Music

Motown 60 is Coming

Mar 18, 2019
Motown 60th Anniversary
Agency

March 28 to April 4

Chuck Vosganian and Chris Wienk
WEXT

Chuck Vosganian is the guy behind the Rochmon Record Club, and his listening parties are becoming very famous.  At these events, Chuck takes us through one of his favorite albums.  His next show at The Linda is January 31st where he'll play and discuss the first record from The Doors.

2018 Year End Countdowns

Jan 2, 2019
Best of 2018
Agency

Each year since WEXT began, we’ve been able to continue to discover new music. Our year end countdowns are celebrating the yearlong journey of discovery. Like you, we may find fault with the positions the songs are placed in.  The lists are generated based on airplay and listener feedback.

We would love to know what you think. You can reach out by phone or email.

Top 97 of 2018 (pdf)

Chuck Vosganian Rochmon Reccord Club
WEXT

Chuck Vosganian is a big music fan. He might even be the biggest fan.  He spends a lot of time researching some of the most obscure pieces of information for the biggest, most iconic albums of all time. Then he gets up in front of folks at Caffe Lena and The Linda to join you in listening to great albums. The Rochmon Record Club events are filled with other music lovers, like you.  Chuck imparts a bit of the knowledge he's discovered. Some of that, you may know.

Alix Jones
WEXT

"Let's Celebrate" is the theme of the 23rd annual First Night Saratoga, Monday, December 31st from 6pm to midnight. Join over 15,000 revelers in downtown Saratoga Springs and take in over 70 exciting performances in 30 downtown venues!  

Greg Farley
Jumpin' Bean/picssr

Greg Farley -  the Hudson Valley born and bred multi-instrumentalist and songwriter has spent the last decade touring and recording with The Felice Brothers before becoming an accompanist for acclaimed singer-songwriter Conor Oberst

Toronzo Cannon
Chris Monaghan/Artist

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon hasn't quit his day job, depite a highly successful nightime gig.  Cannon tours the world playing his brand of Chicago blues while continuing to drive a bus for the Chicago Transit Authority!  Using every vacation day and day off and working four ten-hour shifts a week, he arranges his schedule to gig out of town as much as possible.  

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Artist/Mark Seliger

The Wheels Of Soul Tour rides again this Summer with another all-star triple-bill featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band! The unique musical experience that is the Wheels of Soul Tour is set to reach new heights with this incredible lineup of artists, all with deep southern roots, and all with influences that reach around the globe.

Bob Dylan
Artist

Did you love the Bob Dylan 100 playlist? We've created one you can listen to at any time.  Thank you for supporting WEXT.  Your contribution makes it possible for there to be a radio station that would play 100 Bob Dylan songs in a row - a whole day of Bob Dylan! Wasn't it grand?

Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival
Battenkill Conservancy

Leap into summer Saturday, May 26th at the Battenkill Conservancy's 8th Annual Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival!

My Exit DJ's
WEXT

We've been busy since the holidays recording and producing a bunch of new My Exit shows.  My Exit is where the listener is the DJ.  Would you like to be a My Exit DJ?  Click here to send email.  Here's the schedule of the upcoming My Exit programs.

The Top 97 of 2017

Jan 1, 2018
Exit 97.7 WEXT
WEXT

2017 was a great year for new music. We had dozens upon dozens of fantastic shows come to town, too.  With listener feedback, we managed to put together a list of the Top 97 songs of 2017.

Click here for that list.

WEXT DJs' Best Music of 2017

Dec 23, 2017
Best of 2017
Agency

Here are the WEXT DJs' lists of best albums, songs, Local 518 of 2017. Let us know your thoughts by sending an email with this link

Dave Michaels

(Mon-Fri 5-9a)

Josh Ritter
Artist

Since our beginning, Josh Ritter has been one of our favorite artists. We have loved watching and listening to him grow as a person and as an artist.  With each new album, we continue to become more and more fond of the young man from Moscow, Idaho.

On September 22nd, Josh releases his latest called "Gathering."  All day long, we'll be featuring tracks from the record, and then at 8pm, hear the entire album from start to finish.

The Eagles Greatest Hits Vol 1
Artist

Formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. They had five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums.  THE EAGLES were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s.

For the first time, you can now get both the greatest  hits collections as one collection to have all the best songs in one place.

Robbie Christmas
Artist

It's not too late to get your free song from Robbie Christmas

We've been digging this new artist from Seattle.  Hope you have too. Now you can get his song as a gift for listening to WEXT. Thank you for your ears!

Click here for the song download.

IWD2017
Agency

Helping to make a difference for gender parity, the organizers of International Women's Day work with people, governments and organizations around the world to effect change.  We at WEXT wanted to do our part to highlight the on-going efforts of IWD.

To get your own copy of the list of the 200 Women Who Rock, click here for the PDF.

The 977 Greatest Songs
WEXT

This December, with tons of listener feedback, we have compiled a list of 977 of the greatest songs ever. We are playing them back and asking for your support. 

Here's when you can hear the countdown. 

Friday, 12/9 6-9p

Saturday, 12/10 10a-6p

Sunday, 12/11 10a-8p

Monday, 12/12 5a-9p

Tuesday, 12/13 5a-9p

Wednesday, 12/14 5a-9p

Thursday, 12/15 5a-9p

Friday, 12/16 5a-9p

Thank you very much for your feedback and support. You help make WEXT a better radio station - eclectic, unique and diverse.

Live @ EXT Sessions
WEXT

Don't miss the Black Friday Live @ EXT Marathon from 5am until 9pm - tons of live performances in the studio as recorded all year long (so far).  Click here for the schedule.

No Depression

Everybody knows I'm a huge Neil Young fan.  Seems like forever.  I was in middle school in Syracuse when I discovered his music.  I used to scan radio stations by turning the knob that moved the needle up and down.  Remember those?  I was always in search for music that was different and unique.  I loved the hip hop and the British punk and the new wave that was exploding.  But it was during one of those late night expeditions with my radio when I discovered Neil.  Wow!  I was hooked.  His voice is at times soft and sincere.  Other times, brash and vitriol

Chris Walter

This Saturday, November 12, Neil Percival Young turns 71 years old. 

The King of Mountain Funk.  The Godfather of Grunge.  Whatever you call him, one thing is for certain, Neil Young is undoubtedly one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. 

I've been a devout fan through thick and thin; through all his ever changing musical tastes and styles.  He's been one of my favorites since I was able to reach the volume knob on the radio to turn up on one of his songs. 

Jamestown Revival
Agency

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