THE NEW SOUND OF THE MON VALLEY

Special Thanksgiving programming!

Wednesday November 25, 2015

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On Thanksgiving, we'll have special old-time radio programming, beginning at 8 a.m., and including two great stories from Jean Shepherd, whose writings inspired the holiday classic movie, "A Christmas Story."

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., it's classic comedy, with Thanksgiving themed episodes of "The Jack Benny Program," "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show," "The Mel Blanc Show," "The Abbott and Costello Show," "Lum and Abner" and "The Life of Riley."

From 1 to 3 p.m., travel down folk music highways with Bob Janis on "Juneberry Road," and at 3 p.m., it's "The Rick Smith Show."

At 4 p.m., we're back into old-time radio, with a 1958 episode of "Gunsmoke" and a 1951 episode of "The Cavalcade of America."

At 5 p.m., it's "Neighborhood Voices," with an interview of former Penn State Greater Allegheny Chancellor Dr. Curtiss Porter, then stay tuned for Thanksgiving themed episodes of "Jeff Regan, Investigator," "The Life of Riley," "Mutual Family Theater" and "The Adventures of Sam Spade."

From 7 to 9 p.m., catch up with Doug Goffus on "Goffus Golden Oldies," and at 9 p.m., we have two broadcasts of Jean Shepherd's radio show from WOR in New York City, in which he recounts some Thanksgiving mis-adventures.

Then, it's "Cavalcade of America," with an episode entitled "Tisquantum, Strange Friend of the Pilgrims," followed by CBS's classic "You Are There: The Sailing of the Mayflower" and a 1947 episode of "Casey: Crime Photographer."

Happy Thanksgiving from the new sound of the Mon Valley, WMCK.FM!

 
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Doug Goffus features Christmas tunes

Tuesday November 24, 2015

It's that time of the year again for the annual Christmas shows. This year there will be more to choose from.

On Doug Goffus' "Goffus Golden Oldies," Christmas Programs will begin on Tuesday morning, 6 a.m., Dec. 1, with Encore airings at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 3 p.m. on Saturdays, through and including Jan. 2, 2016.  This show will focus on older material and songs that you don't often hear on the radio.

"Also, the show will feature a 'splash' of local Pittsburgh Artists at their Christmas Holiday best," Doug says. "Please log on to WMCK.FM and click on the "listen" icon and choose your listening platform.

"Goffus Golden Oldies offers a new show every week with multiple listening opportunities throughout the week so you have a choice of a convenient time to listen," he says. "Thank you for listening and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

If you have a question, comment or request, Doug can be contacted at dougthedj@gmail.com.

 
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WMCK.FM Better Music Tunedex for Nov. 8-14

Tuesday November 17, 2015
  1. Push and Pull (All the Time) - Promised Land Sound
  2. Sea Calls Me Home - Julia Holter
  3. Birthday Boy - Drive By Truckers
  4. What Went Down - Foals
  5. S.W.I.M. - Lowly
  6. Oh, Seven - Ms. John Soda
  7. Victorious - Panic! At the Disco
  8. Slide Into My Arms - Rene Lopez
  9. When I Was Done Dying - Dan Deacon
  10. The Light - Disturbed
  11. Repeat - Lou Barlow
  12. Sikka Takin' the Hard Way - New Beat Fund
  13. In My Eyes - Best Coast
  14. T-Shirt Weather - Circa Waves
  15. The Chill - Coke Weed
  16. Ain't No Stopping - Common Kings
  17. Run This Town - Corb Lund
  18. Late Shift (radio edit) - Danny Pynes
  19. Bottom of the Ocean - Randall Bramblett
  20. I Feel It (radio edit) - Avid Dancer
 
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We're now on Streema!

Sunday November 15, 2015

You can now listen to WMCK.FM on Streema! That means you can listen to the New Sound of the Mon Valley using your Apple device and the free Simple Radio app!

If we've missed any app that you'd like us to connect with, let us know at wmck@wmck.fm.

 
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Live broadcast of McKeesport's Salute to Santa parade

Saturday November 14, 2015


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

We're broadcasting live from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon from McKeesport's Salute to Santa parade ... then, stay tuned for "Radio 9" from 12 to 3 and "Goffus Golden Oldies" from 3 to 5!

To open the video broadcast in a separate window, click here.

 
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Now playing on WMCK.FM: "Lie Lie Lie," Metric

Wednesday November 04, 2015

From Wikipedia:

Pagans in Vegas is the sixth studio album by Canadian indie rock band Metric, which was released on Sept. 18, 2015. The first single, "The Shade," was released on May 11, 2015. "Cascades" was released as the second of the album on 2 June 2015. On July 7, 2015, the band released "Too Bad, So Sad" as the third single via a new iOS and Android app it created called "Pagan Portal," which allows fans to listen to tracks off the album as they're released and read newsletters from the band.

A Canadian rock band founded in 1998 in Toronto, Metric is Emily Haines (lead vocals, synthesizers, guitar, tambourine, harmonica, piano), James Shaw (guitar, synthesizers, theremin, backing vocals), Joshua Winstead (bass, synthesizers, backing vocals) and Joules Scott-Key (drums, percussion). The band started in 1998 as a duo formed by Haines and Shaw with the name "Mainstream."  After releasing an EP titled Mainstream EP, they changed the band's name to Metric, after a sound that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard. In 2001, Winstead and Scott-Key joined them.

Buy the album on Amazon.com

 
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WMCK.FM Better Music Tunedex for Oct. 25-31

Tuesday November 03, 2015

Top songs played on WMCK.FM McKeesport during the week of Oct. 25 to 31, 2015:

  1. Corb Lund - Weight of the Gun
  2. Little Dragon - Pretty Girls
  3. Chet Baker - 1988
  4. Foals - What Went Down
  5. Ben Folds - Capable of Anything
  6. Coke Weed - Dead Man Walking
  7. Bring on the Horizon - Throne
  8. Chad Valley - True
  9. Chris Cornell - Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
  10. Foo Fighters - Outside
  11. Raury - Devil's Whisper (Clean Edit)
  12. Lou Barlow - Redeemed
  13. Randall Bramblett - Dead in the Water
  14. New Found Glory - Vicious Love
  15. Phil Cook - Ain't It Sweet
  16. Imagine Dragons - Roots
  17. Moa Holmsten - Dancing in the Dark
  18. Drive-By Truckers - The Righteous Path
  19. Alabama Shakes - Give Me All Your Love
  20. Alex Bleeker & The Freaks - Country Agenda

(Note: There was no chart for the week of Oct. 18-24 due to a computer crash!)

 
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More ways to listen!

It's not on AM or FM. It's on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, anywhere you have Internet access!

WMCK.FM is an Internet-only station. So how do you listen to the new sound of the Mon Valley?

TuneIn app


Streema app

VLC, iTunes, Winamp, etc.

And you can use your favorite streaming player (iTunes, Winamp, Quicktime, VLC, etc.) and enter this url: http://listen.wmck.fm:8000/listen.pls

Shoutcast

You can find us on Shoutcast here: http://www.shoutcast.com/Search?query=WMCK.FM%20McKeesport

Welcome!

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And if you want to have your own music or talk show ... well, we want to know about it!

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