Monday, April 13

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

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction is this weekend.  KJRW is celebrating members all month long.  Listen for Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.  The Velvets joined a few years back, and this year it's Lou's turn as a solo artist.  You will also hear David Bowie, The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Police, The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, U2, Sex Pistols, Blondie, Patti Smith, R.E.M., The Stooges, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana. On top of that are a couple more artists entering the hall this weekend:  Green Day and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

April Fool's Day didn't drive folks away, even though it consisted mostly of 80's and 90's pop music. In fact, that day saw the most visits to the station page so far this month.

We recently added a boatload of tunes to the mix, and will continue to add more each week.  Your favorite songs playing on KJRW currently are:

  1. Seether - Veruca Salt
  2. Fall Behind Me - The Donnas
  3. Dangerous - Big Data
  4. Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth
  5. I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  6. Bad Reputation - Joan Jett
  7. Woman - Wolfmother
  8. Violet - Hole
  9. Ring of Fire - Social Distortion
  10. The KKK Took My Baby Away - The Ramones

KJRW is listener-supported INDIE Radio.  You can throw a few bucks our way on the Go Fund Me page.

Tuesday, March 31

WHAT'S GOING ON (at the end of March)

During the past month, KJRW has enjoyed honoring Women Who Rock. We hope you enjoyed it also. There were over twelve hundred visits to the station page at Live365

People spent over a thousand hours listening in the U.S., Spain, Canada, Belarus, Mexico, Germany, New Zealand, France, United Kingdom and Italy in March.  Tops in time listening inside the U.S. were Seattle, Dallas, Cincinnati, Chicago, Charlotte, New York, Peoria, Philadelphia, Fort Myers and San Francisco.

Your favorite tunes were:
  1. I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  2. Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth
  3. Seether - Veruca Salt
  4. Dangerous - Big Data
  5. Prisoner of Society - Living End
  6. I Feel You - Depeche Mode
  7. Pinhead - Ramones
  8. M.e.x.i.c.o. - Kills
  9. Stranger Than Fiction - Bad Religion
  10. Human Fly - Cramps
In April, KJRW celebrates the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame. This year's inductees include Lou Reed, Green Day and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.  We will also highlight members such as Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Bowie and more.

Sunday, March 15

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

KJRW is halfway through Women Who Rock month. We achieved the milestone of having over 60 thousand visits to the station page at

Your current favorite songs on KJRW are:

  1. Human Fly - Cramps
  2. My Generation - Green Day
  3. Do You Wanna Touch Me - Joan Jett
  4. Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers
  5. Merchandise - Fugazi
  6. Dangerous - Big Data
  7. House of the Rising Sun - Adolescents
  8. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  9. Los Angeles - X
  10. Woman - Wolfmother

Listen for Celtic punk rock from Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly and more on St. Patrick's Day on KJRW.

Sunday, March 1

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

At a recent bed-in at the KJRW studios (It's a thing.  See: John and Yoko.), it was decided that it was time to come out from Under the Covers. And since March is Women in History month, KJRW honors  Women Who Rock. Linda Perry, Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, Tobi Vail, Kat Bjelland, Allison Wolfe, Chrissie Hynde, Debbie Harry, Kim Deal, Siouxsie Sioux, Polly Styrene, Kathy Valentine, Gina Schock, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Coffey, Karen O., Courtney Love,  Patty Schemel, Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, Patti Smith, Kim Gordon, Shirley Manson, Alison Mosshart, Tina Weymouth, Exene Cervenka, Kim Warnick, Poison Ivy, Kristen Hersh, Tanya Donnelly,  Kim Shattuck,  Johnette Napolitano,  Brody Dalle, Beth Ditto, Jennifer Finch, Lita Ford, Nina Gordon, Juliana Hatfield,  Annie Lennox,  Aimee Mann, Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner, Dee Plakas, Selene Vigil, Mia Zapata, Stefanie Sargent, Elizabeth Davis, Sandy West, Valerie Agnew and many more.

Let's take a quick look back at February.  As you may recall, January was the best month ever for KJRW.  We kept the momentum going in February.  Even though our rank clicked down a couple notches due to a few less streams being launched, the average amount of time people spent listening to the station was the highest ever. In other words, a slightly smaller amount of people pressed the play button, but when they did they stuck around longer.  And you know, "the longer you listen, the more songs you hear".
People listened the most in the U.S., Sweden, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Republic of Korea and Italy.  Inside the U.S., listeners spent the most time with KJRW in our home base of Seattle, WA; Dallas, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Los Angeles, CA; Tampa, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; New York, NY and Beaumont, TX.

Your favorite songs at the end of February included 4 Get Under the Covers tunes:
  1. My Generation - Green Day
  2. Radar Love - Ministry
  3. Merchandise - Fugazi
  4. House of the Rising Sun - Adolescents
  5. Underground - Sneaker Pimps
  6. Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
  7. Violet - Hole
  8. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  9. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
  10. Bittersweet Symphony - Verve

Tuesday, February 17

WHAT'S GOING ON (In the Middle of February)

Hope you enjoyed the "love" songs on KJRW this past week, and they made you feel all gooey inside. The station's rank continues to inch higher day by day. About 700 streams have been launched so far this month, and people have spent almost a thousand hours listening to KJRW in the last couple weeks. Your current favorite songs are:

  1. Radar Love - Ministry
  2. Underground - Sneaker Pimps
  3. Bodies - Sex Pistols
  4. Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
  5. Merchandise - Fugazi
  6. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  7. Violet - Hole
  8. Death By Diamonds and Pearls - Band of Skulls
  9. Song 2 - Blur
  10. Woman - Wolfmother
To vote for your favorite song, click on the thumbs up icon while it's playing on KJRW.

West Seattle Herald