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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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October Rock 50 Preview

by on Oct.27, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,
The Halloween show is upon us, airing this Saturday, October 29th.  As all hallows eve approaches, we celebrate with some of the best rock and hardcore bands in the world.  This pagan holiday of joy and the sinister, I hope, will be fantastic for everybody.

Check us out.  Stay safe – Stay strong.

–Bill
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September Rock 50 Preview

by on Sep.19, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone.

Our radio show airs 11:00AM Pacific on Saturday, September 24. We’ll feature a special uninterrupted 10th Anniversary tribute for 9/11 in the second hour of the show. No Hardcore, guys – Pop masterpieces instead, leading off with “New York State of Mind.”

I’ll play about 30 minutes of Hardcore Metal in the first hour and 30 minutes of Classic Metal to take us up to noon. There won’t be a “Classic Rock and Metal Bands” segment this month. In October, we’ll be back with a Hardcore Metal show in time for Halloween.

Join us if you can.

Rock forever,
Bill Ward

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August Rock 50 Preview

by on Aug.08, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our radio show airs Saturday, August 20, 2011. New In Flames, new Sepultura and lots more hardcore metal. Our segment called “Great Hard Rock and Metal Bands and Artists” features a killer set from Korn.

Metal forever.

Stay strong. Stay safe.

–Bill Ward

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