Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Alt 92.1 host Johnny Popko launches own podcast, The Popko Project, about local music and more

EXCLUSIVE: Alt 92.1 host Johnny Popko launches own podcast, The Popko Project, about local music and more

When Scranton alternative rock radio station Alt 92.1 suddenly disappeared from the airwaves last month, many listeners were shocked and disappointed, but none more so than Johnny Popko, the host of Alt-Natives on Alt 92.1 and one of the most recognizable personalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania media. In nearly 17 years, Popko has been employed by […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton rock radio station Alt 92.1 disappears overnight, replaced with Christmas music

Scranton rock radio station Alt 92.1 disappears overnight, replaced with Christmas music

The slogan for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre radio station Alt 92.1 was “sounds different.” Today, it sounds very different as alternative rock is replaced with Christmas music for the foreseeable future. The website and social media pages for Alt 92.1 and its weekly local music showcase Alt-Natives on Alt 92.1 have been taken down, replaced with a Christmas […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Magic Giant throws a ‘Disaster Party’ at Alt 92.1 Private Artist Showcase in Scranton

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Magic Giant throws a ‘Disaster Party’ at Alt 92.1 Private Artist Showcase in Scranton

A few days after finishing up their co-headlining tour with American Authors and visiting Paste magazine’s studio in New York City to play a few stripped down songs, touring indie folk band Magic Giant stopped at the Alt 92.1 Radio Theater in the Scranton Times building on March 2 for another short acoustic set and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tom DeLonge postpones Angels & Airwaves show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, reschedules for May 26

Tom DeLonge postpones Angels & Airwaves show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, reschedules for May 26

From a press release: Multi-platinum rock supergroup Angels & Airwaves, which features former Blink-182 vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, has postponed their concert at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre planned for this Sunday, Jan. 19 due to illness. “Unfortunately, Tom has come down with a nasty upper respiratory infection and the upcoming Leg 2 of the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tom DeLonge brings Angels & Airwaves to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 19

Tom DeLonge brings Angels & Airwaves to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 19

­From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum rock supergroup Angels & Airwaves, which features former Blink-182 vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m., presented by local alternative radio station Alt 92.1. Tickets, which are $30 and $35 in advance or $35 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Australian indie pop band The Griswolds play free Alt 92.1 Private Artist Showcase in Scranton on Nov. 8

Australian indie pop band The Griswolds play free Alt 92.1 Private Artist Showcase in Scranton on Nov. 8

From a press release: It was announced today that Australian indie pop band The Griswolds will perform at the next Alt 92.1 Private Artist Showcase on Friday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. Held in the local alternative radio station’s Alt Radio Theater in the Scranton Times building (149 Penn Ave., Scranton), this intimate all-ages show […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Emerging alt pop rock duo Missio comes to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 8

Emerging alt pop rock duo Missio comes to Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 8

From a press release: It was announced today that alternative pop rock duo Missio, who are on the rise with catchy hit singles and an RCA Records deal, will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Presented by Scranton alternative radio station Alt 92.1 and DamnMillennial Promotions, fellow RCA recording artist Kulick […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Alternative singer/songwriter Meg Myers plays free Alt 92.1 Private Artist Showcase in Scranton on Aug. 19

Alternative singer/songwriter Meg Myers plays free Alt 92.1 Private Artist Showcase in Scranton on Aug. 19

From a press release: Local alternative radio station Alt 92.1 is bringing alternative rock singer/songwriter Meg Myers to downtown Scranton for its next Alt 92.1 Private Artist Showcase on Monday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. Held in the Alt Radio Theater in the Scranton Times building (149 Penn Ave., Scranton), this intimate all-ages show is […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Flora Cash, Kulick, and The Charming Beards at Stage West in Scranton, 03/08/19

PHOTOS: Flora Cash, Kulick, and The Charming Beards at Stage West in Scranton, 03/08/19

Alternative radio station Alt 92.1 brought husband-and-wife duo Flora Cash to Scranton for two very different live performances, starting with Stage West on Friday, March 8. The Swedish/American artists, known for their hit single “You’re Somebody Else,” headlined a night of indie, pop, alternative, and folk rock with RCA Records labelmate Kulick from West Penn […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Indie pop duo Flora Cash plays at Stage West in Scranton on March 8 before St. Patrick’s Parade appearance

Indie pop duo Flora Cash plays at Stage West in Scranton on March 8 before St. Patrick’s Parade appearance

From a press release: Before the husband-and-wife duo performs live on the Alt 92.1 float during the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 9, Swedish/American indie pop act Flora Cash, known for their hit single “You’re Somebody Else,” will play a full show at Stage West in Scranton on Friday, March 8 at 8 […]

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