Album of the Week

With a rotating cast of hosts and in-depth exploration of entire albums, Album of the Week brings a fantastically fun hour to the airwaves.

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Steve Cropper, Fire It Up is the Album Of The Week.

Steven Lee Cropper, Album of the week plays his 2021 new release "Fire It Up" Hosted by Pieter Pastoor of Listening Lyrics

Steve Cropper is an American guitarist, songwriter, arranger and producer, born 21 October 1941 near Dora, Missouri.

Founding member of both The Mar-Keys (originally named The Royal Spades) in the late 1950s, and Stax' in-house band Booker T & The MG's in the early 1960s. Was successfully active for the label as an A&R manager, musician, one-time solo artist, engineer, producer and songwriter, co-writing classic songs such as Knock On Wood, The Dock Of The Bay and In the Midnight Hour.

Album of the Week, April 14, 2021: Live from Lockdown with Rita Hosking and Sean Feder

On Jan. 29, 2021, The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley hosted Rita Hosking and Sean Feder for a livestream concert. Soon after receiving the audio tracks, they, with Conrad Sisk and Steve O'Neill, released the concert as “Live from Lockdown," available as a CD or download. Their daughters, Hava Feder and Kora Feder, illustrated and designed the album cover.

Rita's father, originally from the mountains in Northern California, worked the night shift at a sawmill as a part of the area’s logging industry. Her great-grandfather, from Cornwall, England, was an underground gold miner in the region. The stories of her family and upbringing find their way into Rita’s songs on this album.

Album of the Week: Oingo Boingo: Dead Man's Party

"Just Another Day" was featured as the opening theme for the 1985 film That Was Then... This Is Now. It also appears in season 2, episode 1 of the Netflix series

Stranger Things where it underscores Hopper's introduction scene, though somewhat anachronistically, as the episode takes place on October 28, 1984, a full year before the actual release date of the Dead Man's Party album.

The title track appears in the 1986 film Back to School, wherein the band performs the song live at a party.[2] It also appeared in the Chuck television series, in the episode "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock".

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I played the Islands new album Islomania on Dec 1 @ 4pm.

Submitted by Alison B on Wed, 12/01/2021 - 6:44pm

Figured I'd make a list...

Neutral Milk Hotel ~ In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

LCD Soundsystem ~ Sound of Silver

The Strokes ~ Room on Fire

Asobi Seksu ~ Citrus

Radiohead ~ Kid A



Submitted by Danny on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:43pm

On a lark, I landed on your station this evening. Can you please tell me the name of the group featured in your Album of the Week this evening? They were AMAZING!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 7:40pm

So sorry, but we have no idea what featured on May 8th! There was a last minute DJ change and we think something was played that was archived... it might perhaps have been the initial AotW episode, which was Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

If that wasn't it, reply again and we can maybe try harder to figure it out!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:33pm

In compliance with FCC regs, we will not be streaming episodes of AotW.

Please tune in live or check out the albums on your own and thank us later.

Submitted by Danny on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 3:09pm

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