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Listen to WEXT on your phone!

We’ve just updated our iPhone App with some really great features, and it works on iPad, too!  Plus, a brand new Android App is here!!!

iTunes App

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Tangled Up In Dylan

Tangled Up In Dylan

Today is our final day of “Tangled Up In Dylan.” Thanks for joining us. If you can make a contribution, that would be great!  We’ll be playing all kinds of great songs from Bob Dylan, and covers of his songs by a wide range of artists. Each hour, you’ll hear a great set of Bob’s songs.

Today (10/24) is the last day of our pledge drive, and we will play the Bob Dylan 100 list that listeners have helped create.  Thanks for making your contribution here.

Keep reading for more info on our Tangled Up In Dylan week.

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Cuddle Magic

Cuddle Magic Play Universal Preservation Hall

Cuddle Magic

A Night with Cuddle Magic and Special Guests Toy Pianist Phyllis Chen and Author Rick Moody.

Universal Preservation Hall is pleased to announce the third performance in their first annual, LIVE Music Series.

OCTOBER 26th, 2014 AT 7:30pm

Keep reading for more information, and your chance to win tickets.

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Ray LaMontagne at The Palace Theatre

Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne
The Palace Theatre
wsg Belle Brigade

Sunday, November 9

Tickets on sale now. More info at: The Palace Theatre.

First Night Saratoga 2015

First Night Saratoga 2015

First Night Saratoga 2015


On the WEXT Stage a great line up of Local 518 talent thanks to JetPackPromotions.

11PM – Nat Osborn Band
10PM – The Orange
9PM – Bear Grass
8PM – Great Mutations
7PM – Beaked Whale
6PM – Olivia Quillio

We’re also helping present Indie Fest, featuring up-and-coming local bands Rebel Darling (roots and blues), Party Boat (surf pop) and Gusto (pop-punk)

More information about First Night Saratoga 2015 is at the Saratoga Arts website. To get your buttons, go straight to here.

Rockapella at Proctors

Rockapella Takes Over Proctors

Rockapella at Proctors

October 30th at Proctors Theatre

Rockapella has provided a funky, powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans, and managed to keep it all fresh along the way. With buckets of catchy original songs, and contemporary revisions of Motown, pop, and soul classics, this group has always been the one to watch.

Often imitated, never duplicated – Rockapella! For more information, visit Proctors’ website.

Primus & The Chocolate Factory

WEXT Welcomes Primus to The Palace Theatre


Friday, October 24 2014
7:00 PM Door | 8:00 PM Show

The Palace Theater 19 Clinton Ave
Albany, NY 12207

Tommy the Cat.” “John the Fisherman.” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver.” “My Name is Mud.” “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Yessiree, Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990′s. And now, the definitive Primus line-up – singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander – is back together and planning on getting the worldwide masses bobbing up and down in unison once more.


Morning Post Ashley Sofia

The Morning Post: Ashley Sofia

Morning Post Ashley Sofia

Amazing Radio feature “The Morning Post” where Chris Wienk highlighted Ashley Sofia.

Our very own Chris Wienk introducing the UK Amazing Radio listeners to Local 518 Ashley Sofia.

Amazing Radio: The Morning Post

Morning Post 13: Sean Rowe

Amazing Radio: The Morning Post

Amazing Radio’s The Morning Post #13 featuring Sean Rowe’s “Madman.”

Chris Wienk’s choice of Sean Rowe was featured on The Morning Post on July 9th on Britain’s Amazing Radio with Chris Martin (not that Chris Martin).

Each week, our friends at the IMC hook up one of us US DJ’s with Chris Martin of Amazing Radio’s Amazing Breakfast show. The weekly feature is The Morning Post. Morning Post #13 was from our very own Chris Wienk, and as his choice of groovy up and coming artists from the US, Chris chose Sean Rowe. Take a listen.

WEXT’s 2014 Local 518 Calendar


WEXT’s 2014 Local 518 Calendar is here!

Support independent publishing: Buy this calendar on Lulu.

Each month features a beautiful scene, artfully taken by Julia Zave and her team featuring Sean Rowe, Olivia Quillio, Eastbound Jesus, Charlie Watts Riots, Molly Durnin, Rosary Beard, MR Poulopoulos, Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Stellar Young, Ashley Sofia, Sgt Dunbar & The Hobo Banned, and MaryLeigh Roohan.

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