Have a “Great” Day!

Have you voted today in our seventh annual  Grooveyard Great 88 listener survey? Voting is now open in the first round of our yearly poll.  In this round, you pick your 10 favorite songs from specific years.  Either choose songs from our listing or write in your own selections.  Vote daily to support your favorites--the... Continue Reading →

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1960 – The Results

The first round survey for your favorites of 1960 is traditionally known for it's tight races, and this year is no exception.  A total of 69 different songs received support, six more than the 2017 poll. While there were no songs repeating last year from the previous survey in the Top Five, the 2018 survey... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Homeward Bound

Continuing a long-time station tradition, WCWP celebrates LIU Post Homecoming Weekend with alumni returning to host shows they did as students.  Many favorites from the station's history will join in the fun from Friday at noon through Sunday at midnight.  While "The Grooveyard" will be not be heard this week as a result, host Alan... Continue Reading →

1957 – The Results

Jerry Lee Lewis was even more dominant than usual in the Great 88 survey for the best songs of 1957.  "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" appeared on top of the survey for the fourth straight year.   He was also the first artist in the survey's seven year history to have two songs in the top five. ... Continue Reading →

1955 and Earlier – The Results

Unlike most years, two songs dominated the 2018 Great 88 survey for hits from 1955 and earlier.  "Maybelline" and "Earth Angel" each had over 8% of the votes, more than any song received in a first-round survey in 2017.  There were three repeats from 2017 in the Top 5:  The Penguins returned for a record sixth... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: October 6, 1961

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 6, 1961 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "My True Story" by The Jive Five #9 "Bless You" by Tony Orlando #8 "A Little Bit of Soap" by The Jarmels   Pick your favorites now! 1960     1961 #7 "The Mountain's High" by Dick and Dee Dee... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Pioneers of Rock and Roll

The pioneers of rock and roll will be featured on The Grooveyard Saturday night as we honor the end of another pioneer tradition. The tradition of the C.W. Post Pioneers which began when the college opened in 1954 will end next fall.  The "One LIU" plan that will combine sports programs of LIU Brooklyn and... Continue Reading →

1962 – The Results

Consistency has rarely been a factor in the results for the best songs of 1962.  In last year's record voting, no songs repeated to the top five.  Only Jimmy Clanton repeated this time, and that was by a very narrow margin. Here's the top five songs in alphabetical order by artist: "Palisades Park" by Freddy... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 29, 1960

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 29, 1960 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Finger Poppin' Time" by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters #9 "Volare" by Bobby Rydell #8 "It's Now or Never" by Elvis Presley   Pick your favorites now! 1955 and earlier    1957     1960 #7 "Chain Gang" by Sam... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: A Super September

Join host Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard" Saturday night at 7 PM when we feature artists celebrating birthdays this month.  We'll feature a six-pack of hits by Frankie Avalon, whose birthday was on September 18th. The birthday celebration continues throughout the show.  Our Grooveyard Top Ten will feature the hits of September 29, 1960, and... Continue Reading →

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