NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes University hosts virtual talk with NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ host Terry Gross on April 25

Wilkes University hosts virtual talk with NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ host Terry Gross on April 25

From a press release: Terry Gross, National Public Radio’s award-winning host and co-executive producer of “Fresh Air,” will deliver the Wilkes University Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities on Sunday, April 25. The event begins at 3 p.m. and will broadcast at wilkes.edu/rosenn. The talk was originally scheduled to take place in April of […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton radio station Alt 92.1 has rebranded as Q92.1, playing ‘the ’90s and now’

Scranton radio station Alt 92.1 has rebranded as Q92.1, playing ‘the ’90s and now’

Today, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre radio station Alt 92.1 turned off the Christmas music and turned on the ’90s. On Nov. 4, NEPA Scene broke the news that Alt 92.1 made the sudden switch from alternative rock to 24/7 holiday music, indicating that a format switch was imminent. A new website and social media pages revealed this morning […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WXPN offers live and prerecorded Philly concerts online after cancellation of XPoNential Music Festival

WXPN offers live and prerecorded Philly concerts online after cancellation of XPoNential Music Festival

From a press release: Philadelphia public radio station WXPN 88.5 FM is producing a summer-long slate of special music programming, with some replacing the WXPN live music events that its members and listeners typically enjoy each summer but have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In place of its now-cancelled, annual three-day XPoNential Music […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Multi-platinum rockers Fuel play free Rock 107 Birthday Bash at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on April 8

Multi-platinum rockers Fuel play free Rock 107 Birthday Bash at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on April 8

From a press release: Today, Scranton classic rock radio station Rock 107 announced that Fuel, the multi-platinum rock band from Harrisburg known for hits like “Hemorrhage (In My Hands),” “Shimmer,” “Falls on Me,” “Bittersweet,” and “Bad Day,” will headline its annual Birthday Bash at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, April 8. In addition […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Metal band Ice Nine Kills plays free acoustic show at new Art Haus theater in Scranton on Nov. 24

Metal band Ice Nine Kills plays free acoustic show at new Art Haus theater in Scranton on Nov. 24

From a press release: It was announced today that Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X will bring Boston metal band Ice Nine Kills to the new Art Haus movie theater in downtown Scranton for a live unplugged show this Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. The “97.9X-Clusive Pop-Up” is free on a first-come, first-served basis. […]

 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

In memory of radio legend Harry West, WVIA airs ‘WARMLand’ documentary Oct. 3-4

In memory of radio legend Harry West, WVIA airs ‘WARMLand’ documentary Oct. 3-4

From a press release: VIA Public Media in Pittston will be airing a special rebroadcast of the WVIA original documentary “WARMLand Remembered” in remembrance of longtime WARM “The Mighty 590” radio personality Harry West, who passed away last Friday, Sept. 27 at the age of 89. The documentary will air this Thursday, Oct. 3 at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rock supergroup Saint Asonia plays free acoustic show at Magdon Music in Olyphant on Oct. 1

Rock supergroup Saint Asonia plays free acoustic show at Magdon Music in Olyphant on Oct. 1

From a press release: It was announced today that Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X will bring hard rock band Saint Asonia to Magdon Music in Olyphant for a live unplugged show on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at noon. The “97.9X-Clusive Pop-Up” is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so fans are encouraged […]

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