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.

Art in The Park

Jun 9, 2016
Art In The Park

Art in the Park is two separate days of fine art in Saratoga Springs' historic downtown Congress Park, curated and presented by Saratoga Arts. Each exhibition features artists from the greater Saratoga and Capital regions, displaying and selling their original two- and three-dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional art in a beautiful park setting. Artists will be on hand to discuss their drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, print-making, and work in other media.

Happy Birthday WEXT!

Jun 7, 2016
The Tallest Man on Earth

The Tallest Man on EarthSunday, July 3 • 7:30pm • $28, $32, $38

Part of the Rhythm International Series

Circus: YOL
Marquise Productions

Marquise Productions presents a new Circus Tour: YOL

YOL, which means “road” or “way” in Turkish, tells the story of one girl on a mystical journey, exploring a path formed by her own curiosity and imagination. Interacting with the supernatural and mysterious aspects of her own mind, she undergoes her own evolution as both storyteller and observer. A story told through a mix between a new form of circus and theatre, YOL explores what our beliefs say about us and the possibility of returning to a childlike wonder about the world around us.

Visit Darling Valley

Jun 4, 2016
Darling Valley

Darling Valley announce "Crooked Orchards"

That's right! The four in Darling Valley are thrilled to bring you the details of their brand new record which is coming out June 24th on Sounds and Tones Records! 

New Shiny Things

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by The Figgs, Belle-Skinner, The Matchstick Architects, Eastbound Jesus, The Penny Jar, Tim Olsen Band, and Party Of Three. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from the 1982 debut single by New Shiny Things, a collaboration between Billy Harrigan and Sara Ayers.

ARC Raised on Social Posture

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by Small Town Glow (formerly Gusto), Eric Margan, Jason Martin, Hasty Page, The LateShift, and Lost Radio Rounders PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from 'Raised on Social Posture' by ARC - proclaimed by Metroland (#RIP) as best in 2001. 

The City of Albany

DadFest 2016

The City of Albany and Exit 97.7, WEXT present DadFest, a free Father’s Day celebration on Sunday, June 19 at Washington Park.

Catch live music from Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools, Bryan Thomas and The Bondville Boys

As we celebrate Bob Dylan's Diamond Jubilee, enjoy The Bob Dylan 100. Follow along on our playlist as you stream on the radio, online or with one of our apps. We start the 100 Bob Dylan at 10am on Tuesday, May 24. 

Happy 75th birthday, Bob Dylan! Click here for your own copy of the full Bob Dylan 100.

Attic Classic

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by The Erotics, Chris Itani & The Hard Luck Souls, MaryLeigh Roohan, MIRK, Matt Maguire, and Otter. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ by Style Martly (before they became Martly, then Starcode).

The Tang/Michael Janairo

Here's a note from our Local 518 DJ, Andy Gregory:

Happy #518 Day!

Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive

with special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
May 28th at Ommegang Brewery

Sean Rowe

Our good friend Sean Rowe dropped by the studio to announce plans for a new Kickstarter campaign.  Congratulations! Great job, Sean.

Alive at Five 2016

May 16, 2016
Alive at 5
The City of Albany

Alive at Five at a new location for this year as they fix up Jennings Landing.

The City of Albany and Exit 97.7 present the 27th Annual Alive at Five Concert Series! For 2016, these free Thursday evening concerts take place all summer long on Broadway at Tricentennial Park in Downtown Albany from 5 to 8pm.

Thursday, June 9 features Grammy-winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and New Orleans musical legend Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, with special guests Jocamo.

JD Simo

Blues rock guitarist, JD Simo slipped out of his rockin' trio to play an acoustic set at WEXT before he headed down to play at The Hangar.

The Milk Carton Kids

May 19, 2016
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The Milk Carton Kids


Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6p) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by The Black Ships, Sandy McKnight, Cosby Gibson, The Lustre Kings, Dyer Switch Band, and Huxtable Christensen & Hood. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ deep cut by Blotto.

Rhett Tyler

Join the benefit for Rhett Tyler.
We were recently told that Rhett suffered a stroke and has had a challenging time recovering.  He has been there for us with his music, generosity, and presence.  Let’s show him some love!!!

Saturday June 4th 2pm-???

Featuring performances from:
Heavenly Echoes, JV & The Cutters, & more!!!
Get to the Flightline Pub for awesome music, and a rockin' good time! TJ's Flightline Pub at 20 Saratoga Road, Scotia, NY  12302 (phone number:  518-399-8401).

Super 400

In 1996, Kenny and Joe were approached by Lori looking to recruit members for a band she wanted to have. Kenny blew her off. Thankfully, that was not the end of the story. 

Each week, Josh Norek and Ernesto Lechner bring us an hour of great Latin Alternative Music (Saturdays at 8pm) with The Latin Alternative.  Missed this past week's show? You can hear it online with the PRX player.

Summer: All Week Long!

May 9, 2016
Beach Boys Endless Summer album cover (1974)

A Week of Summer Songs!

Get ready to spend a week with us as we celebrate those great songs of summer. Sure we'll have tons of Beach Boys songs, but it won't stop there.  In fact, we'll have two countdowns, one at the beginning of the week and one at the end of the week (June 10-17).