Saturday, August 1

WHAT'S GOING ON (at the beginning of August)

It's the middle of New Wave Summer on KJRW.  More streams were launched in July than in June.  We saw the milestone of being made a favorite station on Live365 over 700 times.  A bunch more people have followed us on twitter and liked the facebook page.  Click the links to do the same and get more frequent updates on KJRW.

Your current favorite songs are:

  1. Communist Eyes - Germs
  2. Let's Dance - David Bowie
  3. Ring of Fire - Social Distortion
  4. Radio - New Hell Republic
  5. Drug Train - Social Distortion
  6. Kids In America - Kim Wilde
  7. Strangelove - Depeche Mode
  8. God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols
  9. Rockaway Beach - Ramones
  10. American Idiot - Green Day

People listened the most in the U.S., Argentina, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Belgium, New Zealand, Venezuela, Sweden and Serbia during July.  In the U.S., listening was highest in Washington, Texas, California, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York and Oregon.

Our first round of music trivia at the Shadowland Pub Quiz was well received.  We are looking forward to doing it again the last Monday of August.  If you are in the Seattle area, please come out and play.



Monday, July 20

FRANCES FARMER WILL HAVE HER REVENGE ON SEATTLE*






KJRW once again gives you a trivia night in West Seattle!  Beginning next Monday, July 27th, Program Director Julie will be presenting the music round of the Shadowland Pub Quiz the last Monday of every month.

Scott M.X. Turner hosts the Pub Quiz every Monday at 8 p.m. at Shadowland Bar and Restaurant, located at the corner of California and Oregon in West Seattle.  Scott says, "Come on down to one of Seattle's increasingly rare INDEPENDENT pub quizzes and trivia nights.  Don't settle for a nationwide chain-quiz available at 30 Seattle area bars.  The Shadowland Pub Quiz & Trivia Night is written fresh every week here in West Seattle."

It's FREE to play!  So mark your calendar for Monday night at 8, and brush up on your current events and New Wave music knowledge!



*Here's some trivia for you:  The title of this post is the title of a Nirvana song about actress Frances Farmer.  Shadowland is the title of a book by William Arnold about actress Frances Farmer.



Wednesday, July 15

WHAT'S GOING ON (in the middle of July)

New Wave Summer is in full swing on KJRW.  We've been enjoying songs from INXS, Blondie, Depeche Mode, Split Enz and more.  Listeners have made us a favorite station 700 times.  Your most liked tunes overall right now are:

  1. Communist Eyes - The Germs
  2. Los Angeles - X
  3. Kids In America - Kim Wilde
  4. American Idiot - Green Day
  5. Nazi Punks Fuck Off - Dead Kennedys
  6. Just Like Heaven - The Cure
  7. Sappy - Nirvana
  8. I Will Buy You A New Life - Everclear
  9. It Haunts You Now - Go Betty Go
  10. Questioning My Sanity - L7

KJRW will once again be hosting trivia in West Seattle. Watch this space for details.





Thursday, July 2

WHAT'S GOING ON (at the beginning of July)

NEW WAVE SUMMER IS A HIT! Listening time has increased since New Wave Summer began on KJRW on June 22nd.  The average length of each stream launched in June was the highest since February.  More people visited the station page during the month of June than in any given month in the past couple years. Listeners added KJRW to their favorite lists more times than in the previous two months.  Consequently, the station's rank climbed.

VIPs spent more time listening than they did in May.  That puts a few pennies in our pockets. Speaking of VIP... If you sign up for a 12-month membership on the Fourth of July, you will receive an additional 4 months FREE. Click here.

People listened the most in the U.S., Belarus, Canada, Spain, France, Brazil, New Zealand, Switzerland, the U.K., and Peru. Listening in the U.S. was tops in our home of Seattle, Washington (as usual). Texas came in second due to 3 cities spending time with KJRW: San Antonio, Dallas and El Paso.  Other hot spots were Tampa, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Albany, New York; Detroit, Michigan; and San Francisco, California.

Your current favorite songs playing on KJRW are:

  1. It Haunts You Now - Go Betty Go
  2. Sappy - Nirvana
  3. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  4. See No Evil - Television
  5. Flying Saucer Attack - The Rezillos
  6. Questioning My Sanity - L7
  7. All Apologies - Nirvana
  8. Repeater - Fugazi
  9. Henrietta - The Fratellis
  10. Drug Train - Social Distortion

New Wave Summer rolls on... and be sure to listen for "American" songs on the Fourth of July.



Tuesday, June 16

WHAT'S GOING ON (in the middle of June)

Your favorite tunes on KJRW in the middle of June are:

  1. Repeater - Fugazi
  2. Henrietta - Fratellis
  3. Drug Train - Social Distortion
  4. All Apologies - Nirvana
  5. Ripe - Screaming Females
  6. Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
  7. Search and Destroy - Stooges
  8. Pigs In Zen - Jane's Addiction
  9. I Just Wanna Have Something To Do - Ramones 
  10. Cannonball - Breeders

New Wave Summer rolls in next week!  The next top ten might include the Cars, Eurythmics or Men At Work...





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