Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Still in the Holiday spirit.....?

So are we! The Vinyl Christmas continues all day on December 26, then we'll still play chunks of Christmas music until December 30. We want to let you down easily.  Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Merry Christmas, From Vinyl Voyage Radio

Enjoy our 6th Annual Vinyl Christmas! Christmas just like you remember. All on vinyl.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The FS Detention Club Holiday Show is Here!

Sunday: GMT: 7pm | Chicago: 1pm | Toronto/New York: 2pm | Los Angeles: 11am | Honolulu: 9am | Rio de Janeiro: 5pm | London: 7pm | Paris/Berlin/Johannesburg: 8pm | Tel Aviv: 9pm | Istanbul: 10pm |New Delhi: 12:30am (Monday) | Tokyo: 4am (Monday) | Sydney: 6am (Monday)

Monday: GMT: 2am | Chicago: 8pm | Toronto/New York: 9pm | Los Angeles: 6am | Honolulu: 4pm | Rio de Janeiro: 12am | London: 2am (Tuesday) | Paris/Berlin/Johannesburg: 3am (Tuesday) | Tel Aviv: 4am (Tuesday) | Istanbul: 5am (Tuesday) | New Delhi: 7:30am (Tuesday) | Tokyo: 11am (Tuesday) | Sydney: 1pm (Tuesday)

Wednesday: GMT: 10am | Chicago: 4am | Toronto/New York: 5am | Los Angeles: 2am | Honolulu: 12am | Rio de Janeiro: 8am | London: 10am | Paris/Berlin/Johannesburg: 11am | Tel Aviv: 12pm | Istanbul: 1pm | New Delhi: 3:30am | Tokyo: 7pm | Sydney: 9pm

Saturday: GMT: 4pm | Chicago: 10am | Toronto/New York: 11am | Los Angeles: 8am | Honolulu: 6am | Rio de Janeiro: 2pm | London: 4pm | Paris/Berlin: 5pm | Tel Aviv: 6pm | Istanbul: 7pm | New Delhi: 9:30pm | Tokyo: 1am | Sydney: 3am

Sunday, December 2, 2018

New Music December

We have nearly 150 new tracks streaming this month on Vinyl Voyage Radio. Some of them are holiday tracks, because it is that time of the year, you know. Extra doses of New Music all day Thursdays!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy First Nation Thanksgiving

We have added a lot of new music for this year’s First Nation Thanksgiving. The holiday, celebrated in the U.S. in November and in Canada in October, is a complicated one, especially for indigenous peoples. Originally an indigenous holiday, Thanksgiving has come to mean different things to different people. To honor the indigenous origins of Thanksgiving, we will be streaming music from Canadian and American First Nation artists on November 22 from 12pm -12am. 

Many of these artists won awards at this year's Native American Music Awards.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Roy Clarke on this Week's Song of the Week

In honor of the passing of the great Roy Clark, we are playing his classic, "Yesterday, When I Was Young," the title track from his 1969 release. The album is in its original shrink-wrap with the price tag from K-Mart.  10am and 10pm Central - then, throughout the week.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Third Annual First Nation Thanksgiving

As a history teacher, I believe that history matters. Thanksgiving is a complicated event in the history of the United States. The first Thanksgiving that offered hope and an example of what could be, gave way to war, genocide, and the destruction of culture all across North America.

That trend continues to this day, especially in light of the effort in North Dakota and other states to disenfranchise Native people.

We should, on Thanksgiving Day, acknowledge this history. For this purpose, we will offer a mix of music on Thanksgiving that features hundreds of First Nation artists and musicians. Many of these artists have been honored at the Native American Music Awards. It is our way to acknowledge that Thanksgiving is complicated and we should recognize those who were here before European exploration and the devastating results of conquest.  Many in the First Nation community do not see this as a day of Thanksgiving, so we offer the music as a means to reflect on this fact and to be part of this consciousness.

Plus, First Nation music is worth listening to.  So, tune in starting at 12pm on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Adventures in Vinyl Retro Repeat Month!

That's right- we are going RANDOM this month on Adventures in Vinyl. A different K-Tel album on EVERY episode of AiV! You'll never know what you'll hear.

The FS Detention Club, S1E1 Rebroadcast

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween on Vinyl Voyage Radio

Halloween on Vinyl Voyage Radio is better than ever. The fun begins at 1pm, Central when we switch over to our Halloween playlist.

The Haunted Mansion in Story and Song at 3pm

This Disney release is from 1969 and features the voice of Ron Howard. Great nostalgic Halloween treat!

The Astounding Pumpkin Monster at 4pm and 9pm

This is the 2018 special Halloween mix by JB from, featuring the Beatles, Frank Zappa, Jan and Dean and many more!

Color Me Pumpkin Orange at 11pm

This is the 2017 mix by JB.  This mix has it all: Scary songs and wonderful trailers from horror movies!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Next on the FS Detention Club - Go Travelin' With Sinatra

Coming Saturday on the FS Detention Club - Go traveling with Sinatra, as we feature songs about places. We’ll stop off in London, Paris, Berlin, Chicago, San Francisco and, of course, New York. Plus, a look at the 60th anniversary release of “Sinatra Sings Only for the Lonely.” 10am Central on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

GMT: 3pm/New York:11am/Los Angeles:8am/ Honolulu:5am/ Rio:12p/ London:4pm/ Paris/5pm/ Istanbul:6pm/ New Delhi:8:30pm/ Tokyo:12am, Sun/ Sydney:2am, Sun

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

TONIGHT - The Premiere of The Astounding Pumpkin Monster!

TONIGHT! The premiere of The Astounding Pumpkin Monster! This year’s special Halloween mix from JB features music from Frank Zappa, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, Tom Lehrer, Jan & Dean and many more!

7pm Central (October 17) 

That’s 12am GMT/ New York: 8pm/ Los Angeles: 5pm/ Honolulu: 2pm/ Brazil: 9pm/ London: 1am Thurs/ Paris: 2am Thurs/ Istanbul: 3am Thurs/ Tokyo:9am Thurs/ Sydney: 10am Thurs

The Song of the Week - "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Astounding Pumpkin Monster!

Back by popular demand! JB, from F-This Movie has created another Halloween mix, and we are delighted to be bringing it to you again this Halloween. This year's mix is called The Astounding Pumpkin Monster, and features songs from Frank Zappa, Pearl Jam, Tom Lehrer, The Beatles and many more.

Tune in on Wednesday night at 7pm (October 17) to hear this collection of Halloween tunes!

That's 12am GMT/ New York: 8pm/ Los Angeles: 5pm/ Honolulu: 2pm/ Brazil: 9pm/ London: 1am Thurs/ Paris: 2am Thurs/ Istanbul: 3am Thurs/ Tokyo:9am Thurs/ Sydney: 10am Thurs

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Song of the Week - A Tribute to Marty Balin

On September 27, 2018, the founder of Jefferson Airplane, Marty Balin, passed away. We are going back to 1966 for this one--the first single from Jefferson Airplane, "It's No Secret." Written and sung by Marty Balin.

The Song of the Week can be heard every Wednesday at 10am and 10pm (Central) - and repeats throughout the week.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The FS Detention Club

The new Vinyl Voyage Show, the FS Detention Club, premiered on October 6, 2018 - Two hours of the music of Frank Sinatra and friends, LIVE every Saturday morning at 10am, Central.

You can catch repeat broadcasts each week at the following times.

Check out the website for the show at

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New Music Jukebox, October Edition

We've got another edition of New Music Jukebox! Catch the premiere, Thursday night at 8pm, Central.

This episode will rebroadcast at the following times (central)

October 11, 9am
October 18, 3am
October 25, 2pm

Thursday, September 6, 2018

New Music Jukebox for September

Join us TONIGHT for New Music Jukebox, featuring 10 (No, actually 11) new tracks  that are streaming this month on Vinyl Voyage Radio. New Music Jukebox for September premieres TONIGHT at 8pm, Central.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Next on Blue Suede Connection - Elvis in MSG

This month on Adventures in Vinyl - A K-Tel Classic from 1976!

We are taking the K-Tel time machine back to 1976 for Dance Machine!  This album features some of the best disco hits from 1974-1976. Tune in at 12:30 pm (Central) on September 1 for a live broadcast!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"Brass in Pocket" - The Next Song of the Week

Although it was a song that Chrissie Hynde hated, it was a hit and put The Pretenders on the map. Listen to the Song fo the Week on Wednesday, 10 am and 10pm, Central.

Check out the video. This was the 7th video ever shown on MTV.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Next on BSC - Elvis in Vegas!

Aretha: A Celebration Rebroadcast Schedule

If you missed Aretha: A Celebration, you can catch it at the following times, Central. Check out the major time zone chart for your city below.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Aretha: A Celebration TONIGHT 8pm Central

The show can be heard at the following times, central.

Premiere:  August 17 - 8pm

Repeat broadcasts:

Saturday, August 18 - 3 am
Sunday, August 19 - 1pm
Tuesday, August 21 - 6pm
Wednesday, August 22 - 9am and 9pm

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Last Two Episodes of AiV are available now ON DEMAND

We are now up-to-date in posting AiV to Mixcloud. Here are the last two episodes, including the current show featuring "Denim" from 1981!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Coming Soon - The Frank Sinatra Detention Club

This show has been 28 years in the making. When I first started teaching, I created the Frank Sinatra Detention Club and played "Ol' Blue Eyes" to students when I had to give them a detention. This was not punishment, but a way to make detention more enjoyable for me and perhaps get some kids to appreciate the music of this American legend.

Now, The Frank Sinatra Detention Club is coming to Vinyl Voyage Radio. This show, streaming live every week starting October 7, will feature nearly two hours of music from Frank Sinatra and Friends. It will also include trivia, movie clips and "Extra Credit Frank Sinatra Questions" - the same ones I have been putting on all on my tests for the last 28 years!

Check out the official Frank Sinatra Detention Club website.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Song of the Week - Little Anthony and the Imperials

The Song of the Week premieres at 10am (central) every Wednesday. It then repeats at 10pm and throughout the week.

Little Anthong and the Imperials still make appearances. Check out the schedule at their official website. Here is a concert of theirs from 2017.

Listen to "Hurt So Bad" played on original vinyl.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Song of the Week - "Eminence Front" by the Who

Listen to this one in headphones!

The Song of the Week premieres every Wednesday at 10am, Central,. It repeats at 10pm and then throughout the week.

Or, listen to it now on original vinyl.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

New Music Jukebox - Coming Your Way this August!

The new episode of New Music Jukebox is just what you need for the hot month of August!

New Music Jukebox can be heard at the following times, Central. Click on the link to convert the time to your correct zone!

August 2         8pm
August 9         9am
August 16       3am
August 23       2pm
August 30      10pm

On this episode, we will be featuring the following artists:

The West Coast Feed
The Sea The Sea
The Motions
Subways on the Sun
Gareth Inkster
Jake Koelzer
Esther Moore
Moscow Apartment
Nora Self

We will have over 120 new tracks streaming this month, this is just a sampling of the best of the best!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

New Music for August!

I've spent the last couple of weeks listening to some new music recently released and hand-selected several albums and artists to highlight in August. Click on the links below to learn more about these artists.

Cory Feigen
Esther Moore
The Sea The Sea
Gareth Inkster
Jake Koelzer
Matt Mays
Matthew Ryan
Nate Burgoyne
Mikaela Davis
Moscow Apartment
Natalie Capes
Subways on the Sun
Nora Self
Pamela White
The Devil Makes Three
Shepard Tone
The Chestertons
The Motions
The West Coast Feed

BSC - Elvis Soul

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Song of the Week - Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers"

The Song of the Week premieres at 10am Central and repeats at 10pm Central, Wednesday.

Or, listen to it now on original vinyl.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Song of the Week - "Dog & Butterfly" By Heart

The Song of the Week premieres on Wednesday, 10am and 10pm, Central.

Or, listen to it now, played on original vinyl.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Vinyl Albums for Sale!

We are beginning to clean out our library. Check out these vinyl albums we are selling this month on Ebay. They are being sold under the name vinylvoyagerecords.

1) Lot of Two Journey Albums: "Evolution"(VG)  and "Frontiers" (VG)
2) "Voices of Liberty" a 1984 EPCOT Center album of patriotic songs. (NM)
3) Mystic Moods Orchestra-"One Stormy Night" with "naughty" album sleeve (VG+)
4) Joan Baez-"Diamonds and Rust" 1980 Half Speed Mastered Audiophile edition (VG+)
5) Vivaldi - "The Four Seasons" conducted by Trevor Pinnock (NM)
6) The Beatles - "The White Album" 1978 Special Edition on white vinyl (VG+)
7) Jethro Tull lot of 4 albums: "Living in the Past" (VG), "Thick as a Brick" (VG), "Stand Up" (VG+), "M.U. - The Best of Jethro Tull" (VG+)

Next on BSC - Elvis songs selected by listeners!

Next on Blue Suede Connection, Dan and TL play songs selected by their listeners. Not to be missed. This episode streams at 3pm Saturday and repeats at 3am Sunday (all times Central)

More information about Blue Suede Connection can be found at their website:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: "Tales From PA 6" by Tom Flannery and Bret Alexander

One of the new albums we are featuring this month is Tales From PA 6, by Tom Flannery and Bret Alexander.

Back in 2016, the duo released their first venture together, Dupont Back Porches. That album was spontaneous, quickly produced and recorded. It was raw, emotional and actually felt as if it were recorded on a porch and you were there for the making of it.

Tales From PA 6 sounds different. It is more polished. It is more thoughtful. It feels like these two have been playing together for years, actually. Their voices compliment each other and nicely underscore the stories they tell.

The title of the album is a reference to a road running through northeastern Pennsylvania, where they both live. The idea was to construct an album telling stories that may have occurred along that road. I have never been on that road, as far as I know. I have only been to the region once. But location does not matter here. We all have roads like this running near our homes, all pointed in the same direction.

The stories they tell are universal and articulate; powerful ruminations on life, family, love and death.  Working class values run deeply in each track, and the current political climate boils ever so slightly under the surface and actually explodes full-force in the last track, entitled "A Greater Generation." This track was inspired by the students from Parkland, forcing the nation to confront some ugly truths about life in America. "A greater generation waits," they sing. "To kick these bastards out."

That song is a powerful, hopeful reminder that where we are now is not necessarily where we will end up. It is a great bookend to an album that begins with the somber, but emotionally charged anthem "I Ain't Gonna Grow Old in this Place Anymore."

Spin the bottle..wiffle ball...catching fireflies 
while Daddy takes a powder and never says goodbye 
Ten jobs in 4 years and the bank closing in 
just a picture in a scrap-book now...a casualty of sin 
My mother working double shifts out at the Wal-Mart store 
well I ain't gonna grow old in this place anymore 

In between those two songs are stories about people and families you may have met along your road. "Amantha Ray" tells the story of someone who got up and left, leaving friends and lovers, "looking for something and ain't found it yet."  Likewise, "Morning Eyes" tells the story of someone wanting to leave, but can't:

When the head says run and the heart says stay 
it's time to find a bottle and look the other way 
Gotta burn it down to save it….toss the embers in the air 
Act like all this is normal….and like we do not care  

"As Good a Choice as Anyone" is about taking chances and not giving up, no matter how easy that choice would be:

You want to scream but it doesn’t make sense 
To waste your words in your own defense 
And you’re told to embrace the thing you hate 
Because good things come to those who wait 

Don’t give up 
A change is gonna come 
Don’t give up 
I can feel it rustling in the wind 
Take my hand 
We’ll go wandering through the dark 
We’re as good a choice as anyone 
To find the light again 

One of my favorite tracks is "Rolling On," again featuring both Flannery and Alexander, belting out an alternating chorus about "growing up" and "growing old" and featuring a plethora of characters who are familiar to each and everyone one of us; again highlighting the universal nature of these stories:

Every other Christmas / you try to make it home 
Trying to recognize the faces / that they send you on their phones 
Heads hung heavy / in the morning light 
The same empty bottles / and the same old fight 
Uber to the airport / and you fall into the bar 
Wondering how you managed / to even get this far 
All their eyes like slits / only open on a dare 
Looking for their love / not their thoughts and prayers 
But you’re rolling on...rolling in / Chasing away the childhood sin 
Growing up growing old / Tired of doing what you’re told

Tales from PA 6 is an exceptional album of rock-driven acoustic story-telling  It is clear that music is a passion that consumes them both. As a result, the songs in Tales from PA 6  are thoughtful, mature and empathetic stories that have a familiarity that rings true no matter what road you are on.


You can listen to the whole album below and purchase it here by naming your own price.