(SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 -- BELMAR, NJ) This Monday, The Penguin Rocks will hold its annual Bruce Springsteen Day to celebrate the birthday of New Jersey's greatest rocker. From 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST), the online radio station will play songs from throughout Springsteen's career including covers by 100 artists. The station is available everywhere at http://www.ThePenguinRocks.com .
to special rules that apply to internet radio, setting up a day like
this is quite a challenge," explained Gary Wien, Program Director for
The Penguin Rocks. "It's something we started about five years ago that
has simply grown with each year. We've got famous covers by artists
like David Bowie and Manfred Mann alongside rarities by Frankie Goes To
Hollywood, the Pet Shop Boys, and Vampire Weekend. We've even got never
before heard songs given to us just for the show. Each year we search
the Internet for new songs to play. I think we're playing about 40
covers this year that we've never played before!"
Rocks is a labor of love for Gary Wien, a music journalist from the
Jersey Shore. While the station largely spins new indie rock and roll
from artists throughout the world, Wien hosts a daily one-hour show
called "Beyond the Palace" which is centered on music by artists from
New Jersey. In 2003, Wien's book by the same name because the first
comprehensive look at the history of rock and roll in Asbury Park.
Jersey has such a great music scene that I wanted to have a show that
put the spotlight on the Garden State," said Wien. "The station has the
support of artists and listeners from around the world and we're proud
to let them hear the sounds of our local artists each day. And, to me,
New Jersey's music scene always comes back to Bruce. We hope
Springsteen fans tune in at work and celebrate his birthday with us.
They're bound to hear incredible covers they've never heard before.
Whether we're spinning Springsteen himself or a cover, the day's music
will prove what an amazing songwriter he truly is."
About The Penguin
June, The Penguin celebrated its 6th anniversary as an online radio
station. Broadcasting out of his sunroom, located a few blocks from the
legendary 10th Avenue E Street which gave the E Street Band their name,
the station is a leader in playing alternative rock and roll. The
station plays a mix of rock, punk, Americana, folk, and country from a
playlist of new music created every two weeks by Wien. Artists are
encouraged to submit their songs to the station in mp3 form to firstname.lastname@example.org .
station's motto is "We don't follow the charts we make our own." In
addition to its regular playlist, the station features several original
and syndicated shows each week. Shows include: "Beyond the Palace"
hosted by Gary Wien, "Lazlo's Den" by Lazlo of Blowupradio.com , "Rock
'N Roll Gas Station" with Jim Testa, "Radio Show with dw dunphy", "Best
of British Unsigned", "Sideways With A Badger", "Deuce Radio Show",
"Classic Artists Today", and "Rock On Radio with Danny Coleman."
more information on the station, please visit the station's website at http://www.ThePenguinRocks.com or on Facebook and Twitter @thepenguinrocks.