Monday, February 1

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

Meet Lex.  Little Lex grew up in the suburbs, listening to the Clash, Ramones, Green Day and Nirvana. Lex enjoys long skates by the beach, spray paint and listening to KJRW.  Get shirts, stickers and more with his likeness at the KJRW Corner Store.
Allyssa Woodwick, Artist

Live365 is no more.  KJRW has moved to Radionomy! More space means more music and less repetition. Hear us now at

As always, you can submit song suggestions to

Get Under the Covers with KJRW during the month of February and listen to some "love" songs on the 14th.

Thursday, January 14

WHAT'S GOING ON (In the middle of January)

We're halfway through what may be the last month of KJRW on Live365.  The web site could pull the plug on all personal broadcasting on the 31st.  Their press release* is at the bottom of this post.

In the meantime, KJRW is working on building a new music library on Radionomy.  You can listen to this work in progress here:  There is a FREE App for Radionomy that is available for you to listen on your phone.

This is possibly also the last month of trivia at the Shadowland Pub Quiz.  Please catch what could be KJRW's final appearance at the corner of California and Oregon in West Seattle on Monday, January 25th.

Your favorite songs playing on KJRW right now are:

  1. Date Rape - Sublime
  2. When I Come Around - Honeyblood
  3. Ruby Soho - Rancid
  4. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  5. Love Song - 311
  6. You Are My Sunshine - Screeching Weasel
  7. Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies
  8. Everybody Knows - Concrete Blonde
  9. My Sharona - Veruca Salt
  10. Clampdown - Clash

As you can see, more than half are cover songs on the list.  Get Under the Covers with KJRW on Live365 the rest of this month... and maybe next month on Radionomy!

*For 17 years, Live365 has offered small webcasters the opportunity to stream music and talk content, providing an alternative distribution channel for diverse, quality content on the Internet in a legally responsible way.

Recently, the Copyright Royalty Board, the governing entity for establishing the sound recording royalty rates that are paid to copyright holders, has published the new rates for 2016-20. The previous provisions for small webcasters to opt for a percentage of revenue model were not renewed. The current provisions end at the end of 2015. The absence of this license will make legally streaming copyrighted musical content prohibitively expensive for many small to mid-sized Internet broadcasters. Live365 relies on this license for many of their broadcast partners and, as such, has hard decisions to make regarding their future in the streaming industry.
Future of Music Coalition CEO Casey Rae made the following statement regarding the CRB ruling:
We are concerned, however, that there does not appear to be a distinction in rates for small commercial webcasters. Digital music benefits from diversity, and services with more modest operations often help developing talent and niche genres find audiences while contributing to the overall revenue pool. If there isn’t an option for new entrants to perform music from a broad range of artists, we may end up with a less diverse digital landscape.
Two weeks ago, Live365 faced an additional blow, losing the support of its investors who have helped the company with its mission for over a decade. The company was forced to significantly reduce staff and is now actively looking for partners to help continue the service into 2016. At this time, Live365 is planning to keep their stations active while getting the word out about this investment opportunity. With nearly two decades of Internet streaming experience and thousands of paying customers, this could be an ideal situation for a company looking to diversify into streaming audio.
CEO N. Mark Lam has begun initial discussions with possible business partners as the company looks to new options in the new year. Dean Kattari, Director of Broadcasting for Live365 said “The true value of Live365 lies in it’s diversity of content – it’s a sanctuary where you can hear music and other content that it so unlike the template broadcasting that is heard on most terrestrial radio. These stations are the hard work of real human beings who use Live365 to share their vision with the world. It’s a home for musical discovery because many of these stations play emerging artists that terrestrial stations are reluctant to take a chance on. It would be a great loss for this to all go away.”

Saturday, January 2

WHAT'S GOING ON (at the beginning of 2016)

Happy New Year!  We've got good news and bad news.  The bad news is that our home online for the past 5 years may be shutting its doors at the end of this month.  Yes, that's right, KJRW may be homeless very soon.  We are looking for a new place to dwell.  If you have any suggestions on which streaming service we should be on, please let us know.

The good news is that 2015 was a very good year for KJRW.  The station page was visited over twenty thousand times.  More streams were launched than ever, and people spent the most time listening to KJRW since the station was created.

December saw the most page visits in 2 1/2 years, and the most time spent listening since last Spring.  People were listening in:  the U.S., Czech Republic, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Switzerland, France, Columbia, Italy, Australia, Spain, the Republic of Korea, Finland, Russia, Japan, Germany, Belarus, Argentina, the U.K., the Philippines, Serbia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Belgium.

KJRW would like to thank the people in the great states of Washington, Texas, Kentucky, California, Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, Idaho, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Arizona, West Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi and Indiana for listening.  And we don't forget the "other" Washington in the District of Columbia.

Your current favorite songs on KJRW are:

  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  2. Love Song - 311
  3. Date Rape - Sublime
  4. Ruby Soho - Rancid
  5. When I Come Around - Honeyblood
  6. You Are My Sunshine - Screeching Weasel
  7. Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies
  8. Ghost Town - Specials
  9. Clampdown - Clash
  10. All I Want - Offspring

Get Under the Covers with KJRW on Live365 the rest of this month!

Sunday, December 27

THE TOP 115 OF 2015

It's the end of the year, so there has to be a countdown, right?  Newcomer Big Data tops the list of songs you gave the thumbs up.  The Clash, Ramones and Social Distortion are in a three way tie for most songs in the countdown.  Here is the Top 115 of 2015:

  1. Dangerous – Big Data
  2. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  3. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  4. Change the World – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  5. Woman – Wolfmother
  6. Know Your Rights – Clash
  7. Violet – Hole
  8. Human Fly – Cramps
  9. Strangelove – Depeche Mode
  10.  Song 2 – Blur
  11.  I Was Wrong – Social Distortion
  12. Porch – Pearl Jam
  13. Nearly Lost You – Screaming Trees
  14.  Incinerate – Sonic Youth
  15.  Suspect Device – Stiff Little Fingers
  16.  Maxwell Murder – Rancid
  17.  Communist Eyes – Germs
  18.  Cannonball – Breeders
  19.  Drug Train – Social Distortion
  20.  Merchandise – Fugazi
  21.  Got the Time – Anthrax
  22.  Seether – Veruca Salt
  23.  Fall Behind Me – Donnas
  24.  I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are – Runaways
  25.  Teen Age Riot – Sonic Youth
  26.  Celebrity Skin – Hole
  27.  Breathe – Prodigy
  28.  Bittersweet Symphony – Verve
  29.  Ring of Fire – Social Distortion
  30.  Rockaway Beach – Ramones
  31.  God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols
  32.  All Apologies – Nirvana
  33.  Look Back and Laugh – Minor Threat
  34.  Bad Reputation – Joan Jett
  35.  American Idiot – Green Day
  36.  The Passenger – Iggy Pop
  37.  Blood Sugar Sex Magic – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  38.  Self Esteem – Offspring
  39.  Clampdown – Clash
  40.  Suburban Home – Descendents
  41.  Los Angeles – X
  42.  Tighten Up – Black Keys
  43.  Love In Plaster – Hives
  44.  Corona – Minutemen
  45.  We Are the One – Avengers
  46.  1 2 X U – Wire
  47.  Halloween II – Misfits
  48.  Waiting Room – Fugazi
  49.  Questioning My Sanity – L7
  50.  My Hero – Foo Fighters
  51.  Empty Head – Screaming Females
  52.  Henrietta – Fratellis
  53.  Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  54.  Quitter – Rhones
  55.  It Haunts You Now – Go Betty Go
  56.  If You Could Only See – Tonic
  57.  Paul Revere – Beastie Boys
  58.  Indecent – Spunk Lads
  59.  Radio – New Hell Republic
  60.  Alternative Ulster – Stiff Little Fingers
  61.  Pronoia – Strange Wilds
  62.  Underground – Sneaker Pimps
  63.  House of the Rising Sun – Adolescents
  64.  Straight To Hell – Clash
  65.  Radar Love – Ministry
  66.  Bodies – Sex Pistols
  67.  Repeater – Fugazi
  68.  Sappy – Nirvana
  69.  Kids In America – Kim Wilde
  70.  I Hate Myself For Loving You – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  71.  Natural One – Folk Imposion
  72.  Howlin’ For You – Black Keys
  73.  My Generation – Green Day
  74.  I Just Wanna Have Something To Do – Ramones
  75.  New Wind – 7 Seconds
  76.  The Hardest Button To Button – White Stripes
  77.  What Love Is – Dead Boys
  78.  Kiss Them For Me – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  79.  Friction – Television
  80.  Wild Thing – X
  81.  Lexicon Devil - Germs
  82.  Wendy – Descendents
  83.  Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
  84.  Personality Crisis – New York Dolls
  85.  Ven Cerca – Girl In A Coma
  86.  Nazi Punks Fuck Off – Dead Kennedys
  87.  Spoonman – Soundgarden
  88.  Rise – Public Image Ltd.
  89.  Closer – Nine Inch Nails
  90.  One Way Or Another – Blondie
  91.  Straight Ahead – Pennywise
  92.  Stranger Than Fiction – Bad Religion
  93.  Rocket – Smashing Pumpkins
  94.  Prisoner of Society – Living End
  95.  What Do I Get? – Buzzcocks
  96.  We Care A Lot – Faith No More
  97.  Crimson Wave – Tacocat
  98.  Queer – Garbage
  99.  Search and Destroy – Iggy and the Stooges
  100. The KKK Took My Baby Away - Ramones
  101. Two of a Kind – Beat Dolls
  102. Precious – Pretenders
  103. Pigs In Zen – Jane’s Addiction
  104. Gone Daddy Gone – Violent Femmes
  105. Sweet Jane – Velvet Underground
  106. Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  107. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  108. Jocko Homo – Devo
  109. Wild in the Street – Circle Jerks
  110. Kick Me to the Curb – Dollyrots
  111. When You Find Out – Nerves
  112. Kick Out the Jams – Bad Brains with Henry Rollins
  113. Plowed – Sponge
  114. Scoff – Nirvana
  115. Ghost Town – Specials

Thursday, December 17

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

Midway through December, KJRW is back in the top 20% of the stations streaming on  People are spending more time with us, listening to all the cover tunes.  Your favorite songs currently are:
  1. All I Want - Offspring
  2. Holiday In Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
  3. Imagine - A Perfect Circle
  4. Come On, Let's Go - Girl in a Coma
  5. Scoff - Nirvana
  6. Friend to Friend in Endtime - Lungfish
  7. Ghost Town - Specials
  8. Porch - Pearl Jam
  9. Clampdown - Clash
  10. Plowed - Sponge

Watch this space for the big list of all your favorite songs of the year, the Top 115 of 2015 later this month.  KJRW adds Punk Rock Christmas tunes to the mix this week.  

FYI, since Last Monday falls between Christmas and New Year's this month, our guest round of the Shadowland Pub Quiz is postponed until Monday, January 4, 2016.