Apr 11, 2013 to May 23, 2013
The Rock On The Range music festival was May 17th to 19th in Columbus, OH and All Access Rock Editor Ken Anthony was there to enjoy the Rock as well as the bands and industry folks who attended. Here's a sampling of some of the highlights from the weekend.
PICTURED AT LEFT, from Left To Right: Former KZND/Anchorage PD Jon "Fat Guy" Marte, KDOT/Reno OM/PD Jave Patterson, Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor, Roadrunner VP/Rock Promotion Mark Abramson, and All Access Rock Editor Ken Anthony enjoy a moment after KDOT/Reno interviewed Taylor before the band hit the Main Stage on Saturday May 18th.
PICTURED AT RIGHT, from Left To Right (Top Row): KDOT/Reno OM/PD Jave Patterson, WWBN/Flint, MI MD Maggie Meadows, KICT/Wichita OM/PD Johnny Maze and (Bottom Row L-R) All Access Rock Editor Ken Anthony and WCPR/Biloxi, MS MD Scot Fox have a smokin' time at the Rock On The Range hospitality area on Saturday May 18th.
The biggest one day rock festival in North America, KQRC/Kansas City's ROCKFEST was Saturday May 11th. One of the hot new Rock bands Heaven's Basement worked all day tirelessly - the crowd, the industry, and executed an amazing social media fan engagement strategy.
Pictured Left To Right: Heaven's Basement Lead Singer Aaron Buchanan and ROCKFEST Host and KQRC Morning icon Johnny Dare.
Wind-up Records were proud to present British Rockers Young Guns with plaques to commemorate their #1 Rock single "Bones" at Roseland Ballroom in New York City before their show on April 30, 2013.
Pictured Left To Right: Gustav Wood (Vocals), Simon Mitchell (Bass), Ed Vetri (Wind-up Records President and Chief Executive Officer), Fraser Taylor (Guitar), Mike Mongillo (Wind-up Records VP Product Management/International), John Taylor (Guitar), Drew Hauser (Wind-up Records SVP Promotion), Ben Jolliffe (Drums), Andrew Snape (Raw Power Management), Lorraine Caruso (Wind-up Records Senior Director Promotion), Alan Galbraith (Wind-up Records General Manager), Craig Jennings (CEO, Raw Power Management).
Since the Navy’s Blue Angels precision flight squad has cancelled their 2013 Air Show schedule due to the sequester, two of the pilots recently did a guest DJ stint with APD/MD/Afternoon Host Mark the Shark on Active Rock WTKX (TK 101)/Pensacola. “Since they can’t be in the air, they were on the air” was the mantra from TK 101. With Pensacola being the home base of the Blue Angels, Pensacola locals were disappointed that they were forced to cancel their season, which includes an annual summer show on Pensacola Beach and the homecoming show in November.
With free time on their hands after their guest DJ appearance, the Angels asked if they could do anything else. WTKX obliged and the photo shows the Blue Angels hard at work polishing up the TK 101 van. Pictured L to R: Blue Angels Lt. Cmdr. Hintz and Lt. Chamberlain.