It’s a quiet night. You’re bored. You try to find something of interest on the radio dial. Then, all of a sudden you hear it. That’s right; it’s Rock N Roll in its earliest form. It may not be 1962 you’ve just stumbled into “The Grooveyard”. Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, The Moonglows, The Crows, The Chantels, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers. They were indeed the saints of this new sound that had angered adult America and threatened the very livelihood of capitalist America. These young men and women, along with their cohorts of Dee Jays (Alan Freed, Wolfman Jack, Jocko) taught Rock N Roll how to crawl and eventually walk. Saturdays from 7 PM to 10 PM on 88.1 FM.
You can listen to “The Grooveyard” three ways:
- 88.1 FM on Long Island.
- The 88.1 FM link on the wcwp.org website.
- WCWP 88.1 FM on the TuneIn app on your SmartPhone.
About Your Host:
Alan Seltzer has been a part of WCWP for more years than he’d like to recall. He was one of the hosts of Midnite Progressive in the late 1970s, and returned to host “Seltzer With a Twist” in 2005. He’s also coordinated the annual “Homecoming Weekend” on-air reunion of station alumni for 13 years before retiring from that role in 2013. While on WCWP, Alan has interviewed everyone from performers Gary U.S. Bonds, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, Gene Chandler and Tom Chapin to radio personalities Pat St. John, Pete Fornatale and Dennis Elsas to comedian Chris Monty, Playboy models and Miss America contestants. Alan has been producer and host of “The Grooveyard” since May 2012, and continues to host “Seltzer With a Twist” monthly as part of the Friday night edition of “The Rock Show” on WCWP. Alan is also active as a volunteer supervisor with WhyHunger.
We welcome your comments, suggestions and requests, both about the show and the website. (Deadline for song requests is Wednesday at 9 PM.)