Radio Waves: Bon Jovi channel set for SiriusXM

November 3, 2016 GMT

SiriusXM will launch Bon Jovi Radio, a channel dedicated to the band’s music, at 5 p.m. today on its channel 18.

The limited-run channel — airing through Dec. 4 — will feature music spanning the band’s three-decade-plus career, from their very first song, “Runaway,” which secured Jon Bon Jovi a record deal, to music from their latest album, “This House Is not for Sale.” It will also feature live recordings, rarities, music from Jon Bon Jovi’s soundtrack to the movie “Young Guns II,” for which he received a Golden Globe for best original song for “Blaze of Glory,” and other artists from his personal music collection.

The channel will culminate with a private performance by Bon Jovi at a secret location in Miami on Dec. 3.

Subscribers will have the opportunity to win tickets to this private SiriusXM concert through an invitation sent by email. One grand prize winner will receive a trip for two, including round-trip airfare, two nights’ hotel stay and a pair of tickets to the concert.

For more information, go to siriusxm.com.


Montclair State University’s WMSC-FM (90.3) will celebrate today’s College Radio Day with 30 hours of content.

For the first time, WMSC will be hosting its “Morning Buzz” morning program from the Red Hawk Diner (on campus) from 8 to 10 a.m. today, where they will be joined by College Radio Day founder Rob Quicke and New Jersey Broadcasters Association president and CEO Paul Rotella.

Following the “Morning Buzz,” WMSC goes “Back to the Future” — from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — with its alumni deejays: Gene Sower, Mary Cappella, Mike Mitsch and Tom Kaminski.

At 1 p.m., Seton Hall University’s Pirate Radio WSOU-FM (89.5) will be conducting the first ever deejay swap with WMSC’s Chris Annunziata, hosting “The Metal Teddy Bear Experience.”

A “College Radio Experience Roundtable” with WPSC program directors Eric Dargas and Nick Gomez along with WMSC program director and station manager Natasha Vega and Juan Contla will air at 2 p.m. and focus on the importance of college radio from the student leadership perspective.

Concluding WMSC’s College Radio Day broadcast will be live music performances from 6 to 11:45 p.m.

For additional program updates, go to wmscradio.com.


“Anything Goes Radio” host Lise Avery will celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Music Mission, 626 Lathrop Ave., Boonton.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Eddie Brigati of the Rascals will also perform.

Tickets are $25.

All of the proceeds from the show will be used to assist charities supported by The Music Mission, including Hurricane Sandy Relief and Imagine No Malaria.

Information: 973-334-865 or themusicmission.org.

Avery’s weekly program, “Anything Goes Radio,” airs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays on WFDU-FM (89.1).


WKCR-FM (89.9) is now offering three original shows as part of its standard programming: “Morning Profiles” from 6 to 8 a.m. Sunday; “Field Trip” from 11 p.m. Sunday to 12:30 a.m. Monday; and “Coordinated Universal Time (The C.U.T.)” from 12:30 to 2 a.m. Monday.

“Morning Profiles” is a show, much like the station’s “Jazz Profiles,” that presents a look at one or two specific artists in one of many classical traditions (Carnatic, Chinese Traditional Music, Hindustani, Griots and Gagaku).

“Field Trip,” founded in 2016, focuses on the music and practice of field recordings. A field recording is music recorded outside of a studio.

“Coordinated Universal Time (The C.U.T.)” brings listeners the latest music from anywhere in the world, especially highlighting music that does not get attention in America.

The three programs replace “Morning Ragas” and “In All Languages.”

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