Activate Media’s Website is Back Up!

Activate Media’s Website is Back Up!

Now we rebuild the Radio Station!

In December WordPress had a major update that included Gutenberg. Gutenberg is the new editor in WordPress. When our website updated to the lates version of WordPress, the problems began, and our website became disfunctional.  We got the run around from Ipage a company we’ve used to host our site since it’s inception. Since then they have charged one of our bank cards without authorization and never did let us know whether they fixed the problem or not. Thankfully LeftClick offered to help. The site is now back up on it’s new host.

It’s as close as we could get it to the way that it was before the holidays.  We are planning some changes to the site after the radio station is back up and running. We’d like to bring some more information to the front page of the site. One of the first things that we hope to do is put the player for the radio in a different place. This will helpuserson remote devices find the player more quickly.

Over the next few days we hope to get the Calendar populated properly, as well as getting our social media game back up and running. Now that we have a functioning website, it makes sense to .

 

Thank You for your patience.

The Smithereens & Mark Bray On Talking Hendrix | Macomb Township, MI Patch

The Smithereens & Mark Bray On Talking Hendrix

Friday Night on www.activatemedia.org

By Ed Wrobleski

We have two great guests this week our first guest is a drivin’ drummer from the group the Smithereens we have Dennis Diken and he’s coming with the Smithereens with a special guest frontman none other than Marshall Crenshaw they will be rolling into town on Saturday night December 15th at The River Club Music Hall in Scitua, Massachusetts more information on the gig below:

The Smithereens remain one of America’s musical treasures. Formed in New Jersey in 1980, the band’s timeless power-pop sound – rife with strong, catchy melodies, meaningful lyrics and walls of layered guitar, bass and drums – remains intact.

Huge fans of Buddy Holly and the 60s British Invasion (particularly the Beatles, Kinks and the Who), along with Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe, the band incorporated these influences and wore them proudly on their musical sleeves as they developed their own original style and sound.

 

Anyone who has heard them on record and seen them live knows they are in for a bold and brash treat, with the band’s creative mix of melodic pop structures, lyrical prowess and crashing waterfalls of high energy sound enabling them to continue to be one of power-pop’s most interesting and entertaining bands.

Signature songs like Blood and Roses, A Girl Like You, Only a Memory, Behind the Wall of Sleep and a raft of critically-acclaimed albums (Especially for You, Green Thoughts, 11 and many others) have cemented the band’s place in the hearts, minds and ears of their devoted worldwide fan-base.

The band continues to tour with three original members (Babjak, Diken and bassist Mike Mesaros) despite the unfortunate death in 2017 of founding lead singer, songwriter, guitarist Pat DiNizio.

The band is currently fronted by another noteworthy veteran of the power-pop scene, Marshall Crenshaw, who is enjoying his time touring with the band while also having established his own noteworthy career, which includes having a Top 40 hit in 1982 with Someday, Someway. Marshall does a great job of carrying on the tradition and high standards the band have set for themselves and for their fans over the years.

For more information see the Smithereens official website below:
https://officialsmithereens.com

Their official facebook page link:
https://www.facebook.com/TheSmithereensOfficial/

Our second guest is singer/songwriter Mark Bray from Baltimore,, Maryland:

Bar Frog Music and Baltimore, Maryland recording artist Mark Bray finds the common ground with everyone and draws each fan in with his music. His current single, “I Just Need A Drink,” is currently climbing the charts and sits at #43. His first single “For Love”, reached #36 on the Music Row Country Breakout charts. This up beat song was the first release off Bray’s album, which is scheduled to be released later this year. This down-home artist has been racking up miles touring and visiting radio visits where his “easy country charm and laid back delivery” is resonating with radio programmers and media outlets alike —deeming him “the one to watch.” With show reviews such as, “If Garth Brooks and The Eagles combined, it would be Mark Bay and the Steel Soul Cowboys,” this guy isn’t stopping anytime soon. He recently took on his biggest role yet, being a dad. Bray and his wife Erin welcomed their baby girl Charlotte Ann into the world at the end of February, 2018.

So don’t forget to tune-in on Friday night from 7-8 p.m. on:
www.activatemdeia.org

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Source: The Smithereens & Mark Bray On Talking Hendrix | Macomb Township, MI Patch

Tim Rushlow Talks to Talking Hendrix Host Ed W; Friday Night | Radnor, PA Patch

Tim Rushlow Talks to Talking Hendrix Host Ed W; Friday Night Re Mattei Is Our Second Guest on Friday’s Show As Well

By Ed Wrobleski,

We have two special guests this week our first guest you may remember hearing on country and even top 40 radio in the 90s with his band little texas we have former lead singer tim rushlow and he has a new band project out there which is drawing in the fans of little texas and also new fans as well of what he’s now currently doing with his big band all the information about what he’s currently doing is below;

NASHVILLE, TN (October 12, 2018) — Rudy’s Jazz Room and Hippie Radio are excited to present Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas for a 10-show holiday residency at the popular Nashville speakeasy in the Gulch on December 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15. Show times for each night are at 7:00PM and 9:30PM with both General Admission dinner and show tickets and special VIP dinner and show packages that include special gift bags, a meet-and-greet, and intimate pre-show performance with Rushlow. Tickets are available here.

Nashville’s 94.5 Hippie Radio will be the presenting radio station for the Rudy’s Jazz Room residency and will also air a weekly one-hour radio show called “Tim’s Place,” hosted by Rushlow, which will debut on Sunday, October 14 at 10:00PM CT. “Tim’s Place,” sponsored by the award-winnging Belle Meade Bourbon, will showcase some of Rushlow’s own personal favorite jazz and Great American Songbook standards along with his own Billboard-charted big band songs, plus his trademark quick wit and deep knowledge of the music from the golden era of American popular music.

The New King of Swing, Rushlow and his all-star Big Band, along with his daughter and featured guest vocalist, Bailey Rushlow, will delight and entertain the crowd in the cozy, warm and intimate Prohibition-era setting of Rudy’s Jazz Room with timeless Christmas classics that will touch the heart, along with “Rat Pack” hits from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, as well as fan favorites from Judy Garland, Buddy Holly and many others. Rushlow and his Big Band carry on the musical romance and swagger of an earlier era and will transport patrons back to a time when Christmas was “Classic.” Retro swing and ultra-cool, intoxicating musical class, coupled with Rudy’s tasty libations and a delicious dinner of tasty New Orleans’ finest cuisine will make for magical and unforgettable nights to remember. Known for his high-energy performances and his ability to captivate every audience, Rushlow is first and foremost an entertainer. He first achieved multi-platinum success in the ’90s as the powerhouse lead vocalist of country super group Little Texas, with chart-toppers such as “God Blessed Texas,” “What Might Have Been” and “Amy’s Back In Austin.” A three-time Grammy nominee, CMA and ACM Award winner, Rushlow is now living his life-long dream as a curator of the Great American Songbook.

Don’t miss this unique holiday entertainment experience with Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas residency at Rudy’s Jazz Room.

About Tim Rushlow:

A versatile entertainer who sold millions of records during his time as lead singer of country music super group Little Texas, Tim Rushlow is a master song interpreter with a deep, abiding love for the classics. During the band’s impressive run in the ’90’s, he and the rest of the Little Texas members charted over a dozen hits including “God Blessed Texas” and the multi-genre crossover smash “What Might Have Been.” Following the band’s breakup, Tim embarked upon a solo career with Atlantic Records and released a self-titled CD that yielded the heartwarming Top Ten hit “She Misses Him,” about a couple’s touching battle with Alzheimer’s. Following a few more endeavors in musical groups and pairings, in 2009 Tim decided to refocus his energies on honing his performing skills as a solo act, launching a well-received acoustic tour at smaller listening rooms around the country. The challenge of engaging audiences and laying his emotions bare on the stage in front of intimate crowds night after night fired up Tim’s creativity to a new level and renewed his love for the classic sounds he grew up listening to and first cut his musical teeth on like Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, and Andy Williams. And the experience soon inspired him to take his career in a whole new direction as the modern-day crooner he had always envisioned himself to be.

our second guest is re mattei:

About Re Mattei:

Re Mattei is a Berklee music scholar, global entertainer and guitar aficionado. She launched her successful music career as the lead guitar player for the all-female, Top 40 band, Uptown Girls. Redirecting her concentrations toward her own independent recordings. Re is poised to introduce her unique brand of musical talents as a songwriter, composer and instrumentalist. The “must-see” entertainer, has toured the world playing in Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Hawaii. Watch for the upcoming release of her new album–Believin’ Is Seein’ due in the Fall of 2018.

So don’t forget to tune-in on Friday night from 7-8 p.m. on:

www.activatemdeia.org

 

 

 

Source: Tim Rushlow Talks to Talking Hendrix Host Ed W; Friday Night | Radnor, PA Patch