WCWP’s annual Homecoming Weekend will begin on the eve of the station’s 52nd anniversary Thursday night with special preview editions of The Rock Show with Bobby G and “The Grooveyard”. Alan Seltzer continues the party on The Grooveyard starting at 9 PM with some surprises. The Top Ten @ 10 will feature the survey for October 17, 1961, the day before WCWP first went on the air.
Beginning Friday night at 7 PM, station alumni return to the station to bring back their original shows. A total of 21 alumni representing all eras of WCWP history will be hosting programs during the weekend, starting with Grooveyard host Alan Seltzer. Among the highlights will be the announcement of the 2014 inductees to the WCWP Hall of Fame Saturday at 5 PM. Also, the first alumni to participate in an on-air Homecoming Weekend reunite on the air for the first time since 1989 Sunday afternoon from noon to 6 PM. The weekend continues until Sunday night at midnight. A complete schedule is available here.
Meantime, voting continues for your favorite songs in the “Grooveyard Greats” surveys. Voting for the best songs of 1962 will close in Thursday, while the survey for your favorites from 1963 will continue all week. At the time of this post, both surveys were unusually close, with several sons within a few votes of first place. A new poll, for the best of 1958, will begin on Thursday. You can choose up to 10 favorite songs for each year. For links, results and a full schedule, check out our Grooveyard Greats page.
“The Grooveyard” can be heard on 88.1 FM on Long Island, the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or the TuneIn app on your SmartPhone. Feel free to send song requests, comments and suggestions via Twitter or our comments and dedications pages.