Chris Wienk

Afternoon DJ/Program Director

Chris Wienk
Mon-Fri 3-9pm

Chris grew up listening to his dad play the pipe organ. Chris always got into the deep bass notes. As a little boy, Chris could be found dancing in front of tiny, little stereo speakers that were playing old Simon & Garfunkel. To this day, Chris LOVES “The Boxer,” and can often be heard saying “groovy” (as in “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)”).

Chris’ epiphany moment came in the summer of 1975 when he first heard Roxy Music’s “Love is the Drug.” That was the beginning of his quest for music that had such power and emotion.

Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in’ doo-doo,
Feelin’ groovy.

Foxtrot & the Get Down
WEXT

They hopped in two SUV's and drove up from Philadelphia to play a few songs on the radio and talk about their new album, "Roots Too Deep."  Let us introduce you to Foxtrot & the Get Down.

Drive-By Truckers
Artist

The Egg and WEXT Present:

Drive By Truckers

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 7:30 PM

One of the day’s foremost alternative country-rock groups boasting a mix of Southern pride, history, folklore, politics, and character studies, the Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, with story songs backed by sonic ambition and social conscience as displayed on their most recent recording American Band.

DSP Shows and WEXT are proud to present the Man At Work, Colin Hay! He's coming to The Egg Performing Arts Center on August 19th. Tickets will go on sale through Dan Smalls and The Egg Friday, April 14 at 10am. #FierceMercy #ComeTumblingDown

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 14 at 10am at The Egg box office and online.

Tommy Castro
Artist

Tommy Castro and Mike Zito: Six Strings Down

April 26th
Doors 630p | Show 7pm

The Upper Room Albany.  Click here for more details and tickets at their website.  To enter to win tickets, send an email with this link.

Black Violin
Artist

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents:

Black Violin

 

April 20th

Black Violin - a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music!

 

Cabinet
Artist

Join us in welcoming the PA band Cabinet to The Putnam Den in Saratoga.

April 20th

Check out Cabinet for more details and ticket info! Enter to win a pair of tickets for a great night by sending email with this link.

The X-istentials
Artist

April showers gets into the roots of The Local 518 Show to let the music bloom. Tune in Exit 97.7 WEXT at 11pm (and Saturday 6pm) to hear what host Andy Gregory has sprinkled into his playlist - songs by Three Quarter North, C.K. Flach, Lucas Garrett, Dad Djokes, Gordon St., Grassroots Rebels, and Eastern Electric. For the Attic Classic, we head back to when new wave punk was weird & exciting, maybe even dangerous.

Willie Nile album coming soon!
Artist

Willie Nile
The Linda
April 21st

You heard right! Willie Nile is coming to town! He'll be at The Linda (339 Central Avenue, Albany) on Friday, April 21st.  For more details on the stop by their website.

John Pizzarelli Quartet
Artist

John Pizzarelli Quartet

7:30p | Friday, April 21st
Massry Center for the Arts

For details and tickets, visit the Massry Center's website.  Send email to enter to win a pair of tickets to the show.

Hamilton Craig
WEXT

A visit from new Local 518 folk artist, Hamilton Craig where he talks with us about his album "Somebody I Saw In A Dream."  In the conversation, he mentions how he's a fan of Cole Porter and Young Thug.  Find out how rap, pop and traditional folk music have influenced Hamilton.  In addition to a couple of the songs from his album, Hamilton shares a song not on the album.

Tulip Fest 2017
Agency

The City of Albany hosts the 69th Annual Albany Tulip Festival on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 in Washington Park.

Bryan Ferry
Artist

Bryan Ferry

8 P.M. THURSDAY, MARCH 30
Proctors Theatre

Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Artist

3.31.17 @ 7:30pm

Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Their creativity can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

For more info and tickets, visit the Troy Music Hall website.   To enter to win, click here to send an email entry.

The Local 518 Show 1704

Mar 27, 2017

Listen to the Local 518 Show with Andy Gregory. (You may have to refresh your browser for the player to show up.)

Citizen Cope
Danny Clinch/Michael Sterling Eaton

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents An Intimate Solo Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope on Friday, April 21st at 8pm.  Poetry in song with a mix of blues, soul, folk and rock.  Tickets and more at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website.

To enter to win a pair of tickets, click here to send email.

The Bob Dylan 100

Mar 24, 2017

Thanks for helping WEXT start its 10th anniversary year successfully. If you haven't made a contribution yet, you still can. Call 1.800.272.6492 anytime, or click here

For your copy of the Bob Dylan 100, click here

The Cohoes Music Hall presents The Garcia Project - - performing the music of the Jerry Garcia Band, recreating Jerry Garcia Band concerts - - Saturday April Fifteenth at Eight PM. Tickets at the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office or the Palace website

Enter to win tickets by sending an email with this link.

Bryan Thomas
WEXT

Local 518 singer-songwriter, Bryan Thomas (from the Soul Rock Capital of the Universe) brings it with a new session featuring songs from his latest "tiny album," "Songs About Books About Writers."  He even throws in a brand new song - just two days old.  

Francesca Blanchard
WEXT

Vermont singer-songwriter, Francesca Blanchard dropped by to play songs from and talk about her album "Deux Visions." It's a bilingual album from this young French-born singer. She talks about how music became her calling and how the songs came to be.

Hollis Brown
Artist

WEXT Presents:

Hollis Brown wsg Lost Leaders
The Hollow
May 13

Tickets go on sale Friday (3/24) at 10am.
Available through Ticketmaster's website.

Bob Dylan
Michael Ochs Archives

Bob Dylan has won many awards throughout his career including the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, twelve Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award. Much of his most-celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social unrest. As we celebrate the songs of Bob Dylan this week, we’re counting on hearing from you with your financial support. Listener support has made it possible for us to share Breakfast with the Beatles, Dylan at Dusk, Hello Pretty City and other unique musical experiences.

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Artist

The Massry Center for the Arts
March 24th

Dallas singer-songwriter, Matthew Wolcott dropped by to play songs from and talk about his EP "Western Lights."  Soon you can see videos from his session below the full audio of the session. Also see his official video for the song "Western Lights," too.

Bob Dylan "Blonde on Blonde"
Artist

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's "Greatest Hits," which gathered tracks from his first seven albums. Plus, we will celebrate 51 years since the release of "Blonde on Blonde," the release of his 38th album ("Triplicate"), and Bob Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. 

We are not expecting Bob to show up to accept our accolades, but we do hope you will join us as we celebrate all things Bob, from March 17-24. 

Rocky Velvet
Artist

Having a hard time finding a new favorite band? Andy Gregory has a few suggestions for you on The Local 518 Show. Tune in at 11pm tonight (and 6pm Saturday) for Stockade Kids, Mournin Dove, The Parlor, Blue Ranger, Karen M. Caruso, and Kimono Dragons. Always digging for an Attic Classic, and looky here! Got one from the great lost Rocky Velvet album 'Shuckin' the Corn' out on Cacophone Records. There's more than a dozen songs - give a listen to "Can't Stop."

Produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. 

IWD2017
Agency

Helping to make a difference for gender parity, the organizers of International Women's Day work with people, governments and organizations around the world to effect change.  We at WEXT wanted to do our part to highlight the on-going efforts of IWD.

To get your own copy of the list of the 200 Women Who Rock, click here for the PDF.

IWD2017
Agency

A few years ago, WEXT took to the airwaves to celebrate women in music on International Women's Day.  It's been too long, but we're bringing back this special countdown of the 200 Women Who Rock!  Today, March 8th, is #IWD2017. We start the countdown with #200 at 9am with KTG, and don't stop until we get to just ahead of 11pm with Joyce Jackey. IWD information can be found here.

Pandafan
WEXT

The trio from Long Island known as Pandafan dropped by to play some new songs for us, and to talk about their new single called "Selkie's Song."

Beth Bombara
Nate Burrell

Beth Bombara's "Map and No Direction" comes out on March 3rd. We've enjoyed discovering her new song "When I Woke" with you. Now, thanks to Beth, you can listen to the whole album here.

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