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Tuesday, May 24

Ready for this final (full) week of May!  Posting a few pics from the Weekend where we helped celebrate ‘Cellar Days’ at The Cellar on Landsdowne.  Special Thanks to JD and the crew, including Brittany who kept us properly hydrated!

Local Superstar Eric Banks was there, and Wayne Whitehouse (both below) who played after Bryan and I that afternoon.  Canvas & HoneyChild rocked indoors later in the day and there were so many great people there including Jamie & Amy, Devona and Theresa, Vicki and Casey  (Yes fellas, there were a lot of ladies there!)

 

Giving out Special Thanks to the Campbell House ‘Rackhouse Tavern & Restaurant’ and the ‘Chevy Chase Inn’ for having Bryan & I playing music as well.   We’ll be at Cocktails Too!  This Thursday, and at the Elkhorn Tavern on Friday.  Saturday at the Brick Oven Pizzeria.  Those three in a row show weekends are fun!  Plus it’s fun knowing that not even Springsteen or the Stones can pull that off these days!

Max promises lots of ‘whining’, on National Wine Drinking Day tomorrow… He says he’s getting drunk on the air.  THIS I want to see…  Catch ya tomorrow!


 

Friday, May 20

It’s the Weekend!!!

My music buddy Bryan Himes joins me tonight at Historic Campbell House Hotel & Rackhouse Tavern Tonight.  (The pic below shows who does all the work!)  We’ll be joined on bass by David Trivisonno.  Gonna Be fun!

Tomorrow Morning we’ll kick off a full day of live music at The Cellar (on Landsdowne), it’s Cellar Daze’, and you should see the drink and music specials they have planned.  Stop by anytime, we’ll be live from 11a-1p.   Saturday Night wraps up at one of our favorite spots, ‘The Chevy Chase Inn’.  It’ll be a fun weekend full of live music and I’m blessed to be part of it!   Cheers to you & yours!

And let me give a SHOUT OUT to ‘Town Branch’ Tree Services for helping do a major and potentially hazardous Tree Job in my backyard.  Maybe I’ll have photos come Monday!


 

Thursday, May 19

I was hoping for a few pics from The Who show, but all I’ve got are ‘VIDEOS’!  haha, I’m going to update our YouTube Channel with a few of those.  (Did you even know we have a YouTube Channel?  We don’t update it often, but it’s there!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTrklAYEDCk)

I do have a pic from Teresa Poe at the Eagles KFC Yum Concert!  (Thanks Teresa)

And how about a few pics from ‘Central Bank Thursday Night Live’?  Project X Onstage and me, hanging out with the ladies, ha!

Lauren Mink will be there tonight, and we’ll return with more chances for you to win ‘Bourbon & Beyond’ tickets, and ‘Louder Than Life’ Tickets next week (5/26) when Ward Hayden and the Outliers perform.

Today is a ‘Free Ticket Thursday’ too!  Several more chances for you to win On the Air today as we continue to giveaway tickets for the Great American Ballpark show featuring Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Joan Jett and Poison!  Listen to win, and be the 9th caller at (859)657-9210


 

Friday, May 13

Great Requests on today’s Free For All Friday Classic Cafe!  I was listening, and BeerMan said he couldn’t get to them all!  Keep ’em hot & comin’!

Cheers to the Weekend!  It started good for Johnny B (pictured below) at the Eagles show last night.  Y’all drive Safe on your way to see The Who on Sunday in Cincinnati.  That TQL Soccer Stadium looks amazing!

I finally had a chance to walk down and properly introduce myself to the very sweet couple, Andrea and Mike who run the Kernel Korn stand.  Family owned, these two along with their kids run the Kernel Korn stands all over Kentucky, so give them a little love!

And Finally, ‘Happy Birthday Dad’.  He would’ve been 87 today.  Sometimes you just have to celebrate in your heart.  It makes me proud to post his pic anytime but this one has a little more special meaning during ‘Military Appreciation Month’.


 

Thursday, May 12

‘Welcome to the Hotel California, such a lovely place…’

Everything you need to know, before you go:

https://www.kfcyumcenter.com/events/detail/eagles-yum-22

 


 

Wednesday, May 11

Happy HUMP Day!!! 

The Bourbon & Beyond Brackets are out, and it’s a Joe Walsh Wednesday with Eagles Tickets… Another Pair of Tickets to see The Who at the TQL in Cincy this Sunday!  Feels like the first big Concert Weekend of Summer, and Memorial Day is just around the corner!  Crazy.

Just a quick reminder that if you’re here, you should also be one of our VIP Tribe members.  It is of course, FREE… and you can click here to sign up:

https://www.classicrock921fm.com/join-vip-club/

We’ll make sure you get some fun early concert and contest news before everyone else!

 


 

Tuesday, May 10

Happy Rockin’ Birthday to Bono…

Here’s a great fan shot Concert opener from the Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour a few years back in their Irish homeland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMjBnWlz59o

And something new today, and this is really well put-together… Fun to hear him diss his ‘teenage-self’ and getting a job.  Birthday Boy Bono’s memoirs which will be released in November:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B7Qt861IJI


 

Thursday, May 5

‘Cinco De Mayo’

Just some fun pics today & EAGLES Tickets!  Not just every hour today, but all day next week on our Joe Walsh Wednesday (the day before the show!).  So listen next Wednesday too, for your chance to be caller #9 when we play Joe Walsh, or the Eagles!

Unfortunately I wasn’t in Tandy Park to catch all the Stormtroopers and Ewoks on ‘May the Fourth (be with you), but I was talking about Cinco De Mayo and the Mexican poncho known as a ‘Serafe’ and my friend Rick Peterson willingly sent in this tremendous pic!

I also captured some young sorority girls at UK posing for a fun snap:

And then there’s always a great photo op with Joel Valentino, playing music here with me and BeerMan at the Elkhorn Tavern:

Wednesday, May 4

‘May the Fourth Be With You’

It’s also ‘National 45 Day’.  Today we’re celebrating the ’45 Vinyl Record.  Before heading out of the house this morning, I grabbed the first few on my shelf and it turned out to be a pretty good grab, a little bit of everything including Dolly Parton’s repressing of ‘Puppy Love’ that I bought on National Record Store Day a few years back.  U2’s first official single (from 1980!) is in there, an autographed Tori Amos record and some good rock from Pearl Jam and the Black Crowes.

And Tomorrow… We’re gearing up for The Kentucky Derby Saturday and Mother’s Day on Sunday!  So when you win EAGLES TICKETS TOMORROW(!) be sure to give your Momma a big ‘ol Shout Out, and then name your favorite horse to win this year’s Derby!

Here’s the contest line phone number:  (859) 657-9210


 

Tuesday, May 3

Just getting caught up on the weekend’s photos.  I mentioned that Bryan & I were playing music in Winchester for the first time (and on back to back nights)!  Saturday Night at Reggies’ Bar & Grill at the Southwind Golf Course, and then Sunday afternoon at ‘Wildcat Willy’s Distillery’.   First of all big ‘Thanks’ to John & Whitney for bringing out the family and our #1 fan ‘Jonathan’!  Showing up on BOTH nights was Cindy Banks from the Winchester Chamber of Commerce (shout out to Janice for making it on Sunday!).  Then we have the obligatory pic with Will Pieratt, who is loved by literally everyone(!) and his wife Tammy who are now doing the food & drink service at Reggie’s!  Finally, a gracious shout out to my cousin Shawn and his wife Shawna for stopping in for some tunes.  The weather was absolutely perfect for outdoor live music, and I hope everyone got a chance to experience that this weekend.

Special ShoutOut to ‘I Am Hologram’ (first pic below, in his ‘Fat Frog’ Tshirt) who opened the Willy’s show for us.  Dude flat out goes solo, and rocks!


 

Friday, April 29

Let’s get this Weekend Started!!!

Shout out to BW Cleary (concert tickets), Phillip Perkins (live from Jiffy Lube), and Skip Smith who came by to show off his new Buc-ee’s Shirt)… I’ll say it again, YOU GUYS ROCK!

OH, and let’s not forget the adorable Marissa who entertained BeerMan and I over the weekend at Keeneland.  Marissa is one of the great Betologists, and just a truly sweet lady!

Final Day for Keeneland’s Spring Meet, and it began with a tragedy.  Our hearts and thoughts are with the family, friends and Keeneland family of Callie Witt who was thrown from a horse on Keeneland’s training course.  Witt, a native of Nebraska, was studying at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.   Simply tragic.

I’ve always hated delivering tragic news, but it’s never been something I’ve shied away from.  I suppose just my way of showing my respects.

I’ll leave ya with some good news about next week.  We’ll be giving away our final EAGLES Tickets and I’m hoping that we’ll also have more tickets for that epic concert at the TQL Soccer Stadium in Cincinnati for ‘THE WHO HITS BACK’ Show.

Cheers, Dennis


 

Thursday, April 28

The Penultimate Day of the Keeneland Spring Break!  (I’ve always wanted to use that word)

Tomorrow will be the final Day!  It’s been a pretty fun meet and I always hate to see it go!

You may have heard that I’ve been asking for someone to send me a Selfie with Kentucky’s Biggest Beaver, ‘Buc-ee’s’ in Richmond!  Never fear, Jarred May & his wife Talia to the rescue!   Thanks, You Guys Rock!

 


 

Good Friday, April 15

I guess I could mention that it’s also ‘Tax Day’, but that is nowhere near the glory of ‘Good Friday’.

Been awhile since I’ve checked in.  Apologies!  Good stuff behind the scenes though!  Working on MORE ‘Bourbon & Beyond’ Tickets for you guys, and some more ‘Louder Than Life’ Tickets too! 

Next week we’ll be doing Pat Benatar Tickets everyday & on our Free Ticket Thursday it will be all about the REO Speedwagon/Styx/Loverboy Show at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati.

I’ve got to give a Shout Out to Samantha & Stephanie from Rupp Arena.  I had the luck to meet them earlier this week and they promised me they’re working on a great Rock Show for us this summer.  And More Good News?!   We’re going to be partnering with the Downtown Lexington Partnership to sponsor ‘THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE’ this year!  We’ll be down there a bunch this summer, including next Wednesday to present ‘The Greener Time Band’, and I’ll be giving you guys a chance to win tickets while we’re there!

Happy Easter & Happy Good Friday, Y’all!


 

Wednesday, April 6

Well, let’s make it official!

‘BOURBON & BEYOND’ is BACK!

The Flyer says it all… and the wristbands are up for sale now.   Here’s the link:

https://bourbonandbeyond.com/

And don’t forget:

Pat Benatar & (husband) Neil Geraldo at the EKU Center for the Arts… Details below on April 4th entry.

And guess who else… ME!  That’s right, Bryan Himes and I will be pounding the ‘HAIR OF THE DOG HOUSE’ This Saturday Night, April 9th.  It’s been a year since we’ve been, so come out and get ready for rock, fun and laughs!

Tomorrow (Thursday), we’re at the Rackhouse Tavern in the Campbell House Hotel on Harrodsburg Road and Friday we’ll be at the Twisted Cork rockin’ live.  We’ll also be presenting Whitney with her $1000 ‘Road to the Final Pour’ Championship Check!

Addendum:

Here I am with my dear pal Gustavo backstage on this day 11 years ago… with Alex & Geddy from Rush!  I just found this pic on Facebook a few minutes ago!


 

Monday, April 4

April is here… And Pat Benatar is coming!  She & her husband Neil Geraldo will rock the EKU Center for the Arts on Tuesday, July 19 and tickets are onsale now!  Here’s the link:

http://ekucenter.com/events/3103-pat-benatar-neil-giraldo

Mrs. DeadAir and myself were fortunate enough to get tickets to see Watch House (formerly, Mandolin Orange) at the Burl last Thursday Night.  We were even more fortunate to grab a couch seat INDOORS at The Burl Arcade, dang it was so cold that night.  But here are a couple of quick pics!

Welcome to April in Kentucky, Y’all!  Who’s ready for Keeneland, Easter and another week of free tickets?  This week we’ll be giving away tickets to see The Dead & Company at Riverbend.  Listen at 3:45 every afternoon to score a free pair!  Here’s the link for that show:

https://riverbend.org/concerts/2022/06/dead-company

 


 

Thursday, March 31

Eagles PreSale Tickets are available until 10p this evening!  The password is: DESPERADO, and here’s the link:

https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16005C74C954571F

Here’s the rest of the info for the show:

Eagles – Hotel California 2022 Tour 

KFC Yum! Center – Louisville

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – only 7 weeks from the announcement to the show

Public On Sale: Friday, April 1 at 10am

AND… AND ANOTHER CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY:

‘DEAD & COMPANY’ at Riverbend on Wednesday, June 22

featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – is excited to announce its 2022 tour, the band’s seventh tour since forming in 2015, which runs June through July and will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Wednesday, June 22nd.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 8 at 10AM at Ticketmaster.com and Riverbend.org. To ensure fans get tickets directly in their hands, Fan Registration is now available until Sunday, April 3rd at 3PM, through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. The Verified Fan Presale begins Tuesday, April 5th at 10AM through Thursday, April 7th at 10PM. Supplies are limited.

Here’s the official Riverbend link for that show:

https://riverbend.org/concerts/2022/06/dead-company


 

Friday, March 18

Well.  Do you wanna talk about the Cats or not?

Didn’t think so.  Neither do I.  We wrapped up our St. Patty’s Road to the Final Pour Pub Crawl last night and watched the final seconds tick down, and then watched the people go home.  Everyone seemed to share the same opinion, ‘This is on the Coach’.  The team did not look prepared, inspired and had zero confidence.  But let’s also give a lot of credit to the Peacocks.

A few photos perhaps to brighten the gloom?

An early morning Thank You to Charlie Gayheart for dropping off the North Lime Doughnuts!  And a Red Bull!  It has been a crazy week pulling two shifts everyday (‘Get Well, Max!)

 

Shout Outs to the great people we met on our St. Patty’s ‘Road to the Final Pour’ Pub Crawl!

Thank Y’all!  Especially the bars and bartenders on ‘The Road to the Final Pour’!  Wes (& Robin) at the Old North Bar!  Whitney, Mama Sue & Papa P at The Twisted Cork.  Shamra & Tim at the Brick Oven.  Taylor, Myra, Kasey & Kyle at Jack’s Sandbar & Grill.  Emerald, Tess, Matt, Brett & Everyone at Cocktails Too!  Kevin at The Beer Trappe!  Bradi, Russell and all at The Elkhorn Tavern!  Rob, Jeff, Norm, Martha & Kevin at The Chevy Chase Inn!

 


 

Thursday, March 17

Def Leppard has a new album coming out, and you read all about it right here:

https://www.defleppard.com/diamondstarhalos-com/

…………………………………………….AND…………………………………………….

Here’s your PreSale Code, Info & Link for Jackson Browne!  Get tickets now before they go Onsale to the general public. 

Presale begins: 10am on Thursday, March 17

Presale ends: 10pm on Thursday, March 17

Offer Code:  DOCTOR

Ticket URL: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16005C57B61254F3

Event URL: https://bradymusiccenter.com/concerts/2022/06/an-evening-with-jackson-browne

 


 

Wednesday, March 16

The PreSale Tickets for Jackson Browne at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center.  Check back here tomorrow!


 

Tuesday, March 15

I’m sooooo tired!

Filling in for Max Corona this morning (he’s not feeling well) and hoping he’ll be back soon because it’s a busy week of Pub Crawling, Final Pour(ing), Basketball, Shamrock Shuffle(ing), Tickets for Louder Than Life, Jackson Browne and Larry the Cable Guy on our Free Ticket Thursday!

Busy!  And Fun!

Don’t miss the ‘Road to the Final Pour’ on the website, and on our Facebook page.  You’ll also be eligible to win our $92 Clark’s Pump ‘N Shop Gas Card when you vote.

There’s only one person I can think of who would actually come out and say ‘I don’t belong in the Rock Hall of Fame’.  That person could only be, Dolly Parton.  She’s one of the most amazing people that we will ever share time on Earth with during our lifetime.  She simply said, ‘I don’t deserve it, and I’d like to withdraw my name from the ballot’.  WHO DOES THAT?!  Dolly did say she was inspired to record a rock album. 

I’m inspired to be a better person.


 

Thursday, March 10

I’m ready for the Weekend, Y’all!  Snow, Ice Storms, High Winds, Flooding… We’ve seen it all already this year, BUT it’s THE WEEKEND!

Standing by for any related info regarding the Shamrock Shuffle on Saturday, but already the St. Patrick’s Parade has been cancelled (or hopefully just postponed).

Black Stone Cherry will still be rockin’ Manchester Music Hall this Saturday Night so don’t miss that one, it’ll be good and loud.

My buddy Bryan Himes and I will be going into the studio again to record some new songs that we’ve been playing around town.  I’m really looking forward to seeing Duane Lunday at the Lexington Recording Company again and hopefully getting some good vibes down.

Meanwhile I’ve got some pics here of my buddies in the local band ‘Southside Underground’ who invited me onstage to sing ‘All Along the Watchtower’ over at Collins Bowling a few weeks back.  Thanks fellas, You Guys Rock!

And the last couple of Thursdays I’ve walked down the street for Happy Hour at the new ‘Frank & Dino’s’ Restaurant, and got a pic snapped with the manager Vince Carlucci.  Boom!

 


Wednesday, March 9

LOUDER THAN LIFE! 

Here’s the website:  https://louderthanlifefestival.com/

And here’s the awesome Artwork:

 

Listen to win tickets next week when we do our ‘Game On Trivia’ at 8:15a and 4:15p.  We’ll be doing ‘Louder Than Life’ Trivia where you can win a $25 Red Mile Gaming & Racing Gift Card and be qualified for our first pair of General Admission ‘Louder Than Life’ Tickets!


 

Two for Tuesday, March 8

Nice to see the sun back today and hoping that some areas here in the Bluegrass get a chance to dry out!  Nice to see the folks over in the Winchester Rd/Patchen Wilkes area having some fun with the drainage issues.

It’s a busy week ahead and nice to have temps getting back into the 50’s for a few days but unfortunately we’ll be around 30 when we kick off this year’s ‘Shamrock Shuffle’ on Saturday Morning.  No worries though as Max, BeerMan and myself will be there at the finish line with high fives, bottled water (maybe hot cocoa!) and a job well done.      

Saturday wraps with Black Stone Cherry at Manchester Music Hall, there are still tickets available for the show too!

The big news this week is ‘Louder Than Life’!  The official announcement is supposed to be coming tomorrow around Noon, so lock it in, listen large and get ready for 2022’s ‘Louder Than Life’ 3 day festival!


 

Thursday, March 3

Happy Free Ticket Thursday!  Great to see Black Stone Cherry coming back to the Bluegrass.  They’re returning to Manchester Music Hall on Saturday March 12 and I thought I’d showcase a few of their videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZoKmdbERzA  ‘Me and Mary Jane’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ8itDYP6HU  ‘White Trash Millionaire’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccN3-9QQB48  ‘Blame it on the Boom Boom’

Listen to win all day today for your chance to see these awesome Kentucky boys at Manchester Music Hall.

My ‘Game On’ Trivia Question today was about… Al Stewart.  A few may remember his big #1 song from 1976 ‘Year of the Cat’, what you may not know (I didn’t) is that his career is quite prolific as he is set to release a 50 (FIFTY!) CD Boxset in June.  It’ll only set you back $499 and here’s more info:

https://www.amazon.com/Admiralty-Lights-Ltd-Deluxe-Boxset/dp/B09T77B7N6

Lastly, Let’s Get Local! 

I was gonna mention that my buddy Bryan Himes and I are at Cocktails Too! playing music tonight, we’ll start at 8p.  Come out and rock, sing, drink and make a request tonight, but then I also remembered that Renee Collins Cobb will be taping another live ‘Overtones’ Podcast/Concert tonight at the Tipsy Cow in Georgetown with the local band ‘Trippin’ Roots’.  Zach and Evan are two of my local faves, and I’d encourage everyone and anyone to go see this exclusive event.   Here’s some more info on ‘Overtones’.

https://www.overtoneslive.com/radio-shows


 

Tuesday, March 1

How about some March sayings?  Here are a couple good ones:

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” ―  Lewis Grizzard

“In March, winter is holding back, and spring is pulling forward. Something holds, and something pulls inside of us too.” – Jean Hersey

And, on this ‘Fat Tuesday’ Kickoff, how about we prepare for St. Patricks and the upcoming Shamrock Shuffle!

And my favorite:

“I hope your decisions in life aren’t as ill-conceived as your March Madness bracket.” ― Unknown

It’s coming… Another $10,000 Bracket Challenge, a 92.1 ‘Bartender Challenge’ and of course, the Madness that we all know and love in this blessed month of my birth.   (Shhhh, don’t tell anyone)

Don’t forget, the ‘Shamrock Shuffle’ is back!  Let’s all get ‘Shufflin’!

https://www.shamrockshuffle3k.com/

 


 

Friday, February 25

Happy Friday, You Guys Rock!

Getting into the studio a little earlier today so I can knock out some early requests and get everyone in a good weekend mood!   (859) 657-9210 is the Request Line, it’s also our contest line and you know I’ll be doing this week’s final pair of Def Leppard/Motley Crue/Joan Jett/Poison tickets for Great American Ballpark on July 15.  Those tickets officially went onsale today, so ‘batter up’!

Final Weekend of February… March Madness is just around the corner and we have something fun, live & local, lined up for you guys that like to party.  Meanwhile those Cats continue to show some great promise heading into the upcoming stretch.  Let’s also congratulate the Ladies Softball team, off to an amazing start and the Men’s Baseball team who won their opening game.  Spring, so close!

A couple of pics that I found today, and a quick ‘Thank You’ to everyone.  Seems that everywhere I go these last few weeks, I’m getting more congratulations than ever on my recent ‘Lexington Music Award, Best DJ’ and I just wanted to say how humbling and grateful I am.  I got a pic with Mrs. DeadAir, and then an After Party Pic, plus I’ve included a pic of the ubiquitous Zack from the local band ‘Tripping Roots’ who joined us onstage recently at The Twisted Cork.

Have a great weekend, Y’all!

 


 

Wednesday, February 23

Alright.  This is getting embarrassing.  Maybe I need to change the name to ‘DeadAir’s Weekly Wallop’?

I have photos backing up, BeerMan on a Chair, and Overtones Podcasters Warren & Renee Cobb Superbowl Party pics, Joe Bonamassa Ticket Winner Juanita Kirkland, Me getting invited onstage with the Southside Underground Band… I’ll post a few here and apologize for my delinquency!


 

Wednesday, February 16

Well, it’s been hard to compose myself much less a ‘daily dose’.  Watching the Bengals Sunday Night in the Superbowl squander a lead and the teams first ever Lombardi (thanks in no small part to the officiating, but it’s clearly not entirely their fault), has been a bit depressing but I have faith (as all Bengal fans should), perhaps we’ll get another SuperBowl run or two during the career of Joe Burrow and camp.  The team did announce today that Burrow should not be required to have surgery for his sprained SuperBowl knee.

We’ll have a big concert (re)announcement tomorrow morning at 10am, and another pair of Joe Bonamassa tickets for the Singletary Center on March 23.  Plus the Lexington Toy & Comic Convention is returning and I’ll have more on that tomorrow as well.

Now for some furry fun… Thanks to Patch.com allow me to help introduce you to the Spotted Skunk.  No stripes for this guy, only spots… and Handstands!

Here’s the article:  https://patch.com/us/across-america/polka-dotted-hand-standing-skunks-among-new-species-u-s

There’s a great pic on the web page!


Wednesday, February 9

I did an hour long Facebook live session with you guys yesterday, I’m exhausted!  Seriously, I’m the luckiest dude I know… I know so many of you guys actually DO heavy lifting and hard work and I know how fortunate I am.  Nevertheless, it was fun to actually remember and share some of my early days in Radio.  Facebook Live also gave me a chance to say ‘Thank You’ and show off my ‘Lexington Music Award’ plaque.  (I’ll attach a pic here)

So Who Day, and WhoDey… What’s the difference? 

Who Day is Tomorrow.  We’ll be giving away tickets to see The Who (with an orchestra) at the new TQL Soccer Stadium in Cincinnati on May 15th.  (They go onsale Friday at 10am at Ticketmaster.com) 

Sunday of course, is WhoDey!  I get more nervous by the hour as we approach SuperBowl 56.  I’ve even been so bold (or ridiculous) as to predict a 10 point Bengals victory.  I’m going 27-17.  We’ll know soon enough.

Sunday, BeerMan and I will be at Jack’s Sandbar and Grill.  Beer & Food Specials, Games like Cornhole and our own new game ‘Outkicking Your Coverage’.  Prizes for the guys and the gals, so come early especially if you already have plans to watch the game somewhere else, we’ll be firing up the WhoDey fun LIVE on the RADIO(!) at 2:00…

And instead of a sacrificial lamb, I think we’re going to have a ‘not so honorary’ ‘Sacrificial Ram’.  I’m tellin’ ya we’re gonna have FUN!

Here’s a pic of Mrs DeadAir and myself at the Lexington Music Awards, followed by a picture of our friends Renee & Warren Cobb accepting their award for Best Podcast.


 

Monday, February 7

WhoDey! 

It’s a Two-Day ‘Who-Dey’.  Thursday we’ll be giving away tickets to see THE WHO at the brand new TQL Stadium (home of FC Cincinnati of the MLS).  And then on Sunday another ‘WhoDey’!  The Cincinnati Bengals in SuperBowl 56!  We’ll be carrying that game on the air, and we’ll be broadcasting live at Jack’s Sandbar beginning at 2p, with games and prizes, beer and food specials and more!   More on all that later this week…

Back to The Who.  

This is the first concert at the beautiful TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, and this will be the first time The Who will play Cincinnati since the tragedy in 1979.  This tour was on sale (at a different venue) pre-Covid and it sold out but was unfortunately cancelled, so let’s try this again!

Tickets are going on sale this Friday morning at 10am.  We’ll be celebrating a ‘Free Ticket Thursday- WhoDey!  So listen to win a pair before you can even buy them!

Lastly, In 2019 WCPO/ABC in Cincinnati did a documentary on the 1979 concert that includes both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.  This is a great history piece on that tragic day and you can check it out here:

https://www.wcpo.com/news/the-who-the-night-that-changed-rock/the-who-concert-watch-the-wcpo-documentary-the-who-the-night-that-changed-rock


 

February 2

‘ICE STORM’

I’ve got a problem with Mother Nature.  Serving up a 60 degree day followed by freezing temperatures and rain just ain’t Christian.  Hunker Down in the Bunker, y’all… These next 24 hours will tell the tale. 

So, ‘Game On’ Trivia is back and here’s a pic with Jennifer who wins every couple months or so… She’s pretty good at the trivia.  Do you think you can beat her?  Every Weekday at 8:15 am (on Max’s show) and 4:15pm on my show.  Thanks to Clarks Pump ‘N Shop, The Red Mile and Gearheads!

Speaking of sweet ladies, with all the sweets… I’ve got to give a little love to Sarah Wood, a fellow local music lover who brought me some delicious candies from her recent trip to the Ukraine.  Can you believe she travelled halfway ’round the globe to procure candy for me?  Bold.  Considering all that’s happening there.  Thank you Sarah!

That’s it for this Wednesday, Everyone be safe!


 

Happy February 1st, Y’all

So BeerMan’s got the ‘Classic Cafe’ open for Rockin’ Requests and Reservations… make sure you call one in!

I’ve been busy snapping pics this past weekend… I’ve got Dwight Purcell coming by to pick up his Alice Cooper tickets.  The amazing Lexingtonian Vince Carlucci (‘SkyBar’) at his new hotspot downtown ‘Frank & Dino’s’ where we enjoyed some delicious Michter’s Bourbon.  A crowd shot of the Chevy Chase Inn from our gig Saturday Night.  The photo was taken by our friends Jim & Carol Madden and the place was gloriously packed!  If you strain, you can see Bryan and I up on stage… And then there’s a pic of the truly awesome Jeff Wheeler at the Chevy Chase Inn, and an adorable little lady named ‘Kate’.  (Who reminds this DJ of a very young Kate Bush).   Just some of Lexington’s Finest, and That’s it for this Two For Tuesday!

 


 

January 28

Happy Friday!

Happy Trails if you’re heading to Cincy for the Alice Cooper Show tonight.  I’ll likely have another pair or two this afternoon.  Or, if you’d like to go… maybe just email me?

More pics from Vegas!  These from the Pinball Museum (Warehouse?) on Las Vegas Blvd south of the Strip… Despite being hounded (continually) by the ‘mask wearing police’ it was a fun visit.  Most fascinating was the history index cards attached to many of the machines indicating when they were in circulation, etc.  I tried to snap pics of all the Rock Pinball machines, I can’t find the pic of the AC/DC machine… dang.


 

January 27

FREE TICKET THURSDAYS are BACK!   We’ll have more Joe Bonamassa Tickets for the Singletary Center show soon, and we just announced Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band at Riverbend today.  Jimmy and his crew will be there on July 21st, and the tickets will go onsale next Friday Morning at 10am.

First stop yesterday was the Clark’s Pump ‘N Shop on Winchester Road where we thanked the girls for assembling our full-scale lunch which led us to our next stop which was O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on Versailles Road where we took care of Allen and the boys!

You Guys Rock!

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January 26

This is pretty sweet.  Meatloaf’s passing was felt by a lot of people, including Anthrax singer Scott Ian who is married to one of Meatloaf’s daughters.  You can read the quick story here, there’s a nice pic of them as well.  RIP Papa Meat.

https://consequence.net/2022/01/anthrax-scott-ian-tribute-meat-loaf/

A lot of Kentucky folk have met Meat’s other daughter, Amanda because she now lives here.  I had the privilege to say hello to her at the ‘Sweet Land of Liberty Festival’ this past summer and I just wanted to extend my own personal condolences to her and her family. 

On another note, don’t miss the Return of our ‘FREE TICKET THURSDAYS’!  Tomorrow we’ll start dishing out the Sammy Hagar & The Circle Tickets for Riverbend on August 24th.  He’ll be there with George Thorogood and the Destroyers and you won’t want to miss this show.  Listen to win tomorrow during our ‘9 to 5 No Repeat Workday for your chance to call in (859-657-9210) and Win!

Looking for more BeerMan Vegas Birthday Pics?  See below! 


 

January 25

Struggling.  First with a dang persistent cough (Covid leftover), secondly with the fact that January is already-almost OVER!  This week is crawling though, due to the fact that as a lifelong Bengals fan I’m more than a little anxious over the game this weekend with the Kansas City Chiefs.  Win or Lose, it’s been an incredible season, and the future looks even better.  Nine Sacks, multiple additional hits and QB Joe Burrow got up, and still threw for 348 yards, completing 75% of his passes and beat the Titans.  Incredible. 

Las Vegas.  Yeah, we were there last weekend to celebrate BeerMan’s 50th birthday.  While there we ran into radio protege Audrey Drake, so here’s a few photos to make you laugh and roll your eyes.  Happy Birthday BeerMan!  Cheers, Beers, Specials!

There’s Audrey at the top.  Mrs. DeadAir in the middle, BeerMan everywhere, Dr. Michael Pugh at the bottom, and my losing Kentucky Basketball bet.  Coach Cal, you owe me $100.


 

Here’s my YouTube Discovery today:

Somebody has ‘colorized’ Pink Floyd’s 1967 American Bandstand performance(?) of ‘Apples & Oranges’.  The colors are extraordinary, as is a look at the early ‘Floyd’ members mugging their way through an obvious lip sync performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsjAVV_GZqE

And as if the Earthquakes, Tornados and Snow haven’t been enough, now we’re getting an asteroid passing close (enough) to Earth.  Travelling at 47,000 mph, and still a rather distant million miles away.  Just add it to all the wonderment and excitement that we’ve all lived through (‘survived’) these last couple years.

 


 

 

Just like Cam Newton, ‘I’m Back’!  Hopefully my performance will be a bit better than Cam’s.  I gotta tell you, working from home ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.  Felt like I was the one ‘cracking’ and going stir crazy.  A shout out to everyone suffering from the latest viral craze, and sitting in the long lines waiting to get a nasal swab.

So with the cancellation of today’s MLK Freedom March, a special commemorative video was released via YouTube, so here’s a link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRRf9agsAkM

Well it’s another Snow Day!  Y’all Drive Safe out there, Covid ain’t the only thing trying to take you out… Streets are slick, and we’re expecting more cold temperatures this week too.

 


 

Thursday, January6, 2022 

***SNOW DAY***

Seriously, please don’t go out unless you have to!  I’m stuck in the building this evening all by my lonesome, and it is dangerous stuff out on the roads.

Happy New Year!  We’re off to a fast start and I’ve not had much time to say ‘hello’ here!      We’ve been going thru the results of our Year-End Survey (If you participated, Thank YOU!) and are finding some fun and interesting things in what you guys like, and also what you don’t care as much for.  We’ll be making some changes that we think you #1 listeners will like a lot.  

So I just got Covid tested.  Again.  It’s just a classic ‘head cold’ but when you’re bouncing around people everyday you need to be safe, so i did it.  Again.  This sh%$ is getting old.

New Years’ Eve at the Chevy Chase Inn was an absolute blast, so much fun and so many first timers there at Lexington’s Oldest Bar.  Thank y’all for coming out and celebrating the new year.

Things on our 92.1 Radar for the next few weeks:  BeerMan’s Bonus Bucks, just a little warmup cash to get ya thru January.  The Bengals going to the Post-Season!  And a SuperBowl Party at Jacks’ Sandbar & Grill, we’re planning some big fun that whole day so pop in for some laughs, prizes and maybe even a little gridiron action!

***This just in!  A Late Night TV appearance for Robert Plant & Allison Krauss, with one of the songs from their new album.  Hit the link here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV8ndWkth1s

That’s it for now!  Oh, here’s an action shot of me, Bryan Himes & Robbie Cosenza rockin’ on New Years’ Eve!

 

 

 

 


 

Monday, December 27

Well Christmas 2021 has come and gone!  Blessings and Happiness to you and yours into this New Year. 

Last week I joked about how ‘Pink Floyd surely never released a Christmas Song..’

WRONG.

Shout out to Spencer and DL… Great listeners who proved that yes, there IS a Floyd Christmas song and you can hear it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBgv20hgnY0

Happy Holidays Y’all!

 


 

Friday, December 10

Crazy Week that just flew by… We start with 20 degree temps, we’ll end in the 60’s with a severe weather alert weekend on tap.  Welcome to Kentucky!

The week started with the 40th anniversary of the Austin City Saloon and the simultaneous celebration of Greg Austin’s 50 years in music.  Everyone’s buddy, Garrick Howell was there playing music, guitar, harmonica, vocals… and this weekend he’s back in action at Darlin’ Jeans with his partner John McHugh.  I’ve come to just love these guys and gush over them, go see them if you get the chance!

Let’s give a ShoutOut to the gal who keeps me tickin’… Mrs. DeadAir celebrating a birthday this weekend.  Nevermind that I hurt my back carrying her birthday present, yes I buy BIG gifts!

Otherwise Stay Safe!  Keep Rockin’ and thanks as always for tuning in to Classic Rock 92.1!

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Monday, December 6

Another great weekend!  Three gigs for Bryan Himes and myself, Some great pizza at Brick Oven, Saturday Morning in the Lexington Christmas Parade and Sunday co-hosting (with Renee Collins-Cobb) the Greg Austin/Austin City Saloon Anniversary & Tribute!  That’s the legendary Roger Bondurant, and the equally legendary Doug Flynn singing along with Greg Austin’s own version of  ‘The Last Waltz’!  Below, a shot of me with Skip and the gang from the Kentucky Corvette Club.

 


 

Friday, December 3

Kickin’ off your first weekend of AC/DCember with an AC/DC Concert!  Saturday Night Live in Concert tomorrow night at 7pm, don’t miss it!  (and don’t forget the beer!)

Just another reminder that the Greg Austin tribute show will be Sunday early evening at Austin City Saloon.  I’m honored to be one of the Co-Hosts along with Renee Collins-Cobb.  It will be a great celebration from some local music giants like Whitney Adams, Brad Hardin and more as we salute Greg Austin’s 40 years on the music scene!

Have a great weekend!  Go Bengals!

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Thursday, December 2

I wanted to give one more round of applause to our Guest DJ’s from our ‘Classic Rock A to Z’ Countdown!  Tracy Pearce, Whitney Adams, Bryan Himes and Mrs. DeadAir who joined me Thanksgiving Night for a real taste of  ‘radio turkey’! 

 

And a Heads-Up for next week, Every Morning, Max will be drawing winners to ‘Rock Her World’ thanks to The Castle and Old Kentucky Chocolates.  Click here to sign up:  https://www.classicrock921fm.com/vip_contest/rock-her-world/

And Every Afternoon next week I’ll be giving away Joe Bonamassa tickets for the Singletary Center here in Lexington on March 24, 2022.  Click here for more info on that concert:  https://eventseeker.com/lexington-ky/mar-23-2022/416414203-joe-bonamassa

Speaking of live music, my buddy Bryan Himes and I begin the first of three nights in a row.  You wanna talk about what a crazy year it’s been, tonight will be Show #92 of 2021 for us!  Come join us at the Campbell House Hotel on Harrodsburg Road.  The drinks are lively, the food is top notch and the music, well you can come hear for yourself!  (Lots of Stones, Petty & Hendrix)

Friday, we’ll be at the Brick Oven Pizzeria and Saturday we’ll be performing at the Malabu Pub.  We’d love it if you came out to sing, rock, hang, booze up or whatever!

 

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Wednesday, December 1

Mercy!  Can’t believe ‘AC/DCember’ is here already!  We’ve got a great sponsor that I’m very happy about having on the air.  That would be Jamie and his crew from ‘Lexington Lifted’.  Jeeps (like mine), Trucks, Off-Roaders, Electronics, etc… These guys do it all and do it well. 

I also wanted to give a belated ‘ShoutOut’ to all of our guest DJ’s from last week; Tracy Pearce, Bryan Himes and Whitney Adams, along with me dragging Mrs. DeadAir (below) into the studio on Thanksgiving Night.  I think everyone had a great time, and the comments from the listeners was truly amazing.  These guys and gals all gave up their time to come in and have some fun playing songs from our ‘A to Z’ Countdown which was the biggest and best (i think) that we’ve ever done. 

Don’t Look now, but here comes 2022!

Also, I’m proud to be one of the four hosts for 40th Anniversary: Night 4 A Tribute To Greg Austin at Austin City Saloon Lexington, KY Sunday night at 5PM!  It’s a musical journey by tour guides Renee Collins Cobb from Room 17 Productions Dead Air Dennis Dillon from Classic Rock 921 WBVX, Dr Doug Boyd from UK Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and Whitney Slone Adams from The Twisted Cork and Overtones LIVE.


 

Tuesday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all! 

Wishing everyone Joy, Happiness, Friends & Family!  Here are a couple of pics I haven’t had a chance to post from our Pets for Vets Day at Woodford Humane Society!  What a tremendous day that was, the opportunity to bring together the two most loyal things in the world:  Veterans & Dogs!   Woodford Humane is raffling off lower arena UK Basketball Tickets today, so check them out at: https://woodford-humane-society.square.site/bbn-raffle


 

Thursday, November 17, 2021

VETERAN’S DAY! 

While most of us celebrate the men & women who have served (and continue to serve), I also know that it brings some tough memories for some.  We’ve all loved and lost friends and family members who have served and hopefully the good memories outweigh the bad.  I think of my Dad who served for several years in the late 50’s and how he’d probably served longer if he hadn’t fallen head over heels for a pretty brunette back home.  His brother George who served in Vietnam, and his son Shawn (who now lives in Winchester!) who also served.  I’m reminded of my Grandfather who was too young too enlist in The Great War, so he lied about his 17 years of age and enlisted anyway.  From every corner of my heart, ‘Thank You’ to all our Veterans! 

Also, don’t forget about our ‘Pets for Vets’.  Please Share our Facebook page and please encourage any Veteran you may know to adopt a Pet.  Thanks to Republic Bank, we’re waiving all the adoption fees and taking care of the two most loyal species we know, Veterans and Animals!  The event is this Saturday, from 12n to 3p and all of us 92.1 DJ’s will be there as well.  (Talk about ‘animals’!)


 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Couple of snaps from today:  Andrew & Nick from Rolling Oven Pizza (located in ‘Mirror Twin’, UK Campus and Versailles), Celebrating ‘Lexington Pizza Week’ with the guys from Smiley Pete.  Also, a view of the Aronoff Center in Cincy from last night’s Bob Dylan Show. (Courtesy of Kathy Livingood and Kerri Peterson)


 

Monday, November 8, 2021

Happy Rockin’ Monday Y’all! 

Don’t miss tonight’s exclusive tribute to Led Zeppelin’s legendary IV Album.  We’ve got a nice special tonight at 11p.   See ya then! 

Last week, Max Corona and myself got a very special visit from a young man named Jonathan who has a forever place in our hearts.  Thank you Jonathan for being a great listener and supporting us, we love ya buddy! 

And finally on this Monday, a heartbreaking goodbye to a long time radio friend.  Many Central Kentucky listeners heard John McNeese on the radio these last several decades and sadly we lost him last week to cancer.  His wife, daughters and family forever remain in our hearts.  RIP John McNeese.


 

FREE TICKET THURSDAY, November 4, 2021

Listen to Win Bob Dylan Tickets for the beautiful Aronoff Theater in Cincinnati next Tuesday Night.  Hopefully we’ll all be in the same section and rock out with Bobby D!  Every hour today during our ‘9 to 5 No Repeat Workday’!  Crank it up & Good Luck!

Here’s the latest in Music Mashups!  Leo Sayer & Metallica! 

I remember Leo Sayer’s excellent ballad from my 7th grade year… ‘When I Need You’ was a big pop smash and I was cool with it.  However I had a real problem with the dancey, insipid ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’.  Never in my young life (nor my adult life) have I ever felt like ‘Dancing the night away’… But here it is, accompanied by James Hetfield’s ‘Sad But True’.  Pretty Fun!  Thanks to Doyle Hargraves for bringing this to my attention!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW3IbwEvR4I

 

DeadAir Dennis Afternoons!

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