as well as some Hard Rock/Jazz from Sabbath. We’ll have “Metal Gods” and Lemmy with Motorhead, as well as some brand new stuff. I guess at some point, probably next year, I’ll try to fit in another Blues segment.

Previews (dates to be announced):

Sept – 9/11 tribute to the fallen/ NY, NY
October – Halloween Show
November – Armistice Show
December – Christmas Show

Stay safe. Stay strong.

–Bill

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July Rock 50 Preview

by on Jul.11, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

The radio show airs this coming Saturday, July 14, 2012.  I’ll be playing some great Metal tracks, and this month, some Classic Rock from the 60’s.  I’ll try to squeeze in some American Blues players and also some from the UK.
Check us out.  The show will rock.
Stay safe.  Stay strong.
–Bill
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Rock 50 June Preview

by on Jun.09, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our summer Classic Metal/Classic Rock show airs June 16, 2012. Lots of great bands including Opeth, Machine Head, In Flames and Disfear. Black Sabbath have the entire second hour with classics like “Wicked World,” “Lord of This World” and “Hand of Doom” – lots of god stuff.

I hope you’ll like the show.

Stay strong. Stay safe.

Rock forever,
Bill

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May Rock 50 Preview

by on May.05, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

This month’s Rock 50 show (May 12) is my birthday show. I’m turning 64, and I feel slightly entitled to play some of my favourite Metal songs.  Band’s appearing: Celtic Frost, Strapping Young Lad, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Rob Zombie and many more.

I hope you’ll like the show.

Stay strong.  Stay safe.

Rock forever,
Bill

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Rock 50 March Preview

by on Mar.22, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

On Saturday, March 24th we’ll be airing our Metal/Hard Rock show. There’s lots of new stuff this month. In the second hour of the show, I’ll be playing some Rock and Blues — in my opinion, some of the most influential artists that without knowing, paved the way to Hard Rock and Metal. Kind of a family tree show!!!

Check us out.

Stay safe. Stay strong.

–Bill

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Feb 2012 Rock 50 Preview

by on Feb.22, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

This month’s radio show will air on Saturday, February 25.  It’ll be Metal wall to wall, except in February at Rock 50, we always pay homage to Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.  It’s been 53 years since their plane crashed on the night after the gig at the Surf Balllroom in Clearlake, Iowa.  Never forgotten, these rock-n-roll heroes live on.

It’ll be a good show, with some early, groundbreaking Sabbath cuts thrown into the mix of it all.

Stay safe.  Stay sane.

–Bill Ward

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Christmas Rock 50 Preview

by on Dec.02, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

The Christmas show is on Saturday, December 10, 2011, and as always at Christmas, we’ll play songs which I hope will hit home and serve you with some spiritual contentment. We know, we truly know from personal experience, how tough Christmas can be.

We’ll play our “jewel in the crown” in the middle of the show. Yes, it’ll be Type O Negative’s “Red Water (Christmas Mourning).” We’ll play Pavarotti, some new metal, some classic metal and Annie Lennox.

Stay strong. Stay safe.

–Bill

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Next two Rock 50 Dates

by on Nov.24, 2011, under Rock 50

For those who have been asking, the next two Rock 50 dates have been announced. They are December 10th & January 7th, 2012. Please see the Rock 50 page for more information. Thanks!

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November Rock 50 Preview

by on Nov.06, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

On Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM Pacific, we’ll be playing our Armistice Show, as we do each year. I’ll try to bring you songs that will help to further heal; songs to meditate upon; and songs to cry over.

With the show, we honor the different branches of the US Armed Forces and her allies, past, present and future. For those who have died in war, we honor you all, friend or foe. For the countless wounded, and the casualties of war, we respect you; and for the helpless who suffered and died, we bow with deep regret.

Tune in if you can. I think it will be good show.
–Bill

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