- 3:12 pm Thursday, October 26th, 2017 by Donna Donna
The Jones Beach holiday light show returns for 2017! After taking 2016 off the 2 1/2 mile display called the ‘Magic of Lights at Jones Beach West End’ opens November 17th and runs daily through the end of the year (12/31).
Admission is $25 per vehicle Monday – Thursday and $30 Friday – Sunday (including fees). Tickets On Sale Now
BUT NOW THROUGH SUNDAY 10/29 at 10pm, WBAB LISTENERS CAN GET CAR PASSES ALL IN (NO FEES) FOR ONLY $20!
- 4:40 pm Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Donna Donna
Two weeks after Tom Petty’s sudden death from cardiac arrest, his friends and family celebrated his life with a service at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in the Pacific Palisades yesterday. A spot where his Traveling Wiburys’ bandmate George Harrison was also memorialized after his death in 2001. Petty’s daughter AnnaKim Violette shared a few photos from the service on Instagram, some tagged with lyrics from her dad’s songs.
Like this one from ‘The Dark of the Sun’ from the album ‘Into the Great Wide Open’.
- 12:10 pm Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Donna Donna
Whitesnake is celebrating the release of their multi-platinum self-titled 1987 album with a 30th anniversary edition of the album that includes a second disc of previously unreleased live tracks from their 1987-1988 tour.
Here’s how to win. Use the open mic on your WBAB app to record an ‘Appetite for the 80’s Lunch’ request. You can request any song or band that was big in the 80s. Each day we’ll pick one Open Mic request at random to win the Whitesnake double disc set.
It’s impossible to play every Open Mic request, but ALL OF THEM will be in the running to win [More]
- 4:36 pm Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Donna Donna
Many of you know that I got my start in Long Island radio in 1982 at the station that “Dared to be Different”, the original WLIR 92.7. The station was much beloved for playing the often ignored genres of punk and new wave and became an icon for those looking for rock beyond the boundaries of what most commercial FM stations were playing.
As the station’s reputation and popularity grew well beyond the confines of Long Island so did its legal troubles until one day in December of 1987 the FCC awarded the license to operate the 92.7 frequency to another [More]
- 4:47 pm Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 by Donna Donna
TMZ Caught up with former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora the other day and asked him about the band’s nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course Sambora seemed tickled to be nominated, but he’s not taking the band’s induction for granted. He urged fans to vote for the band. Once again the Rock Hall has allowed fans a vote and the top five artists, as selected by the public, will make up a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots. VOTE HERE
And will Sambora join Bon Jovi on stage [More]
- 5:57 pm Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Donna Donna
UPDATE: Sorry kids this contest has ended but tickets for this show start at only $20! Get ’em HERE
Before the Stray Cats spearheaded a world wide rockabilly revival in the 80s, these kids from Massapequa (Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom) were packin’ em in clubs all over the metro area.
Now Stray Cat bass player, Lee Rocker returns to the Long Island stage to bring his incendiary show to the Patchogue Theater, Saturday night October 14th.
You can buy tickets HERE
Or you can win ’em by emailing me [More]
- 8:35 am Thursday, October 5th, 2017 by Donna Donna
The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced this morning.
Here’s the list:
J. Geils Band
Rage Against The Machine
LL Cool J
the Moody Blues
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Of the 19 nominees, this is the first appearance for Judas Priest, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Eurythmics, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Link Wray have all [More]
- 11:44 am Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by Donna Donna
Guns N’ Roses is coming to the garden next week for 3 shows and I’m giving away tickets every day this week on ‘Appetite for the 80s Lunch’ at noon!
Here’s how to win. Use the open mic on your WBAB app to record an ‘Appetite for the 80’s Lunch’ request. You can request any song or band that was big in the 80s. Each day we’ll pick one Open Mic request at random to win a pair of tickets.
It’s impossible to play every Open Mic request, but ALL OF THEM will be in the running to win these tickets. just [More]
- 9:57 am Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Staff