November 22nd, 2013
Welcome back to bear999.com – it’s been a few weeks of hell behind
the scenes at the radio station, with computers failing and new equipment
placed into service, with a pretty tough learning curve. Things seem to be
calming down a bit, so let me post three pieces of genius before the next
disaster breaks out (just kidding! – no, I’m really not…)
Here’s Mike’s new tv spot – he buys golf clubs…
Next, it’s Taylor Swift, stopping her love affair with dubstep long enough to
provide us with this beautiful bluegrass-flavored rendition of her latest hit…
No, that’s that damn Mike….here’s Taylor…
And to complete our three-fer, two of the best Americana discs ever have just been
re-released – from the St. Louis-based band, the Bottle Rockets. Contemporaries of
Uncle Tupelo (the explosive mix of singer/songwriters Jeff Tweedy, who later founded Wilco,
and Jay Farrar, who founded Son Volt), the Bottle Rockets have been ignored for far
too long. Their first disc, released on a small, local label, and their second “The
Brooklyn Side”, long unavailable, can be purchased all over the web – you are advised
to do so without delay.
A track from that second disc…
Back with more soon – if everything doesn’t go down the tubes again…
October 24th, 2013
A lot has happened to our friend Bonnie Bishop since she appeared live at
Avenue 209 in Lock Haven last December – one of her songs won a Grammy, Bonnie
Raitt couldn’t stop talking about her talent to Craig Ferguson, David Letterman
and Jay Leno, and her latest disc sold really well(available at bonniebishop.com)
Now one of her songs was featured on the ABC TV series “Nashville” this past
Wednesday, and Bonnie made a video to celebrate, and sent it to us….enjoy!
October 2nd, 2013
Eric (leader of our favorite band, Last Train Home) appears here with his
sometime partner Peter Cooper and classic country royalty Marty Stuart,
Mac Wiseman and Duane Eddy(!) for a re-do of the Tom T. Hall song “Mad”.
September 10th, 2013
Great new country-fied disc released today by Sheryl Crow – here are
three of her new songs from “Feels Like Home” performed with her full
band live in the studio…
September 4th, 2013
Because they were so great at the Bear Bash….
August 30th, 2013
Twenty years – almost a generation! As always, we celebrate your allegiance to us with
a day-long event this Sunday at the foot of Water Street in Lock Haven that includes
lots of chances to win free prizes, brand new Bear Wear and local talent on stage @
12:15 with Brian Barckley’s Bear-e-oke (call 769-2327 to sign up – or meet us in front
of the stage @ noon).
But the focus of Bear Bash 20 is (as always) the music – and this year we celebrate
with a great line-up:
11:30 am – Dancin’ Boots (our dance troupe)
12-12:15 pm – prize giveaways
12:15-1:30 pm – Brian Barckley / Discmasters DJ – Bear-e-oke!
1:30 pm – prize giveaways
1:45-2:15 pm – potential American Idol contestant Francesca Venezia
2:15-2:30 pm prize giveaways
2:30-3:15 pm – Diva DuJour
3:15-3:30 pm prize giveaways
3:30-4:15 pm – Rural Route
4:15-4:30 pm prize giveaways
4:30-5:30 pm Biscuit Jam
5:30-5:45 pm prize giveaways
5:45-6:45 pm Pure Grain
6:45-7 pm prize giveaways
7-8:45 pm Dallas Moore Band
8:45-9 pm prize giveaways
9-10 pm Ridin’ Shotgun
See you Sunday at the 20th Bear Bash at the Lock Haven Labor Day Regatta!
August 7th, 2013
For live play-by-play for Lock Haven University Bald Eagle and Central
Mountain Wildcat football this fall, depend on the Bear!
Every game, home and away, LIVE.
Hear every play, every game on WQBR, starting Friday night!
If you live out of the area, look on this page for a link to the live stream of the game….
More details, including schedules for both teams, is part of the August
edition of “Good News” magazine now available at over 200 locations
in Clinton, Centre and Lycoming Counties.
OR – read “Good News” online – just click the “Good News” logo on
July 22nd, 2013
All Americana since her first disc too many years ago, Kim Richey still
perseveres – and this is the title track of her best disc in years…
July 11th, 2013
It’s our next Cutting Edge Concert…see these southern rock dynamos in a
special acoustic appearance at Avenue 209 Coffeehouse in Lock Haven Tuesday
evening starting at 7…brought to you by WQBR/the Bear! A good time is guaranteed…
June 27th, 2013
They’re nothing but fun – from the new disc “Annie Up”…