Famous Firsts #Happens On Monday

July 1st, 2024

Happy Monday! Hope you had an amazin’ weekend! Can you believe it’s July? 

We kickoff the first day of the week with Justin Cousart from WOKV-HD2 (X99.5)/Jacksonville sharing Famous Firsts. Fun stuff!

Hozier “Too Sweet” moves to #1 this week on the Alternative chart. Congrats to Lisa Sonkin & The Columbia team! Remarkably, it was almost 10 years ago that his first breakthrough single “Take Me To Church” made its debut on the Alternative chart and eventually ascended to #1.

Cage The Elephant “Rainbow” is the #1 Most Picked song this week on New Music Discovery Picks. Alternative programmers are buzzing about the follow up single, which debuts on the Alternative chart this week. The band’s 47-date tour is underway.

Congrats to Donny Fandango from KPNT (105.7 The Point)/St. Louis on raising $44,030 from the 14th Annual Donny Fandango 28-Hour Radiothon last week (6/27-6/28) to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis

Dave Levora from KQCJ (Planet 93.9)/Quad Cities checks in with news on a clever new specialty show, “Planet 93.9’s Raccoon Motel Front Desk.” More news from the midwest… The Greg Beharrell Show joins the lineup at Chicagoland’s Classic Alternative WERV 95.9 The River/Aurora, IL beginning tonight. Find out more in The Latest Alternative News.

The initial lineup has been announced for Punk In The Park Orlando. Smallpools announce a new album via Nettwerk. Get the 411 in Alternative Music Info.

KKDO (ALT 94.7)/Sacramento had Michael Marcagi play at Concerts In The Park in Downtown Sacramento last Friday (6/28) in support of his “Scared To Start” single, now climbing inside the Top 10 on the Alternative chart. Check out the radio and records exposure on Alternative Photos.

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