This Weekend: Sixty Years Later


Winter Dance Party PosterSaturday night at 7 PM on “The Grooveyard”, we’ll look back at the artists who died in the plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959, frequently called “The Day the Music Died”.

Alan Seltzer will feature the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.  Buddy’s music will also be featured in our “Under the Covers” segment along with some unusual versions of his songs, and other music related to the event.

In addition, the Grooveyard Top 10 will feature the hits of February 2, 1957, we’ll play your favorites during the Grooveyard Party hour and update voting in our Love Song Survey.

Love Songs SurveyOnly one week remains to vote in our annual Love Song Survey  There’s two different polls, one for love songs of the 1950s, and one for love songs from 1960-1963.  Pick 10 favorites from each group of years daily through February 9th at 10 PM.  You can also write in other songs if your choice isn’t listed.  Details are available here.

Tickets are now on sale for “Laughing With the Lions”, a benefit to raise funds to build a playground for kids of all abilities.  Alan Seltzer, the host of “The Grooveyard” will MC the show, taking place March 2nd at Hays Theatre at Molloy College.  The show features Paul Anthony (Long Island Comedy Festival), Jean Kim, (Gotham Comedy Club and Stand Up New York, Stevie G.B. (the world’s funniest accountant) and Rich Walker (Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Foxwoods).  Get your tickets here, and find out more about the plans for the playground here.

Listen to “The Grooveyard” following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” each Saturday night at 7 PM on 88.1 FM on Long Island, by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or via the TuneIn app.  or the 88.1 FM button on the WCWP app for Android or iPhones.  You can also follow us on Twitter.

Join us for the Greatest Hits and Forgotten Favorites on. . .

“The Grooveyard”

…Where Oldies Come Alive!

2 thoughts on “This Weekend: Sixty Years Later

    1. I’ve checked into the possibility, and decided against it. More than the cost–mostly covering copyright license fees for the music–streaming services have limitations on the number of songs by one artist within certain time periods. That would make a show like last night’s tribute impossible to share. Since even major commercial stations have had minimal success with podcasts, it makes more sense to offer a show without limitations to the live audience and not do the podcast. Thanks though!

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