It’s Midweek Music Festival Time With Music From Woodstock and Monterey Pop on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

It’s hard to tell what inspires me to do what I do, but I can tell you that I’ve been listening to music since I was a little kid. Before the Beatles gave me my own music, I was listening to my sisters’ music — Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, and others. I remember watching my oldest sister dance on American Bandstand on our old black and white television. That was pretty cool back then.

On Monday, something prompted me to make this day music festival day in honor of Woodstock 1969 and its predecessor, The Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. But there was another festival that nobody seems to have recorded or documented. It was held at Watkins Glen in New York in 1973 and featured three giants: The Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Grateful Dead. It was called The Summer Jam. In fact. the audience at Summer Jam was bigger than Woodstock, with 600,000 people in attendance. The closest we’ve come to finding a decent recording is a soundboard of The Grateful Dead’s performance, which we will feature on this coming Saturday night’s LIVE DEAD feature. At the end of the performance, both The Band and The Allman Brothers Band come up on stage with them.

Woodstock 1969 made music history, and the bands who played there are part of our station’s DNA.

Here’s today’s musical line-up:

11:00 a.m. Music From Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Love and Music, August 15-18, 1969

Today we have four hours of music celebrating the legendary Woodstock festival. In spite of the fact that “Woodstock” has been recreated a few times, there was only one real Woodstock and it happened in 1969. You’ll hear Crosby, Stills & Nash (their first live performance ever), Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Arlo Guthrie, The Band, Joan Baez, Tim Hardin, John Sebastian, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Country Joe & The Fish, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Who and more!

7:00 p.m. Music From The Monterey International Pop Festival, June 16-18, 1967

Truth be told, this is the festival that sparked it all and made Woodstock possible. Large, outdoor festivals had never happened before Monterey. What few people also realize is this is where a guy named Otis Redding was introduced to the music world. You’ll hear The Big O, along with The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Bob Dylan, Scott McKenzie, The Animals (who made a great song called Monterey about this event), Simon & Garfunkel, The Association, The Electric Flag, Booker T & The MGs, and more. Many of these performers would also be at Woodstock 1969.

As we always say, this is a great day to tune us in. But then again, every day is a great day to tune us in because we don’t play music like other radio stations. We are different not only in content, but also in style. See for yourselves.

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Programming for Sunday, August 18, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are in our third day of the Woodstock ’69 celebration. Let’s not forget that we wrap up tomorrow with a Woodstock Watch Party!

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Today we switch up the format just a bit!

10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of The Shelters

Tom Petty was their mentor, their producer, and their friend. Now the Shelters forge ahead determined to be heard.

12:00 p.m.   Under the Influence: Various Artists

Legal, illegal and in beween. Songs about being under the influence of all kinds of stuff.

3:00 p.m.     Wake the Fuck Up, America! with Sarah Freels, Episode 2

In Sarah’s second podcast, she provides some background on the Jeffrey Epstein case.

5:00 p.m.     Deb Della Piana’s Lies, Half-Truths and Omissions, Episode 1

In the inaugural podcast called Christopher Columbus Was No Hero, Deb Della Piana sets the record straight on history.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of The Band

The band also known as ‘Bob Dylan’s backup band’ had a healthy career of their own, making their debut at Woodstock.

Programming for Saturday, August 17, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your scheduled programming for Saturday, August 17!

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10:00 a.m.   We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions With Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen sings the music of Pete Seeger

1:00 p.m.    William Blum: The CIA is a Terrorist Organization

William Blum gave up his state department career after becoming disillusioned with the Viet Nam war. He spent his whole life fighting American imperialism.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Band

Before The Band became ‘The Band’ they were known as ‘Bob Dylan’s backup band.’ One of the greatest backup bands of all time was also one hell of a front band for many years. Undoubtedly one of the best musical acts to find fame after Woodstock.

7:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: Governments Lie

Howard Zinn again speaking the truth about governments.

Programming for Friday, August 16, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables, and welcome to our Woodstock Weekend Extravaganza!

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10:00 a.m.   Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Love & Music

We have over four hours of live music from the original Woodstock festival in honor of its 50th anniversary, featuring artists like Joe Cocker, the Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band.

4:00 p.m.      Martin Luther King’s Opposition to the Viet Nam War

In keeping with the spirit of peace, we listen to MLK on why  he says no to Viet Nam.

7:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young

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Woodstock ’69 marked the debut of a very young band named Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was the beginning of a musical legacy. We celebrate their birth today In the Spotlight.

Programming for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your planned programming for today! It’s David Crosby’s birthday, so today’s special is In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. That will air at 4:00 p.m. EST.

In between, we’ve got about 8,000 songs in the rotation now, adding more daily. Today, we’ll take the station down early again and add more!

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10:00 a.m.   Janis Joplin Live at Winterland 1968

Warming up with Janis as we prepare for our Woodstock weekend!

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: Fascism In the Age of Trump

Like it or not, the only bipartisan program our legislators have is screwing us over. Trump is no savior. He’s no “outsider.” He’s no exception. In fact, he’s exactly the kind of garbage that a dying empire has left to offer.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young

Happy Birthday, David Crosby!

7:00 p.m.    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on the Enslavement of the American Worker

It’s all part of the grand scheme.

Celebrating Woodstock’s 50th in August!

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On August 15-18, 1969, the grand kahuna of outdoor music festivals took place on Max Yazgur’s farm in Bethel, New York. People have been talking about Woodstock ever since. They’ve tried to replicate this event several times since then, but there will always be only one Woodstock…and that’s the original.

On August 15-18, #BecomeUngovernable Radio will celebrate the Woodstock music generation by playing music by all the bands that made Woodstock what it is: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Janis Joplin, to name just a few. It marked the very first time anybody heard Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Join us August 15th to the 18th for three days of peace, love and music on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

(We’ll be giving you more details as the date gets closer!)